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Auditions Announced for WHITE CHRISTMAS at La Comedia Dinner Theatre

LAC_logoLa Comedia Dinner Theatre in Springboro, Ohio, is holding auditions for its upcoming production, Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, Ohio.

SEEKING:
9:00 A.M.

  • Susan Waverly – (9-12) The General’s granddaughter. She is lovable and outgoing.

10:00 A.M.

  • Bob Wallace – (28 – 35) Good actor (gruff & deeply kind)
    Good Dancer (jazz, some tap)
    Singer (baritone, crooner
  • Phil Davis – (28-35) excellent dancer (ballroom, jazz, tap)
    Good Actor / singer (baritenor)
    Charming, fun loving
  • General Waverly – (40-65) Retired U.S. Army General
  • Betty Haynes – (25-29) Good actor / singer
    Rich chest with soprano extension
  • Judy Haynes – (early 20’s) Excellent dancer (ballroom, jazz, tap)
    Good singer (chest mix), flirty
  • Martha – (40- 60) Excellent actor / singer (mid-range belt/chest mix)
  • Rita & Rhoda – (18-35) Brash, sexy star chorus pals
    Dancers & Ensemble
    Strong in ballroom, jazz & tap
    Good Singers

Prepare 16 bars of a standard musical theatre song. Please prepare a current headshot and resume.

Director/Choreographer is Chris Beiser

Rehearsals begin October 17, 2022. Performances November 3 – December 30, 2022.
4 days off for Thanksgiving and 4 days off for Christmas

Questions email Kris Byerly: productionmanager@lacomedia.com
Non-equity

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DO PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP? Runs Sept. 15-Oct. 14

LAC_Do Patent Leather Shoes logoDO PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP?
La Comedia Dinner Theatre
Sept. 15-Oct. 14
[Springboro]

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.

  • Thu-Fri, Sept. 15-16 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, Sept. 17 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, Sept. 18 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, Sept. 22-23 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, Sept. 24 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, Sept. 25 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, Sept. 29-30 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, Oct. 1 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 2 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, Oct. 6-7 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, Oct. 8 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 9 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, Oct. 13-14 at 10:30am & 5:30pm

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2023 Season Announced by La Comedia Dinner Theatre

LAC_logoOur first show in 2023 will be the hilarious new musical comedy STEEPLE PEOPLE making its La Comedia debut from January 19 – February 12!

Featuring brand new arrangements of more than 15 popular hymns, such as “Down By The Riverside”, “Standing On The Promises” and “It Is Well With My Soul,” Steeple People is a new musical comedy about a gospel quartet preparing for a three city national tour of Ghana.

Set in Stinking Creek, Tennessee, the group is hosting a charity drive for their upcoming trip. Since their church was hit by a delinquent tornado and is still under construction, the local high school has offered up their gymnasium as the venue for the fund raiser.

You will laugh and sing along with this witty cast of characters as they bring their beautiful harmonies to the La Comedia stage for the first time.

LITTLE WOMEN makes its La Comedia debut as our 2nd show in 2023 from February 16 – March 26.

Louisa May Alcott’s beloved story of the adventures of the four March sisters is brought to vivid musical life in LITTLE WOMEN.

This timeless classic set during the Civil War is filled with adventure, heartbreak, and a deep sense of hope. With buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and a big-hearted message, Little Women reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.”

Perfect for the whole family, the classic story and stunning music embody the complete theatrical experience, filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit.

Our 3rd show in 2023 is the Tony Award winning thriller SLEUTH making its La Comedia debut from March 30 – May 7!

The ultimate game of cat and mouse is played out in an English country house owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke. Invited guest Milo Tindle, a young rival who shares Wyke’s love for games, declares his intention to run off with Wyke’s wife. The two men devise an elaborate revenge/power game; through their style and cunning, the stakes continue to rise, leading to the play’s inevitable, heart-stopping finish.

SLEUTH premiered on Broadway in 1970 and received the Tony Award for Best Play. The 1972 film adaptation starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine earned four Academy Award nominations. In 2007, a second film starred Michael Caine and Jude Law, with Caine taking on the role previously played by Olivier.

Our fourth show in our 2023 season is the new hit musical, Jimmy Buffett’s ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, making its La Comedia debut from May 11 – June 18.

Searching for your lost shaker of salt? Set your mind to island time, and join us for Escape to Margaritaville! Margaritaville is a place where people come to get away from it all – and stay to find something they never expected. It’s also where a part-time bartender, part-time singer, and full-time charmer thinks he’s got life all figured out until a beautiful career-minded tourist from Ohio steals his heart and makes him question everything.

