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Auditions Announced for WRONG WINDOW at Beechmont Players

BPI_logoWRONG WINDOW
A comedy thriller by Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore​​

Directed by Alan Kootsher

If you’re a fan of Rear Window on screen, you’ll award WRONG WINDOW a perfect 10!  A barrage of gag-filled dialogue.  Knee-slappingly funny from start to finish!

Auditions:

  • 2:00 – 4:00 on Sunday, January 26
  • 7:00 – 9:00 on Monday, January 27.

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

Five Performances:  May 1-3, 8 and 9 at the Anderson Center Theater

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

CHARACTERS:   5 men, 3 women.

  • Jeff Elbies- (stage age)- 38-45. Debonair, quick- witted, funny and practical.
  • Robbie-  (stage age)- 38-45. Jeff’s best friend. Very lovable and somewhat naive.
  • Thor Larswald- Mid-fifties. Larger man. Menancing and quick to anger.
  • Loomis- 40-60. Apartment building handyman. Not the sharpest tool in the shed. Slow on the uptake and very lazy.
  • Detective Doyle Thomas- A weathered, hard-boiled Detective.
  • Marnie Elbes- (stage age)- 33-40. Adventurous, witty and the mystery writer wife of Jeff. She matches him in every way.
  • Midge- (stage age)- 33-40.-Robbie’s better half. Finds everything he says fascinating and funny. She’s a nosy body and a follower.
  • Lila Larswald- 24-30. Sexy but a hell cat. Much younger wife of Lars. Must be agile and flexible. Will be hanging from a hook!

Questions?
Email the director: Alan Kootsher (akootsher@yahoo.com)

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Auditions Announced for HONK! the Musical at Beechmont Players

BPI_logoBeechmont Players, Inc is excited to announce auditions for their production of HONK! the Musical

HONK! is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling and winner of the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical.

Directed by Liz Ingram
Produced by Maggie Ingram King

Auditions:

  • Monday, October 28th from 7:30-9:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 29th from 7:30-9:30pm
  • Invited callbacks will be Wednesday, October 30th from 7:30-9:30pm

Auditions and callbacks with be held at:
Cherry Grove United Methodist Church
1428 Eight Mile Road
Cincinnati, OH 45255

  • Auditionees should be at least 14 years of age. *At this time, we will only be auditioning teens to adults for this production. If children are needed to help fill our ensemble, auditions for them will be held at a later date* 
  •  Please prepare 16-32 measures of a song that best showcases your vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided. 
  • Auditionees will also be asked to read from the script.
  • Please dress comfortably as a dance/movement audition will occur as well. 
  • Bring a resume and headshot (if available) as well as a list of conflicts from November 7, 2019 – February 8, 2020. No conflicts after February 9, 2020 are permitted. 

Performance Dates:
February 14-16, 2020 and February 21-22, 2020

Performances will be held at the Anderson Center Theatre

To sign-up for an audition slot, please visit:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E44ADAB2EA0F58-auditions

Walk-ins will be seen when a slot is available

For questions, please email the producer, Maggie Ingram King, at maingram87@gmail.com.

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2018-2019 Orchid Awards for Beechmont Players Inc.

BPI_logoOVER THE TAVERN

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Chessie Vigran
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Frederick Gorney
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Jessie Faye
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Nora Kovasckitz
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Thomas Stricker
  • EXCELLENCE IN HOUSE – Donna Surber
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Barbara Alenduff
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART – Teresa Johns
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROPERTIES – Pam Kaesemeyer
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Mary Ann Fagel & Barbara Alenduff
  • EXCELLENCE IN SOUND DESIGN – Mark Aronson

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Eric Day
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Hannah Richardson
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Jan Costello
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Jennifer Keith
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Mark Waldfogle
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Faye Crawford & Pegatha Eddingfield
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY – Sharon Shelton
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Jenny Mielbrecht
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Mike Surber
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Shannon Treier
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Steve Phelan
  • EXCELLENCE IN SPECIAL EFFECTS – Jeff Surber

