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A CHRISTMAS CAROL Runs Nov. 21-Dec. 29

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The ghost of Jacob Marley (Gregory Procaccino) appears to a terrified yet skeptical Ebenezer Scrooge (Bruce Cromer) . Photo by Sandy Underwood.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Nov. 21-Dec. 29
Marx Theatre [Eden Park]

Directed by Michael Evan Haney

Cast: Bruce Cromer as Ebenezer Scrooge

The Playhouse’s version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL combines faithful storytelling with spellbinding stage magic to bring to life its familiar story of a sinner given one last chance at redemption by four persuasive ghosts. Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a miraculous Christmas Eve transformation as he views with new eyes his past, present and the possibilities of the future. As he witnesses all those who have improved his life — his first love Belle, his kindhearted employer Fezziwig, his nephew Fred and his heartily abused clerk Bob Cratchit — he realizes that it’s never too late to change his miserly ways. A Christmas Carol’s heartwarming message, hundreds of costumes and thrilling special effects help to make the show one of the Playhouse’s most popular productions each year. Advisory: A CHRISTMAS CAROL is suitable for all general audiences, including children ages 5 and older. Due to the full-length nature of the show, children younger than 5 cannot be admitted. Please contact the Box Office if you have questions or require additional information.

  • In preview, Wed, Nov. 21 at 7pm. Tickets begin at $25.
  • Fri, Nov. 23 at 7pm
  • Sat, Nov. 24 at 2pm  &7pm
  • Sun, Nov. 24 at 2pm
  • Fri-Nov. 30 at 7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 1 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 2 at 2pm
  • Thu-Fri, Dec. 6-7 at 7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 8 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 9 at 2pm
  • Thu-Fri, Dec. 13-14 at 7pm
  • Sat-Sun, Dec. 15-16 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Fri, Dec. 18-21 at 7pm
  • Sat-Sun, Dec. 22-23 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Wed-Fri, Dec. 26-28 at 7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 29 at 2pm & 7pm

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Auditions Announced for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at La Comedia Dinner Theatre

LAC_logoLa Comedia Dinner Theatre in Springboro, Ohio, is holding auditions for its upcoming production, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, Ohio.

SEEKING:

  • 9:00 AM – CHILDREN: Ages 7-14 years old for a Children’s Chorus. The children will be double cast.
  • 10:00 AM – ADULTS: Strong musical theatre performers for all principal and ensemble roles. Be prepared to dance if asked.

All adults and children should prepare 16 bars of music.
Please provide a current headshot and resume.
Director/Choreographer is Chris Beiser.

Rehearsals begin Feb 4, 2019. Performances Feb 21 – April 14, 2019.

Questions call Kris Byerly 937.746.4554 ext. 241
Non-Equity.

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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Presents THE LEGEND OF POCAHONTAS on the Showtime Stage

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Rosvic Siason as Pocahontas.

This November, witness a special 45-minute performance of THE LEGEND OF POCAHONTAS presented by TCT On Tour, the touring division of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, on the Ralph & Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage on Red Bank Road.

Do you know the myth, the legend, or the truth? This original musical follows the true story of Pocahontas and how she became an international symbol of peace. Combining history and storytelling with music, follow the truthful account of Pocahontas as she grows from being a curious and brave child to one of the most respected and treasured women in history.

This production was written by Jon Lorenz with orchestrations by 3-time Grammy nominee, Hank Feldman.  TCT’s own Producing Artistic Director, Roderick Justice, directed the production.

Ideal for children in grades 3-12.  Showtimes are:

  • Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A question-and-answer session with the cast follows every show.

Tickets are $13 each (plus service fees) and are available exclusively through ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.  Tickets available now.

The show will be performed on the Ralph and Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage, 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH  45227.  Only 152 seats are available for each performance.

The 4-person cast includes members of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Resident Artist Company.  Rosvic Siason plays Pocahontas.  Joey Logan, Ryan Chavez Richmond and Maddie Sensenstein play many different characters throughout the life of Pocahontas.

TCT On Tour is bringing the production of THE LEGEND OF POCAHONTAS to schools and venues around the Tri-State and throughout the region from September 10 through November 4.  If you’re interested in booking, please contact Violet Rae Webster at 513-569-8080 x20 or by emailing violet.webster@tctcincinnati.com.

Don’t miss our brand-new Podcast, Audio Footlights. Hosted by Producing Artistic Director, Roderick Justice, listeners will get to know the actor playing Pocahontas, Rosvic Siason. This podcast is designed to look at the shows we produce, and to ignite, impact and inspire all of our young listeners to have a lifelong love of theatre. Flex your imagination and join us!

