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Cast Announced for THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940 at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGDayton Theatre Guild is pleased to announce the cast of THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940 by John Bishop.

  • Lynn Vanderpool as Elsa Von Grossenknuten
  • Brad Bishop as Michael Kelly
  • Dave Nickel as Patrick O’Reilly
  • Jeff Sams as Ken De La Maize
  • K.A. Mercuri as Helsa Wenzel
  • Lolli Mitchell as Nikki Crandal
  • George Merusi as Eddie McCuen
  • Jennifer Lockwood as Marjorie Baverstock
  • Chuck Larkowski as Roger Hopewell
  • Melissa Ertsgaard as Bernice Roth

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop, in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher,” assemble for a backer’s audition of their new show at an exclusive Westchester estate. But the infamous “Slasher” reappears and strikes again and again. As the composer, lyricist, actors and director prepare their performance, a blizzard cuts off any possibility of leaving. Bodies start to drop in plain sight, and the bumbling police inspector who snowshoes in to investigate helps solve the mystery in the nick of time and the “Slasher” is ultimately unmasked.

Directed by Doug Lloyd
Produced by Debra Kent

The show runs weekends Aug 23-Sep 8, 2019

For more information, including future auditions, see www.daytontheatreguild.org.

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Auditions Announced for THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940 at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940 by John Bishop

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, July 8 & 9, 2019, starting at 7pm both nights.
Production dates: Aug 23-Sep 8, 2019

The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philip TheatreScape
430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
937-278-5993 — www.daytontheatreguild.org

Directed by Doug Lloyd
Produced by Debra Kent

The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop, in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher,” assemble for a backer’s audition of their new show at an exclusive Westchester estate. But the infamous “Slasher” reappears and strikes again and again. As the composer, lyricist, actors and director prepare their performance, a blizzard cuts off any possibility of leaving. Bodies start to drop in plain sight, and the bumbling police inspector who snowshoes in to investigate helps solve the mystery in the nick of time and the “Slasher” is ultimately unmasked.

Casting Requirements:

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • A résumé and headshot are not required but are appreciated.
  • Please provide a list of all known conflicts between July 10 and Sep 8, 2019.

Roles:

  • Helsa Wenzel – The maid, *played by a male*, must be able to do a German Accent
  • Elsa Van GrossenKnueten – Attractive, middle-aged patron of the arts
  • Michael Kelly – Sergeant of the NYPD
  • Patrick O’Reilly – Large in stature, somewhat sinister, must be able to use an Irish and Brooklyn accent
  • Ken De La Maize – Handsome, mid 40’s, tan, very Hollywood, the director
  • Nikki Crandall – attractive, mid to late 20’s, looks like a dancer
  • Eddie McCuen – attractive, late 20’s to early 30’s, energetic, poor struggling comedian
  • Marjorie Baverstock – 35 to 60, rich, royal, elegant
  • Roger Hopewell – 30’s to 50’s, the music director
  • Bernice Roth – 40-50, Librettist, very creative, dresses like a gypsy dancer

For more information please contact Director Doug Lloyd at distinctiveglassdesigns@gmail.com

The show runs weekends Aug 23-Sep 8, 2019
First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm

*Children under seven will not be admitted

Individual tickets on sale now

Adult: $19
Senior (60 or older): $17
Student: $12
Special pricing for groups of 10 or more, call the Box Office at 937-278-5993 for pricing
http://www.daytontheatreguild.org/ click on “Tickets” link
– or call 937-278-5993
– or at the box office day of the show

* All individual tickets purchased in advance via our on-line ticket system or by telephone will also include a $1 convenience fee.

for more information, including auditions, see http://www.daytontheatreguild.org/

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THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE Runs June 7-23

DTG_The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance logoTHE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
Dayton Theatre Guild
June 7-23
[Dayton]

Directed by J Gary Thompson
Produced by Barbara Jorgensen

Cast: Mike Beerbower as Ransome Foster, Kelli Locker as Hallie Jackson, Mark Diffenderfer as Bert Barricune, Austin Vega as Jim “The Reverend” Mosten, Zach Katris as Liberty Valance, Jim Spencer as Marshal Johnson, Trenton Napier as Jack Dowitt, Josh Richardt as Deputy & K.L.Storer as Narrator
Ensemble: Mark Goodwin, Laura Haney, Jamie McQuinn, Dan Raridan, Steve Voris

Journey into the Wild West in the year 1890, in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. When a young scholar from New York City travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice to turn and run or to stand up for what he believes.

  • Fri-Sat, June 7-8 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 9 at 3pm
  • Fri, June 14 at 8pm
  • Sat, June 15 at 5pm
  • Sun, June 16 at 3pm
  • Fri, June 21 at 8pm
  • Sat, June 22 at 5pm
  • Sun, June 23 at 3pm

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Cast Announced for THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGDayton Theatre Guild is pleased to announce the cast of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton

  • Mike Beerbower as Ransome Foster
  • Kelli Locker as Hallie Jackson
  • Mark Diffenderfer as Bert Barricune
  • Austin Vega as Jim “The Reverend” Mosten
  • Zach Katris as Liberty Valance
  • Jim Spencer as Marshal Johnson
  • Trenton Napier as Jack Dowitt
  • Josh Richardt as Deputy
  • K.L. Storer as Narrator
  • Ensemble: Mark Goodwin, Jamie McQuinn, Steve Voris

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Journey into the Wild West in the year 1890, in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. When a young scholar from New York City travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice to turn and run or to stand up for what he believes.

Directed by J. Gary Thompson
Produced by Barbara Jorgensen

The show runs weekends June 7-23, 2019

For more information visit www.daytontheatreguild.org

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Auditions Announced for THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Apr 22 & 23, 2019, starting at 7pm both nights.
Production dates: June 7-23, 2019

The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philip TheatreScape
430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
937-278-5993 — www.daytontheatreguild.org

Directed by J. Gary Thompson
Produced by Barbara Jorgensen

Journey into the Wild West in the year 1890, in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. When a young scholar from New York City travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice to turn and run or to stand up for what he believes.

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • A résumé and headshot are not required but are appreciated.
  • Please provide a list of all known conflicts between Apr 24 and June 23, 2019.

Casting Requirements (all ages flexible):

  • Ransome Foster
    30-35. From New York, well-read and well spoken.
  • Hallie Jackson
    25-35. Strong-minded woman, rough talking.
  • Bert Barricune
    40-50. A true gunslinger. Worn, battered, speaks only when he must.
  • Jim “The Reverend” Mosten
    Young black swamper. Kind, enthusiastic, full of energy, and easy to fall in love with.
  • Liberty Valance
    30-40. Southern gentleman, polite manner but terrifyingly unpredictable.
  • Marshal Johnson
    50-60. Talks the talk, but he’s a coward.
  • Jack Dowitt
    Enthusiastic reporter for a small local newspaper.
  • Ensemble
    4-6, mostly men. A few of Liberty’s boys, mourners, a deputy, local townsmen

For more information please contact:
Director J. Gary Thompson: jgaryt@gmail.com / 937-477-8805
Producer Barbara Jorgensen: barbara.jorgensen@daytontheatreguild.org

The show runs weekends June 7-23, 2019
First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm

For more information, including auditions, see http://www.daytontheatreguild.org/

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