Monthly Archives: January 2023

Cast Announced for KINKY BOOTS at Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT_logoCincinnati Music Theatre is excited to finally announce the cast and crew of our upcoming main stage production of  KINKY BOOTS.

  • Charlie Price: Robert Breslin IV
  • Lola/Simon: Garrett Klaas
  • Don: Jamie Sivrais
  • Lauren: Rebecca Wall
  • Nicola: Sarah Gidley
  • Pat: Mary Vosseberg
  • Trish: Laura Petracco
  • George: JM Durnil
  • Harry/Ensemble: Garry Zink
  • Mr. Price/Ensemble: Dana Kisor
  • Young Lola: El Sulcer
  • Young Charlie: Paul Hahn
  • The Angels: Brian Anderson, Kyle Fisher, Max Mason, Brett Parr, Michael Phillips & Daniel Uetrecht
  • The Ensemble: Tosha Gibson, Nate Huitger, Hannah Johnson, Chelsea Patterson, Alex Shaw, Elizabeth Travnik

Production Team:

  • Director/Co-Producer- Aubrey E. Wilson
  • Assistant Director- Ariel Mary Ann
  • Co-Producer- Chelsey Ross
  • Choreographer- Jules Breslin
  • Vocal Director- Madelaine Wilkerson
  • Music Director- Charles Wilhelm
  • Drag Consultant- Mirelle Jane Divine
  • Drag Consultant- Brooklyn Steele-Tate

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2023-2024 Season Announced by Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGTHE DAYTON THEATRE GUILD IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE 2023-2024 SEASON

*(We’re doing things a little differently this year and announcing our shows without directors attached. We want to hear from any potential directors who may be interested in directing for us. Please see information following this list if you’re interested in directing.)

And Now Here’s Our Exciting Season:

RADIO GOLF
by August Wilson
Production dates: Aug 25-Sept 10, 2023
Auditions: June TBD

August Wilson’s RADIO GOLF follows a black man named Harmond Wilks on his quest to revive his childhood neighborhood and become the first black mayor of Pittsburgh. He finds himself on the verge of the business breakthrough of a lifetime, but the arrival of an unexpected visitor and surprising news leads Harmond to choose between his personal aspirations and his integrity. With humor and courage,ˇthis play challenges the steep price “progress” can exact upon the soul.


WEDNESDAY’S CHILD
by Mark St. Germain
Production dates: Nov 3-Nov 19, 2023
Auditions: August 28 & 29, 2023

WEDNESDAY’S CHILD is a fast-paced thriller, murder mystery, and more. Susan and Martin Merrit are unable to have a child on their own, so they hire Becca Connor to serve as a surrogate. When Becca is found dead, a police investigation explodes the lives of everyone who knew her. As Detectives Valez and Dixon begin to put the pieces together, secrets surface, alibis weaken, and lies are uncovered. This dramatic play explores motherhood, passion, and that thin line between right and wrong.


TRUE WEST
by Sam Shepard
Production dates: Jan 12-28, 2024
Auditions: January 15 & 16, 2024

This Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony-nominated play examines the relationship between two estranged brothers. It is set in the kitchen of their mother’s home in the desert, 40 miles east of Los Angeles. Austin, a screenwriter and achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer. Lee is a demented petty thief who drops in and pitches his own idea for a movie to the producer. Sal then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee’s trashy Western tale.


FLIGHT OF THE LAWNCHAIR MAN
Book by Peter Ullian
Music & Lyrics by Robert Lindsey-Nassif
*Based on a concept by Robert Lindsey-Nassif
Production dates: Mar 22-Apr 7, 2024
Auditions: March 25 & 26, 2024

Jerry Gorman is a regular guy from Passaic, New Jersey, who just got promoted to Snack Bar Manager at Wal-Mart. But what he really wants to do is fly.ˇWhile the neighbors think he’s nuts, and his mother disapproves, his girlfriend Gracie believes in him and encourages him to follow his dream. Jerry soars to 16,000 feet with nothing but a lawnchair and 400 helium balloons. Loosely based on a true story, FLIGHT OF THE LAWNCHAIR MAN is a musical that inspires hope, and reminds us that dreams can come true if you believe in yourself.


SUPERIOR DONUTS
by Tracey Letts
Production dates: June 7-23, 2024
Auditions: March 25 & 26, 2024

Arthur Przybyszewski, a former 1960’s radical, owns a rundown donut shop in Chicago’s Uptown. His only employee, an energetic but troubled young African American assistant, Franco, wants to update the establishment with lively music and healthy menu options. The writing is on the wall that things are going to change — maybe even for the better. SUPERIOR DONUTS explores the challenges of embracing the past, and the redemptive power of friendship.


If you’re interested in directing any of these shows, please complete a Google form at
https://forms.gle/yxUiTqrerrrqKsNa6

If you have any questions, please email us at dtgdirectors@daytontheatreguild.org.
The deadline for submitting your interest is Thursday, February 16 at 5pm.

