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Auditions Announced for Benji (Age 6-7) in PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at CMT

CMT_logoAnnouncing Children Auditions for Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT is seeking a 6-8 year old boy to play the role of “Benji” in their upcoming November production of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT. “Benji” is a bright , funny, excited and inquisitive young boy, who lives in the middle of the Australian Outback. He doesn’t know his father, who just happens to be a drag  queen.  Their initial meeting is one of the show’s warmest and most touching moments.

“Benji” is a primarily an acting role. He only sings a brief duet with his stage father. No dance is required for this role.  He appears in only three scenes and can be scheduled to have a minimum of rehearsals.

We are accepting video auditions to be sent to skipfenker@gmail.com no later than September 24, 2021. Video submissions should include 16-32 bars of a favorite song that demonstrates the child’s range and ability to hold pitch, as well as a short monologue from a favorite story.

Based on the Oscar-winning film and powered by a disco beat, this wildly fresh and funny musical is the hilarious adventure of three friends, two drag queens and a transsexual woman, who hop aboard a battered old bus named Priscilla that is bound for Alice Springs in the middle of Australia to put on the show of a lifetime. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “I Will Survive,” “Hot Stuff,” “Boogie Wonderland,” “Go West,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” and “I Love The Nightlife,” their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.

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SHOUT! Runs Sept. 3-11

CMT_Studio Series logo2SHOUT! The Mod Musical
Cincinnati Music Theatre
Sept. 3-11
Aronoff Center Fifth-Third Bank Theatre [Downtown]

Directed by Richard Zenk
Music direction by Alan Masters
Produced by Barbara Alenduff

Cast: Leah Landin Hall as Blue, Caitlin Fry as Green, Megan Williams as Orange, Sarah Andrews as Red & Mary Vosseberg as Yellow

With its irresistible blend of hip-swiveling hits, eye-popping fashions and outrageous dance moves, Shout! The Mod Musical takes audiences back to the music, style and freedom of the 1960s. Shout! features terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as “To Sir with Love,” “Downtown,” “Son of a Preacher Man” and “Goldfinger.”

8/26/21 Covid-19 Policy: Click here to review the Aronoff Center’s most up-to-date health and safety guidelines.
Note: Always verify the latest policy changes before attendance.

  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 3-4 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Sept. 5 at 4pm
  • Thu-Sat, Sept. 9-11 at 7:30pm

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Cast Announced for SHOUT! The Mod Musical at Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT_logoThe cast includes:

  • Leah Landin Hall as BLUE
  • Caitlin Fry as GREEN
  • Megan Williams as ORANGE
  • Sarah Andrews as RED
  • Mary Vosseberg as YELLOW

Directed by Richard Zenk with music direction by Alan Masters and produced by Barbara Alenduff, performances run Sept. 3-11.

Ticket sales begin Monday, July 26th.

For more information visit www.cincinnatimusictheatre.org.

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Auditions Announced for PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT the Musical at Cincinnati Music Theatre

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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT the Musical
Book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott
Based on the Latent Image/Specific Films Motion Picture
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. 

AUDITION DATES:

  • Sunday, July 25, 2021, 3:00- 10:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 26, 2021, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
    Call backs will be held Wednesday, July 27 at 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT: Please reserve your audition time at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E4EAEAA22A64-priscilla. Please print and fill out the audition form prior to your audition. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen in the next available slot.  

PLEASE PREPARE & PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR AUDITION:

  • 16-32 bars of a Broadway-style song that showcases your vocal range.
  • Sheet music in the proper key with cuts marked. An accompanist will be provided (no CD’s, tapes or a cappella numbers).
  • Shoes and clothing appropriate for a dance audition
  • A copy of your resume and headshot.
  • Proof of Covid – 19 Vaccination

ABOUT THE SHOW:
Based on the Oscar-winning film and powered by a disco beat, this wildly fresh and funny musical is the hilarious adventure of three friends, two drag queens and a transsexual woman, who hop aboard a battered old bus named Priscilla, that is bound for Alice Springs in the middle of Australia to put on the show of a lifetime. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “I Will Survive,” “Hot Stuff,” “Boogie Wonderland,” “Go West,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” and “I Love The Nightlife,” their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance. 

CASTING REQUIREMENTS:
CMT is looking for a large, diverse cast for this production. BIPOC and LGBTQ+ performers are encouraged to audition. All roles are open.

These roles include:

 

  • Bernadette – an older transsexual woman and former showgirl has little patience for prejudiced or bullying. Must sing and dance well.
  • Tick – caught between the life of a drag queen and his undiscovered life as husband and father. His personal journey centers on self-discovery and the resolution of his inner conflict. Must sing well.
  • Adam – a young, gay drag queen who makes his way through life by manipulating his mother into giving him money, antagonizing other people, and making a spectacle of himself. A strong singer and dancer.
  • Bob – an aging mechanic who rescues Priscilla, the stranded tour-bus and her motley crew. Bob is very down to earth upon encountering our unlikely trio and responds to them with nonchalant respect. 
  • The  Divas – Three powerhouse singers who serve as a kind of Greek chorus and belt out show stopping renditions of “It’s Raining Men” “I Will Survive” “Go West” and “MacArthur Park” among others.
  • Shirley – A lonely older bar keeper who is looking for love and sings a hilarious version of “I Love The Nightlife”
  • Marion – Tick’s wife who runs the casino where the three are headed to perform.
  • Cynthia – Bob’s Filipino wife who performs a sexy nightclub routine at the local bar, much to Bob’s embarrassment. Must be able to sing and dance well.
  • Miss Understanding – A drag queen who does a terrific “live” Tina Turner.
  • Jimmy – A sophisticated aborigine who makes his living by wearing native garb and posing for pictures with tourists.
  • Ensemble- An ensemble of sixteen men and women who are the backbone of the show. This high energy ensemble of strong singers and dancers appear in a dozen numbers in the show.

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE:
 Priscilla Queen of The Desert opens November 12 and runs through November 20, 2021 at Aronoff Center Jarson-Kaplan Theater. Rehearsals will begin September 1.

Priscilla Queen of The Desert is produced by Kathy Beiting and directed by Skip Fenker with choreography by Mike Fielder, music direction by Kendra Struthers, and fabulous costuming by Elaine Michael and Catherine Ross. Priscilla Queen of the Desert is presented by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.                                                       

 

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Lighting Designer Sought for SHOUT the Mod Musical at Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT_logoCMT Theater needs a Light Designer for SHOUT: THE MOD MUSICAL directed by Richard Zenk at the 5/3 Theater at the Aronoff which opens 9/3/21.

The cast is 5 women and there are approximately 20 songs.

If you have an interest and would like more information, please send an email to Producer Barbara Alenduff at Balenduff@hotmail.com.

Don’t delay, this is a great opportunity to work with a great team!

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