MCP Honored with 44 Orchids

Mason Players was honored to receive 44 Orchids for Excellence from ACT Cincinnati, Inc. for the plays presented from June 2018 through May 2019. The nominations from each show are listed below. Those in bold indicate an Orchid Award recipient. Awards were given at the ACT/OCTA event the weekend of June 20-22, 2018.

MCP is very proud of all of the hard work of these individuals nominated and honored and those who make our shows a success.

 
Red, White & Tuna …

Excellence in House - Mary Taylor & Melissia Gary
Excellence in Lobby Display - Mary Taylor & Melissia Gary
Excellence in Set Design - Jim Watson
Excellence in Set Decor - Mary Stan Fizer
Excellence in Stage Management - Rebecca McLaughlin
Excellence in Acting in a Play - Brandon Dunphy
Excellence in Acting in a Play - Jay Fultz
Excellence in Acting in a Play - Darren Lee
Excellence in Direction - Laureen Catlin
Excellence in Wigs - Eric Grimm
Excellence in Costume Design - Julie Walborn
Excellence in Special Effects - Phil Catlin & Jason Gonzalez
Excellence in Producing - Lara Gonzalez
Excellence in Ensemble - Laureen Catlin & Cast


Man of La Mancha …

Excellence in House - Mary Stan Fizer & Gaylene May Schumacher
Excellence in Lobby Display - Mary Stan Fizer & Gaylene May Schumacher
Excellence in Make-Up - Eric Grimm & Chris Siciliano
Excellence in Lighting Design - Jason Gonzalez
Excellence in Sound Design - Jim Hall
Excellence in Sound Execution - Jim Hall
Excellence in Set Construction - Eric Johansen & Darren Lee
Excellence in Choreography - Elenya Stephani
Excellence in Orchestral Performance - Larry Hirth and Orchestra
Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance - Kevin Dunaway
Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance - Gary Hopkins
Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance - Darren Lee
Excellence in Ensemble - The Muleteers
Excellence in Ensemble - The Cast
Excellence in Direction - Liz Olekas
Excellence in Set Design - Jim Watson
Excellence in Set Decor - Liz Olekas
Excellence in Costume Design - Gail Rudolph
Excellence in Producing - Jonathan Eckman & Peyton Hahn
Excellence in Instrumental Music Direction - Larry Hirth
Excellence in Vocal Direction - Jon Scheiding
Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance - David Shough
Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance - Sara Viola

The Foreigner …

Excellence in Progam Art - Ashley Keene
Excellence in Light Design - Steve Catlin
Excellence in Sound Design - Phil Catlin
Excellence in Acting - Jay Fultz
Excellence in Acting - Justin Bourne
Excellence in Acting - Mary Beringer
Excellence in Producing - Robert Terry
Excellence in House - Rebecca McLaughlin & Paula Johansen
Excellence in Lobby Display - Mary Stan Fizer
Excellence in Set Design - Darren Lee
Excellence in Set Construction - Darren Lee
Excellence in Set Decor - Sara Davis
Excellence in Acting - Pat Germano
Excellence in Acting - Gail Rudolph


