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THE LOMAN FAMILY PICNIC Runs June 7-15

MLT_Loman Family Picnic logoTHE LOMAN FAMILY PICNIC
Middletown Lyric Theatre
June 7-15
[Middletown]

Directed by Charley Shafor

Cast: Claire LaNicca, Sally Fint, Avi Gilbert, Michael Schlotterbeck & Jack Sweeten

The setting is a new “luxury” high-rise apartment with Spanish décor in Coney Island, the home of a middle-class Jewish family struggling to put up a good front even though continually short of cash. The father, Herbie, who sells lighting fixtures, is chronically overworked and underpaid; his wife, Doris, tells herself (and whomever may be listening) that she loves her life—even though, as the play begins, she is shredding her wedding dress to make a Halloween costume; their older son, Stewie, eagerly awaits his bar mitzvah with an eye less on its religious aspects than on the potential loot to be gained in gifts; and the youngest son, Mitchell, is absorbed in writing a musical version of Death of a Salesman (entitled Willy!)

  • Fri-Sat, June 7-8 at 8pm
  • Fri, June 14 at 8pm
  • Sat, June 15 at 3pm & 8pm

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Actor Needed for THE LOMAN FAMILY PICNIC at Middletown Lyric Theatre

MLT_logoMiddletown Lyric Theatre is in need of two male actors for THE LOMAN FAMILY PICNIC by Donald Margulies.

Herbie Loman (mid to upper 30s or at least look like you can pull that age off) – a lighting fixtures salesman who is chronically overworked and underpaid.

Rehearsals begin May 6th.  Production is June 7, 8, 14 & 15

Contact Charley at cshafor@middletownlyric.org  or 513-425-7140 to schedule an audition

Synopsis: The home of a middle-class Jewish family struggling to put up a good front even though continually short of cash. The father, Herbie, who sells lighting fixtures, is chronically overworked and underpaid; his wife, Doris, tells herself (and whomever may be listening) that she loves her life—even though, as the play begins, she is shredding her wedding dress to make a Halloween costume; their older son, Stewie, eagerly awaits his bar mitzvah with an eye less on its religious aspects than on the potential loot to be gained in gifts; and the youngest son, Mitchell, is absorbed in writing a musical version of Death of a Salesman (entitled Willy!) for his class at school. While they all strive to present an appearance of contentment and closeness, the family is beset by underlying tensions which burst forth when Herbie seizes his son’s bar mitzvah money and, after an unseemly confrontation with everyone about how the bills for the celebration should be paid.

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FIX ME, JESUS Runs April 5-13

MLT_Fix Me Jesus logoFIX ME, JESUS
Middletown Lyric Theatre
April 5-13
[Middletown]

Directed by Charley Shafor

Cast: Betty Coulter as Grandmother, Melodie LaNicca as Mrs. Craig, Megan Rehberg as Annabell, Jef Smith as Dr. Maxwell Feld, Emma Sweeten as Young Annabell & Amanda West as Mother

In a Dallas Texas, Neiman Marcus changing room, on the most important day of her life, Annabelle Armstrong frantically searches for the perfect dress. A rising star in the Texas Democratic Party, Annabelle is trapped in the Reagan eighties. Her political career, love affair, finances, and family relations are in crisis; and strong-minded characters from her past begin to appear from behind the changing room mirror. FIX ME, JESUS is a dark comedy—the hilarious, timely, and poignant story of a woman who finds herself at the epicenter of history and politics, struggling for personal independence and social justice against the lifelong theft of her own power. This production contains adult language.

  • Fri-Sat, April 5-6 at 8pm
  • Fri, April 12 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 13 at 3pm & 8pm

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Auditions Announced for THE LOMAN FAMILY PICNIC at Middletown Lyric Theatre

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Auditions for THE LOMAN FAMILY PICNIC by Donald Margulies

March 12 & 14 at 7pm

Middletown Lyric Theatre
1530 Central Avenue
Middletown, Ohio 45044
513-425-7140
info@middletownlyric.org

Directed by Charley Shafor

Show Dates: June 7, 8, 14 & 15
Rehearsals begin: End of April – First of May

ALL Characters sing in the show. While it is not a requirement to sing for the audition you may be ask to sing a short recognizable song.

  • Herbie: 30’s/early 40’s
  • Doris 30’s/early 40’s
  • Aunt Marsha – somewhere in her mid to late 20’s
  • Stewie: 13 – confident, witty and somewhat a cynic
  • Mitchell: 11 – needs a strong presence and a flair for the theatrical

SYNOPSIS:
The setting is a new “luxury” high-rise apartment with Spanish décor in Coney Island, the home of a middle-class Jewish family struggling to put up a good front even though continually short of cash. The father, Herbie, who sells lighting fixtures, is chronically overworked and underpaid; his wife, Doris, tells herself (and whomever may be listening) that she loves her life—even though, as the play begins, she is shredding her wedding dress to make a Halloween costume; their older son, Stewie, eagerly awaits his bar mitzvah with an eye less on its religious aspects than on the potential loot to be gained in gifts; and the youngest son, Mitchell, is absorbed in writing a musical version of Death of a Salesman (entitled Willy!) for his class at school. While they all strive to present an appearance of contentment and closeness, the family is beset by underlying tensions which burst forth when Herbie seizes his son’s bar mitzvah money and, after an unseemly confrontation with everyone about how the bills for the celebration should be paid, storms out of the apartment. Mitchell’s pain prompts him to show us a good portion of his new musical about the picnic the Loman family should have. When—and if—Herbie returns home is dealt with ironically by the interpretation of four possible endings, played one after the other, and culminating in the most comically depressing of all—the actual outcome, in which Herbie and Doris sit in their usual oppressive silence while Herbie stabs moodily at his tuna salad diet plate

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BABY Runs March 1-9

mlt_baby logoBABY
Middletown Lyric Theatre
March 1-9
[Middletown]

Directed by Josiah Miller
Music and vocal direction by Sara Davis

Cast: Robin Baker, Janice Codispoti, Heather Crowe, Mark Mehlhope, Bryan Mohr, El Moore, Karen Oehler & Jared Roper

Is there anything more exciting, frightening and utterly transformational than impending parenthood? Baby, the musical from acclaimed duo, Richard Maltby, Jr., and David Shire, examines how parents-to-be experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, as well as the desperate lows and the comic highs that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby.

  • Fri-Sat, March 1-2 at 8pm
  • Fri, March 8 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 9 at 3pm & 8pm

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