Call for Auditions: Cabaret & The Merchant of Venice

Hipp Stage productions is holding local auditions at Peoples Bank Theatre on Sunday, February 26 at 5 p.m. for its summer stock theatre productions of Cabaret and The Merchant of Venice.

Hipp Stage productions is seeking men and women for both productions. Actors for Cabaret should be 17 years and older.

Actors should prepare a brief monologue from a Shakespeare work of their choosing.

Production dates are as follows:
Cabaret (Peoples Bank Theatre):

  • June 23 at 8 p.m.
  • June 24 at 8 p.m.
  • June 25 at 2 p.m.
  • June 30 at 8 p.m.
  • July 1 at 2 p.m.
  • July 2 at 2 p.m.

The Merchant of Venice (Muskingum Park):

  • June 29 at 8:30 p.m.
  • July 1 at 8:30 p.m.
  • July 2 at 8:30 p.m.
  • July 7 at 8:30 p.m.
  • July 8 at 8:30 p.m.
  • July 9 at 8:30 p.m.

Rehearsals will begin May 15.

For more information contact Geoff Coward at 917-640-3825 or geoff.robbie@nullgmail.com.

Official Selections announced for 2017 Colony Short Film Fest

The judges have spoken! The Colony Short Film Festival is pleased to announce its official selections for 2017. The Eleventh Annual Colony Short Film Festival will take place at the historic Peoples Bank Theatre in downtown Marietta, Ohio, March 2–4.

The Bouquet
( Belgium )
10:27
Directed by Julien Segard, Romain Carciofo
Written by Julien Segard, David Brenot
Produced by Cédric Delannoy, Pierre-Yves Bronsart, Antoine Levi, Jesse Salto, Louie Salto, Jacques Ballard

Mayfield
( United States )
19:30
Directed by Zach Daulton
Written by Zach Daulton
Produced by Zach Daulton, John Adrian Riley

Don’t Think About It
( United States )
12:12
Directed by Niv Klainer
Written by Niv Klainer
Produced by Victoria Aleksanyan, Jessica Caldwell

About the Boy who ate an Oakwood Chair
( Belgium )
28:07
Directed by Pieter Goethals
Written by Pieter Goethals
Produced by Pieter Goethals, Jimi Abidts

Murky Water
( United States )
08:20
Directed by Carl T. Rogers
Written by Carl T. Rogers
Produced by Alex White

Hope
( Switzerland )
06:02
Directed by Michael Scherrer
Written by
Produced by Samuel Scherrer

Four Day Weekend
( United States )
19:56
Directed by Nicole Jones
Written by Nicole Jones
Produced by Dan Asma, Nicole Jones, Jesse McClung

Pangaea
( United States )
06:12
Directed by Olivia Peace
Written by Olivia Peace
Produced by Ethan Senser

Destroy Madrid
( Spain )
09:29
Directed by Joseba Alfaro
Written by Joseba Alfaro
Produced by Joseba Alfaro

Pushing Buttons
( United States )
15:41
Directed by John Kerfoot
Written by John Kerfoot
Produced by John Kerfoot

Dads
( United States )
11:00
Directed by Ethan Roberts
Written by Ethan Roberts

Gardening At Night
( United States )
12:19
Directed by Shayna Connelly
Written by Shayna Connelly
Produced by Wendy Roderweiss

Father
( Canada )
09:13
Directed by Lella Satie
Written by Lella Satie
Produced by Alona Metzer

Entropy
( United States )
03:31
Directed by Mark Gerstein
Written by Mark Gerstein

In The Thicket – The Tony Bosco Story
( United States )
24:19
Directed by Nick Czerula
Produced by

Lonely Kingdom
( Japan )
20:00
Directed by Thom Southerland
Produced by Naomi Uechi, Thom Southerland

Agrinoui
( Cyprus )
19:40
Directed by Alexis Chaviaras
Written by Alexis Chaviaras, Christiana Vasiliou
Produced by A. CHAVIARAS PRODUCTIONS LTD.

State Inspection
( United States )
07:37
Directed by David Smith
Written by David Smith
Produced by Justin Litton, Ben Berry

Drew Gets It!
( United States )
20:30
Directed by Konrad Norris, Bryce Norris
Written by Katherine Leurck, David Leurck
Produced by Drew’s Rainbows Foundation, Inc.

