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Auditions Announced for CHARLOTTE’S WEB at Beechmont Players

BPI_logoAuditions for CHARLOTTE’S WEB are April 19th at 3pm and April 20th at 7pm.

Auditions will consist of singing your song (accompanist will be provided, no recorded accompaniment), learning a dance combination, and possibly reading from the script.

Please bring a headshot, resume, and come dressed to move.

Roles available for ages 12 and up.

Production dates: July 31-Aug. 8.

If you want more information, contact director Karen Wiebe at kpwtheatre@hotmail.com or producer Cathy Roesener at c.a.roesener@gmail.com.

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Taco-Eating Dragon Coming to Cincinnati This Spring

PIP_Dragons Love Tacos promoPlayhouse’s Off the Hill series presents DRAGONS LOVE TACOS
from April 4 through May 17

CINCINNATI – Families are invited on a mouthwatering dragon adventure when Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park stages the beloved children’s book, DRAGONS LOVE TACOS at community centers throughout the region. The show is part of the Playhouse’s Off the Hill series and runs April 4 through May 17.

Based on Adam Rubin’s number-one New York Times bestselling phenomenon, DRAGONS LOVE TACOS will jump off the page in a big way as a boy, Leroy, and his dog throw the taco party of all taco parties one stormy night for their dragon friends. But this taco party comes with fiery consequences when the dragons accidentally eat some spicy salsa: They snort sparks, their ears smoke, and chaos ensues!

Directed for the Playhouse by Dylan Shelton, Artistic Director of Madcap Puppets, this hilarious production will be performed by an ensemble of actors from the Bruce E. Coyle Intern Company and features a colorful set design.

The Playhouse production team has had their hands full with this larger-than-life story. “Working on DRAGONS LOVE TACOS has been boatloads of fun,” says Shelton. “Families will love seeing one of their favorite books come to life. This show expands the world of the book with fabulous surprises and hilarious physical antics.”

The Playhouse’s production will journey all over greater Cincinnati, from Oxford to Lebanon to Covington and many places in between. The family-friendly production is recommended for anyone in the family ages 3 and up.

Click here to see the list of performances.

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS is one of three Playhouse Off the Hill productions in the 2019-20 Season, which has also presented Stuart Little and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Off the Hill is sponsored by The John C. Griswold Foundation and KeyBank. Seasonal support of education and outreach is provided by The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation. The Bruce E. Coyle Acting Intern Company is supported by Jerry and Betsy Shroat as well as Ron Bunt and Wei Sun.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of almost 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.

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Who’s the Fairest of them all? Cincinnati Ballet’s Family Series: SNOW WHITE!

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Photo by Aaron M. Conway.

We have made the decision to cancel our upcoming March 28-April 5 performances of Family Series: SNOW WHITE at the Aronoff Center. Click here for more information.

SNOW WHITE will be added to the 2020-2021 Season, in lieu of The Little Mermaid. Cincinnati Ballet is committed to the health of our community and these are difficult but necessary decisions. If you are a ticket holder to an affected performance, we will be reaching out to you directly.

The classic story is now a kid-friendly ballet at the Aronoff March 28–April 5 + Sensory Friendly Performance 

CINCINNATI, OH (March 6, 2020) – Cincinnati Ballet’s hugely popular Family Series returns for its third season with an all-new production of Snow White. The classic story comes to life with Snow White and her animal friends, the seven merry dwarfs and, of course, the Vain Queen! The kid-friendly ballet features the Cincinnati Ballet Second Company – CB2 dancers, with students from Cincinnati Ballet’s Professional Training Division and Otto M. Budig Academy. Experience Family Series: Snow White at the Aronoff Center for eight performances March 28 to April 5, and a special sensory-friendly performance on Friday, April 3 at 6:30 pm.

Cincinnati Ballet’s Family Series is the perfect introduction to ballet for audiences of all ages, with dazzling costumes and sets and live narration by actors playing the Brother Grimm, the authors of the original story. The narrators make it so easy for even the youngest kiddos in the family to understand the story being performed on stage.

Mom and Dad – also don’t forget to get to the show EARLY! The Aronoff Center lobby will be transformed into a scene from Snow White, with fun activities designed to engage children with a special focus on learning more about dance, costumes, and storytelling.  The purpose is to make the entire ballet-going experience one that is compelling and informative for even the youngest of audience members.

