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Willkommen to CASA’s Upcoming Production of CABARET

CASA_Cabaret promoCABARET runs July 28th-July 31st & August 4th-August 7th at Cincinnati Actor’s Studio & Academy

Indifference makes you an accomplice.

Cincinnati, OH – CABARET, based on the book Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood, is a social commentary about the dangers of the rise of fascism in 1930s Europe. Book by Joe Masteroff. Music & lyrics by John Kander & Fred Ebb.

CASA, in its goal to have an audience enter the story, not just a theatre, has sprinkled this award-winning show with eye-opening truths about society TODAY. Despite having all of the allure of a cabaret: sensuality, sexuality, provoking costuming, dancing, singing, music, aerial artistry, and comedy, this brazen production draws frightening parallels between then and now.

Ticket and Production Details
Performances will be on Thursday, July 28th – Sunday, July 31st, & Thursday, August 4th – Sunday, August 7th all at 7:30 pm. All performances will be at Essex Studios (2511 Essex Place, Studio 282B, Cincinnati, OH 45206.
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $20 for “Cabaret Seating” and can be purchased online at https://casastudio.booktix.com or at the door. “Cabaret Seating” tickets include couch options & seats at tables, with waiters to serve you water/tea/lemonade throughout the performance – LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE.

Adult Content: sexual situations, drinking, language, violence, and drug use
Trigger warnings are available on our website.

For more details, visit www.casastudioacademy.com or CASA’s Facebook page
(@CasaStudioAcademy).

*Presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals*

PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Director: Gina Cerimele-Mechley
  • Stage Manager: Erin Caudill
  • Assistant Stage Managers: Kat Swift & Ethan Brooks Baker
  • Assistant Directors: Meg Roulier & Elliet Malatesta
  • Choreographers: Gina Cerimele-Mechley & Cecelia Gries
  • Music Director: Joe Montgomery
  • Costumes: Eliana Batsakis
  • Lighting Assistant: Jonathon Armstrong
  • Vocal Teacher: Kate Stuard
  • Marketing: Sara Detwiler

CAST

  • Emcee: Alex Pletikapich
  • Sally: Maddi O’Connell
  • Cliff: Trey Finkenstead
  • Ernst: Nick Swope
  • Fraulein Schneider: Kate Stuard
  • Fraulein Kost: Kayamarie Roll
  • Herr Schultz: Ethan Brooks Baker
  • Rosie: Hannah Hodson
  • LuLu: Sabrina Mack
  • Frenchie: Peyton Wright
  • Fritzie/Gorilla: Cassandra Reeves
  • Helga: Cecilia Gries
  • Texas: Chandler Murray
  • Bobby: Jason Coffenberry
  • Victor: Tre Taylor
  • Herman: Con Williamson
  • Train Officer/Sailor/Max: James Pinkley
  • Bodyguards: Jonathon Armstrong & Kat Swift

SCHOOLS BEING REPRESENTED IN THE CAST AND CREW:  Baldwin-Wallace, CCM, Marymount Manhattan College, NKU, SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ohio U, Walnut Hills HS, and XU

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
MUSICAL SYNOPSIS: In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish.

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“Enter the story, not the theatre.”

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CABARET Runs July 29-Aug. 7

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8/4 – Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s performance of CABARET has been canceled & rescheduled for Saturday 8/6 at 12pm. If you previously purchased tickets, they have automatically been moved. If you would like to move your tickets to another performance day, please email us at casastudioacademy@gmail.com! Thank you for your understanding!

CABARET
Cincinnati Actor’s Studio & Academy
July 29-Aug. 7
[Avondale]

Directed by Gina Cerimele-Mechley
Music directed by Joe Montgomery
Choreographed by Gina Cerimele-Mechley & Cecelia Gries

Cast: Alex Pletikapich as Emcee, Maddi O’Connell as Sally, Trey Finkenstead as Cliff, Nick Swope as Ernst, Kate Stuard as Fraulein Schneider, Kayamarie Roll as Fraulein Kost, Ethan Brooks Baker as Herr Schultz, Hannah Hodson as Rosie, Sabrina Mack as Lulu, Peyton Wright as Frenchie, Cassandra Reeves as Fritzie/Gorilla, Cecilia Gries as Helga, Chandler Murray as Texas, Jason Coffenberry as Bobby, Tre Taylor as Victor, Con Williamson as Herman, James Pinkley as Train Officer/Sailor/Max & Jonathon Armstrong and Kat Swift as Bodyguards

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Mature content and triggering scenes.

