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Season Update from Sunset Players and The Arts Center at Dunham

SSP_logoOpening of Sunset Players and the Arts Center at Dunham FREE Family Fun Series 2020/21 seasons are on hold and events will be resumed when safely possible.

The well-being of our patrons, performers and volunteers continues to be our utmost priority. Our Board continues to monitor the local COVID-19 situation as well as the federal, state and local mandates regarding indoor theatrical performances. Due to the uncertainty on when indoor theatre will be able to resume, we find it necessary to announce a delay in opening our 2020/21 season until early 2021.

Additional Information:

We were unable to complete the final weekend of the run of our award winning musical PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES in March and cancelled our spring production of LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR, the final show of our 40th anniversary season.

Those who purchased tickets for PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES as well as Season Pass holders who were unable to attend a performance of it and/or the cancelled spring production should have been contacted directly regarding refunds, exchanges and other options. If we somehow overlooked contacting you, please call Deb Case, our Season Ticket Chair, at (513) 418-1644 ASAP.

It was our plan to roll over the final production of last season to open the next one, which no longer appears possible. We will not be selling season passes for 2020/21 until it can be determined when and what will be possible.

We thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate these murky waters. We will continue to assess all options and inform you of any additional changes as they occur.  Look to your email and our social media channels for future updates, and most importantly, continue to take all available precautions to stay as safe as possible during this challenging time.

For more information

  • Visit www.sunsetplayers.org
  • Facebook: @sunsetplayersorg, @ArtsCenterDunham
  • Twitter: @Sunsetplayersoh, @ArtsDunham
  • The Sunset Players

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2019-2020 Orchid Awards for Sunset Players

SSP_logoGREETINGS!

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – John Wesseling
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Nicholas Dunker
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN OTHER Original Set Art – Alexis Newman
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Deb Case & Carole Treft
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART – Nancy Anderson
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN SOUND DESIGN – Dan Hawkins
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Dan Hawkins

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES 

  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Ann Andriacco
  • EXCELLENCE IN DANCE EXECUTION – Clare Hingsbergen and Virginia Pollack
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Don Frimming
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Don Frimming and The Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN HOUSE – Cheryl Henkel
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT EXECUTION – Helen Swartwout & Ryan Gordon
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL DIRECTION – Allen Lindsey
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Allen Lindsey
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Clare Hingsbergen
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Dan Wolking
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – John Wesseling
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Virginia Pollack
  • EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE – Allen Lindsey, Dan Wolking, Jerry Yearout and John Wesseling
  • EXCELLENCE IN OTHER (Scenic Painting) – Alexis Newman & Tammy Brady
  • EXCELLENCE IN PHOTOGRAPHY – Nancy Anderson
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Dan Hawkins
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Nancy Anderson and Deb Case
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART – Nancy Anderson
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROPERTIES – Geri Wesseling and Deb Case
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – John Wesseling and Set Construction Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Geri Wesseling
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Dave Myers
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Helen Swartwout

 

 

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Country Music and Hijinks Hit the Stage at Sunset Players

SSP_The Pump Boys Takin a Break

The Pump Boys Takin’ a Break. Dan Wolking, John Wesseling & Allen Lindsey. Photo by Geri Wesseling.

CINCINNATI, OH – February 19, 2020 — Sunset Players, a Westside community theater group that performs at the Arts Center at Dunham, will be filled with country music with Pump Boys and Dinettes from March 6 through 21.

A musical comedy written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann and directed by Don Frimming, the Pump Boys sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country, and the Dinettes run the Double Cupp diner next door. With gallons of hilarity and slices of heartbreak, they perform an evening of country and western songs on guitars, piano, bass and even kitchen utensils.

For its 40th anniversary season, Sunset Players reunited the Pump Boys from their original 2001 production with two new Dinettes to round out the cast. The cast includes:

  • Dan Wolking as Jackson
  • Allen Lindsey as L.M.
  • John Wesseling as Jim
  • Eddie as Jerry Yearout
  • Clare Hingsbergen as Prudie Cupp
  • Virginia Pollack as Rhetta Cupp
SSP_Pumpboys Dining at the Double Cupp

Dining at the Double Cupp. Allen Lindsey, Clare Hingsbergen, Virginia Pollack & Dan Wolking. Photo by Geri Wesseling

Produced by special arrangements from Samuel French, Pump Boys and Dinettes performances are March 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20 and 21. All shows 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.

Tickets are $20 or $18 for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. They can be purchased online at the Sunset Players website (www.sunsetplayers.org) 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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PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Runs March 6-21

SSP_Pump Boys and Dinettes logoURGENT UPDATE FROM THE SUNSET PLAYERS
& THE ARTS CENTER AT DUNHAM
Sunset Players and the Arts Center at Dunham are monitoring federal, state and local guidelines related to the COVID-19 outbreak and group gatherings. Our top priority is to safeguard the well-being of our patrons, performers and volunteers.

At this time, all performances and community programs will continue as scheduled. While our facility is licensed for 350 attendees, our average audience size is between 40-75. To comply with Ohio’s mandate that prohibits mass gatherings of 100 or more person in a single space, the Arts Center will limit attendance to less than 75. Hand sanitizer stations are available in the facility.

If you are not able to attend a performance for which you purchased tickets, we can issue a refund or credit for attendance to a future performance or you can request your ticket purchase be used as a donation to the theater. For any refunds, credits or donations, please email us at sunset_players@yahoo.com or call us at 513-588-4988.

As the situation continues to evolve, we will keep you informed if a performance or event needs to be postponed, rescheduled or canceled.
Thanks for your ongoing support,

The Sunset Players

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES

Sunset Players Inc.
March 6-21
The Ars Center at Dunham [West Price Hill]

Directed by Don Frimming

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.

  • Fri-Sat, March 6-7 at 8pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 13-14 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 15 at 3pm
  • Thu, March 19 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 20-21 at 8pm

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Auditions Announced for Two Male Actors for LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Sunset Players

SSP_logoThe Sunset Players wrap up its special 40th anniversary season with a production of  Neil Simon’s classic LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR with performances on May 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22 and 23.

Due to unforeseen issues, two male roles need to be filled.  Auditions for these two roles will be held this Wednesday and Thursday nights (Jan. 29 & 30) at 7pm at the Arts Center at Dunham  – 1945 Dunham Way (in the Dunham recreation complex off Guerley Rd). Rehearsals start in the beginning of March.

Note: This play is a tribute to the late Mike Burke who directed Sunset’s original production 23 year ago and will be in memory of Mike. So it will be a very special run.

 Any question please contact the director, John Wesseling at johnwwesseling6@gmail.com.

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