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Cast Announced for PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre

GHCT_logoGHCT and Director Anna Brown is excited to announce the cast of PRIDE & PREJUDICE

  • Elizabeth Bennet – Leah Armbruster
  • Mr. Darcy – David Tyler Hokey
  • Mr. Bennet – Bob McClain
  • Mrs. Bennet – Jodi Strother
  • Jane Bennet – Kayla Theis
  • Mary Bennet – Katie Meymann
  • Kitty Bennet – Emma Bowers
  • Lydia Bennet/Georgiana Darcy – Bree Paxton
  • Mr. Bingley/Fitzwilliam Darcy- Nicholas Brown
  • Sir William Lucas/Mr. Collins/Mr. Gardiner – Andrew Shamblin
  • George Wickham – Tony Johnson
  • Charlotte Lucas – Karissa Eilerman
  • Miss Bingley – Hannah Portmann
  • Mrs. Gardiner – Maggie Winsted
  • Lady Catherine de Bourgh/Housekeeper/Ballguest – Lori Wegman
  • Ballguest/Officer/Servant – Dan Schindler
  • Ballguest/Servant – Gus Perdikakis

Congratulations to all and a big thank you to everyone who auditioned! There was immense talent and we hope to see you for our 2023-2024 season!


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Auditions Announced for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre


March 6 & 7 from 7-9pm

The Creative Center at the Palace
215 S 3rd St
Hamilton, OH 45011

Directed by Anna Brown

Possible callbacks on Wednesday March 8th from 7-9pm
Rehearsal Dates: Tuesdays-Thursdays from 7-9pm beginning March 9. Sundays (March 26, April 2 & 16) from 7-9pm.
Tech rehearsals April 23-27.
Show Dates: April 28-30, 2023

Please come prepared to read from the script.
A headshot/resume is not required but would be helpful.
Please be prepared to list all conflicts from March 9 – April 30.

Characters (6m, 8f)

Mr. Bennet – (40s-mid 60s) The patriarch of the Bennet family, a gentleman of modest income with five unmarried daughters. Mr. Bennet has a sarcastic, cynical sense of humor that he uses to purposefully irritate his wife. Though he loves his daughters (Elizabeth in particular), he often fails as a parent, preferring to withdraw from the never-ending marriage concerns of the women around him rather than offer help.

Mrs. Bennet – (40s-50s) Mr. Bennet’s wife, a foolish, noisy woman whose only goal in life is to see her daughters married. Because of her low breeding and often unbecoming behavior, Mrs. Bennet often repels the very suitors whom she tries to attract for her daughters.

Elizabeth Bennet – (18-21) Lizzie, as she is sometimes called, is the protagonist of the play and second eldest daughter. She has a passionate, if sometimes jumbled, relationship with Mr. Darcy.

Jane Bennet – (20-25) The eldest and most beautiful Bennet sister. Jane is more reserved and gentler than Elizabeth. The easy pleasantness with which she and Bingley interact contrasts starkly with the mutual distaste that marks the encounters between Elizabeth and Darcy.

Kitty Bennet – (16-18) The fourth Bennet sister. Like Lydia, she is girlishly enthralled with the soldiers.

Mr. Darcy – (mid 20s-early 30s) A wealthy gentleman, the master of Pemberley, and the nephew of Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Though Darcy is intelligent and honest, his excess of pride causes him to look down on his social inferiors.

The following actors may double or even triple on these characters:

Female 1 (18-21):
Mary Bennet is the middle Bennet sister, not as flighty as Kitty & Lydia, but not as refined as Jane & Elizabeth. She is a bookworm.

Charlotte Lucas – Elizabeth’s dear friend. Pragmatic where Elizabeth is romantic, and also six years older than Elizabeth, Charlotte does not view love as the most vital component of a marriage. She is more interested in having a comfortable home. Thus, when Mr. Collins proposes, she accepts.

Female 2 (15-17):

Lydia Bennet – The youngest Bennet sister, she is gossipy, immature, and self-involved. Unlike Elizabeth, Lydia flings herself headlong into romance and ends up running off with Wickham.

Georgiana – Darcy’s sister. She is immensely pretty and just as shy. She has great skill at playing the pianoforte.

Male 1 (20s):

Mr. Bingley – Darcy’s considerably wealthy best friend. Bingley’s purchase of Netherfield, an estate near the Bennets, serves as the impetus for the novel. He is a genial, well-intentioned gentleman, whose easygoing nature contrasts with Darcy’s initially discourteous demeanor. He is blissfully uncaring about class differences.

