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INTO THE WOODS JR. Runs Sept. 14-30

THT_Into the Woods Jr logoINTO THE WOODS JR.
Town Hall Theatre
Sept. 14-30
[Centerville]

Official cast list |

The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

  • Fri, Sept. 14 at 7pm
  • Sat-Sun, Sept. 15*-16 at 3pm
  • Fri, Sept. 21 at 7pm
  • Sat, Sept. 22 at 3pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Sept. 23 at 3pm
  • Fri, Sept. 28 at 7pm
  • Sat,-Sun, Sept. 29*-30 at 3pm
    *optional pre-show party available.

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Male High School Students Needed for SISTER ACT at Mount Notre Dame Theatre

MND_logoSISTER ACT
November 30th, December 1st, 2nd  and December 6th, 7th, 8th

The MNDT Fall Show is open to MND Students and male High School students throughout the tri state area.

If you are currently enrolled in High School then you are eligible to audition for this production.

AUDITIONS

  • Wednesday August 29th, 3:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Thursday August 30th, 3:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Friday August 31st, 3:30pm to 6:30pm

If callbacks are necessary, they will be held after auditions on Friday August 31st.

Auditions are held at MND:  711 E. Columbia Ave. Reading, OH 45215

To Sign Up for Auditions please click the link and sign up for a specific day:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054DA8A829A6F49-mndt

For more information concerning auditions please email the Artistic Director, Kyle Imbronyev atkimbronyev@mndhs.org

PREPARE
Please prepare a 60 second Comedic Monologue and 32 bars of a comedic Musical Theatre piece.

You must supply the sheet music for your audition. An accompanist will be provided. No tracks or acapella singing will be accepted.

Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday 3:30pm to 6:30pm, and Saturday 3:30pm to 5:30pm. We ask that all conflicts are presented at the auditions.

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Playhouse Fall Acting Classes For Children Now on Sale

PIP_Kids1Classes geared for ages 3-14

CINCINNATI—Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s fall acting classes are now on sale for young persons ages 3-14. Participants who register by Aug. 22 receive a $20 discount with code LRN2018; final registration deadline is Sept. 7. Classes take place at the Playhouse in Mount Adams: 962 Mt Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Designed to build confidence, strengthen communication skills and develop a sense of ensemble and community, the programs focus on individual and collective skill development in a fun and supportive environment.

“At the Playhouse, we believe everyone has a voice,” says Daunielle Rasmussen, director of education and community engagement. “No acting experience is required or expected for our programs.”

Details for each class, including fees and dates, are below. Register at cincyplay.com or call 513-421-3888.

FALL CLASS SCHEDULE

CAMPFIRE STORIES
Saturdays, Sept. 8 to Oct. 27 | Tuition: $95*
Pre-kindergarten | 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Gather ‘round the campfire and listen to our tale! Using acting-based techniques, work as a group to bring exciting adventure stories to life. Nibble on s’mores, build a campsite and meet big brown bears!

SPY SQUAD
Saturdays, Sept. 8 to Oct. 27 | Tuition: $140*
Kindergarten through second grade | 10:40 – 11:25 a.m.

Our spy agency is recruiting and we need you to help us complete our mission! Flex your acting muscles and crack codes, dodge laser traps and go undercover. Do you have what it takes to be the next great spy?

MYSTERY & MAYHEM (Grades 3-5)
Saturdays, Sept. 8 to Oct. 27 | Tuition: $155*
Third through fifth grades | 11:35 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Ghouls and goblins are causing mystery and mayhem! Put your sleuthing (and acting) skills to the test by following a trail of clues and solving tricky mysteries. Will you help us restore order to the world?

MYSTERY & MAYHEM (Grade 6-8)
Saturdays, Sept. 8 to Oct. 27 | Tuition: $155*
Sixth through eighth grades | 9 – 9:50 a.m.

Ghouls and goblins are causing mystery and mayhem! Put your sleuthing (and acting) skills to the test by following a trail of clues and solving tricky mysteries. Will you help us restore order to the world?