Cincinnati Ballet is also proud to continue its sensory-friendly offerings with this production of Family Series: Snow WhiteThe 6:30 pm performance on Friday, April 3 is designed to create an experience that is welcoming and inviting to any patron or child with sensory sensitivities or specific needs. Accommodations include gentle lighting and sound, increased staffing with on-hand specialists, and a flexible, open-door theater environment with designated spaces where parents and children can take a break from the performance.

Tickets start at just $20.

For more information, please call our Patron Engagement Office at 513.621.5282.

PERFORMANCE DATES AND INFORMATION

WHO:
Cincinnati Ballet Second Company (CB2), Professional Training Division Dancers, Otto M. Budig Academy students

Choreography: Pamela Robinson-Harris

WHAT:
Family Series: SNOW WHITE

WHEN:         

  • Saturday, March 28 – 10:30 am, 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 29 – 1:00 pm & 4:30 pm
  • Friday, April 3 – 6:30 pm (Sensory Friendly Performance)
  • Saturday, April 4 – 10:30 am, 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 5 – 1:00 pm, 4:30 pm

WHERE:
Procter & Gamble Hall
Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

HOW:           

  • Call 513.621.5282, visit cballet.org, or
  • visit the Cincinnati Ballet Box Office at 1555 Central Parkway

About Cincinnati Ballet
Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the region, presenting a bold and adventurous array of classical, full-length ballets and contemporary works, regularly with live orchestral accompaniment. Under the artistic direction of Victoria Morgan, Cincinnati Ballet has become a creative force within the larger dance community, commissioning world premiere works and exploring unique collaborations with artists as diverse as Grammy winning guitarist Peter Frampton and popular, Ohio-based band Over the Rhine. With a mission to enrich, expand, and excel in the art of dance through performance, a high-caliber academy, and impactful education and outreach in local to global communities, Cincinnati Ballet reaches beyond the stage in programs that allow every person in the region to be part of the continued evolution of dance. To that end, Cincinnati Ballet presents exhilarating performances, extensive education outreach programs and offers top level professional ballet training at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy. 

CONNECT: READ / WATCH / LISTEN / LEARN / ENJOY at cballet.org

Cincinnati Ballet 2019-2020 Season Sponsors: Rhonda & Larry A. Sheakley, ArtsWave, Mercy Health, Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, Ohio Arts Council, John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, Frisch’s Big Boy, Knowlton

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Auditions Announced for ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Mason Community Players

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Mason Community Players is auditioning its summer musical, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN online!

This light-hearted telling of the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley, born and raised in Southwest Ohio, is slated to grace the stage in July.

The cast includes 14 principals, an additional 8 named roles, and a large ensemble portraying the performers in two Wild West Shows, New York socialites, and avid fans from cities across the country.

Since the show is in July, there are not plans at this time to cancel or postpone.

MCP will continue to monitor the current situation and will inform the theatre community as soon as possible about plans for this show.

To Audition:

  1. Please fill out and submit the online audition form.
  2. Please prepare an uptempo song showing your musical range; one which is not from the score of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN.
    Those under 10 who audition may sing a song from memory. (It can be as simple as “Happy Birthday” or be more complex such as a song from a favorite Disney movie.) Video yourself in a full body shot performing the song. Consider it your opportunity to impress the audition panel.
  3. Prepare a resume that includes your theatrical training and experience. Please be specific about your experience in the field of dance. Have you had dance training? If so, in which styles and at what level? For how long have you studied dance and with whom? Do you have collegiate training in dance? Is your experience in dance from doing shows? Please list all shows in which you were required to dance, the role in that show and if you were a featured dancer.
  4. Supply a head shot – it can be a selfie. This is mostly for organization purposes to identify all those interested.
  5. Click here to access the audition form.
  6. Submit the resume and the photo to agyg@masonplayers.org

Complete the submissions by April 20, 2020.

Rehearsals will tentatively begin in mid-May.

The show will be presented July 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, and 25th at 8:00 PM and July 19th at 2:00 PM

Visit masonplayers.org for show synopsis and character descriptions.


Auditions for Mason Community Players’ Annie Get Your Gun  will not be occurring in-person on Tuesday, March 24th, Sunday, March 29th or Tuesday, March 31st. 

We are in the process of developing an online solution for auditions and will announce that soon! Be looking for more information within the week.

