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Jeff Kringer Stars as Jamie in Auburn Players Production of The Last Five Years

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The Auburn Players Community Theatre will be presenting The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown on July 17th, 18th, and 19th. The production will star Jeff Kringer as Jamie and Laura Kelly as Cathy.

Kringer is currently studying Musical Theatre at Fredonia State University’s College of Fine Arts. He graciously agreed to do a rapid fire Q&A.

Thanks Jeff!

Where you were born/where you were raised: Skaneateles NY
What your parents did/do for a living: Teachers
Siblings: Younger and older brother
Who were you major mentors/inspirations when first starting out? Father/High school drama students
Special skills: Breaking valuble things by accident
Something you’re REALLY bad at: Printers and women
First Broadway show you ever saw: Lion King
If you could go back in time and catch any show, what would it be? Little brother’s middle school production of State Fair. He played Pat Gilbert while i was at college.
Current show other than your own you have been recommending to friends: Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s Romeo & Juliet
Favorite showtune of all time: No One is Alone
Some favorite modern musicals: HAIR, Edges, Next to Normal
Some favorite classic musicals: Guys and Dolls, Music Man, Into the Woods
MAC or PC? Mac
Most played song on your iPod: Frank Sinatra’s Come Fly With Me
Most-visited websites: Musicnotes, Youtube, Gmail
Favorite or most memorable onstage role as a child/teenager: Nathan Detroit-Guys and Dolls
Worst costume ever: Literal worst wig ever-HAIR
First stage kiss: Mordern Millie Jr., 2009, kissed Natalie Krause on the cheek
Last book you read: The Great Gatsby (2nd time)
Must-see TV show(s): Breaking Bad
Last good movie you saw: Jurasic World, very satisfied
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Daniel Kringer
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Planking
Three favorite cities: St. Louis, Austin, Boston
First CD/Tape/LP you owned: Probably a musical
Favorite pre-/post- show meal: Homemade Ziti/Ice Cream
Favorite liquid refreshment: H2O
Pre-show rituals or warm-ups: a little prayer
Most challenging role you have ever played: lol this one
Were you familiar with The Last 5 Years previously? Had you seen a production? Yes, No
How have you been handling the hectic Last 5 Years schedule? Time management and an abundance of perserverence
What has been the most fun or fulfilling part of this project so far? We did a JRB!
Worst flubbed line/missed cue/onstage mishap: Skirt fell of as Mrs. Luce in Little Shop of Horrors during enterance
Craziest audition story: Chipped a tooth on a water bottle 60 seconds before the first dance call at a reperatory theater in upstate NY
Leading lady/man role you’ve been dying to play: Gotta look for a new one after this show!
Something you’re embarrassed to admit: When I’m wrong
Career you would want if not a performer: Retired Performer
Three things you can’t live without: Family, Spontaneity, Essential Organs
“I’ll never understand why…” People think potatoes taste good
Words of advice for aspiring performers: Earn it

Auburn Players announces the cast of Into the Woods Jr.

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Thank you everyone who auditioned for, “Into the Woods, Jr.” This was, by far, the hardest time I have ever had casting a show. The talent was phenomenal.

For those who were not cast, I encourage to keep checking our website for other theater opportunities. Thank you for coming out.

For those of you cast, please email before Friday to accept your role. First read thru will be Monday 6/22.

Once again, thank you all. You were all incrediablly talented and made the decisions very hard.

Elisa Hunt, Director



Baker Zach Driscoll
Baker’s Wife Lillian Boberg
Cinderella Julliana Buchman
Cinderella’s Mother Lara Yeckel
Cinderella’s Stepmother Hannah Yorkey
Cinderella’s Father Will Moshier
Florinda (Step Sister) Erin Kennedy
Lucinda (Step Sister) Antonina Tortorello
Granny Kayleandra White
Jack Ella Boedicker
Jack’s Mother Brenda Buff
Little Red Jenna Nila
Mysterious Man Noah Hickock
Rapunzel Katie Temple
Rapunzel’s Prince Ben Kringer
Cinderella’s Prince Conor Driscoll
Witch Cat Ficarra
Wolf Johnny Exner
Narrators Maya Foos
Narrators Haley Yorkey
Narrators Faith Keba
Steward McCuin Gould
Ensemble Vaile Scudder
Ensemble Ayden Kowalsky
Ensemble Frankie Brown
Ensemble Molly Yorkey
Ensemble Campbell Loi
Ensemble Tehya Kloster
Ensemble Donovan Tanner
Ensemble Zarya White
Ensemble Emma Yeckel
Ensemble Mary Nila

Auburn Players Community Theatre announces auditions for Into the Woods, Jr.

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Auditions are:
Sunday, June 14th at 1:00 (age 10 to 14)
Sunday, June 14th at 3:00 (age 15 and up)
at Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St,

The Auburn Players are gearing up for their 12th Annual Summer Youth Theatre production! This summer young actors, dancers and singers are invited to take part in Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods, Jr.”

