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Presented by Dayton Playhouse
May 31-June 16

Directed by Jim Lockwood with Richard Brock
Music direction by Ron Kindell
Choreographed by Sandra Hyde
Produced by Dan Hall

Cast: Brad Mattingly as Pseudolus, Brad Bishop as Hysterium, Saul Caplan as Senex, Claire Hurley as Domina, Matthew Glenn as Hero, Mary Mykytka as Philla, Jaimie McQuinn as Lycus, Jeff Sams as Miles, Richard Young as Erronius; Proteans: Naman Clark, Zachary Tyler & Suzanne Clabaugh, Sarah Jordan as Tintinabula, Tamar Fishbein as Panacea, Rikki Overman as Geminae, Kali Jordan-DeBruin as Gemiae, Krista Stuber as Vibrata & Marabeth Klejna as Gymnasia

Farce, satire, crazy love story and more are all wrapped up in the 1962 Tony Award winning Best Musical.

  • Fri-Sat, May 31-June 1 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 2 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, June 7-8 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 9 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, June 14-15 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 16 at 2pm

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Presented by Falcon Theatre
May 31-June 15

Directed by Ted Weil

Cast: Terry Gosdin as Sandy, Derek Snow as Lenny, Matt Dentino as Duane, David Bogenschutz as Dewell, Scott Baker as Lester, Jeffrey Jackson as Creature, Rebecca Campbell as Kansas, Angel Zachel as Woman & Tracy M. Schoster as Voice

Duck Hunter is about 2 bumbling Alabama duck hunters who think they’ve shot an angel instead. The story finds its way to the offices of a New York tabloid newspaper and the comedy blossoms from there. Hailed as “an outrageous comedy with a heartfelt message,” Duck Hunter Shoots Angel is written with crisp, captivating dialog that will both entertain and move audiences.

  • Fri-Sat, May 31-June 1 at 8pm
  • Fri-Sat, June 7-8 at 8pm
  • Fri-Sat, June 14-15 at 8pm

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CAA Presents Student Art Show, DIVERSITY, May 4-12

Cincinnati Arts Association
Local Students Display “Diversity” Artwork
May 4-12, 2013
Aronoff Center – Fifth Third Bank Theater

CAACincinnati, OH – How do the children of Greater Cincinnati see and interpret the world around them? The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) explores this question through its annual Student Art Show, which exhibits artwork by local students. This year’s theme is “Diversity.” The exhibition will be on display in the Aronoff Center’s Fifth Third Bank Theater (7th & Main Street, downtown Cincinnati) from Saturday, May 4 – Sunday, May 12, 2013. Exhibition hours are Friday, 4:00 – 8:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00 PM; and Sunday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Student Art Show is free and open to the public.

Representing students from grades K – 8, the diverse collection of two-dimensional artwork will include mediums from pencil drawings to printmaking to textiles. Now in its eleventh year, the Student Art Show is organized and presented annually by CAA’s Department of Education and Community Relations, with the assistance of the Weston Art Gallery.

“CAA is excited to be presenting the Student Art Show for its eleventh year. Every year students create a unique interpretation of the theme, which this year is Diversity,” says Kathleen Riemenschneider, CAA’s Assistant Director of Education & Community Relations. “The program has been a wonderful opportunity for students to creatively express and share their views with their friends, family, and the public.”

The 2013 Student Art Show has 88 entries, with student artwork on display from the following schools: Erpenbeck Elementary (Florence, KY), Mariemont Elementary (Mariemont, OH), Mary, Queen of Heaven (Erlanger, KY), Mercy Montessori Center (Walnut Hills, OH), North College Hill Elementary (North College Hill, OH), North College Hill Middle School (North College Hill, OH), Our Lady of Visitation School (Delhi, OH), Pleasant Run Elementary (Pleasant Run, OH), Springer School and Center (Hyde Park, OH), St. Ignatius School (Montfort Heights, OH), Terrace Park Elementary (Terrace Park, OH), and Winton Woods Middle School (Greenhills, OH).

The student artwork includes such titles as “Diversity Keeps Us Strong,” “Friends Around the World,” “Three Cool Kids,” “We Are All One Big Family,” “Evening in Japan,” “My Friend from Africa,” “Flower Diversity,” “Biodiversity,” and “Diversity is Evolving.”

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Steffen Whorton as Melchior & Emily Rowekamp as Wendla.

Steffen Whorton as Melchior & Emily Rowekamp as Wendla.

Presented by Showbiz Players
May 31-June 8

Directed by Jennifer McGuire & Jered Ryan
Musical Direction by Alan Masters
Choreography by Jules Shumate
Produced by Bill Geraghty & Mark Motz

SPRING AWAKENING takes its inspiration from Frank Wedekind’s play of the same name; one of literature’s most controversial masterpieces – a work so daring in its depiction of teenage self-discovery, it was banned from the stage and not performed in its complete form in English for nearly 100 years.

It’s Germany, 1891. A world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body, and wonders aloud where babies come from. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior interrupts a mind-numbing Latin drill to defend his buddy Moritz – a boy so traumatized by puberty he can’t concentrate on anything.