Sentimental Journey: A Salute to the USO …

Excellence in Program Art for Ads - Perry Gary
Excellence in Set Decor - Perry Gary & Ann Sullivan
Excellence in Stage Management - Rachel Kavanaugh
Excellence in Acting in a Play - Joel Lind, Rebecca McLaughlin, Alex Lisa & Anthony Lisa
Excellence in Dance Execution - Bonnie Emmer & Kevin Dunaway
Excellence in Dance Execution - Cindy Wilmes
Excellence in Dance Execution - Claude Ruizdeluzuriaga
Excellence in Dance Execution - Maureen Rettig
Excellence in Dance Execution - The Cast
Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance - Christina Sanford
Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance - Elizabeth Zerhusen Pille
Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance - Jay Fultz
Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance - Julie Poux
Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance - Kelley Flaugher
Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance - Melissia & Perry Gary
Excellence in Instrumental Music Direction - Mike Schorr
Excellence in Orchestral Performance - Mike Schorr & Orchestra
Excellence in Vocal Direction - Pete Padolik
Excellence in Overall Technical Quality - Matt Lisa & Staff
Excellence in Producing - Matt Lisa
Excellence in Direction - Perry Gary & Ann Sullivan
Excellence in House - Mary Stan Fizer
Excellence in Lobby Display - Mary Stan Fizer & Mary Beth Benken-Riesenberg
Excellence in Program - Susan Berger
Excellence in Make-Up - Linda Wilt Geering
Excellence in Costume Design - Julie Walborn
Excellence in Dance Execution - Laureen Catlin
Excellence in Choreography - Laureen Catlin
Excellence in Choreography - Claude Ruizdeluzuriaga
Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance - Bonnie Emmer
Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance - Chris Toney
Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance - Meghan Toney
Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance - Dave Thompson
Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance - Leah Busick
Excellence in Ensemble - The Wander Sisters: Kelley Flaugher, Christina Sanford, Elizabeth Zerhusen Pille
Excellence in Ensemble - Perry Gary & Ann Sullivan and the Cast

The Visit …

Excellence in House - Melissia Gary
Excellence in Lobby Display - Melissia Gary
Excellence in Program Art - Ashley Keene
Excellence in Properties - Dana Davis
Excellence in Light Execution - Jess Bunn
Excellence in Sound Design - Susan Berger
Excellence in Sound Execution - Peyton Hahn
Excellence in Acting - Dan Nieman
Excellence in Acting - John David Hamilton
Excellence in Acting - Sonya Neff
Excellence in Ensemble - Kayleigh Gleason & Nathaniel Morris
Excellence in Ensemble - Randy King & Phil Catlin
Excellence in Ensemble - The Cast
Excellence in Program - Laureen Catlin
Excellence in Light Design - Jason Dunaway
Excellence in Costume Design - Rebecca McLaughlin, Mary Seeck, Wrynn Boucher & Gaylene May Schumacher
Excellence in Producing - Matt Lisa
Excellence in Acting - Kevin Dunaway
Excellence in Acting - Rachel Freund
Excellence in Acting - L. Elise Kaplan
Excellence in Acting - Michael Easterling


Mason Community Players is a member of both ACT of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. and the Ohio Community Theatre Association. Both theatre organizations recognize excellence within member theatres in various ways.

For ACT of Greater Cincinnati, with the agreement of each director, MCP invites adjudicators from ACT to view the show, give feedback and nominate individuals for an Orchid Award. Two or more nominations from the three adjudicators who see each show results in an Orchid Award. All ACT member groups can be adjudicated and many take advantage of this process for recognizing the work of their members and the group in general and as an avenue for improving the quality of future productions through the adjudicators' comments.
ACT has changed its categories over the years. You might notice in recent years the title "Excellence in Musical Theater Performance" and in earlier years "Excellence in Acting in a Musical" and "Excellence in Vocal Performance." Whether to keep the elements of performance together or treat them separately has been a long-standing discussion within ACT. Most member theatres believe that an award should only be given if an individual's performance is judged based on a complete and whole presentation.


OCTA offers theatres the opportunity to excerpt a 40-minute portion of a production and receive recognition for excellence shown during those excerpts and the possibility to be invited to showcase at the annual State Conference held each Labor Day Weekend. Also, member theatres can submit costume designs, lighting designs, set designs, newsletters, web sites and/or set up lobby displays to be adjudicated and be eligible for recognition. The group also recognizes one individual in each region with the Spirit of Community Theatre Award each year and welcomes members annually to their Hall of Fame.


MCP Led by Board and Committees


The 2020 Board of Directors for
Mason Community Players, Inc.

