Auditions for Importance of Being Earnest Scheduled

Here is the chance of a lifetime! Be a part of the cast that opens 125 years to the day when The Importance of Being Earnest first opened. It's true ... MCP's production will open on February 14, 2020 and the premiere of this classic work by Oscar Wilde occurred February 14, 1895.

It's a valentine for the ages. Bring your sweetheart to see this "trivial comedy for serious people." Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make this Wilde's most endearingly popular play.

Director Mary Beringer and Producer Becca McLaughlin welcome you to auditions, which are being held at Theatre 42, located at 2752 S US Route 42, Lebanon, OH 45036.

Auditions will be held ...

Friday, November 1st from 7:00 to 9:30 PM
Saturday, November 2nd from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and
Sunday, November 3rd from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

There is no need to schedule an appointment.

Expect cold readings from the script.

If you wish to prepare a comedic monologue, that would be welcomed.

The play will require British accents.

The cast calls for 5 males and 4 females of varying ages ... 
John Worthing - (M 20-35) a wealthy young gentleman from the country, in love with Gwendolen Fairfax.
Algernon Moncrieff - (M 20-35) a rebellious young gentleman from London, the nephew of Lady Bracknell, in love with Cecily Cardew.
Gwendolen Fairfax - (F 20-35) a young city lady, in love with Jack Worthing.
Cecily Cardew - (F 20-35) a young country lady, the ward of Jack Worthing, in love with Algernon Moncrieff.
Lady Bracknell - (F 50+) a society lady, Gwendolen’s mother.
Rev. Canon Chasuble - (M 30+) the priest of Jack’s parish.
Miss Prism - (F 30+) Cecily’s uptight governess.
Merriman - (M 20+) Jack’s servant.
Lane - (M 20+) Algernon’s butler.

Performances will be ...
Friday, February 14th at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 15th at 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 16th at 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 20th at 8:00 PM
Friday, February 21st at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 22nd at 8:00 PM

If you have questions regarding auditions or the play in general, please feel free to contact Mary Beringer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dr. Evil Hosts Kitty Adoption Event

Dr. Evil's not completely evil. Just check out the info below ... 

Mason Community Players will be teaming up with the Kitty Brew Cafe on October 5th for a special cat adoption event from 3:30 - 7:30 pm. The adoption event will occur in between the 2:00 PM matinee performance and the 7:00 PM evening performance of Dr. Evil & the Basket of Kittens at Theatre 42 (2752 US 42 Lebanon, OH 45039).

This event will include many cute and furry kitties searching for their forever homes. Kitty Brew Cafe staff will be doing on-site adoptions with the option to take home kitties at a later date. Come to Theatre 42, and you might just find the purrrfect companion.

We hope that you will take in one of the show's scheduled on that date, but we don't mind if you drop in and see the kittens whether you do!

Third Gender Bender Revue Promises More!

After two successful years of sellout Gender Bender Revues,
this year promises more of everything!

     There's twice the songs
          ... twice as many cast members
               ... the addition of a live band
                    ... three times the opportunities to see the show
                         ... and another opportunity to attend an after party!

How can you resist this chance to witness songs, dances and monologues performed
by the opposite gender from their traditional presentation?
It's an evening of great talent with a twist!

Performances are:
Friday, October 18th at 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19th at 8:00 PM and
Sunday, October 20th at 2:00 PM

Tickets are $20 and available online ... just click here!
And for just $5 more you can attend an after party following the performance on 10/18 or 10/19 where you can mingle with the cast and share refreshments.
Be sure to click the full package option if you wish to attend the After Party.

Directors Bonnie Emmer & Kaleigh-Brooke Scheiding, Producer Peyton Hahn, and Music Director Jon Scheiding have a super exciting show planned for you. So join us at Theatre 42, 2752 S US Route 42, Lebanon, OH 45036. It's still just one driveway north of the Southwest Golf Ranch as you make your way north out of Mason!

They have called in Brendan Blackburn, Leah Busick, Willow Davis, Taylor Duecker, Kevin Dunaway, Vincent Eldridge, Bonnie Emmer, Abby Farmer, Alex Farmer, Alisha Flaherty, Landen Flaherty, Hannah Gregor, Eric Grimm, Peyton Hahn, John David Hamilton, Paul Henkelman, Spencer Jones, Katy Luyster, David Meek, Mark Melhope, Terry Neack, Karen Oehler, Lacey Parsons, Lora Pateras, Mike Pateras, Niki Rasmussen, Alissa Ritze, Mia Roemhild, Mary Beth Runnoe, Jon Scheiding, Jacqlyn Schott, Erika Smith, Josiah Taylor, and Daniel Uetrecht to fill your evening with fun!

And to cap it all off, Tom and Sara Davis will be on keyboards and Bill Pohl will set up his drum kit once again to provide live music!

It couldn't be better! MCP is still riding high in 2019! Don't miss the boat or car or train or plane or .... !

Fall Production Promises Fur and Fun

Everyone loves kittens! Everyone that is except Dr. Evil. They just seem to keep getting in the way of his plans for world domination. But what's a mad scientist to do?!?! How can he keep these furry little felines from ruining it all?

You'll have to come to Theatre 42 to find out. It's located at 2752 S US Route 42, Lebanon, OH 45036 ... it's north of Mason, just one driveway beyond the Southwest Golf Ranch.

Performances for our fall production of Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens are:
Friday, September 27th at 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 PM
Sunday, September 29th at 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4th at 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 5th at 2:00 PM and
Saturday, October 5th at 7:00 PM

This show is designed for elementary school students, but still a good time for parents. It's a family-friendly experience. In the vein of the old chestnut TV show, The Munsters, there are monsters, and werewolves, and vampires and mad scientists, but no one is taking any of it seriously! It's a great way to kick off the Halloween Season. In fact, any child who wears a costume to the performance will receive a voucher for free concessions.

To top it all off, there will be a special Kitty Adoption Event on October 5th. Kitty Brew Cafe will be bringing some of their cute kittens who are in need of a forever home to the theatre. They will be present as the audience is exiting from the 2:00 PM performance and again before the 7:00 PM performance. Stay late after the matinee or come early before the evening performance and interact with the darling kittens. You might find one that is just right for you! Tell your friends to come by and visit with the kittens, as well! Better yet, invite them to one of the shows with you, as well as the Adoption Event.

Tickets are on sale now, just click here! They are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students.

Group rates for 10 or more are available. Just leave a message at 513.398.7804.

Want to meet the cast ... just click here!