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Auditions Announced for BONNIE & CLYDE at Troy Civic Theatre

TROY_logoMon, Feb. 14 and Wed, Feb. 16 from 7-10pm

Troy Civic Park
(Adams Streeet across from Hobart Area)
Troy, OH 45373

At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated BONNIE & CLYDE, from the legendary Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Civil War, Dracula) is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.

Director Derek Dunavent is looking for 8 Men, 5 Women, 1 boy, 1 girl, and several ensemble members for this show.

Please bring at least 32 bars of a song (accompanist provided) and be prepared to do cold reads, learn a short dance, and sight read music if requested.

Rehearsals will be 3-4 days a week, shows are May 7-8, 13-15. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Auditions Announced for THE MUSIC MAN at La Comedia Dinner Theatre

LAC_logoLa Comedia Dinner Theatre in Springboro, Ohio will be holding OPEN CALL local auditions for their upcoming production of THE MUSIC MAN on Saturday January 29, 2022 at 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, Ohio.

9:00 AM – Children & Teenagers 7-17 Years Old
10:00 AM – Adults (Men and Women 18+)


  • Harold Hill (25-45) Charming, articulate actor, sings & dances. Baritone to F
  • Marcellus Washburn (30-50) Comic Actor who sings & dances. Tenor (G to High A)
  • Mayor Shin (40-60) Comic Character Actor
  • The Quartet Dynamic and full of personality. All types. Must be able to hold harmony under any circumstances and must be comfortable with Movement
  • Jacey Squires High Tenor (D to High C)
  • Ewart Dunlop Tenor (C# to High A#)
  • Oliver Hix Baritone (Low A to G)
  • Olin Britt Bass (Low G to High F#)


  • Marian Paroo (20-30) Accomplished actress, legit voice, minor dancing. Soprano to High A
  • Mrs. Paroo (30-60) Character woman who sings, light Irish accent. Mezzo (A-flat to E-Flat)
  • Mrs. Eulalie Mackecknie Shin (30-60) Comic Actress. Comfortable with movement. Alto (D-D)


  • Tommy Djilas (15-17) Teenager. Sings & dances.
  • Zanetta Shinn (15-17) Teenager. Sings & dances.
  • Amaryllis (9-14) Marian’s young piano student. Alto
  • Winthrop Paroo (9-14) Marian’s lisping baby brother.
  • Gracie Shinn (9-14) Mayor Shinn’s younger daughter


  • River City Townspeople Singers who move and Dancers who sing to fill various townspeople and understudy principals.

Be prepared to sing 16 bars of a Musical Theatre song.
Please provide sheet music in your key, a current headshot and resume.
Adults should be prepared to dance.

Rehearsals begin March 21, 2022. Rehearsals are Mon-Sat 10-6.

Children rehearse 4-6 Mon-Fri and 10-6 Saturdays. Will miss some school for tech rehearsal & matinees.

Performances April 7 – May 22, 2022. Thurs-Sun matinees and evenings.

Director/Choreographer is Chris Beiser.

Questions call Kris Byerly (937)746-4554 ext 241 or email

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Auditions Announced for 2022 STAR PROGRAMS at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

TCTC_new logoThe Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Holding Auditions for 2022 STAR Programs 

Cincinnati – Children ages 9-18 (going into their senior year of High School) can now register to audition for the renowned STAR Intensive NKU and STAR Red Bank with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Auditions will be held virtually from Friday, January 14- Sunday, February 13, 2022.

Virtual appointments are mandatory for first-time attendees. You MUST set up an audition in advance. Audition time slots are on a first-come, first-served basis. You may only register for ONE audition slot. If you need to cancel or make changes, please follow the link in your registration email. Multiple slots for a single actor will be cancelled.

To register for an audition please visit:

What to Prepare:

  • A Video Audition that contains:
    • A memorized, age-appropriate monologue (1 minute MAX). It should showcase your acting skills.
    • A memorized 16-32- bar song selection that best shows your vocal range.
  • Upon online registration, you MUST upload a RECENT picture and CURRENT resumé. You will also be prompted to paste a link of your video submission. Please upload your virtual audition to YouTube or other online video publishing platform before submitting your audition form. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your virtual audition submission, please email Maddie Jones, STAR Intensive Director at

STAR Programs are in-person experiences and being such will adhere to all TCT and State COVID-19 guidelines regarding gatherings, PPE, and cleaning standards.

