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Unrehearsed Shakespeare: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM on May 7

CASA_Unrehearsed Shakespeare logoStudio @ Cincinnati Actor’s Studio & Academy (CASA) + Shakespeare = The severalith annual Unrehearsed Shakespeare performance!!

Experience Shakespeare the same way his audiences did, with “All of the lines, none of the rehearsal.”

May 7, 2022 1:00 PM

WHERE: Essex Studios, 2511 Essex Place, Cincinnati, OH 45206 in Studio 282B



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“Enter the story, not the theatre.”
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Auditons Announced for CABARET at Cincinnati Actor’s Studio & Academy

CASA_logoWillkommen to the Summer Series at Cincinnati Actor’s Studio & Academy (CASA)!

CASA is doing CABARET this summer!!

Audition information is now available!! Rehearsals in June and July. Performances between July 29 and Aug 7. Stipends will be offered.

About: CABARET is a 1966 musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff. Daring, provocative, and exuberantly entertaining, Cabaret explores the dark and heady life of Bohemian Berlin as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

All performers age 16 and up are welcome, and we are specifically looking for a trans woman dancer for the role of Texas. The cast/crew list will be sent out no later than April 15, 2022.

Video auditions only. Please email audition videos (see website for details), headshot, and resume to casastudioacademy@gmail.com no later than APRIL 1, 2022! YouTube links or Google Drive Links are just dandy.

See website for more details/ specific audition information: www.casastudioacademy.com

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SPRING AWAKENING Coming July 29-Aug. 8 to Cincinnati Actor’s Studio & Academy

CASA_Spring Awakening logoSPRING AWAKENING runs July 29th-August 1st & August 5th-August 8th at Cincinnati Actor’s Studio & Academy

Join CASA on this journey as we explore the importance of taking teenagers seriously in a world that demands so much from them.

Cincinnati, OH – July 19, 2021
What is at risk when we fail to communicate?

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.

Ticket and Production Details
Performances will be on Thursday, July 29th – Sunday, August 1st, & Thursday, August 5th – Sunday, August 8th all at 7:30 pm. All performances will be at Essex Studios (2511 Essex Place, Studio 282B, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Tickets are $15 for students/seniors and $20 for adults and can be purchased online https://casastudio.booktix.com or at the door.

SPRING AWAKENING has a warning for mature content. Masks are REQUIRED for the audience OR proof of vaccination at the box office. The cast is fully vaccinated and will be performing without masks.

For more details, visit www.casastudioacademy.com or CASA’s Facebook page.

*Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International*


  • Director/Choreographer: Gina Cerimele-Mechley
  • Assistant Director: Meg Roulier
  • Stage Manager: Jess Cooper
  • Assistant Choreographer: Cecilia Gries
  • Music Director: Joseph Ivan
  • Vocal Coach: Kate Stuard
  • Mask Coach: Cheryl Couch
  • Assistant to Mask Coach: Aidan McCracken
  • Scenic Artist: Sara Detwiler
  • Social Media: Sara Detwiler
  • Dramaturg: Sarah Dykhuizen
  • Costumer: Julie Simmons
  • LIVE Videographer: Lorelai Goodwin
  • Videographer Coach: Evan Holzman
  • Sound Design/Board Op: Mickey Masterson


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


“Set in late 19th-century Germany, the musical and the play tell the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of adolescent sexuality, and the brutality and hypocrisy of the adults in their world, both of which are unfortunately timeless themes. Frank Wedekind takes the position that an entire society is destroying the children it claims to love. In the end, the only thing that really matters to teenagers is that they are taken seriously. The key to that is communication: healthy communication between teens and adults, and listening to the past and to “those you’ve known and lost” all the while looking ahead to the future. Failure in communication is always the catalyst for the tragedy in the story. These messages of the play often get overlooked in the musical due to the spectacles of ecstasy and obscenity. CASA explores returning to the ghostly roots of the play, and the heart of comedy, tragedy, and vulnerability it expresses.

As usual, CASA has set the production up with the audience as a part of the action, as we want you to enter the story, not the theatre. As always, we hope to create dialogue to create change. A portion of the proceeds from this run will be donated to Lighthouse Youth and Family Services.” — Gina Cerimele-Mechley, director

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Auditions Announced for SPRING AWAKENING at Cincinnati Actor’s Studio and Academy

CASA_logoAuditions for our 2021 Summer Production

Seeking performers between ages 14 and 40.

Small stipend for college students and older.

Performance dates: July 30th, 31st, August 1 & August 6 -8th

Rehearsals/workshops will begin in early June.

Submit a VIDEO audition & materials to casastudioacademy@gmail.com
between April 3rd – April 17th

Click here for additional information.

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Auditions Announced for HEATHERS The Musical at Cincinnati Actor’s Studio & Academy


Regarding those interested in our 2020 Summer Series headliner HEATHERS The Musical auditions:

Due to the newest state rule, all auditions will now need to be submitted via video to our email (casastudioacademy@gmail.com) by April 4. Please include a picture/resume, 16 measures of a song, a 45-second monologue, the dance audition, summer conflicts, and a video answer to the question, “What would I like to/need to learn this summer?”

There are 2 different versions of the dance audition. After watching the intro and the “at tempo” dance audition, decide which version of the choreography you feel most comfortable doing. Please video yourself doing either version as best as you can. HAVE FUN! We can teach anyone to dance! We can’t teach you to have fun!

Use the links below to access the intro/dance and the breakdowns of each version.

You can also access the intro/dance video links and the breakdowns of each version on our website!

Regarding submitting SUMMER CONFLICTS:

Please email all conflicts, specifically those on weekday evenings 6-10 and noon to 10 on Saturdays and Sundays. These are just the POSSIBLE hours, not the ACTUAL rehearsal hours. The final schedule will be created based on the cast’s availability.After all of the submissions are received, the director, music director, and choreographer will review them and then decide if a virtual callback is needed. Please allow until at least April 11 to be contacted re: casting or callbacks.We know that this is a new process, and a challenging time for all, but NOTHING IS GONNA GET US DOWN!!And as always, please email us with any questions or concerns!

CASA Staff

Sign up to audition for CASA’s Summer Series production of HEATHERS The Musical.

HEATHERS The Musical is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy, based on the 1988 film of the same name written by Daniel Waters.
About: Westerberg High is terrorized by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place—six feet under.

Seeking performers between ages 13 and 50. Small stipend for college students and older.

Performances: July 31st, August 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, & 9th
Rehearsals/Workshops begin early June 2020


  • Sunday, March 29th, 1:00-5:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 4, 4:00-7:00 PM

CASA, 2511 Essex Place, Studio 282B


  • Prepare 16 bars of a song (bring sheet music)
  • Memorized monologue under 45 seconds
  • Your 2020 Summer Calendar (will be needed when filling out your conflict sheet!)
  • Come dressed to move!

Sign up here (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084EA9AD28A3FF2-heathers) to audition on March 29th from 1-5pm or April 4th from 4-7pm

Any questions please email casastudioacademy@gmail.com

“Enter the story, not the theatre.”

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