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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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Auditions Announced for DESCENDENTS the Musical at Rise Up Performing Arts

RUPA_logoJuly 15 from 6-9pm
July 16 from 10am-3pm

Audition forms available here.

Seeking strong singer and actors ages 8 – 18 year old.

Please bring a completed audition form, resume, and a current headshot, photo does not need to be professional, and will not be returned. We will also have these forms available at auditions.

Please prepare a 1 minute musical theatre style song with an accompaniment track. There will be a speaker connection for phones and mp3 players. Please have music cued up to where your singing will begin. Some will be asked to stay for a movement audition.

Auditions are by appointment. Click here for the SignUp Genius. Walk-ins will be seen as time allows.
Callbacks: Monday, July 17, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Rehearsals: Monday and Wednesdays 6:00-8:30 & Sundays 3:00-6:00
Rehearsals begin: August 1st

Performance dates: Sept. 23–25.

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

Performance Venue: Fairfield Freshman Building, 8790 N. Gilmore Road. Fairfield, Ohio 45014

Character Breakdown

  • Mal – Our hero and Maleficent’s daughter. Under her hardened, sarcastic exterior, she has a sense of justice and a heart of gold.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Evie – The Evil Queen Grimhilde’s daughter. She hides her brilliance behind a superficial, image-obsessed attitude.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Jay
    Jafar’s son, an outwardly arrogant thief. He conceals a strategic, collaborative nature.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: Eb3
  • Carlos
    Cruella de Vil’s son. Despite a fear of dogs and just about everything else, he has the capacity to be brave and kind.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: Eb3
  • Maleficent
    The infamous evil fairy. She is a profoundly selfish absentee parent with an unquenchable taste for vengeance.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Grimhilde
    Snow White’s wicked adversary. An aging beauty queen, she is still desperate to be the fairest of them all.
    Gender: Female
  • Jafar
    Aladdin’s nemesis. He is a slimy, washed up crime lord desperate for a way back to the top.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: B2
  • Cruella de Vil
    A Dalmatian loving dog snatcher. She is an obsessive, eccentric, and overbearing helicopter mom
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: B3
  • Ben
    Son of the Beast and Belle. He is a classically regal, optimistic kid who bears the weight of soon becoming King of Auradon.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: Bb4 Vocal range bottom: Ab2
  • King Beast
    Ben’s father and King of Auradon. Royal and rule driven, he knows a bit about being marginalized.
    Gender: Male
  • Queen Belle
    Ben’s mother and Queen of Auradon. Warm, but cautious, she doesn’t understand her son’s generation.
    Gender: Female
  • Fairy Godmother
    Headmistress of Auradon Prep. Busy and bubbly, she’ll do anything to keep the school afloat.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: D4
  • Jane
    Fairy Godmother’s daughter. Meek and mousy, but hungry for attention, she’s looking for her moment to shine.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: E4
  • Chad
    Cinderella and Prince Charming’s son. An arrogant and spoiled blockhead, he’s never wanted for anything.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: D4 Vocal range bottom: B2
  • Audrey
    Sleeping Beauty’s daughter. The malicious queen bee of Auradon Prep, she has her eye on the throne.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Doug
    Dopey’s son. Nerdy and sweet, he does all the work that his fellow students don’t want to do.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: C4
  • Royal Page
    Auradonian messenger, enormously nervous.
  • Royal Guard
    Museum employee, less than vigilant.
  • Maurice
    Chemistry teacher and Belle’s father. He is kooky and stuck in his ways.
    Gender: Male
  • Coach
    Tourney coach, resigned to the team’s mediocrity until meeting a surprise star player.
  • Snow White
    Red carpet reporter. She is the voice of the masses.
    Gender: Female
  • Ensemble
    Roles include: Isle Ensemble (including Smitten Kids 1 & 2), Auradonians (including Auradonians 1 & 2), Coronation Crowd (including Crowd Members 1, 2 & 3), Auradonian Choir

Location: 2nd floor. 228 Court St, Hamilton, OH 45011

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101 DALMATIANS Kids Runs July 22-23

RISEUP_101 Dalmations logo101 DALMATIANS Kids
Rise Up Performing Arts
July 22-23
Fairfield Freshman Building

Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.

Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita’s former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.

  • Fri, July 22 at 7pm
  • Sat, July 23 at 2pm & 5pm

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