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July 28, 2007

Auditions for "The Creeper of the House of Blue Lights" Comedy Play Announced

The Stage Actors’ Workshop will hold auditions for the family-friendly comedy, “The Creeper of the House of Blue Lights” written by D. Chapelle. Three males and three females are needed. In addition some staff positions are available. Auditions will be held at the Freemasons' Hall Theater, 525 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN. 46204 at 2 pm on Sunday, August 5, and at 7 pm, Wednesday, August 8, and Thursday, August 9. Performances will be at the same venue weekends, October 5, through October 28. The age range for actors is 18 through 90. Actors will read from the script. For information or directions call Bob Rini at 634-9063 or 201-3436 or e-mail at: saw_theater@yahoo.com

A synopsis of the play follows: In the dark history of the House of Blue Lights estate lies the legend of...the creeper, a horrid monster who wrought fear and terror upon the Crestwood family over two hundred years ago. Today the sole heir to the family fortune, Kristine Crestwood, arrives home from school to assume her place as the head of the family. Lying in wait is the evil family lawyer, Snitley Wormwood, who will do anything to obtain the fabled Crestwood estate. Will the creeper once again strike the Crestwood family? Can stalwart young legal eagle Fred McAble save Kristine and her dearest friend Bitsy Caprice? And which side is the mysterious housekeeper, Viola Watt on? And just who is Gump? This Halloween appropriate melodrama is a perfect way to supplement your holiday season.

The Stage Actors' Workshop is a not-for-profit community theater acting company comprised of talented people who do theater for the love of it. Their mission is to bring to the public live stage shows that are entertaining and educational at a cost that will not break the family budget. Children 16 years-old and younger are always admitted free with a paying adult. Bob Rini has served as the company’s artistic director since its inception in 1998. They offer affordable acting classes for adults and children. More information may be obtained by e-mailing them at saw_theater@yahoo.com

December 4, 2007

Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at Freemason's Hall; Masons and families admitted free with donation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12-1-07
POINT OF CONTACT: BOB RINI
337 PARKWAY AVENUE, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46225
phone/FAX 634-9063

MASONS AND THEIR FAMILIES ADMITTED FREE TO FREEMASON HALL THEATER DURING CHARLES DICKENS' "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" PRESENTATION BY THE STAGE ACTORS’ WORKSHOP

A dramatic one-act adaptation by Bob Rini of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will be performed by the Stage Actors' Workshop at The Freemason Hall Theater, 525 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. Masons and their families will be admitted free. Donations will be accepted for the Indiana Masonic Temple Association Building fund. Performances will be December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30, 2007. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm, and Sunday matinees begin at 2 pm. The play will be followed by a Holiday Variety Show performed by the cast and including opportunities for audience participation. Tickets cost $12 for adults, with children 16 years-old and younger admitted free with a paying adult. The show will be directed by Michael Maloney. Call the Workshop at 634-9063 for information, directions, and reservations.

The Workshop’s stage adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol” was inspired from the original novel. The well known scenes portraying all the characters are included to tell the story of the miserly employer who comes to understand the spirit of Christmas with the help of some spiritual intervention.

The Workshop’s one-act adaptation is followed, by a holiday variety show. Cast members sing, tell holiday stories, reminisce about personal holiday experiences, and along the way invite audience participation. The Stage Actors’ Workshop considers their Holiday show to be the highlight of their performance season.

The Stage Actors' Workshop is a not-for-profit community theater acting company comprised of talented people who do theater for the love of it. Their mission is to bring to the public live stage shows that are entertaining and educational at a cost that will not break the family budget. Children 16 years-old and younger are always admitted free with a paying adult. Bob Rini has served as the company’s artistic director since its inception in 1998. They offer affordable acting classes for adults and children. More information may be obtained by e-mailing them at saw_theater@yahoo.com

January 3, 2008

Beginners Acting Classes for Adults offered at Freemasons' Hall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1-2-08
POINT OF CONTACT: BOB RINI
337 PARKWAY AVENUE, INDIANAPOLIS, IN. 46225
Phone/FAX 634-9063, cell 201-3436
e-mail: sawclasses@yahoo.com

