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Cast Announced for INTO THE WOODS at Royal Theatre Company

RTC_logoRoyal Theatre Company has announced the cast of their upcoming production INTO THE WOODS.

Cast:

  • Narrator – Miles Denbow
  • Cinderella – Kelly Croy
  • Jack – Ben Crane
  • Jack’s Mother – Molly Stewart
  • Baker  Ian Meeker
  • Baker’s Wife  Brooke Partin
  • Cinderella’s Stepmother – Elisabeth Rowe
  • Florinda – Ceileigh Rodway
  • Lucinda – Abby MacNeil
  • Cinderella’s Father  Nathanael Lape
  • Little Red Ridinghood – Leah Lorenz
  • Witch – Hope Wanamaker
  • Cinderella’s Mother – Audree Terry
  • Mysterious Man – Anthony Dillion
  • Wolf – Sam Bustetter
  • Grandmother/Granny – Della Johnson
  • Rapunzel – Kassie Martin
  • Rapunzel’s Prince – Alex Pletikapich
  • Cinderella’s Prince – Izak Lord-Wohlstein
  • Steward – Elijah Fidder
  • Giant/Goldilocks – Evelyn Spaeth
  • Snow White – Samantha Martel
  • Sleeping Beauty/Ball Dancer – Sophia Canino
  • Featured Dancer – Jeron Brickner
  • Forest Person – Marah Burnside
  • Forest Person – Anna Farwig
  • Forest Person – Maggie Farwig
  • Forest Person – Emma Holtz
  • Forest Person – Grace Jasinoski
  • Forest Person – Connor Lape
  • Forest Person – Emily Weaver
  • Forest Person – Paige Whalen
  • Ball Dancer – Austin Boccher
  • Ball Dancer – Finn Collins
  • Ball Dancer – Carson Crane
  • Ball Dancer – Luke Royer
  • Ball Dancer – Myra Kelly
  • Ball Dancer – Haley Kuchta
  • Ball Dancer  – Isabella Wesloh
  • Hansel – Aiden Canino
  • Gretyl – Josie Lorenz
  • Little Pig – Leeann Dearman
  • Little Pig – Sky Denbow
  • Little Pig – Amira Lavender
  • Bear – Julia Lorenz
  • Bear – Gabriella Martel
  • Bear – Quinn Rodway

Directed by Dirk Doebereiner
Choreographed by Jay Goodlett
Production Manager: Karen Kilgore

Performances run June 5-7.

For more information visit https://royaltheatrecompany.com/shows-and-tickets/upcoming-shows/into-the-woods.html

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Auditions Announced for INTO THE WOODS at Royal Theatre Company

RTC_logoINTO THE WOODS
Show Dates: June 5-7, 2020

For even more detailed information, visit the RTC audition page at https://royaltheatrecompany.com/shows-and-tickets/upcoming-shows/audition-signups/

To sign up for an Audition Appointment: Click Here
Audition Dates: January 27 and 28, 2020 *by appointment
Callbacks: Wednesday, January 29 at 6pm and/or Thursday, January 30 at 5:30pm (Final Callbacks) at FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road (see notes below)

First Rehearsal: Sunday, February 9th
Parent Meeting: Sunday, February 9th

Show Synopsis: 
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy.

Details:
AUDITIONS: January 27 and 28, 2020, from 6-9pm each night at FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road  * by appointment

CALLBACKS: Wednesday, January 29 and Thursday, January 30 at 5:30pm (Final Callbacks) at FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road

AUDITION AGES:    7-18 years old

FIRST REHEARSAL: Sunday, February 9th at 1PM.

PARENT MEETING: Sunday, February 9th at 1:15PM.

REHEARSALS: Sun. 1-5pm, Tues./Thur. 6-9pm, at ROYAL’s Main Street Studio; the entire cast will be called for the first two weeks, and then a full rehearsal schedule for all roles will be distributed.

SHOW DATES: June 5th, 6th, & 7th

DIRECTING TEAM:

  • Director:                Dirk Doebereiner
  • Choreographer:      Jay Goodlett

An Audition Appointment is NECESSARY
Auditions: Click Here

Audition signups close on January 23rd!

