Olmsted-Falls

CALLING ALL CLEVELAND STAGE ACTORS
AUDITION NOTICE

Conceived for the Stage by Steve Cuden and Frank Wildhorn
Book and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson

Directed by Christina Haviland, Angela Boehm, and Josh Landis

An evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, Jekyll & Hyde is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his father’s mental illness lies in the separation of Man’s evil nature from his good, Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde.

OPA’s production of Jekyll & Hyde is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.


In-person auditions for Jekyll & Hyde will be held on Monday, April 28th. Appointments available between 5:00–10:30 PM. Call-backs will be held on Saturday, May 10th. 1–2 Equity contracts* available. Stipend for other principle roles.

If interested in the role of Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde, please submit reels, head shots, résumés to angela.boehm@olmstedperformingarts.com or make an appointment online today. Please make sure to include union status when submitting. Ensemble roles (non-paid) are also open to actors ages 15–70. Ensemble parts include: Aristocrats, Citizens, Servants, Party Guests, Prostitutes, and Policeman.

All auditionees should bring a headshot and theatre résumé. Please prepare 24 bars of music (bring clearly-marked sheet music for our accompanist. Monologue optional.

For more information or to sign up for an audition, please visit Olmsted Performing Arts on the web: http://www.olmstedperformingarts.com/events/event/jekyll-hyde/

Sleepy Thoughts

Why was the high school fight song so weird?

“Fight the team across the field.
Show them that Olmsted’s here.
Set the Earth reverberating with our mighty cheer:
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Hit them hard and see as they fall.
Never let that team get the ball.
Hail! Hail!
The gang’s all here.
It’s a victory for Olmsted High.”

In 4th grade we had to memorize the whole thing. Plus the teachers made us analize the lyrics (“imagine the other team 100 yards away, and the Earth vibrating like an earthquake… Why can’t we let them get the ball?”). Did anyone else do this, or was I just in a cult?

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf at Quince in Olmsted Falls, Ohio

Served with Cheddar Tater Tots, Cornmeal-crusted Onion Rings, Spinach wilted in Olive Oil with Garlic, and a Honey & Balsamic BBQ Sauce.

The only meatloaf I’ve ever had that comes close to this was at the now-defunct Blue Snapper Gator in Athens, Ohio. That one wasn’t better, but it’s the only one in the conversation. Sure, when you wrap things in Bacon, they’re bound to be awesome. But this was more than just that. The meatloaf was studded with onions, carrots, and capers. Different than the one they served at school, that’s for sure.

And the sauce… amazing. Sweet and tangy, a little spicy. Wow. It was fantastic, even for someone who likes more of a tomato-based BBQ sauce.

The only thing that didn’t work was the onion rings. They just weren’t crunchy like you’d want them to be. Kind of a let down, because I love O-rings; but the rest of the dish surely made up for it. I know I’ll definitely be back.


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Jo Jo's Primo Italian Restaurant, Olmsted Falls, Ohio

This was my first real employer. I dish washed and delivered once a week for three months here during the end of my senior year of high school. It was a brutal job and it showed me that working anywhere sucks and you just need to suck it up. I’m glad I started here though, it is basically in my backyard, and the owner is a really nice guy. This place used to be owned by some other people who trashed the restaurant, but Joe cleaned it up and brought some awesome Italian recipes with him. This is one of the few businesses in Olmsted Falls, and the only place I get pizza from around here anymore. 

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In all of us, there is a duality of good and evil.

Olmsted Performing Arts presents an evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, Jekyll & Hyde is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his father’s mental illness lies in the separation of Man’s evil nature from his good, Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde.

August 1st at 7:00 PM
August 2nd at 2:00 & 7:00 PM
August 3rd at 2:00 PM
August 8th at 7:00 PM
August 9th at 2:00 & 7:00 PM
August 10th at 2:00 PM

Buy your tickets now at http://opatickets.com.

Show performed at the Olmsted Performing Arts Center, in Olmsted Falls, west of Cleveland, Ohio.

So there was a bomb threat at the high school I graduated from today. Around 7:35am, someone reported a bomb threat written on a bathroom stall. It said “Olmsted Falls beware. I hid a bomb in the school. Happy Hunting. Fuck you.” So by 8:08am all 1200 students had to go into the football stadium and go under the bleachers then got sent to the middle school where there parents had to pick them up. Everyone is saying Olmsted Falls is going to shit. This was a THREAT I repeat, THREAT. There was no bomb in that school. I went to this school so I know people just do this shit to get out of class and you know what, it worked. That’s all they wanted.

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Olmsted Falls school district pulls video on Islam after conservative group raises possible legal challenge

The Olmsted Falls school district has removed a video from a seventh-grade class that dealt with Muslims in America. The withdrawal came after a law firm raised the possibility of a federal lawsuit.

Just in case anyone was wondering what was going on in the home front.

I graduated from this district, talk about a school system without a backbone.