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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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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Runs Feb. 14-22

MCP_The Importance of Being Earnest logoTHE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Mason Community Players
Feb. 14-22
Theatre 42 [Lebanon]

Directed by Mary Beringer

Cast: Stephen Catlin as Jack Worthing, Christopher Ball as Algernon Moncrief, Katherine White as Gwendolen Fairfax, Abby Farmer as Cecily Cardew, Amy Sullivan as Lady Bracknell, Melissia Gary as Miss Prism, Charlie Rader as Dr. Chausble, John David Hamilton as Lane & Brandon Blair as Merriman

Oscar Wilde’s classic is a delight from the first cucumber sandwich on as Jack’s double life catches up with him. The problems are resolved in an extremely charming and quite unexpected way as Jack and Algernon discover the importance of being earnest while answering to the name of Ernest.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 14-15 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 16 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 20-22 at 8pm

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

MCP_sm logoDirector Tess Catlin invites you to come and audition for MCP’s May show, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN DEAD. This light-hearted approach to murder and mayhem involves the audience in the search for the culprit. Come be a part of this funny farce by the master of mirthful mystery, Pat Cook. The show will be presented May 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16 at 8:00 PM and May 10 at 2:00 PM.

Auditions will be held

  • Saturday, February 1st, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and
  • Sunday, February 2nd, from Noon to 5:00 PM at Theatre 42.

The venue is located at 2752 S US Route 42, Lebanon, Ohio 45036.

There is no need to schedule an appointment. Come expecting cold readings from the script. You are welcome to complete the audition form and bring it with you to streamline the process. See link below.

Characters of the show include:

  • HARNELL CHESTERSON – male, mid 30s-early 50s, a pompous narrator who expresses all thoughts without any regard for his words.
  • OFFICER BAINBRIDGE – male, 30s-40s, long suffering police detective; easily frustrated
  • BLANCHE LATOURE – female, late 20s – late 40s, frazzled director trying to maintain authority
  • ARNOLD TURNBULL – male, 40s, a large man with a large presence (also plays FAT DADDY – a rich vindictive southerner)
  • DORIS TURNBULL – female, 40s – 50s, a self absorbed actress (also plays SWEET MAMA – Fat Daddy’s wife)
  • LOIS JACOBSEN – female, 20s – 30s, energetic but awkward (also plays SAVANNAH – Earl’s overly amorous wife & MAN 1)
  • STEVE RANDALL – male, 20s, newcomer to the group, obviously does not know the others well (also plays EARL – a worm of a son, & MAN 2)
  • AJAX CONROY – male, 20s-30s, not very bright (also plays CLETE – the house handy man & MAN 3)
  • LEIGH DORSETT – female, 20s-30s, business like, very practical and plans everything out (also plays HYACINTH – a daughter who likes to clean firearms, & WOMAN)
  • TRUDY MARSH – female, teenager or early 20s, – ultimate techie, is able to handle many things at the same time

Here is a synopsis of the show for those who are unfamiliar with the work:

You’ve just settled down in a theatre to solve an audience-participation murder mystery. The narrator comes out and gives you a little insight as to what to expect during the show. The show starts and you meet Fat Daddy, a rich but vindictive southern man and his scheming family. It is obvious there will be a murder, but who will it be? Will it be Sweet Mama, Daddy’s pandering wife; Hyacinth, the daughter who’s always cleaning the family firearms, the wormy son Earl, or his amorous wife, Savannah? What about Clete, the handyman? As the play unravels, you find that nothing is as you expect. When the director comes on stage and the police arrive, everyone is accused of murder; even the actors. Yes, you are a suspect, as well! This frantic mystery-comedy will have you guessing and laughing until the last clue is dropped and the last line is delivered.

Audition forms can be printed from here, or can be completed at the Theatre… https://www.masonplayers.org/j15/images/ProductionPerformance/Dead-Audition-Form.pdf

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Cast Announced for THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Mason Community Players

MCP_sm logoDirector Mary Beringer has announced the cast of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST.

MCP is excited to welcome to the production:

  • Stephen Catlin as Jack Worthing
  • Christopher Ball as Algernon Moncrief
  • Katherine White as Gwendolen Fairfax
  • Abby Farmer as Cecily Cardew
  • Amy Sullivan as Lady Bracknell
  • Melissia Gary as Miss Prism
  • Ray Lebowski as Dr. Chausble
  • John David Hamilton as Lane
  • Tristian Burbridge as Merriman

Performances run Feb. 14-22.

For more information visit https://www.masonplayers.org/j15/

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