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CHURCH & STATE Runs Oct. 14-22

MLT_Church and State logoCHURCH & STATE
Middletown Lyric Theatre
Oct. 14-22
[Middletown]

Directed by Charley Shafor

Cast: Robert Brumberg as Senator Charles Whitmore, Megan Rehberg as Sara Whitmore, Elizabeth Beatty as Alex Kline & Donovan Sweeten as Tom/Marshall/Security Guy

A North Carolina U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that gets leaked on “the Twitter,” calling into question the senator’s stance on guns and God.  As his devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting.

  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 14-15 at 8pm
  • Fri, Oct. 21 at 8pm
  • Sat, Oct. 22 at 3pm

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Runs Aug. 19-27

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8/22 – All shows are currently SOLD OUT! Call our box office for possible changes and wait list. 513.425.7140

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Middletown Lyric Theatre
Aug. 19-27
[Middletown]

Directed by Josiah Miller
Music directed by Abbie MIller

Cast: Tommy Sanders as Seymour, Zoe Zoller as Audrey, Nicki McGlossen as Audrey II, John Dorney as Mushnick, T.J. Montgomery as Orin, Shana Fishbein as Chiffon, Alicia Lacey as Crystal & Cedric Reeder-McClure as Ronnette

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it. This version contains new music arrangements and a new shall we say, sexy twist on an old favorite.

  • Fri-Sat, Aug. 19-20 at 8pm
  • Fri, Aug. 26 at 8pm SOLD OUT
  • Sat, Aug. 27 at 3pm SOLD OUT

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Auditions Announced for THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR at Middletown Lyric Theatre

MLT_logoFeaturing Original Songs from With music from THAT TIME OF YEAR

THAT TIME OF YEAR is a musical revue of all-original Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s songs. The songs range from funny numbers highlighting the joys and anxieties of the holiday season to beautiful, touching ballads about the meaning behind the holidays. The original Off-Broadway production premiered at the York Theatre Co. in 2006. Mix this with a few holiday classics, silly antics and let the spirit of the season wash over every person that sees this fun filled revue.

Audition Dates:

  • Sunday, August 7th: 2pm – 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 9th: 7pm – 8:30pm

Casting Needs:

ADULTS

  • 3 women
  • 2 males
    Each should have versatile singing styles and huge stage presence

YOUTH

  • A mix of young boys and girls Ages: 8 – 17 year olds
    We are looking for young singers with big personalities, lots of smiles and energy with the ability to follow direction and be attentive. Musical theatre experience preferred but not required.

Production Dates: December 9, 10, 16 & 17
Rehearsals will begin: Mid to end of October

Audition Requirements:

  • Adults: Please prepare two songs that show your range and vocal style the best.
  • Youth: Please prepare one song as well as a traditional holiday song. Both songs can be holiday related if absolutely necessary.

An accompanist will be provided. Please provide your music.

Official page with link to audition form.

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Auditions Announced for CHURCH AND STATE at Middletown Lyric Theatre

MLT_logoCHURCH & STATE by Jason O’Dell

Audition Dates:

  • July 17th 2pm – 4:30pm or
  • July 19th 7pm – 8:30pm

Audition Requirements: Cold Readings from the script

Synopsis:
A North Carolina U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that gets leaked on “the Twitter,” calling into question the senator’s stance on guns and God. As his devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting

Production Dates: October 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2022
Rehearsals Begin: End of August

  • SENATOR CHARLES “CHARLIE” WHITMORE (R-NC): Male. 40s–50s.
    Born and raised in North Carolina, he is a former state senator, now incumbent Junior U.S. Senator up for reelection. Though not gunning for it himself, the party is grooming Charlie for a presidential run in a few years. Charlie is a man filled with doubt. But he has plenty of charisma and sex appeal. He’s a rare honest politician and gifted public speaker. A real family man who loves his wife, sons, and constituents.
  • SARA WHITMORE: Female. 40s to 50’s.
    Charlie’s wife. A big, brassy, former real estate agent, now stay-at-home mom to their boys Matthew (9, athletic and fearless) and Luke (6, artistic and sensitive). She is sweet, charming, and instantly likable. Even when she’s bossing you around, she does it with an irresistible smile. More “street smart” than “book smart,” but can still hold her own with the big boys. Also born and raised in North Carolina. Loves her family, Jesus, and the Bible. She’s a tough Southern woman with a soft underbelly.
  • ALEX KLEIN: Female. 20’s and up.
    Charlie’s campaign manager. A fast-talking, no-nonsense liberal Jew from New York whose star is on the rise as a go-to campaign manager. Hired by the Whitmore campaign so she wouldn’t defeat him working for the other side. She is great at her job, but knows her career is on the line if this election goes badly. Her self-doubt bubbles to the surface at times, but she’s clearly a professional at the top of her game.

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THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Runs June 17-25

MLT_The Legend of Georgia McBride logoTHE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
Middletown Lyric Theatre
June 17-25
[Middletown]

Directed by Charley Shafor

He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business and himself.

  • Fri-Sat, June 17-18 at 8pm
  • Fri, June 24 at 8pm
  • Sat, June 25 at 3pm

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