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2023-2024 Season Announced by Footlighters, Inc.

fli_logoFootlighters is thrilled to celebrate our 60th anniversary and announce our 2023-2024 season full of fan favorites from the big screen!

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
September 14 – October 1, 2023
Directed by John Siedenberg II
Comedic Musical

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. This electrifying musical adaptation of Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches!

THE MUSIC MAN
November 30 – December 17, 2023
Directed by Doug Berlon
Musical

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize—despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic, and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best.

CLUE
February 15 – March 3, 2024
Directed by Becky Collins
Comedic Play

Based on the iconic 1985 movie that was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce meets murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion in which six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave cult fans and newcomers alike in stitches as they try to figure out WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!

TBA
May 2 – May 19, 2024
Directed by Kyle Fisher
Comedic Musical

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2023-2024 Season Announced by Springboro Community Theatre

SCT_logoTHE WIZARD OF OZ
By L. Frank Baum, With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg

Auditions: June 12-14, 2023
Performances: August 4-6 & 11-13, 2023

We’re off to see the wizard! Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters: good witches, bad witches, animals that talk, scarecrows that walk, and things magical to behold. To find her way home, she must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. Along the way, she makes new friends, but must also brave many dangers, including the Wicked Witch of the West, who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn an important lesson: there’s no place like home.

THE CEMETERY CLUB
By Ivan Menchell

Auditions: July 31 & August 1-2, 2023
Performances: September 15-17 & 22-24, 2023

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life; Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun; and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave. Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida. They are guilt-stricken when this nearly breaks Ida’s heart.

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman, Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak

Auditions: September 18-20, 2023
Performances: November 3-5 & 10-12, 2023

When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind….

BEDTIME STORIES (AS TOLD BY OUR DAD) (WHO MESSED THEM UP)
by Ed Monk

Auditions: November 6-8, 2023
Performances: December 29-31, 2023 & January 5-7, 2024

It’s Dad’s turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative: a prince with a snoring problem spices up The Princess and The Pea, The Boy Who Cried Wolf cries dinosaur instead, and Rumpelstiltskin helps turn all that pesky gold into straw. You may think you know your fairy tales, but not the way Dad tells them.

BIG FISH
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, Book by John August

Auditions: January 2-4, 2024
Performances: February 23-25 & March 1-3, 2024

Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman, lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

I BET YOUR LIFE
By Fred Carmichael

Auditions: February 26-28, 2024
Performances: April 5-7 & 12-14, 2024

Soap opera author Matthew Stoddard has written a screenplay about a terminally ill man who hires a hitman to kill him and then finds out he was misdiagnosed. Matt’s agent and best friend, Greg, thinks the plot is not feasible so Matt contacts a gangster and arranges for an incognito hitman to join them at a dinner party in the country to prove his point. Circumstances place a real hitman among the guests and the action accelerates as they try to find out who it is before the deadline. Stacy, secretary and love interest to both men, does her best to help them solve the identity question as surprise after surprise thwarts them.

THE ENCHANTED BOOKSHOP
By Todd Wallinger

Auditions: April 8-10, 2024
Performances: May 31 & June 1-2 & 7-9, 2024

An ordinary used book shop by day, A Likely Story becomes a magical place each night. Thanks to a spell from the Book Fairy, the characters inside the books come alive each and every night. Six of those characters — Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer — long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store. But they’re not allowed to leave the building or be seen by human eyes. So when a pair of bungling smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters are torn. Should they warn Margie and risk disappearing forever? Or can they find a way to defeat the crooks without being seen? Including appearances by other literary characters such as the Queen of Hearts, Long John Silver, and Doctor Doolittle, and with a toe-tapping score from Stephen Murray featuring jazz, march, and pop tunes, this charming musical will enchant audiences young and old.

