Monthly Archives: March 2013


The fairies, (left to right) Jessie Wray Goodman as Peaseblossom, Travis Emery as Puck and Sara Clark as Cobweb. Photo by Rich Sofranko

The fairies, (left to right) Jessie Wray Goodman as Peaseblossom, Travis Emery as Puck and Sara Clark as Cobweb. Photo by Rich Sofranko

Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM with two LCT nominations, for Ensemble acting and lighting design (Andrew Hungerford), as well as distinguishing it as a recommended production.

On an enchanted summer’s evening three stories are woven together into one tale of hilarity and folly. Four young lovers find themselves entangled in a bewildering game of love in a magical forest where a powerful fairy king and queen are at war while a troupe of ridiculous “actors” attempts to rehearse a play.

Panelists praised the “well-cast” ensemble for their “fine performances and imaginative qualities”—“all the actors contributed to the fun”. Andrew Hungerford’s lighting “was another character, rich with nuance and broad for laughs.” Overall the show was “creatively interpreted: “putting the play in the context of the 1940s, with occasional references to silent film, was a terrific spin on this classic, making it seem all the more a surreal dream”. “A must-see for Cincinnatians!”

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM continues through April 21st. Tickets can be purchased at

Final LCT awards will be determined at the end of the season and announced at the LCT gala in the spring.

The League of Cincinnati Theatres was founded in 1999 to strengthen, nurture and promote Cincinnati’s theatre community. LCT provides its member companies and individual members with education, resources and services to enhance the quality and exposure of the theatre community in Cincinnati and increase community awareness, attendance and involvement. More information about the League can be found at


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Presented by Milford Theatre Guild
April 12-20

Directed by Linda Roll

Cast: Stephen Beck as Wilbur Henderson, Linda Black as Rheba, Vernon Burns as Boris Kolenkhov, Mark Chapin as G-Man, Becky Cole as Penny Sycamore, Jodi Dunavan as Essie Carmichael, Pat Hopkins as Paul Sycamore, Steve Lampe as G-Man, Scott Mahan as Ed Carmichael, Russ McGee as Mr DePinna, Shannon Roll as Gay Wellington, Steve Russell as Martin Vanderhof, K Ann Shelley as Miriam Kirby, Brigid Short as Grand Duchess Olga Katrina, Ian Tinney as Tony Kirby, Jim Waldfogle as Anthony P Kirby, Morgan Woodring as Alice Sycamore & Tony Wright as Donald

Welcome to the delightfully eccentric world of the Sycamore Family. Alice Sycamore loves Tony Kirby. When Tony’s conservative parents arrive at the Sycamore home for dinner – on the wrong night – two worlds collide in this classic comedy.

  • Fri-Sat, April 12-13 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 14 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, April 19-20 at 8pm

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CCM Musical Theatre Presents Annual Senior Showcase March 28-30

CCM_MT13(web)The Department of Musical Theatre’s graduating class of 2013 presents this year’s
‘Not Famous Yet’ Senior Showcase in Cincinnati on March 29 and 30. 

The Friends of CCM will also host a special benefit performance
of the showcase on Thursday, March 28.

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati audiences will get a sneak peek of an original showcase created by the 2013 graduating class from the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Department of Musical Theatre during the annual “Not Famous Yet” Showcase, which runs from March 28 (Friends of CCM benefit performance) through March 30 in UC’s Patricia Corbett Theater.

The March 28 benefit performance starts at 7 p.m. and features dinner by the bite and a post-performance celebration. Tickets for this benefit event are on sale now. The March 29 and 30 performances take place at 8 p.m. and are free, but reservations are required. Tickets for these free performances become available at noon on Monday, March 25.

Each year, seniors from CCM’s musical theatre program travel to New York to present a showcase for the leading agents, casting directors and managers in the business. The show takes the format of a Broadway audition, with the actors showing off their solo and ensemble skills through song and dance numbers. The work is created by the students themselves under the supervision of program chair Aubrey Berg and with the assistance of musical director Julie Spangler.

This year’s performance is the 21st edition of the CCM “Not Famous Yet” showcase. The annual showcase began with the establishment of the Patricia A. Corbett Distinguished Chair of Musical Theatre in 1991. At the time of its inception, it was the only academic chair of its kind in the United States. Learn more about the 2013 CCM Musical Theatre Showcase at

Friends of CCM benefit performance
The opening performance of the Musical Theatre Showcase on March 28 is part of a benefit for the Friends of CCM. The event begins a 7 p.m. and includes dinner by the bite served in the Atrium of UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts after the performance.

