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Auditions Announced for CLUE at Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre

GHCT_logoCLUE
​Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Written by Sandy Rustin
Additional Material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price
Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture
Based on the Hasbro board game CLUE
Original Music by Michael Holland

  • Monday, December 5 at 7pm
  • Tuesday, December 6 at 7pm

The Creative Center at the Palace
215 S. Third St.
Hamilton, OH 45011(Please enter through the door off the parking lot)

Please come prepared to read from the script.
Those auditioning for WADSWORTH will be asked to audition with a British accent.

Performance Dates
February 9 – 11 @ 7:30pm
February 12 @2:00pm

Cast Requirements:

  • WADSWORTH, a traditional British butler in every sense: uptight, formal, and “by the book”. He is the driving force.
  • YVETTE, a loyal and sexy French maid.
  • MISS SCARLET, a dry, sardonic D.C. madam, more interested in secrets than sex.
  • MRS. PEACOCK, the wealthy wife of a senator, A bit batty, neurotic, and quick to hysteria.
  • COLONEL MUSTARD, a puffy, pompous, dense, blowhard of a military man.
  • PROFESSOR PLUM, an arrogant academic, easily impressed by himself.
  • MR. GREEN, a timid yet officious rule follower. He’s awfully anxious.
  • ENSEMBLE WOMAN
  • CLUE2 ENSEMBLE MEN

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STEEL MAGNOLIAS Runs Sept. 29-Oct. 2

GHCT_Steel Magnolias logoSTEEL MAGNOLIAS
Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre
Sept. 29-Oct. 2
Miami University Hamilton Parrish Auditorium [Hamilton]

Directed by Chris Beiser
Produced by Barb & Jane Winkler

Cast: Lori Wegman as Truvy, Alisha McFarlane as Annelle, Lisa Breithaupt as Clairee, Chelsey Cavender as Shelby, Sue Combs as M’Lynn & Rhonda Lucas as Ouiser

At Truvy’s beauty salon you can always get the best hair ‘do — and the best gossip! A tight-knit group of Louisiana women gather regularly to bond, dish and offer advice on everything from motherhood and marriage to tragedy and loss. Beloved characters like the wise-cracking Truvy and her eager new assistant Annelle, curmudgeonly Ouiser, millionaire Miss Clairee, and local social leader M’lynn and her sweet-natured daughter Shelby all find their lives and relationships tested. But in the face of impossible decisions, their bonds with one another only strengthen. Written with heartwarming dialogue and snappy repartee, Steel Magnolias revels in the power and grace of female friendship.

  • Thu-Sat, Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 2 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre

GHCT_logoGHCT and director Chris Beiser are happy to announce auditions for STEEL MAGNOLIAS.

Sun-Mon, July 31-Aug. 1 from 7-9pm

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

Auditions will consist of reading from the script.

Rehearsals will begin the week of August 15th and will be 4 times a week. Specific rehearsal dates will be decided depending on cast availability. Those auditioning should be ready to list all conflicts from August 15-October 2.

Performances are set for September 29-October 2, 2022

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

  • Truvy: (40-50). Owner of the best local beauty shop in Chinquapin, Louisiana.
  • Annelle:(18-24). Beauty shop assistant. Nervous. New to town.
  • Claire: (55-70). Widow of the former mayor. Grande dame.
  • Shelby: (22-25). Prettiest girl in town. About to be married.
  • M’Lynn: (50-early 60). Shelby’s mother. Socially prominent career woman.
  • Ouiser: (55-70). Wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic but loveable.

The women in this play are witty, intelligent, and above all, real characters. They in no way are meant to be portrayed cartoonish or as caricatures.

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THE ODD COUPLE Runs April 28-May 1

GHCT_The Odd Couple logoTHE ODD COUPLE
Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre
April 28-May 1
Parrish Auditorium [Hamilton]

Directed by Rhonda Lucas
Produced by Brett Sandlin

Cast: Scott Christian as Oscar, Tyler Parsons as Felix, Mike Blessing as Murray, Adam Drake as Roy, Jacob Campbell as Vinnie, Brian Smith as Speed, Brandie Gill as Gwendolyn & Sydney Higgins as Cecily

This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble 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.

  • Thu-Sat, April 28-30 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, May 1 at 2pm

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2022-2023 Season Announced by Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre

GHCT_logoThe wait is over! Our 2022-2023 season has been decided and we are thrilled to share it with you!

STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Directed by Chris Beiser
September 29-October 2, 2022

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

CLUE
Directed by Katelyn Quinn
February 9-12, 2023

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth – the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Directed by Anna Brown
April 27-30, 2023

The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life. Because what turns us into greater fools…than the high-stakes game of love?

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