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Auditions Announced for 2020 Summer Classics Season at Incline Theater

CLPCincinnati Landmark Productions to hold auditions for the 2020 Summer Classics Season. Titles include NEWSIES, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, JERRY’S GIRLS and CAROUSEL.

Saturday, January 4th Noon to 4:00pm
Sunday, January 5th 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Audition Location:
The Madcap Education Center
3064 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45211

Monday, January 6th (5:45pm to 7:45pm) for NEWSIES
Monday, January 6th (8:00pm to 10:00pm) for FORUM
Tuesday, January 7th (5:45pm to 7:45 pm) for JERRY’S GIRLS
Tuesday, January 7th (8:00pm to 10:00pm) for CAROUSEL

Please note: Everyone will not have to attend callbacks – you will be asked to attend (and expected to attend if asked). However, not being asked to callbacks doesn’t mean you won’t be cast.

If you’d like the audition forms sent to you in advance, email Matt Wilson at mattwilson@CLPShows.org

  • No more than 2 conflicts will be accepted during the rehearsal process for each of these productions.
  • All roles are paid positions. No Roles have been precast.

Cast requirements:

  • All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Cast members do not have to be the actual ages of the characters in any of the productions, but must be able to look age appropriate and act accordingly.
  • NEWSIES and CAROUSEL – Minimum age requirement is 16 years of age.
  • FORUM and JERRY’S GIRLS – Minimum age requirement is 18 years of age.
  • NEWSIES- Please note: for the role of Les, we are looking to cast a younger actor to play 10 – 13 years of age. May not be younger than 9 years old to audition.
  • NEWSIES – Seeking performers who are strong and versatile dancer/singer/actors. Tap and tumbling skills a huge plus.

Audition requirements

  • All shows – Please prepare 16-32 bars of one musical theatre song that best demonstrates your vocal ability.
  • All shows – Adults MUST HAVE A RESUME listing theatrical experience in order to audition.
  • All shows – You will be asked to read from the script if invited to Callbacks
  • All shows – A headshot/picture is appreciated. Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume for each show you are auditioning for.
  • NEWSIES, FORUM & JERRY’S GIRLS – You may be tested for dance ability.

The 2020 Summer Classics Season includes:

April 22 – May 17, 2020
Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Jack Feldman; Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney film written boy Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message.

Eric Byrd, Director/Choreographer; Damon Stevens, Music Director; Angelica Ortiz, Stage Manager

June 3 – June 28, 2020
Book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Based on the plays of Platus
Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.

Matt Wilson, Director; Mike Kennedy, Music Director; Maya Denning, Choreographer; Jenny Lutes, Stage Manager

July 8 – Aug. 2, 2020
By Jerry Herman, Larry Alford and Wayne Cilento
Jerry Herman has put the ‘larger-than-life’ women of his shows centre stage. There’s Dolly Gallagher Levi of Hello, Dolly!, Auntie Mame Dennis of Mame, Countess Aurelia of Dear World, Mabel Normand of Mack and Mabel. And female impersonator ZaZa of La Cage Aux Folles. So it is fitting that in Jerry’s Girls there are women centre stage. Women affectionately celebrating Jerry’s special gift for writing songs that capture the true spirit of the American musical theatre. The show’s ‘name-dropping’ title song, Jerry’s Girls (to the tune of It’s Today from Mame), that opens Act One. A celebratory two-hour musical entertainment of glamour, optimism, love, melody, and women.

Dan Doerger, Director/Choreographer; Greg Dastillung, Music Director; Steven Ducker, Stage Manager

Aug. 19 – Sept. 13, 2020
Music by Richard Rodgers / Book by Oscar Hammerstein II / Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II / Based on the Play LILIOM by Ferenc Molnar / As adapted by Benjamin F. Glaser / Original Dances by Agnes de Mille
In a Maine costal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naïve millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent ‘up there’. Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father’s reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love.

Dee Ann Bryll, Director; Jay Goodlett, Choreographer; Ryan Heinrich, Music Director; Holly McGowan, Stage Manager

For more information on auditions, contact us at 513.241.6550.

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Backstage Crew Needed for MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at Covedale Center

CCPAWho wants to make a little holiday cash and have some fun too?

I’m looking to hire a backstage crew person for our holiday production of Miracle on 34th Street at the Covedale. Besides wearing super cool backstage clothing, and work with a fantastic cast, we need someone to reset set pieces between scenes. You know, move furniture into place with smooth moves.

Rehearsal dates: 6pm – 11/26, 27, 29, 12/1, 2, 3 and 4

Show dates:

  • Thurs. Dec. 5 – Fri. Dec. 6 – Sat. Dec. 7 – Sun. Dec. 8
  • Thurs. Dec. 12 – Fri. Dec. 13 – Sat. Dec. 14 – Sun. Dec. 15
  • Thurs. Dec. 19 – Fri. Dec. 20 – Sat. Dec. 21 – Sun. Dec. 22
  • Thurs. Dec. 16 – Fri. Dec. 27 – Sat. Dec. 28 – Sun. Dec. 29

Show times: Thurs at 7:30pm, Friday and Sat at 8:00pm, Sunday at 2pm

Interested? Available? email me at jenniferperrino@clpshows.org

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MIRACLE OF 34TH STREET the Musical Runs Dec. 5-29

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Jamie Steele as Kris Kringle & Nora Darnell as Susan Walker. Photo by Tammy Cassesa.

Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
Dec. 5-29
[West Price Hill]

Directed by Tim Perrino
Music direction by Greg Dastillung
Choreographed by Kari Lee Sutherland

Cast: Nora Darnell as Susan Walker, Kelsey Chandler as Doris Walker, Fiona Blanchet as Mrs. Finfer/Ensemble, Lily Larsen as Hendrika/Ensemble, MacKenzie Kasbaum as Dutch Girls’ Mother/Ensemble, Savannah Boyd as Miss Crookshank/Clara/Ensemble, Cassidy Steele as Clara/Ensemble, Julia Hasl Miller as Judge Martina/Ensemble Act 1, Hope Pauly as Tamanny O’Halloran/Ensemble, Grace Martin as Ensemble, Mia Zink as Ensemble,  Natalie Lorenz as Ensemble, Jamie Steele as Bearded Gentleman/Kris Kringle/Santa Clause, Elliot Handkins as Fred Gaily, Peter Cutler as Mr. Macy, Gabe Darnell as Harry Finfer/Tommy Mara Jr./Ensemble, Justin Glaser as D.A. Thomas Mara/Ensemble, Cory Blake as Whitey/Ensemble, Matthew Rottinghaus as Climber/Ensemble, Aaron Marshall as Shellhammer & Randolph Geers as Sawyer/Ensemble

  • Thu, Dec. 5 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 6-7 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 8 at 2pm
  • Thu, Dec. 12 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 13-14 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 15 at 2pm
  • Thu, Dec. 19 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 20-21 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 22 at 2pm
  • Thu, Dec. 26 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 27-28 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 29 at 2pm

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Cast Announced for THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Incline Theatre

WFIT_Sign at nightThe cast includes:

  • Hannah Gregory as Catherine Hiatt
  • Elliot Handkins as Jamie Wellerstein

Directed by Tim Perrino. Music directed by Michael Kennedy.

Performances run March 12-29.

For more information visit www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com/Incline

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Half Escape Room, Half Brewery Tour, All Fun – Haunted Brewery Tours Return For Second Year

MISC_Haunted Brewery Tour 2019 logo
It’s ba-aaaaack.

The Haunted Brewery Tour – presented by the Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation and created in cooperation with Christian Moerlein Brewing, Escape Room Family and Cincinnati Landmark Productions – returns for its second year, presenting the creepy and ghoulishly weird true tales of Cincinnati brewing history.Less of a haunted house and more of the world’s largest escape room combined with an actual brewery tour, the Haunted Brewery Tours asks you and your group to solve riddles to “crack the safe” containing a special secret recipe in Cincinnati brewing history.

Haunted Brewery Tours: Can You Crack the Safe? runs Fridays from 7-11pm and Saturdays from 6-11pm at the Christian Moerlein Brewery (1621 Moore St. Cincinnati OH 45202) in Over-the-Rhine. Timed entry tickets – just $25 each – are available at www.hauntedbrewerytour.com

***NEW THIS YEAR: Lights-on family hours on two Sunday afternoons (October 13 and October 20), to enjoy with kids. Nothing to be scared of, except watching your kids solve more puzzles than you!

Missed out last year? It was a rousing success. Don’t make the same mistake twice.

Enjoyed it last year? Come back! It’s a brand new experience, with new stops, new puzzles and a whole new mystery to solve. Can YOU crack the safe?

You will be led on a tour through the Christian Moerlein brewery and see tales from Cincinnati’s brewing past. There are clues and hands-on, interactive puzzles along the way to help you solve the mystery.

Will your group guess correctly? If you do, a special prize and your place in history await you.

Guests congregate in the Moerlein Tap Room – and perhaps enjoy a draft or two – to await their entry time. Once called, groups of up to 20 guests will enter the tour and meet their guide, who will lead them through the actual working Moerlein brewery.

For more information, visit www.hauntedbrewerytour.com.

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The Brewing Heritage Trail invites the world to explore Cincinnati through an unrivaled urban walking trail, telling the story of Cincinnati and America through the lens of beer. Follow the physical trail through the historic Brewery District and the largest collection of pre-Prohibition brewery architecture in the country with signage, medallions, and public art installations. You can take a self-guided tour with the free smartphone app or a guided tour that takes you deep underground into historic breweries. A project of the non-profit Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation.

The Escape Room Family is Cincinnati’s premier puzzle adventure! The escape room is for anyone who has a sense of adventure. Escape Room Family is a safe way for kids and their families to have an adventure and to experience the importance of teamwork, all while having fun!

The Christian Moerlein Brewing Company is Cincinnati’s award winning and original craft brewery. Their history is rich, full of tradition, quality and taste. Visit the production brewery and Malthouse taproom in historic Over-the-Rhine.

Cincinnati Landmark Productions is the 37 year-old theatre organization that produces some of the best local theatrical entertainment in the Cincinnati area. Owners and operators of the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater and the soon-to-open Madcap Education Center in Westwood, CLP presents over 200 “show nights” each year, making it one of the busiest arts organizations in town.

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