Since the show is in July, there are not plans at this time to cancel or postpone. MCP will continue to monitor the current situation and will inform the theatre community as soon as possible about plans for this show.

From all of us to all of you … you remain in our thoughts and hearts as we walk through this journey, keep safe!

MCP will audition its summer musical, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, this month. This light-hearted telling of the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley, born and raised in Southwest Ohio, will grace the stage in July.

The cast includes 14 principals, an additional 8 named roles, and a large ensemble portraying the performers in two Wild West Shows, New York socialites, and avid fans from cities across the country.

Auditions will be held

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM
  • Sunday, March 29, 2020 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM and
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM

at Theatre 42, 2752 S. US Rte 42, Lebanon, OH 45036

Rehearsals will begin May 11th.
The show will be presented July 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, and 25th at 8:00 PM and
July 19th at 2:00 PM

  • Those auditioning should prepare an uptempo song showing their musical range; one which is not from the score of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN.
  • Please bring sheet music – an accompanist will be provided.
  • Those under 10 who audition should be prepared to sing a song from memory. (It can be as simple as “Happy Birthday” or be more complex such as a song from a favorite Disney movie.)
  • Be prepared to learn a short dance for the choreographer.
  • The audition will include cold readings from the script.

Families are welcome to participate together. There are four roles for performers age 13 and younger, as well as opportunities for young performers to be a part of the ensemble.

The show will be directed by Laureen Catlin and produced by Rebecca McLaughlin. The production staff will include Vocal Director Sara Davis, Instrumental Director Larry Hirth, Choreographer Eric Grimm, and Stage Manager Stephanie Dalsfoist.

If you are unable to attend auditions but are interested in being a part of the cast, please contact the director, laureen.catlin@gmail.com, for alternative arrangements.

A show synopsis, character descriptions and more information about the show can be found at masonplayers.org.

The direct link is
https://www.masonplayers.org/j15/index.php/more-about-mcp/stagedoor-news/177-auditions-announced-for-annie-get-your-gun.

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Auditions Announced for SNOW. APPLES. at InBocca Performance

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Hey, folks! While we WILL still have auditions tomorrow, we will be eliminating the movement portion of auditions, as we want to keep people from touching each other. This means we will only be performing cold readings and doing some mild devising. So please be prepared to be picked up (or to pick up your child) at approx. 11:30am unless you intend to audition for dance! Thank you!

In an effort to practice a healthy audition environment, we will be sanitizing the space, ourselves, and doing dance auditions in small groups. Thank you for your patience!

Announcing auditions for our summer production, SNOW. APPLES.

This production is unlike anything anyone is offering in the Greater Cincinnati Area for kids in theatre this summer! Working with InBocca, your child will create an original devised theatrical production containing original music, dance, and writing. This means that our kids write their theatre themselves over the course of a month–and this isn’t ‘children’s theatre,’ but amazing, bleeding edge theatre made by kids but polished and presented to all audiences.

This summer, we are exploring the fairy tale of Snow White:

“Once upon a time in midwinter, when the snowflakes were falling like feathers from heaven, a queen sat sewing at her window, which had a frame of black ebony wood. As she sewed she looked up at the snow and pricked her finger with her needle. Three drops of blood fell into the snow. The red on the white looked so beautiful that she thought to herself, ‘If only I had a child as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as the wood in this frame.’ Soon afterward she had a little daughter who was as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as ebony wood, and therefore they called her Little Snow-White.”

A Queen. A Girl. An apple. This is the story we know, but it’s not the story you’ll see. Join us this summer and turn the familiar tale on its head–and find that a walk through the forest is perhaps darker and more frightening than ever.

When: March 14th

Time: 10:30am-1:30pm.

Cold readings and movement at 10:30, Dance auditions begining at 11:30am. Dance is optional.

Where: TBA

Prepare: Nothing. Actors will be asked to do cold readings and movement. Please come dressed for movement. Dancers please come ready to dance.

Who is eligible: Incoming grade 3-outgoing grade 12; All schools, races, sexualities, identities. All are welcome.

Show Times: Rehearsals begin July 6th, with shows July 31st-Aug. 2nd.

Price: Camp costs $200/child for the month. That being said, we want all kids to be able to enjoy theatre. If, for some reason, this price is not available to you, please contact us privately.

Questions can be sent to Caroline Stine: info@inboccaperformance.com

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