This event also includes the presentation of the Musical Theatre Young Alumni Award, which recognizes outstanding professional achievement by a graduate of CCM’s musical theatre program from the past two decades. This year’s recipient is Aaron Lazar, originally from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, who graduated from UC in 2000. Before disco dancing in Broadway’s Mamma Mia, Lazar was in New Jersey studying to be both an actor and a doctor. After landing a role in the national tour of The Scarlet Pimpernel only months after moving to New York City, however, he abandoned his aspirations of being a medical doctor and went on to make his Broadway debut in The Phantom of the Opera. He continued to appear on Broadway in the revival of Oklahoma!, A Tale of Two Cities, The Light in the Piazza at Lincoln Center and on PBS, the world premiere of Impressionism opposite Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen and Marsha Mason, and the revival of Les Misérables for which Lazar’s powerhouse performance as Enjolras garnered him critical acclaim and a Drama Desk Award nomination.

Tickets for the March 28 benefit are:

  • Patron Tickets: $100 each; includes a patron reception before the performance honoring Aaron Lazar, general performance seating, dinner by the bite and garage parking.
  • General Admission Tickets: $75 each; includes general performance seating, dinner by the bite and garage parking.
  • Friends of CCM Member Tickets: $50 each; includes general performance seating, dinner by the bite and garage parking.
  • Young Professional (40 and under) Tickets: $35 each; includes general performance seating, dinner by the bite and garage parking. 

Proceeds benefit student career development grants and scholarships. Seating is limited. To reserve a ticket, call CCM External Relations at 513-556-2100 or visit

CCM hosts FREE performances of the showcase
Admission to the Musical Theatre Showcase on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, is FREE. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 25; please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to make a reservation. Limit two tickets per order.

Performance Times

  • 7 p.m. Friday, March 28 — Friends of CCM Benefit
  • 8 p.m. Saturday March 29
  • 8 p.m. Sunday March 30 

Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing and Reserving Tickets
Tickets to the Friends of CCM benefit performance are on sale now. Ticket options include $100 patron level tickets (includes pre-show patron reception), $75 general public tickets, $50 Friends of CCM member tickets and $35 young professional tickets (age 40 and under). Seating is limited. To purchase, call CCM’s Office of External Relations at 513-556-2100. Learn more at

Admission to the Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, performances is FREE, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 25. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to make a reservation. Limit two tickets per order.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit for more information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation 

Community Partner: ArtsWave

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is recognized both nationally and internationally as one of the leading conservatories for the performing and electronic media arts, composition, scholarship and pedagogy.

CCM is the largest single source of performing arts events in Ohio with an annual calendar of nearly 1,000 performances and presentations, ranging from solo recitals to full-scale opera and musical theatre performances.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events or to view CCM’s 2012-2013 season brochure visit our website at

UC’s College-Conservatory of Music – The Sound of Synergy

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trueMISCHIEF On April 8

Presented by trueTHEATRE
April 8

An evening of laughter with tales of trueMISCHIEF! Join us April 8th to hear from a movie projectionist who learns that karma can be a bitch; a self-described “Grandma Becky” who reaches outside her comfort zone to turn her school upside down; a man who is living proof that once a ninja, always a ninja; and Michael Uslan, the originator and Executive Producer on every Batman movie from 1989’s “Batman” to 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises”, reveals how he fooled the system on the road to the red carpet! (Yes, you read that correctly! Michael Uslan!) … PLUS, our constant musician, Mark, puts down his accordion and picks up the microphone to share a story of one-upmanship that maybe went a little TOO up! All of this AND five minutes of open mic for one member of our audience to share their story of mischief-making. Come laugh with us and leave inspired to go make a little mischief of your own!

  • Mon, April 8 at 7:30pm

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BAB Accepting Applications for 2014 Directors

BAB_LOGOBrieabi Productions is currently accepting applications and holding interviews for prospective directors for our 2014 season.

Application Deadline: April 30, 213

If you go to and click on the Auditions Link you will see the application form to download, fill out and send in, in order to be interviewed to direct for us next year.

All interviews will take place during April and May.

If you have any questions, please email Arlene Borock at or call 513.679.0301.

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