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Cast Announced for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at CenterStage Players

CSP_logoCenterStage Players is excited to announce the cast for our summer presentation of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.

This wll be performed as a dedication to the Dee Dunn Pavilion in College Hill on Saturday, June 24 at 7:00 PM.

Admission is free so come help celebrate the legacy of Dee Dunn with this classic work by William Shakespeare!


  • Beatrice – Abigail Dirr
  • Benedick – Joe Hamzy
  • Claudio – Parker Culp
  • Hero – Anna-Grace Rose
  • Don Pedro – Preston Koeninger
  • Don John – Tia Mounts
  • Conrad – Hana Conte
  • Borachio – Chelsea Patterson
  • Ursula & Francis Seacole – Evie Howard
  • Balthasar & Sexton – Ryan Vaughan
  • Leonato – Ken Macke
  • Antonio – Rebecca Coots
  • Dogberry – Frances RTM Boyle
  • Verges – Angie Boyle
  • Hugh Oatcake – Trisha Cooper
  • George Secole & Margaret – Max Mason
  • Friar Francis – Burt McCollom

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Cast Announced for SILENCE the Musical at CenterStage Players

CSP_logoThe cast includes:

  • Faith Gingrich-Goetz Isaacs as Clarice Starline
  • Jeff Richardson as Dr. Hannibal Lecter
  • Justin Stallkamp as Buffalo Bill
  • Heather O’Meara as Catherine Martin
  • Allison Kalfas as Senator Martin
  • Rick Hunt as Crawford
  • Corey Meyer as Dr. Chilton
  • Jasmyn Jewell as Ardelia
  • Paul Henkler as Papa Starling
  • Allie Webber as Pembry
  • Rebecca Mullins-Jones as Lamb Chorus
  • Hannah Berlin Petry as Lamb Chorus

Directed by Sean Mize, performances run Sept. 8-16 at The Arts Center at Dunham

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Auditions Announced for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at CenterStage Players

CSP_logoCenterStage Players will be holding auditions for their summer production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing‘ on Sunday, April 16 beginning at 5:00 PM. Auditions will be held at Lockland HS and will consist of cold readings from the script.

In 2020, the College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (CHCURC) dedicated the Dee Dunn Memorial Stage in Patrick Wolterman Memorial Park on Hamilton Avenue. It is now time for us to properly christen the stage named for CenterStage Players’ “Matriarch”.

Show date will be Saturday, June 24th at 7PM (Rain Date July 1st) at this outdoor facility. Approximate runtime will be 1 hour.

The performance will be a modern day setting (costumes and props will be everyday items we can easily locate). Rehearsal schedule will be developed once the show is cast and will be dependent on availability of those cast. Rehearsals will begin in late April and will be held 2-3 nights per week. All high school aged actors and above are encouraged to audition.

You can sign-up in advance for an audition slot here:

Walk-ins will also be taken. If you are unable to attend on April 16th, you may elect to do a video submission to the director at culpp@xavier.edu

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Auditions Announced for SILENCE the Musical at CenterStage Players

CSP_logoCenterStage Players presents SILENCE! the Musical (the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs)

*R-rated. STRONG language*
In the beloved and still frightening classic movie, rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to catch the serial killer known only as Buffalo Bill. The infamous and hair-raising thriller has kept countless millions on the edges of their seats for decades! And now, at last, this delicate symphony of suspense has been turned on its ear and retold in the only way it can be – as a musical! A singing chorus of adorable yet frightening floppy-eared lambs narrates the action; Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping the hapless Catherine Martin; and even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he’d like to lead someday outside the prison walls. Deliriously tasty, the original lewd, lyrical and laugh-your-butt-off horror musical kills!

*Extreme comedic ability is needed. Super camp*

Clarice Starling (alto) – *MUST perform with lisp*
A student at the FBI Academy. She hopes to work at the Behavioral Science Unit, tracking down serial killers and ultimately apprehending them. Her mentor, Jack Crawford, sends her to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The character is commonly portrayed as having a lisp.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter (bari-tenor) – A brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer who helps Clarice out in her investigation and eventually escapes prison in a bloody massacre.