This fun and laid-back musical featuring the most loved hits from Jimmy Buffett encourages audiences to sit back, relax and remember “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.”

Our fifth show in 2023 is Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA from June 22 – August 6.

Originally presented on TV in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in TV history. Now, the enchanting stage adaptation is your family’s chance to experience this timeless fairy tale live on stage! The hearts of princes and princesses of all ages will soar when the sli#cinderella

Our sixth show in 2023 is the La Comedia debut of JUST DESSERTS: A Musical Bake-Off playing from August 17 – September 17.

If you liked The Church Basement Ladies, you’ll love these five strangers putting their hearts, reputations, and baking skills on the line to become the crème de la crème of bakers at the county fair.

For some, the bake-off will mean the end of their dreams – for others, a new beginning. They’ll all get their just desserts, including the local meteorologist who is the emcee. But it’s the personal journey each contestant takes that makes the new musical comedy Just Desserts a blue ribbon contender.

It’s all happening at the Jefferson County Bake-Off where the competition may be fierce, but the results are always satisfying!

The 7th show in our 2023 season is the La Comedia debut of the hilarious musical comedy GRUMPY OLD MEN from September 21 – October 29.

Fasten your seat belt, it’s going to be a grumpy ride! GRUMPY OLD MEN is the hilarious musical comedy about two aging men, Max and John – neighbors who have been feuding for most of their lives.

Invigorated by their shared affection for their new beautiful neighbor across the street, they face off as romantic rivals who will stop at nothing to win her heart.

Based on the 1993 film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and Ann-Margaret, this stage adaptation perfectly captures the lovably crotchety characters through twinkling humor, great songs, and the affectionate depiction of a small town that feels like home to everyone.

The 8th and final show of our 2023 season is the story of the real Santa Claus, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET from November 2 – December 30.

This touching musical version of the classic holiday film proves that miracles do happen and is sure to fill both the young and the young at heart with the Christmas spirit.

For more information visit www.lacomedia.com

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Auditions Announced for DO PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP at La Comedia Dinner Theatre

LAC_logoLa Comedia Dinner Theatre in Springboro, Ohio, is holding an open call audition for its upcoming production of DO PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP at 9:00 AM Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, Ohio.

Seeking Adult Men & Women (18+) who are excellent Singers and Actors for the following roles:

  • EDDIE RYAN: Male 18-25. Worries about his physical appearance, his changing voice, girls, and his lack of academic success.
  • FELIX LANDOR: Male 18-15. Not the brightest one, gullible, the guy who is always getting into trouble.
  • MIKE DEPKI: Male 18-25. Tough, Athletic.
  • LOUIE SCHLANG: Male 18-25. A friend to all, popular
  • FATHER O’REILY: Male 30-60. No nonsense priest and teacher.
  • BECKY BAKOWSKI: Female 18-25. Sweet, not the most popular, teased by the other girls.
  • VIRGINIA LEAR: Female 18-25. Tough and sarcastic
  • NANCY RALANSKY: Female 18-25. Popular, pretty, the one who gets all the boys attention.
  • MARY KENNY: Female 18-25. Perfect student.
  • SISTER LEE, SISTER HELEN, SISTER MONICA MARIE: Female 30-60. Nuns who run a disciplined classroom, quick with the rulers.

Be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song of a musical theatre song appropriate to the show.

Please provide a current headshot and resume.

Director/Choreographer is Chris Beiser.

Rehearsals begin August 29, 2022 (10 AM-6 PM Mon-Sat)

Performances Sept 15 – Oct 16, 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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THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Runs July 28-Sept. 11

LSC_25th Annual Putnam logoTHE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
La Comedia Dinner Theatre
July 28-Sept. 11
[Springboro]

  • Thu-Fri, July 28-29 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, July 30 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, July 31 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, Aug. 4-5 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, Aug. 6 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, Aug. 7 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, Aug. 11-12 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, Aug. 13 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, Aug. 14 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, Aug. 18-19 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, Aug. 20 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, Aug. 21 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, Aug. 25-26 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, Aug. 27 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, Aug. 28 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, Sept. 1-2 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, Sept. 3 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, Sept. 4 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, Sept. 8-9 at 10:30am & 5:30pm
  • Sat, Sept. 10 at 5:30pm
  • Sun, Sept. 11 at 10:30am & 5:30pm

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