BEGINNERS ACTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS ARE OFFERED

The Stage Actors' Workshop will begin their Winter series of beginners’ acting classes Wednesdays, January 9, 2008. All classes will meet once a week on Wednesday evenings and run for six consecutive Wednesdays. The six-weekly sessions each last 90 minutes. Class will begin at 7 pm. The classes are intended for Adults 18 and older. The cost is $89 per student. After six sessions students will learn the skills to increase their success rate at auditioning for roles in community theater productions. Classes are held at the Stage Actors’ Workshop’s performance space at the Freemasons’ Hall Theater, 525 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. Freemasons' Hall is located at the southeast corner of Illinois and North Streets, about one-mile north of Monument Circle; Free parking is available around the building. Phone 317-634-9063 or 201-3436 for information and registration. Or E-mail at sawclasses@yahoo.com

Classes are designed to be independent of each other so students need not attend every class to benefit from the training. The accent will be on the fun of the learning process. Students can begin at any point and still improve their skills. Experienced actors are encouraged to attend and share their knowledge and experience. Guest experienced actors may lecture in some classes. Partial payment options are available. Other class times may be available.

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April 29, 2008

"MEETING OF MINDS" BRINGS HISTORY TO LIFE ON STAGE

For immediate release 5-1-08
Point of Contact
Robert R. Rini
Business Office: 337 Parkway Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46225-2509
Phone: 317-201-3436
Fax: (317) 634-9063

"MEETING OF MINDS" BRINGS HISTORY TO LIFE ON STAGE

The cast: Galileo Galilei (Bob Rini), Emily Dickinson (Glory June Greiff), Charles Darwin, (George Dokes), Stevie Allen (Mary Hunt), and Attila the Hun (Carl Conway), are in for a lively evening of discussion at Steve Allen’s home in "Meeting of Minds." This family-friendly visit with these famous figures from history is a stage adaptation of the Steve Allen scripted popular public television series. Performances are at the Freemason Hall Theater on May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, & 18. The theater is located at 525 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis 46204. The play is produced by the Stage Actors Workshop. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm; and Sunday matinees begin at 2 pm. A Mason accompanied by his family will be admitted for only a donation to the Freemason Hall Building fund. For non-Masons tickets are $12 for adults; children 16 years old and younger will be admitted free with a paying adult. Reservations are NOT required. For information, or directions call 201-3436.

World-conqueror Attila the Hun will face-off with Galileo and Darwin while the reclusive Emily Dickinson adds her thoughts. The gathering of these historical figures is the brain-child of Steve Allen. The action of the play takes place at his home, in an informal setting. What would these famous people say to each other if they met today? That is the clever premise of Mr. Allen’s family-friendly script, which had a successful run on PBS in the 1970s.

The Stage Actors' Workshop is a not-for-profit community theater acting company comprised of talented people who do theater for the love of it. Their mission is to bring to the public live stage shows that are entertaining and educational at a cost that will not break the family budget. Children 16 years-old and younger are always admitted free with a paying adult. Bob Rini has served as the company’s artistic director since its inception in 1998. They offer affordable acting classes for adults and children. More information may be obtained by e-mailing them at bobrini@yahoo.com .

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October 2, 2008

"The Mystery of Indygrove Manor" at Freemasons' Hall Starts Friday, Oct. 3

MASONS ADMITTED FREE TO INDIANAPOLIS PREMIER HALLOWEEN COMEDY STAGE PLAY

The Indygrove family has been summoned to the family estate to pay their respects to wealthy matriarch Ernestine Elwonga. She doesn't trust any of the family members and makes the mistake of telling them so. Dottie and son Dexter Indygrove will do anything to insure that the lion's share of the estate goes to them. Meanwhile, husband Aykroyd Indygrove doesn't know who to fear more - the law or his wife. Ernestine's allies include her beautiful ward Tillie Webshuttle and....the mysterious Phantom of Indygrove! This Halloween appropriate family-friendly for all ages melodrama is a perfect way to add more fun to your holiday season.

