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True West Cast Announced

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Director Jay Johnson has announced the cast of Studio Players’ True West, to be performed at Paradigm Coffee & Music January 26-28, 2017.

Making their Studio Players debuts are Jeremy Jochman as Austin, Brian Prestley as Lee, and Sharon Quinn as Mom. Returning to Studio Players is Dan Hennell as Saul. Elizabeth Johnson will act as Assistant Director, with additional assistance from Mariya Grabow.

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From top left: Jeremy Jochman, Brian Prestley, Sharon Quinn, Dan Hennell
Photo credit Andrew Delong

Sons of a desert dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee’s trashy Western tale.

Tickets are available now and can be purchased online or in person at Paradigm Coffee & Music at 1202 North 8th Street during regular business hours.

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Comedy ‘True West’ Auditions Dec 4

Director Jay Johnson has announced auditions for Studio Players’ second show of the season, the Sam Shepard comedy True West. Auditions for all roles will be held on December 4 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Horace Mann Middle School. For more information, please contact studioplayers@outlook.com.

The Plot: Sons of a desert dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee’s trashy Western tale.

The Roles:

Austin (20s-30s) is a straight-laced, ambitious screenwriter eager to sell his period drama to a big Hollywood producer and burdened by the presence of his brother, Lee.

Lee (20s-30s) is a charming drunk, a thief, prone to acts of violence, and generally combative in most situations.

Saul Kimmer (40s-50s) is a Hollywood producer who believes in Austin’s talent but is charmed by Lee’s big ideas.

Mom (50s-60s) is (appropriately) Austin and Lee’s mother, who makes a brief appearance late in the play to shed some light on the world from which these two very different siblings sprang.

Auditions for The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence

Watson_WebArtStudio Players and director Dan Burkey are pleased to announce auditions for The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence.

Auditions will take place May 23rd and 24th, 6-8 PM at the SASD Rec Department (new location).

WHAT:

This time-hopping romantic comedy by the whip-smart Madeleine George focuses on the private lives and loves of the people who stand behind the scenes of greatness.

WHO:
Three actors will play a number of roles that span time and space but conveniently have the same names each time:

Eliza, 30s Brilliant visionary programmer with a tumultuous love life. Plucky midcentury radio host. Victorian damsel in distress.
Merrick, 40s-50s  Bumbling modern politician. Brilliant Victorian inventor with a troubled love life.
Watson, 20s-60s A century’s worth of Watsons, determined to improve the lives of others:
Dr. Watson, sidekick to Sherlock Holmes. Thomas A. Watson, sidekick to Alexander Graham Bell (“Mr. Watson, Come here, I want you”). Watson, the supercomputer that beat Ken Jennings on Jeopardy! Josh Watson, an amiable guy who fixes computers.

Potentially handy (but not mandatory) superpowers include British accents, quick costume changes, and mustache growing.

WHEN and WHERE

AUDITIONS: May 23rd and 24th, 6-8 PM at Horace Mann Middle School (Leslie W. Johnson Theater), with possible callbacks May 25th, as needed.
Performances will be June 30-July 2 at the Paradigm Annex.

If you’d like more information or a perusal copy of the play, contact Dan Burkey at dpburkey@gmail.com.

Levi Kohlmann cast in Buyer & Cellar

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Director Kirt Graves is pleased to announce that Levi Kohlmann has been cast as Alex More in Buyer & Cellar. A Plymouth native, Kohlmann is making his Studio Players debut while also tackling his first major role on stage. He has a lifetime of experience performing in church skits and a talent for puppeteering. He not only narrates the zany comedy as Alex More, but he also embodies a half dozen other characters in this one man satire.

Buyer & Cellar tells the story of a fictional character working in the very real shopping mall-like basement of the original Funny Girl superstar. The comedy is the second show of Studio Players’ fourth season, which runs March 10-12, 2016. Tickets are available now on www.paradigmannex.ticketleap.com.