Catherine Baker Martin (soprano) – Daughter of Senator Ruth Martin, kidnapped and imprisoned by “Buffalo Bill”.

Jack Crawford (bass-baritone) – The Agent-in-Charge of the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI in Quantico, Virginia.

Ardelia Mapp (mezzo-soprano) – Roommate of Clarice Starling and also a student at the FBI Academy who helps her out in the investigation. African American actress.

Dr. Frederick Chilton (high baritone) – The pompous, incompetent director of the Chesapeake State Hospital for the Criminally Insane and later Baltimore Hospital for the Criminally Insane. There, he is the jailer of Hannibal Lecter.

Papa Starling (baritone) – Clarice’s deceased father who appears to her in visions to encourage her in carrying out the investigation. A Virginia sheriff who was killed during a robbery.

Senator Ruth Martin (soprano) – National senator and mother of Catherine, who pleads for Buffalo Bill to release her daughter on national television and arranges for Lecter to be transferred to a lighter security prison in Baltimore in exchange for information on the killer. Normally plays Catherine as well but might split the roles for this production.

Chorus – Every character except Clarice plays multiple roles in the show. The chorus is on stage for every number. Strong comedic ability needed.

***It is strongly recommended to listen to the cast album for the show with the link below in order to get the feel and comedic style. The role of Clarice MUST have the lisp and accent displayed on the cast recording***


Auditions will be held on April 16th beginning at 5pm.
Callbacks will be held April 17th beginning at 7.

Anyone who cannot make April 16th can contact director Sean Walker-Mize to schedule a time on April 17th before callbacks. Video submissions will also be accepted.

Any questions? Contact Director at SeanWalkerMize@gmail.com or message using Facebook messenger.

Lockland High School Auditorium
249 W Forrer Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45215
United States

Sept 8th-17th
Performing at
Arts Center at Dunham.
1945 Dunham Way, Cincinnati OH 45238
(Note: this is a different location than Auditions)

Rehearsals will start July 10th with a music bootcamp week to learn all the music upfront. Rehearsal dates are TBD based on cast availability but will be 3 days a week. Rehearsals will be at Arts Center at Dunham 1945 Dunham Way, Cincinnati OH 45238.


  • 16-32 measures of a song that shows off your vocal range. Comedic songs preferred but not necessary.
  • Please have sheet music in the proper key.
  • Be prepared to be asked questions about your comedic ability, dance skill, and understanding of the show style.
  • There will be no dance audition. The show does not have difficult dancing but cast must know how to move.
  • Headshots and resume are not needed but be prepared to list favorite theatre roles.
  • ***Please arrive early to fill out an audition form including rehearsal conflicts***
  • SIGN UP: www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4da9a723a3f4c43-auditions#/

Director/Choreographer: Sean Walker-Mize
Producer: Mark Culp

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MOMUS & APHRODITE Runs March 24-April 2

CSP_Momus and AphroditeMOMUS & APHRODITE
CenterStage Players
March 24-April 2
Lockland High School

Cast: Joel Lind as Momus, Erica Beimesche as Aphrodite, Zak Kelley as Herc, Burt McCollom as Mayor & Sharon Rose Tyahur as Mayor’s Wife
Ensemble: Steve Krieger, Sandy Schlueter, Rick Stein, Rachel Tolliver & John Vanderplough

In this new play written by a local playwright, Momus, God of Satire, Blame and Criticism, travels with Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, Passion and Beauty, to Athens, Ohio in search of a man willing to die out of love for her. Hilarity ensues. Does love conquer all? More importantly, can two Greek gods actually find happiness in Athens, Ohio?

  • Fri-Sat, March 24-25 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 26 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 31-April 1 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 2 at 2pm

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