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Cast Announced for THE ODD COUPLE: FEMALE VERSION at Beechmont Players Inc.

BPI_logoBeechmont Players is pleased to announce the cast for their winter show: THE ODD COUPLE: FEMALE VERSION.

Cast:

  • Olive: Jennifer Keith
  • Florence: Laurie Brinkman
  • Mickey: Dee Anne Bryll
  • Sylvie: Debbie Berlon
  • Renee: Becca Weisman
  • Vera: Peggy Allen
  • Manolo: Forrest Fairley
  • Jesus: Bob White

THE ODD COUPLE: FEMALE VERSION is directed by Arlene Balczo, produced by Cathy Roesener and has five performances: February 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 2022 at the Anderson Center Theater.

For more information visit www.beechmontplayers.org.

Thank you to all who auditioned and congratulations to our cast!

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The Passing of Barbara Jo Warapius

From Cincinnati.Com

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Amelia – Barbara Jo, loving daughter of Norma Causland of Vero Beach, FL. and the late Thomas Warapius passed away on Wednesday 21 July at the age of 67. She leaves behind a loving sister Susan Jacobs, and nieces Lyndsay and Kellee Jacobs, all of Ontario, Canada. Barbara Jo was born in Cincinnati and was a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S. She received an honours degree in Music from the University of Windsor and Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University in Sudbury, Ontario.

As a pianist and musical director, she was a prized member of countless productions put on by Cincinnati area groups like the Footlighters and the Beechmont Players, Inc.. She served as Secretary of Cincinnati UpDownTowners and was very proud to serve as a member of the Kentucky Army Reserve Band. Barbara Jo was employed with Great American Insurance Group, in Cincinnati. Barbara Jo was known for her many passions: animals, the great Canadian north, clothes making and her iconic V.W. Cabrio convertibles. She will be missed for her offbeat humour, razor-sharp intellect, and endless stories. Condolences may be shared with the family at ThomasJustinMemorial.com Arrangements will be made at a later date to celebrate Barbara Jo’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara Jo’s name may be directed to your local SPCA.

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Cast Announced for THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Beechmont Players

BPI_logoBeechmont Players is thrilled to announce the cast of their upcoming fall show, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST:

  • Jack Worthing – Michael Blessing
  • Algernon Moncrieff – Jared Briscoe
  • Gwendolyn Fairfax – Pamela Blessing
  • Cecily Cardew – Rachel Szeles
  • Lady Bracknell – Joe Hornbaker
  • Miss Prism – Sandy Schlueter
  • Rev. Canon Chasuble – jef brown
  • Lane – Tim Rogers
  • Merriman – Zak Slemmer

Directed by Steve Phelan 
Produced by Pam Kaesmeyer

Two young gentlemen bend the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. John has invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull country life behind to visit the girl he adores in London. Algernon takes the name Earnest to secretly visit John’s beautiful young ward in the country. Things go awry when they all end up together one fateful afternoon.

Performances are November 5-13 at the Anderson Center Theatre.

For more information visit www/beechmontplayers.org/season/2021-2022.

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Auditions Announced for THE ODD COUPLE: FEMALE VERSION at Beechmont Players

BPI_logoBeechmont Players and director Arlene Balczo are proud to announce auditions for THE ODD COUPLE: FEMALE VERSION.

You know all about Felix and Oscar. Now get on board with Florence and Olive!

Auditions will be held on July 29th at 7pm and on July 31 at 2pm at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, 1428 Eight Mile Road in Anderson Township. Enter Fellowship Hall from the south parking area. Please try to arrive at the beginning of auditions. If you will be later, contact producer Cathy Roesener at 513-231-8558

Be prepared to read from the script.

Roles:

  • Florence Unger: compulsive neat freak, recently separated from her husband. Stage age 35-50
  • Olive Madison: compulsive slob, also separated- Stage age 35-50
  • Sylvie: Friend of Olive and Florence- stage age 35-50
  • Mickey: Friend of Olive and Florence, a police officer- stage age 35-50
  • Renee: Friend of Olive and Florence- stage age 35-50
  • Vera: Friend of Olive and Florence- stage age 35-50
  • Manolo Costazuela- upstairs neighbor of Olive, brother to Jesus
  • Jesus Costazuela- upstairs neighbor of Olive, brother to Manolo

All ethnicities will be considered for all parts. There are no precast roles.

Performance dates are Feb. 4-12, 2022

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT BEECHMONT PLAYERS WANTS TO PROVIDE A SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS IN OUR PRODUCTIONS. THEREFORE, WE REQUIRE THAT ALL CAST AND CREW BE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 BY THE FIRST REHEARSAL.

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Auditions Announced for THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Beechmont Players

BPI_logoWE’RE BACK!! It’s time for auditions for our fall show: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST!

A trivial comedy for serious people, by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Steve Phelan

This theater classic features some of the wittiest dialogue ever written (and a chance to brush up your British accent!). Two young gentlemen bend the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. John has invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull country life behind to visit the girl he adores in London. Algernon takes the name Earnest to secretly visit John’s beautiful young ward in the country. Things go awry when they all end up together one fateful afternoon.

Auditions:
2:00 pm on Sunday, July 18 and 7:30 pm on Monday, July 19

Cherry Grove United Methodist Church
1428 Eight Mile Road
Cincinnati OH 45255

NOTE: For the safety of our patrons, cast, and crew, all participants in this show will be required to be vaccinated before the start of rehearsals.

Five Performances: November 5-13 at the Anderson Center Theater

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

CHARACTERS: 5 men, 4 women.

  • John Worthing: The country lover. Late 20s to 30s.
  • Algernon Moncrieff: The city lover. Mid 20s to 30s.Reve
  • \rend Canon Chasuble: 50s +
  • Merriman: Butler; 20s +
  • Lane: Manservant; 20s +
  • Lady Bracknell: A dragon of a dowager. 50s+
  • Honorable Gwendolen Fairfax: The city love interest; Mid 20s to 30s.
  • Cecily Cardew: The 18 year old country ward
  • Miss Prism: Governess; A prim woman, 50s +

Questions?Actors: for questions and/or a copy of the script, email stevephelan7588@gmail.com

Techs: for questions and/or a copy of the script, email pkaesey@gmail.com

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