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Call for Directors for 2020-2021 Season at Cincinnati Music Theatre

cmt_logoCincinnati Music Theatre is in search of qualified directors for the 2020-21 season’s two Mainstage shows and three Studio Series shows.

Established in 1963, Cincinnati Music Theatre has a long and proud history of presenting popular, large-scale, award-winning musicals to enthusiastic audiences from across the Greater Cincinnati area.

CMT shows are large- or medium-scale, fully-produced musicals, presented in the Jarson-Kaplan Theatre at the Aronoff Center for the Arts.

The Studio Series is performed in a cabaret setting in the Aronoff’s Fifth Third Bank Theatre. The series allows directors, performers, and producers, both experienced and new, to acquaint themselves with Aronoff policies and to explore their own capabilities. Shows may be original or published works but should be appropriate for a cabaret-style performance; we are particularly interested in original cabarets and existing revues.

Cincinnati Music Theatre encourages the creation of original art. If an original revue or show is submitted, an arranger may be hired and paid a flat rate at the producer’s discretion, in lieu of paying grand rights.

The Studio Series is intended for cabaret, revue, and small-scale musicals with little or no costume, set or tech requirements, as there is no budget for sets or costumes. Performances should lend themselves to piano accompaniment or a small combo.

Interested directors should submit the following information:

  1. Name and contact information
  2. Theatrical experience and/or resume
  3. For each production you are interested in directing, please give the following:
    • Application for Mainstage or Studio Series?
    • Show title and creators
    • Licensing entity
    • Cast requirements
    • Production requirements (sets/costumes/props etc.)
    • Do you have staff or tech people you’ve asked (or plan to ask) to work on this production?
    • A brief synopsis or explanation of theme
    • Your vision for the production
    • What challenges do you see with this show? How do you plan to meet them?
    • Why is this show a good choice for CMT’s 2020-21 season?

Please send the above information by September 29, 2019 to VP Creative Kendra Struthers at

Finalists will be invited to present their show(s) to the Creative Committee and CMT board in October, 2019. If you are not available at the time selected, Kendra will present for you.

More information about CMT, including a list of past productions, can be found at our website (

Please note that CMT is an all-volunteer group, and there is no compensation for staff, actors, tech, or musicians.


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Cast Announced for A NEW BRAIN at Dare to Defy Productions

D2D_logoThe cast includes:

  • Bobby Mitchum as Gordon Michael Schwinn,
  • Brent Hoggatt as Roger Delli-Bovi,
  • Danielle Ruddy as Rhoda,
  • Abby Hoggatt as Nancy D/Waitress,
  • Lindsay Sherman as Mimi Schwinn,
  • Vanae Pate as Homeless Lady,
  • Brandon Leatherland as Mr. Bungee,
  • John Woll as Richard,
  • Zach King as Dr. Jafar Berensteiner &
  • Garrett Young as The Minister

Performances run Oct. 17-19 in the PNC Arts Annex in Dayton.

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Cast Announced for CHICAGO at Xavier University

XUT_logoThe cast includes:

  • Kelsey Schwarber as Roxie Hart
  • Ellie Deutsch as Velma Kelly
  • Caroline Marino as Matron “Mama” Morton
  • Dylan Van Camp as Mary Sunshine
  • Andy Girmann as Amos Hart
  • Max Carlson as Billy Flynn
  • Parker Culp as Court Clerk/Ensemble 1
  • Michael Rowlett as Judge/Ensemble 2
  • Julia Olinger as Mona/Ensemble 3
  • Ryan Whitford as Fogarty/Ensemble 4
  • Anthony Contreras as Aaron/Ensemble 5
  • Grant Zentmeyer as Martin Harrison/Ensemble 6
  • Carter Bechtol as Harry/Juror/Ensemble 7
  • Danielle Jacobs as Kitty/Ensemble 8
  • Jenna Treinen as Annie/Ensemble 9
  • Kertu Bell as June/Ensemble 10
  • Jackson Frazier as Fred Casely/Ensemble 11
  • Jo Dearman as Hunyak/Ensemble 12
  • Peyton Wright as Liez/Ensemble 13

Directed by Stephen Skiles, performances run Oct. 18-26.

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Cast Announced for DECISION HEIGHT at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGDayton Theatre Guild is pleased to announce the cast of DECISION HEIGHT by Meredith Dayna Levy.

The cast (in order of appearance):

  • Wendi Michael as Mrs. Deaton
  • Amanda Schrader as Virginia
  • Samantha Stark as Eddie
  • Carly Laurette Risenhoover-Peterson as Norma Jean
  • Heather Atkinson as Rosalie
  • Amy Leigh as Alice
  • Susie Gutierrez as Carol
  • Janell Blanks as Ziggie Lewis
  • Kat King as Mildred


DECISION HEIGHT tells the story of six Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (called WASPS) who flew aircraft during World War II. While they didn’t see combat, these ladies were responsible for transporting planes and pulling targets for live ammunition training, freeing the men for active duty after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The WASPS proved an important asset for the military, but have been largely forgotten in the history books. This play was the winner of the 2013 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

Directed by David Senatore
Produced by Kathy Mola

The show runs weekends Oct 11-27, 2019

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Cast Announced for COLE, AN ENTERTAINMENT at Loveland Stage Company

LSC_logoLoveland Stage Company has announced the cast for their 40th Anniversary production of COLE, AN ENTERTAINMENT.

The cast includes:

  • Cathy Alter
  • Kate Arnold
  • Susan Decatur
  • Izy Jones
  • Melinda Hubbard
  • John Masterson
  • Dave Marcus
  • Joshua Marcus
  • Raymond Smith
  • Mike Williams
  • Ann Barfels
  • Doug Decatur
  • Deb Giehl
  • Bobby Jo Swearingen
  • Missy Fram
  • Micheal Kiser
  • Norm Lewis
  • Susan Marcus
  • Sherry Michalak
  • Adam Peters
  • Donna Treinen
  • Phyllis Wene

Directed by Gregory Carl Smith, with orchestra direction by John Nixon, choreography by Marjory Clegg and produced by Pat Furterer and K Buckler, COLE, AN ENTERTAINMENT runs Nov. 1-17.

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