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TUCK EVERLASTING Cancelled at Beavercreek Community Theatre

bctIt is with great disappointment that BCT must announce that due to the current COVID situation, we must cancel our opening production of TUCK EVERLASTING.

While things are beginning to open up, we feel we must keep the health and best interest of our performers and patrons the top priority, and to move forward with this production would not do that.

We miss you all and hope that things return to normal soon.

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ACT Cincinnati 2019-2020 VIRTUAL AWARDS CELEBRATION on June 20

ACT_20192020 AwardsYou are cordially invited to the
ACT Cincinnati 2019-2020 Virtual Awards Celebration

Saturday, June 20th
7:00pm

Tune in live at 7:00pm on our ACT Cincinnati YouTube Channel.

Check out our Schedule of Events for the evening (tentative to change and will be updated as we get closer to the event).

Use the tag #ACTOCTA2020 on your social media accounts to post photos joining in on the celebration! Don’t forget to Like/Follow our ACT Cincinnati Facebook Page and tag us in all fun!

For questions, please contact ACT 1st VP, Amanda Emmons Shumate, amanda.y.emmons@gmail.com.

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Video Auditions Announced for Role in PUFFS at Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre

CAST_logoCommonwealth Artists Student Theatre (CAST) is holding open auditions for one role needed in their upcoming production of PUFFS.

PUFFS: “For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. The New York Times proclaims PUFFS, “A FAST-PACED ROMP through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’ For POTTERphiliacs who grew up alongside Potter and are eager to revisit that world, ‘PUFFS’ exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry!” This clever and inventive play “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” (Nerdist) giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life). Their “hilariously heartfelt!” (Metro) and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.

We are only accepting video auditions.  Video submissions are due by Friday, May 29th by 5pm. 

Audition requirements

  • You need a memorized 45 second to 1-minute comic monologue 

Please submit video auditions to our Artistic Director, Jason Burgess, at jasonburgess@caststages.org. If the files are too big, you may share them though a Google Drive link, Dropbox or other platform. If you have any questions about video submissions, please contact our Artistic Director, Jason Burgess, at jasonburgess@caststages.org. The audition information packet is attached to this email.

The roles we are looking to fill is:

Cedric (M) – A champion. Athletic, winning, popular, and charming. Everyone’s favorite, but still loyal, patient, and kind. A leading example of a Puff.
Mr. Voldy (M) – Evil. Like, reeeaaally evil. Wants to rule the world in shadows and darkness and terror. (Or, ya know, just an amazing Ralph Fiennes impression.)

Performance dates for Puffs are Friday, July 3rd thru Saturday, July 11th. All performances will take place in the Felsenhaus warehouse located at 242 W McMicken Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45214

Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre is a Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati theatre collaborative, that through professional quality productions, arts instruction and developing community relationships, empowers students to achieve their artistic potential under the leadership of professionals.

For any questions regarding CAST, the production of Puffs or anything else, visit www.caststages.org or please contact Jason Burgess at 859-545-0770 or jasonburgess@caststages.org

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It’s A Quarantine Christmas! An Update from The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

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Ryan J. Poole as Santa & Bob Herzog as Nick. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

TCT is Everywhere…and Anywhere!

April 20, 2020, CINCINNATI:    Last month, in response to COVID-19 and school closures, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) launched TCT EVERYWHERE — an online resource for parents, teachers and students featuring crafts, acting and vocal exercises and contests from the professional artistic staff of TCT Academy; along with study guides, podcasts, videos of past productions, and more.

Put a little pep in your peppermint! Banish those Co-ho-ho-vid-19 blues! Celebrate with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati a little early — well, 8 months to be exact!  All this week, TCT is celebrating the holidays with A QUARANTINE CHRISTMAS culminating this Saturday, April 25 at 5 PM EST with an official Facebook Watch Party and the streaming premiere of TCT’s 2018 production SANTA CLAUS: THE MUSICAL, featuring Local 12’s Bob Herzog!

Check TCT’s Facebook event page every day this week for fun holiday-themed activities and the official premiere of the SANTA CLAUS: THE MUSICAL!  The week’s schedule includes:

Monday, April 20:
TCT’s “Nailed It” Photo Challenge
Let’s see your best rendition of a photo for our #NailedIt Photo Challenge! Match the actors in the photo (facial expression, movement, etc.) take a picture, then drop it in the comments section on Facebook and we’ll choose a winner on Sunday 5/3. Be creative! Winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Have fun!

Tuesday, April 21:
Arts & Crafts Tuesday
TCT Education Director, Angelo Cerniglia, will take you on a do-it-yourself, arts and crafts home adventure — which involves making a snowflake ornament — a great souvenir to hang on your tree this December.

Wednesday, April 22
Caroling with Miss Natalie
TCT Academy Manager and local theatre powerhouse, Miss Natalie Bird, will guide you and your family on how to sing a holiday hit. You’ll definitely end up on the Nice list!

Thursday, April 23
Dancing with My Elf
SANTA CLAUS: THE MUSICAL choreographer and CCM Musical Theatre faculty member, Katie Johannigman, teaches you a number from the show so you can dance along at the premiere!

