Auditions for Dr. Evil Set for June 8 and 9

Director Paula Brinkman. Producer Tess Catlin, Stage Manager Jess Bunn and Crew Chief Stephanie Dalsfoist invite you to auditions for Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens. Come join the cast of this fun-filled show that will be an MCP "send-off" for the Halloween Season. Will those cute kittens be able to save us all from world domination?

Auditions will be held Saturday, June 8th, and Sunday, June 9th, at Theatre 42, 2752 S St Rt 42, Lebanon. OH 45036 (one driveway north of the Southwest Golf Ranch).

The cast does include children. There is a little "family" of kitten owners which might be a great opportunity for parents and child between the ages of 4 and 10!

Audition times will be: 

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for those age 12 and under on Saturday, June 8
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM for teens and adults on Saturday, June 8
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM for all ages on Sunday, June 9
There is no need to schedule a time.

There will be cold readings from the script and some improv.

Characters include:
Mary Shelly:  (F 40-60)   Acclaimed novelist, neighbor of Dr. Evil
Dr. Frankenstein:  (M 40+)  Dr. Evil's rival and neighbor of Dr. Evil
Frank Jr. : (M or F, 4-10)  Frankenstein's monster
Shirley: (F 30+) Dr. Evil's hunchbacked assistant; speaks with a lisp and often repeats herself and others
Inferna (F 35+ageless) Dr. Evil's mother:  a vampire
Margo (F 19-25)  Dr. Evil's niece
The Werehyena family:  neighbors of Dr. Evil
  Papa Tuppa Were:  (M 35+)  Patriarch of the Werehyena family 
  Mama Cher Were:  (F 35+)  Matriarch of the Werehyena family  
  Unna Were:  (M19-25)  joke cracking Werehyena son 
  Silva Were:  (F 13-20)  Unna's cousin
  Annie Were: (F 13-20)  Unna's other cousin
Dr. Evil:  (M 35+)  brilliant scientist with "quirks"
Countess Gothma:  (F 35+) member of the Council of Evil who has evil plans of her own
Pierce (M 35+)  Gothma's butler
Mummy:  (F 50+ageless)  Shirley's mother, a belligerent mummy
Lord Warhammer:  (M age open)  Council member from Scotland (ACCENT NEEDED!)
Archduchess Arsenica:  (F age open)  high-society council member
Prince Vladi:  (M 19-30)  handsome and charming council member
Child:  (M or F, 4-10)   worried owner of kittens
Mother / Father:  (age open)  concerned parent of kitten owner

Performances are 
Friday, September 27th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 PM
Sunday, September 29th at 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 5th at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

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Cast of Mamma Mia! Announced!

Director Susan Berger is excited to announce the cast of Mamma Mia!

Sophie Sheridan – Bonnie Emmer
Donna Sheridan – Jennifer Lisa
Sam Carmichael – Peyton Hahn
Bill Austin – Phil Catlin
Harry Bright – Kevin Dunaway
Sky – Ty Boyd
Tanya – Julie Poux
Rosie – Alisha Flaherty
Lisa – Abby Farmer
Ali – Davi Hutchins
Pepper – Mark Mehlhope
Eddie – TBD
Father Alexandrios – Jay Fultz

Ensemble – Mandy Caruso, Trisha Cooper, Willow Davis, Taylor Duecker, Royal Duncan, John Eigel, Kelley Flaugher, Jay Fultz, Hannah Gregor, Eric Grimm, John David Hamilton, Nancy Kammer, Isabella Lisa, Cheryl Lutz, Rebecca McLaughlin, Ilana Milberg, Lucy Mullenix, Karen Oehler, Niki Rasmussen, Ben Riesenberg, Mia Roehmhild, Tori Root, Gail Rudolph, Monika Rudolph, Claude Ruizdeluzuriaga, Mary Beth Runnoe, Caitlyn Sanderson, Gaylene May Schumacher

Youth Ensemble – Landon Flaherty, Samuel Flaugher, Anthony Lisa

Susan and her staff can't wait to begin rehearsals in May. Jess Bunn and Katie Werner will serve as Stage Managers. Pete Padolik is the Vocal Director. Susan Schirmer will serve as Instrumental Director and Kevin Dunaway is the Choreographer.

Mamma Mia! will be presented July 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27 at 8:00 PM and July 21 at 2:00 PM at Theatre 42.

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Take a R.I.D.E. with MCP in 2019

Take a R.I.D.E with MCP in 2019 ... 
Retaliation ...
Infatuation ...
Domination ...

Find out the cost of Retaliation
when you come discover the intricacies of ...
The Visit.

Come share all of the sweetness of Infatuation
when you bask in the glow of the popular ABBA vehicle ...
Mamma Mia!

See if the little kittens can save us all from world Domination
when you experience the delightful ...
Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens.

And help us put the Exclamation point on the popular Tuna series
when you join us for the final installment of our visits to Tuna, Texas ...
Tuna Does Vegas.

Tickets for the all remaining shows are on sale now!
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MCP Banquet Honored Many

The MCP Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet held on January 12, 2019 was a great success. The Banquet celebrated the accomplishments of the 2018 season when MCP Lived the Dream with six productions and a special fundraising show. The productions included The Fantasticks, Enchanted April, the 2018 Gender Bender RevueRed, White & Tuna, Man of La Mancha, The Foreigner, and Sentimental Journey: A Salute to the USO.

Following a cocktail hour and dinner, the group held its annual meeting to elect the new members of the 2019 Board of Directors.
Click here for the list of those who will serve throughout this year.

Those present then turned their attention to the Awards Ceremony. The evening was filled with recognition. Some of the "awards" honored the humor that filled the year, while many honored the dedication and commitment of the troupe's members. Among the humorous were the Bloody Smurfs given to those who draw blood in the service of their art and the MO-Trin Awards for those who injure themselves without spilling any of their life blood.

Awards for dedication included Magnet Mayhem, the Silver Service Awards, the Most Community Player Awards for each show, the Vice-President's Award, the President's Award, the Jason Holt Technician of the Year Award, the Terry Family Founder Award, the Dallas and Helen Bowyer Award and the Grace Campbell Award.

Throughout the evening, members who were honored with Orchid Award Nominations from ACT Cincinnati and those who received Orchid Awards were acknowledged through a slide show presentation. Another presentation highlighted each of the productions throughout the year with projected photos.

The group once again honored Rebecca McLaughlin as the recipient of one of the coveted awards from ACT Cincinnati, the Roger Grooms Award. The Award is given annually in Roger's memory to a member from an ACT Theatre to honor 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. Becca is our resident research guru and has always promoted the need to teach the next generation of theatre members any "how to" that makes them a better contributor to the quality of a production and the growth of the theatre in general. There is no one more deserving! Matt Lisa challenged everyone to get their tickets to this year's ACT Banquet held the third weekend of June to witness Becca present the award to this year's honoree.

There were also 12 winners of door prizes ... superb themed baskets filled with many items chosen by the evening's presenters. And the evening wrapped up with dancing!

For a list of all of the Award Recipients from the Banquet, just click here!

For a listing of all of those who have received nominations or Orchid Awards from ACT Cincinnati, just click here!