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Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Runs Aug. 9-18

ESP_Beauty and the Beast logoDisney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
East Side Players
Aug. 9-18
Blue Ash Amphitheatre

Directed by Rachelle Penilla
Assistant directed by Makenzie Mercer
Music Directed by Kyle Heimbrock
Choreographed by Jackie Miesle
Conducted by Mason Stewart
Featuring the Musical Theater Orchestra

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Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST brings to life the characters, story, and songs that have made the musical an international sensation. The classic story follows Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a prince trapped in a spell. When the Beast takes her father captive, Belle trades her own freedom for his release, and begins a life-changing adventure that ultimately brings an incredible transformation for all. Teaching a beautiful lesson about the way we look at others, and ourselves, this “tale as old as time” promises to enchant audience members of all ages.

  • Thu-Sun, Aug. 9-12 at 7:30pm
  • Wed-Sat, Aug. 15-18 at 7:30pm

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INTO THE WOODS Runs June 7-16

esp_logoINTO THE WOODS
East Side Players
June 7-16
Blue Ash Amphitheater 

Directed by Kate Brauer-Bell
Music Directed by D’Waughn Hazard
Choreographed by Anna Hazard

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Be careful what you wish for … What if Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and the Baker and his Wife lived in the same story? All must venture into the woods to seek fulfillment of their deepest wish, but what they find there is that dreams are rarely simple and wishes are not often granted free of complications. This charming story is at once hilariously funny and deeply moving, a fractured look at the flip side of the classic fairy tales as only master storyteller Stephen Sondheim (composer of Sweeney Todd and Company) could imagine.

  • Thu-Sun, June 7-10 at 7:30pm
  • Wed-Sat, June 13-16 at 7:30pm

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Auditions Announced for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at East Side Players

esp_logoEast Side Players presents its 2018 summer show: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

Final day of auditions are Sunday, May 6, 12:30 to 5 pm.

Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are strongly preferred. Please visit http://www.esptheater.org/   to fill out a registration form and get production info.

All ages are welcome, but anyone over the age of 16 wishing to audition for a named character should prepare a one-minute monologue and a Broadway-style song in the same theme as the show. Songs from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST are fine. Please bring a tape, CD, iPod, MP3, phone, etc. to provide accompaniment (no a cappella, please). We will have a CD player and amp; however, if you have your music on a newer iPhone, please bring an adapter. Music should be pre-downloaded, as some phones do not get a good signal at the amphitheater. After everyone has performed a song, we may ask you to read an excerpt from the show. After the audition, you will be given information about what happens next. The cast list will be available to everyone by Wednesday, May 24 at 7 P.M. Rehearsals will begin Sunday, June 10.

Rehearsals are Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7 to 10pm. Not all actors are called to all rehearsals, but as we get close to performances, expect to be called for every rehearsal once we start running the show!

Shows at ESP are double cast. Performance dates for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST are August 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, and 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

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Auditions Announced for INTO THE WOODS at East Side Players

esp_logoSundays March 11 & 18 from 1-5pm

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church,
4309 Cooper Road (at the intersection of Cooper and Reed Hartman).

For detailed audition information click here: http://www.esptheater.org/show-info/Into-the-Woods-Production-Book.pdf.

Links to the audition information, character description and ranges, and Production information are available on the East Side Players website http://www.esptheater.org/current-season.php.

Directed by Kate Brauer-Bell
Assistant Director: Annie Geibel
Music Director: D’Waughn Hazard
Choreographer: Anna Hazard
Conductor: Mason Stewart
Featuring the Musical Theater Orchestra

Performance dates are June 7-16 in the Blue Ash Amphitheatre.

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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Runs Aug. 10-19

esp_logoJOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
East Side Players
Aug. 10-19
Blue Ash Recreation Center Amphitheatre

Directed by Rachelle Penilla

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A lively and colorful journey through ancient Egypt, this exuberant musical follows the rags-to-riches story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Spectacular visuals and an enchanting score packed with hit songs, including “Close Every Door,” “Go, Go, Go Joseph” and “Any Dream Will Do” make this a dream of a show for all the family.

  • Thu-Sun, Aug. 10-13 at 8pm
  • Wed-Sat, Aug. 16-19 at 8pm

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