Mamma Mia! Auditions Announced

How can you resist it?
How can you pass on becoming a part of the MCP cast of Mamma Mia!?

Come Take the R.I.D.E. with MCP this summer - audition!

Auditions will be held ... 

Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Friday, March 29, 2019 from 7:30 to 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

All in Theatre 42, 2752 S US Rte 42, Lebanon, OH 45036

Prepare one to two minutes of a song that showcases your vocal abilities.
     Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

Wear clothing conducive to learning a short dance routine.
Be prepared for cold readings.

You can fill out your audition form and bring it already prepared if you wish! Just click here to download it!

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

Director Susan Berger with the aid of Producer Matt Lisa will lead a staff which includes, Vocal Director Pete Padolik, Instrumental Director Susan Schirmer, Choreographer Eric Grimm, Stage Managers Jess Bunn and Katie Werner, and Technical Director Laureen Catlin.

Below is a list of the characters in the show with age range and vocal range for each. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She is happy to help!

Mamma Mia! is the INFATUATION show of the season ... now you KNOW you can't resist it!

Cast Requirements

Sophie Sheridan - Born and raised on the island; Gender: Female; Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: F#3

Donna Sheridan - Sophie's mother and former lead of Donna & the Dynamos Gender: Female; Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: A5; Vocal range bottom: E3

Sam Carmichael - Might be Sophie's father Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: Ab4; Vocal range bottom: D3

Bill Austin - Might be Sophie's father Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: F#4; 
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Harry Bright - Might be Sophie's father Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F#4; Vocal range bottom: C#3

Sky - Sophie's fiance; Gender: Male; Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Tanya - Donna's friend and former Dynamo; Gender: Female; Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: E3

Rosie - Donna's friend and former Dynamo; Gender: Female; Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: E3

Lisa - Sophie's friend; Gender: Female; Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: Db5; Vocal range bottom: G3

Ali - Sophie's friend; Gender: Female; Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: G3

Pepper - Barman at Donna's hotel; Gender: Male; Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: A4

Eddie - Helps Sky with Water Sports; Gender: Male; Age: 20 to 30

Father Alexandrios - Local priest; Gender: Male; Age: 30+

Chorus - Consists of Islanders, Donna's employees, wedding guests
Gender: Any; Age: 6 and up

Theatre Improvement Sparks New Fundraiser

After an amazing 2018 that saw wardrobes being finished, improvements to the Theatre 42 stage, countless coats of paint being applied, and hours of reorganizing, the Board of Directors has approved new projects to continue improvement in Theatre 42.

There are two initial projects beginning work in February 2019:

  1. Completion of the Conference Room (located across from the men’s restroom). This includes installing drywall, mudding, sanding, and painting as well as installation of new flooring and a drop-ceiling. This project will help improve the functionality of the room and the overall professionalism of the theatre.
  2. Extension of the overhead storage space (located above the Conference Room). This project will give the theatre something it desperately needs: more storage space. It will also make accessing the storage space above the wardrobes / kitchen easier for our production teams.

Exciting projects that improve the theatre are not without their costs. To meet costs, the Board has approved an exciting fundraising plan for our patrons. Until March 10th, all patron donations will have the following benefits:

  1. Donations $50 and up: 2 free tickets to The Visit.
  2. Donations $100 and up: 2 free tickets to Tony Night 2019.
  3. Donations $500 and up: patron’s name engraved on a commemorative plaque to be displayed in the theatre.

Benefits are cumulative. For example, if you donate $500 you will receive your name on the plaque, 2 tickets to Tony Night, and 2 tickets to The Visit! Our fundraising goal is $5,000, which allow us to complete the aforementioned projects and be able to schedule other improvements as the year progresses.

Donations can be made via the MCP web site or by sending a check to the address below:

Mason Community Players
PO Box 300
Mason, Ohio 45040-0300 

If you’ve already made your 2019 donation, not to worry! All donations since January 1st, 2019 will be subject to the same benefits. Don’t forget these benefits are only available until March 10, 2019!

Mason Community Players is proud to be supported by the best patrons and members. Thank you for your support!


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!

Season Tickets Make Sense

For just $50 for adults or $40 for seniors,
you can see four incredible MCP shows
throughout this year
as you 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.

The ticket site will permit you to choose a general performance for
each of the four shows (first Saturday or Sunday matinee, for example).
If you need to change that performance as you draw closer to
a show, that's no problem for us.
We will exchange your ticket for you.
Just e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or leave a message at 513.398.7804.
Someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Season Ticket holders have reserved seating for every production.

Click here to be taken directly to the ticket site.