Standing Room Only Theatre Company Presents Hair!

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February 10, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                                                                 Contact:

                                                                                 Kenisha Sanders

                                                                                216-647-8374

kenisha_sanders@yahoo.com

                                                                                       Executive/Artistic Director

                                                                               Nancy S. Nocks

                                                                              614-258-9495

                                                                                         sro.nocks@yahoo.com

Standing Room Only Theatre Company Presents Hair!

 

Standing Room Only Theatre Company is staged March 6-15, 2015 in the Van Fleet Theatre at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215.

Hair opens on March 6, running through March 15, 2015. Hair features music by Gail MacDermot, lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni. This rock musical has garnered Tony Awards for “Best Score from and Original Cast Show Album” and “Best Revival of the Musical” in 2009. Hair features hit songs including Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In and Good Morning Starshine. Hair tells the story of Vietnam-era youths who are disenchanted with the status quo. This musical is intended for mature audiences.

 

Hair is directed by Theatre Roundtable award winner Frank Barnhart. The cast includes Ricky Locci (Berger), Nick Evans (Woof), Ryan Patrick Jones (Hud), Sean Felder (Claude), Michelle Weiser (Jeannie), Sharon Kibe (Dionne), Kelly Hogan (Crissy), Kim Mollett (Shelia), and Perry L. Meyer (Margaret Mead). Ensemble also includes Denise Anderson, Alex Lanier, Josh Stepp, Tim Lockett, Devon Porter, Samuel Price, Kyle Salmons, Cassie Gress, Maria Sagan, Tiarra Marshall, Sylvia Gonzalez and Danielle Webster.

Hair show times and dates are 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6; 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 8; 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 13; 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. Tickets for all shows are $21 for adults, $18 for senior citizens (55+), $16 for SRO members, $12 for students. Tickets can be purchased by going to the website at http://www.srotheatre.org. Discounted group tickets (10+ people) are available.

SRO’s mission is to produce invigorating theater that breaks generational boundaries.  

For more information, please visit www.srotheatre.org.

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Press Release: State of the Arts Productions Presents: Caroline, or Change

January 20, 2015

For Immediate Release

State of the Arts Productions Presents: Caroline, or Change

Columbus-Based Production Company Tackles Civil Rights-Era Story

 

State of the Arts Productions presents the groundbreaking musical Caroline, or Change. A provocative story of political change, social change and pocket change. Set in one of the most dramatic times in America’s history the TONY-nominated Caroline, Or Change tackles tough social issues that still resonate today.

COLUMBUS, OH — State of the Arts Productions (SoArtsPro) kicks off the 2015 creative season with the musical Caroline, or Change by Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and Jeanine Tesori (Shrek the Musical).  Performance dates will run from February 27 – March 1.
Taking on the complexities of race; embraces the climate of the time; and telling a story of redemption, the musical is set in Louisiana during the fall of 1963 when the nation, already dealing with the civil rights movement, was rocked by the death of a president. Amid such turbulent times, Caroline provides stability for both her own restless daughter and the Jewish family that employees her.

“This story is timeless and relevant, with regards to the present climate in the United States,” said Gwen Edwards, SoArtsPro Executive Director.  “Caroline is a character who, in her own way, was able to conquer giant social issues of her day.  To many, she is relatable.  To most, she is a heroine.”

Caroline, or Change has collected nearly every award attainable for a theatrical production: the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress (along with six nominations including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, and Best Director), Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Lead and Featured Actress, and Outstanding Choreography. The show captured two Obie Awards for Outstanding Performance and Special Citations for Kushner and Tesori, and in 2007 it won the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

Caroline, or Change is directed by Jack Peterson with musical direction by Kimberly English Cole and features the debut of Talmarita Kenner as Caroline. Caroline, or Change is a dynamic work which has the power to change the way audiences think about musical theatre.

For more information about show dates, tickets and location, please visit: www.soartspro.com, or call: (614) 266-4562.
PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Dates: February 27 – March 1, 2015
Time: Friday & Saturday 8:00pm  Sunday 2:00 pm

Location: Columbus Performing Arts Center’s Shedd Theatre, 549 Franklin Ave. Columbus, OH 43215

TICKETS

Tickets are available now for $18.

