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FLAMINGO COURT Runs Feb. 14-23

TCP_Flamingo Court logoFLAMINGO COURT – Life in Three Condos
Tri-County Players
Feb. 14-23
Evendale Bell Tower Arts Pavilion [Evendale]

Directed by Gregg Robertson
Produced by Gregory Carl Smith

Cast: Stephen Beck, Gloria Sigman, Cathy Woodruff, Tom Keating, Linda Roll, Earl Lehkamp, Beth Smith, Arny Stoller, Sharon Rose Tyahur & Michael Williams

Flamingo Court is made up of three short plays all taking place in an apartment building where several retirees live.

Angelina, in 104, is a Neil-Simonesque piece where resident Angelina starts to fall for her neighbor Dominic. The only problem is her sick husband in the other room. Surprises abound as their mutual friend tightropes between being matchmaker and keeping each of their secrets.

Clara, in 204, is the shortest piece and also more somber of the three. Clara is suffering from memory loss and struggles with the idea of being away from her husband, Arthur, in a nursing home.

Harry, in 304, deals with an eighty-nine year-old gentleman who is trying to celebrate his birthday his way; with a hooker. Upon the arrival of his daughter and son-in-law who are trying to get every last penny they can out of their father, Harry has to get even more crafty with his stories.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 14-15 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 16 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 21-22 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 23 at 3pm

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XACT_The Face of Emmett Till logoTHE FACE OF EMMETT TILL
Xenia Area Community Theatre
Feb. 14-23

Directed by Joyce Barnes
Choreographed by Michael Shepherd
Produced by Mike Taint

Cast: Mendu Khanyile as Mamie Till-Bradley, Bendali Eugene as Emmett Till, Yvette M. Watson as Alma Spearman, Vincent Moorman as Henry Spearman, Ronnie Copeland as Mose Wright, Olivia Ekler as Carolyn Bryant, Carter Hume as Roy Bryant, John Lawson as J. W. Milam, Charlotte Harris as Rosa Parks/Reporter, Trenton Spencer as Roy Wilkins, Daria Dillard Stone as Mahalia Jackson, Edith Waugh as Senator James Eastland/Judge Swango, Amanda Walton as John Whitten, Matthew Benefiel as Gerald Chatham & Marcus Murray as Maurice/A.A. Raynor,
Eberechukwu S. Cooper as Willie Reed/Man at Party, Kyle Mercuri as Mrs. Burke, Dawn Andrews, Clarissa L. Foster & Marquesha Martin as Chorus, R. J. Geier as Sheriff Strider/Carolyn Bryant Understudy & Robert McAdory as Gene Bradley,

A true-to-life dramatization of the death of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a Chicago teenager who, while visiting relatives in Money, Miss., in August 1955, was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by two white men who claimed they wanted to teach him a lesson for allegedly whistling at a local white woman. This tragedy has been credited with sparking the modern Civil Rights Movement.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 14-15 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 21-22 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 23 at 3pm

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CMT_Singables and Swingables logoSINGABLES & SWINGABLES: An Evening of Jazz
Cincinnati Music Theatre
Feb. 14-22
Aronoff Center Fifth-Third Bank Theatre [Downtown]

Directed by Marypat Carletti
Music directed by Paul Chiappone
Produced by Peter Merten

Cast: Sarah Andrews, Libby Beiting-Lipps, Greg Good, Autumn Lees, Joseph Moreland, Isaac Owens, Katelyn Reid, Alyssa Staggs, Kendra Struthers & Rob Workley

Your toes will tap and your fingers will snap as you enjoy song favorites made famous by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Manhattan Transfer, The Andrews Sisters, and more of the country’s best-loved jazz singers. Let some of Cincinnati’s finest local ‘Cats and Canaries’ entertain you, as they come on like ‘gangbusters’.

  • Fri, Feb. 14 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Feb. 15 at 4pm & 7:30pm
  • Fri, Feb. 21 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Feb. 22 at 4pm & 7:30pm

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Sinclair College Community Theatre
Feb. 14-22
Blair Hall Theatre [Dayton]

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is a re-imagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers, and the coat of many colors. Featuring a beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber score, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT offers fast-paced, back-to-back musical numbers sure to delight the whole family. “Any Dream Will Do,” “One More Angel in Heaven,” and “Go, Go, Go Joseph,” are just a few of the favorites you’ll enjoy in this inspiring, upbeat tale for the ages.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 14-15 at 7pm
  • Sun, Feb. 16 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 20-22 at 7pm

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MCP_The Importance of Being Earnest logoTHE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Mason Community Players
Feb. 14-22
Theatre 42 [Lebanon]

Directed by Mary Beringer

Cast: Stephen Catlin as Jack Worthing, Christopher Ball as Algernon Moncrief, Katherine White as Gwendolen Fairfax, Abby Farmer as Cecily Cardew, Amy Sullivan as Lady Bracknell, Melissia Gary as Miss Prism, Charlie Rader as Dr. Chausble, John David Hamilton as Lane & Brandon Blair as Merriman

Oscar Wilde’s classic is a delight from the first cucumber sandwich on as Jack’s double life catches up with him. The problems are resolved in an extremely charming and quite unexpected way as Jack and Algernon discover the importance of being earnest while answering to the name of Ernest.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 14-15 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 16 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 20-22 at 8pm

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