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Auditions Announced for SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! at Playhouse South

PS_logo2Auditions for our next production, SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE!, will be held Monday, June 11th and Tuesday, June 12th at 7:00 PM, with callbacks, if necessary, on Wednesday, June 13th.

Please note that this is a youth production for ages 6 to 18. Auditions and rehearsals will be held at our Springboro location, at 70 West Central Avenue.

Auditioners should prepare 30 to 60 seconds of a song not from the show that will demonstrate their character and range. While karaoke tracks are allowed, please have sheet music of your audition song. In addition, please bring a change of clothes and comfortable shoes, as there will be a movement section to assess your ability to learn and retain choreography.

Please be sure to bring all conflicts from June 14th through August 13th.

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ROCK OF AGES Runs May 11-20

PS_Rock of Ages logoROCK OF AGES
Playhouse South
May 11-20
[Kettering]

Directed by Aaron Eechaute-Lopez

Cast: Aaron Brewer as Drew, Kara Freeman as Sherrie, Nathan Pax as Lonny, Nick Bellmyer as Dennis, Tyler Wessel as Stacee Jaxx, Madison Galloway as Justice, Ted Eltzroth as Hertz, Stephen Gogol as Franz, Jordan Lopez as Regina, Kailey Yeakley as Waitress #1, Jon Evans as Joey Primo, Amanda Schrader as Mother, TBD as Father, Xander Hildebrandt as Mayor, Kat Blum as Constance & TBD as Ja’Keith
Venus Club Strippers: Amanda Spoon, Xander Hildebrandt & Kat Blum
Female Ensemble: Aeriel Aniballi, Jordan Vandersluis, Amanda Spoon, Kat Blum, Xander Hildebrandt & Amanda Schrader

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri, and the gang save the strip–and themselves–before it’s too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.

  • Fri-Sat, May 11-12 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 13 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, May 18-19 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 20 at 2pm

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Playhouse South Plans Move to Springboro

March 5, 2018
Jordan Lopez

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Exciting News from Playhouse South!

Playhouse South Community Theatre is proud to announce that our program will be moving to the beautiful city of Springboro!

Tentatively in Spring of 2019, Playhouse South will be located in a permanent home in Springboro to help fulfill the need for more performing arts in the area. We have been closely working with our friend, and City Manager, Chris Pozzuto to better our relationship with the city. Below, you can see the Memorandum of Understanding, signed by both Chris and our president, Jim Brown.

With this being said, ROCK OF AGES, which performs in May, will be our last show in our current location. Our first and last show of the 2018-2019 season will be SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! in Springboro at North Park. From then, until our new home is available, we will be taking the time to revamp our program. Our board and members agree that this is the perfect opportunity to properly prepare for the future of Playhouse South.

We want to thank the city of Kettering for all they have done for us. We have truly enjoyed our time there, and we look forward to seeing all our loyal audience members in our new theater!

We have created a FAQ page for any questions you may have. If you wish to speak with us further, please fill out a contact form on our site, or contact playhousesouthpublicity@gmail.com.

Thank you for your continued support of the arts and Playhouse South!

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Auditions Announced for ROCK OF AGES at Playhouse South

PS_logo2It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri, and the gang save the strip–and themselves–before it’s too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer. Show dates are May 11-13 and 18-20!

Initial auditions for ROCK OF AGES will take place on March 5th and 6th from 7–10pm. Auditioners should prepare between 16 and 32 measures (30-60 sec.) of an 80’s rock song. Please have sheet music of your audition song. Karaoke tracks are allowed, but they can often lead to technical difficulties. Have a backup plan! Traditional Broadway musical songs do not show off the correct style of singing that ROCK OF AGES will require. Look to the bands used in the musical’s soundtrack if you need inspiration.

You should bring a change of clothes and comfortable shoes, as there will be an element of choreography in the initial audition to assess your ability to learn choreography and see your dance moves!

Callbacks will take place on Wednesday, March 7th. If called back, auditioners will receive a cut of a song from the character(s) they are being called back for. We will have another element of choreography to learn for callbacks, so bring clothes/shoes for this, as well. Auditioners will be dismissed as soon as they are able, but callbacks may go as late as 10:00 pm.

*Please do not come to both nights of auditions as this will take time away from others. If there is a reason you are unable to come to callbacks, we can discuss whether or not you are needed to come for the second night of auditions.

