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Auditions Announced for NEXT TO NORMAL at INNOVAtheatre

INNOV_logoIt’s that time again! We are so excited to announce auditions for the next musical in our season, NEXT TO NORMAL.

The 2008 smash hit, American rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. The story centers on a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that managing her illness has on her family. The musical addresses the depth of mental illness, ethics in modern psychiatry and the underbelly of suburban life.

Dec. 19 & 20 from 7-9pm

Directed by Denise A. Schnieders

Production dates: Feb. 16-19

More information and how sign up on the link https://innovatheatre.com/auditions

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MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET the Musical Runs Dec. 15-18

INNOVA_Miracel on 34th Street logoMIRACLE ON 34TH STREET the Musical
INNOVAtheatre
Dec. 15-18
Sorg Opera House [Middletown]

Directed by Richard Lee Waldeck
Music & Orchestral Direction by Norman S. Moxley II
Choreography  by Alexia Daniels

Cast: Laura Bay as Doris Walker, Charlotte Geise as Susan, Matthew Clifton as Fred Gaily, Ron Bowers as Kris Kringle, Eva Greer as Miss Muffett/Shopper,/Trio 2/Judge, Tim Griffith as Macy/Sawyer/Drunk Santa/Man Shopper, Nancy Griffith as Gimbel, Jeri Lewis as Trio 2/District Atrorney/Mayor/Woman Shopper, Noa Greely as Trio 2/Reporter/Clerk, Jamie Pavlofsky as Trio 1/Crookshank/Clara, Jessica Hood as Hendrika’s Mother/Mailcarrier/Ms. Sims/Whitey, M.G. Griffith as Tommie/Kid, Sophie Griffith as Trio 1/Mrs. Finfer/Tammany, Kimberly Griffith as Alvin/Bailiff/Ballon Vendor, Jeannine Parson as Shellhammer/Murphy/Police Officer, Evelyn Geise as Harri/Trio 1 & Piper Parson as Hendrika/Girl Scout

Single mother Doris Walker doesn’t want her six-year-old Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out that Macy’s Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.

  • Thu-Fri, Dec. 15-16 at 8pm
  • Sat, Dec. 17 at 3pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 18 at 3pm

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Cast Announced for MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at INNOVAtheatre

INNOV_logoINNOVAtheatre excited to announce our cast of  MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, opening December 15th and running for five performances.

The cast includes:

  • Laura Bay – Doris Walker
  • Charlotte Geise – Susan
  • Matthew Clifton – Fred Gaily
  • Ron Bowers – Kris Kringle
  • Eva Greer – Miss Muffett, Shopper, Trio 2 & Judge
  • Tim Griffith – Macy, Sawyer, Drunk Santa & Man Shopper
  • Nancy Griffith – Gimbel
  • Jeri Lewis – Trio 2, District Atrorney, Mayor, Woman Shopper
  • Noa Greely – Trio 2, Reporter & Clerk
  • Jamie Pavlofsky – Trio 1, Crookshank & Clara
  • Jessica Hood – Hendrika’s Mother, Mailcarrier, Ms. Sims & Whitey
  • M.G. Griffith – Tommie & Kid
  • Sophie Griffith – Trio 1, Mrs. Finfer & Tammany
  • Kimberly Griffith – Alvin, Bailiff & Ballon Vendor
  • Jeannine Parson – Shellhammer, Murphy & Police Officer
  • Evelyn Geise – Harri & Trio 1
  • Piper Parson – Hendrika & Girl Scout

Directed By: Richard Lee Waldeck
Asst. Directed By: Sara Bortz
Music & Orchestral Direction By: Norman S. Moxley II
Choreography By: Alexia Daniels

For more information visit www.innovatheatre.com.

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Auditions Announced for MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at INNOVAtheatre

INNOV_logoAnnouncing auditions for INNOVAtheatre’s holiday production, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 from 7-9pm

Sorg Opera House – 63 S Main St , Middletown, OH, United States, Ohio

A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theatre classic, The Music Man!, and based on the movie of the same name, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET features a book and score by none other than Meredith Willson.

Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn’t want her six-year-old Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out that Macy’s Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.

Filled with humor, spectacle and such beloved songs as “Pinecones and Hollyberries,” “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and “My State, My Kansas,” this joyous, heartwarming musical is pure family entertainment, wholesome without being cloying. A star-vehicle for a female actress that features great roles for children, the show is a cast- and crowd-pleaser.

Prepare: 1 verse and 1 chorus of a Broadway song in the style of the show but NOT from the show itself.

No acapella auditions will be accepted. Please provide your song with either a backing track or an accompanist.

All races, sexualities & identities are welcome.

Performances
December 15th – 18 th
8pm on the 15th, 16th & 17th
3pm on the 17th & 18th

Rehearsals and Performances will take place at The Historic Sorg Opera House in Middletown, Ohio.

Questions can be sent to Richard.lee.waldeck@gmail.com.

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TICK, TICK…BOOM! and THE LAST FIVE YEARS Runs Nov. 10-13

INNOVA_TTB & TLFY logoTICK, TICK…BOOM! and THE LAST FIVE YEARS
INNOVAtheatre
Nov. 10-13
Sorg Opera House [Middletown]

TTB Cast: Norman Moxley II as Jon, Davis Byrd as Michael & Denise Schnieders as Susan
TLFY Cast: Sam Downs as Jamie & Kat McGrail as Cathy

What is better than a “late night, double feature, picture show”? An actual double feature show! Two shows for the price of one. Both shows will be presented in full as one act musicals.

  • Thu-Fri, Nov. 10-11 at 8pm
  • Sat, Nov. 12 at 3pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 13 at 3pm

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