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Cast Announced for GODSPELL at Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactDirector Melodee Bass announces the cast of XACT’s upcoming production of GODSPELL.

Running June 4-13, the cast includes:

  • Gilmer – Sarah Bortz
  • Herb – Lachlan O’Neill
  • Jeffrey – Ryan Hester
  • Jesus – Bradley Scearce
  • Joanne – Gabrielle Witherspoon
  • Judas – Brady Oder
  • Lamar – Matthew Clifton
  • Peggy – Angela Riley
  • Robin – Emry Acton
  • Robin – Julie Hauwiller
  • Sonia – Abbey McBee

Directed by Melodee Bass, assisted by Kirk Bass, with music direction by Chris Roden and choreographed by Amanda Bass.

For more information visit www.xeniaact1.org

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Neil Simon’s RUMORS Runs March 5-7

XACT_Rumors logoNeil Simon’s RUMORS
Xenia Area Community Theatre
March 5-7
Sorg Theater [Hamilton]

Directed by Carter Hume

Charlie and Myra’s ten-year anniversary party does not go quite as planned. Chris and Ken Gorman discover Charlie unconscious with a gunshot wound upstairs and Myra is nowhere to be found. In order to avoid a scandal, they attempt to cover up the mysterious incidents from the rest of the guests, but everyone jumps to their own conclusion and it turns into a farcical he said she said where nothing adds up. Don’t miss this thrilling play that will keep you guessing until the very end, live on the Sorg stage!

  • Fri-Sat, March 5-6 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, March 7 at 3pm

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BEYOND GLORY Runs Feb. 12-13

XACT_Beyond Glory Sorg logoBEYOND GLORY
Xenia Area Community Theatre
Feb. 12-13
Sorg Opera House [Middletown]

In Stephen Lang’s theatrical adaptation of Larry Smith’s book Beyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words, Lang presents the stories of eight veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, rendering firsthand accounts of the actions which resulted in each of them receiving the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor. BEYOND GLORY gathers these men together in the present to look back on the defining moments of their lives and to examine the meaning of courage, duty, and, ultimately, humility. Includes wine.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 12-13 at 7:30pm

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Auditions Announced for GODSPELL at Xenia Area Community Theatre

xact2/15 – yeah, we know, it’s SNOWING … but we want to do GODSPELL auditions tonight at 7pm! Feel free to TEXT co director Kirk Bass at 937-902-2842 before you head out to confirm. If you live a bit farther outside Xenia, remember we have auditions tomorrow night too!

Auditions and rehearsals will be held with safety precautions in mind.  All will wear masks and social distance as appropriate.  Singing, dancing and acting will take place in separate areas to allow proper distancing, until further into the rehearsal process.  Hand sanitizer will be available for all cast and crew.

Auditions for GODSPELL will take place Monday and Tuesday, February 15 & 16 at 7pm at  X-Act. Callbacks are Wed, Feb. 18.

Directed by Kirk & Melodee Bass

Cast Requirements (All the following roles are open.)

  • Jeffrey
  • Lamar
  • Herb
  • Judas
  • Jesus 
  • Robin
  • Joanne
  • Peggy
  • Sonia
  • Gilmer
  • Possibly up to 3 extra roles

Audition Requirements:

  • Cold reading from script, singing and dancing for all auditionees
  • Dance will be taught at auditions.
  • Each auditionee will sing one song of their choice … songs from GODSPELL are fine. This can be done a Capella or with piano accompaniment (which will be available)

Questions? Email director Melodee Kirk at kirkmel@msn.com.

Performances are June 4-13 at Sorg Opera House in Middletown.

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Auditions Announced for SEE HOW THEY RUN at Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactSEE HOW THEY RUN is a fast paced comedy/farce about a young vicar’s wife who is trying to fit into a small, tightly-knit town. Set in the background of World War II, things go awry when a pompous church matron comes calling unannounced and a male friend from the vicar’s wife’s past comes to visit, the bishop (the wife’s uncle) shows up early, and an escaped Russian convict hides in the house. Throw in another vicar and a witty maid, who is a little off, and you have a hilarious comedy.

Auditions for SEE HOW THEY RUN will take place Monday and Tuesday, February 22 and 23 at 6:30 p.m. at  X-Act

Directed by Richard Lee Waldeck, this British comedy is set in the idyllic village of Merton-cum-Middlewick, England during the 1940s. It’s World War II, and the village inhabitants are preparing themselves for the imminent threat of Nazi invasion. Meanwhile, resident spinster, Miss Skillon, becomes convinced that her beloved vicar’s actress wife is having an affair and attempts to expose her. Add an escaped Russian prisoner of war, a handsome actor, the visiting Bishop of Lax, a rotund locum priest and some meddling neighbors and hilarious confusion and mayhem result!

Casting needs for SEE HOW THEY RUN are six men and three women ages 18 and up. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script using Standard English, Cockney, and Russian dialects. Those auditioning for the roles of Penelope and Clive will be asked to sing a portion of “Some Day I’ll Find You” from the script. All roles are available. Crew positions are also available, including Props Coordinator, Costumer &  Set Decor.

Performances will take place April 17th & 18th at The Historic Sorg Opera House.

For more information, contact the Director at Richard.Lee.Waldeck@gmail.com

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