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Cast Announced for A LONG WAY OFF at Merit Theatre Company

MTC_logoAnnouncing the cast of A LONG WAY OFF:

  • Hannah Collier—Rachel Scardina
  • Jacob Collier—Arnie Forman
  • Bennett McLean—Ian Tinney
  • Hunter Collier—Carter Perry
  • Sally—Arielle Mantel
  • Annalise—Isabella Keyes
  • Rachel—Chelsea Russell
  • Lampkin/Stan—Josh Winkler
  • Jim—Evan Rogers
  • Larry—Jonn Chickering

Adult Ensemble: Tori Brinker, Jonn Chickering, Bob Dronberger, Jessica Freeland, Becca Grunkemeyer, Gracie Grunkemeyer, Matthew Grunkemeyer, Sarah Grunkemeyer, Benjamin Iocco, Isabella Keyes, Mark Kozelek, Heather Lacey, Arielle Mantel, Chelsea Russell, Evan Rogers, Lacy Rogers, Faith VonHandorf, Josh Winkler

Youth Ensemble: Ana Ashley, Olivia Ashley, Seanna Kelley, Adoniah Winkler, Naomi Winkler

Dance Ensemble: Tori Brinker, Jonn Chickering, Becca Grunkemeyer, Gracie Grunkemeyer, Isabella Keyes, Mark Kozelek, Evan Rogers, Lacy Rogers, Chelsea Russell, Faith VonHandorf

Performances run Aug. 23-31. For more information visit https://www.merittheatre.org/seasons.

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Auditions Announced for A LONG WAY OFF at Merit Theatre Company

MTC_logoAuditions for the Regional Premiere of A LONG WAY OFF, A NEW MUSICAL

Devoted daughter and fiancé Hannah Collier is recently engaged, but puts her wedding on hold to seek out her estranged brother Hunter, who left home years earlier. Having squandered all of his money and finding himself destitute and alone in the wake of the Great Depression, Hunter is a broken man. Hannah sets out to find her brother, convince him to come home, and finally bring peace to her grieving father. Meanwhile, her fiancé Bennett eagerly works hard to prove himself back at home in Crawford County, but faces making a decision that could change everything. Together the family embarks on a journey of healing, hope, and forgiveness. This moving story of second chances reminds us that life is a gift and asks us: what will we do with ours?

Auditions by appointment only on May 17 from 6-10pm and May 18 from 2-5:30pm.

For audition requirements, character descriptions, etc., and to sign up to audition: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4eacac2ba2f49-auditions2

Performances run Aug. 23-31 at the Anderson Center.

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE A New Musical Runs Nov. 30-Dec. 2

MTC_Its A Wonderful LIfe logoIT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE A New Musical
Merit Theatre Company
Nov. 30-Dec. 2
Anderson Center

Cast: Carter Perry as George Bailey, Leah Perry as Mary Hatch Bailey, Roger Mantel as Uncle Billy, David Karsner as Pa Bailey, Jenny Wright as Ma Bailey, Craig Robertson as Harry Bailey, Christianna Lewis as Ruth Dakin Bailey, Matt Dentino as Clarence Odbody, Bob Dronberger as Henry F. Potter, Rich Campbell as Mr. Gower, Mark Kozelek as Mr. Reineman, Angie Baker as Violet Bick, Tim Lutz as Sam Wainwright, JD Lewis Fernandez as Marty Hatch/Giuseppe Martini, Josh Winkler as Bert, Sam Owens as Ernie Bishop, Katie Lutz as Mrs. Martini, Geri Campbell as Miss Partridge/Mrs. Hatch, Rebekah Lee, Elliet Malatesta & Katie Lutz as “Harry’s Coming Home” Trio, Cole Mcintire as Young George Bailey, Naomi Winkler as Young Mary Hatch, Sylas Craven as Young Sam Wainwright, Nathan Devoe as Young Marty Hatch, Justin Smithe as Peter Bailey, Adoniah Winkler as Janie Bailey & Olivia Ashley as Zuzu Bailey
Adult Ensemble: Rhonda Hanneken, Samantha Kanewske, Tara Caddell, Anna Robertson, John Masterson, Heather Lacey, Gayle Spjut, Rich Campbell, Geri Campbell, Arielle Mantel & Steven Rawlings
Youth Ensemble: Cole McIntire, Adoniah Winkler, Naomi Winkler, Sylas Craven, Nathan DeVoe, Olivia Ashley, Isabel Ashley, Ana Ashley, Rachel Jackson, Lacie Barnes, Abigail Smithe, Jeremiah Smithe & Justin Smithe
Dance Ensemble: Evan Rogers, Lacy Rogers, Jonn Chickering, Christianna Lewis, JD Lewis Fernandez, Jerica Henline, Jonathan Smithe, Lindsey Jackson, Katie Lutz, Mark Kozelek, Tim Lutz, Olivia Barnes, Elliet Malatesta, Tori Brinker & Rebekah Lee

