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Your Guide to the Local Community Theater Season for 2018 and 2019

Community Theater 2018-2019One of the best parts about living in our region is the robust and diverse arts scene. In addition to a healthy roster of music venues and art museums, this area is FULL of both professional and community theatre. Below is a sampling of what some of our community theaters are offering this season. What are you looking forward to seeing?

Community theaters are listed alphabetically for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana:

Acting Up
Mason, Ohio 

  • Shrek the Musical – September 21-23, 2018

Beechmont Players
Anderson Center Theatre, Anderson Township, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • When We Are Married – May 11-19, 2018
  • The Canterville Ghost – July 27 – August 4, 2018
  • Widdershins – October 19-27, 2018
  • A Christmas Carol,  a Live Radio Play – December 14-16, 2018
  • Father of the Bride – February 15, 23, 2019
  • Over the Tavern – May 3-11, 2019

Beavercreek Community Theatre
3868 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, Ohio

  • Company –  June 15-25, 2018
  • Dreamgirls – August 31 – September 9, 2018
  • Fun Home – October 26 – November 4, 2018
  • Babes in Toyland – November 30 – December 9, 2018
  • A Little Piece in Heaven –January 25 – February 3, 2019
  • Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures – March 1-10, 2019
  • The Legend of Georgia McBride – May 3 – 12, 2019
  • Cabaret – June 21-30, 2019

Bespoke Theatre
Dayton, Ohio

  • Macbeth @  Garden Station – August 28 – September 6, 2018

Brookville Community Theatre
7700 Arlington Road, Brookville, Ohio

  • Mary Poppins – June 28 – July 15, 2018
  • Dearly Departed – September 6-16, 2018A Nice Family Christmas– November 8-18, 2018

CenterStage Players
Lockland High School Auditorium at 249 W. Forrer Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday – June 1-9, 2018
  • Parade– September 21-30, 2018
  • Madeline’s Christmas– December 6-9, 2018
  • Rabbit Hole – January 18-27, 2019
  • Vanya, Sonya, Masha and Spike – March 15-24, 2019
  • Hot’l Baltimore – April 26 – May 5, 2019

Cincinnati Music Theatre
Jarson Kaplan Theatre at the Aronoff, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Camelot – May 11-19, 2018

Dayton Playhouse
1301 E.Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, Ohio

  • Disney’s The Little Mermaid –  May 4-20, 2018 (2017-2018 season)
  • My Fair Lady – September 14-30, 2018
  • Murder on the Nile – November 2-11, 2018
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’ – January 18 – February 3, 2019
  • To Kill a Mockingbird –  March 8-17, 2019
  • to-be-betermined musical – May 3-19, 2019

Dayton Theatre Guild
430 Wayne Avenue, Dayton, Ohio

  • Bakersfield Mist – May 11-27, 2018 (2017-2018 season)
  • The Little Foxes – August 17 – September 2, 2018
  • This Random World – October 5-21, 2018
  • The Man Who Killed the Cure – November 16-25, 2018
  • The Shadow Box – January 11-27, 2019
  • Our Mother’s Brief Affair – March 1-17, 2019
  • Nice Girl – April 19 – May 5, 2019
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – June 7-23, 2019

The Drama Workshop at The Glenmore Playhouse
3716 Glenmore Avenue, Cheviot (Cincinnati), Ohio 

  • The Sting – May 4-20, 2018 (season 2017-2018)
  • Egad! The Woman in White – August 10-26, 2018
  • The Philadelphia Story – September 5 – October 21, 2018
  • A Taffeta Christmas – November 30 – December 16, 2018
  • Love, Loss and What I Wore – February 22 – March 10, 2019
  • Working – A Musical – May 3-19, 2019

The Fairfield Footlighters
Fairfield Community Arts Center, Fairfield, Ohio

  • I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – May 19-27, 2018

Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre
Harry T. Wilks Conference Center at 1601 University Boulevard, Hamilton, Ohio

  • Last Call at Chez Mort – May 18-19, 2018
  • Assassins – September 20-23, 2018
  • The Wedding Singer – October 4-7, 2018
  • Disney’s My Son Pinocchio –December 6-9, 2018

The Human Race Theatre Company
Loft Theatre at 126 N. Main Stree in Dayton, Ohio

  • Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End – April 19 – May 20, 2018
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) – May 31 – June 17, 2018
  • Banned From Baseball – September 6-23, 2018
  • An Act of God – November 1-18, 2018
  • Around the World in 80 Days – February 28-March 27, 2019
  • Sylvia – April 25 – May 12, 2018
  • Lizzie – June 13-30, 2019

