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COVID-19 Update From CenterStage Players

CSPOH_logoLike many of our community theatre colleagues in the greater Cincinnati area, we were saddened when our most recent production was put on hold the night before we opened due to the COVID-19 restrictions put in place by the Governor of Ohio.  While we agree these are necessary to ensure the safety of everyone, it was still difficult knowing the hard work that our cast and crew had put into the development of their program.  CenterStage Players continues to extend our best wishes to everyone and hopes that everyone stays safe during this time of uncertainty.  We look forward to seeing everyone across the area return to the stage as soon as possible.

At this time we are announcing that we are rescheduling our May show along with a change in venue.  HEATHERS The Musical (directed by Amanda Borchers) will now hit the stage on July 2, 3, 5, and 10-12 (barring any governmental or CDC restrictions).  This show will be performed at The Arts Center at Dunham (home of Sunset Players).  Thanks to everyone who was instrumental in keeping this show alive and moving it to the new location.

We are also announcing changes to our 2020-21 season.  Our revised lineup is as follows:

MOMUS & APHRODITE by Fred Rothzeid
A Greek comedy taking place in Athens . . . Ohio!
Directed by Chris Lee
Produced by Kent Smith & Burt McCollum
September 11-20, 2020

MACBETH by William Shakespeare
A modern twist on a classic Shakespeare story
Directed by Tom Peters
Produced by Fred Hunt
November 13-22, 2020

INCORRIGIBLE by Teri Foltz
A regional premier written by a local playwright
Directed by Mark Culp
Produced by Lisa Hunt
February 19-28, 2021

BUGS! by Stephen Williams
A family musical comedy of fantasy and wonder
Directed by Burt McCollom
Produced by Trisha Cooper
April 23-May 2, 2021

Please continue to visit our website (www.centerstageplayersinc.com) and Facebook page for show and audition information.

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MOMUS & APHRODITE Postponed by CenterStage Players

CSPOH_logoAs you are well aware, the entire country continues to put preventative measures in place in hopes of curbing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Due to concerns associated with the virus pandemic as well as mandates from the Governor of Ohio and Lockland School Board, CenterStage Players is disappointed to announce that we are postponing the premiere of MOMUS & APHRODITE which was scheduled to open on Friday, March 13.

The cast has been hard at work refining this production since January and we were excited to bring this regional premiere to the stage. We are hopeful that we will be able to reschedule performances later in the current season, but details cannot be finalized until such a time when many of the current preventative measures are lifted.  Once that occurs we hope to be able to secure additional production dates dependent upon venue and cast availability.

For those who purchased pre-sale tickets and would like a refund, you will be receiving an e-mail message shortly with details on that process.

We continue to monitor this situation and hope to be back onstage as soon as possible once health and government officials have determined it’s safe again.  As details are confirmed we will post that information to both our website and Facebook pages.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of live community theatre!

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2020-2021 Season Announced by CenterStage Players

CSPOH_logoCenterStage Players is excited to announce their 2020/21 season:

MACBETH by William Shakespeare
A modern twist on a classic Shakespeare story
Directed by Tom Peters
Produced by Fred Hunt
(Early Fall)

TBA (Pending Rights Approval)
(Late 2020)

INCORRIGIBLE by Teri Foltz
A regional premier written by a local playwright
Directed by Mark Culp
Produced by Lisa Hunt
(Early 2021)

BUGS! by Stephen Williams
A family musical comedy of fantasy and wonder
Directed by Burt McCollom
Produced by Trisha Cooper
(Spring 2021)

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MOMUS AND APHRODITE Runs March 13-22

CSP_Momus & Aphrodite logoMOMUS AND APHRODITE
CenterStage Players
Runs March 13-22
Lockland High School

Directed by R. Chris Lee

Cast: Gretchen Schultz as Aphrodite, Joel Lind as Momus, Al McNeal as Herc, Pia Rader as Bartender, Russ McGee as Jim & Jessie Faye as Sally
Ensemble: Steve Krieger, Charlie Rader, Rachel Tolliver, Killian Taylor & Ashley Wuerdeman

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 13-14 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 15 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 20-21 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 22 at 2pm

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Cast Announced for MOMUS AND APHRODITE at CenterStage Players

CSPOH_logoCenterStage Players is pleased to announce the cast for their upcoming production of MOMUS AND APHRODITE directed by Chris Lee.

The cast includes:

  • Aphrodite: Gretchen Schultz
  • Momus: Joel Lind
  • Herc: Al McNeal
  • Bartender: Pia Rader
  • Jim: Russ McGee
  • Sally: Jessie Faye
  • Ensemble: Steve Krieger, Charlie Rader, Rachel Tolliver, Killian Taylor, and Ashley Wuerdeman.

Performances will be March 13-15 and 20-22 at Lockland High School.

Advance tickets are available at: www.centerstageplayersinc.com

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