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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!

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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Job Openings at Educational Theatre Association

EdTA_logoEducational Theatre Association (EdTA), has 3 full-time and one temporary positions currently open. Brief descriptions of each job are included below along with a link to our website to view the full descriptions and apply.

We value a diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, people of color, LBGTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign born residents, and veterans to apply. For more information, visit: https://www.schooltheatre.org/about/mission/diversity.

Current Openings:

Project Services Associate to provide project and administrative support to our internal departments for their various ad hoc or ongoing projects, member events, special programs, meetings and activities.  Requires strong administrative and/or project support experience and customer service focus.  Must be an organizer and multi-tasker with excellent time management skills.  This position is currently remote but would be onsite in the future.  Click here for detailed description and to apply: https://careers.schooltheatre.org/jobs/14337045

Events Associate – Temporary to support registration and administrative tasks for the International Thespian Festival, the country’s premier teen theatre festival, taking place June 22-25, 2021. This temporary position will generally work Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; applicants must have a flexible schedule for evenings and weekends periodically as needed, but especially during the event. The engagement is expected to last through the end of June. Requires customer service focus and experience working in customer relationship management (CRM) systems and/or event registration systems.  Experience with virtual event platforms and/or event production is a plus.  Fully remote is possible for this position.  Click here for detailed description and to apply: https://careers.schooltheatre.org/jobs/14347384

Content and Marketing Director to lead strategy and execution for multiple communication channels to maximize engagement, impact, and revenue.  Must be a strategic brand expert, creative thinker, exceptional communicator, and an effective manager of people, with a proven track record in digital content and marketing. Fully remote is possible for this position.  Click here for detailed description and to apply: https://careers.schooltheatre.org/jobs/14333061

Content Manager for day-to -day management of content on Schooltheatre.orgDramatics.org, and Educationaltheatrefoundation.org. This position also executes our paid and organic social media strategy and develops content for audience development, marketing, and member engagement. Responsibilities include content creation/acquisition, digital publishing and freelancer management. Fully remote is possible for this position.  Click here for detailed description and to apply: https://careers.schooltheatre.org/jobs/14336909

About Us:  The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is an international nonprofit association with more than 120,000 active members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education: honoring student achievement in theatre; supporting teachers by providing professional development, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills.  EdTA is the home of the International Thespian Society, an honorary organization established at nearly 5,000 schools, that has inducted more than 2.4 million theatre students since its founding in 1929. EdTA also produces the International Thespian Festival and publishes Dramatics magazine online for high school theatre students, and Teaching Theatre, an online journal for theatre education professionals.  The Educational Theatre Foundation is the philanthropic arm of EdTA.

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