The cast (from left to right) Mary Hunt, Jack O'Connor, Jane Bostwick, Eldric Harmon, and April R. Sparks are ready to entertain you in the Stage Actors' Workshop family-friendly comedy, "The Mystery of Indygrove Manor" written by D. Chapelle. The classically performed melodrama will run October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, & 26.. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm. Sunday matinees begin at 2 pm. Masons and their families are admitted free with a donation to the Freemasons' Hall Building fund. Performances will be at the Freemasons' Hall Theater, 525 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN. 46204. For information or directions call Bob Rini at 201-3436 or e-mail at: saw_theater@yahoo.com

The Stage Actors' Workshop is a not-for-profit community theater acting company comprised of talented people who do theater for the love of it. Their mission is to bring to the public live stage shows that are entertaining and educational at a cost that will not break the family budget. Children 12 years-old and younger are always admitted for only $4 with a paying adult. Bob Rini has served as the company’s artistic director since its inception in 1998. They offer affordable acting classes for adults and children. More information may be obtained by e-mailing them at saw_theater@yahoo.com

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December 3, 2008

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at Freemasons' Hall starts Friday, Dec. 5

The cast (clockwise from the upper left) Mrs. Cratchit (Nicole Armbrister), The Narrator (Gary Harrell), Bob Cratchit (Nick Howrey), Spirit of Christmas Present (Billy Bennett), Elizabeth Scrooge (Lauren Lay), Spirit of Christmas Past (Josh Veatch), Aunt Frieda (Kim Miller), the Lass who fetches the turkey, (Jarin Harrell), and Tiny Tina (Parris Coppinger), present a dramatic one-act stage adaptation by Bob Rini of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." The show is produced by the Stage Actors' Workshop and is being performed at The Freemason Hall Theater, 525 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. Performances are December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, & 28. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm, and Sunday matinees begin at 2 pm. The play will be followed by a Holiday Variety Show performed by the cast and including opportunities for audience participation. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $6 for seniors, students, and veterans, and $4 for children 12 years-old and younger. The show is directed by Bob Rini. Call the Workshop at 201-3436 for information, and directions. Reservations are not needed. Casual dress.

NOTE: Masons and Families admitted free with donation to the Freemasons' Hall Fund.

The Workshop's stage adaptation of the Charles Dickens' holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol" was inspired from the original novel. The well known scenes portraying all the characters are included to tell the story of the miserly employer who comes to understand the spirit of Christmas with the help of some spiritual intervention.

The show is followed by a holiday variety show. Cast members sing, tell holiday stories, reminisce about personal holiday experiences, and along the way invite audience participation. The Stage Actors’ Workshop considers their Holiday show to be the highlight of their performance season.

The Stage Actors' Workshop is a not-for-profit community theater acting company comprised of talented people who do theater for the love of it. Their mission is to bring to the public live stage shows that are entertaining and educational at a cost that will not break the family budget. Children 12 years-old and younger are always admitted for only $4 with a paying adult. Bob Rini has served as the company’s artistic director since its inception in 1998. They offer affordable acting classes for adults and children. More information may be obtained by e-mailing them at saw_theater@yahoo.com

January 14, 2009

Audition Notice: "GODSPELL" to be performed at Freemasons' Hall Auditorium

AUDITION NOTICE

"GODSPELL" STAGE MUSICAL

The Stage Actors' Workshop will hold auditions for "Godspell" the musical by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak on Sunday, January 18, at 3 pm, and Monday January 19, at 7 pm, and Tuesday, January 20, at 7 pm. Auditions for and performances of the musical will be held at The Freemason Hall Theater, 525 N. Illinois St. in Indianapolis, 46204. The show requires five men and five women, ages 18 years old and older. Those auditioning should bring a song and be prepared to perform some basic dance steps. A keyboard player is also needed. The play will be co-directed by Dick Carlson and Bob Rini. Performances will be April 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, & 12, 2009. Some staff positions are available. Call Dick Carlson for information or directions at 317-523-5838

Synopsis: The structure of the musical is that of a series of parables, taken primarily from the Gospel of Matthew. These are then interspersed with a variety of modern music set primarily to lyrics from traditional hymns, with the passion of Christ portrayed near the end of the performance.

The Stage Actors Workshop is a non-profit community theater company comprised of talented people who do theater for the love of it. Their mission is to bring to the Indianapolis public shows that are entertaining and educational at a cost that will not break the family budget. Children 12 years-old and younger are always admitted for only $4 with a paying adult to any Stage Actors‘ Workshop production. Contact: stageactorsworkshop@gmail.com

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