  • Thu-Sun, July 28-31 at 7:30pm
  • Thu, Aug. 4 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Aug. 5 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Aug. 6 at 12pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Aug. 7 at 7:30pm

Official page | Facebook event |

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MUCH ADO ABOUT MEAN GIRLS Runs Dec. 29-30

CASA_Much Ado About Mean Girls promoMUCH ADO ABOUT MEAN GIRLS
Cincinnati Actor’s Studio & Academy
Dec. 29-30
[Walnut Hills]

Directed by Gina Cerimele-Mechley

Dramatis Personae: Conrad Bennett, Katie Carpenter, Jason Coffenberry, Emma Dalton, Justin Huddilston, Sabrina Mack, Elliet Malatesta, Aidan McCracken, Carley Millette, Jaclyn Oen, Meg Roulier, Nicole Stocks, Alaska Stoughton, Nick Swope & Dani Underdown

This performance of the 21st-century movie, Mean Girls, rewritten in 16th-century style/iambic pentameter provides CASA students the chance to explore performing in the style of the Original Shakespeare Company and provides the audience the chance to experience an Original Shakespeare Company performance.

This performance includes:

  • Actors using scrolls containing only their character’s lines
  • Audience participation
  • Globe style seating: groundlings and upper class
  • Ability to throw food at the actors while they perform (marshmallows available for
    purchase in the lobby)

12/7/21 – Proof of Vaccination at the door AND a mask required to attend

  • Wed-Thu, Dec. 29-30 at 7:30pm

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SPRING AWAKENING Runs July 29-Aug. 8

CASA_Spring Awakening logoSPRING AWAKENING
Cincinnati Actor’s Studio & Academy
July 29-Aug. 8
Essex Studios [Avondale]

Directed & choreographed by Gina Cerimele-Mechley
Music direction by Joseph Ivan

Cast: Alaska Stoughton as All Adult Women, Justin Huddilston as All Adult Men, Frankie Montazemi as Anna, Alex Simpson as Ernst, Ethan Baker as Georg, Worley Stidham as Hanschen, Maddi O’Connell as Ilse, Chloe Price as Martha, Alex Pletikapich as Melchior, Nick Swope as Moritz, Jason Coffenberry as Otto, Claire Adams as Thea & Cassandra Reeves as Wendla
Ensemble: Dani Underdown, Bryn Studer, Connor Williamson, Elliet Malatesta, Kayamarie Roll, Sabrina Mack, James Pinkley, Sean Britton, Grace Davis

The award-winning musical “Spring Awakening” is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the 1891 German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind, whose work, which often criticizes bourgeois attitudes (particularly towards sex), is considered to anticipate expressionism and was influential in the development of theatre of the absurd. Wedekind was also a life-long guitar player and surely would have been a rock star today. Hence, the 21st-century musical blends the 19th-century play with an alternative rock score.

  • Thu-Sun, July 29-Aug 1 at 7:30pm
  • Thu-Sun, Aug. 5-8 at 7:30pm

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Auditions Announced for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Cincinnati Actor’s Studio & Academy

CASA_logoWHEN:

  • March 24th and 31st, 2:00-5:00PM
  • Possible callbacks April 7th, 2:00-5:00PM​

WHERE:

  • CASA, 2511 Essex Place, Studio 282B​

WHAT:

  • Prepare 16 bars of a song (bring sheet music)
  • Memorized monologue under 45 seconds
  • Come dressed to move!​

HOW:

  • Sign up here to audition on March 24th or March 31st from either 2:00-3:30PM or 3:30-5:00PM​

Please email with any questions!

*Video submissions accepted. Must be emailed/sent in by 3/31*

Rehearsals/workshops will begin in early June.

Performance dates: July 26-28th, August 2-4th

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