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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*Each child acting class tuition includes a $25, non-refundable registration fee. Cancellations prior to the first day of class will be honored with a refund, minus the $25 non-refundable registration fee. Cancellations after the first class will receive a refund, minus a pro-rate for the first class and the $25 non-refundable registration fee. There will be no refunds given after the second class.

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Auditions Announced for Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS and SLEEPING BEAUTY at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

TCTC_new logoThe Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) is holding auditions in August for the last two MainStage productions of the 18-19 season!

All roles are paid positions. All roles are open to all ethnicities. Upon audition registration, you may indicate which shows you would like to be considered for this season. Auditions are by appointment only.

You only need ONE audition appointment even if you are interested in both productions.

Visit www.thechildrenstheatre.com to sign-up for an audition appointment.

Children ages 9-17 and adults 18+ may make an audition appointment.

Appointments can be made for:

  • Monday, August 20, 2018 between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018 between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM
  • August 23, 2018 between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM

You may be asked to return and attend a “movement callback” on the day of your audition, which will take place from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

JUNGLE BOOK callbacks will take place on Saturday, August 25, 10:30AM – 1:30PM

SLEEPING BEAUTY callbacks will take place on Sunday, August 26, 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Auditions and Callbacks are held at TCT’s headquarters located at: 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati OH 45227.

For information concerning auditions call Eric Byrd at 513-569-8080 ext. 21 or email eric.byrd@tctcincinnati.com. Visit www.thechildrenstheatre.com to sign-up for an audition appointment.

PREPARE

Please prepare one memorized song that best shows your vocal range. (1 minute max).  The song must be an age appropriate.  Remember to have your PIANO SHEET MUSIC, as we will NOT be auditioning your a cappella skills. An accompanist will be provided. Your sheet music MUST have the piano part, not just the vocal line, and music should be in a 3-ring binder with the cut CLEARLY marked for the accompanist.

You only need a song. You do NOT need to prepare a monologue.

You may be asked to show your dance ability later in the evening. Please bring attire with you to change into in case we ask you to return.

You must bring a RECENT 8×10 headshot and UPDATED performance resume.  Even if you upload to the audition website, a hardcopy of your headshot and resume is required.

Plan to arrive at least 10-15 minutes ahead of your appointment to check/correct previously submitted paperwork. If we are ahead of schedule, we may audition you early.

Due to concentrated rehearsal periods, we ask that you do not have conflicts during rehearsals. In an effort to best facilitate all rehearsal times, all those auditioning will be asked to list all conflicts at the time of the audition.  Conflicts will result in a stipend adjustment. Please take note of when rehearsals begin, the day and evening tech and performance schedule, and bring your calendar with you to the audition.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTIONS

DISNEY’S THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS is based on the classic Disney musical film with standard vocal requirements.

SLEEPING BEAUTY is a world-premiere rock musical.

DISNEY’S THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS

Directed by: Roderick Justice

Choreographed by: Paula Rakestraw and Anupa Mirle

Rehearsals: January 12 – February 9, 2019

Tech Rehearsals: February 13 – 15, 2019

Performances:  February 16 – 25, 2019

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING:

MOWGLI: Young Male, Portrays 9-10 years old. A joyful and curious natured boy raised by wolves. Must be able to carry the show and captivate the audience. Loveable but must be a bit feisty. Actor, Singer, Dancer

BAGHERRA: Adult Male or Female. A wise panther who is physically agile and uninhibited. The actor should also be able to lift the actor who plays Mowgli. Bagheera is like an older brother or sister to Mowgli. Actor, Singer, Dancer.

BALOO: Adult Male or Female. Baloo the bear is exuberant with a great natural talent for comic timing, as the comedic relief in the story. Must be able to  lift the actor who plays Mowgli. Actor, Singer, Dancer.