Peyton Hahn, President
Eric Grimm, Vice-President
Tessa Catlin, Secretary
Susan Berger, Treasurer

Members-at-Large
Laureen Catlin     Jim Cronin
Jay Fultz     Melissia Gary
Sonya Neff     Gail Rudolph
Robert Terry
 

Six of these members have begun the second year of their two-year term - Peyton, Tessa, Susan, Melissia, Gail, and Robert. Elections to fill those positions for the 2021-22 year will occur at the Annual Meeting, a part of the MCP Annual Banquet that will be held in January 2021.

Committee chairs are appointed by the President of MCP and may continue in their position for many years with the approval of the Board. Committee members are invited to join committees through each committee's membership or by appointment of the President. They serve for as long as they desire with the approval of the Board or the President. 

Committees


Communications Committee
Phil Catlin, Chair
Laureen Catlin
Stephen Catlin
Tessa Catlin
Trish Cooper Courtney
Bonnie Emmer
Julie Poux

Gaylene May Schumacher
Robert Terry

Facilities Committee
Larry Hirth, Chair
Matt Lisa, Facilities Manager
Susan Berger
Tom Caruso
Mary Stan Fizer

Eric Grimm
Becca McLaughlin

Finance Committee
Jon Scheiding, Chair
Susan Berger
Laureen Catlin

Tessa Catlin
Jonathan Eckman
Bonnie Emmer
Melissia Gary
Eric Grimm


Liaison Committee
Joel Lind, ACT Representative, OCTA Delegate
Laureen Catlin
Gail Rudolph

Membership Committee
Mo Rettig, Chair
Sonya Neff, Board Liaison
Gail Rose, Recorder
Jim Cronin

Mary Stan Fizer
Becca McLaughlin

Gaylene May Schumacher
Robert Terry


Production Performance Committee
Jay Fultz, Chair
Laureen Catlin
Jason Gonzalez

Eric Grimm
Rebecca McLaughlin
Gail Rudolph
Julie Walborn

MCP Board of Directors for 2020 Announced

Each year, Mason Community Players, Inc. elects 5/6 members of its Board of Directors to serve a two-year term joining others who are in the second year of their two-year term. This year, five individuals were elected to the 2020 Board of Directors, joining the six members who will serve out their remaining one year. The members for this year are ...


Peyton Hahn
President
(For One Year)



Eric Grimm
Vice-President
(Two Years)




Tessa Catlin
Secretary
(One Year)


Susan Berger
Treasurer
(One Year)


Members at Large




Laureen Catlin
(Two Years)




Jim Cronin
(Two Years)




Jay Fultz

(Two Years)



Melissia Gary
(In Second Year)



Sonya Neff
(Two Years)


Gail Rudolph
(In Second Year)

 


Robert Terry
(In Second Year)

 



Welcome to Theatre 42

Join us ... all MCP productions are now presented at Theatre 42 located at 2752 S. US Route 42, Lebanon, OH 45036. The venue is just north of Mason on Route 42 one driveway to the right beyond the Southwest Golf Ranch.

Nothing has been quite as exciting as having a place that MCP can call home. Being able to store, build, rehearse and perform in the same building has really made a difference for the group. It has streamlined the process for productions and it helps that our audiences know where to find us for every performance.

Still, MCP cannot make use of the building every day and so allowing the building to be used for other events is a very sensible approach. The group has developed a rental policy to welcome others to Theatre 42. Members are welcomed to rent the space for celebrations. Other theatre groups are welcomed to rent the space for productions. Performance groups of all types are welcomed to rent the space to present their talent to local audiences.


Rental Prices are as follows:
For one 8-Hour Day = $400
For a weekend, including Friday, Saturday & Sunday = $1,000
For a "Show Week" of Monday through Sunday = $2,000
For a Two Weekend Run = $3,500

Are you interested in a rental of Theatre 42? Have questions about the rates/details? 
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