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Actor Needed for FALLEN ANGELS at Commonwealth Theatre Company

CTC_logoThe NKU Commonwealth Theatre is looking for a male actor, 30s-40s, for their production of Noel Coward’s FALLEN ANGELS. A British accent is necessary.

Rehearsals start around May 12 and the show runs June 7-23, with Mondays and Tuesdays dark.

The position is paid. If interested, please contact Mike King at 859-572-5647 or mking@nku.edu.

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Commonwealth Theatre Co. at NKU Announces 2019 Summer Dinner Theatre Season

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Commonwealth Theatre Company at Northern Kentucky University is excited to announce its 2019 Summer Dinner Theatre season. Performances will take place in the NKU Stauss Theatre. Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 18, 2019.

FALLEN ANGELS
By Sir Noël Coward
June 7-23, 2019

Before Julia and Jane married their husbands Fred and Willy – there was Maurice, a former French lover. While the women’s blissfully ignorant husbands are away on a golf trip, he shows up and reminds them of what they might be missing. Following an evening of drunkenness and fevered anticipation, Julia and Jane become concerned that indiscretions from their past will be revealed, and comedic antics ensue. Fallen Angels is a biting, hilarious comedy about rivalry and manners, resulting in a champagne cocktail of wit and charm.

CHURCH GIRLS
By Ken Jones
Lyrics by Christine Jones
Music by Jamey Strawn
July 5-21, 2019

The “ladies” of Umatilla Second Christian Church Women’s Auxiliary League are back and producing their annual Mother’s Day pageant. As the “church girls” prepare for their pageant, chaos and calamity bring out less than ‘saintly’ behavior. The result is Heaven sent hilarity! Making its farewell performance, Church Girls is a campy, cheeky, audacious musical comedy that will hit your funny bone and keep you laughing.

For more information call the NKU School of the Arts Box Office at (859) 572-5464 or visit nku.edu/ctc.

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Commonwealth Theatre at NKU Presents THE ODD COUPLE

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Ken Jones as Felix & George Alexander as Oscar. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Back by popular demand, Neil Simon’s THE ODD COUPLE returns to Commonwealth Theatre Company (CTC), Northern Kentucky University’s own professional theatre, running July 6–22, 2018 at NKU’s Stauss Theatre.

This timeless comedy classic features Ken Jones as Felix Unger and George Alexander as Oscar Madison. When Felix moves in with recently divorced Oscar after his own marriage ends, it quickly becomes apparent that the roommates are complete opposites in their habits and lifestyles. Oscar is a sports writer who enjoys junk food and takes a certain pride in his sloppiness. Felix is a neat-freak photographer who cooks gourmet meals and is obsessed with removing each and every bit of dirt and disorder from Oscar’s apartment. Hilarity ensues as the two drive each other crazy – will their friendship survive in spite of their differences?

Mike King, director of THE ODD COUPLE, wanted a chance to work on a great script with a phenomenal cast. “Neil Simon is the greatest comic playwright of the last 50 years, and this is his greatest, most enduring play,” said King. “His craftsmanship with the structure of a comic line is unparalleled, but he is also capable of creating vivid characters that affect us.”

Ken Jones in his third time playing Felix at CTC believes he and the character share a lot in common. “I like order and structure,” said Jones. “I also like to cook and clean. And sadly, I don’t think I can relax. Oscar says that Felix ‘can’t relax and that he has clenched hair,’ so, in that moment, I feel like Oscar is talking to me as well.” Even with all his problems and issues, Jones thinks Felix is still a very lovable guy. “He carries a certain ‘charm’ within his misery.”

George Alexander, who has portrayed two other characters in past ODD COUPLE productions at CTC, finds Oscar to be relatable. “We’re both a bit messy, and we’re both a bit impatient [but] I’m much less confrontational.” While Alexander appreciates Oscar being upfront with people, he thinks the character can be a bit self-centered. “His world revolves mostly around him, although he clearly cares about his friends.”

The supporting cast of comedy standouts includes Kyle Gaskin (Vinnie), Mindy Heithaus (Gwendolyn), James Jones (Speed), Rachel Perin (Cecily), Charlie Roetting (Murray), and Spenser Smith (Roy). With professional training and experience in improvisation and comedy, each member brings their own special flare to the characters, providing unforgettable moments on stage.

THE ODD COUPLE is considered to be one of the classics of the American canon of theatre history. “Oscar and Felix have become a part of our culture through two stage plays, a movie, and two TV shows,” commented Mike King. “But they still have the ability to surprise us and make us laugh.”

For more information call the NKU School of the Arts Box Office at (859) 572-5464 or visit nku.edu/ctc.

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THE ODD COUPLE Runs July 6-22

CTC_The Odd Couple logoTHE ODD COUPLE
Commonwealth Theatre Company
July 6-22
Stauss Theatre [Highland Heights]

Directed by Mike King

Cast includes: Ken Jones as Felix Unger & George Alexander as Oscar Madison

When Felix moves in with recently divorced Oscar after his own marriage ends, it quickly becomes apparent that the roommates are complete opposites in their habits and lifestyles. Oscar is a sports writer who enjoys junk food and takes a certain pride in his sloppiness. Felix is a neat-freak photographer who cooks gourmet meals and is obsessed with removing each and every bit of dirt and disorder from Oscar’s apartment. Hilarity ensues as the two drive each other crazy – will their friendship survive in spite of their differences? Buffet dinner is served 90 minutes prior to curtain in Corbett Lobby. A limited number of show only tickets are available for this production.

  • Fri-Sat, July 6-7 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 8 at 6:30pm
  • Wed-Sat, July 11-14 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 15 at 6:30pm
  • Wed-Sat, July 18-21 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 22 at 6:30pm

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LIFE COULD BE A DREAM Runs June 8-24

CTC_Life Could Be a DreamLIFE COULD BE A DREAM
Commonwealth Theatre Company
June 8-24
Stauss Theatre [Highland Heights]

Directed by Dee Anne Bryll

SH-BOOM! Take another trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love,
Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Skip to send the whole situation spinning. The ‘60s hits say it all: “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on My Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops,” and “The Glory of Love.” Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best Musical Award, Life Could Be a Dream will leave you laughing, singing, and cheering. Buffet dinner is served 90 minutes prior to curtain in Corbett Lobby. A limited number of show only tickets are available for this production.

  • Fri-Sat, June 8-9 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 10 at 6:30pm
  • Wed-Sat, June 13-16 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 17 at 6:30pm
  • Thu-Sat, June 21-23 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 24 at 6:30pm

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