MCP Holding Auditions for "The Fantasticks"

Be a part of MCP’s opening show of the 2018 Season … The Fantasticks.

Director Rebecca Brewer and Music Director Sara Davis are looking forward to welcoming you to auditions. Auditions will be held Friday, October 20, from 6:00-8:30 PM and Saturday, October 21 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Theatre 42. The theatre is located at 2752 S US Route 42, Lebanon, OH 45036. It is one driveway beyond the Southwest Golf Ranch coming north from Mason.

Those auditioning should be prepared to sing 16 to 32 measures of a song that showcases your vocal talent. It should not be one from The Fantasticks. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. Singing acapella or to a taped track will not be acceptable. Those who are interested in the roles of Henry, Mortimer or the Mime will not be required to present a vocal audition.

The audition process will include cold readings from the script.

You may download an audition form and fill it out prior to your audition. Just click here. You may attach a resume or bring your resume with you to attach to the form that you fill out at auditions.

Provided below is a list of characters with a brief description and vocal range for each.

The Fantasticks
will be presented February 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 at 8:00 PM and February 11 at 2:00 PM at Theatre 42. Read-thru will occur during the week of November 6 and the first rehearsal will be November 16.


El Gallo (Male, High Baritone, 30-45*)
As the narrator of the piece, he is the liaison between the audience and the action on stage. He is warm, cordial, and inviting to the audience, yet with darker moments. His attitude toward the rest of the cast reveals a decidedly mysterious side. Above all he is grand and must command attention.
 
Matt (Male, Baritone, 16-26*)
As a young lover, he is deeply in love, particularly with the idea of being in love. He lacks experience in the world so, while not stupid, he is naïve and perhaps even foolish at times. His image of a young man in love is one of a gallant protector, meaning that he approaches some decisions with a falsified bravery that is little more than bravado.
 
Luisa (Female, Legit Soprano, 16-26*)
As a young lover, she is in love. She is in love with love, the idea of love, the idea of being in love and indeed everything remotely romantic. Her dreams are more fanciful than those of Matt. Because of her particularly naive vision of romance, she deals with the world on a particularly naïve level.
 
Hucklebee and Bellomy (Males, Baritone, 45-60*)
Blustery and Boisterous. Duo and team. Strong comedic timing is a must. Fathers of Matt and Louisa. Always arguing and bickering, but secretly plotting together for the marriage of their children.
 
Henry and Mortimer (Males, 30-60*)
Foolish comic actors who move the action while not seeming to contribute anything of substance. As performers their day has long past. Henry can play grand characters and recite Shakespeare, but with very little success these days. May be asked to speak in an English accent. Mortimer’s specialty is dying on stage in the manner of great adventures and melodramas. May be asked to speak in a cockney accent, Henry and Mortimer function as a unit and rarely appear apart from each other. They are entirely theatrical and theirs is the world of the stage. They do not sing.
 
The Mute (Male or Female, age open)
The Mute serves many functions – setting props as characters need them, assisting El Gallo, and becoming the wall separating the families. While omnipresent the character must also have the ability to fade into the background. This is a functional character that sometimes interacts with the others.
 
*These ages are approximate. Actors should be able to play these ages. Some ages may be altered, based on the actors who audition, at the discretion of the director.

Tickets Now on Sale for Halloween Gender Bender Revue

Join the Mason Community Players for their first ever Gender Bender Revue. See performers from all over Cincinnati put their unique spin on a song traditionally performed by a different gender.

Don't miss the Halloween-themed after party, which includes a costume contest, refreshments, and spooky tunes to dance the night away. 

This is a one night only event!
Saturday October 28th at 8:00 pm at Theatre 42.

Tickets are $20 for performance only and $25 for entry into the performance and the after party (includes 2 drink tickets).

Click here to purchase your ticket!

NOTE: We are limited to 75 available tickets, so buy yours before we run out!

 
Directed by Bonnie Emmer
Produced by Peyton Hahn
Music Direction by Jon Scheiding 
 
Cast:
Alissa Ritze
Matt Schiesl
Jonathan Eckman
Nick Bellmyer
Kevin Dunaway
Gary Robinson
Kaleigh-Brooke Dillingham
Maddie Fessler
Perry Gary
Abby Farmer 
Alex Farmer
Kelly Chronister
Erika Smith
Eric Grimm
Jessica Steuver
April Reed
Holly Kothe
Issiah Current
Megan Toney
Liz Olekas
and
Allison Kalfas

Cast of "Curious Savage" Announced

Director Gail Rudolph along with Stage Manager Susan Berger and Producers Tessa Catlin and Carly Jo Baumgartner, are pleased to announce the cast of MCP's Fall Show ... The Curious Savage.


Mrs Savage - Melissia Gary
Titus - David Pendergraft
Samuel - Joshua Marcus
Lilly Belle - Trisha Cooper
Fairy - Elyssa Carmony
Hannibal - Jay Fultz
Jeff - Randy King
Florence - Karen Oehler
Mrs.Paddy - Rebecca Brewer
Dr. Emmet - Scott Mussari
Miss Willie - Ann Sullivan

John Thomas - Sammy King & Gideon Sullivan

The Curious Savage will be presented October 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14 at 8:00 PM and October 8 at 2:00 PM in Theatre 42.
 
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for Seniors and $10 for Students.
You can purchase yours now ... right here!

Eleven Elected to Board of Directors

Each year, Mason Community Players, Inc. elects its Board of Directors. This year, eleven individuals were elected to the 2017 Board of Directors. Five of the members will serve one year terms and six will serve two year terms. The members for this year are ...



Julie Poux
President
(One Year)



Matt Lisa
Vice-President
(Two Years)




Tessa Catlin
Secretary
(One Year)


Eric Grimm
Treasurer
(Two Years)


Members at Large



Laureen Catlin
(One Year)



Jonathan Eckman
(Two Years)


Perry Gary
(One Year)


Jason Gonzalez
(Two Years)


Peyton Hahn
(Two Years)


Larry Hirth
(Two Years)
 


Gail Rudolph
(One Year)
 



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