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Auditions Announced for CLUE the Musical and FOOTLOOSE at Incline Theatre

WFIT_ExteriorCincinnati Landmark Productions is holding auditions for CLUE the Musical & FOOTLOOSE, two of our 2023 Summer Classic Season Productions

  • Saturday, January 7, 2023 1pm to 3:30pm
  • Sunday, January 8, 2023 1pm to 3:30pm
    Callbacks:

    • Monday, January 9, 2023 6:00pm to 8:00pm (CLUE the Musical)
    • Saturday, January 14, 2023 1:00pm to 5:00pm. (FOOTLOOSE)

Audition location: The Madcap Education Center, 3064 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211

If you’d like the audition forms sent to you in advance, email Jennifer Perrino at Jenniferperrino@clpshows.org

For Each Show:

  • You will be asked to read from the script.
  • MUST HAVE A RESUME listing theatrical experience to audition for either production.
  • Please bring a headshot/picture.
  • Performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities and abilities are especially encouraged to audition and will be considered for all roles.
  • First round video submissions are acceptable but not preferred.
  • No more than 2 conflicts will be accepted during the rehearsal process.
  • All roles are paid positions. No Roles have been precast.
  • Cast members do not have to be the actual ages of the characters in any of the productions – But must be able to look age appropriate and act accordingly.

CLUE the Musical

  • Minimum age to audition is 21.
  • Please prepare a song to sing for 32 measures in musical theatre style.
  • You may be asked to learn a dance combination, depending on the role.

FOOTLOOSE

  • Minimum age to audition is 16.
  • Please prepare a song to sing for 32 measures of a pop/rock, a musical theatre or a song from the show.
  • Dance/Tumbling/Tricks are a HUGE plus.

CLUE: The Musical
Book by Peter DePietro; Music by Glaen Blum, Wayne Barker and Vinnie Martucci; Lyrics by Tom Chiodo Based on the Parker Brothers’ Board Game
April 19 – May 14, 2023

Tim Perrino, Director; Greg Dastillung, Music Director, Cassidy Steele, Choreographer and Jenny Lutes, Stage Manager

Who killed Mr. Boddy, with what, and where? It might be Mr. Plum with the wrench in the Library, Colonel Mustard with the candlestick in the Dining Room, or Mrs. Peacock with the rope in the kitchen? The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery! With all the potential murderers, weapons, and rooms, there are 216 possible solutions! Comic antics, witty lyrics, and beguiling tunes carry the investigation from suspect to suspect. Even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist delights the audience!

  • Mr. Boddy: Lead, Male, 30-45
    The host of the game, current husband of Mrs. Peacock, victim of the impending murder; Mr. Boddy has a unique relationship with each of the Suspects that informs each character’s potential motive to commit murder; to the audience, Mr. Boddy is a smooth, charismatic, handsome, playful host. Baritone.
  • Mrs. Peacock: Lead, Female, 40-60
    Black widow and chairwoman of Peacock Enterprises, married to Mr. Boddy and cheating with Col. Mustard; acerbic, manipulative, sexy socialite; mezzo with belt.
  • Professor Plum: Lead, Male, 25-40
    Genius, author, intellect, impostor, his family fortune was ruined by Mr. Boddy; astute intellectual with a wry sense of humor; baritone.
  • Miss Scarlet: Lead, Female, 20-35
    Femme fatale, a former Las Vegas lounge performer, and former lover of Mr. Green; shrewd, very attractive; wide vocal range with belt.
  • Colonel Mustard: Lead, Male, 45-65
    Fancies himself a triumphant war Colonel; he is implicated in the death of both of Mr. Boddy’s parents and is currently having an affair with another character in the show; he is a pompous, randy, military man with a strong personality; baritone
  • Mrs. White: To be played by a man, 40-70
    Chief domestic of Boddy Manor; she is virtually enslaved by Mr. Boddy; a fun-loving, dirty, rough around the edges Cockney maid; alto with strong character belt.
  • Mr. Green: Lead, Male, 25-35
  • Detective: Lead, Female, 30-60

FOOTLOOSE
Music by Tom Snow; Lyrices by Dean Pitchford, Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie; Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford; Additional Music by Eric Carmen Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman
May 31 – June 25, 2023