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WHO DUN DID IT AT THE CARNIVAL? Runs Feb. 24-25

PLOTT_Who Dun Did It At the CarnivalWHO DUN DID IT AT THE CARNIVAL?
P.L.O.T.T. Performers
Feb. 24-25
The Schoolhouse Restaurant [Camp Dennison]

The Dingaling Sisters’ Carnival has been drawing happy visitors for many years by performing hap-hazard entertainment instead of sticking to real carnival expectations.  The carnival has always dared to be different with its unusual side-show attractions.  Why fix something that isn’t broken? Some may try to do so, but out with the old and in with the new doesn’t work here. Please note that this is a improvised show and we have no idea what will be said.  We will keep the show PG-13 and we will ask the participants to do so as well.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 24-25 at 7pm

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PRINCESS AND FROG Runs Feb. 18-27

TCT_Princess and FrogPRINCESS AND FROG
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Feb. 18-27
Taft Theatre [Downtown]

Stage Direction and Choreography by Maddie Burgoon Jones
Concept Director and Artistic Director, Roderick Justice
Music Direction by Jason Alexander Holmes

Cast: Christian Arias  as Croaker, Ranease Brown as Princess Acrimonia, Arianna Catalano as Lady Adella/Disco Diva, Josh Galloway as Royal Page, Henry Howland as Fritz, Ashley Morton as Lady Isabella/Disco Diva, Gabriel Kanai Nakata as Fred, Greg Nelson as King Arnold, Spring Starr Pillow as Queen Helena, Madeline Stern as Lady Carmella, Disco Diva & Kavan Vadivelu* as Frank
Ensemble: Brinley Culver*, Issiah Current*, Kristen Das, Ryleigh Doss*, Griffin Hatfield*, Noah Jeffreys, Ethan Kuchta, Elli Maddock*, Chelsea Russell, Kate Stark & Keya Vadivelu* 

When a beautiful, but spoiled, princess throws her new golden ball down the palace garden well, she encounters an enchanted prince-turned frog, whose only hope at breaking his curse and turning back into a human is to be invited for dinner. Oh… and to be kissed on the nose by a princess. But this frog prince isn’t the only one under an enchanted curse. With the help of his amphibi-friends, the two form an unlikely bond by teaching each other the importance of self-discovery, friendship, and standing up to bad influence. This fresh new musical adaptation will have you croaking the showtunes all the way home!

Please note: Princess & Frog was adapted from Croaker – The Frog Prince Musical which is based on The Frog Prince fairy tale, not the Disney animated movie.

  • Sat, Feb. 18 at 2pm & 5pm
  • Sun, Feb. 19 at 2pm
  • Fri, Feb. 24 at 7pm
  • Sat, Feb. 25 at 11am & 2pm
  • Sun, Feb. 26 at 2pm

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2023-2024 Season Announced by The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts

CCPACovedale Center for the Performing Arts
2023 – 2024 Marquee Subscription Season

BRIGHT STAR
September 7 – October 1, 2023
Music, Book & Story: Steve Martin
Music, Lyrics & Story: Edie Brickell
Featuring the Tony®-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s BRIGHT STAR tells a true tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, they set out to understand her past—and find the power to transform both their lives. With beautiful melodies and powerful characters, BRIGHT STAR is refreshingly genuine and daringly hopeful.

FREAKY FRIDAY
October 12 – November 5, 2023
Book By Bridget Carpenter
Music By Tom Kitt
Lyrics By Brian Yorkey
Based on the Novel Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers and the Disney films.
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right! FREAKY FRIDAY is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on a hilarious, modern American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, and realize the immeasurable love that bonds a mother and daughter. With great songs like, “One More Day”, “Parents Lie!” and “No More Fear”, FREAKY FRIDAY will make you laugh till you cry and maybe, cry till you laugh!

WHITE CHRISTMAS
Nov. 30 – Dec. 23, 2023
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Based upon the Paramount Pictures Film written for the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank.

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “The Best Things Happen When Your Dancing,” “Count Your Blessings,” “Snow and the perennial classic, WHITE CHRISTMAS!

WAIT UNTIL DARK
January 25 – February 18, 2024
By Frederick Knott. Adapted by Jeffery Hatcher

Forty-seven years after WAIT UNTIL DARK premiered on Broadway, Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted Frederick Knott’s 1966 original, giving it even more menace and suspense! In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion.

THE PRODUCERS!
March 14 – April 7, 2024
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan.
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks.

Mel Brooks’ classic-cult-comedy-Broadway-musical comes to the Covedale! Our 2015 production sold out in hours, leaving many laugh-hungry patrons unable to see the show! Now it’s back! Come giggle and cheer as a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant try to produce the biggest flop in history, bilking their backers out of millions of dollars! Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! With a slew of gloriously outrageous songs like “Springtime For Hitler”, “Prisoners of Love” and “I Wanna Be a Producer”, the show skewers Broadway while setting the standard for in-your-face-humor. At the core of this insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends, making for a truly boffo show, that won a record twelve Tony Awards.

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