Monthly Archives: February 2012

CMT Announces 2012-2013 Season

Cincinnati Music Theatre is pleased to announce our 2012-2013 season.

Fall 2012 we will present, COMPANY by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Bill Geraghty.

Spring 2013 we will present SUNSET BOULEVARD by Andrew Lloyd-Weber, directed by Skip Fenker.

For more information visit http://www.cincinnatimusictheatre.org/.

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GUYS AND DOLLS runs March 22-25

GUYS AND DOLLS
Presented by Rotary Presents
March 22-25
Hamilton

It all begins with a bet. Nathan Detroit bets high-rolling gambler Sky Masterson that Sky cannot persuade Save-A-Soul Missionary Sister Sarah Brown to accompany him on a trip to Cuba. While the worldly Sky works his charms on a wary Sarah, Nathan is doing his best to stay outside the matrimonial clutches of his long-suffering fiancée, Miss Adelaide. Guys and Dolls is a fable about what happens to gambling men and the women who long to tame them. Set in the colorful world of New York City in the mid-20th century, the romantic and funny Guys And Dolls is populated with gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls and scantily clad showgirls, and one the great musical scores in the history of American theatre.

Direction and Vocal Direction by Ryan Heinrich
Music Direction by Michelle Lewis
Choreography by Alison Rampa
Produced by Bill Balfour and Joellyn Goos

Cast: Brian Smith as Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Jim Ward as Benny Southstreet, Derek Werk as Rusty Charlie, Robert Stimmel as Harry the Horse, Bill Balfour as Nathan Detroit, Mark Durbin as Angie the Ox, Tom Dierling as Sky Masterson, Jeff Christian as Big Jule, Michael Reardon as Lt. Branningan, Maria Balfour as Sarah Brown, Bob Dronberger as Arvide Abernathy, Teresa Bayer-Iltzsch as Agatha, Joy Sharp as General Mathilda B. Cartwright, Erich Geoppinger as Master of Ceremonies, Sam Downs as Waiter, Angie Neal as Adelaide & Lindsey Weissinger as Mimi
Crapshooters: Tom Angst, Sam Downs, Erich Geoppinger, Paul Gerwe, Brenden Fookes & Matt Reed
Mission Band: Patsy Bourne, Linda Clark, Joan Crawford-Angst, Samantha Creech, Lisa Dronberger, Martha Jane Spain, Jacob Spicer, Barb Winkler-Toth, Jane Winkler &  Melanie Winsted
Hot Box Girls: Emily Bishop, Hailey Caudill, Victoria Crone, Caitlyn Leibrock, Tori Riddick & Lindsey Weissinger

  • Thu-Sat, March 22-24 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 25 at 2pm

Official page with online ticketing | FaceBook event |

Local media coverage: JournalNews article |

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NEXT TO NORMAL Returns to ETC’s Stage for An Encore Presentation, June 15-July 1

Tickets go on sale to general public
Friday, April 6 @ 10 am

Please note, no passes, coupons or discounts will be accepted for this limited engagement

Jessica Hendy as Diana and Charlie Clark as Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine. Photo by Ryan Kurtz.

Due to popular demand, the stunning rock musical NEXT TO NORMAL, which enjoyed a sell-out run this past fall, returns to Ensemble Theatre this summer, June 15-July 1 with nearly all the original cast members in tow, including Jessica Hendy, Nick Cearly, Mike Schwitter, Charlie Clark, and Mia Gentile.

Fresh from a remarkable Broadway run comes one of the most lauded musicals of the new century! With provocative lyrics and an electrifying score that includes more than 30 original songs, this thrilling, emotional powerhouse of a musical is a story about the stop/start life of a bipolar mother as she rides the sharp edge between coping and insanity. My review.

Please Note: This production contains strong language and adult themes and may not be suitable for all audiences.

Approximate Running Time: 2 hrs, 20 minutes, includes one intermission.

Season Presenting Sponsor:
The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

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ARSENIC AND OLD LACE runs March 29-April 1

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Presented by Mason Community Players
March 29-April 1
Mason 

A farcical black comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Bronx, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them; a brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home; and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein a german guy that is is a Nazi to conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff. -Wikipedia

Directed by Rich Schmaltz
Produced by Gaylene May

Cast: Alan Harland as Mortimer, Becca McLaughlin as Abby, Julie Jordan as Martha, Gary Glass as Jonathan, Dan Nieman as Einstein, Fred Hunt as Teddy, Claire LaNicca as Elaine, Brendan Fookes as Officer Klein, Keith Benson as Officer Brophy, Brandon Guyer as Officer O’Hara, Barry Reynolds as Lt. Rooney, Jim Waldfogle as Mr Gibbs, Tim Geering as Rev. Dr. Harper, Joel Lind as Mr. Witherspoon, Kyle Taylor as Mr. Hoskins & Kristian Johnson as Mr. Spenalzo

  • Thu-Sat, March 29-31 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 1 at 2pm

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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: DRALION runs March 28-April 1

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: DRALION
Presented by Bank of Kentucky Center
March 28-April 1
Highland Heights

Reviews: Enquirer |

Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du SoleilDralion draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. The show’s name is derived from its two emblematic creatures: the dragon, symbolizing the East, and the lion, symbolizing the West.

In Dralion, the four elements that govern the natural order take on a human form. Thus embodied, each element is represented by its own evocative colour: air is blue; water is green; fire is red; earth is ochre. In the world of Dralion, cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved.

  • Wed-Fri, March 28-30 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, March 31 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, April 1 at 1pm & 5pm

Official site | Online ticketing | FaceBook event | Goldstar discount |

Local media coverage: WVXU interview | Enquirer article |

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