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THE CONSUL, THE TRAMP AND AMERICA’S SWEETHEART Available Jan. 27-Feb. 16

DPH_The Consul, the Tramp promoTHE CONSUL, THE TRAMP AND AMERICA’S SWEETHEART
Dayton Playhouse
Jan. 27-Feb. 16
[Online]

Cast: Jenna De Gruy as Miss Hollombe, Mike Beerbower as George Gyssling, Debra Strauss as Mary Pickford & Matthew Lindsay as Charlie Chaplin

On the eve of World War II, the German consul to Hollywood tries to stop production on Charlie Chaplin’s first talkie, The Great Dictator. The result is a comedy based on a true story about the powers of art, politics, commerce, and what it means to be American.

  • Available for streaming Wed, Jan. 27-Tue, Feb. 16.

Official page | YouTube Trailer

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ONE CHRISTMAS EVE AT EVERGREEN MALL Available Online Dec. 9-27

DPH_One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall logoONE CHRISTMAS EVE AT EVERGREEN MALL
Dayton Playhouse
Dec. 9-27
[Online]

Directed by Brian Sharp

Cast: Cathy Long as Bell Ringer, Becky Howard as Darla, Adonis Lemke as Robert, Annie Sayers as Lacey, Samuel Hamilton as Todd, Jenna Gomes as Jenny, Ron Maurer as Stephen, Lynn Vanderpool as Erin, Mark Sharp as Andy, Sarah Gomes as Taylor, Michael Fisher as RJ, Matt Poliachik as Terry, Jenny Westfall as Abbie, Amy Askins as Jo Ellen, Lynn Jensen as Robin, Kelli Meyers as Molly, Dakota Spicer as Matthew, Cynthia Schindler as Felicia, Janet Wasson as Linda, Mandy Bridgeford as Sharon, Sean Mayo as Gerald & Chloe Chicarelli as Ellie

An anthology play by Lynne Halliday, James Hindman, Arlene Hutton & Craig Pospisil, it follows eight intertwined stories in a Midwestern shopping mall on the day before the holiday.

  • Available on demand Dec. 9-27

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Cast Announced for THE CONSUL, THE TRAMP, AND AMERICA’S SWEETHEART at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoThe streaming run for THE CONSUL, THE TRAMP, AND AMERICA’S SWEETHEART, a 2015 FutureFest Winner from playwright John Morogiello will begin on January 20, 2021.

Wishing Break-a-leg to Director Jennifer Lockwood and the whole cast:

  • Miss Hollombe – Jenna De Gruy
  • George Gyssling – Mike Beerbower
  • Mary Pickford – Debra Strauss
  • Charlie Chaplin – Matthew Lindsay

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Cast Announced for Virtual ONE CHRISTMAS EVE AT EVERGREEN MALL at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoWho is ready for some theatre????

We are honored and excited that we get to start rehearsals for ONE CHRISTMAS EVE AT EVERGREEN MALL – with this stellar cast!

This will be available on the Dayton Playhouse YouTube channel in time for the Holidays! Stay tuned for more details!
Please join us in congratulating the following:
  • Bell Ringer – Cathy Long
  • Darla – Becky Howard
  • Robert – Adonis Lemke
  • Lacey – Annie Sayer
  • Todd – Samuel Hamilton
  • Jenny – Jenna Gomes
  • Stephen – Ron Maurer
  • Erin – Lynn Vanderpool
  • Andy – Mark Sharp
  • Taylor – Sarah Gomes
  • RJ – Michael Fisher
  • Terry – Matt Poliachik
  • Abbie – Jenny Westfall
  • JoEllen – Amy Askins
  • Robin – Lynn Jensen
  • Molly – Alicia Walton
  • Matthew – Dakota Pricer
  • Felicia – Cynthia Schindler
  • Linda – Janet Wasson
  • Gerald – Sean Mayo
  • Ellie – Chloe Chicarelli

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Auditions Announced for ONE CHRISTMAS EVE AT EVERGREEN MALL at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoThe Dayton Playhouse is producing ONE CHRISTMAS EVE AT EVERGREEN MALL, a poignant look at the Christmas season through the eyes of several shoppers at a midwestern mall on the last shopping day of the season.

Director Brian Sharp is looking for actors to perform the show in small groups which will be filmed and edited and then available on the Dayton Playhouse YouTube channel for viewing.

Auditions are at the Dayton Playhouse Monday, Oct. 12 and Tuesday, Oct. 13 by appointment only. Actors can sign up for an audition via SignUp Genius. Auditioners can also be assured all mandated safety protocols are being maintained at the theater.

About the Show
ONE CHRISTMAS EVE AT EVERGREEN MALL, by Lynne Halliday, James Hindman, Arlene Hutton and Craig Pospisil, is actually a series of nine short plays and features a diverse cast of characters from a love-sick Santa to an over-eager mall security guard. One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall wraps the delights and burdens of the holiday season into one merry package. One reviewer said, “One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall is charming throughout, and offers a number of both lovely and fun moments. It provides a feel-good holiday experience that may leave you with some fond memories.”

The director will conduct cold readings from the script and is looking for the following:

13 Females:

  • 4 – in the 40s
  • 4 – in the 30s
  • 3 – in the 20s
  • 2 – late teens 16-19

8 Males:

  • 1 – in the 40s plus
  • 4 – in the 30s
  • 2 – in the 20s
  • 1 – in the late teens 16-19

Any questions should be directed to the director at brianpsharp@hotmail.com

The Dayton Playhouse is located at 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave, Dayton, OH 45414 in the Wegerzyn MetroPark. The Dayton Playhouse is a community theater providing outstanding theatrical productions to Miami Valley audiences of all ages for more than 50 years. The Playhouse is nationally recognized for FutureFest, an annual festival of new plays.

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