Place: FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road, Mason

  • Bring a small current headshot photo to the audition (photos will not be returned). Photo does NOT need to be professional.
  • Make an Audition Appointment and print the resulting audition form. Be sure to bring that printed audition form to the audition.
  • You only need to come to one of the audition dates. Appointments are very strongly recommended. Those without an appointment may not be able to audition if time slots are not available.
  • If you cannot make either audition date, you may submit a video audition. Please click Video Audition Information for details. Video Auditions must be submitted to Production@ROYALTheatreCompany.com by January 28 by 5:00pm.
  • Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, January 29th and Thursday, January 30th at FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road. Those who are called back must be available for the entire callback time.
  • Email any questions to Production@ROYALTheatreCompany.com

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Auditions Announced for Disney’s FROZEN JR. at Royal Theatre Company

RTC_logoROYAL Theatre Company is proudly presenting Disney’s FROZEN JR. November 15-17, 2019.

Auditions are the week of August 5th. Sign up for your audition appointment here: https://royaltheatrecompany.com/shows-and-tickets/upcoming-shows/audition-signups/

The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! FROZEN JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, FROZEN JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Details:

AUDITIONS: August 5 and 6, 2019, from 6-9PM each night at FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road  * by appointment

CALLBACKS: Wed, Aug 7th and Thur Aug 8th at 5:30pm (Final Callbacks) at FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road

AUDITION AGES:    6-18 years old

FIRST REHEARSAL: Sunday, August 18th at 1PM.

PARENT MEETING: Sunday, August 18th at 1:15PM.

REHEARSALS: Sun. 1-5PM, Tues./Thur. 6-9PM, at ROYAL’s Main Street Studio; the entire cast will be called for the first two weeks, and then a full rehearsal schedule for all roles will be distributed.

SHOW DATES: November 15, 16, 17th

DIRECTING TEAM:

  • Director:                Dirk Doebereiner
  • Choreographer:      Jay Goodlett

An Audition Appointment is NECESSARY

Ages 6-18: Please click here

Place: FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road, Mason

  • Bring a small current headshot photo to the audition (photos will not be returned). Photo does NOT need to be professional.
  • Make an Audition Appointment and print the resulting audition form. Be sure to bring that printed audition form to the audition.
  • You only need to come to one of the audition dates. Appointments are very strongly recommended. Those without an appointment may not be able to audition if time slots are not available.
  • If you cannot make either audition date, you may submit a video audition. Please click Video Audition Information for details. Video Auditions must be submitted to Production@ROYALTheatreCompany.com by August 7th by 5:00pm.
  • Callbacks will be held on Wed, Aug 7th and Thur Aug 8th at FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road. Those who are called back must be available for the entire callback time.
  • Email any questions to Production@ROYALTheatreCompany.com

Rehearsals

  • First rehearsal will be Sunday, August 18th.  The entire cast will be called for the first two weeks, and then a full rehearsal schedule for all roles will be distributed for the remaining dates.
  • There will also be a mandatory parent meeting on Sunday, August 18th. Additional details will be provided.
  • Rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons (1-5PM) and Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6-9PM) at ROYAL’s Main Street Studios in Mason.

Requirements

  • Those cast in this show will pay a $135 participation fee which covers the cost of: a souvenir show t-shirt, garment bag for your costume/s, a one-line personal ad in the playbill, lunch between shows on Saturday, and the main parts of your costume.
  • Actors may be asked to supply specific generic pieces or accessories (ex. jeans, socks, tights, shoes, etc.)
  • It is mandatory that parents volunteer for at least 6 hours on pre-production jobs (set painting, set building, parent monitoring, etc.), as well as for 3 volunteer time slots during the tech/show week (ticket sales, concessions, green room, etc.). Parents who cannot make this commitment should not have their children audition.

Audition Preparation
NOTE: We value your time and that of all actors. You may be stopped before the end of your audition. This is not a reflection of your performance only that the directors have seen or heard what they need to. If you have a specific part of your song you feel is very important, try to start near that portion so you are not stopped before reaching it.

Monologue: Please prepare a 30 second monologue.

Song: 

  • Please prepare 30 seconds of a song. Your song should showcase your acting ability and skills while singing.
  • NO SONGS FROM FROZEN, but please choose a song in the same style.  No pop songs.
  • No a cappella. YOU MUST bring music with no background vocals.  No accompanist will be available. Music tracks can be found on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, etc.
  • It is strongly recommended that you use an accompaniment track. There will be a CD player and speaker connection for MP3 players available. MP3 Player needs to have AUX cord capability.
  • Please bring your accompaniment track on your phone, a CD or an MP3 Player.
    When using a CD, please edit your track to the beginning of where you will be singing.
  • When using an MP3 Player, please edit your track or cue the track to the beginning of where you will be singing, and verify you have AUX cord capability.
    Please note we cannot be responsible if CD/MP3 does not play properly.

