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Irving Berlin’s HOLIDAY INN Runs Dec. 8-11

RISEUP_Holiday InnIrving Berlin’s HOLIDAY INN
Rise Up Performing Arts
Dec. 8-11
Sorg Opera House [Middletown]

In this musical, based on the beloved Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire film, Jim Hardy leaves behind the hustle and bustle of showbiz for a quiet life on a Connecticut farm. Jim’s agrarian efforts are a flop, but things start looking up when he falls for a talented schoolteacher, and together they infuse their sleepy rural setting with some Broadway razzle-dazzle. This heartwarming, toe-tapping production features more than 20 classic songs from the Berlin catalog, including “Easter Parade,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Steppin’ Out with My Baby,” and “White Christmas.”

  • Thu-Fri, Dec. 8-9 at 7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 10 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 11 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Rise Up Performing Arts

RUPA_logoRise Up Performing Arts
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Younger kids 7-10 will be placed in the show and a pre-show prologue.

Please bring a completed audition form.  We will also have these forms available at auditions. Headshots are no longer required.

AUDITION Forms (riseupperformingarts.com)

Please prepare a 1 minute musical theatre style song.  Please use an accompaniment track, without vocals. There will be a bluethooth speaker connection for phones and mp3 players. Please have music cued up to where your singing will begin. There will also be a dance audition.

Auditions are by appointment. Walk-ins will be seen as time allows.
Reserve an audition slot at www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054faca828a64-catch

Auditions: Monday, December 12, 6:00-9:00 & Tuesday, December 13th, 6:00-9:00

Video auditions will be accepted and must be recieved by end of day Monday, December 12th.
Callbacks: Wednesday, December 14th, 6:00-9:00
(If called back, you will be given a more specific time).

Rehearsals: Mondays & Thursdays 6:00-9:00  Sundays 4:00-7:00

Audition & Rehearsal Location: Rise Up Performing Arts, 228 Court St, Hamilton, OH 45011

Production dates: March 2-5

Performance Venue: Sorg Opera House, 63 S Main St, Middletown, OH 45044

ROLES AVAILABLE

  • Frank Abagnale, Sr.
    Frank Jr.’s father. He is an inspiration when it comes to swindling. Upbeat and fast-talking, he undergoes a series of progressive failures that leaves him a miserable drunk.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 45 to 65
    Vocal range top: G#4 Vocal range bottom: F2
  • Paula Abagnale
    Frank Jr.’s gorgeous mother. She met Frank Sr. in France, during the war, but has fallen out of love. Caring and loving, with an underlying resentment toward her husband and son.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 45 to 60
    Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Brenda Strong
    A young nurse and Frank Jr.’s eventual love interest. Hard-working and initially insecure, she meets Frank Jr. after running away from a wedding. Comes to trust him but his true identity clouds her feelings.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 20 to 30
    Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Carol Strong
    Brenda’s traditional mother. She is talkative and boisterous.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 45 to 60
    Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3
  • Roger Strong
    Brenda’s conservative father. He is stern and interrogatory, but reveals himself to be deeply romantic.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 50 to 60
    Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: A2

Featured Roles

  • Agent Cod
    Gender: Male
  • Agent Dollar
    Gender: Male
  • Agent Branton
    Gender: Male
  • Cheryl Ann
    Gender: Female
  • ENSEMBLE

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Auditions Announced for HOLIDAY INN at Rise Up Performing Arts

RUPA_logoAuditions for Irving Berlin’s HOLIDAY INN

Sept. 30 from 6-9pm
Oct. 1 from 11am-3pm

Rise Up Performing Arts
228 Court St
Hamilton, OH 45011

Callbacks: If necessary, October 2nd at 2:00

Auditions are by appointment. Walk-ins will be seen as time allows.
Click here to sign up for an audition slot and additional information.

Rehearsals begin: October 6th
For: Ages 8-18

Show Dates: December 9th–11th.
Show Location: Sorg Opera House

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut… but life just isn’t the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim’s luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited school teacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim’s best friend Ted tries to lure Linda to Hollywood to be his new dance partner, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love?

Based on the classic film, this joyous musical features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy and a parade of hit Irving Berlin songs, including “Blue Skies,” “Easter Parade,” “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” “Heat Wave,” “White Christmas,” “Be Careful, It’s My Heart,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Shaking the Blues Away” and many more!

Ensemble Roles:
Announcer, Nightly Dancers (Stanley, Daphne, Sawyer, Stella, Byron, Rose, Janie, Susie, Brenda, Hadley), Radio Chorus, Radio Host, Radio Voice Over, Hollywood creative team, Danny’s Mother (Voice Over), First A.D., Director, First A.D., Cameraman, Sound Man, P.A., Midville townspeople, and Holiday Inn guests.

CHARACTERS

  • Jim Hardy – a performer and singer-songwriter eager to leave showbiz behind for a simpler life on a farm in Connecticut, (lyric baritone, Bb2-A4)
  • Ted Hanover – Jim’s best friend and performing partner; a charming ladies’ man looking for his big break, (lyric baritone, Bb2-F4)
  • Lila Dixon – a determined performer and Jim’s mismatched fiancée, (high belt, B3-E5)
  • Danny – Jim, Ted and Lila’s agent.
  • Charlie Winslow – a precocious bank messenger. (Eb3-C4)
  • Linda Mason – a school teacher with the hidden talents of a singer and dancer. (belt/mix, G3-F5)
  • Louise – the local fix-it woman; tough, no nonsense and extremely perceptive. (belt, G#3-F5)

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2023 Season Announced by Rise Up Performing Arts

RUPA_logoThe 2023 Season includes:

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN 
Auditions: December 12th & 13th
Callbacks: December 14th if needed
For: Adults, Teens, & Kids
Rehearsals Begin: Jan 2nd
Show Dates: March 2nd – 5th
Show Location: The Sorg Opera House
Directed by: Matt Neal

Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA JR.
Auditions: February 3rd & 4th
Callbacks: Evening of the 4th if necessary.
Rehearsals Begin: February 7th
For: Ages 7-13
Show Dates: March 31st – April 2nd
Show Location: Fairfield Freshman Theatre
Directed by: Sarah Grace McCollough

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Auditions: TBA
For: Ages 8-18
Rehearsals Begin: TBA
Show Dates: June 15th -18th
Show Location: The Sorg Opera House
Directed by: Rodney Neal

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Auditions: July 7th & July 8th
Callbacks: July 9th if needed
For: Ages 8-18
Show Dates: September 21st–24th
Show Location: Fairfield Freshman Theatre
Directed by: Rodney & Angie Neal

ANNIE JR.
Auditions: TBA
For: Ages 7-13
Show Dates: November
Show Location: The Sorg Opera House
Directed by: Bill Balfour

Release TBA on Jan 15th
Auditions: TBA
For: Ages 8-18
Show Dates: December 8th-10th.
Show Location: The Sorg Opera House
Directed by: Rodney Neal

For more information visit www.riseupperformingarts.com.

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Disney DESCENDANTS the Musical Runs Sept. 22-25

RISEUP_Disney Descendants logoDisney DESCENDANTS the Musical
Rise Up Performing Arts
Sept. 22-25
Fairfield Freshman Building

It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains. Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos – the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, and Jafar – are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parents’ sworn enemies. Now entering a completely foreign world and way of life, the four Villain Kids have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?

  • Thu-Fri, Sept. 22-23 at 7pm
  • Sat, Sept. 24 at 2pm & 6pm
  • Sun, Sept. 25 at 2pm & 5pm

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