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OLIVER! Cancelled at Rotary Presents

RP_100 logoWe regret to announce that this year’s production of OLIVER! previously postponed in March has now been canceled.

Since the show was postponed only a week prior to the first performance due to the coronavirus pandemic, many production-related expenses such as costume purchases and set construction had already been incurred.

Ticket holders may opt to receive a full refund of their purchase price or donate the ticket value back to the Hamilton Rotary Club to help offset these costs. If you wish to request a refund, please contact Club Administrator Shannon Nieman at rotaryhamiltonoh@gmail.com or 513-341-8072. If you wish to donate your tickets, no action is required at this time and we thank you for your support.

The Hamilton Rotary club has enjoyed 65 years of Rotary Presents productions that help to raise more than $10,000 annually to fund scholarships for high school seniors in our community. Our club truly appreciates all the preparation of more than 70 cast members, musicians, and stage crew for OLIVER! who have worked since December to prepare for opening night. We are grateful to director Rodney Neal; co-producers Mandy Gambrell and Angie Neal; and set construction/design team Mary and Larry Slocum for everything they contributed to make this show another successful production for our club. We hope to feature some of the talented artists in their roles in the future!


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Cast Announced for MARY POPPINS at Hamilton Rotary

HR_logoCongratulations to the following people who have been cast in Rotary presents MARY POPPINS which will be at Parrish Auditorium at Miami University Hamilton March 28-31, 2019. More details will be at www.hamiltonohiorotary.com.

The cast includes:

  • Bert: Clancey Butts
  • George Banks: Jason Lakes
  • Winifred Banks: Sarah Grace McCollough
  • Jane Banks: Ryleigh Doss & Evie Sias
  • Michael Banks: Gabe Neal
  • Katie Nanna: Marijo Farley
  • Policeman: Adam Blount
  • Miss Lark: Holly Meyer
  • Admiral Boom, Bank Chairman: Mike Massie
  • Mrs. Brill: Mary Vosseberg
  • Robertson Ay: Chase Engel
  • Mary Poppins: Chelsey Cavender
  • Miss Andrews: Karen Scott-Vosseberg
  • Mrs. Corry Kelly Massie
  • Park Keeper: Bill Balfour
  • Neleus: Dylan Tuner
  • Bird Woman: Erica Sammond
  • Northbrook: Matt Guion
  • Von Hussler: Greg Henderson
  • Miss Smythe: Molly Wanko
  • Fannie: Josie Halverson
  • Annie: Ella Pfirman
  • Queen Victoria: Alexandra Lander
  • Valentine: Evan Blust
  • Teddy Bear: Lacey Parsons
  • Mr. Punch: Andie Angel
  • Doll: Olivia Jones

Ensemble: Dylan Turner, Molly Wanko, Mike Massie, Kelly Massie, Chase Engel, Holly Meyer, Bill Balfour, Lacey Parsons, Greg Henderson, Andie Angel, Matt Guion, Olivia Jones, Adam Blount, Marijo Farley, James Karr, Erica Sammond, Kevin Rife, Makayla Longfield, Dan Schindler, Megan Rademacher, Jake Spicer, Emily Muench, Kristina Stoddart, Maria Helbig, Alexandra Lander, Logyn Sanchez, Katie Cooke & Sam Murray

Young Ensemble: Evan Blust, Katie Schwartz, Kaiden Thomas, Josie Halverson, Peter Waning, Elizabeth Carruthers, Tim Massie, Naomi Wanko, Tyler Hull, Kaylee Beck, Rogue Carruthers, Amy Massie, Patrick Ferrell, Ella Pfirman, Clark Pfirman, Angela Rusche, Ben Brown, Ava Martin, Grace Martin, Makayla Platt & Samira Platt

Show directed by Rodney Neal
Produced by Mandy Gambrell

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SHREK The Musical Runs March 10-13

HR_Shrek logoSHREK The Musical
Hamilton Rotary
March 10-13
Hamilton High School

Directed by Bill Balfour
Produced by Jane Winkler & Barb Winkler

Cast: Jason Lakes as Shrek, Rodney Neal as Donkey, Sydney Higgins as Fiona, Brett Parr as Farquaad, Jim Ward as Pinocchio, Angie Neal as Gingy, Katelyn Fox as Dragon #1, Hannah Neal as Young Fiona, Karla Nunemaker as Teen Fiona, Kristina Day as Witch, Mariah Reynolds, Madeline Straub & Emily Muench as the Three Blind Mice; Noah Warner as Young Shrek, Aiden Harbaum, Anthony Balfour & TBD as the Three Pigs; Ethan Bryant as Wolf, Kim Bryant as Little Red, Kim Bracknell as Mama Bear, Gary Bracknell as Papa Bear, Aimee Mikulich as Baby Bear & Joan Angst as Mama Ogre

As with the instantly-classic animated films in the Shrek series, Shrek The Musical is a hilarious, irreverent and hard-warming story of an outsider gaining acceptance and learning the importance of friendship. Odd as some of the characters may appear, Shrek is also a classic love story told with humor and heart. The Tony Award-winning show was nominated for a total of 8 Tony awards including best score and best book. The magic of the musical is that it satisfies the high expectations of the originals film fans while delivering fresh new material in a top quality Broadway score that appeals to adult audiences and family audiences alike.

  • Thu, March 10 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 11-12 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 13 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for SHREK THE MUSICAL at Hamilton Rotary

MISC_AuditionsAuditions are November 30th and December 1st at 7 pm at the Fitton Center, 101 S Monument Avenue, Hamilton Oh.

Be prepared to sing a short song, some may be asked to learn a short dance combination and some may be asked to read from the script. Stage ages are 10 and up. Bring a list of any date conflicts between January 3rd and March 13th.

Directed by Bill Balfour, Vocal Direction by Mark Durbin, Choreographed by Sandy Wiesman, conducted by Mark Engel, Stage Manger, Carrie Rusche and Produced by Barb and Jane Winkler.

Rehearsals will start in early January. Rehearsal days will be Tuesdays, Thursdays, some Fridays and Sundays. Times will be 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Location TBA. Not all cast will be required to attend every rehearsal.

Show dates are March 10, 11 and 12th at 8 pm and March 13 at 2 pm. Show location is Hamilton High School Auditorium, 1165 Eaton Avenue in Hamilton.

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SEUSSICAL Runs March 21-24

Presented by Hamilton Rotary
March 21-24

Local media coverage: Journal News article |

Directed by Ben Schneider
Vocal Direction by Mark Durbin
Choreography by Chris Beiser
Produced by Katie Simpson

A musical that is fun for all ages, SEUSSICAL is based on the works of Dr. Seuss. SEUSSICAL isn’t a string of Dr. Seuss’s stories and it isn’t just one of his stories. It is a new full length musical with a story that weaves together his most famous tales. SEUSSICAL incorporates elements from at least 15 of his books as well as many of his most loved characters. From The Cat in The Hat to Horton to even the Grinch, the characters travel everywhere from the Jungle of Nool to McEligott’s Pool to Palm Beach.

  • Thu-Sat, March 21-23 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 24 at 2pm

Official page with online ticketing |

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