Eric Byrd, Director/Choreographer; Damon Stevens, Music Director, Angelica Ortiz, Stage Manager

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small Texas town, he is not prepared for the local edict instituted by the local preacher that bans dancing! When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story pits a father longing for a lost son against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated score, plus dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

  • Ren: Lead, Male, 16-22
    Witty, full of energy, goes from being feisty and flippant to fully exploring his emotions as he journeys from boyhood to maturity.
  • Willard Hewitt :Lead, Male, 16-20
    Not dumb, but a gentle soul with quick fists, which are his defense against a world he has trouble comprehending; humorous, a great friend to Ren, and totally in love with Rusty, but slow to show it.
  • Chuck Cranston: Lead, Male, 16-22
    Ariel’s boyfriend; self-assured, cocky, ignorant, a bully; confident of his own importance.
  • Lyle & Travis: Supporting, Male, 16-22
    Chuck’s buddies; carbon copies of Chuck; love a good laugh.
  • Adult Males: Supporting, Male, 30-61
    Coach Roger Dunbar, Wes Warnicker, Principal Harry.
  • Ariel Moore: Lead, Female, 16-21
    Smart, completely aware of how to behave in front of her father and how differently to behave with her friends; dreams of getting out of the “small town” prison she’s in; passionate, explosive, and thrill-seeking.
  • Urleen, Wendy Jo, Rusty: Supporting, Female, 16-22
  • Rev. Shaw Moore: Lead, Male, 38-56
  • Vi Moore, Eleanor Dunbar, Lulu Warnicker: Supporting, Female, 37-59
  • Ensemble:Chorus / Ensemble, All Genders, 16-25

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Cincinnati Lab Theatre Announces 2022 NEW WORKS FESTIVAL

JULY 21-30 2022

CINCINNATI, JULY 7, 2022 — Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s New Works Festival will present three fully staged workshop productions and three original play readings in a rotating festival repertoire over two weekends, July 21 – July 30, 2022. All performances will be presented in Cincinnati at the Madcap Education Center 3064 Harrison Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45211.

Cincinnati LAB Theatre is now in its ninth producing season. Some of Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s past productions include Dog by Brian David Walker, The Secret Life Of Bros by Nathan Top, The Color Of The Leaves by Isaiah Reaves, Married Life & A Funny Play For Troubled Times by Charlie Schulman, Medusa In You by Valetta Anderson, The Hired Man by Heather Meyer, Shirt.Brown.Honesty & Led Thespian by Jason Podplesky, 3Some by Brian Griffin, An Evening with Stephen Crane by Phil Paradis, Identity: An Evening of Three Twenty-Minute Plays by Elizabeth a. Harris, Brian Griffin, and Leah Strasser, and Daughter Of War as well as Judas by Elizabeth a. Harris.

WORKSHOP SERIES: The New Works Festival Workshop Series will present three brand new fully staged workshop productions:

LAB_Preggers or Parenthood for Virgins logoPreggers, Or Parenthood For Virgins by Rebecca Dzida. Directed by David Derringer. Arranged marriage is hard enough, but when newlyweds Mary and Joseph discover they’ve been chosen to raise the Son of God, it gets harder. Along with a little help from the angel Gabriel, they must learn to navigate the challenges and absurdities of love, marriage, parenthood, and destiny. Performances July 21st at 7:30pm and 29th at 8:00pm.

LAB_Finding Neil Patrick Harris logoFinding Neil Patrick Harris by Donna Hoke. Directed by Dennis Murphy. When
frenemy nail techs Cha-Cha and Katie are privileged to hear a favorite customer’s bizarre dying wish, they set off to make it come true. In their quest to find Neil Patrick Harris, they discover that what they’ve been searching for has been right in front of them.
Performances July 22nd and 30th, at 8:00pm.

LAB_Burning Down the House logoBurning Down The House by Pamela Weiler Grayson. Directed by Greg Procaccino. BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE explores the bonds of marital commitment, when Lisa, a 51 year-old woman, becomes the caretaker for her 54 year-old husband, Greg, who has Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (EOAD). The play time-shifts between the past and the present, revealing the strength, humor, and passion of a long-term marriage, juxtaposed with the isolated, painful prison it has become. Between the demands of her deteriorating husband, and her young adult children, can Lisa find some kind of joy for herself, without
further destroying her family? Performances July 23rd at 8:00pm and 28th at 7:30pm.

