Stagecrafters really began in the 1930s and continued into the early 1940s. At the start of World War II, the group ceased production of plays. In 1950, the J.C.C. Board of Directors brought together a group of 50 people to organize activities for young adults. Out of this emerged a theatre group, once again called STAGECRAFTERS. The first play, Goodbye, My Fancy, was produced in April of 1952, and from that time the group grew into a successful theatre organization.
Over the years Stagecrafters has won many Orchid Awards given by ACT Cincinnati and also awards from OCTA (Ohio Community Theatre Association). Our 2012-2013 season was no exception.
Our group is always looking for people to work behind the scenes, whether it be in set construction, public relations, painting, costuming, sound, or any of the other myriad activities that go into making up a total production. The experiences and associations you find in community theatre can be very rewarding. If you are interested in becoming part of our group, please complete the contact form below. It is not necessary that you have experience, just a willingness to help!
We are grateful to our audience for their wonderful support over the years and look forward to continuing this important relationship in the coming years.
We encourage you, your family, friends and neighbors to join us in celebrating our 62nd continuous season!
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All performances will be at the Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road.
Parking is available in the municipal lot on Walnut Street adjacent to the theater. Accessible parking is available in the lot on the south side of the building off Walnut Street.
Presenting our 62nd Continuous Season
Bus Stop by William Inge, directed by Eve Bolton
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, is the passenger with most to worry about. She's been pursued, made love to and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana. As a counterpoint to the main romance, the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver at last find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who works in the cafe also gets her first taste of romance. (Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.)
September 28, October 4 & 5 at 8:00 p.m. and September 29 & October 6 at 3:00 p.m. 2013. The cast features Chris Bishop, Crystal Bryan, Mike Hughes, Jon Jackson, Mark Metzner, Elaine Michael, Kaylee Michael and Justin Spencer.
The Dixie Swim Club by Nicholas Hope, Jessie Jones & Jamie Wooten, directed by Karen Vanover
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on the North Carolina Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period ofthirty-three years.A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.
(Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.)
March 8, 14 & 15 at 8:00 p.m. and March 9 & 16 at 3:00 p.m. 2014
Dearly Beloved by Nicholas Hope, Jessie Jones & Jamie Wooten, directed by Michael L. Morehead
The Futrelle sisters, Frankie, Honey Rae and Twink, are throwing a wedding. Frankie has almost made herself sick with elaborate preparations for her daughter Tina Jo's antebellum inspired wedding and the rumor mill in their small town of Fayro, Texas, is working overtime. No surprise there, the Futrelle Sisters have never been strangers to gossip. After all, they did survive the scandalous break-up of their almost-famous gospel singing trio, the Sermonettes. In spite of her own marital problems, Frankie has held steadfastly to the hope that she could pull off one "final Futrelle occasion" with style and elegance, with the help of the cantankerous wedding coordinator, Miss Geneva, who runs the local flower shop/bus depot. But on the day of the nuptials Frankie's hope begins to dim. Will the wedding come off without a hitch and what has Clovis Sanford's House of Meat got to do with it? Will the Sermonettes reunite? You'll just have to see this rollicking comedy to find out. (Presented through special arrangement with Dramatist's Play service Inc.)
May 10, 16 & 17 at 8:00 p.m. and May 11 & 18 at 3:00 p.m. 2014
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Individual show ticket price: $17
Students (must show ID): $12
Groups of 10 or more (paid in advance): $12