Heather’s Painting
( United States )
15:05
Directed by Freddie Connor
Written by Freddie Connor
Produced by Freddie Connor

Hearts of Steel
( Canada )
20:51
Directed by Gayle Wilmot
Written by Gayle Wilmot
Produced by Gayle Wilmot, Kim Davidson

Invasion
( United States )
05:52
Directed by Ryan Murphy
Written by Ryan murphy

Isolamento
( Canada )
05:23
Directed by Carmelo Zucco
Written by Carmelo Zucco
Produced by Carmelo Zucco

The Kings
( United States )
16:20
Directed by Max Romanowski
Written by Austin Yoder
Produced by Ryan Avery

Infidel
( United States )
09:29
Directed by Carey Kight
Written by Carey Kight
Produced by Carey Kight, Nikhil Shukla, Tim Simek

Aftermath
( United States )
07:12
Directed by John Cantine
Written by John Cantine
Produced by John Cantine

In addition to our official selections, the Colony Short Film Festival will feature a collection of seven award-winning short films from Another Kind of Girl Collective, a group of Syrian teenage girls living in Jordan’s Za’atari Refugee Camp, documenting their everyday lives, on Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m. On Saturday, March 4, the festival will feature workshops on lighting and drone photography, as well as special guest Michael Lipton, and a screening of his recent short documentary: West Virginia My Home: Musicians and the Mountain State Experience. View the festival schedule. Tickets and VIP passes are available at the Peoples Bank Theatre website or by calling 740-371-5152.

Vote for Marietta February 9–16

BIG NEWS!

MARIETTA, OHIO IS IN THE RUNNING FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS REVOLUTION MAIN STREET CONTEST WHERE OUR COMMUNITY HAS THE CHANCE TO WIN $500,000 AND TO BE FEATURED ON SEASON 2 OF SBR’S HULU SERIES.

Is this the first you’ve heard of this?

READ HERE TO LEARN HOW WE ARE IN THE RUNNING.

The Small Business Revolution visited to Marietta on January 6th for a First Friday chock full of celebration, community building, interviewing, photographing, filming, laughter, and downtown Marietta, OH lovin’ that continued all the way into January 7th.

Our community is lucky to have so much to celebrate, and we are grateful to have the chance to share a piece of our story with The Small Business Revolution team.

The Small Business Revolution completed their tour of visiting all eight towns on the shortlist, down from 14,000 nominations. On the morning of February 9th, SBR will announce the finalists still in the running for $500,000 and to be featured on the 2nd season of their Hulu series.

What’s Next?

1. February 9th: Find Out if Marietta is a Finalist

We will find out if Marietta is a finalist between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. on February 9th, either via the SBR website and a Facebook Live or via a national media outlet as part of SBR’s national media publicity tour where Amanda Brinkman and Robert Herjavec will be discussing SBR, the Main Street Contest, and each of the 8 towns.

2. February 9th to February 16th: Vote for Marietta, OH Every Single Day

Voting is as follows: Each person can cast one vote per day, per device, per web browser. So, let’s say you have 1 desktop, 1 laptop, 1 cell phone, and 1 tablet. Each device currently has 3 different web browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome). That means that you, as one person, would be able to cast 12 votes per day through 9 p.m. on February 16th.

All voting is online-only, from February 9th to February 16th only, and only through the Small Business Revolution website: smallbusinessrevolution.org

3. February 22nd: Winner Announced

The Small Business Revolution team will announce the winner of the contest on February 22nd. The goal is for SBR to host a live announcement event where each finalist community will gather at a selected location. Stay tuned for details!


How you can help…

  1. Vote for Marietta, OH every single day from February 9th to February 16th on every device you have in every browser you have.
  2. Encourage as many people in your network to also vote for Marietta, Ohio daily, on each device, on each browser. This is a nationwide vote, so help us reach far and wide to rack up the votes for Marietta!
  3. Share your #MyMarietta story on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter about why people should vote for Marietta. What makes Marietta so special? What impact do you think The Small Business Revolution could have on downtown? What are your favorite things about Marietta?

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