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Auditions Announced for LEGALLY BLONDE JR. at Acting Up

ACTUP-logoAuditions for LEGALLY BLONDE JR with Acting Up

Who: Anyone 8-18 years old (and still in high school)

When: Monday, October 17 or Tuesday, October 18, 6:20-9:00 pm. Your entire audition will take about 45 minutes – 1 hour.  Callbacks (for those requested) will be on Thursday, October 20 at 6:30pm.

Where: Acting Up Mason, 108 E. Church St, Mason, OH 45040

Show Info:
Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde The Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show’s instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit and sass – leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink!

LEGALLY BLONDE JR follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle’s boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she’s not “serious” enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren’t mutually exclusive.  As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.

What to prepare and bring:

  • Song: Be prepared to perform 32 measures (no longer than 1 minute) of any song that highlights your voice. This should be a Broadway-type song. You should sing with karaoke-type music (no vocals) downloaded on your phone, iPod, or CD. There will not be an accompanist. (Please note, no WiFi is available in our building and cell service is spotty, so please have any music pre-downloaded.)
  • Monologue: You should perform a monologue no longer than 1 minute that demonstrates your acting ability.
  • Dress to dance. A short piece of choreography will be taught and performed as part of the audition process.
  • Audition Form: Found on our database at ActingUpdb.com.  Please create an account and enter all your information, including ALL conflicts from November 6- February 19.  If you already have an account, DO NOT create a new one, but make sure to update your information before printing. Bring a printed copy of the audition form, including your conflicts list, with you to your audition. Please make sure that ALL of your CONFLICTS are listed in the database and printed with your form.  ALL conflicts must be reported at auditions.
  • Photo: Bring a recent photo that looks like you, that you do not need returned. No need for professional photos, it is merely to help the casting board recall who is who.

Schedule: Rehearsals will begin the week of November 6, and are expected to be Monday-Thursday 6:30-9:00pm and Sundays 2:00-5:00pm. Not all actors will be called to every rehearsal.  We will take a break for Thanksgiving and Christmas & New Years. Performances will be February 17-19, 2023 at the Mason Middle School Theater.

Who’s Directing?: Acting Up’s Fall Musical will be directed by Rachelle Penilla and Erin Russell. Music Direction by Jeanne Bilyeu.

Acting Up COVID protocols: We will continue to follow the recommendations of the Warren County Department of Health.  Acting Up is currently mask optional.

Click here to sign up for an audition slot.

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Acting Up’s Upcoming Production of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Sept. 23-25

ACTUP_Spongebob promoAre You Ready Kids? Aye-aye, Captain!
Acting Up presents The SpongeBob Musical
September 23-25 at the Mason High School Theater

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Mason, OH, August 17, 2022) – Join us as the iconic Nickelodeon cartoon comes to life on the stage this September, in Mason! The SpongeBob Musical explodes with energy and features an original pop and rock-infused score by a legendary roster of Grammy® Award-winning artists including Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler, Sara Bareilles, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I., David Bowie, and more.

Acting Up, a young performers community theater, is thrilled to present this crazy, fun, one-of-a-kind musical event through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals. Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the four performances held at the Mason High School Theater (6100 Mason-Montgomery Rd.), September 23-25. Acting Up’s production includes a live orchestra and 55 local, talented young performers from across the tri-state area ranging from 6-18 years old.

About the Story
The SpongeBob Musical is described as “Our Town” meets “Armageddon” meets “SpongeBob.” This musical takes place in the undersea city of Bikini Bottom, inhabited by the happy-go-lucky and ever-optimistic yellow sea sponge SpongeBob SquarePants and his equally quirky circle of friends and neighbors. SpongeBob’s pleasant existence is abruptly interrupted when it is discovered that a nearby volcano will erupt within the next 48 hours! Though The SpongeBob Musical is incredibly fun and family-friendly, its timeless story of identity, crisis, and community is also a witty allegory that examines and critiques the politics of the modern era, and it does so in such a way where children will appreciate and understand the plot line, while adults can read between the lines and extract even more from the musical’s message. 

Acting Up presents The SpongeBob MusicalFour shows are held over one weekend at the Mason High School Theater:
(6100 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason OH 45040)

  • Friday, September 23rd at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 24th at 2:00 pm (sign-language interpreter will be provided)
  • Saturday, September 24th at 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 25th at 2:00 pm

Tickets
Tickets are on sale now for reserved seating and are only $15. Tickets can be purchased online at ActingUp.com or in-person one hour before each performance at the box office (Mason High School Theater). Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more attending the same performance at a discounted rate of $12 per ticket. Group orders can be made by emailing ActingUp@ActingUp.com and completing a group order form with a single payment.

