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WORKING Runs May 3-19

TDW_Working logoWORKING
The Drama Workshop
May 3-19
Glenmore Playhouse [Cheviot]

Directed & choreographed by Amy Waldfogle
Music direction by Allen Lindsey
Produced by Mark Waldfogle

Cast: Clare Hingsbergen, Kyndra Jefferies, Cathy Judge, Garret Liette, Jazzmann McMullen, Harold Murphy, Kevin Noll, Catherine Ross, Mitch Ruth, Helen Swartwout, Jim Swartwout & Elizabeth Taylor

The hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. That the everyday lives of common men and women should be so compelling and moving will surprise and inspire anyone who has ever punched a time clock. The characters of WORKING are everybody you know! A different look at the seemingly humdrum lives of working people reveals a myriad variety of hopes, aspirations and dreams. Of course, to some, life is a Monday to Friday drudge, but to others there is great pride in their daily routine. A powerful contemporary score backed by a vital and dramatic book makes this a winner.

  • Fri-Sat, May 3-4 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 5 at 2pm
  • Fri, May 10 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 11 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Thu, May 16 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, May 17-18 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 19 at 2pm

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The Drama Workshop Closes Season with WORKING

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Garrett Liette, Cathy Judge, Mitch Ruth, Jazz McMullen, Liz Taylor and Kevin Noll play a variety of roles in The Drama Workshop’s upcoming production of WORKING, based on the book by Studs Turkel. Photo by Kristy Rucker.

The Drama Workshop concludes another great year of theatre in its home in the Cheviot business district with the classic musical WORKING from May 3rd through May 19th. Performances are at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave, Cheviot.

WORKING by Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, is based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce. It is a loving portrait of the American workday told from the perspective of those that the world so often overlooks – the schoolteacher, the housewife, the fireman and the waitress amongst many – whose life and aspirations reflect the diversity that is America. It includes a wide range of musical styles, including contributions from five-time Grammy Award winner James Taylor and Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Director Amy Waldfogle has wanted to do this show for years, and is grateful for the chance to stage it at TDW. “I love that the lyrics and the text of the monologues are all taken from real words that real people said about themselves and their job,” she explained.  “There’s a rawness and honesty that permeates every single line because it’s all real, not an author trying to present a realistic portrayal.”

Actor Clare Hingsbergen agreed. “This show does a great job at sharing stories of real people and I think people like coming to the theatre and feeling connected with the piece they are seeing. I think everyone can connect with something in this show.”

WORKING is Elizabeth Taylor’s first time performing with TDW, and says she’s enjoyed working with the diverse group of actors who bring the show to life. “These are amazing and talented people. The characters, their everyday jobs and dreams are so relatable. Anyone can find a shared experience with at least one of the characters,” she said.

WORKING is directed and choreographed by Amy Waldfogle and produced by Mark Waldfogle, with musical direction by Allen Lindsey. The rest of the creative team includes Whitney Ball, Amanda Borchers, Elaine Volker, Eric Bardes, Greg Schaper, Jason Cox, Ray Persing, and Valeria Amburgey. The cast consists of veterans from around Cincinnati: Clare Hingsbergen, Kyndra Jefferies, Cathy Judge, Garret Liette, Jazzmann McMullen, Harold Murphy, Kevin Noll, Catherine Ross, Mitch Ruth, Helen Swartwout, Jim Swartwout, and Elizabeth Taylor.

Tickets to WORKING are $18 each if ordered in advance, or $20 the day of the show. Show dates and times are May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 pm, May 5, 11, and 19 at 2 pm, and May 16 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.

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Buy a Pig and Help The Drama Workshop

MISC_Piggest Raffle logoIf you have always wanted to “buy a pig” and help your favorite charity — The Drama Workshop, of course — then I have a “deal” for you.

So before you think I am crazy, I invite you to visit the website at www.piggestraffle.com.  Read more to learn more!

At this site, you can Purchase a Pig for $5 each on behalf of one of the participating charities from the drop-down menu.  (The Drama Workshop is in the list underneath The DrangonFly Foundation).

For each Pig purchased, you have a chance to win on Flying Pig Marathon Weekend and the charity you select receives 100% of your donation!

But don’t wait — do it today!  The raffle ends on May 2nd, 2019 at 9:00 PM!  The drawing is on May 3rd.

Not only will you help The Drama Workshop out, but you have a chance to win one of several prizes!

Many, many thanks to Megan Schultheis for getting TDW on the list and to Stock Yards Bank and Trust for sponsoring the PIGGEST RAFFLE EVER!

So, go to the website and get that pig!

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Cast Announced for NANA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTThe Drama Workshop is very happy to announce the cast of NANA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS, the first show of the 2019-2020 season.

Director Judy Berrens, Producer Elaine Volker welcome Valeria Amburgey as Sylvia Charles (Nana), Tobie Braverman as Vera Walters, Samantha Morrissey Timmons as Bridget Charles, CJ Bossart as Tom O’Grady, Kent Smith as Mr. Schmidt, Stephanie Klein as Heather &  Victoria Covarrubias as Clair. Open spots include 2 UPS men and offstage voice.

The Show runs August 9-25, 2019 at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave. Cheviot Ohio 45211

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Auditions Announced for HOME BREW THEATER at The Drama Workshop

TDW_Home Brew 2019 logoThe Drama Workshop will hold open auditions for its production of HOME BREW THEATER at 6pm on Sunday, March 31 and 7pm on Monday, April 1 at The TDW ANNEX Building, 3619 Harrison Ave., Cheviot, Ohio, 45211.  (Location details below.)

HOME BREW is TDW’s annual show case of short plays by local authors, accompanied by a reception featuring beer from West Side Brewery.  HOME BREW will run the weekend of June 7-9, 2019.  This year Home Brew Theater is supported by a generous grant from Summer Fair Cincinnati.

 There are 7 directors for the 10 plays.  Auditions will be in front of the panel of directors.

 There are a variety of roles for actors of all genders and ages (except children).

Auditions will consist of cold readings from selected Home Brew short plays.  Please also prepare a one-minute monologue.  A headshot and resume are appreciated but not required. Auditions will be recorded on video for directors who can’ t be present. Videos will NOT be posted to the public.

 Please email questions to the producers at tdw.homebrew@gmail.com

The TDW Annex is located at 3619 Harrison Ave. between the “Game Time” bar and “American Trading”. The sign on the building still says “Angel’s Touch”.

 https://goo.gl/maps/G1EjSdUWPLR2

 It’s around the corner and a few doors down from the Glenmore Playhouse.  Please note that you may not park in the lot directly behind 3619 Harrison.  There should be ample street parking, or you may park in the public lot at the corner of Glenmore Ave and Gamble Ave.

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