Friday, April 24
Elf Yourself!
TCT’s Education Manager, Maddie Burgoon, featured as Punchy the Elf in SANTA CLAUS: THE MUSICAL, will give you a step-by-step elf makeup tutorial and share how to look your holiday best!

Saturday, April 25
SANTA CLAUS: THE MUSICAL Premiere
Grab a cup of cocoa and gather round when TCT brings the 2018 holiday hit to a screen near you for the first time! Local 12’s Bob Herzog will take questions after the show!  Don’t have Facebook? No worries! You can still enjoy the production by visiting our website on April 25 at 5 PM

About the Show:
After 1,000 years of faithful service, Santa Claus has decided to retire. But not all the elves in Santa’s Workshop are too thrilled about his chosen replacement. With the help of his tech-savvy daughter, Beatrice, website designer Nick is in for the adventure of his life as he prepares to take over the reins to Santa’s sleigh…before the next Christmas!

SANTA CLAUS: THE MUSICAL is jam-packed with a sleigh-full of fun as well as energetic and original Christmas music. Book by Noah Putterman. Music & Lyrics by David Christensen & Luke Holloway. Directed by Eric Byrd, TCT’s Associate Artistic Director. The show features Local 12’s Bob Herzog as Nick, Santa’s chosen replacement. Originally performed December 2018 at the Taft Theatre.

A huge thank you to IATSE Local 5, The PPS Group and writers Noah Putterman, David Christensen and Luke Holloway for making this online streaming option possible.

The streaming event is being cohosted by Local 12, Cincinnati Parent and Gold Star Chili.

Additionally, on TCT EVERYWHERE you can still view TCT’s productions of CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL, SLEEPING BEAUTY and SUFFRAGETTES: WITH LIBERTY AND VOTING FOR ALL.

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Local Arts Organizations Offering Online Content

MISC_Online ContentLocal arts organization have begun to release new content, shorts and archived performances online. I will be collecting them here as I am notified of them. Feel free to send me links when your group releases content.

Most recent updates in blue.
Dates listed are the dates the links were added to this page.

F R E E   F O R   C H I L D R E N / F A M I L I E S

  • 6/22 – STORYTIME WITH SPARKLE – Season One: Episode 3 [6/21] | Dan Davidson | YouTube
    Previous episodes available on her YouTube channel and Facebook page.
  • 6/9 – A CONCERT FOR GOOD #2 | Equality Productions | YouTube
  • 6/5 – A CONCERT FOR GOOD #1 | Equality Productions | YouTube
  • 5/26 – COMEDYSPORTZ CINCINNATI | Family-Friendly Improv Match | YouTube
  • 5/20 – SOLDIER, COME HOME | Falcon Theatre | YouTube
  • 5/18 – Prelude-at-a-Distance CAMELOT | Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati | Facebook
  • 5/13 – Prelude-at-a-Distance ROBIN HOOD | Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati | YouTube
  • 4/27 – SANTA CLAUS the Musical | Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati | YouTube
  • 4/13 – MANY-STORIED HOUSE | Falcon Theatre | YouTube
  • 4/10 – SLEEPING BEAUTY | Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati | YouTube
  • 3/30 – COAL TOWN PHOTOGRAPH | Falcon Theatre | YouTube
  • 3/18 – THE JESTER PRINCE | Fred Tacon/Beechmont Players | YouTube
  • 3/17 – SUFFRAGETTES: With Liberty and Voting for All | Children’s Theatre on Tour | YouTube

