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PHANTOM Runs Feb. 17-April 3

LAC_Phantom promoPHANTOM
La Comedia Dinner Theatre
Feb. 17-April 3
[Springboro]

It has been twelve years since this blockbuster musical haunted our stage…Yeston and Kopit’s Phantom.
This chilling and dramatic, bitter-sweet love story is one of our most popular shows of all time. The Tony Award-winning authors’ musical adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s novel “The Phantom of the Opera” has enraptured audiences and critics alike for decades with its beautiful songs, an expertly crafted script, gorgeous sets and costumes, and dazzling effects. Don’t miss this haunting musical that will take your breath away!

  • Thu-Fri, Feb. 17-18 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, Feb. 19 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 20 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, Feb. 24-25 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, Feb. 26 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 27 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, March 3-4 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, March 5 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, March 6 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, March 10-11 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, March 12 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, March 13 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, March 17-18 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, March 19 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, March 20 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, March 24-25 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, March 26 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, March 27 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, March 31-April 1 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, April 2 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, April 3 at 10:30am & 5:30pm

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Auditions Announced for THE MUSIC MAN at La Comedia Dinner Theatre

LAC_logoLa Comedia Dinner Theatre in Springboro, Ohio will be holding OPEN CALL local auditions for their upcoming production of THE MUSIC MAN on Saturday January 29, 2022 at 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, Ohio.

9:00 AM – Children & Teenagers 7-17 Years Old
10:00 AM – Adults (Men and Women 18+)

SEEKING
MEN:

  • Harold Hill (25-45) Charming, articulate actor, sings & dances. Baritone to F
  • Marcellus Washburn (30-50) Comic Actor who sings & dances. Tenor (G to High A)
  • Mayor Shin (40-60) Comic Character Actor
  • The Quartet Dynamic and full of personality. All types. Must be able to hold harmony under any circumstances and must be comfortable with Movement
  • Jacey Squires High Tenor (D to High C)
  • Ewart Dunlop Tenor (C# to High A#)
  • Oliver Hix Baritone (Low A to G)
  • Olin Britt Bass (Low G to High F#)

WOMEN:

  • Marian Paroo (20-30) Accomplished actress, legit voice, minor dancing. Soprano to High A
  • Mrs. Paroo (30-60) Character woman who sings, light Irish accent. Mezzo (A-flat to E-Flat)
  • Mrs. Eulalie Mackecknie Shin (30-60) Comic Actress. Comfortable with movement. Alto (D-D)

YOUNG ACTORS

  • Tommy Djilas (15-17) Teenager. Sings & dances.
  • Zanetta Shinn (15-17) Teenager. Sings & dances.
  • Amaryllis (9-14) Marian’s young piano student. Alto
  • Winthrop Paroo (9-14) Marian’s lisping baby brother.
  • Gracie Shinn (9-14) Mayor Shinn’s younger daughter

ENSEMBLE

  • River City Townspeople Singers who move and Dancers who sing to fill various townspeople and understudy principals.

Be prepared to sing 16 bars of a Musical Theatre song.
Please provide sheet music in your key, a current headshot and resume.
Adults should be prepared to dance.

Rehearsals begin March 21, 2022. Rehearsals are Mon-Sat 10-6.

Children rehearse 4-6 Mon-Fri and 10-6 Saturdays. Will miss some school for tech rehearsal & matinees.

Performances April 7 – May 22, 2022. Thurs-Sun matinees and evenings.

Director/Choreographer is Chris Beiser.

Questions call Kris Byerly (937)746-4554 ext 241 or email productionmanager@lacomedia.com
Non-Equity.

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GODSPELL Runs Jan. 13-Feb. 13

LAC_Godspell logoGODSPELL
La Comedia Dinner Theatre
Jan. 13-Feb. 13
[Springboro]

GODSPELL was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award® winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm after opening on Broadway in 1971.

With help from his friends, Jesus Christ tells different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage.

  • Thu-Fri, Jan. 13-14 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, Jan. 15 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, Jan. 16 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, Jan. 20-21 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, Jan. 22 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, Jan. 23 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, Jan. 27-28 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, Jan. 29 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, Jan. 30 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, Feb. 3-4 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, Feb. 5 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 6 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, Feb. 10-11 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, Feb. 12 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 13 at 10:30am & 5:30pm

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Auditions Announced for PHANTOM at La Comedia Dinner Theatre

LAC_logoLa Comedia Dinner Theatre in Springboro, Ohio will be holding OPEN CALL local auditions for their upcoming production of PHANTOM on Saturday November 20, 2021 at 10:00 A.M., at 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, Ohio.

