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INNOV_Children of Eden logoCHILDREN OF EDEN
July 9-18
Sorg Opera House [Middletown]

Directed by Richard Lee Waldeck
Music directed by Sarah Plaugher
Choreographed by Maddy Weinkam

From musical theatre greats Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and John Caird (Les Miserables) comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children, and faith…plus centuries of unresolved family business!  Adam, Eve, Noah, and the “Father” who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that “the hardest part of love… is letting go.”

  • Fri-Sat, July 9-10 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 11 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, July 16-17 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 18 at 3pm

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INNOVATHEATRE Streaming at Broadway on Demand

INNOV_logoINNOVAtheatre’s production of ORDINARY DAYS, by Adam Gwon, is one of only twelve productions selected from dozens around the country to stream alongside the best of Broadway on the website Broadway On Demand. The INNOVAtheatre production was directed by Jacqlyn Schott and the cast includes Jordan Fredericks, Bonnie Emmer, Alex Ross, and Anna Masla.

Broadway On Demand streams filmed versions of Broadway shows as well as select community theatre productions. The recent success of Hamilton on Disney Plus demonstrates that audiences are enthusiastic to watch high-quality theatrical productions at home.

ORDINARY DAYS will be available for home viewing for 24 hours starting on Tuesday, June 15 at 8:15 pm, Eastern Time. To view the broadcast, this link to Broadway On Demand has all the details.

ORDINARY DAYS has released a new behind-the-scenes video trailer to promote its upcoming streaming production of ORDINARY DAYS. View the video trailer here.

The American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) paid for the professional recording as part of their upcoming Virtual AACTFest 2021. AACT received dozens of applications for its upcoming virtual event celebrating the best in community theatre. However, only twelve productions were selected to be filmed.

“We’re so humbled and honored to receive this recognition–especially for a show that has brought so much joy. I feel blessed to have had the chance to work with all of the artists whose talents have brought us to this point,” said ORDINARY DAYS director Jacqlyn Schott. “ORDINARY DAYS is a show all about the power of connection; and I’m so happy we’re able to share it with so many in a time where we need it most.”


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Dancer Auditions Announced for CHILDREN OF EDEN at Innovatheatre

INNOV_logoThe Production Staff for INNOVAtheatre’s CHILDREN OF EDEN are looking for 8-10 dancers who will be featured in two musical numbers for the show.

Dancers will only be required to appear in “The Naming” & “Return of the Animals.” The Director is looking to do something outside the box for these two numbers instead of the traditional kids in animal costumes.

Different styles of dance will be used. Dance experience preferred but not required. Please plan to attend the audition beginning at 7pm. If this time conflicts with your schedule PLEASE contact us and we will do our best to accommodate seeing you. Rehearsals will be minimal until we get close to Tech Week.

Dance auditions will take place June 7 from 7-9pm at Sorg Opera House in Middletown.

Performance dates are July 9-18

Please contact us at AUDITIONS@INNOVAtheatre.com with any questions or concerns. Please use the SignUp Genius link below to Sign up.


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Auditions Announced for TUCK EVERLASTING at INNOVAtheatre


Directed by Aaron Washington
Music Direction by Sarah Plaugher
Produced by Denise A. Schnieders

TUCK EVERLASTING is based on the novel of the same name by Natalie Babbitt. It tells the story of a family who drink water from a magical spring and become immortal. When they encounter a young girl who lives in their rural New England town, she becomes friends with one of the sons, who soon offers her the secret to everlasting life. She then has to decide if she wants to join her new friends in immortality, or if she will live out her normal life. TUCK EVERLASTING premiered in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2015 and began playing on Broadway in 2016. It received positive reviews, especially praising the “dazzling ballet” in the second act. A timeless story of family, loss, friendship, and love, Tuck Everlasting is sure to become a classic favorite


  • Mae Tuck
  • Angus Tuck
  • The Man In the Yellow Suit
  • Winnie Foster
  • Jesse Tuck
  • Miles Tuck
  • Constable Joe
  • Betsy Foster
  • Nana
  • Hugo
  • Ensemble
Rehearsals will be virtual beginning July 7th with in person rehearsals beginning shortly thereafter. There will be a small meet and greet with the director and select cast on June 26th. An in depth rehearsal schedule will be provided before the first rehearsal after all conflicts are received. All rehearsals will be conducted per COVID-19 safety guidelines. 
Performance weekend will be September 23rd – 26th. There will be a double on Saturday the 25th. All performances and rehearsals will be at The Historic Sorg Opera House in Middletown, Ohio.
Please submit all video submissions to AUDITIONS@INNOVAtheatre.com.
Video submissions must be submitted no later than Midnight June 7th.
Video Submissions begin: May 7th, 2021
Video Submissions end:
June 7th, 2021
In person auditions will be held: June 22nd & 23rd at 6:30pm
Callbacks will be held: June 24th starting at 6:30
Material To Prepare:
  • Anyone auditioning via video submission or in person is asked to prepare:
  • 1 verse and 1 chorus of a Broadway song in the style of the show but NOT from the show itself.
  • If you have any sort of special tumbling, gymnastics or juggling skills we will ask that you please come prepared to show those skills or provide a segment on your video submission showing that skill(s)
  • No acapella auditions will be accepted.
  • Please provide your song with either a backing track or an accompanist.
  • Also please do not wear clothing for your audition that is representative of the style of clothing worn in the production.
  • *Please submit the video and/or link to auditions@INNOVAtheatre.com along with any additional audition materials (eg: audition form, headshot, resume).
Who is eligible: Ages 10-19
  • All schools, races, sexualities & identities. All are welcome.
Rehearsals will be Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 6:30-9pm

Performances at Sorg Opera House in MIddletown:

  • September 23rd – 26th
  • 8pm on the 23rd, 24th & 25th
  • 3pm on the 25th & 26th
Price: $150 per child which includes a show poster and t-shirt.
If you have more than one child in the production we do offer a family discount.
If, for some reason, this price is not available to you, please contact us privately and we will do our best to make it work for both your child and the company.

Questions can be sent to Aaron Washington at INNOVAtheatre@gmail.com.

Links to the Audition Form, Submit or Sign Up for an audition are located at the bottom of this page: www.innovatheatre.com/tuck-everlasting-auditions.

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2021-2022 Season Announced by INNOVAtheatre

INNOV_logoINNOVAtheatre is excited to announce their 2021/22 season! All performances will take place at The Historic Sorg Opera House in Middletown, Ohio.

The Tommorow Program (our all YOUtheatre) will present:

The Southwest Ohio Regional Premier of
September 23rd – 26th, 2021
Directed by Aaron Washington

May 5th – 8th, 2022
Directed by Jackie Darnell

Our Mainstage season consists of:

January 13th – 16, 2022
Directed by Nicholas Brown

The Southwest Ohio Regional Premier of
LITTLE WOMEN adapted by Heather Chrisler
March 3rd – 6th, 2022
Directed by Jacqlyn Schott

And our Season Extra in correlation with Pride Month.
The Southwest Ohio Regional Premier of
June 2nd – 5th, 2022
Directed by Richard Lee Waldeck

For more information please visit our website at INNOVAtheatre.com

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