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HUMPTY DUMPTY IS MISSING Runs Dec. 6-15

SSP_Humpty Dumpty Is Missing logoHUMPTY DUMPTY IS MISSING
Sunset Players
Dec. 6-15
Arts Center at Dunham [West Price Hill]

Sammy Scoop is a private investigator in the tradition of his grandfather, Samuel Shovel and his father, Sam Spade. Sammy faces the biggest challenge of his illustrious career with the sudden fall and disappearance of the jolly Humpty-Dumpty.

  • Fri, Dec. 6 at 7pm
  • Sat-Sun, Dec. 7-8 at 2pm
  • Fri, Dec. 13 at 7pm
  • Sat-Sun, Dec. 14 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for HUMPTY DUMPTY IS MISSING at Sunset Players

SSP_logoCINCINNATI, OH – September 19, 2019 —Sunset Players will hold open auditions for its children’s show HUMPTY DUMPTY IS MISSING by Joseph Robinette and directed by Bob Kelley on Sunday, September 29 at 6:00pm and Monday, September 30 at 7:00 pm at The Art Center at Dunham at 1945 Dunham Way, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Sammy Scoop is a private investigator in the tradition of his grandfather, Samuel Shovel and his father, Sam Spade. Sammy faces the biggest challenge of his illustrious career with the sudden fall and disappearance of the jolly Humpty-Dumpty.

The children’s show at Sunset Players is a great way for children or adults with little to no acting experience to gain some experience performing live theater. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Actors must be able to read. Auditions will consist of reading selections from the script.

The cast consists of 16-27 roles. Crew members and set builders are also needed.

Performances are December 6,7,8,13,14 and 15th. Friday night performances are at 7pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm.

If you have any questions regarding the auditions, please contact: Nancy Anderson at anderson.nmac@gmail.com or call 513.382-6490.

Sunset Players, Inc. is a community theater group located on the west side of Cincinnati. Founded in 1979, the group performs at the Arts Center at Dunham and has produced more than 120 plays. Its mission is to bring a smile, and its plays include comedies, farces, dramatic comedies and musical comedies—as long as there is some “comedy” in the performance somewhere. For more information about the 38th season, visit our website at www.sunsetplayers.org or like us on Facebook.

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Families Invited for Artistic Fun at the Arts Center of Dunham Free Family Fun Series

MISC_Arts Center At Dunham logoCINCINNATI, OH – September 17, 2019 — Courtesy of a grant from Price Hill Will and Sunset Players, the Free Family Fun Series hops into the Arts Center at Dunham with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, part of its Off the Hill series, on Saturday, September 28 at 2 pm.

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Photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

Written by Dwayne Hartford and adapted from the book by Kate Dicamillo, Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit loved by a little girl named Abilene. But Edward, who is made of china, is rather self-centered. On an ocean voyage, he is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his miraculous journey home, in which he learns the meaning of love and loss, and how to find the courage to love again. The performance is recommended for all ages.

Off the Hill is sponsored by The John C. Griswold Foundation and KeyBank with seasonal support of education and outreach by The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation. The Bruce E. Coyle Acting Intern Company is supported by Jerry and Betsy Shroat.

All Free Family Fun Series performances are on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. The remaining series includes:

  • January 11, 2020 ROKCincy Opera for Children: The Barber of Seville

ROKCincy is thrilled to present its special adaptation of Rossini’s classic comedy The Barber of Seville. Sung in English and Italian, this show stuns with familiar music, vocal fireworks and high energy hijinks. Rosina has been grounded by her strict guardian, Dr. Bartolo, and isn’t allowed to enter her project into the State Science Fair. Her teachers, Mr. Figaro and Ms. Susannah, know that she can win first place if they can only get it submitted. They’ll need all their cunning and more than a few tricks to make it happen. Recommended for grades K-6.

  • February 1, 2020 Stuart Little by Joseph Robinette, adapted from the book by E.B. White.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Stuart Little is a lovable mouse born into an ordinary New York family. His many adventures—both big and small—vividly come to life through a series of delightful scenes. Based on E.B. White’s endearing classic and written with charm, wisdom and joy, this adaptation presents the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse who is trying to survive in the great big world. Recommended for grades kindergarten and up.

  • April 4, 2020 Dragons Love Tacos by Ernie Nolan, adapted from the book by Adam Rubin.

Do you know what dragons really love? Tacos, of course! Chicken tacos, beef tacos, big tacos and tiny tacos. As a boy and his dog watch a television show about dragons, they unexpectedly get caught up in the “Dos and Don’ts” of what to feed dragons. But if they accidentally eat spicy salsa, watch out! Performed by the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Off the Hill players. Recommended for pre-k and up.

