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Mason Community Players Continue 50th Anniversary Celebration with THE DINING ROOM

MCP_The Dining RoomThe Mason Community Players is the oldest continually operating community theater organization in Warren County, OH. Since September of 2021, the group has operated and performed at the Mason Community Playhouse, located at 5529 Mason Rd. in Mason, OH. This year the group celebrates 50 years of “play-ing around” with a yearlong jubilee and shows that highlight five decades of entertainment.

The Mason Community Players continue their jubilee celebration season with The Dining Room, to be performed in May. Gather around and join many different families as they converse, cry, celebrate and come together around the same dining room table. Laugh with us during performances of this “comedy of manners” on May 4, 6, 11, 12 & 13 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Following The Dining Room, the group will continue performing with Company in July, Escanaba in da Moonlight in September and Gender Bender 5.0, a musical review in October, and November. Tickets are now available for all shows by leaving a message at 513-398-7804 or visiting the website, www.MasonPlayers.org.

Since its creation in 1973, the Mason Community Players has brought more than 120 productions and 30 original musical reviews to audiences in Mason, Ohio. More importantly, the group has become a family for the community, involving people of all ages on stage, backstage, and as spectators. “From our family to yours, we celebrate 50 years of making it possible for everyone to enjoy theater.”


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Mason Community Players
May 4-13
Mason Community Playhouse

Directed by Gail Rudolph

Cast: Mary Beth Benken-Riesenberg, Trish Cooper, Michelle Duremo, Jay Fultz, Linda Geering, Tim Geering, Lara Gonzalez, Joel Lind & Sonya Neff

THE DINING ROOM is a comedy of manners written by A.R. Gurney. It is set in a single dining room where 18 scenes from different households overlap and intertwine. Each story is focused around a different family during different time periods who has in their possession the same dining room furniture set, manufactured in 1898. It is the setting for breakfasts, dinners, and all special occasions for each of the families who gather round the table.

  • Thu & Sat, May 4 & 6 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 7 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, May 11-13 at 8pm

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Mason Players Announce May Show

MCP_The Dining RoomMason Players’ May production is A.R. Gurney’s classic work, The Dining Room. The show is a comedy of manners set in a single dining room, where 18 scenes from different households overlap and intertwine. It is the setting for breakfasts, dinners, and all special occasions for each of the families who gather round the table, which was manufactured in 1898.

In the Players’ production, three actors and six actresses will portray the more than 50 characters who span eras, generations, ages, careers, interests, and relationships. The show is directed by Gail Rudolph, with Assistant Direction by Robert Terry. Cori Bauer is the show’s Stage Manager and the Producer is Susan Berger.

The Dining Room will be presented May 4, 6, 11, 12, and 13 at 8:00 PM and May 7 at 2:00 PM in the Mason Community Playhouse at 5529 Mason Road in Mason.

Tickets are  $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. They are available here … https://www.masonplayers.org/j30/index.php?view=article&id=20&catid=2.

Call 513-398-7804 with questions or to gain help procuring tickets.

Don’t miss this interesting work: If this table could talk …

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Auditions Announced for COMPANY at Mason Community Players

MCP_sm logoMason Community Players announces auditions for its summer musical, COMPANY.

Performance dates are: July 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29 at 8:00 PM and July 23 at 2:00 PM.
Performances will be at the Mason Community Playhouse.

Director Jim Cronin, Music Director Lara Gonzalez, and Producer Tess Catlin invite you to audition.

Auditions will be held Saturday, April 15th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, Sunday, April 16th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM and Monday, April 17th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Mason Community Playhouse, 5529 Mason Road in Mason

The audition will consist of selected readings (non-musical) from the script or other supplied material and a musical audition piece (that you supply). An accompanist will be provided for your musical number. Please do not audition with a song from Company.

Please fill out the online audition form. It can be accessed here: https://forms.gle/2A7Qn9KsAfYP4ZhK9

E-mail Jim Cronin with questions at jim.cronin@gmail.com.

Company is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The show follows the bachelor, Bobby, in a series of vignettes interacting with his 10 married friends and 3 girlfriends, who throw him a party for his 35th birthday. The original 1970 Broadway production was nominated for a record-setting 14 Tony Awards, winning 6. A list of characters with description and vocal range is available here: https://www.masonplayers.org/j30/index.php?view=article&id=196&catid=2

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Cast Announced for ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT at Mason Community Players

MCP_sm logoDirector Ray Lebowski, Producer Laureen Catlin and Asst. Producer Mary Stan Fizer are excited to welcome six talented performers to the cast of ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT.

The cast includes:

  • Mark Culp as Albert Soady
  • Stephen Catlin as Reuben Soady
  • Justin Hanks as Remnar Soady
  • Matt Lovell as Jimmer Negamanee
  • Jim Cronin and Ranger Tom T. Treado
  • Jessie Faye as Moon Dance Soady

Dana Davis will serve as Stage Manager for the show.

Escanaba is a snapshot into the lives of the Soady men. Retreating to their “home away from home” in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan they can spend time together doing their two favorite things … drinking and bagging bucks. At 35, though, Reuben Soady is in danger of being the oldest family member in history without a buck to call his own. Laughs abound as you get a glimpse into this traditional male rite of passage as lived out in the unique “Yooper” way.

ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT will be performed September 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 8:00 PM and September 10 at 2:00 PM in the Mason Community Playhouse.

For more information visit www.masonplayers.org

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