Our STAR Intensive NKU program is a four-week training program for students, ages 9-18. Students are accepted by audition only and will work with leading professionals in the theatre business to help them become well-rounded performers in all areas of Musical Theatre. The intensive culminates in a Musical Theatre showcase featuring some of the most popular songs from the Broadway repertoire as well as a fully produced One-Act Play festival! STAR NKU Intensive participants will have the opportunity to be considered for additional high-level training in our Academy through our invitation-only classes.

When: July 5 – July 29, 2022, weekdays 10 AM to 4 PM at Northern Kentucky University with performances July 30 and July 31.

Tuition: $660

Security deposit of $160 due upon acceptance into the program. Payment plans and scholarships are available.

STAR Camp Red Bank is our program for gifted and talented students who are advanced in some areas of musical theatre and who have progressed beyond the basic levels of training. For three weeks in July, a select number of students will work with leading professionals in the theatre business to help them improve and become well-rounded performers in all areas of Musical Theatre. STAR Red Bank culminates in a Musical Theatre showcase featuring some of the most popular songs and scenes from the Broadway repertoire!

When: July 5 – 22, 2022, weekdays 10 AM to 4 PM with performances on July 22 at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s facility, 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227

Tuition: $525

Security deposit of $125 due upon acceptance into the program. Payment plans and scholarships are available.


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Auditions Announced for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Queen City Productions

QCP logo2Queen City Productions will be holding auditions for its upcoming spring production, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE.

“Spelling Bee” is the hilarious and touching musical about a group of uniquely individual students as they try to spell their way to becoming the next Putnam County spelling champion! This show is a true ensemble piece with all cast members having LOTS of time onstage.

Auditions will be held:

  • Friday, January 28th – 7:00-10:00pm
  • Saturday, January 29th – 12:00-4:00pm
  • Sunday, January 30th – 12:00-4:00pm
    Possible Callbacks – Sunday, January 30th – 6:30pm

Auditions will be held at The Arts Center at Dunham.

Auditionees can sign-up for an audition time at the link below:

Walk-ins will be accepted and placed into the next open time slot.

  • Auditionees should prepare a song from the musical theatre genre that best showcases their vocal ability as well as their personality. Auditionees can sing acapella or bring instrumental music to sing with. There will not be an accompanist present.
  • Auditionees should also be prepared for a short dance audition as well as some possible improvisation.
  • Auditionees must be at least 14 years of age.

Show Dates:
April 1st – 10th
All rehearsals and performances will be at The Arts Center at Dunham

Please email: with any questions.

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MATILDA the Musical Jr. Runs Feb. 5-13

TCTC_Matilda logoMATILDA the Musical Jr.
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Feb. 5-13
Taft Theatre [Downtown]

Directed by Nate Bertone
Choreographed by Roderick Justice

Cast: Christian Arias as Rudolpho/Escapologist /Ensemble, David Armondo as Sergei/Ensemble, Evan Blust as Michael Wormwood, Sophie Caton as Hortensia, Brinley Culver as Amanda, Issiah Current as Bruce, Celia D’Ascenzo as Matilda, Marlo D’Ascenzo as Erica, Mia D’Ascenzo as Little Kid, Ryleigh Doss as Alice, Douglas Fries as Mr. Wormwood, Tommi Harsch as Miss Honey, Sarina Patel as Prudence, Spring Starr Pillow as Miss Trunchbull, Kip Richardson as Tommy, Kavan Vadivelu as Nigel, Keya Vadivelu as Lavender, Angela Powell Walker as Mrs. Phelps & Michelle Wells as Mrs. Wormwood
Ensemble: Lauren Everett, Ian Timothy Forsgren, Nick Godfrey, Kali Marsh, Ashley Morton, Caroline Rakestraw, Chelsea Russell, Avery Sherman & Thomas Les Smith

Broadway’s biggest little hero, Matilda, is an extraordinary little girl with a vivid imagination. Unloved by her cruel parents, Matilda is armed with astonishing wit, intelligence and mysterious powers. At school, she catches the eye of her sweet schoolteacher, Miss Honey, but also the mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who loves to think of clever ways to punish children. Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other and together they dare to take a stand against Miss Trunchbull to change their destiny.

1/6/21 – Health & Safety Policy

  • Sat, Feb. 5 at 2pm & 5pm
  • Sun, Feb. 6 at 2pm
  • Fri, Feb. 11 at 7pm
  • Sat. Feb. 12 at 11am & 2pm
  • Sun, Feb. 13 at 2pm

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