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Godspell PosterMariemont Players and director Tom Peters announce auditions for their summer musical, Godspell

Audition Dates/Times:
6-8 PM, Saturday, March 25th
3-5 PM, Sunday, March 26th

Location: 4101 Walton Creek Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227

Performance Dates: July 7-23, 2017

Godspell is a soft rock musical adaptation of the Gospel of Matthew by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and John-Michael Tebelak. Godspell requires a diverse ensemble of 5 men and 5 women. All roles are featured. Each actor must bring his or her individual personality traits to the character. Ability to sing harmony “one on a part” and improvise are a must! Age ranges are preferably from late teens to late twenties (but not confined to that range). All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. All roles are open. The show is physically active, so the cast must have energy, vitality and freedom of movement. Special abilities (playing musical instruments, juggling, etc.) are encouraged. A current resume and headshot would be helpful, but it not required.

Please prepare an up tempo song (not from Godspell), no more than 32 bars, in the correct key for your voice and appropriate for the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided (no acappella singing). Please note: you may be asked to sing from the score at the audition. No prepared monologue is required.

Callbacks, if needed, will be at the director's discretion.

Conflicts not listed at time of audition may not be honored.

The director is looking for talent that can be shaped. Experience helps, but is not required.

ROLE REQUIREMENTS:
Jesus - Male, high Tenor G#;
Judas/John the Baptist - Male, Baritone Eb.
"Day by Day" - Mezzo Soprano
"Learn Your Lessons Well" - Mezzo Soprano
"Bless the Lord" - Soprano, High A
"All Good Gifts" - Tenor, High A
"Light of the World" - Baritone, E
"Turn Back, O Man" - Alto, D below Middle C
"By My Side" - Alto
"We Beseech Thee" - Tenor, High D (falsetto)

For more information, please contact director Tom Peters at sloanpeters@hotmail.com

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Doll House PosterMariemont Players and director Dan Maloney announce auditions for DollHouse by Theresa Rebeck.

Audition Dates/Times:
1-4 PM Sunday, February 12th
7 PM Monday, February 13th

Location: 4101 Walton Creek Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227

Performance Dates: April 28th-May 14th

Synopsis
Set in suburban Connecticut, Nora and her husband Evan are living in blissful idealism until an “old business” partner reappears in Nora’s life. The tension then mounts as Nora struggles to find what lies ahead in an uncertain future.

Characters

Nora: 35-45. Former high school and college cheerleader. Daughter of a successful hedge-fund manager. She has “known real happiness,” but has a secret.

Evan: 45-55. Nora’s husband. Recently promoted to president of a bank. He carries himself with the confidence of his breeding and years of business success.

Christine: 35-45. Friend of Nora’s that she hasn’t seen since high school. Divorced. Wanted to marry rich, but that didn’t work out. In need of a job.

Dr. Damien Rank: 45-55. Evan’s best friend. Loves Nora. In the beginning stages of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Neil Fitzpatrick: 35-45. Harvard MBA. Confidant of Nora’s father. Recently released from prison after serving 18 months for embezzlement. In need of a job.

Julianna: The maid. Jamaican.

Bob: Child, 8-12. Son of Nora and Evan.

Emma: Child, 8-12. Daughter of Nora and Evan.

Rehearsals
They will begin around the middle of March and will be determined by the availability of the cast. Please bring known conflicts from March 6th-May 14th. Please note, there is a 2 PM performance on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 14th.

Resumes and head shots
They are appreciated but not required. For more information or to review the script, contact director Dan Maloney at maloneykd@gmail.com.

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One of Neil Simon’s lesser-known comedies, The Star Spangled Girl is the story of a hilarious love triangle between two life-long friends and (literally) the girl next door. It’s San Francisco in the late 1960s and the political climate is tense; Andy and Norman are radical liberals struggling to make a living through their political magazine “Fallout”. Sophie, an aspiring Olympic swimmer, and as American as apple pie, moves into their building and captures Norman’s affections, but they are not reciprocated. Norman's obsession with Sophie forces Andy to hire her at the magazine just to keep Norman focused on writing for the cause. What happens next threatens both the future of the magazine and Norman and Andy’s friendship.

Characters:
A note about the ages of the characters: it must be believable that Andy and Norman have graduated college and that Sophie competed in the Olympics but otherwise there are no age restrictions. That said, depending on the casting of one character will impact the rest. For example, if the actress playing Sophie is 25, Andy and Norman will be cast in a similar age-range.

Andy: Uber liberal. The salesman behind Fallout magazine. Very sarcastic.

Norman: Also Uber liberal but more of a hippy type to Andy’s suit and tie persona. The writer of Fallout magazine. Hopelessly in love with Sophie.

Sophie: Ultra conservative, All-American girl next door. Olympic swimmer from down South. Will require a Southern accent.

Audition Dates:
Monday 11/7 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Tuesday 11/8 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Call Backs 11/14 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Please bring your theater resume, headshot (if you have one), and list of conflicts between January and March, 2017. The audition will consist of cold reading from the script.

Show dates: March 3-19, 2017:

Friday March 3 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday March 4 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday March 5 @ 2:00 pm
Thursday March 9 @ 7:30 pm
Friday March 10 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday March 11 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday March 12 @ 2:00 pm
Sunday March 12 @ 7:00 pm
Thursday March 16 @ 7:30 pm
Friday March 17 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday March 18 @ 3:00 pm
Saturday March 18 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday March 19 @ 2:00 pm

Questions?
Please contact Laura Berkemeier (Director) at laura.berkemeier@gmail.com

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Your donations for our new auditorium seating will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000. Call to today and help us enrich the Mariemont Players theater experience.

New Seating Chart

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CAST

Sarah - Meagan Blasch
Chris – Jay Gossett
Bob – Dan Maloney
Joel - Evan Blanton
Miriam - Linda Callahan
Abe - Joel Lind

 

CREW

Director – Dan Maloney
Producer - Norma Niinemets
Stage Manager - Steve Winslow
Set Designer - Dan Dermody
Master Carpenter - Bill Pauly
Carpenter - Art Kibby
Sound Design - Tom Peters
Sound Operators - Liz Wyan
Properties Manager - Vicki Rafferty
Props Running Crew - Jessica Kestler, NancyAnn Storey, Madison Lambert
Costumes - Chris Cullen
Opening Night Party - Tom and Norma Niinemets
House Management - Arny Stoller
Program - Amy Sullivan
Box-Office Manager - Betsy Farro

 

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