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Casts Announced for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Queen City Productions

QCP logo2Noun Cast

  • Terry Neach as Rona
  • Scott Freund as Panch
  • Will Ellis as Chip
  • Bennett Walker as Leaf
  • Chelsea Overman as Oliver
  • Gary Robinson as Barfee
  • Rachel Scardina as Mercy
  • Rosemary Walker as Logianne
  • Kevin Dunaway as Mitch
  • Spelling Beez: Rachel Freund & Niki Rasmussen

Verb Cast

  • Madeline Smith as Rona
  • Rockford Koehler as Panch
  • Spencer Jones as Chip
  • Calvin Taylor as Leaf
  • Erica Wilson as Oliver
  • Brandon Woodward as Barfee
  • Krista Schaeffer as Mercy
  • Michelle Bellamy as Logianne
  • Holly Kothe as Mitch
  • Spelling Beez: Rachel Freund & Niki Rasmussen

Adjective Cast

  • Ellen Godsey as Rona
  • Rebecca Bryant as Panch
  • Justin Reilman as Chip
  • Jonah Adae as Leaf
  • Marianne Adae as Oliver
  • David Bice as Barfee
  • Leah Nolan as Mercy
  • Taylor Deucker as Logianne
  • Kevin Dunaway as Mitch
  • Spelling Beez: Rachel Freund & Niki Rasmussen

Performances run March 31-April 10

For more information visit http://queencityproductions.weebly.com/upcoming-shows.html

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Curtains Rise for The Sunset Players 2021-22 Season

SSP_Drinking Habits promo

Special Delivery from the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing (R to L) Deb Case as Mother Superior, Elaine Michael as Sister Augusta & Stephanie Junker as Sister Philamena

CINCINNATI, OH – February 8, 2022 — The Sunset Players are thrilled to announce that the curtains will finally rise next week for Drinking Habits, the first show of their 2021-2022 season.

Directed by Dan Hawkins and produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc., Drinking Habits, a farce by Tom Smith, centers on two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing who are secretly making wine to keep the convent doors open.  When two reporters, former fiancées, go undercover to investigate, accusations, mistaken identities, and romances ensue in this laugh-out-loud farce. Performances are February 18, 19, 25, 26, 27 and March 3, 4 and 5. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8:00 pm, Thursday at 7:30 pm, and Sunday matinee at 3:00 pm.

Tickets for Drinking Habits are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.sunsetplayers.org, or at the door. Tickets are $15 general admission and $13 for seniors, students or groups of 10 or more.

Here’s the remainder of The Sunset Players 2021-2022 season:

  • While we had to cancel our planned spring production of Two By Two, we are excited to announce that Queen City Productions will be performing The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Arts Center at Dunham March 31st through April 10th. How do you spell F-U-N?! This heartfelt musical comedy will have you in stitches as a group of six ragtag adolescents (all played by adults) competes in a high-spirited Spelling Bee. Pandemonium ensues as they vie for the top spot and spell their way to nationals. This high-stakes competition puts each of the contestants at the mic and in the spotlight as we learn about their hilarious and touching stories from the heart. Season pass holders for The Sunset Players will be granted admission to this production. Please see our website closer to performance dates for details.
  • Alice in Wonderland, a treat for kids and those young at heart, brings Alice to life as a group of performers seeks out Alice to provide “her turn” in Wonderland. As her adventure unfolds, Alice encounters many unforgettable Based on the Lewis Carroll classic, this piece was dramatized by William Glennon, and is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois. Performances are June 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26, 2022. Friday performances will be at 7:00 pm, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm.
  • Laughter on the 23rdFloor by Neil Simon. Directed by John Wesseling and produced by special arrangements from Samuel French, this play focuses on the star and writing staff of a weekly comedy-variety show circa 1953 and the writing, fighting, and wacky antics that ensue in the writers’ Based upon Mr. Simon’s days writing for Sid Caesar along with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, and Woody Allen, performances are August 19, 20, 26, 27, 28 and September 1, 2 and 3, 2022.

For more information about our 41st season, and current Covid safety guidance, visit our website at www.sunsetplayers.org . Facemasks may be required, per federal, state and/or local guidance in effect at the time of each performance.

