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Auditions Announced for A CATERED AFFAIR the Musical at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTThe Drama Workshop and director Dan Maloney announce auditions for:

A Catered Affair
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and lyrics by John Bucchino

Audition Dates/Times:
2 PM Sunday, December 1st (Doors open at 1:30 PM)
7 PM Monday, December 2nd (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Location: The TDW Annex
3619 Harrison Avenue
Cheviot, OH 45211

NOTE:  Please park in the old Cappel’s lot on Gamble street and enter the annex through the back door.

Performance Dates: February 21 – March 8, 2020

A Catered Affair tells the story of a Bronx mother’s efforts to give her only daughter the elaborate wedding she never had – and the bride never asked for. In this funny, poignant and oh, so human show of love and disaffection, Harvey Fierstein’s book and John Bucchino’s score explore both our need for love and the true meaning of family. The Broadway production received 12 Drama Desk Award nominations, the most of any show of the 2007-2008 season, and was chosen as Best Musical by the New York Drama League


  • AGGIE – mother of the bride (40-60s)
  • TOM – father of the bride (40-60s)
  • JANEY – the bride
  • RALPH – the groom
  • WINSTON – uncle of the bride (40-60s)
  • MR. HALLORAN – groom’s father, doubles as SAM the cab driver
  • PASHA – neighbor, doubles as MRS. HALLORAN – groom’s mother
  • MYRA – neighbor, doubles as WEDDING DRESS SALESWOMAN
  • DOLORES – neighbor, doubles as THE CATERER
  • ALICE – Janey’s best friend, doubles as ARMY SERGANT

Need to bring 16 bars of a song that showcases your voice and sheet music.

Please use the sign-up genius at the link below to select your audition time slot.


Rehearsals will begin on or around January 6, 2020 with a possible read-through in December.

Please bring known conflicts. Headshots and resumes are appreciated but not required.

For additional information, please contact the director at maloneykd@gmail.com or the producer, Elaine Volker at eavolker@gmail.com


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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A Radio Play Runs Dec. 6-22

TDW_Its a Wonderful LifeIT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A Radio Play
The Drama Workshop
Dec. 6-22
Glenmore Playhouse [Cheviot]

  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 6-7 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 8 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 13-147 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 15 at 2pm
  • Thu, Dec. 19 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 20-21 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 22 at 2pm

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2020-2021 Season Announced by The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTThe Drama Workshop is happy to announce the following slate of plays and musicals that will grace the Glenmore Playhouse stage from August of 2020 until June of 2021.

BRIGHT STAR, a musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
August 7-23, 2020
Directed by Dennis Murphy

ABIGAIL, 1702 by Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa
October 9-25, 2020
Directed by Amanda Borchers

THE WINTER WONDERETTES, a musical by Roger Bean
December 4 – 20, 2020
Directed by Linda Abbott

February 21 – March 14, 2021
Directed by Becky Collins

MAKING GOD LAUGH by Sean Grennan
May 9 -23, 2021
Directed by Michael Morehead

June 12-14, 2021
Directors tbd

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BLITHE SPIRIT Runs Oct. 11-27

TDW_Blithe Spirit logoBLITHE SPIRIT
The Drama Workshop
Oct. 11-27
Glenmore Playhouse [Cheviot]

Directed by Gina Kleesattel

Cast: Lindsay Pullum  as Edith, Elizabeth Beatty as Ruth Condomine, Lon Nease as Charles Condomine, Joe Ward as Dr. Bradman, Rusty Lacey as Mrs. Bradman, Torie Pate as Madame Arcati & Betsy Bossart as Elvira

BLITHE SPIRIT concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’s marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.

  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 11-12 at 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 13 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 18-19 at 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 20 at 2pm
  • Thu, Oct. 24 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 25-26 at 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 27 at 2pm

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The Drama Workshop Opens its 65th Season with NANA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS

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Bridget gets more than she bargained for when she moves in with her Nana in this hilarious farce. Tobie Braverman as Vera, Valeria Amburgey as Nana & Samantha Morrisey Timmons as Bridget. Photo by Elaine Volker image.

(Cheviot, Ohio) The Drama Workshop is gearing up for its 65th season of award-winning theatre with the hilarious comedy, Nana’s Naughty Knickers. The show runs from August 9rd through August 25th. Performances are at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave, Cheviot.

Bridget and her grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling handmade naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five-borough area! Mix in a landlord looking for any excuse to evict Nana from her rent-controlled apartment and a rookie policeman who’s taken with the lovely Bridget, and you have a recipe for an evening of non-stop laughter.

Valeria Amburgey plays Sylvia Charles, and says the strength of the character appealed to her. “All too often, older women are portrayed as frail, senile and weak.  Sylvia may be “old” in terms of the calendar,” she says. “But that young salesgirl still lives strong within her. Her spunkiness and sassiness keep her young in heart and spirit.”

This is Samantha Timmon’s first time on TDW’s stage, and says that the most challenging part is learning not to laugh at the hilarious actors all around her. “Nana’s Naughty Knickers is a hoot, and I am constantly entertained. I can’t wait to show it to our audiences!”

Tobie Braverman is a long-time TDW member, and agreed with Samantha’s take on the show. “Rehearsals for this show have been so much fun because the script is just laugh-out-loud funny. It is incredibly rewarding to hear a whole room of people laugh at something you say or do on stage.”

Nana’s Naughty Knickers is directed by Judy Barrens and produced by Elaine Volker. Cassie Stevens is the stage manager, leading a creative team composed of Dennis Murphy, Greg Schaper, Eric Bardes, Jason Cox, Sharon Buchtman, Vickie Rafferty, Clint Bramkamp, Wendy Williams, Lisa Wilsey, and Jessie Faye. The cast consists of veterans from around Cincinnati: Valeria Amburgey, C.J. Bossart, Tobie Braverman, Victoria Covarrubias, Nicholas Dunker, Stephanie Klein, Earl Lehkamp, Kent Smith, and Samantha Timmons.

Tickets for Nana’s Naughty Knickers are $18 each if ordered in advance, or $20 the day of the show. Show dates and times are August 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8 pm, August 11, 18, and 25 at 2 pm, and August 22 at 7:30 pm. Shows frequently sell out, and reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets can be ordered through The Drama Workshop’s ticket line at 513.598.8303, or ordered online via the TDW website at www.thedramaworkshop.org.

THE DRAMA WORKSHOP was founded in 1954. TDW is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to advancing education and promotion of the theatrical arts. The Drama Workshop is widely recognized as one of greater Cincinnati’s most accomplished community theater organizations, garnering dozens of awards annually from the Association of Community Theatres of Greater Cincinnati. TDW’s 2019 production of “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” was selected to represent the Southwest Ohio region at the Ohio Community Theatre Association annual conference. TDW was also honored to represent the state of Ohio at the 2013 and 2017 American Association of Community Theatre regional conferences. The Drama Workshop has been recognized by the Cincinnati Preservation Association for their efforts to rehabilitate the former Glenmore Bowl into The Glenmore Playhouse. Prospective members, and individuals or businesses interested in becoming involved or in helping advance TDW’s mission are encouraged to contact the group through our website at www.thedramaworkshop.org, or by phone at 513-598-8303.

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