Lebanon Theatre Company
10 S. Mechanic Street, Lebanon, Ohio

  • The Foreigner – May 18-27, 2018 (season 2017-2018)
  • Boeing, Boeing – September 21 – 30, 2018
  • Is He Dead? – February 15-24, 2019
  • She Loves Me – May 17-26, 2019

Loveland Stage Company
111 S. 2nd Street (Route 48), Loveland, Ohio

  • Don’t Drink the Water – May 11-20, 2018 (season 2017-2018)
  • Memphis the Musical – November 2-18, 2018
  • Disney’s The Little Mermaid – July13-22, 2019

Mariemont Players
Walton Creek Theater at 4101 Walton Creek Road, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • The Outgoing Tide – May 11-27, 2018 (season 2017-2018)
  • All the Way – July 13-29, 2018 (season 2017-2018)

Mason Community Players
2752 S US Route 42, Lebanon, Ohio

  • Red, White and Tuna – June 8-16, 2018
  • Man of La Mancha – July 27 – August 4, 2018
  • The Foreigner – September 28 – October 6, 2018
  • Sentimental Journey: A Salute to the OSU – November 9-18, 2018
  • The Visit (Winter 2019 – Dates to be determined)
  • Shear Madness (Spring 2019 – Dates to be determined)
  • to-be-determined musical (Fall 2019)
  • Tuna Does Vegas (Fall 2019- Dates to be determined)
  • The Last 5 Years (2019 – Dates to be determined)

Middletown Lyric Theatre
1530 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio

  • Present Laughter – June 8-16, 2018 (2017-2018 season)

Northern Kentucky Community Theater
Anderson Center Theater at 7850 Five Mile Road, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Horizons of Gold, A New Musical – August 24- September 2, 2018
  • It’s a Wonderful Life – November 29 – December 2, 2018

Playhouse South Community Theatre
3750 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, Ohio (moving to Springboro in Spring 2019)

  • Rock of Ages – May 11-20, 2018
  • School House Rock Live – June 11-13, 2018 (location: Springboro at North Park)

Rivertown Players
Lawrenceburg Indiana and surrounding areas

  • Urinetown the Musical – July 26-28, 2018
  • The Butler Did It! – October 26, 27, 2018
  • Godspell – November 2018
  • Disney’s Sleeping Beauty – Spring 2019

Town Hall Theatre
8200 McEwen Road, Dayton (Washington Township), Ohio

  • Madagascar A Musical Adventure – May 4-20, 2018
  • Camelot and Camelittle – June 1-3, 2018
  • Into the Woods, Jr. (TBD)
  • A Little Princess (TBD)

Springfield Civic Theatre
Various theater locations in Springfield, Ohio

  • The Spitfire Grill – August 10-11, 2018

Tipp City Plays Community Theatre
Tipp City, Ohio

Tri-County Players
Evendale Community Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (May 4-12, 2018)

Troy Civic Theatre
Troy City Park, Adams Street, Troy, Ohio

  • Making God Laugh – May 4-13, 2018 (season 2017-2018)

Union Community Theatre
Ferguson Community Center (Boone County Historic Courthouse) at 2988 Washington Street, Burlington, Kentucky

  • Snoopy The Musical – November 15-18, 2018

Village Players of Fort Thomas
8 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky

  • Contrary Tales – June 15-17, 2018

Yellow Springs Theater Company
Yellow Springs, Ohio

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream – July 2018

Xenia Area Community Theatre (X*ACT)
45 E. Second Street, Xenia, Ohio

  • You Can’t Take It With You – May 25-June 3, 2018 (season 2017-2018)

Follow current local Cincinnati productions at Behind the Curtain Cincinnati.

Some theaters have not posted their new season yet, so keep an eye out for updates. Let us know if there’s a theatre or show that we missed.

Get Spring Cleaning Right in Less Time

花火8You may procrastinate when it comes to spring cleaning because it is time consuming and not always enjoyable. Here are a few useful tips to make this job less painful to complete in a short amount of time:

One of the biggest areas for spring cleaning is the kitchen. Cleaning a refrigerator both inside and out doesn’t have to be a time-consuming process as long as you plan ahead. Slowly remove items as they’re used – without replacing them – so that there’s less clutter to take out.

Once your fridge is decluttered it will be a lot easier to remove all of the shelves and drawers and give them a good scrub without having to spend a lot of time removing and replacing food and drink items.

The bathroom is another area that requires a deeper clean over a given time. For showers with grout, it may be wise to first rub the affected areas with a high-grit sandpaper to clear off the top layer, and then carefully apply bleach to those stained areas to ensure there’s no leftover mildew. Once this is done, allow some time to dry and then apply sealant.