About The Sunset Players
The Sunset Players, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1979 as a community theatre group with the mission of bringing quality, affordable theatre to the Greater Cincinnati region. The group performs at the Arts Center at Dunham and has produced more than 148 shows since it was founded. Winner of hundreds of awards from the Association of Community Theatre (ACT) of Cincinnati, Sunset Players’ mission was significantly expanded in 2012 with the lease of the historic Dunham Arts Building from the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, saving the facility from probable demolition. Located in the heart of the Tri-State area in the historic West Side of Cincinnati, the mission of the Arts Center at Dunham, established as a dba of The Sunset Players in 2012 for management of the facility, is to make community adventures in the arts available and affordable for the entire Greater Cincinnati region. With low-cost studio rental for local artists and quality family friendly programming, often free, Sunset Players believes the arts have the power to bring communities together.

Any individuals or businesses interested in learning more about Sunset Players, including auditions for productions or volunteer opportunities, restoration of the historic facility, or renting studio or event space, please contact us at www.sunsetplayerscincy@gmail.com or 513-588-4988.

About the Arts Center at Dunham
During the COVID shutdown, the Arts Center at Dunham has been able to make several upgrades to improve the audience experience. Courtesy of a grant from the Hamilton County CARES Relief Program for assistance to arts and cultural organizations, the Arts Center has installed viral mitigation equipment within the HVAC systems and obtained an emist electrostatic disinfection system to clean the theater before/after each performance. The theater will follow local, state and federal requirements related to COVID for the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers and actors.

Sound systems have been enhanced, and an assistive listening system obtained to enhance the experience of our hearing impaired guests, courtesy of a generous Small Arts Organizations Award from Summerfair. Finally, The Sunset Players are a recipient of an ArtsWave Catalyzing Impact Grant that will be used to fund the 2022-2023 Arts Center at Dunham FREE Family Fun Series. This is a matching grant, so attendance and support of the Sunset Players and the Arts Center at Dunham will help fully fund this opportunity for all to experience the incredible creative and performing arts that Cincinnati has to offer.

Unfortunately, the Arts Center at Dunham is not wheelchair accessible.  This is one of our many remaining funding needs. Attendees must be able to navigate 2 short flights of stairs, both with handrails. There are 3-4 steps from the outside to the Box Office/Lower Lobby and another 6 from that level to the theater level. Patrons with difficulty walking longer distances, or on uneven surfaces, can be dropped off by the walkway to the front entrance of the facility.


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Auditions Announced for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Queen City Productions

QCP logo2Queen City Productions will be holding auditions for its upcoming spring production, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE.

“Spelling Bee” is the hilarious and touching musical about a group of uniquely individual students as they try to spell their way to becoming the next Putnam County spelling champion! This show is a true ensemble piece with all cast members having LOTS of time onstage.

Auditions will be held:

  • Friday, January 28th – 7:00-10:00pm
  • Saturday, January 29th – 12:00-4:00pm
  • Sunday, January 30th – 12:00-4:00pm
    Possible Callbacks – Sunday, January 30th – 6:30pm

Auditions will be held at The Arts Center at Dunham.

Auditionees can sign-up for an audition time at the link below:

Walk-ins will be accepted and placed into the next open time slot.

  • Auditionees should prepare a song from the musical theatre genre that best showcases their vocal ability as well as their personality. Auditionees can sing acapella or bring instrumental music to sing with. There will not be an accompanist present.
  • Auditionees should also be prepared for a short dance audition as well as some possible improvisation.
  • Auditionees must be at least 14 years of age.

Show Dates:
April 1st – 10th
All rehearsals and performances will be at The Arts Center at Dunham

Please email: queencityproductions@yahoo.com with any questions.

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2020-2021 Orchid Awards for Queen City Productions


  • EXCELLENCE IN HAIR/WIGS – Rachel Freund-Broerman

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WE WILL ROCK YOU Runs July 22-Aug. 1

QCP_We Will Rock You logoWE WILL ROCK YOU
Queen City Productions
July 22-Aug. 1
The Art Center at Dunham [West Price Hill]

Official cast lists |

Based on the music of Queen, WE WILL ROCK YOU is set 300 years in the future in a futurist and globally corporate world. Planet Earth has been renamed the Planet Mall and is controlled by the Globalsoft Corporation. The head of Globalsoft is the sinister Killer Queen, who has banned all non-computer generated music. She has heard of a prophecy that instruments have been hidden somewhere on the planet and that ‘The Dreamer’ will emerge from the people to show the way to them. 

  • Fri, June 23 at 7:30pm (Thunderbolt Cast)
  • Sat, July 24 at 3pm & 7:30pm (Lightning Cast)
  • Sun, July 25 at 2pm (Thunderbolt Cast)
  • Thu-Fri, July 29 (Thunderbolt Cast) -30 (Lightning Cast) at 7:30pm
  • Sat, July 31 at 7:30pm (Thunderbolt Cast)
  • Sun, Aug. 1 at 2pm (Lightning Cast)

Official page |


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