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The Musical of Musicals (the Musical!)

October 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, & 28 (COMPLETED)
Directed by Dennis Murphy

Music by Eric Rockwell, Lyrics by Joanne Bogart, Book by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart (Concord Theatricals)

In this hilarious satire of musical theater, one story becomes ve delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a di erent master of the form, from Rodgers & Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim.

Friday and Saturday Shows 8 PM • Thursday Show 7:30 PM • Sunday Matinee 3 PM

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Charlotte's Web

December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, & 10 (COMPLETED)
Directed by Bob Kelley

Adapted by Joseph Robinette, Based on the book by E.B. White (Dramatic Publishing)

The Children's Literature Association named this "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years," and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures the story. Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web and all the barnyard friends join in to ensure Wilbur remains safe.

Fridays 7 PM, Saturday/Sunday Matinees 2 PM

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The Outsider

February 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, & 24
directed by David Roth
by Paul Slade Smith (Playscripts, Inc)

Ned Newley doesn't even want to be governor. He's terrified of public speaking. His poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of Staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for... the worst candidate to ever run for office. A timely and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy.

Friday and Saturday Shows 8 PM • Thursday Show 7:30 PM • Sunday Matinee 3 PM

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Southern Fried Nuptuals

May 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, & 18 directed by Dan Hawkins
by Osbourne and Eppler (Playscripts, Inc)

Harlene Frye is marrying Attie Van Leer ... assuming the Frye family can make it through the week without losing their minds. Not only does Harlene have cold feet, but her ex- ame has returned, and she's got to keep him secret. To top it off, the only available wedding coordinator is the busybody Ozella Meeks. Meanwhile Harlene's sister Sammy Jo is so scared to tell the family she's moving that she's waited until her boxes are already packed. Will the Fryes get Harlene down the aisle in one piece? A big-hearted comedy about family -- Southern-style.

Friday and Saturday Shows 8 PM • Thursday Show 7:30 PM • Sunday Matinee 3 PM

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Auditions Announcement

The Sunset Players and director Dan Hawkins will hold auditions for their spring show, Southern Fried Nuptials, a comedy by Osborne & Eppler. This show was canceled before opening night in 2022, and several actors cast for that run are returning. Four roles for male actors remain to be cast.

Auditions:
November 5, 7, & 8 @ 6:30 & 7:30 P.M. ET. Please sign up for only one slot.

Arts Center At Dunham
1945 Dunham Way
Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Please bring conflicts from March - May 18. Headshot and resume are encouraged but not required. Cold readings will be done from the script.

Rehearsals will begin in March 2024. Exact dates TBD

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A44AFA62BAAF58-44640145-audition#/

Cold readings will be done from the script.

If you cannot make any of these audition dates, email danhawkins66@gmail.com to arrange an alternate time.

Show Dates:
May 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, & 18, 2024, at the Arts Center At Dunham.

Synopsis:
Harlene Frye is going to marry her childhood sweetheart this weekend . . . assuming the typical Frye family hijinks don’t derail the wedding! Harlene and Attie’s future together is threatened when the bride-to-be’s awful ex-flame shows up with information she doesn’t want her fiancé to find out. And Harlene’s not the only Frye keeping secrets: Sammy Jo refuses to tell her family she’s moving even though all her bags are already packed. As if that isn’t enough, Dewey can’t figure out why people keep asking him to give his sister away, and busybody Ozella Meeks has somehow ended up as the wedding coordinator. Will the Fryes be able to get Harlene down the aisle in one piece? A bighearted comedy about family—Southern-style.

Characters:

(Previously Cast) HARLENE FRYE (30s)The oldest Frye daughter. She’s getting married this weekend. Maybe.

ATTICUS “ATTIE” VAN LEER (30s)  The Frye family lawyer and an all-around good guy. He’s marrying Harlene this weekend. Maybe.

(Previously Cast) DOROTHY FRYE (50s/60s)  The Mother of the Bride and the family matriarch. She hasn’t been sleeping well since the death of her husband.

(Previously Cast) SAMMY JO FRYE-LeFETTE (30s)  The middle child. She’s pretty sure she’s the perfect one.

DEWEY FRYE JR (18 to early 20s)  Dorothy’s youngest child. Some folks would say he’s one step short of a square dance, but he’s just dancing to his own tune. He won the lottery, and all he bought was a new phone.

(Previously Cast) MARTHA ANN FOX  (50s/60s) Dorothy’s best friend. She runs a dress shop with Dorothy.

(Previously Cast) FAIRY JUNE COOPER (50s/60s)  A friend of Dorothy and Martha Ann.

BEECHAM LeFETTE (30s)  Sammy Jo’s husband.

(Previously Cast) OZELLA MEEKS (60/70s)  A local busybody, chairwoman of the SonShine committee at the church, and a replacement wedding coordinator.

(Previously Cast) VESTER PICKENS (60s) A retired gentleman who made his fortune in the pickle business.

CARTER CANFIELD (30s)  Harlene’s smooth-talking ex-flame. He’s TV- Star-handsome, and he knows it.

Questions:
Contact director Dan Hawkins at danhawkins66@gmail.com.

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