PLAY READING SERIES: The New Works Festival Play Reading Series will present three staged readings of new plays currently under development:

LAB_Akrasia logoAkrasia by Kate McMorran. Directed by Robert Allen. Struggling through therapy after a painful breakup, Amy meets Jason – the perfect rebound. As their relationship builds, Amy realizes everything isn’t quite as it seems when they run into Rachel – a mysterious figure from Jason’s past. As Jason’s secrets are revealed, Amy is forced to explore what boundaries, consent, and the stories we tell ourselves really mean. Reading July 24th, at 2:00pm.

LAB_Of Dudes and Nudes logoOf Dudes And Nudes by Nathan Top. Directed by Elizabeth a. Harris. Gym-rat Jeff wants to quit going to marriage counseling with his wife, Trish. When Jeff accidentally takes a peek at Trish’s phone, he discovers a dick pic, one that he didn’t send to her. Determined to save his marriage, Jeff seeks counsel from his best friend, Calvin, whose picture perfect relationship with an older man, Don, has also begun to reveal cracks. Of Dudes and Nudes is a fast-paced comedy that explores the hierarchy of our closest relationships and the sacrifices we make to maintain them. Reading July 24th at 4:00pm.

LAB_in a stand of dyaing trees logoin a stand of dying trees by Shannon TL Kearns. Directed by Carolyn Guido Clifford. Ben and Amanda love their town and they love their neighbors. Sure, they sometimes disagree, but they are comfortable. When Liam, Ben’s former college friend, comes to town on a campaign to get people to “vote blue” their idyllic life is threatened. Can people remain friends even when they disagree? And who has the right to defend themselves? Reading July 24th at 7:00pm.

EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL PREVIEW: In August Cincinnati LAB Theatre is producing a show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. This show will be the third play that LAB has produced at the fringe. The first play was LED Thespian by Jason Podplesky in 2018 in-person and the second play was Four Horses by Mary Beringer which LAB streamed online-on-demand for the entire month of August in 2021. Join us to see the show stateside and help our artists receive feedback before the festival!

LAB_The Philosophy of Caveman logoThe Philosophy Of Cavemen by CL Byrd. Directed by Torie Pate. Three cavemen
debate the nature of life while trying to survive. When one invents the wheel, they enjoy a new found “prosperity.” Performances July 27th at 7:30pm and July 30th at 3:00pm.

Single Tickets and 2022 New Works Festival All-Access Pass
Single tickets to the 2022 Cincinnati LAB Theatre New Works Festival may be purchased online at: www.showtix4u.com/event-details/66038 or at the door.

Workshop Series:

    • $15 Adult – General Admission per performance
    • $10 Student – General Admission per performance
    • $10 Senior – General Admission per performance

Play Reading Series:

    • $5 – General Admission per performance

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Preview:

    • $15 – General Admission per performance
    • $10 Student – General Admission per performance
    • $10 Senior – General Admission per performance

All-Access Pass
Experience all that Cincinnati LAB Theatre has to offer this season! 2022 All Access Passes are $35. 2022 All-Access passes allow general admission entry for passholders into all 2022 Cincinnati LAB Theatre New Works Festival events. For an extra $5, a total of $40, you can enjoy your All-Access Pass in style with an official Cincinnati LAB Theatre t-shirt.

All tickets are available online through our website or may be purchased at the door
using cash or credit-card.

About Cincinnati LAB Theatre: Cincinnati LAB Theatre is an organization for established and emerging playwrights and performers and is dedicated to a collaborative creative process that will present established works of drama and develop new plays through a traditional workshop model. Cincinnati LAB Theatre will provide a solid platform for artists to cultivate, strengthen, and hone their artistic crafts and talents and offer quality theatre for Cincinnati audiences.

Cincinnati LAB Theatre
2022 New Works Festival Schedule

Thursday, July 21, 2022

7:30pm – Workshop Series: Preggers, Or Parenthood For Virgins by Rebecca Dzida.

