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 2014-2015 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 65th continuous season!
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All performances will be at the Sharonville Cultural 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.There is no parking allowed in the north lot adjacent to the building.
Presenting our 65th Continuous Season
Catch Me If You Can by Robert Thomas, Jack Weinstock & Willie Gilbert.
Overflowing with mirth, this whodunit is exciting from beginning to end. An advertising man who has brought his bride to the boss' mountain lodge for a honeymoon calls in the local police to investigate her sudden disappearance. Enter a pretty young girl who insists over his protests that she is the missing wife. A priest backs up her story. A funny little man who owns a delicatessen enters and before you know it there are two murders in the isolated lodge. "The final 15 minutes will reward you as a murder mystery should." - The New York Times. Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
October 29, November 4 & 5 at 8:00 p.m. and October 30 & November 6 at 3:00 p.m. 2016.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.
In this superlative mystery comedy, statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantle of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten "soldiers" met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other, or their apparently absent host and hostess, are lured to the island and, along with two house servants, are marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead - poisoned. One down and nine to go!
Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.) The cast features Esther Cunningham, Patty Grasty, Julie Jordan, Albert Kinnett, Joe Kozak, Russ McGee, Steve Murphy, Glenn Schaich, Doug Tumeo, Jim Waldfogle & Richard Zenk. Online sales are now open. Just click on the link below.
March 4, 10 & 11 at 8:00 p.m. and March 5 & 12 at 3:00 p.m. 2017
All My Sons by Arthur Miller.
During the war Joe Keller and Steve Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the factory turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. Keller went free and made a lot of money. The twin shadows of this catastrophe and the fact that the young Keller son was reported missing during the war dominate the action. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever, the bitterness of George Deever returned from the war to find his father in prison and his father's partner free, are all set in a structure of almost unbearable power. A tremendously impressive drama that received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. Miller based his play on a true incident that occurred at the Wright Aeronautical Corp. in Lockland, OH. (Presented through special arrangement with Dramatist's Play Service, Inc.) The cast features Peggy Allen, Meagan Blasch, Chris Bishop, Linda Callahan, Olaf Eide, Aaron Epstein, Jennifer Fisher, Burt McCollom, Josh Roden and Henry Weghorst
May 13, 19 & 20 at 8:00 p.m. and May 14 & 21 at 3:00 p.m. 2017
Season Subscriptions - 3 Shows $40
Individual show ticket price: $17
Students (must show ID): $12
Groups of 10 or more (paid in advance): $12 Use the contact form for info on ordering group tickets or call 513 909-6918. Tickets are good for any performance.