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Open House Event for All School Theater on March 5

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Many schools across Hamilton County have reduced or lost their theater programs due to budget cuts. To support schools and students, ArtsConnect, a non-profit arts organization of Springfield Township, has partnered with Dramakinetics and Mt Healthy School District with funding from The Ohio Arts Council to bring an All School Community Theater Program to our region. This program gives a unique opportunity to area students.

Students between the ages of 10-17 from any school can have the opportunity to be a part of a live community theater production. ArtsConnect and Dramakinetics will kick off this exciting project with an All School Theater Open House event on Thursday, March 5th at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt Healthy High School cafeteria. (Please enter through the main door and arrive no later than 6:30 p.m.)

The Open House will be an opportunity for students to learn more about the project, auditions and schedule. Students will have a pizza dinner provided and will quickly get to know one another through fun improv theater games. Unique to this project, the students will actually choose the show they want to be a part of at the Theater Open House event. There will be three choices and the opportunity to vote via secret ballot. The final show selection will be revealed at the Open House.

AFTER THE OPEN HOUSE
Auditions for the selected show will be held Sunday, April 5th beginning at 1:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 7th, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Mt Healthy Jr/Sr High School auditorium. (Dates subject to change. Please see www.theartsconnect.us to confirm the audition schedule.)

Rehearsals will run twice a week in the evenings, May 18 – June 5th. Once school is out for the summer, rehearsals will run three days a week, 9-11 a.m. Three performances will be held at the Mt Healthy Theater, June 26th and 27th.

Cast fees will be $100 per student and crew fees will be $50 per student. Students are not required to participate in the Open House Event to be in the show, however are highly encouraged to do so. A limited number of scholarships are available to students who demonstrate a financial need. Scholarship applications are due no later than May 18th. Each scholarship approved covers 50% of the cost. (Cast $50, Crew $25) APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP HERE.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
ArtsConnect is actively seeking parent and college students interested in theater as volunteers to assist with the production. A background check will be conducted with volunteers. Volunteers can SIGN UP ONLINE AT www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/Njg5NzI=

For more information on the Open House or the All School Theater Project, call ArtsConnect at 513.522.2108.

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Old Time Radio Sensation Comes Through Loud and Clear with ArtsConnect Dinner Show

— Relive or experience for the first time, the magic of old time radio with live sound effects and a stellar cast —

— It’s a trip to the past with a modern twist…and dinner! —

AC_Strangers on a Train logoSpringfield Township – On Friday, October 16 at 6:30 pm, the New Edgecliff Theatre will present a special old-time radio style performance of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller STANGERS ON A TRAIN. Guy Haines and Charles Bruno meet by chance on a train and share about the people in their lives they could do without. Guy is going through an unhappy time in his marriage and wants to divorce his wife Miriam. Bruno’s problem is with his father, but he wants a more permanent solution. The plan is relatively simple. When Bruno has an idea about planning the perfect murders, and then goes on to commit one, Haines finds himself in a bad position.

This vintage radio-style performance, complete with live sound effects created by Media Heritage’s Mike Martini, tells one of America’s best psychological crime thrillers. The performers will be dressed in period fashion. This production is a unique combination of the nostalgia of classic radio drama, and the excitement of a live theatrical performance. Come see the golden age of radio brought gloriously back to life, featuring some of Greater Cincinnati’s finest actors! It’s a trip to the past with a modern twist.’

  • TICKETS: Dinner and the Show are $40.00 per person. There is a cash bar. Dinner is provided by DiStasi Banquet Center. Tickets can be ordered online at TheArtsConnect.us/dinner-theater. You can choose your dinner option.
  • WHERE: The Grove Banquet and Events Center, 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231, located behind the Springfield Township Civic Center.
  • WHEN: Doors open at 6:30 pm. Dinner will be served buffet style and the show starts at 7:30 pm.

“Radio theatre is a significant slice of Americana,” said Shawn Maus, Springfield Township Arts and Enrichment Council board member.

Be a part of the live “studio” audience.

“From the innovative work of Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre broadcasts of the 1930’s to the hilarity of A Prairie Home Companion, the radio play has been one of our nation’s most beloved art forms,” adds Maus. “We are proud to honor this tradition through our Dinner Theatre series.”

—For more information on ArtsConnect™visit www.TheArtsConnect.us or call Kim Flamm, Projects, Events & Communications Coordinator. 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231. Tel: (513) 522-14310; artsinfo@springfieldtwp.org; Web: www.springfieldtwp.org

The Springfield Township Arts and Enrichment Council, d.b.a. The ArtsConnect™ is a 501(c)3 organization established to create an engaged and vibrant community with quality of life enhancements through the arts, community events, and parks and recreation.

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