KAA: Adult Male or Female. Kaa, the snake is a threat to Mowgli’s journey out of the jungle. Puppetry skills are a plussss. Alto/Tenor

SHERE KAHN: Adult Male. Shere Khan, the tiger, is King of the Jungle. He is the villain the audience loves to hate. Actor, Singer, Dancer. A Strong Rich Bari-Bass sound.

COLONEL HATHI: Adult Male. Colonel Hathi, the elephant, is in charge of the elephant brigade. but is also a little forgetful. He is good at giving commands but doesn’t really understand what’s going on around him. Actor/Singer

BABY ELEPHANT: Young Child 9-10 years old (Mowgli Understudy). Cute Character voice. Actor, Singer, Dancer.

KING LOUIE: Adult Male. King Louie is King of the Monkeys. A cool, hip, and swingin’ kinda guy! Singer Dancer and Actor with strong comedic timing.  Baritone.

SHANTI: Young Female Portrays 9-11 years old (Baby Elephant Understudy) Shanti is the girl who takes Mowgli to the village at the end of the story. She is hiding in the jungle the entire time. She should exude sweetness and kindness, but have a natural ability to command the audience’s attention as she tells much of the story. Flight experience a plus. Must not be afraid of heights.

ENSEMBLE: Adults and Teens Snake Puppeteers, Monkeys, Vultures, Elephants, Jungle Chorus. Strong Dancers and Singers. Tumblers and Percussionists are also encouraged to audition.  Indian Dance experience a plus. 

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Directed by: Ken Jones

Music Direction: Jamey Strawn

Written By: Ken Jones, Jamey Strawn, and Christine Jones

Choreographed by: Eric Byrd

Rehearsals: March 23 – April 19, 2019

Tech Rehearsals: April 24 – 26, 2019

Performances:  April 27 – May 6, 2019

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING:

NARRATOR/ BISHOP: Adult male. The actor should be adept at physical comedy.

KING CHARLES:  Adult male. King Charles is a kind and warm ruler of the Kingdom. He has a fascination with “modern” technology. Actor, singer (Baritone)

QUEEN GENEVIEVE: Adult female. The Queen cares for everyone. She is especially protective of the Princesses. Actor, Singer (Mezzo)

BRINHILDA: Adult or Teen Female. The Fairy Godmother of Princess Snow White. Also plays Snow White. Actor, Singer, Dancer (Belt/Mixer)

GRINHILDA: Adult or Teen Female. The Fairy Godmother of the Little Mermaid. Also plays the Little Mermaid. Actor, Singer, Dancer (Belter)

DRINHILDA: Adult or Teen Female. The Fairy Godmother of Princess Rapunzel. Also plays Rapunzel. Actor, Singer, Dancer (Mixer)

PRINHILDA: Adult or Teen Female. The Fairy Godmother of Princess Gerda (Snow Queen). Also plays Gerda. Actor, Singer, Dancer (Belt/Mixer)

TRINHILDA: Adult or Teen Female. The Fairy Godmother of Princess Cinderella. Also plays Cinderella. Actor, Singer, Dancer (Mixer)

MAGNILDA: Adult Female. The Fairy Godmother of Princess Aurora. She becomes the Evil Fairy’s Maleficent. Actor, Singer. Must have ability to sing a Rock and Roll style. (Belter – Rock Riff)

AURORA: Adult or Teen Female. She is strong, smart, and independent. She is Sleeping Beauty. Actor, Singer, Dancer. (High Belt, Strong Mixer)

PRINCE PHILLIP: Adult or Teen male. Kooky, funny, disheveled. Actor, Singer, Dancer (Tenor)

(The following Princes are stereotypical Princes…) (3 Baritones, 2 Tenors)

Prince EDWARD: (also Nobleman 1, Witch’s Guard) Strong, handsome and clueless. A Singer, Dancer, and Actor with strong comedic timing.

Prince FREDERICK: (also Nobleman 2, Witch’s Guard) Strong, handsome and clueless.  A Singer, Dancer, and Actor with strong comedic timing.

