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
A 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.
TUCK EVERLASTING The Musical
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
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Sign Up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4facaf29a13-auditions12
Who: Anyone 6-18 years old (and still in high school)
When: Auditions will take place Monday, December 2 or Tuesday, December 3, 6:30-9:00 pm. Your entire audition will take about 45 minutes. Callbacks (for those requested) will be on Thursday, December 5.
Where: Acting Up Mason, 108 E. Church St, Mason, OH 45040
Show Info: 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. Based on best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt and adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, Tuck Everlasting features a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen.
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) on your phone, iPod, or CD. There will not be an accompanist.
- Monologue: You should perform a monologue no longer than 1 minute that demonstrates your acting ability (you may be cut off).
- 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 conflicts. 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 to be returned. No need at all for professional photos, a selfie is fine. It is merely to help the casting board recall who is who.
- Schedule: Rehearsals will begin in early January, 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. Performances will be April 3-5 at the Mason Middle School Theater.
Who’s Directing?: TUCK EVERLASTING will be directed by Brent Peebles, with assistant director Brahm Corstanje. Music Direction by Jeanne Bilyeu.
Questions and more information at ActingUp.com or email ActingUp@ActingUp.com.
Roald Dahl’s MATILDA
Mason High School Theater
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!
- Fri, Sept. 20 at 7pm
- Sat, Sept. 21 at 2pm & 7pm
- Sun, Sept. 22 at 2pm
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