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Auditions Announced for MIRACLE AT BAYOU BOWL at Sunset Players

SSP_logoThis season’s children’s production is the World Premier of MIRACLE AT BAYOU BOWL, written and directed by Bob Kelley

Performances are December 2, 3, 4, 9,10, 11
Friday night performances are at 7:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm.

MIRACLE AT BAYOU BOWL takes place on the 24th of December 1959. One month after the poorest excuse for a hurricane “Mavis” had flooded the area around the Bayou Bowl. The whole town has been without power for weeks. So today, Christmas Eve, a lot is going on. Electricity will be turned on, there is a ceremony to honor Uncle Cletus (of all people) for bravery. The Christmas show which was canceled at the school is being performed here. Crazy Captain Aunt Addie is putting on a wildlife show with her “triplets” and a some unexpected guests also drop by. All the while, Bo Dupree is lost at sea and hopefully Aunt Maddie won’t put a curse on the whole thing. God help us!

Sunset Players is holing open auditions on:

  • Sunday, October 2 at 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30 pm

The Arts Center at Dunham.
(Casting will be limited to young actors ages 8-18)

The children’s show at Sunset Players is a great way for children with little to no acting experience to gain some experience performing live theater.

The cast consists of 16-27 roles. Crew members and set builders are also needed. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

Actors must be able to read.

Auditions will consist of reading selections from the script.

As this show takes place during the school year, and during the holiday season, rehearsals are kept as short and few as possible and will be based upon the availability of those auditioning. Please be prepared to supply a list of any known conflicts from October through the close of the production.

If you are interested in auditioning and can’t make the two dates listed, please email the director Bob Kelley at rke5858@gmail.com or text him at 513.828.9839

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Young Adult Actor Needed for SOUTHERN FRIED NUPTIALS at Sunset Players

SSP_logoSunset Players seeks a 20s to 30s male for a role in our October regional premiere of SOUTHERN FRIED NUPTIALS.

The play takes place in present day Mississippi where Harlene Frye is going to marry her childhood sweetheart this weekend . . . assuming the typical Frye family hijinks don’t derail the wedding! Harlene and Attie’s future together is threatened when the bride-to-be’s awful ex-flame shows up with information she doesn’t want her fiancé finding out. And Harlene’s not the only Frye keeping secrets: Sammy Jo refuses to tell her family she’s moving even though all her bags are already packed. As if that isn’t enough, Dewey can’t figure out why people keep on asking him to give his sister away and busybody Ozella Meeks has somehow ended up as the wedding coordinator. Will the Fryes be able to get Harlene down the aisle in one piece? A bighearted comedy about family—Southern-style.

The actor will fill the role of either Harlene’s fiancé or her brother-in-law. Rehearsals start soon and this role needs to be filled this week.

Please contact danhawkins66@gmail.com for an appointment to audition.

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Sept. 1-3 Performances of LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR Postponed at Sunset Players

SSP_Laughter on the 23rd Floor logoUnfortunately, Sunset Players is going to have to postpone the following performances of
LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR – September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, due to a cast member that tested positive for Covid.

Our audience and cast members health is utmost our priority.

The performances will be rescheduled at a later date. This information will be found on our website: sunsetplayers.org or on Facebook page.

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Roles Available for SOUTHERN FRIED NUPTIALS at Sunset Players

SSP_logoThe Sunset Players and director Dan Hawkins are looking to fill several roles for their fall show, SOUTHERN FRIED NUPTIALS, a comedy by Osborne & Eppler.

Synopsis:
Harlene Frye is going to marry her childhood sweetheart this weekend . . . assuming the typical Frye family hijinks don’t derail the wedding! Harlene and Attie’s future together is threatened when the bride-to-be’s awful ex-flame shows up with information she doesn’t want her fiancé finding out. And Harlene’s not the only Frye keeping secrets: Sammy Jo refuses to tell her family she’s moving even though all her bags are already packed. As if that isn’t enough, Dewey can’t figure out why people keep on asking him to give his sister away and busybody Ozella Meeks has somehow ended up as the wedding coordinator. Will the Fryes be able to get Harlene down the aisle in one piece? A bighearted comedy about family—Southern-style.

By appointment.
Arts Center At Dunham
1945 Dunham Way
Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Please bring a resume and conflicts from Aug 21 – Oct 29. Headshot is encouraged but not required. Cold readings will be done from the script.
Email danhawkins66@gmail.com to arrange a time.

Remaining Characters to Cast:

  • ATTICUS “ATTIE” VAN LEER (30s) The Frye family lawyer and an all-around good guy. He’s marrying Harlene this weekend. Maybe.
  • SAMMY JO FRYE-LeFETTE (30s) The middle child. She’s pretty sure she’s the perfect one.
  • DEWEY FRYE JR (late teens to early 20s) Dorothy’s youngest child. Some folks would say he’s one step short of a square dance, but he’s just dancing to his own tune. He won the lottery and all he bought was a new phone.
  • BEECHAM LeFETTE (30s) Sammy Jo’s husband.
  • CARTER CANFIELD (30s) Harlene’s smooth talking ex-flame. He’s TV- Star-handsome and he knows it.

Show Dates:
Oct 14,15, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, and 29 at the Arts Center At Dunham.

Questions: Contact director Dan Hawkins at danhawkins66@gmail.com.

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LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR Runs Aug. 19-Sept. 3

SSP_Laughter on the 23rd Floor logoLAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
Sunset Players
Aug. 19-Sept. 3
Arts Center at Dunham [West Price Hill]

Directed by John Wesseling

Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows with all the attendant comic drama, Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor focuses on the harried writing staff as they frantically scramble to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman “Max Prince.”

  • Fri-Sat, Aug. 19-20 at 8pm
  • Fri-Sat, Aug. 26-27 at 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 28 at 3pm
  • Thu, Sept. 1 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 2-3 at 8pm
    POSTPONED

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