This free TCT Podcast runs about 8 minutes, and is currently available on iTunes as well as Stitcher, SoundCloud, GooglePlay, TuneIn and Spotify!

Here’s a link to SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/tctcincinnati/audio-footlights-the-legend-of-pocahontas-edition

TCT On Tour is sponsored by Macy’s, PNC and Mercy Health Foundation.  The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is supported by the Ohio Arts Council and the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

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Auditions Announced for JANE EYRE at Inspiring Arts

IA_logoAuditions for JANE EYRE are open to junior high and high school students. 9-12 year old girls will be considered for Young Jane, Adele, and Lowood students.

​Auditions
Auditions will be held on November 26-27 from 5:40-7:40pm

Life Church
8480 Cincinnati Columbus Rd.
West Chester Township, Ohio 45069

Callback list will be posted online on November 28, and callbacks will be November 30-December 1.

Click to our audition website ​and fill out the online form. Please make sure your conflicts are ​complete and specific!

Rehearsals begin in early December.

You may be scheduled for rehearsal:
Monday/Tuesday, Thursday after 4pm
Saturday between 12:00p-4:00p

Rehearsals will be held in the Mason/West Chester area.
Performances run March 15-17 at the Fitton Center for the Performing Arts

*Interested in working behind the scenes?
We have a new opportunity to join our team!
Click through to the audition form and let us know.

Visiting the Inspiring Arts audition page for character breakdowns, a link to the audition form and additional information.

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Walnut Hills High School Opens the School Year with Musical Hit INTO THE WOODS

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Lydia Noll, grade 12, as Cinderella; Molly Munn, grade 11, as Little Red Riding Hood, Jack Giglia, grade 10, as the Baker & Peter Godsey, grade 10, as Jack. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

Cincinnati, OH- Walnut Hills High School is set to debut their first show of the 2018-19 school year with “Into The Woods” on November 1st. The award-winning department is excited to open the year with their Cappies production in the newly-dedicated Rick Steiner Black Box Theatre, where they will stage the show in an environmental setting that will blur the lines between performer and audience.

“Into The Woods” is a famous show, known mostly for its Disney movie adaptation. “We’re doing a popular show in a very unique and original way,” says Michael Sherman, head of the department and director for this production. “I’m excited to do this show in this space because I think it will really help to bring out the intimacy of the show and heighten the connection the audience can make with these characters.”

The set and full immersion of the audience are a big part of the future success of Walnut Hills’ adaptation. “The audience is actually sitting in the woods and all over the place, so it’s really going to be an immersive audience experience,” says Helen A. Raymond-Goers, the Walnut Hills Technical Director and set designer for the show.

“We want it to feel as organic as possible,” says senior Ben Methena, master carpenter, “We thought it would be more natural, and we wanted everything to be different.”

Walnut Hills High School’s production of “Into The Woods” is expected to be a hit with all of the immersion of the audience and the way that they can relate to the familiar and loveable fairy tale characters.

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Maya Robinson, grade 12, as the Witch. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

INTO THE WOODS
Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece.

The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows 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. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Featuring Jack Giglia as The Baker, Lily Adams as The Baker’s Wife, Lydia Noll as Cinderella, Peter Godsey as Jack, Maya Robinson as The Witch, Molly Munn as Little Red Ridinghood, Mei Li Weil as Rapunzel, Oliver Vockell as Cinderella’s Prince, Sam Frank as Rapunzel’s Prince, Louis Martini as The Wolf, Matthew Eggers as The Steward, Milan Parikh as The Narrator, Terts Verhaak as The Mysterious Man, Clare Brennan as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Grace Davis as Lucinda, Colby James as Florinda, Derrick McHale as Cinderella’s Father, Olivia Busche as Jack’s Mother, Perri Wedlock-Dunn as Granny and The Giant, Gracekelly Fulton as Cinderella’s Mother, Kayla McGraw as Milky White, Christina Picklo as Bird Puppeteer / Snow White, and Alex Kirk as Bird Puppeteer / Sleeping Beauty.

Directed by Michael Sherman. Choreography by Maggie Perrino. Music Direction by Anthony Nims.

Show Dates:

  • November 1-3, @7p.m.
  • November 8-10, @ 7p.m.
  • November 3&10 @ 2 p.m.

Tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for Walnut staff and students, https://www.showclix.com/event/WHHStheatre-Into_the_Woods
(please note that online ticket fees apply)

Walnut Hills Theatre Department Website: https://sites.google.com/view/whhstheatredepartment

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