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GREETINGS! Runs Sept. 6-21

SSP_Greetings logoGREETINGS!
Sunset Players
Sept. 6-21
Arts Center at Dunham [West Price Hill]

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.

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

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2018-2019 Orchid Awards for Sunset Players

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  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Jan Yearout and Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN HOUSE – Cheryl Henkel
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Missi Malone
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT EXECUTION – Missi Malone and Carole Treft
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL DIRECTION – Allen Lindsey
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Aubrey Wilson
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Brenden Blackburn
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Janey Elliott
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Joy Rolland-Oba
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Kevin Bell
  • EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE – Allen Lindsey, Lisa Holt, Chuck Kleesattel, Michael Ragan, Alynn Rousselle, Jim Swartwout
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Amelia Burke
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Nancy Anderson and Deb Case
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Jerry Yearout
  • EXCELLENCE IN SOUND DESIGN – Eric Bardes
  • EXCELLENCE IN SOUND EXECUTION – Eric Bardes

SHERWOOD: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Heather Pfeiffer
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Matt Hannifin
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Nick Dunker
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Victoria Kirby-Schwarber
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Dennis Murphy and the Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Nancy Anderson, Deb Case and Carrie Mees
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART – Nancy Anderson
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE COMBAT – Matt Hannifin

SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Becky Cole
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Cathy Woodruff
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Denise A. Schnieders
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Jan Yearout, Elaine Michael
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – The Futrelle Sisters (Erin Marie Schwartz, Becky Cole, Denise A. Schnieders and Jeri Nakamura)
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY – Nancy Anderson

YOU’VE CAUGHT US IN OUR SHORTS FOR THE SIXTH TIME

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Kaitrin McCoy
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Denise A. Schnieders, Dan Maloney and Meagan Blasch
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Amelia Burke and John Wesseling
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Nancy Anderson, Deb Case & Carrie Mees
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART – Nancy Anderson

 

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Auditions Announced for GREETINGS! at Sunset Players

SSP_logoSunset Players will hold open auditions for GREETINGS! on Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30 from 7-9 pm at The Art Center at Dunham at 1945 Dunham Way, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Written by Tom Dudzick and produced by special arrangements with Samuel French, Andy has a sweet Catholic mother, a sour Catholic father and an intellectually disabled younger brother named Mickey. When he brings his Jewish atheist fiancé to meet the folks on Christmas Eve, his worst fears about family blow-ups are realized. But when Mickey, whose entire vocabulary has been limited to “oh boy” and “wow” suddenly spouts the word “Greetings!”, the entire family’s belief system is turned upside down. For it seems an ancient, wise and witty spirit who is set upon healing the family’s wounds has borrowed Mickey’s body.

Directed by Dennis Murphy, show dates for GREETINGS! are September 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, October 3, 4 and 5, 2019.The cast consists of:

  • Two men playing 30s
  • One woman playing 30s
  • One man playing 60s
  • One woman playing 50s to 60s

Auditions will involve cold readings from the script. If you cannot make the audition dates and are interested in a role, contact Dennis Murphy at durfsworld@yahoo.com to schedule an alternate audition.

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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Final FREE Family Fun Performance of 2018-19 Season

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Photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

Five Little Monkeys Jump into the Arts Center of Dunham’s Free Family Fun Event

CINCINNATI, OH – April 23, 2019 — Courtesy of a grant from Price Hill Arts CAT and Price Hill Will, the Free Family Fun Series at the Arts Center at Dunham monkeys around with Ernie Nolan’s adaptation of Eileen Chistelow’s children’s book series, Five Little Monkeys. on Saturday, May 18 at 2 pm.

From shopping to baking to jumping on the bed, these five little monkey siblings are getting into some trouble! This spring, Playhouse presents its final Off the Hill touring show performed by the Bruce E. Doyle Acting Intern company.

When Christelow was taught an old nursery rhyme that her daughter learned in preschool — “Five little monkeys jumping on the bed, one fell off and bumped her head” — she thought that it would create a nice picture book. Twelve years later, after becoming an author and illustrator, she revisited the idea for a new project. With the remarkable success of Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, Christelow expanded the story into a best-selling children’s book series where the treasured monkey siblings get into all kinds of mischief.

Audiences will love tagging along for the wild adventures of this adorable monkey family, including the stories: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake, Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree, and Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping.

Nolan’s script integrates plot lines from four of the ten monkey books while also preserving its witty cumulative verse. From baking cakes to sitting in trees, or going shopping and jumping on beds, Nolan gives distinct personality traits to each monkey sibling which only heightens the hilarity of their ongoing mishaps.

Under the direction of Brian Robinson, the Playhouse’s production of Five Little Monkeys brings the storybook to life with a whimsical set by Playhouse Scenic Artist Kenton Brett and a frenetic soundscape by Sound Designer Trey Tatum. Audiences will love the technical magic of an exploding birthday cake and snapping jaws of a crocodile. Brett designed the oven with a trick door that allows a cake to go in, and then with a simple flick, the stove bursts open to reveal an exploded cake inside.

“Thematically, Five Little Monkeys celebrates the innocence and discovery in the wonders of childhood,” explains Playhouse Director of Education and Community Engagement Daunielle Rasmussen. “The monkeys have a curiosity and an excitement for learning. While it gets the monkeys into trouble, there is an earnestness and beauty to their childlike spirit.”

Five Little Monkeys is recommended for children ages 3 and up and runs approximately 50 to 60 minutes. The Playhouse’s production will travel to community centers throughout the Greater Cincinnati area from April 5 through May 19. Visit cincyplay.com for information about all Off the Hill dates and locations.

Five Little Monkeys is the last production in the 2018 – 2019 Off the Hill series. Support of Off the Hill touring plays is provided The John C. Griswold Foundation and KeyBank. 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.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of almost 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation.

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 Dunham Recreation Complex. See what is happening at the Arts Center at Dunham on Facebook.

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SHERWOOD: The Adventures of Robin Hood Runs May 3-18

SSP_Sherwood logoSHERWOOD: The Adventures of Robin Hood
Sunset Players
May 3-18
Arts Center at Dunham [West Price Hill]

Directed by Dennis Murphy
Produced by John Wesseling

Cast: Nicholas Dunker as Robin of Locksley, Victoria Kirby-Schwarber as Marion, Matt Hannifin as Sir Guy, Kent Smith as Sheriff of Nottingham, Mitchell Worden as Prince John/King Richard, Russ Smith as Friar Tuck, Thurman Allen as Little John & Heather Pfeiffer as Deorwynn

A greedy prince has taken control of England, and it is up to the dashing outlaw Robin Hood to save the day. Join up and take aim with Robin and his band of Merry Men—and women— as they champion the underdog and fight for justice. Laughs, romance and plenty of arrows fly in this all-out comic adventure.

  • Fri-Sat, May 3-4 at 8pm
  • Fri-Sat, May 10-11 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 12 at 3pm
  • Thu, May 16 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, May 17-18 at 8pm

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