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Auditorium Remodel Update

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Auditorium Remodeling Right after the DollHouse strike, with Steve Winslow’s help, we moved all the seats to a POD in the parking lot for temporary storage. Steve Farley pulled up the old carpet and sanded and cleaned the floor and the other wood surfaces. Bill Pauly and I spent the next four weeks rebuilding the platforms to accept the new seats, while Steve Farley and Kim Woods prepped and painted the entire room. Warren Brown, of Brown Audio Services spent a day installing the hearing loop, and an electrician and Steve pulled out the old wiring and installed the new electric. The carpet was installed in two days by the pros at CJ’s Wholesale Flooring. Bill and Steve will wire the low voltage LED aisle lights, then our original seats will be put back until Godspell closes. The final phase of this project is to install our new seats, which is scheduled for the end of July/first week of August, in time for the start of our new season with The Wisdom of Eve. One challenging part of the new construction was building four rolling platform sections for the “B” row to accommodate wheelchairs. This is necessary to comply with...
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The cast of our summer musical, GODSPELL is announced

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Mariemont Players and director Tom Peters are excited to announce the cast of our summer musical, GODSPELL: Will Graber - Jesus Joshua Broughton - Judas/John the Baptist Julia Beitz - Robin - “Day by Day” Haley Vaughan - Gilmer - Learn Your Lessons Well” Aimée Ward - Joanne - “Bless the Lord” Garret Liettle - Lamar - “All Good Gifts” Andrew Shamblin - Herb - “Light of the World” Elizabeth Taylor - Sonia - “Turn Back, O Man” Jackie Miesle - Peggy - “By My Side” Christopher Wells - Jeffery - “We Beseech Thee” A timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love, based on parables according to the Gospel of Matthew, comes to life through an exciting array of music and dance. (Recommended for ages 7 and up). Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Book by John Michael Tebelak GODSPELL runs July 7-23. To order tickets, call Betsy at 513-684-1236 or order online: Purchase tickets now. All seats are reserved and $20 each.
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Auditions for The Star Spangled Girl in November

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...
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