Auditions are being held on Sunday, June 14th  at 1:00 PM for ages 10 to 14, and 3:00 PM for ages 15 and up.  Both auditions will be held at Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street in Auburn.The Auburn Players started the Summer Youth Theatre 12 years ago under the direction of Elisa Carabajal Hunt to give local young performers a chance to participate in a musical theater production and learn the craft. “We are reinvesting in our community by teaching our youth the value and artistry that it takes to create the magic of theater,” says Hunt.

The Summer Youth Theater program is open to ages 10 to 19. Everyone interested in joining the cast will be asked to sing and dance during auditions. “We bring them through the entire process, starting with an open audition and ending with the final performance,” says Auburn Players president Lindsay Day, “They learn what a stage production is really like.”

To audition, you must prepare a short song and monologue. There is no fee to audition for “Into the Woods, Jr.” Individuals cast in the show will be asked to pay a $25 Participation fee.  No one will be turned away for inability to pay. The fee includes a show T-shirt, a script, and rehearsal CD.  Performance dates are August 7-9, 2015, and rehearsals will run throughout July and August.

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Auburn Players announce auditions for The Last Five Years

AA358CDE-FB1B-713D-817146B16038CF8CThe Auburn Players are happy to announce auditions for Jason Robert Brown’s musical “The Last Five Years.” Auditions will be held Tuesday May 19th & Wednesday May 20th.

Auditions are encouraged to schedule an appoint by contacting Director Matthew Limerick. Auditions by appointment will be held between 6:00PM to 7:30PM with open auditions held from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 112 South Street, Auburn, New York.

Roles for 1 Female, 1 Male available, ages 18 to 40. Please prepare 16 to 32 measures of a contemporary musical theatre song, preferably by Jason Robert Brown. “Rent” or “Wicked” songs are not preferred.

To schedule an audition for this production only, email Director Matthew Limerick directly at

The Last Five Years will be performed July 17th, 18th, and 19th at the Irene Bisgrove Theater at Cayuga Community College.

For additional information contact Lindsay Day at

Cathy Hiatt- character arcs from an ambitious, fresh-faced girl in a new relationship to a woman stunned by a betrayal and divorce that she is only beginning to understand. Female. Vocal Range: F3-D#5.

Jamie Wellerstein- character arcs from an ambitious guy on a promising first date with a dazzling career to someone who is blinded by success and ego. He is lovable, yet makes unintentional choices that sabotages his own happiness. Male. Range A2-Bb4.

Additional Information- The Last Five Years is a contemporary song cycle musical that ingeniously chronicles the 5 year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up or break-up to meeting depending on how you look at it. The show is an intensely personal look at relationship between a writer and actress told from both points of view. His going forward and hers going backwards.

Auburn Players The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 recognized by the Theater Association of New York State with six awards

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The Auburn Players Community Theatre is pleased to announce that the Theater Association of New York (TANYS) has awarded our production of The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 with six TANYS awards. As part of TANYS’ services is adjudication. Adjudication provides an outside eye that allows our productions not only to bring applause, but also to grow.

Michael Antico received an Outstanding Achievement Award for his portrayal of Eddie McCuen.

Michael Antico received an Outstanding Achievement Award for his portrayal of Eddie McCuen.

TANYS awards are given in three categories, Meritorious Achievement, Excellence, and Outstanding Achievement. The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 received four awards for Excellence, and two awards for Outstanding Achievement. We are proud of this cast and crew.

TANYS highest award is the Outstanding Achievement award for demonstrating quality rarely seen on stage. Two actors in our production received this highest award. The wonderful and fabulous Michael Antico and Katie Bruno wowed the audience and the adjudicator for their portrayal of Eddie McCuen and Helsa Wenzel. Adjudicator Paul Nelson was blown away by physicality of both performances, bringing us into the world of this comedy farce.

Katie Bruno as Helsa Wenzel in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

Katie Bruno as Helsa Wenzel in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

Receiving Excellence awards were Virginia Fennessy for the costumes and set design. Last week we highlighted the building of the set. The adjudicator noted the attention to detail, from the piano to the books and the functionality of the secret passages. We are thankful for the many volunteers who came out to bring Ginny’s vision to life. Bob Frame’s direction received praise and an award, and the overall production value that his staff was able to convey.

Adjudicator Nelson also complimented the wonderful cast of the show, that was able to work so well together in this ensemble piece. In a show where the entire company must be on stage practically the entire time, Nelson was impressed how the cast was able to interact so naturally and without weaknesses.



Excellence in Scenic and Costume Design and Execution to Virginia Fennessy 

Excellence in Direction to Bob Frame

Excellence in Overall Production Value to Bob Frame and the Production Staff

Excellence in Ensemble Acting to the Cast

Outstanding Acting to Katie Bruno for her portrayal of Helsa Wenzel

Outstanding Acting to Michael Antico for his portrayal of Eddie McCuen

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 will be April 17th, 18th, and 19th. Tickets are $14 General Admission, $10 Students/Seniors. Tickets online are available at