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Auditions Announced for GENDER BENDER REVUE at Mason Community Players

MCP_sm logoAfter back-to-back sold out years, the GENDER BENDER REVUE returns to the Mason Community Players!

We are looking for a diverse group of performers from all over the Greater Cincinnati area. Join us for a rare opportunity to perform pieces like they’ve never been done before – this is your chance to perform a song, dance, or spoken word traditionally performed by another gender.

Monday, July 29th 7pm-9pm
Tuesday, July 30th 7pm- 9pm

Theater 42 – 2752 US-42, Lebanon, OH 45036

Sign up at https://signup.com/go/XZnGbvQ for an audition time. Walk-ins are also welcome.

We are also encouraging and accepting video auditions. Please send your video to bonnie.emmer@gmail.com by 9pm on Tuesday, July 30th.

What to prepare:

  • Singers: Bring 32 bars of a Broadway-style song that best shows your abilities. Accompaniment will be available – pre-recorded tracks and acapella auditions are also accepted.
  • Actors: Bring a prepared 1-minute monologue.

You are encouraged to bring a piece that you would like to perform in the actual show. If you are unsure what you’d like to perform, bring whatever song / monologue best shows your abilities. If you only want to be considered for musical numbers, you do not need to prepare a monologue.

Performers should expect 2-3 rehearsals per week (except tech week) and the rehearsal schedule will be built as much as possible around each performer’s conflicts.

Performance Information:
Friday, October 18th @ 8pm
Saturday, October 19th @ 8pm
Sunday, October 20th @2pm
More details on the performances (and after party!) to come.

Questions: Contact bonnie.emmer@gmail.com


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2018-2019 Orchid Awards for Mason Community Players


  • Excellence in Wigs – Eric Grimm
  • Excellence in Costume Design – Julie Walborn
  • Excellence in Special Effects – Phil Catlin & Jason Gonzalez
  • Excellence in Producing – Lara Gonzalez
  • Excellence in Ensemble – Lauren Catlin & Cast


  • Excellence in Set Design – Jim Watson
  • Excellence in Set Decor – Liz Olekas
  • Excellence in Costume Design – Gail Rudolph
  • Excellence in Producing – Jonathan Eckman & Peyton Hahn
  • Excellence in Instrumental Music Direction – Larry Hirth
  • Excellence in Vocal Direction – Jon Scheiding
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – David Shough
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Sara Viola


  • Excellence in House – Rebecca McLaughlin & Paula Johansen
  • Excellence in Lobby Display – Mary Stan Fizer
  • Excellence in Set Design – Darren Lee
  • Excellence in Set Construction – Darren Lee
  • Excellence in Set Decor – Sara Davis
  • Excellence in Acting – Pat Germano
  • Excellence in Acting – Gail Rudolph


  • Excellence in House – Mary Stan Fizer
  • Excellence in Lobby Display – Mary Stan Fizer & Mary Beth Benken-Riesenberg
  • Excellence in Program – Susan Berger
  • Excellence in Make-Up – Linda Wilt Geering
  • Excellence in Costume Design – Julie Walborn
  • Excellence in Dance Execution – Laureen Catlin
  • Excellence in Choreography – Laureen Catlin
  • Excellence in Choreography – Claude Ruizdeluzuriaga
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Bonnie Emmer
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Chris Toney
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Meghan Toney
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Dave Thompson
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Leah Busick
  • Excellence in Ensemble – The Wander Sisters: Kelley Flaugher, Christina Sanford, Elizabeth Zerhusen Pille
  • Excellence in Ensemble – Perry Gary & Ann Sullivan and the Cast


  • Excellence in Program – Laureen Catlin
  • Excellence in Light Design – Jason Dunaway
  • Excellence in Costume Design – Rebecca McLaughlin, Mary Seeck, Wrynn Boucher & Gaylene May Schumacher
  • Excellence in Producing – Matt Lisa
  • Excellence in Acting – Kevin Dunaway
  • Excellence in Acting – Rachel Freund
  • Excellence in Acting – L. Elise Kaplan
  • Excellence in Acting – Michael Easterling

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Cast Announced for DR. EVIL AND THE BASKET OF KITTENS at Mason Community Players

MCP_logoThe Mason Community Players are excited to announce the cast of this fall’s production of DR. EVIL AND THE BASKET OF KITTENS! The show will take place in late September and early October. Director Paula Brinkman and Producer Tess Catlin are looking forward to an enjoyable show with all involved.

Mary Shelley – Erin Marie Schwartz
Dr. Frankenstein – John Dorney
Frank Jr. – Theo Brinkman
Shirley – Dana Davis
Dr. Evil – Stephen Catlin
Inferna – Rene Saldanha
Margo – Lucy Mullenix
Mama Sher Were – Trisha Courtney
Pappa Tuppa Were – Robert Terry
Unna Were – Mark Mehlhope
Silva Were – Katie Altman
Annie Were – Kalena Jackson
Giggle Were – Sage Altman
Lord Warhammer – John David Hamilton
Arch Dutchess Arsenica – Jennifer Lisa
Prince Vladi – Anthony Lisa
Bomb – Nancy Turselic
Pierce – Julie Walborn
Meteorologist Scott Dimmich
Mummy – McKenzie Kugler
Mother – Alisha Flaherty
Child – Landon Flaherty

For more information visit www.masonplayers.org


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MAMMA MIA! Runs July 19-27

MCP_Mamma Mia logo7/25/19 – 9:55am
The remaining performances of MCP’s MAMMA MIA! are SOLD-OUT!

