Cast announced for this summer’s Tempest

We are excited to announce the cast for our 2023 Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest. hobnob first performed the play ten years ago at the Succop Theater. Now a decade later, two of the former cast members return to bring the play to life: Stefan Altomari will be reprising his role as Prospero, and Alison Carey, who played Sebastian, will now take on the role of Caliban.

The full cast is as follows:

Prospero – Stefan Altomari
Miranda – Jackie Mishol
Ariel – Deanna Sparrow
Caliban – Alison Carey
Ferdinand – Justin Macurdy
Trinculo – Justin Anderson
Stephano – Casey Bowser
Antonio – Steve Kalina
Sebastian – Elizabeth Smith
Alonso – Duane Peters
Gonzalo – Craig Adams
Adrian – Camden Rockcastle
Iris – Molly Miller
Ceres- Logan Andres
Juno – Hailey Hermann
Boatswain – Liz Flanders
Master – Shaun Donovan

Auditions announced for The Tempest!

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding auditions for our summer production of The Tempest on Sunday and Monday, June 4 and 5 at St. Peter’s Anglican Church on Jefferson Street in Butler.

The auditions will begin at 7:00pm both evenings. The sides for the audition can be viewed/downloaded at the following link. Those auditioning are encouraged to review the sides before auditioning:

Click here to view/download the audition sides.

Those auditioning for Ariel will also be asked to sing one of Ariel’s songs (“Full Fathom Five”). The music can be viewed/downloaded here (the song does not need to be memorized, and an accompanist will play):

Click here to view/download the sheet music for “Full Fathom Five.”

The Tempest will be performed at Preston Park in Butler in the evenings on July 28, 29 and 30. It will also be performed at the Amphitheater at Zelienople Community Park on August 4, 5, and 6.

Our production will feature parts for 10-11 men and 5-6 women. The Tempest is a very musical play, and actors who sing are encouraged to audition.

Click here to sign up for the audition.

The Tempest at Preston Park and Zelienople

It’s been ten years since hobnob’s first Shakespeare production. In July of 2013 hobnob brought Shakespeare’s The Tempest to the Succop Theater at BC3. The show ran only two evenings, but was an important first step as hobnob’s inaugural Shakespeare production.

This summer, hobnob will return to the enchanted isle “full of noises, Sounds, and sweet airs…,” performing The Tempest in Preston Park in Butler Township, and at the amphitheater in Zelienople.

Performances at Preston Park:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 28, 29, 30

Performances at Zelienople:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, August 4, 5, 6

Auditions will be held June 4 and 5; an audition form will be posted on our website and socials.

Tickets will be available in July. We look forward to sharing this story with you!

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It takes more than performers to put up a show: we rely on

  • costumers
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  • stage managers
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  • many more!

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