If you have any questions about auditions, please contact the director, Aaron Eechaute-Lopez (eechautelopez@gmail.com).

Below is a breakdown of the character/roles. The age range is what age the character should look, not the age the actor must be.

DREW (Male; 18-28; Tenor)- An appealing, good-guy rocker with great, easy comedic timing, a boyish charm, vulnerability and a very strong rock tenor voice. Drew works at the legendary Bourbon Room hoping and waiting for his dreams to come true.

SHERRIE (Female; 17-25; Mezzo-Soprano/Alto)- An in-shape, pretty, fresh faced, innocent Midwestern girl stepping right off the bus into a new world to pursue her dreams of stardom. Strong comedic timing, strong rock belt, good movement ability. Should be comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing and has very suggestive choreography. Rock and roll belting is a huge plus.

LONNY (Male; 20-35; Tenor) – The narrator of the piece, charming, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality, a guy who would be fun to spend one drunken night with. Strong, honest comedic timing and strong rock vocals. Improv skills are a must, as Lonny interacts with the audience throughout the show.

DENNIS DUPREE (Male; 27-45; Baritone)- Rough, scruff, bar type guy who runs the famous Bourbon Room club. Torn about whether he should sell the club to Hertz, a German businessman. Very strong comedic timing. A laid back, easy going dude real dude. Bari-tenor rock vocals.

STACEE JAXX (Male; 25-35; Tenor)- A sexy rock star (a la Bret Michaels). Decided to leave his successful hair/metal-rock band to try it solo. Self important, confident intriguing in all the wrong ways, the ultimate bad boy; he is all about sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. Great strong comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice.

JUSTICE (Female; 25-50; Mezzo-Soprano/Alto) African American (traditionally) female, strong presence, an easy sensuality about her, once a performer, she now operates a strip club where Sherrie winds up working. Takes on the maternal role for the girls that work for her. Strong, soulful vocals and belt needed.

HERTZ KLINEMANN (Male; 40-55; Baritone)- An attractive older German male. Uptight, cold, intimidating businessman trying to buy up the Strip to develop it. The bad guy of the piece. Strong comedic timing and baritone vocals.

FRANZ KLINEMANN (Male; 17-25; Tenor)- Hertz’s son, young German male. Works for his father but not by choice. Pressured and intimidated by his father. Shy, gentle with a big heart. Portrays many effeminate characteristics. Strong vocals and comedic timing.

REGINA (Female; 20-30; Mezzo-Soprano/Alto) – A fun, hippie type, earthy girl who fights against the attempted takeover of The Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals and comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing.

MAYOR – (Male or Female; 30-50; Tenor/Alto) Mayor of West Hollywood, who is faced with the decision to sell-out to Hertz. Strong vocals and comedic timing

JA’KEITH (Male; 25-50; Bari-tenor)- A strong character actor with good comedic timing, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability. Boy band agent who lures Drew away from the Bourbon Room with a promise to make him a star.

JOEY PRIMO (Male; 17-30; Bari-tenor) A young male with the rocker sensibility, strong rock tenor and strong/dance/movement ability.

FATHER Sherrie’s conservative father, who objects to Sherrie’s move to LA. Will also appear as a member of the ensemble. Strong vocals.

MOTHER Sherrie’s conservative mother, who objects to Sherrie’s move to LA. but still remains in contact. Will also appear as a member of the ensemble. Strong vocals.

WAITRESS #1 (Female; 18-28; Alto) Featured singer- works with Sherrie – hilariously referred to as “Waitress #1” in show. Strong vocals, will also be member of Ensemble.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE (Female; 18-35; Various Vocal Ranges) – Three of the sexiest female singer/dancers around. Sassy, in shape, beautiful. Must be comfortable in very skimpy/sexy clothing. Strong dancers proficient in jazz and modern, comedic ability and strong rock vocals

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THE 39 STEPS Run March 2-11

PS_The 39 Steps logoTHE 39 STEPS
Playhouse South 
March 2-11
[Kettering]

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have THE 39 STEPS, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic and excitement of live theatre. This Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, nearly 100 zany characters (played by a talented cast of 4), and amazing feats of theatre wizardry. A riotous blend of virtuoso performances, some good old-fashioned romance, and wildly inventive stagecraft, THE 39 STEPS amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure.

  • Fri-Sat, March 2-3 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 4 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 9-10 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 11 at 2pm

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