Purchase three ways:
Online:  www.soartspro.com
By phone: 614-266-4562
Mail-in order form: Available online  www.soartspro.com

About SoArtsPro

State of The Arts Productions (SoArtsPro), started as a dream in the mind of the Artistic Director Quentin Edwards. With the help of a select board of directors including current Broadway performers and community members SoArtsPro will bring a different breed of theater to the Columbus area.  Our seasons will be diverse and different; including the classics and contemporary Broadway musical fare.  SoArtsPro believes that theatre can and should be for everyone.

Standing Room Only Theatre Company and A&B Theatricals Present The Lost Traveler in the Multiverse!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Kenisha Sanders
kenisha_sanders@yahoo.com

Standing Room Only Theatre Company and A&B Theatricals Present The Lost Traveler in the Multiverse!

Standing Room Only Theatre Company and A&B Theatricals presented their first rehearsed reading which will be staged in the Van Fleet Theatre of the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215.

The Lost Traveler in the Multiverse tells the story of a physicist who works with String Theory, the notion that there are alternative universes wrapped within the one we consciously experience. This idea gradually emerges in the multiple possibilities that face the protagonist as he retires from his teaching position in a university physics department and begins to live through them. He embarks on adventures into other dimensions in a dream form that allows him to live all the possibilities.

All the roles are doubled with the exception of the protagonist. This comedy addresses the basic questions of identity and how the choices we make ultimately help to shape it. The Lost Traveler in the Multiverse is a world premiere production by Theatre Roundtable Award winning playwright Bill Cook and directed by Joe Bishara. The cast includes Ralph Scott (Retiring College Physics Professor), Josie Merkle (Ellen) and Mary Beth Griffith (Young Ellen).

The Lost Traveler in the Multiverse opens on January 9 and January 10, 2015.

Showtime’s are 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 9 and 8:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10.

Tickets for all shows are $6 available presale or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased

by going to the website at http://www.srotheatre.org.

SRO’s mission is to produce invigorating theater that breaks generational boundaries.

For more information, please visit http://www.srotheatre.org

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It’s time to say Bye Bye Birdie

Kathy Taylor (as Mrs. Mae Peterson) from left to right, Justin Labelle (as Albert Peterson), *Nicolette Montana (as Rose Alvarez) *Appears by permission of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

From left to right: Kathy Taylor (as Mrs. Mae Peterson), Justin Labelle (as Albert Peterson), *Nicolette Montana (as Rose Alvarez)
*Appears by permission of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

Standing Room Only Theatre Company in association with Music Legends Live presents Bye Bye Birdie. This musical production will be staged October 24 – November 2, 2014 at the Shedd Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215.

Ricky Locci (as Conrad Birdie), Kelly Hogan (as Kim MacAfee)

Ricky Locci (as Conrad Birdie), Kelly Hogan (as Kim MacAfee)

Bye Bye Birdie, directed by David Bahgat with musical direction by Jeff Hamm, and choreography by Zoe Lathan, tells the story of Rock ‘n Roll legend, Conrad Birdie (loosely based on Elvis Presley), who receives a draft notice to serve in the army. As part of a publicity stunt, he travels to the small town of Sweet Apple, Ohio to sing one last song and plant one last kiss on a lucky member of his fan club. This musical with book by Michael Stewart, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, It has been adapted into a 1963 film, a 1995 TV-movie, and a recent 2009 Broadway revival.

Show times and dates are 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 24; 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 26; 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31; 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 1; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 2.

Tickets for all shows are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (55+), $15 for SRO members, $10 for students, and $15 for adults and seniors for the 10:30 a.m. Friday, performances. Tickets can be purchased by going to the website at www.srotheatre.org. Discounted group tickets (10+ people) are available. For group sales, or further information, leave a message at 614-258-9495.

Avery Bank (as Helen) from left to right, Harriet Brennan (as Suzie), Madeline Bolzenius (as Alice),  Katie Wagner (as Margie), hanging upside down is Cara Corrigan (as Deborah Sue) , Margaret Hall (as Nancy),  *Cherish Myers (as Ursula Merkle) *Appears by permission of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

From left to right: Avery Bank (as Helen), Harriet Brennan (as Suzie), Madeline Bolzenius (as Alice), Katie Wagner (as Margie), hanging upside down is Cara Corrigan (as Deborah Sue), Margaret Hall (as Nancy), *Cherish Myers (as Ursula Merkle)
*Appears by permission of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.