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2019-2020 Orchid Awards for Mason Community Players

MCP_sm logoDR EVIL AND THE BASKET OF KITTENS 

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Dana Davis
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – John David Hamilton
  • EXCELLENCE IN HOUSE – Becca McLaughlin
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY – Mary Stan Fizer
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Darren Lee and Brandon Blair

MAMMA MIA! 

  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Katie Werner
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY – Mary Beth Benken-Riesenberg
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL DIRECTION – Susan Schirmer
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Alisha Flaherty
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Julie Poux
  • EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE – The Summer Night Taverna Cabana Band
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART – Ashley Keene
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Ty Boyd, Eric Johansen, Darren Lee and Crew

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST 

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Abby Farmer
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Christopher Ball
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Katherine White
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Mary Beringer
  • EXCELLENCE IN OTHER Scenic Artist – Lydia Tissandier
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Rebecca McLaughlin
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Mary Stan Fizer
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Rachel Kavanaugh

TUNA DOES VEGAS 

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Jay Fultz
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Julie Walborn
  • EXCELLENCE IN HAIR/WIGS – Eric Grimm
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Mary Stan Fizer

 

 

 

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Stage Dark into 2021 for Mason Community Players

MCP_sm logoThe challenges that have become a reality to the world during 2020 have affected the Mason Community Players. The members of MCP are concerned for all who are affected by COVID-19. Their hearts go out to all those families who have lost loved ones, to those who have survived the disease only to have long term physical challenges, and to those who are struggling financially.

In response to directives to address the health crisis, MCP postponed its May show, You Have the Right to Remain Dead hoping to produce it in the summer.

During that period, the landlord of Theatre 42 found it necessary to sell the property. In order to vacate in time, it was necessary to cancel plans for any summer show. And the search for a new venue, which had begun in February of this year, now became even more critical.

To be able to concentrate on finding a new venue for the troupe, the MCP Board of Directors made the decision to postpone the 2020-2021 Season, which was to begin July 2020, to the following year. The 2021-2022 Season will begin with Annie, Get Your Gun in July 2021. That show will be followed by The Yellow Boat in Fall 2021, The Calendar Girls in Winter 2022, and Moon Over Buffalo in Spring 2022. Dates and details for each show will be determined after the acquisition of a new venue and discussions with the directors.

You Have the Right to Remain Dead will not be produced at this time. MCP is not abandoning the show and will work to produce the show in the future.

This means that MCP will not be taking the stage for a year. We will, however, continue to grow as an organization until we can entertain our audiences once again. There is a tradition in the theatre to “keep the ghost light on.” It means that there will always be one light on in the theatre until the next time that someone enters the theatre space. Until MCP enters our new theatre space and we take the stage again in 2021, we will keep the ghost light burning. We hope that you will be there with us.

May you be healthy! May the future be bright!

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Online Art Auction Benefiting Mason Community Players

MCP_sm logoThe art is now online and you can view it and see the characters and view their stories and you can bid if you would like!

Mason Player’s “Not-So-Silent” Auction has begun. The link is https://mcpauction.meteorapp.com/

Right now, you may view the art pieces and see the characters with a description of each basket. Until Friday evening, you will be able to peruse the items and read details about each work. During that period, you may bid on any of the items that interest you.

Don’t miss the special live online event on Friday, May 1, 2020. The event will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. A link to the live event will be provided at the top of the auction site.

Our Auction Host will be “joined” by our special characters. The artwork and the baskets will be auctioned off one by one throughout the live event. Who knows when your favorite will be up on the block, so be ready to tune in at 7pm to make sure that you can acquire your favorite.

We won’t be able to provide you with a cash bar on May 1st, so you will have to make sure that you have your favorite beverage on hand to make the event “sparkle.” Please come support your fellow theatre artists and pass the word to any relatives and friends who are fans of art or fun.

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Auditions Announced for ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Mason Community Players

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Mason Community Players is auditioning its summer musical, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN online!

This light-hearted telling of the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley, born and raised in Southwest Ohio, is slated to grace the stage in July.

The cast includes 14 principals, an additional 8 named roles, and a large ensemble portraying the performers in two Wild West Shows, New York socialites, and avid fans from cities across the country.

Since the show is in July, there are not plans at this time to cancel or postpone.

MCP will continue to monitor the current situation and will inform the theatre community as soon as possible about plans for this show.