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Second date of auditions to be held for Buyer & Cellar

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Studio Players has adjusted its fourth season calendar, moving Buyer & Cellar to March 10-12, 2016. In order to accommodate this change, director Kirt Graves will hold a second date of auditions for interested actors on Monday, January 18. Actors should contact Kirt directly at kirtgraves@outlook.com to schedule an audition time that evening.

Actors who would like to audition but are not available on January 18 are encouraged to contact Kirt in order to schedule another time prior to January 18.

Buyer & Cellar features one male actor in his 20s or 30s who will portray several characters during a 90-minute show. Previous theatrical experience will be considered but is not required.

THE STORY: Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.

 

Studio Players moves final two shows of the fourth season

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In order to accommodate a busy theatre season, Studio Players has adjusted its schedule for the two remaining shows of its fourth season.

Buyer & Cellar, originally scheduled for January, will now run from Thursday, March 10 to Saturday, March 12, 2016. Director Kirt Graves will hold a second round of auditions on Monday evening, January 18, by appointment.

The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence, which was originally scheduled for March, will now run from Thursday, June 30 to Saturday, July 2, 2016. Dan Burkey, co-creator of Mad Yarn Theatre Company, will direct.

For more information about either show, email studioplayers@outlook.com.

 

Audition Date Set for Buyer & Cellar

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Auditions for Buyer & Cellar by Jonathan Tolins, Studio Players’ second show of their fourth season, will be held Saturday, December 19 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at The Paradigm Annex. Actors will be asked to read from prepared sides.

Buyer & Cellar features one male actor in his 20s or 30s who will portray several characters during a 90-minute show. Previous theatrical experience will be considered but is not required.

THE STORY: Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.

Interested actors may contact director Kirt Graves with questions at kirtgraves@outlook.com.

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Cast Announced

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Director Tom Berger has announced the cast of Studio Players’ upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Show. The cast includes returning Studio Players actors Hannah Benton (The Laramie Project), Koral Rose Curkeet (Extremities), Sarah Huebner (Dog Sees God), and Timmy Wiverstad (Dog Sees God). The complete cast list follows.

Dr. Frank ‘N Furter – Scott Schmidt
Brad – David Quinn
Janet – Hannah Benton
Riff Raff – Duncan Doherty
Magenta – Koral Rose Curkeet
Columbia – Sarah Huebner
Eddie / Dr. Scott – Timmy Wiverstad
Narrator – Lee Trotta
Rocky – Sean Lavallee
Phantoms – Jennifer Wunderlin, Caylee Sparks, Tiffany Bauer

The Rocky Horror Show opens on Thursday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. Performances continue on Friday, October 30 & Saturday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m., with a special performance at midnight on Saturday, October 31. Tickets can be purchased online at www.paradigmannex.ticketleap.com.

THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE WATSON INTELLIGENCE Will Play One Week Earlier Than Originally Announced

In order to avoid conflicts with other performances happening in the Paradigm music venue and other local theatrical productions, Studio Players’ production of The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence will play March 10-12 at 7:30 p.m., one week earlier than originally announced.

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Watson was a 2014 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and explores society’s changing relationship with objects through the lives of four notable Watsons.

Watson: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning Jeopardy! champ; amiable techno-dweeb who, in the present day, is just looking for love.

These four constant companions become one in this brilliantly witty, time-jumping, loving tribute (and cautionary tale) dedicated to the people—and machines—upon which we all depend.

Watson will close Studio Players’ fourth season. The seasons begins with The Rocky Horror Show on October 29, 2015.

For more information on Studio Players, contact studioplayers@outlook.com.

Audition Dates for THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Announced

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Tom Berger, the director of Studio Players’ much anticipated production of The Rocky Horror Show will hold auditions on September 12 & 13 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Paradigm Annex. Actors should prepare 32 bars from a rock musical and come prepared to dance.

Please note that The Rocky Horror Show contains mature language and themes. You must be 18 years old or older to audition.

Performances of The Rocky Horror Show will take place October 29-31, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., with an additional midnight performance on Halloween night.

A complete character breakdown and music samples can be found through the publisher, Samuel French.

For additional information, contact studioplayers@outlook.com.