On Stage

On Stage

New plays from Sinclair Theatre, Playhouse South and Beavercreek Children’s Theatre

By Brian P. Sharp

Dayton Playhouse looking for 2013-2014 season directors

The Dayton Playhouse is looking for potential directors for its 2013-2014 season. The potential Directors are asked to submit up to five plays or musicals for which they are passionate. The candidates can submit via the Dayton Playhouse website at www.thedaytonplayhouse.com/index.php/directors-submissions. The submissions will be reviewed by the Artistic Committee. Candidates may be asked to submit multiple copies of scripts for review – and should also attach a copy of their directorial resume. The committee is also looking for potential musicals for their YouTheatre production as well.

Submissions will be accepted until Dec. 1. For additional information, please call 937-424-8477, or email www.board.member.dayton.playhouse@gmail.com.

Sinclair Theatre presents “A Plague of Angels”

“A Plague of Angels” will be presented in the Blair Hall Theatre for four performances Nov. 8-10.

Mark St. Germain is the author and has based this play on the real life drama between Mary Mallon and the New York Health Department. The nickname “Typhoid Mary” came from the capture of Mary Mallon – held without trial, and locked up in virtual seclusion.

The play is directed by Kimberly Borst with Rachel Wilson as Mary; Cyndie Hampton as Dr. Saltzer; Kevin Erman as Father McKuen; Josh Smith as Dr. Mills and Samantha Baudendistel as Sarah. Borst says, “This heart-wrenching story should spark interesting discussions about healthcare, ethics and technology. It’s the CSI of its time and examines individual rights versus the public good.”

Performances are Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., with a 10 a.m. school matinee on Friday, Nov. 9. All seats are reserved and cost $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and Sinclair employees.  For more information or to purchase tickets online go to: sinclair.edu/tickets, or call the box office and leave a message at 937-512-2808.

Sinclair to hold open auditions for spring productions

Sinclair is gearing up for its spring productions of “Godspell” and “Intimate Apparel.” Open auditions will be held on Nov. 13 for “Godspell” and Nov. 26 for “Intimate Apparel.” The auditions will be from 6:30-9 p.m. in building 2 on the downtown Dayton campus.

“Godspell,” a musical by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak, will run April 5-13, 2013. It will be directed by Kimberly Borst, with Daniel Greene as music director and Rodney Veal as choreographer. Be prepared to sing one minute of a ballad or up-tempo song. Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Absolutely no a cappella or CDs will be allowed.

Callbacks for “Godspell” will be held Nov. 14 from 7-9 p.m. Expect to do cold readings from the script and bring comfortable clothes/shoes for dance movement auditions.

Lynn Nottage is the author of “Intimate Apparel,” and it will run Feb. 7-10, 2013. “Intimate Apparel” will be directed by Monica L. Williams. This play is a portrait of an African-American woman living in Lower Manhattan in 1905 striving to become an independent woman as a seamstress.

Audition requirements include preparing a one-minute contemporary and one-minute classical monologue.  Callbacks for “Intimate Apparel” will be held Nov. 27 from 6:30-9 p.m. Actors will read from sides and engage in ensemble work.  Call 937-512-2076 for audition timeslot or e-mail patti.celek@sinclair.edu.

Playhouse South presents “Legally Blonde: The Musical        

Jim Brown is directing “Legally Blonde: The Musical” for Playhouse South.  The show runs from Nov. 2 through Nov.17 at the Clark Haines Theater at 3750 Far Hills Ave.

We have all seen bits and pieces of the story, as Delta Nu’s president Elle Woods takes serious action to get her boyfriend back after being dumped. Elle Woods is much more than just a sorority girl; she is a Harvard Law School student and is truly “Legally Blonde.”

“Legally Blonde” is a musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. This performance features Katie McCarthy as Elle Woods, Josh Livecchi as Emmett Forest, Brian Kester as Warner Huntington III and Brad Bishop as Callahan, just to name a few. The cast is full of local favorites and is sure to be a hit.

Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and $8 for students with a student ID.  For reservations, please visit www.playhousesouth.org or call the box office at 888-262-3792.

Beavercreek Children’s Theatre presents “On Christmas Day in the Morning”

Theresa Connair is directing this performance, which runs from Nov. 30 through Dec. 9 at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek.

Come see Lucy James, who is the most obstinate orphan to ever live at the Little Angels. Lucy was adopted seven times in the last year, and keeps coming back. It’s Christmas 1935 and Little Angels is in trouble and may not be able to survive. In what seems to be divine intervention, a bus breaks down and brings a traveling evangelist group and one lonely traveler to the orphanage door. Within the motley group, Lucy finds the father she had in mind and each person discovers what it means to be a family. Get your tickets by calling 937-429-4737.

Reach DCP theatre critic Brian P. Sharp at Theatre@DaytonCityPaper.com.

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