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Auditions Announced for THE ODD COUPLE at Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre

GHCT_logoTHE ODD COUPLE

Directed by Rhonda Lucas
Produced by Brett Sandlin
Sponsored by The Crum Family

Thursday, March 10 at 7PM
Friday, March 11 at 7PM

Auditions will take place at The Creative Center at the Palace
​215 S. Third Street
Hamilton, OH 45011

Rehearsals will depend upon actor availability, but will most likely consist of Sunday and Friday evenings and 1-2 additional weeknights. Show dates are April 28-May 1, 2022.

SYNOPSIS
​This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assembled for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.

WHAT TO PREPARE
Auditions will consist of reading from the script.

​CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
Oscar Madison – A carefree, good-natured, divorced sportswriter who lives alone in a messy eight-room New York apartment. He is completely oblivious to dirt, clutter, and the overdue child-support payments about which his wife telephones weekly. Oscar’s lifestyle is abruptly turned around when he takes in one of the members of the group, Felix Ungar, whose wife has thrown him out.

Felix Unger – A fussy man who knows that he is difficult to live with but cannot—or will not—make any concessions or compromises. His wife, unwilling to continue their marriage, asks him to leave the family despite his suicide threat, and he then moves in with Oscar.

Gwendolyn Pigeon – Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. She is a widow.

Cecily Pigeon – Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. She is a divorcée.

Speed – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic, often picking on Vinnie and Murray.

Murray – A NYPD policeman, one of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies.

Roy – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Oscar’s accountant. Roy has a dry wit but is less acerbic than Speed.

​Vinnie – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Vinnie is mild-mannered and henpecked, making him an easy target for Speed’s verbal barbs.

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Update to 2021-2022 Season Announced by Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre

GHCT_logoDear Friends of GHCT,

The Board of Trustees has made the difficult decision to change our fourth production of this season, Sweeney Todd. The Board has many concerns about moving forward with the production. Among those are a surge in COVID cases in our area, having a large cast in close quarters over the winter months, and the financial costs of a large musical. The Board considered those concerns and made the decision to change our season.

While we greatly appreciate the support shown to our first two shows, our attendance tracking has told us that the bulk of our audience is not quite ready to attend the theater as they did pre-pandemic. Considering the significant cost of producing a musical of that caliber, and many other factors, we have decided to produce a smaller play instead.

We are pleased to announce that we will close out the 2021-2022 comeback season with classic play, Neil Simon’s THE ODD COUPLE. The play will be directed by Rhonda Lucas. Auditions will be held March 10th and 11th. Performance dates are April 28th- May 1st.

We hope that you will continue to support GHCT in any way you are able.

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AMOUR Runs Feb. 10-13

GHCT_Amour logoAMOUR
Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre
Feb. 10-13
Miami University Hamilton Parrish Auditorium [Hamilton]

Directed by Ryan Heinrich
Produced by Erin Heinrich

Cast: Sean Miller-Jones as Dusoleil, Talia Noelle Zoll as Isabelle, Dylan McGill as Prosecutor General/Boss, Kyle Rosa as News Vendor/Communist, Sami Shaaban as Painter/Doctor/President, Katelyn Quinn as Whore/Claire, Scott Christian as Bertrand/Policeman/Lawyer, Clancey Butts as Charles/Policeman & Maria Helbig as Madeleine/Nun

In post World War II Paris Dusoleil is an ordinary civil servant. His lazy co-workers are unhappy because Dusoleil is a hard worker who finishes his work early. To pass the time, he writes letters to his mother and daydreams about the beautiful (but married) Isabelle. Suddenly, he discovers that he has the power to walk through walls. He proceeds to use this power to harass his boss, spread wealth to the poor and win the heart of Isabelle.

1/11/21 – All patrons are required to wear masks while attending performances.

  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 10-12 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 13 at 2pm

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SWEENEY TODD Postponed by Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre

GHCT_logoFrom Rhonda Lucas, director

GHCT’s production of SWEENEY TODD has been postponed until sometime next season. With a cast of 30 and an orchestra of at least 17, the growing omicron variant and the fact that audiences have not come back full force yet….it was just too big of a risk for health and financial reasons at this time.

Thx to all who expressed interest in helping with crew or interested in auditioning.

Hopefully we get to slay people and bake them in pies next year.

A comedic play, to be announced will be presented in the April slot.

For more information visit www.ghctplay.com.

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Auditions Announced for SWEENEY TODD at Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre

GHCT_logo1/6/21 – GHCT’s production of SWEENEY TODD has been postponed until sometime next season.

SWEENEY TODD
Directed by Rhonda Lucas
Music Directed by Joel Kurzynski and Darin Art
Produced by Brett Sandlin
Sponsored by The Crum Family

  • Thursday, February 3rd, 2022 at 7:00PM
  • Friday, February 4th, 2022 at 7:00PM

The Creative Center at the Palace
215 S. Third St.
Hamilton, OH 45011

Show dates: April 28-May 1, 2022

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.

WHAT TO PREPARE
Please prepare 32 bars of an appropriate song demonstrating your vocal range. You may be asked to read from the script. You will not be asked to dance. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist that will be provided. We will also provide a speaker if you wish to sing to digitally pre-recorded music.

CASTING
The age ranges listed are the characters’ ages, not necessarily the ages of the actors:

Sweeney Todd (30s-50s): a wrongly convicted master barber; vengeful, brooding and morose with a certain cynical charm. He must have a commanding presence. Vocal range: Baritone – F2 – Gb4

Mrs. Lovett (30s-50s): an entrepreneurial and unscrupulous meat pie shop owner. She is talkative, cheerful, manipulative, devious and ambitious. Great comedic timing is necessary. Vocal range: Mezzo w/belt – G3 – E5

Anthony (20s): a naive and youthful sailor; positive demeanor, brave, romantic. Vocal range: Tenor – Bb2-F4

Johanna (needs to appear 16): Todd’s daughter and the Judge’s ward; high-spirited, full of innocence. Vocal range: Soprano – Bb3-A5

Tobias (11-18): a poor simpleton youngster apprenticed to Pirelli; loyal, truthful, innocent. Vocal range: Tenor – Bb2-Ab4.

Beggar Woman (Lucy) (30s-50s): an eerie, poor soul living on the streets; deranged and schizophrenic. Vocal range: Mezzo – Ab3 – F5

Judge Turpin (50 plus): a lecherous, corrupt and evil public official who portrays himself as sanctimonious.. Vocal range Bass – E2-Gb4

Beadle Bamford (30s-50): a pompous public official; eager, violent, unscrupulous. Vocal range: High Tenor – D3-D5

Adolfo Pirelli (20s-50s): An Irish charlatan and former employee of Todd’s who has since developed a public persona as a flashy and flamboyant Italian barber; crooked, calculating and conniving. Both Italian and Irish accents are required. Vocal range: High Tenor – B2-C5

Male & Female Ensemble: A strong ensemble needed for this show. They act as a Greek Chorus commenting on the action and augmenting the story. Some of the roles they will portray include; Storytellers, Townspeople, Police, Lunatics and Customers. The Ensemble gets ample opportunity for vocal challenges and is showcased throughout. Vocal range: Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass

REHEARSALS
Rehearsals will begin the week of February 13th and will be determined based on cast availability. Sunday and Friday evening rehearsals are likely.

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