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2014-2015 Season

Inherit the Wind
by Jerome Lawrence and 
Robert Edwin Lee
September 26-28 & October 2-4
dir. Fred Hunt

A Charlie Brown Christmas/A Suessified Christmas Carol
by Charles M. Schulz
December 5-7 & 12-13
dir. Karen Vanover

Stanton's Garage
by Joan Ackermann
February 20-22, 26-28 & March 1, 6-7
dir. Dee Dunn

The Awesome 80's Prom
Special Two Night Performance
Friday, February 6th and Saturday, February 7th, 2015  Proceeds from this production will be combined with a generous grant from SummerFair to improve climate controls in our theater. 

Music/lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John Michael-Tebelak
April 10-12, 17-19 & 23-25
dir. Judy Berners


Call for 2015-2016 Directors

CenterStage Players is now accepting applications for Directors in our 2015-2016 season.

Generally, CenterStage Players (OH) produce 3-4 shows a year,
which have been performed at the North College Hill City Center in Cincinnati, OH. 

Interested applicants should send information to Trisha Cooper, Vice-President of Production before the deadline of November 17th, 2014. The CenterStage Board will schedule interviews with applicants in early January 2015.
You may submit more than one show, but please be advised, you will only have a half hour to discuss your submissions.
Please respond to this notice by e-mail to centerstageplayersinc@yahoo.com, or by snail mail:

Attn: Trisha Cooper
6161 Indian Trail
West Chester, Ohio 45069

Please include the following information with your response. 

1. Your theatrical resume and contact information.

2. List any production or technical crew persons that work with you on a regular basis.

3. List a play you would like to direct and please answer the following questions:

What technical issues does the show present, and how would you resolve them?

Are there any foreseen casting difficulties with the show? How would you over-come them?

What draws you, as a director, to want to work on this show?
What would make somebody want to see this show? 

4. One copy of the script (s) so that the CenterStage Board can read through it before your interview. We prefer to received scripts electronically if possible. If this is not possible, please ensure the script is one easily available, e.g. at the public library.

Upcoming Auditions

Auditions for A Charlie Brown Christmas/A Suessified Christmas Carol and Godspell!
See below for more information...

Christmas program of two one-acts, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “A Seussified Christmas Carol” Sunday September 7th, 2014 3-5pm and Monday September 8th, 2014 6:30-8:30pm at the North College Hill City Center 1500 Galbraith Road, Cincinnati 45224. 

Auditions will consist of reading from the script, some movement and group singing. Bring a list of conflicts. Call backs will be on Tuesday September 9, 2014 6:30-8pm.

Production dates: Dec. 4-7 and 12-13. Rehearsals will start in October. No rehearsals the week of Thanksgiving.

We are looking for actors of all genders, ethnicities, sizes, shapes, ages 6-96 and types. All you need is a willingness to play and a lack of preconceived ideas to portray these whimsical, cartoon and reimagined characters. Questions? Contact the director, Karen Vanover at karenmdv@aol.com, subject line-Auditions.

Cast of Characters for A Charlie Brown Christmas:
Charlie Brown
Pig Pen

Cast of Characters for A Seussified Christmas Carol:
Narrators 1&2
Jake Marley
The Scrooge
Bob Cratchit
Be-Headed Fred
Solicitors 1&2
The Ghost of Christmas Past
Young Scrooge
Belle’s Husband
The Ghost of Christmas Present
Mrs. Cratchit
Timmy Loo Hoo
Bed-Headed Fred’s Wife
Voices at Party 1,2,3 & 4
Sven (The Ghost of Christmas Future-non-speaking)
A Boy
A Maid
Old Fezzwig (Non-speaking)

Sunday, September 14 at 1pm
Monday, September 15 at 7:00 pm
Possible Call Backs Thursday, September 18 at 7:00pm

North College Hill City Center 1500 Galbraith Road, Cincinnati 45231
Creative Team:
Director: Judy Berrens
Musical/Vocal Director: Dennis Betz
Choreographer: Karen Vanover
Producer: Dee Dunn

Audition Details:
- Audition sign-ups via Sign-up Genius is preferred, but not required. Walk-Ins will be taken during the next available time slot:

-Time slot is for vocal audition time, performers will need to stay for dance and improvisation.

- 16 bars of your best up-tempo song. Bring sheet music as an accompanist will be provided. Please no a capella songs or CDs. 

- Be prepared to do a dance audition and show your improvisational acting skills (dress comfortably).

- Show dates: April 10,11,12,17,18,19,23,24, & 25, 2015. Rehearsals will begin in February, 2015. Bring known conflicts.

- Contact the director, Judy Berrens, via e-mail at goddessofsplendor@yahoo.com for more information.

Character Descriptions:
We are doing the 2012 revival version and looking for a multi-generational cast of 10-16 actors who are enthusiastic and energetic and most importantly can tell stories. The role of Jesus has been cast, all other roles are available.


Recent Awards

Here are our ACT awards from our very successful 2013/2014 season. Congratulations to all!

A special congratulations to Burt McCollom who won the prestigious Roger Grooms Award which honors an individual "who has demonstrated dedication to raising the artistic quality of community theater production through active teaching and/or by demonstrating sustained excellence in the categories of directing,acting, choreography, musical or vocal direction".

Angela K. Boyle as Helena
Gary Glass as Theseus/Oberon
Colin Thornton as Egeus/Flute

Olivia Dunn as Alice Wendleken
Tatum Wilmes as Beth Bradley 
Fred Hunt and Cast for Excellence in Ensemble 
Trisha Cooper for Excellence in Stage Management

Betty Coulter as Fanny Cavendish 
Traci Taylor as Julie Cavendish 

Clint Bramkamp as Mr. Lockwood
Dee Dunn as Ellen Dean 
McLane Nagy as Catherine Earnshaw Linton
Dee Dunn,
Jun 4, 2014, 9:08 PM