Monthly Archives: October 2016

Cincinnati Playhouse Job Opening: Education Associate

Job Posting

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is an equal opportunity employer and encourages inquiries about this position from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park seeks to hire a full-time Education Associate. The Education Associate is responsible for the administration, management and teaching of assigned education programs at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

*Manage the administration of assigned programs *Oversee registration and scheduling for programs *Manage the implementation of program budget and expenses *Teach classes, camps, residencies, and workshops *Develop curriculum and teacher guides *Orient and train staff on curriculum, classroom management and partner communication methods

Start Date: January 3, 2017

Full time, non-exempt salaried position with benefits. Overtime paid for hours worked beyond 40 hours per week.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Nights and weekends are required for classes and community events. Start times do vary based on scheduled classes and workshops. The schedule is subject to change based on needs of programs.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To apply, email cover letter, administrative and theater resumes, three references and a sample lesson plan to Daunielle Rasmussen, Director of Education and Community Engagement at Deadline to apply is November 13, 2016. No calls please.

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An Evening with Garrison Keillor | Fri., May 19 | Aronoff Center


CINCINNATI, OH  – The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is pleased to present An Evening with Garrison Keillor at the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall on Friday, May 19 at 8:00 PM. The event is part of CAA’s 2016-17 Season.

Tickets are $70, $50, $40, and $30, and are on sale Friday, November 4 at 10:00 AM at, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.  Group discount tickets for 10 or more are available by calling (513) 977-4157.

In a solo performance, the acclaimed former host of A Prairie Home Companion shares hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon, and “late-life fatherhood.” With a wonderful, dry sense of humor, Keillor captivates audiences using his unique blend of comedy, class, charisma, and wisdom.

One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a writer and humorist best known for his popular live radio variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, which attracts more than four million listeners on more than six hundred public radio stations each week.

Keillor is also the host of the daily radio and online program, The Writers Almanac, and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places. A best-selling author, he has published more than two dozen books, including Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and Homegrown Democrat. In 2006, Keillor played himself alongside a cast that included Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin and Kevin Kline, in the critically-acclaimed film adaptation of A Prairie Home Companion, directed by Robert Altman.

With Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, Keillor has also been honored with the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

For more information about Garrison Keillor, visit

Cincinnati Arts Association SPONSORS

Season Sponsors:  AMERITAS (Founding Season Sponsor), FIFTH THIRD BANK (Lifetime Endowment Partner), FURNITURE FAIR, LOCAL12 WKRC, The P&G FUND of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

SEASON PRESENTING SPONSORS:  21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati Herald, CityBeat, Macy’s, Heidelberg Distributing, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Pepsi, Skyline Chili, TriHealth, Ultimate Air Shuttle, Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA

Founded in 1992, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the programming and management of the Tri-state’s finest performing arts venues – the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall – and is dedicated to supporting performing and visual arts. Each year, CAA presents a diverse schedule of events; serves upwards of 700,000 people in its venues; features the work of talented local, regional, and national artists in the Weston Art Gallery (located in the Aronoff Center); and supports the work of more than one dozen resident companies. Since the inception of its acclaimed arts education programs in 1995, CAA has reached more than 1.4 million students.

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Cincinnati Opera and Catacoustic Consort Announce Strategic Partnership

co_logoCINCINNATI–Cincinnati Opera and Catacoustic Consort are pleased to announce the formation of a new strategic partnership. This partnership will strengthen Catacoustic Consort’s administrative infrastructure, allowing the Consort to focus on its artistic product and organizational growth. The partnership will also furnish Cincinnati Opera with a source of deep expertise in the special issues of Baroque music, as the Opera responds to the broadening musical palates of local audiences and the community’s enthusiasm for varied musical experiences.

catacoustic_logo-darkThe strategic partnership between Cincinnati Opera and Catacoustic Consort is a natural outgrowth of previous successful collaborations. Catacoustic players comprised a critical part of the orchestra for Cincinnati Opera’s 2014 mainstage production of Cavalli’s La Calisto, and Opera News praised the musical accompaniment as “a constant source of delight.” Catacoustic Consort also partnered with Cincinnati Opera on “The Songs of Love and War,” a concert presented in 2014 as part of “Cincinnati Remembers WWI,” Cincinnati Opera’s series of programs focused on the World War I era in support of the opera Silent Night.