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2023-2024 Season Announced by Mariemont Players

MPI_logo 2020Mariemont Players, Inc. is excited to announce our 2023-2024 season!:

STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by Robert Harling
Directed by Megan Horton
Performance dates: September 7 – 24, 2023
(Comedy/Drama)

THE BOOK OF WILL
by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by jef brown
Performance dates: November 2 – 19, 2023
(Comedy)

RUMORS
by Neil Simon
Directed by Ed Cohen
Performance dates: January 11 – 28, 2024
(Comedy)

“Rumors” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

DEATHTRAP
by Ira Levin
Directed by Jerry Wiesenhahn
Performance dates: March 7 – 24, 2024
(Comedy-Thriller)

BOEING BOEING
by Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans
Directed by Mark Femia
Performance dates: May 2 – 19, 2024
(Comedy)

“Boeing Boeing” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

To Be Announced
Directed by Angelo Cerniglia
Performance dates: July 11 – 28, 2024

Although we are not able to announce the name of the show quite yet, we are very excited to have Angelo on board. We’ll be back with a special announcement to release the complete season soon!

We are excited to open our season in September 2023 with a familiar favorite: “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling, directed by Megan Horton. Megan is excited to give new life to “Steel Magnolias” and dazzle audiences with a lot of humor and a lot of heart.

In November 2023, jef brown will direct “The Book of Will” by Lauren Gunderson. “Amidst the noise and color of Elizabethan London, ‘The Book of Will’ finds an unforgettable true story of love, loss, and laughter, and sheds new light on a man you may think you know.”

Next, in January 2024, we will warm audiences up with some laughter as we present the farcical “Rumors” by Neil Simon, directed by Ed Cohen. “When they gather to celebrate a tenth wedding anniversary, four New York power couples experience a severe attack of Farce.”

March 2024 will be a *thrill* you won’t forget, as we present “Deathtrap” by Ira Levin, directed by Jerry Wiesenhahn. We are excited to bring to our audiences the “twists and turns of devilish cleverness” that make up “Deathtrap”, with “hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment.”

After the thriller, we are cranking up the laughs in May 2024 with door slamming comedy of “Boeing Boeing” by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans. Mark Femia will direct this 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage, which features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time.

Finally, we will close out the 2023-24 season with a show we cannot yet announce, to be directed by Angelo Cerniglia in July 2024. We look forward to announcing it just as soon as we are able!

Look out for updates about the 2023-24 season on Mariemont Players’ Facebook page and website (www.mariemontplayers.com

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2023-2024 Season Announced by Xenia Area Community Theatre

XACT_logoNIGHTFALL WITH EDGAR ALLEN POE
Directed by Dee Berdine
Oct. 20-29

SVETLANA’S FIRST CHRISTMAS and A HOLIDAY SURPRISE
Directed by Melodee Bass
Dec. 1-10

NO EXIT
Directed by Mike Taint
March 1-10

LYSISTRATA
Directed by T.C. Kimmet
April 5-14

WORLD BUILDERS
Directed by Julie Hauwiller
May 10-19

For more information visit www.xeniaact1.org.

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2023-2024 Season Announced by The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTThe Drama Workshop is proud to announce our 70th Season, continuing the tradition of bringing quality theatre to Cincinnati’s west side, while encouraging the growth of our local actors, artists and technicians.

The shows selected for our 2023-24 season are as follows:

BINGO! The Winning Musical
By Heitzman, Reid & Holcenbert
Directed by Gina Kleesattel
Performance dates: July 28 – August 13, 2023

THE TIN WOMAN
by Sean Grennan
Directed by Jerry Wiesenhahn
Performance Dates: September 29 – October 15, 2023

WINTER WONDERETTES
by Roger Bean
Directed by Linda Abbott
Performance Dates: December 1-17, 2023

HOME BREW THEATRE VII
A weekend of short plays by local authors.
Performance Dates: Jan 19-21, 2024

BECKY’S NEW CAR
by Steven Dietz
Directed by Tom Peters
Performance Dates: March 1-17, 2024

DEAR WORLD
by Lawrence, Lee & Herman
Directed by Dennis Murphy
Performance Dates: May 3-19, 2024

More information to come!

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