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Non-Union Talent Wanted for Local Video Shoot

MISC_Casting call2Empower Media Marketing is looking for non-union talent to be featured in an instructional video. The talent can be male or female, ideally between 30-40 years old, but must be non-union. Shoot timing will likely be the week of August 23 and talent would only be needed for about a half day. There is budget for payment.

If available and interested, please email Natalie Baer at Natalie.baer@empowermm.com by this Friday, July 30th with a recent headshot and resume.

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URGENT: Volunteer Performers Needed for Evening Variety Show Sat April 10th

MISC_Casting call2Looking for several “acts” to fill out a 30-minute vaudeville style variety show (with a little burlesque sprinkled in), with acts from 1920’s -1940’s . Singers (soloists, duos, barbershop etc), dancers (Ballroom, burlesque, etc) , juggler, magician, or anything else appropriate for adult entertainment etc.  Performance will occur as entertainment while desert is served for annual ball of local charitable organization.  Anticipate approximately 200 attendees.

Acts scheduled to date average 4-7 minutes in length. Need 2-3 more acts. Know it’s late, but if you’re a performer suffering withdrawal and need to get in front of a live crowd, please contact me ASAP!  Karaoke King with killer Louie Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Sinatra or Dean Martin? Bessie Smith, Kate Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Andrews Sisters or any number of femme fatals from those decades? Time is of the essence. All we need is you/your small group and sheet music for piece you’d sing, dance or perform to as it will be played live by the band (7 piece orchestra).  Hoping to avoid need for sound system and recording devices to play tracks. 

Event is at Hotel in Sharonville and performance will occur in 7:30 – 8:30 pm range.  Live band.  3 short rehearsals prior to event. All need not be attended. Final organizational meeting Thursday, April 1st 6:30pm at Arts Center at Dunham.  Rehearsal with band Tuesday and Wednesday evening, April 6th and 7th.  Exact time and location TBD.

If able to  join with other local performers volunteering their time and talent, please contact Carrie Mees ASAP at clmees@fuse.net or 513-295-8727 (text or call).

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INNOVAtheatre’s Musical Production of DADDY LONG LEGS Opens This Weekend

INNOVA_Daddy Long Legs PromoDaddy Long Legs is a musical with a book by John Caird, and music and lyrics by Paul Gordon. It is based on the 1912 novel of the same name by Jean Webster. Set in turn-of-the-century New England, the musical tells the story of orphan Jerusha Abbott of the John Grier Home and her mysterious benefactor who agrees to send her to college–who she dubs “Daddy Long Legs” after seeing his elongated shadow. Under the conditions of her benefactor, Jerusha sends him a letter once a month, describing her new-found experiences with life outside the orphanage. Join us for a magical escape into a beautiful love story all about the transformative powers of connection. It’s a show you don’t want to miss! 

There will also be an opportunity to virtually meet the original Jerusha, Megan McGinnis, and her husband, Adam Halpin, who played her Jervis in the BroadwayHD stream! They will be doing a talkback after Friday night’s performance. 

Starring: Bonnie Emmer as Jerusha & J. Farley Norman as Jervis
Directed by Jacqlyn Schott
Produced by Denise A. Schnieders
Music Direction by Matthew Nassida
Choreography by Emily C. Brinkman

For show and talkback tickets, please visit www.INNOVAtheatre.com.

For 3/5-3/7: the performances will have very limited in-person tickets but will have plenty of live-stream ticketing! 
For 3/12-3/14: Tickets are for the Pre-Recorded stream. 

Thank you for supporting the arts and our community during these unprecedented times! We acknowledge they have affected people differently; there will be a reduced fee streaming option for those who are facing financial hardship. If able to pay full price for a streaming ticket, please support our organization by doing so. Please also feel free to add an additional streaming ticket should more people be watching the show with you. Thank you again and enjoy the show!

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FLY BABIES Zoom Reading on Feb. 6

BPI_logoBeechmont Players is holding another ZOOM play reading on SATURDAY afternoon, February 6th from 2-4pm.(Our usual Sunday afternoon performance time was pre-empted by the Superbowl!)  It is a historical drama by playwright Rusty Harding.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81577577233?pwd=a09xT2hQTStYUjZJMFNOUDg4b1FRQT09

ZOOM readings aren’t the same as live, but they provide a great chance to experience unknown shows, practice your acting skills, and socialize with your theater buddies.  And we hope they’ll be a reminder of why we started working with Beechmont Players in the first place!

FLY BABIES
1943. WWII is raging.  Five young American women, all qualified pilots, lend their skills to the newly created Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs); Dotty, the wide-eyed farm girl; Peggy, the spoiled heiress; Pauline, the seasoned barnstormer; Hazel, the Asian-American who has already witnessed the horrors of war; and Mazy, the African-American who is fighting her own war against prejudice.  All five come together on the desolate plains of West Texas, where they experience the challenge, the triumphs, and the tragedies of serving their country on the home front.  And where they quickly discover that not all battles are fought overseas…

The cast for FLY BABIES is:

  • Teresa Knauer – Old Dorothy “Dotty” Lewis—age 80+
  • Jen Davis – Young Dorothy “Dotty” Moore—age 20-25
  • Nisrene Langenna – Lucy Powell—age 20-25 (Dorothy’s great-granddaughter)
  • Susan Smith – Mazy Buford—age 25-30, African-American.
    Doubles Diane Greely, age 20-25, Mazy’s granddaughter
  • Erin Marie Schwartz – Pauline Yates—age 30-35
    Doubles Nurse—age 30-35
  • Carrie Knauer – Hazel Ying—age 25-30, Asian-American
  • Lacey Prewitt Parsons – Peggy Taylor—age 20-25
  • Mary Anne Fagel – Jackie Cochran—age 35-40 (Leader of the WASPs)
  • James Christian Jr. – Sergeant “Louie” Lewis—age 20-25
  • Tim Rogers – Captain John Whitaker—age 25-35
  • Peter Weiglin – Colonel Thomas Evans—age 50-60

Note that some actors are playing ethnic or cultural stereotypes which are not the same as their own.  Many of the attitudes may seem artificial or offensive to our modern sensibilities.  That’s why they call it acting!  

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THE BOARDER Available Through Feb. 13

EP_logoAvailable now until February 13, see the talented cast of THE BOARDER, written and directed by Lynne Aronson and produced by Equality Productions.

What happens when two sisters, who live together, start running out of money? Well, they rent a room to a boarder. Tune into the story of the Caldwell Sisters, Olga, the mysterious boarder, and her cat Grishakins.

The talented actors who volunteered their talents to raise money are:

  • Announcer: Michael Sharon
  • Cindy Caldwell: Debra Kirkby
  • Commercial announcer: Teresa Benyo-Marzullo
  • Karen: Linda Roll
  • Olga: Marcha Hunley
  • Postman/Telephone Installer: Mark Aronson

TO RECEIVE THE YOUTUBE LINK for the recording, send a donation to the Paypal email address: equalityprodutionscincy@gmail.com. The suggested donation is $5. In return, you will receive a link to the 20-minute recording. If you do not have a Paypal account, email us for an alternate donation method.

Donations will be divided among three organizations:

  1. OCTA – The organization promotes excellence and creativity in live theatre and to promote live theatre.
  2. TDW – Cincinnati’s own The Drama Workshop
  3. The Heights Arts Initiative – The Cleveland-based organization presents music and theater and supports social justice.

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