Friday, July 22, 2022

8:00pm – Workshop Series: Finding Neil Patrick Harris by Donna Hoke

Saturday, July 23, 2022

8:00pm – Workshop Series: Burning Down The House by Pamela Weiler Grayson

Sunday, July 24, 2022

2:00pm – Play Reading Series: Akrasia by Kate McMorran
4:00pm – Play Reading Series: Of Dudes And Nudes by Nathan Top
7:00pm – Play Reading Series: in a stand of dying trees by Shannon TL Kearns

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

7:30pm – Edinburgh Fringe Festival Preview: The Philosophy Of Cavemen by CL Byrd

Thursday, July 28, 2022

7:30pm – Workshop Series: Burning Down The House by Pamela Weiler Grayson

Friday, July 29, 2022

8:00pm – Workshop Series: Preggers, Or Parenthood For Virgins by Rebecca Dzida.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

3:00pm – Edinburgh Fringe Festival Preview: The Philosophy Of Cavemen by CL Byrd
8:00pm – Workshop Series: Finding Neil Patrick Harris by Donna Hoke

All performances of the New Works Festival 2022 will be held at the Madcap Education Center 3064 Harrison Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45211. The Madcap Education Center is a handicap accessible facility. Follow Cincinnati LAB Theatre on our Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, and our website www.cincylabtheatre.wixsite.com/cincylab.

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Part-Time House Staff Position Available at Cincinnati Landmark Productions

CLPCincinnati Landmark Productions is seeking a part-time staff member for The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater and The Madcap Education Center.

Part-Time House Staff Position

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a self-starter, dependable, and have excellent communication and customer service skills. Must be able to work in an unsupervised environment at The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre and The Madcap Education Center.
  • Must be at least 19 years of age, have high school diploma or equivalency. Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Job Description: House management duties, Will Call, general customer service, work as parking assistant, concessions/bar and run a follow spot and show prep.

Hours for position vary. Mostly evenings during performances. Sunday performances are at 2pm. Must be available weekends too.

If interested, please send resume to: Denny Reed @ dennyreed@clpshows.org. No phone calls please.

Start Date: IMMEDIATE.

Hourly Rate: $12.00

Please note: These positions are a good fit for NON-PERFORMERS – staffers will work during performances. Start date immediate.

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Part-Time House Staff Positions Available at Cincinnati Landmark Productions

CLPCincinnati Landmark Productions is seeking part-time staff members
for The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, and The Madcap Education Center

Part-Time House Staff Position
Job Requirements:
Must be a self-starter, dependable, and have excellent communication and customer service skills. Must be able to work in an unsupervised environment at The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre and The Madcap Education Center.

Must be at least 21 years of age, have high school diploma or equivalency, some college preferred. Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Job Description:
House management duties, Will Call, general customer service, work as parking assistant, concessions/bar and run a follow spot, show prep including cleaning and restocking restrooms, lobby, etc.

Hours for position vary. Mostly evenings during performances. Sunday performances are at 2pm. Must be available weekends too.

If interested, please send resume to: Denny Reed at dennyreed@clpshows.org.

No phone calls please. Start Date: IMMEDIATE.
$11.00 Hourly rate.

Please note: These positions are a good fit for NON PERFORMERS – staffers will work during performances. Start date immediate.

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Programming Suspended at Madcap Education Center

MEC_logoMadcap Education Center patron:

The safety of our young patrons is the highest priority of Cincinnati Landmark Productions, Madcap Puppets and the Madcap Education Center.

Due to the temporary closure of all educational facilities, we must officially:

  1. Cancel the March 13, March 20, March 27 and April 3 performances of ComedySportz Cincinnati.
  2. Postpone the Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 performances of Madcap Puppets’ Twice Upon a Time. The new performance dates will be May 2-3.
  3. Cancel the March 21 performance of Trick the Show. However, we will add an additional performance on June 27.
  4. Cancel all classes/workshops in the Madcap Education Center until Monday, April 6.

All performance ticket holders should contact the Box Office at (513) 241-6550 to discuss their best option. Your original tickets for this weekend’s Twice Upon a Time performances will be honored on the aforementioned new dates.

All class registrants should look for a communication about their specific class and its plan moving forward.

It saddens us to cancel/postpone any programming. But we do so for the greater good. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

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