Suggestions for your song:

  • Select a song that is similar in style to the songs from Frozen, and showcases your voice and your vocal range.
  • Select a song that has as few key changes as possible.
  • Select a song that does not have lots of rests or sing the song without those rests.
  • If possible, pick a song that shows some quick delivery of words and pitches as well as some longer, sustained notes.

CALLBACKS will include a dance.

Auditioners may be asked to learn a simple dance pattern at callbacks for those selected for dance callbacks ONLY. Please wear dance-friendly shoes to callbacks.

What’s it like to be in a ROYAL show?

Fun! Kids and adults have a great time working together to produce a great show. Whether you’re on stage or part of the stage/tech crew you’re a valuable part of a terrific show.

Being part of a ROYAL show is a big commitment not only for the individual but for their family. Rehearsals are as frequent as 3 times per week, and for the week prior to the show we rehearse each evening at the theatre.

All the hard work is worth it and a life-long memory is yours to show for it!

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Royal Theatre Company Stages FOOTLOOSE the Musical

RTC_Footloose cast

ROYAL Theatre Company, Home of The Children’s Theatre of Mason, is proud to present FOOTLOOSE The Musical June 7-9 at Mason High School.  The show will run for four performances – Friday, June 7th at 7:00pm; Saturday, June 8th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm; and Sunday, June 9th at 2:00pm. VIP reserved seating tickets can be purchased for any show for $25 each, and General admission tickets for any show are $12 each.  All tickets can be purchased online at www.ROYALTheatreCompany.com and at the door starting one hour before each show.

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory comes to the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost, and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. FOOTLOOSE The Musical celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people and guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

ROYAL Theatre Company is proud to honor the Shine Like Sable Foundation, which began in honor of Sable Gibson, a Mason 4th grader who passed suddenly in February.  Shine Like Sable’s mission is to spread kindness through weekday and weekend food packs, buddy bench awareness, supporting teachers or wherever kindness leads them. While she was at Western Row Elementary, Sable was known for hovering near the Buddy Bench, where students would sit when they were sad or needed a friend.  She was a friend to many, a loving daughter, and a beloved sibling.  Karen Kilgore, President of ROYAL Theatre Company said, “We are so proud to be able to honor the Shine Like Sable Foundation and continue the mission to spread kindness to others.”  We request that everyone wear pink to our shows, which was Sable’s favorite color.  ROYAL Theatre Company will be accepting donations and donating a portion of the proceeds from Footloose to the Shine Like Sable Foundation.

Fans can follow ROYAL Theatre Company on Facebook (ROYAL Theatre Company, Home of Children’s Theatre of Mason), Twitter (@ROYALTheatre_Co) and Instagram (royal_theatre_company).

About ROYAL Theatre Company, Home of The Children’s Theatre of Mason
ROYAL Theatre Company produces two large-scale productions each season, from West Side Story and Seussical to The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Tarzan as well as many other popular favorites. ROYAL Theatre Company offers children from ages 5-18 from all over the Cincinnati area the opportunity to take part onstage as performers as well as off stage as crew members, make-up assistants and many other behind-the-scenes roles. To volunteer, donate or learn more, visit www.ROYALTheatreCompany.com or call 513.398.0116. 

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Downtown and Mason Theatre Summer Camps – Now Enrolling

CSC-Summer-Camp-June-30-2017-115-300x200Theatre Summer Camps Available Downtown Cincinnati and NEW! in Mason, OH.
Downtown Camps take place at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (1195 Elm St. Cinci, OH 45202) and next door at the School for Creative and Performing Arts (108 W. Central Parkway Cinci, OH 45202). NEW! Mason Camps take place in partnership with the Royal Theatre Company (308 W Main St, Mason, OH 45040).

Pirate, Spy, Fairy, Monster, Comedian, Actor…
Be them ALL at Theatre Summer Camp! 6 Weeks Available. New YOU Every Week.
June 10- July 26, 2019.

JUNIORS (1ST-6TH GRADE) CAMP.
For students who have completed grades 1 through 6.
Whether you’ve never stepped on a stage before, or have already been bitten by the acting bug, our introductory camps are the perfect place to learn some new skills, make some new friends, and have a whole lot of fun! From Stage Combat to Clowning, from Maskwork to Make-up, CSC Theatre Camp offers something for everyone.

SENIORS (7TH-12TH GRADE) CAMP.
For students who have completed grades 7 through 12.
For years, CSC’s Summer Camp has provided high school students with a camp experience unlike any in the Tri-State.. Student actors work with members of CSC’s professional resident ensemble, staging scenes, learning the tricks of the trade, gaining confidence, and often finding a community of friends that lasts well beyond the summer.

Learn more at www.cincyshakes.com/summercamp

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