Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre has closed up shop on its fall show, "My Way." Hundreds of locals came to see the musical tribute to Frank Sinatra. And as one show closes, another is well underway: "Children of Eden" cast and production crew have been rehearsing. The musical will be on the Parrish Auditorium stage Nov. 30-Dec. 3. The cast list is posted on this website — click the "announcements" tab to see it.
We're not the only theater company busy right now ... Encore Youth Theatre has its fall show in full swing as well. "Wizard of Oz," directed by GHCT board member Angie Neal, will be performed four times Oct. 27-29, also at Parrish Auditorium. The show features Butler County you in grades 3-6.
The Rotary Club of Hamilton has an annual musical, and for 2018 it has selected "Disney's Beauty and the Beast." Auditions will be Dec. 3-4 at the Fitton Center. Look for "Hamilton Rotary Presents" on Facebook for info on that. It will be directed by GHCT board member Rodney Neal.
Also coming up are auditions for GHCT's "The Foreigner," directed by Matt Neal. The comedic play is to be on stage in February, with auditions slated for Dec. 5-6 at the Creative Center at the Palace, 215 S. Third St., Hamilton. Click the "auditions" tab on this website for more information on that.
It's a busy time for GHCT! Not only are we moving our set pieces to the bigger theater tomorrow, we're planning for our booth at Operation Pumpkin, AND "Children of Eden" rehearsals have already started. We don't often have TWO shows rehearsing at the same time, but all of the shows we've chosen for this season are big ones. We needed more time for everything! It's a lot of work but a lot of fun, too.
If you can help us with set moving tomorrow, be at the Creative Center at the Palace, 215 S. Third St., by noon. If you can't, please come see the show! Tickets are available at (513) 737-PLAY or here on our website.
The public is invited to a musical revue with dozens of songs paying homage to Frank Sinatra. The show is performed Oct. 5-7 and 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at Parrish Auditorium on the Miami University Hamilton campus.
"My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra" features four singers and three musicians singing Sinatra's songs. It is directed by Brian Smith with vocal and musical direction by Ryan Heinrich. It is produced by Mandy Gambrell, and the choreographer is Olivia Pannek.
Tickets to "My Way" are available at www.ghctplay.com or by calling (513) 737-PLAY. The cost is $17 with discounts for seniors and students.
The public is invited to audition for Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre's winter play, "The Foreigner."
Auditioners are asked to prepare a brief comedic monologue or joke. Sides will be provided at the audition.
Head shots and resumes are not required.
Auditions will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 at the Creative Center at the Palace, GHCT's home building, 215 S. Third St., Hamilton.
"The Foreigner" will be performed Feb. 15-18, 2018 at Parrish Auditorium on the Miami University Hamilton campus, 1601 University Blvd., Hamilton.
The director is Matt Neal and producers are Ryan and Erin Heinrich. "The Foreigner" is sponsored by The Honorable John R. and Shirley Moser.
Get more information at www.ghctplay.com or call (513) 737-PLAY.
The Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre will perform "Legally Blonde" the musical in Spring 2018. Director McLean Strickland has set auditions for Jan. 6-7, 2018.
The show will be on stage at Parrish Auditorium on the Miami University Hamilton campus in April 2018.
There are several roles to fill. Get details by clicking "auditions" at www.ghctplay.com.
"Legally Blonde" is produced by Tracy Botos. The show's sponsor is Gena R. Larison, Attorney At Law.
Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre member John Miller — some know him as "Santa" — is seeking singers to record a demo CD for a show.
Here is an email John sent to GHCT asking for help finding people:
Could you announce through the GHCT membership e-mail that I am searching for singers to record a demo sound track for my recent sesquicentennial celebration creation? "General Palmer's Colorado Springs." The musical is for Colorado Springs, Colorado. (I created the 2015 bicentennial musical: "Imagine! Mason.")
I will be doing the recording with a portable recording studio which records many "layers" of each song. I can record individuals and then mix the layers. Therefore, an individual could "perform" various character vocals if need be.
Because this CD is basically a "Demo" to promote the show, ages of voices are not that critical.
The concept of the show is the founding of the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The time span is post Civil War until 1890s.
This a heavily dominated male musical with very limited female characters and only a few children.
But ideally, whose voices designate their character:
6 - Young men: ages: 20-45
3 - Older men: ages: 40-60
3 - Young boys: ages 6-12
3 - Young women: ages 20-45
3- Older women: ages 40-60
2- Young girls: ages 10-15
(Men and women ensembles of any age. These ensembles songs can be performed by the main characters for the "Demo.")
All the music was written in very moderate ranges.
Men are mid-baritones to mid-tenors.
Women are high-altos to mid-sopranos.
No solos for the children, only ensemble.
I will be able to supply MP3 audio files and scores. Individuals can rehearse at their convenience.
I will be able to record one (or a few voices) at their leisure and location.
My music associate is currently writing the full orchestral arrangements these next couple of weeks.
I will be out of the country August 26 through September 2. I would like to have the CD completed the end of September is possible.
Colorado Springs' sesquicentennial is in four years. To stay on schedule, the script and music had to be created by mid-August. The orchestration has to be completed in early September and the audio demo CD finalized mid-October for presentation.
CONTACT: John Miller