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"Once Upon a Naptime" follows the journey of Shane Armstrong, a celebrity who has found himself in the dream world of Julia. But why is he here? Who is the girl? Come along and find out!
One actor, one actress, and one non-speaking role are needed to tell this story. Auditionees will be asked to perform a modern one-minute monologue and then will be asked to read scenes from other plays....Read more
Feb. 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m. | Feb. 16 at 2 p.m....Read more
AU Theatre has been collaborating with several guest artists since October even though they are scattered across the country with credentials from NYC to Wooster's Ohio Light Opera as well as an alumnus. With the use of technology, production meetings are held on a weekly basis through Skype and other electronic sources. Eventually, all of the guest artists will arrive on campus to put the finishing touches on their designs, choreography and music direction in direct collaboration with the theatre students.
D. Justin Bilewicz, III, Costume Designer, has theatrical credits which extend across Northeast Ohio, working as a costume designer for community and academic theatre. He is also the costume shop supervisor for Ashland University. Justin is the co-drama advisor for Marion L. Steele High School in Amherst, and co-runs The Palace Youth Theatre in Lorain, Ohio. Justin's costume design credits include Mothers and Sons (Beck Center for the Arts); Carrie, the Musical and Grease (Sandstone Summer Theatre); Waiting For Lefty (Case Western Reserve University); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Fine Arts Association); Willy Wonk, Parade and Annie (French Creek Theatre); The Trojan Women, Little Women (Ashland University); Beauty and the Beast (Sandstone Summer Theatre); and Patrick Barlow's A Christmas Carol (French Creek Theatre).
Daniel Huston, Lighting Designer, is a freelance lighting designer who lives in New York City. Some favorite designs include: Candide, Iolanthe (Ohio Light Opera), Assassins (University of South Dakota), SEX! (The Dirty Blondes, NYC). He is also the resident lighting designer for Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theatre (NYC) and the Ohio Light Opera. Daniel currently is adjunct professor and staff master electrician at Montclair State University. Daniel is very excited for the opportunity to work at Ashland University.
Richard Ingraham, Sound Designer, is a freelance sound designer and AV systems designer for Charcoalblue. He has worked at numerous theatres, schools and attractions in the Cleveland area and throughout...Read more
Directed by Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames, Associate Professor of Theatre, with music direction by Deborah Logan, the show uses the storytelling magic of ABBA's timeless songs which propel this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. This sunny and funny story unfolds on a Greek island paradise on the eve of Sophie Sheridan's (Macy Campbell, Genoa) wedding. She is on a quest to discover the identity of her father and brings three men -- Harry, Bill and Sam (Nathan Roblin, Mansfield; Will Taylor, Fairborn; Tristan Peterman, Canton, respectively) to the island. They last visited the island 20 years ago with Sophie's mother, Donna (Mia Kardotzke, Clyde).
Donna's friends and fellow singers from their former group called the Dynamos -- Tanya and Rosie (Syd Genter, Mansfield; Emily Schordock, Westlake), reflect on their younger days in the 70s. In contrast, Sophie, her fiance, Sky (David Tomlinson, Parma Heights) and the other twenty-year-olds from the 90s (Katie Snell, Sandusky; Kailee Shaver, Westlake; Jacob Cain, Rocky River; Mark Gorsuch, Ashland) pursue their dreams and aspirations.
Other cast members include Bethany Double (Farmdale), Jenny Fleck (Findlay), Sarah Graham (Kettering), AnnMarie Hill (Mansfield), Lila Wolfe (Mansfield), Luke Martin (Beaver Fall, PA), Matt Plumb (Elyria) and Hayley Thacker (New Philadelphia).
With theatre credits strewn from New York City to Cleveland and Wooster's Ohio Light Opera, the show's designers include guest artists Kiah Kayser, scenic designer; AU alumnus D. Justin Bilewicz, III, costume designer; Daniel Huston, lighting designer; Richard Ingraham, sound designer; while Katie Gibson is the...Read more