Prince WILLIAM: (also Attendant, Dragon Puppeteer) Strong, handsome and clueless. A Singer, Dancer, and Actor with strong comedic timing.

Prince CHRISTOPHER: (also Attendant, Dragon Puppeteer) Strong, handsome and clueless. A Singer, Dancer, and Actor with strong comedic timing.

Prince CHARMING: (also Attendant, Dragon Puppeteer) Strong, handsome and clueless. A Singer, Dancer, and Actor with strong comedic timing.

ENSEMBLE: Young males and females. 10 and up. Puppeteers and scenic movers. Strong Dancers and Singers. Understudies many characters.

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Auditions Announced for THE CHRISTMAS JOURNEY at Tri-County Assembly of God

TCA_The Christmas Journey logoTCA WorshipArts announces auditions for THE CHRISTMAS JOURNEY, a TCA original.

Audition Dates:

  • Sunday, August 5th       1:30pm-3:00pm
  • Saturday, August 18th   10am-11:30am
  • Sunday, August 19th      1:30pm-3:00pm

Tri County Assembly of God
7350 Dixie HWy
Fairfield, OH 45014
In Room J on the lower level.

Directed by Tiffany Adamson

We are excited to announce auditions for the second annual performance of the TCA original, THE CHRISTMAS JOURNEY. THE CHRISTMAS JOURNEY gives the audience a closer look at the people we often hear about leading up to the birth of Jesus, but never get to know deeper.  By experiencing a bit of their different encounters, we will get to see more of the role they played, how they were affected, and what it might have been like to be one of those key figures as they went on the journey of a lifetime to the birth of the Messiah!

Auditions will consist of a cold read from the script.  Please also come with a clean one minute monologue of your choice.  Those auditioning for a singing role, please also come with your character’s song prepared for the vocal audition. Come prepared to audition with the track.  For your audition track, please contact Tiffany Adamson tiffshif@hotmail.com. Roles listed with an asterisk* require singing. Soldiers and Townspeople are nonspeaking, but require some singing. All other roles are speaking.

Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent with them at the audition to read over and sign the audition form.  Those who are 18 but still in high school will still need a parent to be with them.  Thank you! 

Cast:

  • Mother- late 20s to mid 40s
  • Child- age 6-10, please note this role has a lot of lines
  • *Joseph- age 18-30 *This role involves spoken word*(coaching provided)
  • *Mary- age 17-25 **This role involves spoken word** (coaching provided)
  • Innkeeperage 40+
  • Innkeeper’s wife- age 40+
  • *King Herod- age  40+
  • *King Herod’s Servant- age 18+
  • *Roman Soldier 1age 18+
  • *Roman Soldier 2age 18+
  • *Roman Soldier 3age 18+
  • *Roman Soldier 4 – age 18+
  • *Roman Soldier 5age 18+
  • *Roman Soldier 6age 18+
  • Melchoir (magi/wise man)- age 40+
  • Balthasar (magi/wise man)- age 40+
  • Caspar (magi/wise man)- age 30+
  • Caspar’s wife- age 30+
  • Caspar’s child- age 8-12
  • Shepherd 1 age 30+
  • Shepherd 2age 30+
  • Shepherd 3 – age 18+
  • *Townspeople- While we are looking to cast mostly 18+ for townspeople ALL AGES are welcome and encourage to audition. *only some townspeople will sing*
  • Dancers- precast

All roles are open to all ethnicities. If you are interested in a specific role, but feel you might not be the right age, please still audition.

Rehearsals: Monday evenings 6:30-9pm in the main TCA sanctuary, beginning Sept 10th, with Informational Meeting and Read Through on Monday, August 27th.

Performances: Friday, December 14th at 7pm, Saturday, December 15th at 4:30pm, Sunday, December 16th during the morning service 10am

Signing up for auditions beforehand is not required, but certainly encouraged.  To sign up, or if you have questions, contact Tiffany Adamson at tiffshif@hotmail.com.

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