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2023-2024 Season Announced by Springboro Community Theatre

By L. Frank Baum, With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg

Auditions: June 12-14, 2023
Performances: August 4-6 & 11-13, 2023

We’re off to see the wizard! Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters: good witches, bad witches, animals that talk, scarecrows that walk, and things magical to behold. To find her way home, she must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. Along the way, she makes new friends, but must also brave many dangers, including the Wicked Witch of the West, who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn an important lesson: there’s no place like home.

By Ivan Menchell

Auditions: July 31 & August 1-2, 2023
Performances: September 15-17 & 22-24, 2023

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life; Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun; and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave. Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida. They are guilt-stricken when this nearly breaks Ida’s heart.

Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman, Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak

Auditions: September 18-20, 2023
Performances: November 3-5 & 10-12, 2023

When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind….

by Ed Monk

Auditions: November 6-8, 2023
Performances: December 29-31, 2023 & January 5-7, 2024

It’s Dad’s turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative: a prince with a snoring problem spices up The Princess and The Pea, The Boy Who Cried Wolf cries dinosaur instead, and Rumpelstiltskin helps turn all that pesky gold into straw. You may think you know your fairy tales, but not the way Dad tells them.

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, Book by John August

Auditions: January 2-4, 2024
Performances: February 23-25 & March 1-3, 2024

Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman, lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

By Fred Carmichael

Auditions: February 26-28, 2024
Performances: April 5-7 & 12-14, 2024

Soap opera author Matthew Stoddard has written a screenplay about a terminally ill man who hires a hitman to kill him and then finds out he was misdiagnosed. Matt’s agent and best friend, Greg, thinks the plot is not feasible so Matt contacts a gangster and arranges for an incognito hitman to join them at a dinner party in the country to prove his point. Circumstances place a real hitman among the guests and the action accelerates as they try to find out who it is before the deadline. Stacy, secretary and love interest to both men, does her best to help them solve the identity question as surprise after surprise thwarts them.

By Todd Wallinger

Auditions: April 8-10, 2024
Performances: May 31 & June 1-2 & 7-9, 2024

An ordinary used book shop by day, A Likely Story becomes a magical place each night. Thanks to a spell from the Book Fairy, the characters inside the books come alive each and every night. Six of those characters — Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer — long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store. But they’re not allowed to leave the building or be seen by human eyes. So when a pair of bungling smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters are torn. Should they warn Margie and risk disappearing forever? Or can they find a way to defeat the crooks without being seen? Including appearances by other literary characters such as the Queen of Hearts, Long John Silver, and Doctor Doolittle, and with a toe-tapping score from Stephen Murray featuring jazz, march, and pop tunes, this charming musical will enchant audiences young and old.

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Auditions Announced for RENT at Springboro Community Theatre

SCT_logoSpringboro Community Theatre is thrilled to announce auditions for our upcoming musical production, RENT.

Auditions will be held at 7pm on Monday, 9 January and Tuesday, 10 January at the Springboro Performing Arts Center (115 Wright Station Way, Springboro, OH 45066).

Performances will run 3-5 March and 10-12 March.

Due to the adult themes and nature of the show, all auditioners should be 18+.

  • Auditions will comprise singing and dancing and may also include cold reading/sight reading from the script.
  • Please prepare approximately 32 bars of a song (1-1:30 minutes) to share with us. An accompanist and a Bluetooth speaker will both be available.
  • You may also bring a comfortable change of clothes and shoes for the dance call.
    Callbacks will tentatively be held at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 11 January. You may be asked to review and prepare excerpts of songs from the show ahead of time.

Available roles include:

  • Mark Cohen – Tenor (C#3-G4)
    Mark is an aspiring filmmaker who narrates the show as he films the lives of his friends. Mark is a little nerdy and quirky. He insists that he can survive the bleakness of his environment through his art. It soon becomes apparent, though, that he is more comfortable viewing the world through his lens than in actively engaging in it. Good movement skills are also required, as Mark dances the tango.
  • Roger Davis – Rock Tenor (B2-A4)
    Roger is a once successful, now struggling musician who discovered he had HIV/AIDS in a note his girlfriend left him before she took her own life. His main goal in life is to write one great song before he dies, but he has not been able to play his guitar in a year, fearing that he has lost his creative energy. He falls in love with Mimi but is too afraid to commit to her, knowing that she also is infected with HIV/AIDS. The actor playing this role should have a bit of a rock edge vocally. Guitar skills are desired but not required.
  • Mimi Marquez – Alto (F#3-E5)
    Mimi Marquez works in a strip club and struggles with her addiction to heroin, which has resulted in her contraction of HIV/AIDS. She is extremely sexy, optimistic, and likeable but with dark secrets. Though Mimi has “lived a lot of life,” she still sees the world through the eyes of a young woman. The actor playing Mimi must be able to convincingly portray the struggles of heroin addiction, sexual promiscuity, and HIV/AIDS, while maintaining the optimism of youth.
  • Benny Coffin III – Tenor (Eb3-F4)
    Benny used to be Mark and Roger’s roommate, but he married Alison Grey, a rich family involved with real estate, and he is now their landlord. He had been letting Roger and Mark live in the apartment for free, but he is now forcing them to pay rent or be evicted. Roger and Mark consider him a yuppie sell-out. He also had an affair with Mimi before she started to date Roger.
  • Maureen Johnson – Soprano Belt (C4-F5)
    Maureen is a bisexual performing artist and Mark’s ex‐girlfriend. She left Mark to be with her new girlfriend, Joanne. She is sexy, flirtatious, sassy, and funny. She is bold and speaks her mind, and she is not afraid to take on the establishment and fight for what she believes in. The actor playing Maureen must be comfortable with same-sex physical intimacy.
  • Joanne Jefferson – Soprano Belt (Bb3-E5)
    Joanne is a lesbian Ivy League educated lawyer and activist. She struggles to not be jealous of Maureen’s flirtatious nature with others. Though she was raised in an affluent, political family, she is committed to helping those less fortunate. The actress playing Joanne must be comfortable with same sex-physical intimacy. Good movement skills are also required, since she dances the tango with Mark.
  • Tom Collins – Baritone/Tenor (F#2 – A4)
    Tom Collins is a gay computer genius, teacher, and anarchist who was recently expelled from MIT. He is brave enough to allow himself to fall in love with Angel, knowing that since both of them are infected with HIV/AIDS, their relationship will not have much of a future. Tom and Angel’s relationship is the heart of the show, as the genuine love and devotion they have for one another brings hope and inspiration to the entire group. The actor playing this role must be comfortable with same sex-physical intimacy.
  • Angel Schunard – Tenor with Falsetto (C3-A4)
    Angel is a young drag queen and street percussionist with HIV/AIDS. He meets and falls in love with Collins. People are naturally drawn to him, and his smile lights up the room. Tom and Angel’s relationship is the heart of the show, as the genuine love and devotion they have for one another brings hope and inspiration to the entire group. The actor playing Angel needs to possess a high level of dancing ability. He must be able to comfortable with same-sex physical intimacy and a drag queen persona, including dancing in heels. Percussionist skills desired but not required.
  • Ensemble Roles – All vocal ranges sought
    • Carolers: There are homeless street men and women who appear throughout the show sarcastically singing Christmas carols.
    • Mrs. Cohen: Mark’s stereotypical Jewish mother. Her voicemail messages are the basis for the songs Voicemail #1, Voicemail #3, and Voicemail #5.
    • Alexi Darling: The producer of Buzzline who tries to employ Mark after his footage of the riot makes primetime. Sings Voicemail #3 and Voicemail #4.
    • Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson: The wealthy parents of Joanne Jefferson, they leave her Voicemail #2. Mr. Jefferson is also one of the a cappella singers in Voicemail #5.
    • Mrs. Davis: Roger’s confused mother who calls in Voicemail #5
    • Mrs. Marquez: Mimi’s Spanish‐speaking mother who sings in Voicemail #5
    • Mr. Grey: Benny’s father-in‐law who wants to buy out the lot.
    • The Man: The local drug dealer whom Mimi buys from and Roger used to buy from.
    • Life Support Group: Paul (The man in charge of the Life Support group), Gordon, Steve, Ali, Pam, Sue As notated in the script by Larson, the roles of all of the Life Support members are encouraged to take on the name that someone in the cast (or production) knows or has known to have succumbed to AIDS or other disease.
    • Waiter: Waits on the cast and has solo lines in La Vie Boheme.
    • There are also several other non‐named roles such as the Preacher, Seasons of Love soloists, Cops, Bohemians, Vendors, Homeless People.

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Springboro Community Theatre
Nov. 11-20
Springboro Performing Arts Center

Directed by Tim Rezash
Music and vocal direction by Judy Mansky
Choreographed by Kara Castle

Cast: Jacob Sawtelle as Chip Tolentino/Jesus, Liz Lindon as Logainne Schwarzandgrubenniere, Aaron Brewer as Leaf Coneybear, Jose Gutierrez del Arroyo as William Barfee, Caitie Gutierrez del Arroyo as Marcy Park, Lilly Robillard as Olive Ostrovsky, Lindsey Cardoza as Rona Lisa Peretti/Olive Mom, Brad Bishop as Douglas Panch/ -Olive Dad & Ben Essex as Mitch Mahoney

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 11-12 at 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 13 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 18-19 at 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 20 at 3pm

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Cast Announced for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Springboro Community Theatre

SCT_logoSpringboro Community Theatre is proud to announce the cast of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, running November 11th-13th and 18th-20th!

Thank you to everyone who came to auditions, we are so thankful for our talented community!

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

  • Chip Tolentino/ Jesus- Jacob Sawtelle
  • Logainne Schwarzandgrubenniere- Liz Lindon
  • Leaf Coneybear- Aaron Brewer
  • William Barfee- Jose Gutierrez del Arroyo
  • Marcy Park- Caitie Gutierrez del Arroyo
  • Olive Ostrovsky- Lilly Robillard
  • Rona Lisa Peretti/ Olive Mom- Lindsey Cardoza
  • Douglas Panch/ Olive Dad- Brad Bishop
  • Mitch Mahoney- Ben Essex

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SCT_The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Ngiht-Time logoTHE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Springboro Community Theatre
Sept. 16-25
Springboro Performing Arts Center

Directed by Aaron Joseph Brewer

Cast: Nolan Todd as Christopher, Caitie Gutierrez del Arroyo as Siobhan, Ben Essex as Ed Boone, Lindsey Cardoza as Judy Boone, Madison Wells as Voice One, Jose Gutierrez del Arroyo as Voice Two, Tommy Balaj as Voice Three, Zach White as Voice Four, Lilly Robillard as as Voice Five & Misty White as Misty White

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 16-17 at 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 18 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 23-24 at 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 25 at 2pm

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