SPRING AWAKENING’s tragic love story between innocent Wendla and bookish Melchior is a hard-hitting commentary on social repression that resounds plenty in the modern day, but with intense alternative rock music by Duncan Sheik, it’s also potent, electrifying theater.

  • Fri-Sat, May 31-June 1 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 2 at 7pm
  • Wed-Sat, June 5-8 at 8pm

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ETC Announces Four Shows of 2013-2014 Season


(Cincinnati, OH) Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) announces four of its six shows for the 2013-2014 Season, which features an exciting selection of three outstanding regional premieres of critically acclaimed recent New York hits, two Pulitzer Prize finalists, and the long-awaited return of one of ETC’s beloved holiday musicals. “Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is planning a truly original, fresh and exhilarating season of dynamic regional premieres and I am absolutely thrilled to showcase some of the hottest titles and newest voices this coming year,” says Producing Artistic Director D. Lynn Meyers. “Our ambitious lineup of plays is sure to excite audiences who have come to expect Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati as the source for the very best in contemporary theatre in our city.”

About the Plays
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s twenty-eighth season opens with the highly acclaimed regional premiere of Other Desert Cities (September 4-22, 2013), a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist and creator of TV’s hit drama Brothers & Sisters, Jon Robin Baitz. This searing comedy was named the Outstanding Play by the Outer Critics Circle and called “the best new play on Broadway” by The New York Times. When a once-promising novelist returns home to Palm Springs to visit her parents, conflict ensues after she reveals the imminent publication of her juicy tell-all memoir—a book that focuses on the politically explosive and tragic death of her antiwar-activist brother. With her parents trying to cling to their Reaganesque social status, the family is thrown into turmoil and must come to grips with its painful past. This critically acclaimed new play crackles with wit, razor-sharp one-liners, a fierce cast of characters, and a storyline that grabs you from the opening scene to its riveting conclusion.

The season continues with the regional premiere of Rapture, Blister, Burn (October 9-27, 2013), recently named the 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist, by Gina Gionfriddo whose writing credits include Law & Order and the new Netflix series House of Cards. The Associated Press calls Rapture, Blister, Burn a “piercingly sharp, bittersweet social comedy.” Catherine’s got the sexy rockstar academic career that every Ph.D. dreams about: another book out, TV appearances, and an upcoming speaking engagement in Italy. So what’s she doing outside a bar, drunk-dialing her grad school ex-best friend, Gwen, now a stay-at-home mother and housewife married to Catherine’s old flame? Both women, coveting each other’s choices, attempt to find the happiness and fulfillment they lack by commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs, with surprising and hilarious results.

For the holidays, ETC features the long-awaited return of Around The World in 80 Days (December 4, 2013-January 4, 2014), one of the theatre’s first commissioned musicals by Joseph McDonough and David Kisor, last performed at ETC in 1999. It is 1899 and the mysterious, brilliant, mathematically precise Englishman Phileas Fogg has wagered his considerable fortune that the world can now be circumnavigated in 80 days. Will bandits, buffalo, winter storms and even the meddlesome Scotland Yard prevent him and his wily valet, Passepartout, from completing this daunting task? Jumping between trains and steamships, even employing an elephant, this magical family-friendly adventure leads Fogg to discover a wider world as well as his own heart in this swashbuckling musical retelling of Jules Verne’s classic tale.

For winter 2014, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati will present an exciting regional premiere to be announced. Scheduled dates for this production are January 29-February 16, 2014.

In the spring, ETC will present the international hit The Mountaintop (March 19-April 6, 2014) by rising young playwright Katori Hall. On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. cools down in a lonely Memphis hotel room after delivering the speech of a lifetime. When a feisty, young hotel maid makes an unexpected visit, an unlikely relationship is forged that ventures into the political and personal, compelling King to confront his destiny and the fate of the nation on the eve of one of the most critical moments in American History. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, this powerful new play is a gripping re-imagining of events the night before the iconic civil rights leader’s assassination.

To conclude its 2013-2014, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati will present an exciting regional premiere to be announced. Scheduled dates for this production are May 7-25, 2014.

Subscriptions to the 2013-2014 Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati season are available now in a variety of packages. Prices start at $162 for seniors; adult subscriptions range from $174 to $192 depending upon day. The popular FlexPass is $202, which includes six flexible tickets to use for any show and in any combination.

Student Subscriptions
The 2013-2014 season will continue to offer a robust suite of affordable ticket and program options designed specifically for local area teens and students to experience professional theatre. This includes a $120 Student Subscription available for any performance and which provides a seat for each of the six productions during the season. Additionally, ETC will continue its $90 Teen Scene Subscription, a deeply discounted subscription option exclusively for students ages 13-19 (available select dates only).

Single Tickets
All single tickets for the 2013-2014 Season go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 5, 2013. Subscribers, however, may start making exchanges, purchase additional tickets, or reserve their FlexPass dates during Subscriber Only Days, July 29-August 2, 2013.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is supported, in part, by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign. 

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. 

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is a professional theatre dedicated to producing world and regional premieres of works that often explore compelling social issues. We fulfill our mission through our stage productions and educational outreach programs that enlighten, enliven, enrich and inspire our audiences.

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