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RED HERRING Runs Oct. 28-Nov. 6

CS_Red Herring logoRED HERRING
Clark State Theatre Arts Program
Oct. 28-Nov. 6
Turner Studio Theatre [Springfield]

Directed by Aleksandra (Sasha) Kozlova
Produced by Theresa Lauricella

Cast: Taylor Elizabeth Nelson as Maggie Pelletier, Zach Roberts as Frank Keller/Priest/Major Hartwell, Abbie Hawke as Lynn McCarthy, Dawson Hudson as James Appel/Harry/Bartender, Emily Therese Parsons as Mrs. Kravitz, Windom Mesure as Andrei Borchevsky/Petey/Dr. Kasden/Herbert, Corpse, Lindsey Tomlin as Clerk/Mrs. Van Nostrand & Destiny King as Mrs. McCarthy

Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. It’s 1952: America’s on the verge of the H-bomb, Dwight Eisenhower’s on the campaign trail, and I Love Lucy’s on Monday nights. Meanwhile, Senator Joe McCarthy’s daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy, and Boston detective Maggie Pelletier has to find out who dumped the dead guy in the Harbor – or else lose out on a honeymoon in Havana. A blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.

  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 28-29 at 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 30 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 4-5 at 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 6 at 2pm

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SOMETHING ROTTEN! Runs April 8-10

CS_Something RottenSOMETHING ROTTEN!
Clark State Theatre Arts
April 8-10
Performing Arts Center, Kuss Auditorium [Springboro]

Directed by Troy M. Berry and Josh Compston
Music directed by David Weimer
Choregraphed by Celina Schroer

Cast: Jimmy Straley as Nick Bottom, Cory Mitchell as Brother Jeremiah, Ellie Donnelly as Beatrice Bottom, Natalie Berry as Portia, TJ Montgomery as William Shakespeare, Ian Williams as Nigel Bottom, Ted Froats as Thomas Nostradamus, Steve Morgenstern as Shylock, Anthony Reed as Minstrel, and Ryan Hester as Lord Clapham/Master of Jusice
Troupe: Chris Hazel as Robin, David Snyder as Peter Quince, Lucas Sansom as Snug, Windom Mesure as Tom Snout, Anthony Reed as Francis Flute, & Aiden Sutter as Horatio
Ensemble: Tiffany Adams, Kara Bragg, Dawn Chance, Emma Francis, Abbie Hawke, Rachel Hill (Parker), Amy Jaskowiak, Chelsea Jenkins, Sasha Kozlova, Annie Nereng, Abbie Stamper, Lindsey Tomlin

Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten!
Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

  • Fri-Sat, April 8-9 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 10 at 2pm

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Cast Announced for SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Clark State University

CST_logoIt’s been over two years since we’ve performed in our home theatres at the Clark State Performing Arts Center. We are excited to be back with the musical SOMETING ROTTEN!

Mark your calendars! Performances will be on April 8, 9, and 10 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, Kuss Auditorium.

Announcing the SOMETING ROTTEN! Cast:

  • Nick Bottom – Jimmy Straley
  • Brother Jeremiah – Cory Mitchell
  • Beatrice Bottom – Ellie Donnelly
  • Portia – Natalie Berry
  • William Shakespeare – TJ Montgomery
  • Nigel Bottom – Ian Williams
  • Thomas Nostradamus – Ted Froats
  • Shylock – Steve Morgenstern
  • Minstrel – Anthony Reed
  • Lord Clapham / Master of Justice – Ryan Hester

Troupe

  • Robin – Chris Hazel
  • Peter Quince – David Snyder
  • Snug – Lucas Sansom
  • Tom Snout – Windom Mesure
  • Francis Flute – Anthony Reed
  • Horatio – Aiden Sutter

Ensemble

  • Tiffany Adams, Kara Bragg, Dawn Chance, Emma Francis, Abbie Hawke, Rachel Hill (Parker), Amy Jaskowiak, Chelsea Jenkins, Sasha Kozlova, Annie Nereng, Abbie Stamper, Lindsey Tomlin
    Thank you to all who auditioned!

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Auditions Announced for SOMETHING ROTTEN at Clark State Theatre Arts

CST_logoSOMETHING ROTTEN
Book by Karey Kirkpatrick & John O’Farrell
Music & Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick & Karey Kirkpatrick

Produced by Theresa Lauricella
Directed by Troy Berry and Josh Compston
Music Directed by David Weimer
Choreographed by Celina Schroer

Jan. 25 & 26 at 7pm
Clark State Performing Arts Center

To audition, please complete our online form to pre-register. Link Below. https://forms.gle/LYu396bgqKcTw2628

PREPARE 16 BARS OF SONG FROM A MUSICAL. BRING SHEET MUSIC. AN ACCOMPANIST WILL BE PROVIDED. HEADSHOT/RESUME PREFERRED.

Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten! Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

Performance dates: April 8-10

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URINETOWN Runs March 27-29

CST_Urinetown logoURINETOWN
Clark State Theatre Arts
March 27-29
Kuss Auditorium [Springfield]

Directed by Ara G. Beal
Produced by Theresa Lauricella

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

  • Fri-Sat, March 27 & 28 at 8pm
  • March 29 at 2pm

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