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THE LAST FIVE YEARS Runs Oct. 1-9

VP_The Last Five Years logoTHE LAST FIVE YEARS
Village Players
Oct. 1-9
[Fort Thomas]

Directed by Nathan Henegar
Music/Vocal Direction by Allen Lindsey
Produced by Jen Fischer Davis

Cast: Amanda Marasch as Cathy & Jon Scheiding as Jamie

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 1-2 at 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 3 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, Oct. 7-9 at 8pm

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Cast Announced for DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW at Village Players

VP_new logoVillage Players is excited to announce the cast of our Christmas production, DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten!

It’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity. You’ll swear this family-friendly Jones/Hope/Wooten Christmas comedy is more fun than a joyride in a one-horse open sleigh!

Cast:

  • Trina – Laura Berkemeier
  • Binky – Kenneth Klem
  • Cuddles – Amy Sullivan
  • Hoyt – Michael Ireland
  • Donna Jo – Dava Lynn
  • Aunt Ennis – Cathy Lutts
  • Aunt Della – Tobie Braverman
  • Ainsley – Wayne Kirsch
  • Lenora – Cheryl Eresman
  • Paulette – Erin Marie Schwartz
  • Twink – Peggy Allen
  • Honey Raye – Angela Klocke Forbes
  • Frankie – Amy Grace Curtis
  • Raynerd – Chris Bishop
  • Rhonda Lynn – Megan Schultheis

Director – Dan Maloney
Stage Manager – Sara Briggs

Performance Dates: December 3-5 & 9-11, 2021

Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=125797

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Actors Needed for ON THE ROAD TO NOWHERE at Village Players

VP_new logoVillage Players of Fort Thomas needs a few additional actors for its upcoming production, “On the Road to Nowhere: 6 new plays about summer plans, places, and problems.”

  • 2 men, 20s-30s
  • 1 woman, any age
Director Greg Hatfield is looking to cast each actor in two of the 10-minute plays.
Show dates are Aug. 20, 21, and 22. Rehearsals start next week (or as soon as we can “onboard” you!) and will be minimal.
Scripts are written by local playwrights Bill Brohaugh and Lisa Holt, Roger Collins, A.K. Forbes, Bill McCann, Judy Sceifres, and Eric Thomas.
To check out a script or for more information, contact Greg at greghatfield@yahoo.com. This is a great, fun way to dip your toe back into live theater waters! Join us!

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Auditions Announced for DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW at Village Players

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It’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity. You’ll swear this family-friendly Jones/Hope/Wooten Christmas comedy is more fun than a joyride in a one-horse open sleigh!

Directed by Dan Maloney

Audition Dates:

  • Sunday, July 11 at 2pm
  • Monday, July 12 at 7pm

Location: 8 N. Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY

Performance Dates: December 3-5 & 9-11, 2021

DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW features four short stories about Christmas. Rehearsal commitment for each story will be similar to a one-act play. Rehearsals will be scheduled around cast conflicts. Cast members must be available for Tech Week starting Sunday, November 28th and for all performances. Physical performers encouraged. Director is seeking a large and diverse cast.

Characters
Special note about casting: Ages listed are suggested. Characters may be played by older or younger performers for comedic effect. Physical performers encouraged. Director is seeking a large and diverse cast.

  • Trina Walcott – Innkeeper; bright and bubbly; only character in every scene
  • Mr. Boykin – Offstage voice; downbeat and petulant guest; never seen
  • Lou Ida – Offstage voice; surly housekeeper; never seen
  • Cuddles – 40s – 50s; matronly; dresses like Mrs. Santa Claus
  • Binky – 40s – 50s; spry and energetic; dresses like one of Santa’s elves
  • Hoyt Ledford – 40s – 50s; an anxious man with an agenda
  • Donna Jo Austin – Late 40s; brash and spunky
  • Aunt Ennis Puckett – 80s; curmudgeonly and sharp-tongued
  • Aunt Della Crowder – 80s; feisty and sweet faced
  • Ainsley Danforth – 50s – 60s; a pompous, overly dramatic actor; wears a hooded cape
  • Lenora Benedict – 50s – 60s; a self-involved prima donna; also wears a hooded cape
  • Paulette Coogan – 40s; blunt, humorless stage/road manager; wears a small boy’s period outfit
  • Twink Futrelle – 50s; determined and practical
  • Honey Raye Futrelle – 50s; sexy and vivacious
  • Raynerd Chisum – 40s; uncomplicated and childlike
  • Frankie Futrelle – 50; sensible and down to earth
  • Rhonda Lynn Lampley – 50s; spunky and saucy; has a case of the gout

About the Auditions
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring known conflicts. Head shots and resumes are appreciated but not required.

For more information or to see a copy of the script, contact director Dan Maloney at maloneykd@gmail.com.

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2021-2022 Season Announced by Village Players

VP_Outdoor AwningVILLAGE PLAYERS OF FORT THOMAS ANNOUNCES
2021-2022 MAINSTAGE SEASON, LIVE AND IN-PERSON!

 June 16, 2021, Fort Thomas, KY— Village Players of Fort Thomas is thrilled to announce its live and in-person 2021-22 mainstage season, a collection of popular, crowd-pleasing shows beautifully balanced by light-hearted humor and sentimentality. The season opens with the previously-scheduled-but-Covid-cancelled musical The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown, and there’s a bonus with this show: the first twenty patrons to use the code welcomeback will receive half off their second ticket! 

Village Players Vice President and play reading committee member Angela Klocke Forbes explains the process behind the selections. “We approached this ‘return-to-the-theater’ season by asking ourselves, ‘What have we missed most about live theater?’ And the answer we came up with, in a nutshell, was celebration—that uplifting feeling you have after the curtain falls on a show that was just simply special,” she says. “With that in mind, we chose shows that are sure to leave audiences feeling good, whether through comedy or music or heart.”

Village Players’ 2021-22 Season 

October 1-3 & 7-9, 2021
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by Jason Robert Brown
Courtesy of Music Theatre International
Directed by Nathan Henegar

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

December 3-5 & 9-11, 2021
DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Courtesy of Dramatists Play Service
Directed by Dan Maloney

It’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity. You’ll swear this family-friendly Jones/Hope/Wooten Christmas comedy is more fun than a joyride in a one-horse open sleigh!

February 25-27 & March 3-5, 2022
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
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Courtesy of Dramatists Play Service
Directed by Greg Hatfield

At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it’s not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. You Can’t Take It With You is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy. 

April 29-May 1 & May 5-7, 2022
SYLVIA by A.R. Gurney
Courtesy of Dramatists Play Service
Directed by Steven Ducker

Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.

Season packages include all four shows for a discounted rate of $60 per person. Individual show tickets are $20. Purchase season packages or individual show tickets online now at villageplayers.org.  

Village Players of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, is a vibrant community theatre that has produced plays and musicals for more than 50 years. Performing in an intimate space, you will feel like you are part of the action, sitting inches from the actors on three sides of the stage. We strive to appeal to a broad audience, producing three main-stage shows of varying styles and a children’s show each winter. Village Players is a member of the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT), Association of Community Theatres Cincinnati (ACT), Ohio Community Theatre Association (OCTA), and the Kentucky Theatre Association (KTA).

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