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ROT ‘N GRUB Runs Feb. 11-13

AHS_Rot N Grub promoROT ‘N GRUB
Anderson High School
Feb. 11-13
Titus Auditorium [Anderson]

This original play is a comedy like no other. ROT ‘N GRUB focuses on what happens after the zombie apocalypse is over—and the zombies have won. Written and directed by Anderson Theatre’s own Hannah Linser-Wilder, ROT ‘N GRUB is a buddy comedy for the modern age, exploring loyalty and friendship in ways both totally unique and pointedly familiar. The play’s dark humor, slapstick comedy, and wry view of humanity’s future make this a world premiere production that teen and adult audiences won’t want to miss.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 11-12 at 7pm
  • Sun, Feb. 13 at 3pm

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Anderson Theatre Opens a New Season with THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

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The cast of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BE at Anderson High School includes Junior Harlie Galloway as Marcy Park, Junior Nathan Knarr as William Barfee, Junior Emma Moulas as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, Junior Josh Berning as Leaf Coneybear, Senior Avery Kniskern as Olive Ostrovsky, and Senior Nick Gundrum as Chip Tolentino.

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a Tony-winning musical comedy that centers on six awkward spelling champions competing for top honors in a spelling bee run by three equally-quirky grown-ups. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny, and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a fun and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is easily one of the most enjoyable musicals that you will ever be a part of. Yes, that’s right—each night, a few audience members will have the chance to compete along side the performers…at least for a while! Will you be up to the test? This delightful and heart-felt musical will send you home with a grin, a song, and a juice box. Hilarious. H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S  Hilarious!

Performances are November 19 & 20 at 7:00 pm and November 21 at 3:00 pm in AHS’s Titus Auditorium.

Tickets are $10 and on-sale now: you can use the attached order form or go to to buy your tickets online..

Visit our website to find out more about the season.

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The Walnut Hills High School Theatre Department Welcomes Back Live Audiences with the Absurdist Classic, RHINOCEROS

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Poster design by Nadyaa Betts.

Cincinnati, OH- After a full season of virtual offerings last year, the Walnut Hills High School Theatre Department is eager to welcome back live audiences with Eugene Ionesco’s classic of the Absurdist Theatre, Rhinoceros.

The show runs November 11-13, 2021 at 7 p.m. with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, November 13.

The play follows the inhabitants of a small French town, as one by one, they inexplicably turn into rhinoceroses. One “sane” man, Beringer, tries his best to survive the onslaught while resisting the temptation to become one of the herd.

“Being an absurdist play, Rhinoceros doesn’t make a lot of sense on purpose,” says director Mike Sherman. “However, audiences will soon realize that it’s actually pretty brilliant social satire on a whole host of contemporary social issues.  Also, there’s a lot about the current world we live in that doesn’t make a whole lot of rational sense, either.”


Owen Cummings as Berenger & Adeleigh Karoutchi as Daisy. Costume and mask design by Sadie Gray. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

The design concept of the play combines traditional French style clowning and masks, while also being influenced by the black and white episodes of The Twilight Zone. The design elements are all done in grayscale to make the audience feel like they are watching a black and white, B-horror movie right out of the 1950s- right down to the glorious campiness of it.


Wolf Singer as Jean. Costume and mask design by Sadie Gray. Photo by Mikki Schaffner photography.

“While there are some jump scares that happen, it’s also a dark comedy- there’s a lot about human behavior to laugh about,” says Sherman.

Tickets are now available, and can be purchased at:, where audience members can also read the COVID 19 policies for attending the performance.

This production and the entire WHHS Theatre Season is graciously sponsored by the Walnut Hills High School Class of 1964 Performing Arts Fund.

Featuring Owen Cummings as Berenger, Wolf Singer as Jean, Adeleigh Karoutchi as Daisy, Claire Graff as The Housewife, Loretta Rubin as The Grocer’s Wife, Azaria Cuff as The Logician, Leo Jenkins as The Old Gentleman, Jude Shotwell as The Grocer/A Fireman, Anika Vockell as The Cafe Proprietor, Josie Leanza as The Waitress, Nicholas Kaufmann as Mr. Papillon, Isabella Lachey as Botard, Nate Caudill as Dudard, Sophie Christian as Mrs. Boeuf, Andrew Canter as The Little Old Man, and Echo Lyons Siler as The Little Old Man’s Wife.

  • Directed by Mike Sherman
  • Technical Direction by Helen A. Raymond-Goers
  • Production Stage Manager- Mary Sullivan
  • Assistant Stage Manager- Abbie Kershner
  • Costume and Character Mask Designer- Sadie Gray
  • Lighting Designer- Sophie Glenn
  • Master Electrician- Reagan Warvel
  • Props, Puppet, and Rhinoceros Mask Designer- Laurel Prince
  • Scenic Designer- Chloe Goodman
  • Sound Designer- Maya Busche

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Auditions Announced for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Mount Notre Dame High School

MNDT_logo2MNDT presents YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN for their Fall Production. Please read all the information below, all questions should be sent to the Artistic Director, Mr. Kyle Imbronyev at YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN auditions are open to all high school male students in the tristate area and all students at MND.

Aug. 25 & 26 from 3:30-6pm at Mount Notre Dame High School

Rehearsals are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. You will not be called for every rehearsal.

There is a $50.00 fee to participate in the production. This fee must be paid in cash or check at the first rehearsal.

We are requiring that everyone prepare 16 bars of any musical theatre piece for their audition. You must bring your own sheet music. An accompanist will be provided, we will not allow any tracks or unaccompanied auditions.

Everyone is required to attend the dance call at 6:00 pm on the day that they signed up.

Callbacks will be at 4:00 pm on Friday August 27th

The first rehearsal is September 2nd at 4:00 pm.

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2021 NEXTival Runs May 20-22

CAST_Nextival logoIn a year’s worth of events and activities getting cancelled for high school students, Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre (CAST) is proud to bring back the 2021 NEXTival in person!

The NEXTival is an original works festival featuring innovative and new plays from high school students in the Greater Cincinnati area. Students involved in the productions come from Highlands, Walnut Hills, Turpin, Newport Central Catholic, SCPA, Simon Kenton, Cincinnati Country Day and more!

CAST will host the NEXTival on Thursday, May 20th thru Saturday, May 22nd at the Lincoln Grant Scholar House in Covington, KY. Performances are 6pm, 7:15pm & 8:30pm each night and vary by day.

Tickets are $10 per show or $25 for a day pass. Tickets are GENERAL SEATING only. Purchase tickets in advance at or by calling (859) 545-0770. Tickets can also be purchased at the door thirty minutes prior to each show.

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