Currently in its 16th concert season, Catacoustic Consort is a national award-winning music ensemble that presents music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. In June 2016, the Consort presented the world premiere of a lost Baroque masterwork, the opera La Feste de Ruel. In addition to a subscription concert series, Catacoustic offers a Young Artists program, music workshops and masterclasses, an instrument rental program, lectures by humanities scholars, and outreach to the elderly. Catacoustic has toured internationally and released several CDs to international acclaim, and it awards an annual scholarship for Cincinnati-area residents to pursue early music studies. Catacoustic also sponsors the annual Cincinnati Early Music Festival every February, a month-long event that gives amateur, student, and semi-professional ensembles from around the city a chance to perform, and audiences a chance to learn about, music from the Middle Ages to the Baroque era.

Throughout its 96-year history, Cincinnati Opera has welcomed producing partnerships with organizations including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, School for Creative and Performing Arts, Allen Temple A.M.E. Church, Rockdale Temple, and Christ Church Cathedral, among others. In 2015, Cincinnati Opera announced its first two strategic partnerships, with concert:nova and ROKCincy.

“We have been very pleased with the success and ever-expanding promise of our current strategic partnerships with concert:nova and ROKCincy,” said Patricia K. Beggs, The Harry Fath General Director & CEO of Cincinnati Opera. “We highly value our past collaborations with Catacoustic Consort, and look forward to offering support on the administrative side so Catacoustic may continue to grow artistically.”

Annalisa Pappano, Artistic Director of Catacoustic Consort said, “We are pleased to welcome the strategic organizational expertise of a larger organization like Cincinnati Opera. The Opera’s understanding of customer relations management and audience development will make the most of programs we have in place and have a positive impact on our long-term sustainability.”

“Catacoustic Consort has been a dream to work with artistically,” said Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera. “Since the introduction of the Opera Campus’s second-stage programming and the corresponding expansion of our repertoire into chamber and Baroque operas, our areas of interest certainly overlap. It will be a boon to have the expertise of Catacoustic Consort close at hand.”

Catacoustic Consort 2016-2017 Season
The remaining concerts in Catacoustic Consort’s current season include: “In Song Lay My Desire: Italian Song with Melissa Harvey and Virginia Warnken” (November 13); “Noel, Noel: A French Candlelight Christmas” (December 3); “Catacoustic Presents: The Baroque Cello” (February 19); and “The Catacoustic Orchestra: Playing Music by Telemann and Bach” (March 25). For more information, visit

Founded in 1920 and the second oldest opera company in the nation, Cincinnati Opera presents a thrilling season of grand opera every June and July. The company’s repertoire includes beloved classics and contemporary masterworks brought to life by some of the world’s most dynamic performers and creative teams.

Cincinnati Opera’s 2017 Summer Festival runs June 15 through July 23, featuring Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème, Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s Frida, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute. The season will open with Opera in the Park, a free community concert in Washington Park, on June 11. Cincinnati Opera will also present Missy Mazzoli’s Song from the Uproar in collaboration with concert:nova. Cincinnati Opera’s 2017 season is made possible with support from ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, Macy’s, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, and many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations.


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Auditions Announced for A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Loveland Stage Company

Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Come and audition for this hysterical musical comedy! This hilarious show, based on the Roman farces of Plautus, is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two. This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine – “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!”


  • Sunday, November 20, 2-5pm
  • Monday, November 21, 7-10pm

Prepare 16-32 bars of a song that best shows off your range.
Be prepared to learn a short dance combination. (Bring appropriate shoes and attire).
Be prepared for cold readings from the script.

Directed by: John Sloan
Produced by: Pat Furterer, Jill Gornet
Music Director: Marge Henderson
Choreographer: Marjory Clegg

Show Dates: March 2017: 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19
(Evening shows at 7:30pm; Sunday matinees at 3pm.)

Questions or concerns: email or instant message John Sloan at or visit

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Auditions Announced for IN THE SPOTLIGHT at Playhouse South

PS_logo2Dates: November 14 & 15, 2016 at 7pm.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT is a Playhouse South annual tradition and fundraiser. This exciting showcase highlights some of the great talent that we have in the Dayton communities.

This year’s theme is all about Inspiration. Please come prepared with a song that inspires you or has an inspirational theme. Songs do not need to be from musical theater, all genres of music are welcome. We will also ask for a list of songs that inspire you.

Non singing acts are asked to prepare a piece that they would be interested in performing. Please keep under 3 minutes.

There will be a dance audition for both singing and non singing parts so please bring comfortable clothes and shoes for movement.

We are looking for all actors, singers, musicians, comics, jugglers, acrobats, and creative people of all ages. Please be prepared to list all instruments you play and if you read music.

Show dates are January 13 & 14, 2017. Please contact the director, Rob Breving, via email at if you have any questions.

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