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Fall Classes and Workshops at Acting Up

ACTUP-logoActing Up is excited to offer 6-week small group fall classes and a high school workshop beginning October 5, 2020!  While we are disappointed we cannot produce our usual fall musical due to the on-going restrictions surrounding COVID-19, we are thrilled to offer the opportunity for young actors to continue to hone their performance skills during this time!

We will be offering Acting classes for grades 2-12 (grouped by grade level), an Improv class for grades 6-12, and a high school workshop production of “Freaky Friday”!  All classes will be held at our facility in Mason.  Details for each individual class can be found in the EventBrite link for your actor’s grade level.  Spots are extremely limited, and several classes are already SOLD OUT, but we do have a few remaining spots in our Acting Class for grades 8-12 and our high school workshop!

Click on the following links for more information and registration:

All registered participants will receive a detailed guide of Acting Up’s COVID-19 policies and protocols prior to the start of classes, as well as a medical/liability release form that must be completed for the first class.  Actors registered for the “Freaky Friday” workshop will receive a separate email with (optional) audition information.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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2019-2020 Orchid Awards for Acting Up


  • Excellence in Choreography – Catherine Dresbach & Anna Duvall Sheehan
  • Excellence in Costume Design – Sue Speno & Alicia Farbstein
  • Excellence in Dance Execution – The Cast
  • Excellence in Direction – Brahm Corstanje
  • Excellence in Light Design – Allen Young
  • Excellence in Producing – Adrianna Hartmann
  • Excellence in Set Decor – Brent Peebles
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Ashlynn Hezlep
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance –  Izak Lord-Wohlstein
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Katie Short

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N95 Mask Collection Headed by Acting Up Member

ACTUP-logoHello all,

We hope this email finds you well!  One of Acting Up’s set build volunteers is the President of the Cincinnati Woodworking Club, and has organized an N95 mask collection for local hospitals currently facing a shortage due to the pandemic.  Acting Up keeps N95 masks in our shop, which we will be donating, and is hoping some other area theaters may also have masks to donate!

Please see the note below from the Cincinnati Woodworking Club, and note the drop-off points around town.  If you have masks, but cannot get them to a drop-off location, please email Acting Up at ActingUp@ActingUp.com:

The Cincinnati area hospital systems are in desperate need of supplies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. http://www.hamiltoncountyohioema.org/donations-needed-during-covid-19/

As a club, we want to help by donating any N95 masks that you might have.  Open, but unused, or new boxes of masks are being accepted.   They will be UV sterilized prior to use.   We have set up a few neighborhood collection points.  Please drop off your supplies prior to Thursday evening.   Each donation will have a box outside — you do not need to contact anyone at the home.

The following are the collection points:

John Libbert  SE
5565 Wild Rose Ln. Milford, 45150. Front porch is covered and a box will be on one of the chairs near the front door.

Herb Retzsch  Northwest group.
6321 Anthony Drive, Hamilton, OH 45011.  Box will be on the front porch.

Larry Saupe SE
7776 Shadowleaf Ln
Cincinnati, OH 45247
(White Oak / Monfort Hts area)

Will Hartmann  N central – Acting Up Affiliate
7817 Hedgewood Cir
Mason, OH 45040. Bin on front covered porch

Thank you!!!!

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TUCK EVERLASTING Postponed by Acting Up

ACTUP-logoA Message from the Acting Up Board of Directors: The health and well-being of everyone in our community and beyond is the highest priority for Acting Up. Due to the Governor’s recent mandates on large gatherings and community precautions, our previously scheduled April 3-5 performances of TUCK EVERLASTING have been POSTPONED.

Please stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks while we explore options including the possibility of a venue change in addition to the performance date changes. If you have any information on possible alternative venues, please email: ActingUp@ActingUp.com with the details. We appreciate your continued support.

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TUCK EVERLASTING The Musical Runs April 3-15

ACTUP_Tuck EverlastingTUCK EVERLASTING The Musical
Acting Up
April 3-15
Mason Middle School

Directed by Brent Peebles
Orchestra & vocal direction by Jeanne Bilyeu
Choreographed by Chatherine Dresbach, Shawn Flick & Jenna Schroeder

What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.

  • Fri, April 3 at 7pm
  • Sat, April 4 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, April 5 at 2pm

Official page | Facebook event |

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