Colonel Fitzwilliam – Darcy’s cousin. A kind man who forms a flirtatious relationship with Lizzie. He accidentally reveals that Darcy is responsible for separating Jane and Bingley.


Male 2 (30s-early 40s):

Sir William Lucas – A friend and neighbor of the Bennet family. He is pleasant but not overly deep or intellectual. He is obsessed with having been granted knighthood. He is father to Charlotte.

Mr. Collins – A pompous, generally idiotic clergyman who stands to inherit Mr. Bennet’s property. Mr. Collins’s own social status is nothing to brag about, but he takes great pains to let everyone and anyone know that Lady Catherine de Bourgh serves as his patroness. He is the worst combination of snobbish and obsequious.

Mr. Gardiner – Mrs. Bennet’s brother. Caring, nurturing, and full of common sense, often prove to be better parents to the Bennet daughters than Mr. Bennet and his wife.

Female 3 (mid 20s-mid 30s):

Miss Bingley – Bingley’s snobbish sister. Miss Bingley bears inordinate disdain for Elizabeth’s middle-class background. Her vain attempts to garner Darcy’s attention cause Darcy to admire Elizabeth’s self-possessed character even more.

Mrs. Gardiner – Mrs. Bennet’s sister-in-law. The Gardiners, caring, nurturing, and full of common sense, often prove to be better parents to the Bennet daughters than Mr. Bennet and his wife.

Male 3 (mid-late 20s):

George Wickham – A handsome, fortune-hunting militia officer. Wickham’s good looks and charm attract Elizabeth initially, but Darcy’s revelation about Wickham’s disreputable past clues her in to his true nature and simultaneously draws her closer to Darcy.

Male Ballguest 1

Female 4 (60s-70s):

Lady Catherine de Bourgh – A rich, bossy noblewoman; Mr. Collins’s patron and Darcy’s aunt. Lady Catherine epitomizes class snobbery, especially in her attempts to order the middle-class Elizabeth away from her well-bred nephew.


Female Ballguest

Male 4 (18+)

Male Ballguest 2



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CLUE: ONSTAGE Runs Feb. 9-12

Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre
Feb. 9-12
Miami University Hamilton Parrish Auditorium

Directed by Scott Christian
Produced by Tracy Botos

Cast: Dylan McGill at Wadsworth, Hannah Portman as Yvette, Megan Rehberg as Miss Scarlet, Rhonda Lucas as Mrs. White, Jodi Strother as Mrs. Peacock, Clancey Butts as Professor Plum, Patrick Nieman as Colonel Mustard & Grant Zentmeyer as Mr. Green
Ensemble: Ali Lander, Chris Stall & Doug Striker

The classic board game is brought to life in Clue: On Stage! Six guests are invited to a dinner party thrown by an anonymous host. They are given aliases–Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum, and Miss Scarlet. Though discouraged from revealing personal information, it is soon discovered that all of them have fallen victim to the same blackmailer, their very host of the evening. Each is presented with a weapon and an option: pay their extortionist double, or kill the innocent butler. What follows is a madcap, slapstick evening full of murder, mystery, and laughs as they seek to puzzle out the culprit amongst criminals.

  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 9-11 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 12 at 2pm

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2023-2024 Season Announced by Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre

GHCT_logoGHCT is excited to announce our 2023-2024 season!

October 5-8, 2023
Directed by Nicholas Brown

Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.

November 30-December 3, 2023
Directed by Sue Combs

Join us for an original musical revue to celebrate Christmas with us!

February 15-18, 2024
Directed by Anna Brown

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start…

April 25-28, 2024
Directed by Matt Neal
This musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s hit play The Matchmaker bursts with humor, romance, energetic dance and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again.

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Cast Announced for CLUE ON STAGE at Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre

GHCT_logoThe cast includes:

  • Dylan McGill as Wadsworth
  • Hannah Portman as Yvette
  • Megan Rehberg as Miss Scarlet
  • Rhonda Lucas as Mrs. White
  • Jodi Strother as Mrs. Peacock
  • Clancey Butts as Prof. Plum
  • Patrick Nieman as Colonel Mustard
  • Grant Zentmeyer as Mr. Green
  • Ensemble: Ali Lander, Chris Stall & Doug Striker

Directed by Scott Christian, performances run Feb. 9-12

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