SEEKING

  • The Phantom/Erik: 20s-30s Male lead. Bass/baritone. A tortured soul full of darkness and pain, but with humanity and vulnerability underneath.
  • The Count De Chandon: 20-35 Tenor. He is the wealthy, charming and handsome opera patron who is also in love with Christine.
  • Gerard Carriere: 40-70 Baritone. He is Erik’s father and the former manager of the Opera.
  • Cholet: 30-55 Baritone. New manager of the Opera and husband to Carlotta.
  • Jean-Claude: 30-50 Baritone. Stage Manager of the Opera House.
  • Christine Daae: 20-25 Female Lead. Soprano. Erik’s protégé. Luminous and innocent, has a natural purity and grace about her.
  • Carlotta: 30-45 Mezzo. Wife to Cholet. Opera diva; high maintenance with an oversized ego.
  • Young Erik: 7-10 Young boy.
  • Ensemble: Needed are various ages and types to play multiple parts and understudy principal roles. Excellent singers.

Be prepared to sing 16 bars of a Musical Theatre song
Please provide sheet music in your key, a current headshot and resume.

Director/Choreographer is Chris Beiser.
Rehearsals begin January 31, 2022 (Mon-Sat 10-6)
Performances Feb 17-April 3, 2022. Thurs-Sun matinees and evenings.
Questions call Kris Byerly (937)746-4554 ext 241 or email productionmanager@lacomedia.com
Non-Equity.

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2022 Season Announced by La Comedia Dinner Theatre

LAC_logoGODSPELL
Jan. 13-Feb. 13, 2022

Based on the gospel according to St. Matthew, Godspell is a perennial audience favorite, telling the well-known parables with comedy, improvisation and theatre games. Featuring the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell sports an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville. By turns hilarious and moving, Godspell is a solid gold hit from the Off- Broadway season of 1971.

PHANTOM
Feb. 17-April 3, 2022

It has been twelve years since this blockbuster musical haunted our stage…Yeston and Kopit’s Phantom.
This chilling and dramatic, bitter-sweet love story is one of our most popular shows of all time.

The Tony Award-winning authors’ musical adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s novel “The Phantom of the Opera” has enraptured audiences and critics alike for decades with its beautiful songs, an expertly crafted script, gorgeous sets and costumes, and dazzling effects. Don’t miss this haunting musical that will take your breath away!

THE MUSIC MAN 
April 7-May 22, 2022

Often described as a “perfect musical,” The Music Man has endured for generations as one of the most popular and unique pieces of theatre in American history.

Fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian.

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. The Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with old and young alike.

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
June 2-July 24, 2022

Belle and the Prince invite you to “Be Our Guest” and step into an enchanted world. Based on the Academy Award®-winning Disney animated feature, Beauty and the Beast includes the film’s original songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman along with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice. With its magnificent music, brilliantly colored costumes and beautiful sets, Disney’s first stage adaptation is Broadway at its best and one of our most popular shows of all time!

WEST SIDE STORY 
July 28-Sept. 11, 2022

Two feuding street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, are on a collision course in the gritty slums of New York City. Out of the chaos, a passionate romance blooms between Tony and Maria, teenagers caught on opposite sides of the turf war. But can they find a place for their love amid the prejudice and turmoil that surrounds them?

Winner of 10 Academy Awards® and two Tony Awards, Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story is one of the all-time great American musicals, with explosive dancing and some of the most electrifying music ever written for the Broadway stage, including “Maria,” “Tonight” and “I Feel Pretty.”

DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP?
Sept. 15-Oct. 30, 2022

Growing up on Chicago’s South Side in the 1960s, Eddie Ryan is learning a lot — and not just from the Brothers at his all-boys Catholic high school. Eddie’s world is populated by peculiar adults, oddball classmates, and puzzling girls — the greatest mystery of all. He takes it all in through the prism of his Catholic upbringing.

Featuring a vast array of catchy songs, this musical comedy is about the coming of age of eight Catholic school children. Starting from the second grade throughout his high school years, we follow Eddie and his friends through the ups and down of being in a private Catholic school.

Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS
Nov. 3-Dec. 31, 2022

The classic film is the inspiration for this heartwarming musical comedy that is perfect for the whole family. White Christmas features the classic songs “Blue Skies,” “Sisters,” and the most famous holiday song of all, “White Christmas.”

To accommodate your busy holiday schedule, we have added Wednesday performances in November and December and Saturday matinees in December.

For more information visit www.lacomedia.com.

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