  • April 18, 2020 Cincinnati Ballet

Dancers from the prestigious Cincinnati Ballet will provide an exciting peek into the typical day in the life of professional dancers. Audience members will learn the fundamentals of the art of ballet and gain an understanding of the discipline and athleticism required for a professional career in ballet. A dance demonstration with audience participation and a question and answer discussion are included.

Reservations for performances in the ACAD FREE Family Fun Series can be made online (www.sunsetplayers.org) or by calling 513-588-4988.

The Arts Center at Dunham is an arts center for the west side of Cincinnati and its vision is to provide affordable creative and performing arts for Price Hill and surrounding communities. Housed in one of the three remaining buildings of what was the first municipally owned tuberculosis sanatorium in the United States, the Arts Center includes a 350-seat performance venue as well as extensive studio and programming space. The Arts Center is located in the CRC’s Dunham Recreation Complex. See what is happening at the Arts Center at Dunham on Facebook.

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Sunset Players Celebrates 40 Years of Performances with Its New Season

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John Wesseling, Nick Dunker and Susan Decatur in Sunset Players’ production of GREETINGS! Photo by Miranda Lally.

CINCINNATI, OH – August 30, 2019 — Sunset Players, a Westside community theater group that performs at the Arts Center at Dunham, celebrates its 40th season with its audience in mind.

“For our 40th season, we pulled shows from past seasons that were some of our favorites, and we are excited to share these gems with our patrons once more,” said John Wesseling, president and long-time member of Sunset Players.

Opening the season is Greetings! by Tom Dudzick and directed by Dennis Murphy. A young man brings his Jewish atheist fiancé home on Christmas Eve to meet his sweet Catholic mother, his sour Catholic father and his intellectually disabled brother. When his disabled brother with limited vocabulary spouts “Greetings,” the family’s belief system is turned upside down. Cast includes John Wesseling, Susan Decatur, Chadwin Davis, Brieanne Sheehan and Nick Dunker. Performances are September 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20 and 21. Produced by special arrangements from Samuel French.

The annual children’s show is Humpty Dumpty Is Missing by Joseph Robinette, directed by Bob Kelley and produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois. A spoof of the private-eye thrillers of the 1940s and 50s, a private investigator and his sidekick try to put the pieces together on the disappearance of Humpty Dumpty. With a list of fairy tale suspects, the pair work together to nab the culprit. Performances are December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15. Friday night performances are at 7:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm.

The winter will be filled with country music with Pump Boys and Dinettes by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann. Directed by Don Frimming and produced by special arrangements from Samuel French, the Pump Boys sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Pry country, and the Dinettes run the Double Cupp diner next door. With heartbreak and hilarity, they perform an evening of country and western songs on guitars, piano, bass and kitchen utensils. Performances are March 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20 and 21.

The season wraps up with Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor, directed by John Wesseling and produced by special arrangements from Samuel French. This play focuses on the star of a weekly comedy-variety show circa 1953 and his staff and the writing, fighting and wacky antics that ensue in the writers’ room. Performances are May 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22 and 23.

All shows, except Humpty Dumpty Is Missing, begin at 8:00 pm, except Thursday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm. Cincinnati State’s Interpreter Training Program will provide sign language interpreting for the deaf community on the second Saturday performance.

Season tickets for all four shows are now on sale and can be purchased online at the Sunset Players website (www.sunsetplayers.org) or at the door. Individual tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Sunset Players, Inc. is a community theater group located on the west side of Cincinnati. Founded in 1979, the group performs at the Arts Center at Dunham and has produced more than 145 shows. Its mission is to bring a smile, and its plays include comedies, farces, dramatic comedies and musical comedies—as long as there is some “comedy” in the performance. For more information about the 40th season, visit our website at www.sunsetplayers.org or like us on Facebook.

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Actor Needed for GREETINGS at Sunset Players

SSP_logoThe Sunset Player production of GREETINGS just lost our actor who was playing the part of Andy. It is a pivotal character and a great part.

Actually it is a great part in a really great play (when we did it 25 years ago we got an OCTA award for “innovative play selection”).

The play goes up September 6th and Runs September –  6,7,13,14,15, 19,20 21 and 26.

It is the opening show of our 40th anniversary season!

We have a great cast and we just need YOU to round it out.

If you are interested  in jumping into a great part and saving the day – please  contact  the director – Dennis Murphy at durfsworld@yahoo.com.

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