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About Acting Up
Acting Up is a non-profit, all-volunteer, young performers community theater based in Mason, Ohio. We are in our 17th year of producing high quality musical productions which involve hundreds of volunteers. Strong family involvement and support of the community are key components to Acting Up’s success. Show weekends are an exciting culmination of all these efforts while showing off the amazing young talent right here in our community and the greater Cincinnati area.

Acting Up is also a member of ACT Cincinnati and has won hundreds of Orchid awards from the Association of Community Theatre for numerous productions, including Overall Technical Quality, Overall Performance Quality, Excellence in Dance Execution, and Excellence in Chorus, Choreography and Ensemble.

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THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Runs Sept. 23-25

ACTUP_Spongebob logoTHE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
Acting Up
Sept. 23-25
Mason High School Theater

Official cast list (scroll down) |

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Acting Up will for the fall of 2022! Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series, The SpongeBob Musical will transport the audience to a familiar underwater world. The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!

  • Fri, Sept. 23 at 7pm
  • Sat, Sept. 24 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Sept. 25 at 2pm

Official page | Facebook event |

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2021-2022 Orchid Awards for Acting Up

ACTUP-logoSEUSSICAL JR

  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Alicia Farbstein, Sue Speno
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Brent Peebles
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Allen Young
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT EXECUTION – Rylie Hezlep
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY – Bethany Wright and the Lobby Beautification Committee
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Amira Lavender
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Audra McCullough
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Ava Hartmann
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Kyle Rosa
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Adrianna Hartmann assisted by Karissa Cullen, Kristin Goecke, Laura Peebles
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROPERTIES – Erin Heinrich
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Keith Mealy, Steve Fair and Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Steve Fair and Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Steve Fair & Brent Peebles
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Tess Hogan
  • EXCELLENCE IN VOCAL DIRECTION – Jeanne Bilyeu

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Acting Up Presents Disney’s DESCENDANTS The Musical June 10-12 

Mason High School Theater

ACTUP_Disney Descendants PromoRotten.  To.  The.  Core.

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the baddest of them all, welcome to my wicked, wicked world” as you find out just how rotten Cruella De Vil, Jafar, the Evil Queen Grimhilde, and the spectacular Maleficent’s children are in Acting Up Young Performers Community Theater’s production of Disney’s “Descendants The Musical.”

Acting Up is excited to present, through special arrangement with Music Theater International, this modern-day spin on several of Disney’s classic characters as the children from the Isle of the Lost become part of Auradon, the idyllic land of the fairy tale kingdoms.  Come find out if you are an Evil or an Auradon Prep fan as you watch Nick Blaemire’s book brought to life by Madeline Smith and Matthew Tishler’s music in four performances at the Mason High School Theater, June 10 – 12th. Acting Up’s production includes 55 local, talented young performers from across the tri-state area ranging in age from 7-18 years.

Reserved seating tickets are only $15 and are available at ActingUp.com and are also available for purchase one hour before each performance at the box office. Groups of 10 or more attending the same performance can purchase group tickets in advance for a discounted fee of $12 by emailing ActingUp@ActingUp.com and completing a group order form with a single payment.

  • Acting Up is a non-profit, all-volunteer, young performers community theater based in Mason. We are in our 17th year of producing high quality musical productions which involve hundreds of volunteers.

  •  Acting Up is a member of ACT Cincinnati and has won hundreds of Orchid awards from the Association of Community Theatre for numerous productions, including Overall Technical Quality, Overall Performance Quality, Excellence in Dance Execution, and Excellence in Chorus, Choreography and Ensemble.

  • All authorized performance materials are supplied by Music Theater International.

Acting Up presents Disney’s Descendants: The Musical.

Four shows are held over one weekend:

  • Friday, June 10th at 7:00 pm

  • Saturday, June 11th at 2:00 pm (sign-language interpreter will be provided and costume parade before the performance for all costumed youth audience members)

  • Saturday, June 11th at 7:00 pm

  • Sunday, June 12th at 2:00 pm (costume parade before the performance for all costumed youth audience members)

All performances will be at the Mason High School Theater, 6100 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason OH 45040.

Tickets are available at ActingUp.com or at the door starting one hour before each performance. See our website at http://www.ActingUp.com for additional details and information!

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