For faucets and shower heads covered in soap scum, scrubbing with balled-up aluminum foil will clear off debris with ease, without scratching the metal.

Unexpected Places
Spring cleaning isn’t just about getting at the “problem areas.”  You need to address less-considered parts of your home as well. For instance, countertops and cabinets can get a little dirtier than people might expect and cleaning them off with a high-power cleaning product, then sealing them, can help them stay much cleaner for years to come.

Here is a tip on cleaning windows: clean them on a cloudy day. Sunlight won’t dry out cleaners when applied, making the wipe-down more effective.

Need help with your spring cleaning efforts? Contact Sibcy Cline Home Services. They can put you in touch with local vendors to help get your home clean top to bottom.

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May 19-20, 2018 – Sibcy Cline Super Open House Weekend!

Sibcy Cline Super Open House WeekendThe weekend of May 19-20, 2018 is going to be a great one for home buyers: it’s a Sibcy Cline Super Open House Weekend. Look for may Sibcy Cline listed properties to be held open for preview. Mark your calendar now!

Look at homes for sale throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana.

How to Get Ready to Buy Your First Home

花火8When preparing to buy a home, it’s important for buyers to work with a real estate professional who can advise the best possible strategies for getting a mortgage and finding an affordable home. This partnership can make the real estate sales process go a lot more smoothly.

Perhaps the most important part of getting into the housing market for the first time is to do as much homework as possible before diving in. That means first determining what homes in a given area are selling for, and what that cost would mean in terms of monthly mortgage payments, mortgage insurance, homeowners insurance, property taxes and so on. Closing costs should also be considered.

A Strong Financial Profile
Buyers not only need to have savings available to make a sizable down payment, but  have the ability to afford the long-term cost of a home on an ongoing basis. Having a strong credit score will not only result in a good rating and unlock mortgage availability, but will also bring down mortgage rates (and thus the cost of a home.)

Additionally, larger down payments will reduce the principal of the loan. When buyers combine a high down payment (preferably in excess of 20 percent) along with good credit, they may position themselves to save tens of thousands of dollars over the life of their loans.

Keep in Mind
When trying to determine how much home buyers can afford, they should try to remember a few basic rules of thumb about housing costs. Generally speaking, experts advise that a mortgage payment should not cost more than one quarter of one’s monthly income. While there may be a little bit of wiggle room here, this is a good anchor point at which to set expectations for affordability.

Of course, some home buyers may have their sights set on properties that are more expensive than they can currently afford, especially with the way prices are rising in today’s market. This simply means they will need to put in more work to improve their credit score (to get a better rate) or put more into savings (to increase the size of a down payment).

Working with a real estate professional will help buyers truly understand what they should be looking for in the market and how they can best approach their home-buying efforts.

Interested in becoming pre-approved for a mortgage loan? Start with Sibcy Cline Mortgage Services.

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Kentucky Cavalcade of Homes 2018

KyCavalcadeOfHomesThe Kentucky Cavalcade of Homes is an annual tradition and this year’s home show features 20 homes from 12 local builders.

About the Show
The home show runs May 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20, 2018 from 12pm -5pm. Admission is free.

This home show is geographically scattered. Homes are located in Alexandria, Independence, Union, Florence, Burlington, Erlanger, Hebron, Dayton, Fort Thomas and Walton. Go here to finds addresses and a map.

The show also has a mobile app to find homes as well as features descriptions of all home show homes. Go here for the Apple app. Go here for Google Store app.

Looking to Build a New Home? Read some tips and contact your Sibcy Cline agent for even more information about building a new home.

Taste of Cincinnati – May 26-28, 2018 – A Very Tasty, Local Tradition!

TasteofCincinnati2018.pngThe Taste of Cincinnati is a long-standing tradition for Cincinnati, Ohio. This year celebrates its 40th anniversary as the nation’s longest-running free culinary festival. It began as a one-day event in Piatt Park (aka Garfield Park) in 1979. Since then, it has expanded into a three-day event held along Fifth Street in downtown Cincinnati.

What To Expect
Attend this event with an appetite. Enjoy 100s of different food tastes at the festival. In addition, you can enjoy 45 live music performances located on five stages along Fifth Street.

Food Trucks
Along with all of the food booths, you can also enjoy samplings from local food trucks at the Rhinegeist Food Truck Alley.

What’s New This Year
The Taste of Cincinnati is presenting a Music Bash on Sunday, May 27, 2018. The B-52’s, Rick Springfield and Loverboy will be on stage starting at 5pm. There is a charge for tickets – starting at $29.99.