Kern and Lowe’s It’s a Wonderful Life, sometimes called “the American Christmas Carol,” tells the now-familiar story of George and Mary Bailey; the scheming, Scrooge-like Mr. Potter; Clarence, the lovable angel trying to win his wings; and the heart-warming triumph of the Bailey family and the Bedford Falls community. Today, in our own uncertain times, It’s a Wonderful Life resonates more than ever. It is a story of hope, love, sacrifice, and the power of friendship that has stood the test of time and continues to inspire audiences today.

  • In preview Wed, Nov. 28 at 7:30pm. All seats $15.
  • Thu-Fri, Nov. 29-30 at 7:30pm SOLD OUT
  • Sat, Dec. 1 at 2pm & 7:30pm SOLD OUT
  • Sun, Dec. 2 at 3pm & 7pm CANCELLED

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Cast Announced for IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Merit Theatre Company

MTC_logoCongratulations to the cast of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. We can’t wait to get started!

George Bailey: CARTER PERRY
Mary Hatch Bailey: LEAH PERRY
Uncle Billy: ROGER MANTEL
Pa Bailey: DAVID KARSNER
Ma Bailey: JENNY WRIGHT
Harry Bailey: CRAIG ROBERTSON
Ruth Dakin Bailey: CHRISTIANNA LEWIS
Clarence Odbody: MATT DENTINO
Henry F. Potter: BOB DRONBERGER
Mr. Gower: RICH CAMPBELL
Mr. Reineman: MARK KOZELEK
Violet Bick: ANGIE BAKER
Sam Wainwright: TIM LUTZ
Marty Hatch/Giuseppe Martini: JD LEWIS FERNANDEZ
Bert: JOSH WINKLER
Ernie Bishop: SAM OWENS
Mrs. Martini: KATIE LUTZ
Miss Partridge/Mrs. Hatch: GERI CAMPBELL
“Harry’s Coming Home” Trio: REBEKAH LEE, ELLIET MALATESTA, KATIE LUTZ
Young George Bailey: COLE MCINTIRE
Young Mary Hatch: NAOMI WINKLER
Young Sam Wainwright: SYLAS CRAVEN
Young Marty Hatch: NATHAN DEVOE
Peter Bailey: JUSTIN SMITHE
Janie Bailey: ADONIAH WINKLER
Zuzu Bailey: OLIVIA ASHLEY

Adult Ensemble: Rhonda Hanneken, Samantha Kanewske, Tara Caddell, Anna Robertson, John Masterson, Heather Lacey, Gayle Spjut, Rich Campbell, Geri Campbell, Arielle Mantel, Steven Rawlings

Youth Ensemble: Cole McIntire, Adoniah Winkler, Naomi Winkler, Sylas Craven, Nathan DeVoe, Olivia Ashley, Isabel Ashley, Ana Ashley, Rachel Jackson, Lacie Barnes, Abigail Smithe, Jeremiah Smithe, Justin Smithe

Dance Ensemble: Evan Rogers, Lacy Rogers, Jonn Chickering, Christianna Lewis, JD Lewis Fernandez, Jerica Henline, Jonathan Smithe, Lindsey Jackson, Katie Lutz, Mark Kozelek, Tim Lutz, Olivia Barnes, Elliet Malatesta, Tori Brinker, Rebekah Lee

Performances run Nov. 30-Dec. 2.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/merittheatrecompany.

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Auditions Announced for IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE a New Musical at Merit Theatre Company

MTC_logoSept. 14 from 6:30-9:30pm
Sept. 15 from 2-5pm

Union Baptist Church
1985 Mt Zion Road
Union, KY 41091

Kern and Lowe’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, sometimes called “the American Christmas Carol,” tells the now-familiar story of George and Mary Bailey; the scheming, Scrooge-like Mr. Potter; Clarence, the lovable angel trying to win his wings; and the heart-warming triumph of the Bailey family and the Bedford Falls community.

Today, in our own uncertain financial times, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE resonates more than ever. It is a story of hope, love, sacrifice, and the power of friendship that has stood the test of time and continues to inspire audiences today.

Roles available for all ages. For audition requirements and details, visit our website at https://www.merittheatre.org/auditions.

Auditions by appointment only. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/9uC7MU.

Performances run Nov. 30-Dec. 2

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