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Auditions Announced for THE MURDER MYSTERY AT THE MURDER MYSTERY at Rivertown Players

  • RP_logoMonday, August 8th at 7pm
  • Tuesday, August 9th at 7pm

Hamline Chapel United Methodist Church
High and Vine Streets, Lawrenceburg

Please be prepared to read from the script.

Performance Dates:

  • Friday, October 21st
  • Saturday, October 22nd
  • Sunday, October 23rd

Hillforest Mansion

The players at The Murder Mystery Playhouse are rehearsing a new show, “Putting a Little English on It.” As expected at the final dress rehearsal, the lights go out and a character dies onstage — only this murder wasn’t in the script! The actors are left scratching their heads at the strange circumstances and also worried that they could be next. It all culminates in a wild surprise ending in which the actors must work together to defeat the murderer before he murders them all.

Characters

  • Scarlet Mays/Ms. Polly: diva actress who demands that things go her way; does not get along with the director
  • Holly Hanover/Mrs. Margaret Polk: level-headed and logical, but snarky actress
  • Sandy Smith/Gertrude Polk: young actress who’s excited about the world of theatre
  • Misty Gere/the Maid: drama queen who overplays her as well as everything in reality
  • Richard Green/Mr. Frederick Polk: experienced actor who tries to direct and has some pretty good ideas
  • Tom Baines/Mr. Humphrey Black: sleepy, hungry actor who plays the dead guy
  • Gary Ferguson/Inspector Bradshaw: serious method actor
  • Erica Stone: put-upon, but reliable stage manager/house manager
  • Brett Donahue: director who’s lost all control
  • Susan Wells: slightly batty accompanist; plays intense and dreadful mood music
  • Inspector Wright: Cheboygan’s finest
  • Inspector Fuller: Wright’s partner
  • Adele Sears: drama critic
  • Brian D. Taylor: the playwright

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9 TO 5 The Musical Runs July 21-24

RP_9 to 5 logo9 TO 5 The Musical
Rivertown Players
July 21-24
Lawrenceburg High School

Cast: Sara Bijayananda as Violet Newstead, Tatum Jackson as Doralee Rhodes, Mary Mills as Judy Bernly, Doug Bruening as Franklin Hart Jr, Lauren Neeley as Roz Keith, Michael Neeley as Joe, Sean Britton as Dwayne, Antonio Mumfrey as Josh, Mandy Bilyeu as Missy, RyAnn Britton as Maria, Ryan Britton as Dick, Sarah Hrezo as Kathy, Kimmie Anne Thierauf as Margaret, Adam Fischer as Bob Enright, Intern, John Dorney as Tinsworthy, Brian Fischer as Detective, Adam Holhubner as Doctor, Tara Fischer as Orderly, Kayci Schmidt as Candy Striper, Erin Mckinney as New Employee, Kim Tackett as Security Guard & Christine Yount as ensemble

Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. 9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s.Tthis hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?

  • Thu-Sat, July 21-23 at 7pm
  • Sun, July 24 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for 9 TO 5 the Musical at Rivertown Players

RP_logoAuditions
Monday, May 16th
Tuesday, May 17th
6-8 PM

Hamline Chapel – 102 W High St, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Sign up for an audition slot here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4cacaa28a1ffc16-9to5
Ages 16 + are welcome to audition.

Prepare one song with sheet music, no more than 1 minute in length. If you do not have sheet music, something will be assigned for you on site. You will read from the script (provided) after your musical audition.

You’ll be expected to complete a list of rehearsal conflicts.

Performances

  • Thursday, July 21st
  • Friday, July 22nd
  • Saturday, July 23rd
  • Sunday, July 24th

Lawrenceburg High School

Directed by Jarrad Holbrook

Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?

Violet
The company’s Head Secretary and Mr. Hart’s Administrative Assistant, she is a single mother and typically stands up for what she believes in. Attractive, strong, ambitious.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Doralee
A young, sexy spitfire who works at Mr. Hart’s office. She is proof that there is more to a woman than just her looks.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Judy
The “new” girl at the firm, she has been burned by her husband’s affair and is searching for personal empowerment. Insecure, determined, and hopeful.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Franklin Hart
One of the firm’s executives and a notorious chauvinist. He is capable of faking charm but usually shows his true colors as an arrogant, self-absorbed boss.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 50
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Roz Keith
The attentive office gossip queen and snitch. She has an unrequited love for Mr. Hart and will do anything she can to win his approval.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Joe
A handsome, young office accountant. Genuine and nice, and smitten with Violet.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Dwayne
Doralee’s attractive husband. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: E2

Josh
Violet’s awkward teenage son.
Gender: Male
Age: 15 to 18

Missy
Franklin Hart’s wife, clueless to her husband’s true nature.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35

Maria
A young and vibrant secretary in Hart’s office.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F4

Dick
Judy’s soon-to-be ex-husband. An average guy, he is sporting a little less hair and a little more paunch than he did ten years ago.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45

Kathy
A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to gossip.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G4

Margaret
A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to drink.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40

Tinsworthy
Franklin Hart’s boss and Chariman of the Board. A good man, who may be wiser to Hart’s ways than he lets on.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 65

Ensemble
Office employees, police officers, hospital employees.

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The Passing of Lynn Ann Minges

From the obituary:

MISC_Lynn Ann MingesLynn Ann Minges (nee Wuest), of Harrison, passed away on February 17, 2022, at the age of 67. Lynn was born to Richard E. and Gloria M. (nee Raffenberg) Wuest on October 17, 1954, in Cincinnati, Ohio. On April 26, 1975, Lynn married George Stephen Minges. Together they were blessed with 4 children: Sarah, George, Rebecca, and Stephen. Lynn was a true thespian; she acted in the Rivertown Players Theater and sang in VOCE Harrison Community Choir. She also served as treasurer of VOCE Harrison Community Choir. Lynn loved the Cincinnati Reds and was a longtime member of the Rosie Reds. Lynn was very outgoing and fun-loving. She never knew a stranger.

Those left to cherish her memory were her loving husband: Stephen Minges; devoted children: Sarah (Nathan Martin) Minges, George Charles Minges, Rebecca Minges, Stephen R. Minges; grandson: George James Minges.

Lynn was preceded in death by her parents: Richard E. and Gloria M. Wuest.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 10010 Carolina Trace Rd., Harrison, Ohio 45030, on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 10:00 am. Burial to follow at Venice Cemetery in Ross, Ohio.

The family requests memorials to be made to the Harrison Life Squad. A funeral home representative will be present to help the day of the services. If you are unable to attend you may mail your memorial to Brater Winter funeral Home, 201 S. Vine Street, Harrison, Ohio 45030. 

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ALL TOGETHER NOW! Runs Nov. 13-14

RP_All Together Now logoALL TOGETHER NOW!
Rivertown Players
Nov. 13-14
Hamline Chapel – UMC [Lawrenceburg, Ind.]

A fantastic selection of songs are featured in this brand new musical revue from shows including Rent, Les Miserables, Into the Woods, Matilda, Hairspray, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Once on this Island, Little Shop of Horrors, Mamma Mia!, and many more! We will be joining thousands of theatre organizations around the globe by producing our own local production of MTI’s All Together Now: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre!

10/15/21 COVID-19 Policy: Masks will be required at this performance.

  • Sat, Nov. 13 at 7pm
  • Sun, Nov. 14 at 2pm

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