To Audition:

  1. Please fill out and submit the online audition form.
  2. Please prepare an uptempo song showing your musical range; one which is not from the score of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN.
    Those under 10 who audition may sing a song from memory. (It can be as simple as “Happy Birthday” or be more complex such as a song from a favorite Disney movie.) Video yourself in a full body shot performing the song. Consider it your opportunity to impress the audition panel.
  3. Prepare a resume that includes your theatrical training and experience. Please be specific about your experience in the field of dance. Have you had dance training? If so, in which styles and at what level? For how long have you studied dance and with whom? Do you have collegiate training in dance? Is your experience in dance from doing shows? Please list all shows in which you were required to dance, the role in that show and if you were a featured dancer.
  4. Supply a head shot – it can be a selfie. This is mostly for organization purposes to identify all those interested.
  5. Click here to access the audition form.
  6. Submit the resume and the photo to agyg@masonplayers.org

Complete the submissions by April 20, 2020.

Rehearsals will tentatively begin in mid-May.

The show will be presented July 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, and 25th at 8:00 PM and July 19th at 2:00 PM

Visit masonplayers.org for show synopsis and character descriptions.


Auditions for Mason Community Players’ Annie Get Your Gun  will not be occurring in-person on Tuesday, March 24th, Sunday, March 29th or Tuesday, March 31st. 

We are in the process of developing an online solution for auditions and will announce that soon! Be looking for more information within the week.

Since the show is in July, there are not plans at this time to cancel or postpone. MCP will continue to monitor the current situation and will inform the theatre community as soon as possible about plans for this show.

From all of us to all of you … you remain in our thoughts and hearts as we walk through this journey, keep safe!

MCP will audition its summer musical, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, this month. This light-hearted telling of the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley, born and raised in Southwest Ohio, will grace the stage in July.

The cast includes 14 principals, an additional 8 named roles, and a large ensemble portraying the performers in two Wild West Shows, New York socialites, and avid fans from cities across the country.

Auditions will be held

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM
  • Sunday, March 29, 2020 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM and
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM

at Theatre 42, 2752 S. US Rte 42, Lebanon, OH 45036

Rehearsals will begin May 11th.
The show will be presented July 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, and 25th at 8:00 PM and
July 19th at 2:00 PM

  • Those auditioning should prepare an uptempo song showing their musical range; one which is not from the score of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN.
  • Please bring sheet music – an accompanist will be provided.
  • Those under 10 who audition should be prepared to sing a song from memory. (It can be as simple as “Happy Birthday” or be more complex such as a song from a favorite Disney movie.)
  • Be prepared to learn a short dance for the choreographer.
  • The audition will include cold readings from the script.

Families are welcome to participate together. There are four roles for performers age 13 and younger, as well as opportunities for young performers to be a part of the ensemble.

The show will be directed by Laureen Catlin and produced by Rebecca McLaughlin. The production staff will include Vocal Director Sara Davis, Instrumental Director Larry Hirth, Choreographer Eric Grimm, and Stage Manager Stephanie Dalsfoist.

If you are unable to attend auditions but are interested in being a part of the cast, please contact the director, laureen.catlin@gmail.com, for alternative arrangements.

A show synopsis, character descriptions and more information about the show can be found at masonplayers.org.

The direct link is
https://www.masonplayers.org/j15/index.php/more-about-mcp/stagedoor-news/177-auditions-announced-for-annie-get-your-gun.

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Cast Announced for YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN DEAD at Mason Community Players

MCP_sm logoDirector Tess Catlin is pleased to announce the cast of MCP’s spring show, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN DEAD.

After great auditions held February 1st and 2nd, Tess had the unenviable task of choosing her slate of ten performers. Those who auditioned did not make the choice easy.

Taking the stage for this merry murder mystery will be:

  • Harnell Chesterton – Tom Yoder
  • Officer Bainbridge – Scott Mussari
  • Blanche LaToure – Julie Walborn
  • Arnold Turnbull/Fat Daddy – Pat Germano
  • Doris Turnbull/Sweet Mama – Melissia Gary
  • Lois Jacobsen/Savannah/Man 1- Gabrielle Witherspoon
  • Steve Randall/Earl/Man 2 – Kyle Hoskins
  • Leigh Dorsett/Hyacinth – Ashley Wuerdeman
  • Ajax Conroy/Clete/Man 3 – Daniel Ballard
  • Trudy Marsh – Isabella Lisa

The Producer for the show is Laureen Catlin with Jess Bunn serving as Stage Manager.

Performances for the show are May 8-15. Tickets are on sale now!

https://www.masonplayers.org/j15/index.php/ticket-sales

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