Mason Community Players
July 19-27
Theatre 42 [Lebanon]

Directed by Susan Berger
Vocal direction by Pete Padolik
Instrumental direction by Susan Schirmer
Choreography by Kevin Dunaway

Cast: Bonnie Emmer as Sophie Sheridan, Jennifer Lisa as Donna Sheridan, Peyton Hahn as Sam Carmichael, Phil Catlin as Bill Austin, Kevin Dunaway as Harry Bright, Ty Boyd as Sky, Julie Poux as Tanya, Alisha Bailey Flaherty as Rosie, Abby Farmer as Lisa, Davi Hutchins as Ali, Mark Mehlhope as Pepper, Caleb Courtney as Eddie & Jay Fultz as Father Alexandrios
Ensemble: Mandy Caruso, Trisha Cooper, Willow Davis, Taylor Duecker, Royal Duncan, John Eigel, Kelley Flaugher, Jay Fultz, Hannah Gregor, Eric Grimm, John David Hamilton, Nancy Kammer, Isabella Lisa, Cheryl Lutz, Rebecca McLaughlin, Ilana Milberg, Lucy Mullenix, Karen Oehler, Niki Rasmussen, Ben Riesenberg, Mia Roehmhild, Tori Root,  Monika Rudolph, Claude Ruizdeluzuriaga, Mary Beth Runnoe, Caitlyn Sanderson & Gaylene May Schumacher
Youth Ensemble: Landon Flaherty, Samuel Flaugher & Anthony Lisa

On the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi, 20-year-old Sophie is preparing to marry her fiancé, Sky. She wants her father to walk her down the aisle but doesn’t know who he is. Sophie discovers her mother’s old diary and finds entries which describe intimate dates with three men. Sophie believing one of these men to be her father, sends each an invitation to her wedding, writing in her mother’s name, without letting her know. This mega hit musical and movie underscored by the ABBA hits has been delighting audiences around the world. Come take a chance on us and see what the world is talking about!

  • Fri-Sat, July 19-20 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 21 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, July 25-27 at 8pm

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Auditions Announced for DR. EVIL AND THE BASKET OF KITTENS at Mason Community Players

MCP_sm logoMason Community Players along with Director Paula Brinkman. Producer Tess Catlin, Stage Manager Jess Bunn and Crew Chief Stephanie Dalsfoist invite you to auditions for Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens. Come join the cast of this fun-filled show that will be an MCP “send-off” for the Halloween Season. Will those cute kittens be able to save us all from world domination?

Auditions will be held Saturday, June 8th, and Sunday, June 9th, at Theatre 42, 2752 S St Rt 42, Lebanon. OH 45036 (one driveway north of the Southwest Golf Ranch).

The cast does include children. There is a little “family” of kitten owners which might be a great opportunity for parents and child between the age of 4 and 10!

Audition times will be:

  • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for those age 12 and under on Saturday, June 8
  • 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM for teens and adults on Saturday, June 8
  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM for all ages on Sunday, June 9
    There is no need to schedule a time.

There will be cold readings from the script and some improv.

Characters include:

  • Mary Shelly:  (F 40-60)   Acclaimed novelist, neighbor of Dr. Evil
  • Dr. Frankenstein:  (M 40+)  Dr. Evil’s rival and neighbor of Dr. Evil
  • Frank Jr. : (M or F, 4-10)  Frankenstein’s monster
  • Shirley: (F 30+) Dr. Evil’s hunchbacked assistant; speaks with a lisp and often repeats herself and others
  • Inferna (F 35+ageless) Dr. Evil’s mother:  a vampire
  • Margo (F 19-25)  Dr. Evil’s niece
  • The Werehyena family:  neighbors of Dr. Evil
    • Papa Tuppa Were:  (M 35+)  Patriarch of the Werehyena family
    • Mama Cher Were:  (F 35+)  Matriarch of the Werehyena family
    • Unna Were:  (M19-25)  joke cracking Werehyena son
    • Silva Were:  (F 13-20)  Unna’s cousin
    • Annie Were: (F 13-20)  Unna’s other cousin
  • Dr. Evil:  (M 35+)  brilliant scientist with “quirks”
  • Countess Gothma:  (F 35+) member of the Council of Evil who has evil plans of her own
  • Pierce (M 35+)  Gothma’s butler
  • Mummy:  (F 50+ageless)  Shirley’s mother, a belligerent mummy
  • Lord Warhammer:  (M age open)  Council member from Scotland (ACCENT NEEDED!)
  • Archduchess Arsenica:  (F age open)  high-society council member
  • Prince Vladi:  (M 19-30)  handsome and charming council member
  • Child:  (M or F, 4-10)   worried owner of kittens
  • Mother / Father:  (age open)  concerned parent of kitten owner
Performances are
  • Friday, September 27th at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 29th at 2:00 PM
  • Friday, October 4th at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 5th at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

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