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March 2018 Limelight Review

The Slate Is Approved for the 2018-2019 MPI Board by Michael Sauer

Here is the proposed slate, approved by the board on 2/3/18:

President - Steve Winslow (1 year term)
Treasurer - Arny Stoller (1 year term)
Secretary - Karen Zaugg (1 year term)
Jr. VP Business - Pat Kramer (2 year term)
Jr. VP Production - Tom Peters (2 year term)

Members at Large -
Michael Sauer (1 year term)
Linda Callahan (1 year term)
Maris Ryan (2 year term)
Brieanne Sheehan (2 year term)

The following members are serving the second year of their 2-year terms:
Sr. VP Business - Art Kibby
Sr. VP Production - Dan Maloney
Member at Large - Nancy Ann Storey

In addition, the board approved President Steve Winslow's appointment of Linda Callahan to fill the ending June 30, 2018
Thank you to the nominating committee members: Art Kibby and Steve Winslow.
The Annual Election will be held at the April Membership Meeting onSaturday, April 15, 2018

Mariemont Announces July Show for the 2018-2019 Season by Tom Peters
It is going to be 1959 all over again! The 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

Directed by Tom Peters
Choreographed by Jackie Miesle
Assistant Direction/Stage Management by Sara Krehbiel

This production will feature all the hit songs from the motion picture (Grease is the Word, Hopelessly Devoted, Sandy and You're the One That I Want)
as well as the classic stage songs (Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin', There are Worse Things I Could Do)

Mariemont Players and Director Ed Cohen Announce Auditions for All the Way by Robert Schenkkan

Audition Dates/Times:
7 PM Monday, March 12th
7 PM Tuesday, March 13th

7 PM Wednesday, March 14th

4101 Walton Creek Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227

Performance Dates:
July 13th-29th
***All those auditioning are REQUIRED to prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue.***

1963… An assassin’s bullet catapults Lyndon B. Johnson into the presidency. A Shakespearean figure of towering ambition and appetite, this charismatic, conflicted Texan hurls himself into the Civil Rights Act, a tinderbox issue emblematic of a divided America. Note: Graphic and crude language.

Seeking 17 men, 3 women. Various ages and types. Several African-American roles. Due to characters being historical figures, non-traditional casting is not possible.

The role of Martin Luther King Jr. has been cast, but all other roles including LBJ are open.

Additional Information
Rehearsals will begin after Memorial Day. Please bring a resume and head shot. For more information or to review the script, contact director Ed Cohen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

February Play Reading Report by Anna Nixon
Thanks to jef Brown’s assistance we read an hysterical comedy (no, not a farce!) called Skin Deep by Jon Lonoff, a multi-talented writer. We only had a select group in attendance but they certainly did it more than justice once again, thanks to Linda Callahan, Maris Ryan, Joyce and Art Kibby, John Nixon, Karen Rokich and yours truly.

Next reading: Tuesday March 20th. at 7.30 pm.
Break a leg to all the cast and crew of “Around the World in 80 days”.

A Big Thank You to All the Ushers for Becky’s New Car - by Art Kibby
Dan Maloney, Danny Davies, Rilla Foster, Jan Costello (2X), Merritt Beischel, Lauren Woodiwiss, Tom Storey, Betsy Bossart, Liz Venn, Steve Winslow, Mike Morehead (2X), Chuck Strain, Art and Joyce Kibby, Gudrun Raynor, Pat Kramer (2X), Ann Barfels, Chris Cullen, Karen Rokich (2X), Rita Winters, Audrey Morrison, Kathy Franklin, Karen Zaugg, Jan and Rob Krehbiel, Tim Carney, John and Ann Nixon, Lee Anne and Jim Waldfogle, Arny and Steph Stoller, Dava Lynn Biehl, and Nisrene Langenbrunner.

Director Notes from Becky’s New Car - by Tom Peters
I would like to thank all the people who helped to make “Becky’s New Car” a successful production. I want to thank all the people who did not make it into the program, such as all the ushers and people who helped with the strike. The show could not have happened without a group effort from everyone. Co-producers Kate Arnold and Zachery Riggins paved the way for a smooth riding production. I want to thank my “right and left hands”, stage manager/assistant director Sara Krehbiel and board op and desk builder Mikaela Wormely. Rarely as a director have I been
blessed with a cast with no weak links. This was such a cast! Thank you to Kate Arnold, Jay Dallas Benson, Linda Callahan, Jackie Miesle, Lon Nease, Traci Taylor, Maverick Thurston and Scott Unes. Thank you all for taking a ride in “Becky’s New Car”! - Tom Peters

Becky’s New Set Strike Workers We Thank YOU!
Kate Arnold
Jay Dallas Benson
Linda Callahan
Art Kibby
Pat Kramer
Sara Krehbiel
Dan Maloney
Jackie Miesle
Ryan Naish
Lon Nease
Tom Peters
Don Phillips
Traci Taylor
Eric Thomas
Maverick Thurston
Scott Unes
Jerry Wiesenhahn
Mary Kay
Brayden Wormely
Mikaela Wormely

All Over Town
Ed Cohen will serve as director for the September, 2018 production of A Few Good Men for the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts.

Sunset Players welcomes Lon Nease in the male lead role in their upcoming production of Angel Street, The play will be presented May 4th through May 19 at the The Arts Center at Dunham. Purchase tickets at

Village Players spring production Bingo! The Winning Musical directed by Peggy Kenney will star John Langley and Dee Anne Bryll will do the
choreography. The show plays April 20 through April 27th. Tickets on line at the Village Players website.

Congratulations to Laura Berkemeier and Jay Gossett on the recent announcement of their engagement.

Amy Sullivan will perform in Mason Community Players production, Enchanted April. Weekend performances run April 13-21. Tickets are available at

We are sad to report that Mariemont Players lost a friend and former member recently when Gail Wilson passed away.

Joe Hornbaker and Elzie Barker on the recent passing of Joe’s mother Alice Hornbaker.

February 2018 Limelight Review