F R E E   F O R   O L D E R   V I E W E R S

  • 6/22 – THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Episode 4 [6/26] | Miami University Theatre | YouTube | Previous episodes available on their YouTube channel
  • 6/22 – MEET THE ARTISTS [Facebook Live] | Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
  • 6/29 – MONOLOGUES ABOUT RESILIENCE | Equality Productions
    • 6/28 – DETERMINATION BY TABASCO SAUCE written by Richard Zenk, performed by Linda Callahan | YouTube
    • 6/28 – JOB’S LAMENT written by Angela Forbes, performed by Dan Maloney | YouTube
    • 6/28 – LIFE REQUIRES REBOUND written by Alan Jozwiak, performed by Rory Sheridan | YouTube
    • 6/28 – LOVE EVOLVES written by Eric Thomas, performed by Angela Forbes | YouTube
    • 6/21 – FINE written by Joe Hornbacker, performed by John Langley | YouTube 
    • 6/21 – HATS OFF QUARANTINE written by Stephanie Klein, performed by Gretchen Schultz | YouTube
    • 6/21 – I WILL BE WELL written by Kalman Kivkovich, performed by Alan Kootsher |YouTube
    • 6/13 – JOE written by Chris Bishop, performed by Eric Thomas, celebrating The Drama Workshop | YouTube
    • 6/13 – ISS written by Mary Beringer, performed by Stephanie Klein, celebrating Behind the Curtain Cincinnati | YouTube
    • 6/13 – THE HIDDEN LOVE written by Alan Kootsher, performed by Chessie Vigran, celebrating Fairfield Footlighters | YouTube
  • 6/29 – MONOLOGUES FOR US, BY US | Cincinnati Black Theatre Artist Collective
    • 6/26 – Taylor from STICK FLY by Lydia R. Diamond performed by Amber Jenice Baldwin & from RADIO GOLF by August Wilson, performed by Geoffrey Barnes | Facebook
    • 6/19 – The Welfare Lady from IN THE BLOOD by Suzan-Lori Parks performed by Keisha Kemper; Booth from TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks performed by Montez Jenkins Copeland; and Elliot Young as Boy Willie and LeShondra Hood as Berniece from THE PIANO LESSON by August Wilson | Facebook
    • 6/12 – From THE AFRICAN COMPANY PRESENTS RICHARD III by Carlyle Brown performed by Jeshaun Jackson, introduced by Dr. Daryl Harris & from MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM by August Wilson, performed by Torie Wiggins | Facebook
    • 6/5 – From WAKE UP CHILD by Isaiah-Mikel Reaves performed by Burgess Byrd & from KING HEDLEY II by August Wilson performed by Candice Handy | Facebook
  • 6/29 – TERI’S PLAY DATE | Short Plays Written by Teri Foltz |
    • 6/25 – JUST TO CLARIFYYouTube | Previous episodes available on their YouTube channel.
  • 6/22 – TWO SKETCHY DAMES: AT HOME | Alison Rampa and Eileen Earnest | Facebook
  • 6/29 – WEEKEND PUPPDATE [6/27 Episode] (PG/PG-13) | Ricky Glore | YouTube | Previous episodes available on their YouTube channel.
  • 6/9 – QUARANTINE CABARET [May 19th performance] | Lumos Players | Facebook
  • 6/5 – MONOLOGUES OF HOPE | Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
    • 6/4 – JELLYBEAN | Written by Sakinah Hofler | Performed by Candice Handy | Facebook
    • 5/28 – LOVE GIVES | Written by Paul Shortt | Performed by Burgess Byrd | Facebook
    • 5/21 – PLAY FOR OUR TIME | Written by Brant Russell | Performed by Barry Mulholland | Facebook
    • 5/14 – THE IMITATION CHALLENGE | Written by Darnell Pierre Benjamin | Performed by Caitlin McWethy | Facebook
    • 5/8 – OUR DINER | Written by Paul Strickland | Performed by Justin Baldwin | Facebook
    • 5/4 – HOPE DECONSTRUCTED | Written by Tori Wiggins | Performed by Ernaisja Curry | Facebook 
    • 4/24 – BELLA CIAO | Written by Joseph McDonough | Performed by Kevin Crowley | Facebook
    • 4/17 – FIFTY-EIGHT CENTS | Written by Trey Tatum | Performed by Jordan Trovillion | Facebook
    • 4/13 – HOPE | Written by Jennifer Joplin | Performed by Annie Fitzpatrick | Facebook
  • 6/5 – SCENES FROM A QUARANTINE [5/29 performance]| Facebook | Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
  • 5/26 – AUDITION TIPS WITH D. LYNN MEYERS | Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati | Facebook
  • 5/26 – YOGA FOR THE ACTOR with Becky Howell | Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati| Facebook
  • 5/8 – trueFAKES [Facebook Live] | trueTHEATRE
  • 5/5 – BE NOT FORGETFUL [Zoom Play Reading] | Muwhahaha Productions | Written by Tracy Hoida | Performed by Katie Mitchell Mitchell and Rory Sheridan
  • 4/30 – CRAZY HORSES | Beechmont Players | YouTube
  • 4/30 – PROJECT38 | Cincinnati Shakespeare Company | Facebook
  • 4/29 – HOMEWORK from SAME ROOM, DIFFERENT STORIES | Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati | YouTube
  • 4/20 – SAVE A SOUL, SAVE THE WORLD and GRANDMA ROZI | Kivie Productions| YouTube
  • 4/13 – NKU SOTA Stream | NKU School of the Arts | Facebook
  • 4/7 – ACTING SHOWCASE | CCM Acting | YouTube
  • 3/17 – DESCENT: A Murder Ballad (PG-13) | Hannah Gregory| 2019 Cincy Fringe Festival | YouTube

F O R   C H I L D R E N / F A M I L I E S 

  • 4/10 – ALICE IN NEVERLAND (Grades 1-6) | Know Theatre | Know website 
  • 4/10 – DRAGON UP (Grades K-3) | Know Theatre | Know website

F O R   O L D E R   V I E W E R S

  • 4/8 – DARKEST NIGHT AT GNARLY STUMP | Know Theatre | Know website
  • 3/30 – ANDY’S HOUSE OF [BLANK] | Know Theatre | Know website

A U D I O   T H E A T R E   F O R   O L D E R   L I S T E N E R S

  • 5/20 – FETUS AND THE GOD | Know Theatre| Know website
  • 4/17 – COULD’VE SAID IT DEADER  | Know Theatre| Know website
  • 4/17 – MARY’S MONSTER | Know Theatre | Know website
  • 4/2 – OF PEOPLE AND NOT THINGS | Know Theatre | Know website

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