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A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Runs Dec. 15-18

SCCT_Charlie Brown 2022A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
Sinclair Community College Theatre
Dec. 15-18
[Dayton]

The popular holiday classic based on the TV special unites Charlie, Snoopy, Lucy and the gang as they explore the true meaning of Christmas. All ages.

  • Thu-Fri, Dec. 15-16 at Noon
  • Sat-Sun, Dec. 17-18 at 2pm & 4pm

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THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER Runs Dec. 9-10

CPAM_The Best Christmas Pageant Ever logoTHE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
Children’s Performing Arts of Miamisburg
Dec. 9-10
Parkview United Methodist Church [Miamisburg]

Kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

  • Fri, Dec, 9 at 6:30pm
  • Sat, Dec. 10 at 2:30pm & 6:30pm

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THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER the Musical Runs Dec. 8-11

IA_Best Christmas Pageant Ever logoTHE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER the Musical
Inspiring Arts
Dec. 8-11
Fellowship Baptist Church [Maineville]

Official cast lists (scroll down)

The six Herdman children truly are the worst kids in the history of the entire world. They lie and they cheat, they steal lunches, bully other kids, and even smoke big smelly cigars. The only Herdman-free spot in town is church… until Charli Bradley gets pushed too far and exaggerates the glories of Sunday School. The Herdmans show up at church the next Sunday in search of free snacks and walk right into casting for the annual Christmas pageant. They take all the lead roles, and Charli’s mom, Grace, has to find a way to get the out-of-control pageant on stage. With an angel of the Lord more action hero than holy messenger, wise men choosing practical gifts over their Biblical counterparts, and a baby Jesus with gas, this year’s pageant is shaping up to be anything but traditional. But just maybe, a reimagined pageant will help the town see the Christmas story with new eyes.

  • Thu-Fri, Dec. 8-9 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Dec. 10 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Dec. 11 at 2:30pm & 6pm

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Irving Berlin’s HOLIDAY INN Runs Dec. 8-11

RISEUP_Holiday InnIrving Berlin’s HOLIDAY INN
Rise Up Performing Arts
Dec. 8-11
Sorg Opera House [Middletown]

In this musical, based on the beloved Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire film, Jim Hardy leaves behind the hustle and bustle of showbiz for a quiet life on a Connecticut farm. Jim’s agrarian efforts are a flop, but things start looking up when he falls for a talented schoolteacher, and together they infuse their sleepy rural setting with some Broadway razzle-dazzle. This heartwarming, toe-tapping production features more than 20 classic songs from the Berlin catalog, including “Easter Parade,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Steppin’ Out with My Baby,” and “White Christmas.”

  • Thu-Fri, Dec. 8-9 at 7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 10 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 11 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Rise Up Performing Arts

RUPA_logoRise Up Performing Arts
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Younger kids 7-10 will be placed in the show and a pre-show prologue.

Please bring a completed audition form.  We will also have these forms available at auditions. Headshots are no longer required.

AUDITION Forms (riseupperformingarts.com)

Please prepare a 1 minute musical theatre style song.  Please use an accompaniment track, without vocals. There will be a bluethooth speaker connection for phones and mp3 players. Please have music cued up to where your singing will begin. There will also be a dance audition.

Auditions are by appointment. Walk-ins will be seen as time allows.
Reserve an audition slot at www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054faca828a64-catch

Auditions: Monday, December 12, 6:00-9:00 & Tuesday, December 13th, 6:00-9:00

Video auditions will be accepted and must be recieved by end of day Monday, December 12th.
Callbacks: Wednesday, December 14th, 6:00-9:00
(If called back, you will be given a more specific time).

Rehearsals: Mondays & Thursdays 6:00-9:00  Sundays 4:00-7:00

Audition & Rehearsal Location: Rise Up Performing Arts, 228 Court St, Hamilton, OH 45011

Production dates: March 2-5

Performance Venue: Sorg Opera House, 63 S Main St, Middletown, OH 45044

ROLES AVAILABLE

  • Frank Abagnale, Sr.
    Frank Jr.’s father. He is an inspiration when it comes to swindling. Upbeat and fast-talking, he undergoes a series of progressive failures that leaves him a miserable drunk.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 45 to 65
    Vocal range top: G#4 Vocal range bottom: F2
  • Paula Abagnale
    Frank Jr.’s gorgeous mother. She met Frank Sr. in France, during the war, but has fallen out of love. Caring and loving, with an underlying resentment toward her husband and son.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 45 to 60
    Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Brenda Strong
    A young nurse and Frank Jr.’s eventual love interest. Hard-working and initially insecure, she meets Frank Jr. after running away from a wedding. Comes to trust him but his true identity clouds her feelings.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 20 to 30
    Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Carol Strong
    Brenda’s traditional mother. She is talkative and boisterous.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 45 to 60
    Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3
  • Roger Strong
    Brenda’s conservative father. He is stern and interrogatory, but reveals himself to be deeply romantic.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 50 to 60
    Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: A2

Featured Roles

  • Agent Cod
    Gender: Male
  • Agent Dollar
    Gender: Male
  • Agent Branton
    Gender: Male
  • Cheryl Ann
    Gender: Female
  • ENSEMBLE

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