WIDDERSHINS

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Collin Wenzell
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Faye Crawford
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Jeanette Tacon
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – John Conrad
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Linda Roll & Faye Crawford
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – jef brown
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Wayne Kirsch
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART – Jim Bussey
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Mike Surber & Don Phillips
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Cheryl Boettger
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – jef brown

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A LIVE RADIO PLAY

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Laura Gossett
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Ryan Oelker
  • EXCELLENCE IN HOUSE – Donna Surber
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART – Teresa Johns

FATHER OF THE BRIDE

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Emily Keller
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Fred Hunt
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Jody Hart
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Barbara Alenduff
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Jenny Mielbrecht
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Mike Surber

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Cast Announced for BORN YESTERDAY at Beechmont Players

BPI_logoBeechmont Players has announced the cast of their upcoming production, BORN YESTERDAY.

The cast includes:

  • Assistant Manager – John Conrard
  • Mrs. Hedges – Mary Ann Fagel
  • A Barber – Andrew Gephardt
  • Harry Brock – Wayne Kirsch
  • Paul Verrall – Lon Nease
  • Senator Norval Hedges – Steve Phelan
  • Eddie Brock – Tim Rogers
  • A Manicurist – Cindy Rumke
  • Billie Dawn – Amy Stier
  • Helen – Amanda Szarmack
  • Ed Devery – Jim Waldfogle

Performances run March 12-20. For more information visit http://beechmontplayers.org.

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Broadway Cast Member Teresa De Zarn Visits THE SECRET GARDEN Cast at Beechmont Players

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Aubrey Wilson as Mrs. Medlock, Rebecca Mactaggart as Mary Lennox & Isaac Owens as the Fakir.

The cast of Beechmont Players soon-to-open Cincinnati production of the musical THE SECRET GARDEN got a special glimpse into the show’s beginnings when original Broadway cast member Teresa De Zarn spoke to them before rehearsal last Friday night.

Teresa was with the show much of the way, from backer’s auditions to the Broadway run.  Originally cast as Rose, the young orphan Mary’s dead mother, a family emergency took her away briefly, but she was invited back before the show opened on Broadway to take an ensemble role and understudy both Rose and Rose’s sister Lily.  On opening night, Rose was unable to perform, so Teresa was able to premiere her original role for the show’s first night on Broadway at the St. James Theater.  That cast included Daisy Eagan as Mary Lennox, along with Mandy Patinkin, Rebecca Luker, Robert Westenberg and John Cameron Mitchell.

“It was an exciting process,” Teresa told the cast.  “During the backers’ auditions, the songs were changing constantly as the writers firmed up the show.  I was there from the beginning, and got to be part of our five-minute excerpt at the 1991 Tony Awards (introduced and narrated by Julie Andrews!), when the show won for Outstanding Musical.”

Teresa started her Broadway career in CATS (playing Sillabub and Grizabella) and was in THE THREE-PENNY OPERA (with Sting) before doing THE SECRET GARDEN.  She later played Gueniviere in the national tour of CAMELOT and Christine in the international tour of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.  She returned to Cincinnati, and today runs the theater program at McNicholas High School, where her theater career took root as a freshman in 1972.

THE SECRET GARDEN began as an enchanting classic of children’s literature, and has become a brilliant, innovative musical. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her reclusive, uncle and his invalid son. The estate’s many wonders include a secret garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing a compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

The show is currently preparing for a Spring, 2017 regional tour before coming back as a Broadway revival. But you can see it now–Beechmont Players’ production opens Friday, February 17th and runs through February 25th.  Information is available at www.BeechmontPlayers.org.

Director Joey Schnell says “I love this show, but it’s only rarely performed.”  He and Teresa agree that “It’s a powerful show,”  and Teresa adds, “if you’re a romantic you need to see it.”

Beechmont Players is one of Cincinnati’s oldest community theatre groups, having opened its doors in 1959 to provide quality community entertainment to the Anderson area.  Beechmont Players is the Arts Organization in Residence at the Anderson Center. The gorgeous, state-of-the-art Anderson Center Theater provides a breathtaking showcase for Beechmont Players’ award-winning productions.

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