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THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Tap Dances onto the NKU Stage

nku_thoroughly-modern-millie-promoHIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University | School of the Arts | Program of Theatre and Dance presents THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE December 1 – 11, 2016. Performances will take place in the Corbett Theatre in the Fine Arts Center.

Director Jamey Strawn says he is “excited to highlight the music of (Tony Award-winning) composer Jeanine Tesori.  In a field dominated by men, it is exciting to showcase the work of this fabulous and successful female writer.  Shows at NKU are chosen as part of a rotation that is designed to expose students to a wide variety of genres and musical styles.  We chose Millie because it celebrates the 20’s dance styles and tap sequences, iconic characters, and strong roles for female actors.”

For Strawn, “the joy comes from working collaboratively with all of the elements to assemble this complex logistical jigsaw puzzle and create a work that excites, inspires, and entertains an audience.”

Choreographer Tracey Bonner hails the show as “a wonderful opportunity for our students that are building up advanced dance skills through our program. It requires a highly energetic and active ensemble that provides much of the backdrop for the social and cultural statements of the time period of prohibition and the post suffragette movement… The dancing itself touches on historical themes of the Charleston, the beginnings of swing dance, and social dance becoming a formative component to popular culture.”

“This show specifically provides a great way to feature our large numbers of female students in the School of the Arts and embody the spirit of strong women.  The piece offers a real world example of an empowered female setting out to take the world by storm.” Bonner hopes the show encourages the young women onstage and off “to realize their value personally; their opinions and convictions are important to the continued evolution of our culture and society. This is a beautiful thing to watch these young women discover about themselves: that their voices and the art they create matters and is respected.”

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
By Jeanine Tesori, Dick Scanlan, and Richard Henry Morris
December 1 – 11, 2016 | NKU Corbett Theatre

A high-spirited romp, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE tells the story of a small-town girl who travels to New York City to marry for money instead of love. Audiences will relive the roaring 1920s in this Tony Award-winning musical featuring jazz, thunderous tap dancing, frisky flappers and dashing leading men.

For more information call the NKU School of the Arts Box Office at 859.572.5464 or visit theatre.nku.edu.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL and A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Runs Dec. 9-17

mlt_a-christ-carol-and-a-charlie-brown-christmas-logoA CHRISTMAS CAROL and A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
Middletown Lyric Theatre
Dec. 9-17
Middletown

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Cast: Melodie La Nicca as Narrator; Glenn Schaich as Scrooge; Nathan Greer as Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley & Joe; Jackson Cornwell as Fred Cratchit, Young Scrooge & Peter; Jack Sweeten as Tim, Lad & Ignorance; David Jenkins as Fezziwig, Mortician & Topper; Paul Dunn as Dick, Poor Husband & Gentleman; Elizabeth Long as Ghost of Christmas Past & Char; Claire La Nicca as Ghost of Chistmas Present; TBA as Ghost of Christmas Future; Angie Markham as Mrs. Cratchit, Mrs. Fezziwig; Gracie Griffith as Fan, Belinda, Sister & Want; Lizzie Lindon as Young Belle, Martha Dilbur & Cassidy Estridge as Niece & Caroline

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Cast: Angie Markham as Patty, Lizzie Lindon as Lucy, Cassidy Estridge as Violet, Elizabeth Long as Frieda, Claire La Nicca as Sally, Nathan Greer as Charlie Brown, Jackson Cornwell as Schroeder, David Jenkins as Pig Pen, Glenn Schaich as Linus & Jack Sweeten as Snoopy

Bring the entire family and double your holiday fun. First enjoy a new version of the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, adapted exclusively for Middletown Lyric Theatre. And then enjoy another holiday favorite A Charlie Brown Christmas. This is sure to be a fun event for all ages.

  • Fri, Dec. 9 at 8pm
  • Sat, Dec. 10 at 3pm & 8pm
  • Fri, Dec. 16 at 8pm
  • Sat, Dec. 17 at 3pm

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THE SANTALAND DIARIES Runs Dec. 8-17

Tom Lile as Crumpet.THE SANTALAND DIARIES
Human Race Theatre Company
Dec. 8-17
Dayton

Directed by Scott Stoney

Starring Tim Lile

The quintessential elf-gone-bad is back to share a series of less-than-merry misadventures in David Sedaris’ hysterical antidote for holiday havoc. Spend some time with the irreverent Crumpet—one of Santa’s little helpers during the Macy’s Christmas shopping rush—as he handles the hordes of insufferable shoppers and their kiddies with whacked out, wicked wit in the return of this sold out hit comedy.

  • In preview Thu, Dec. 8 at 7pm
  • Fri, Dec. 9 at 7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 10 at 5pm & 9pm
  • Tue-Fri, Dec. 13-16 at 7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 17 at 5pm & 9pm

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HOUSE AT POOH CORNER Moves to Sunset Players’ Stage

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Photo by Angie Lipscomb.

CINCINNATI, OH – November 20, 2016 —Pooh Bear and all his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood will be at the Arts Center at Dunham for Sunset Players children’s show HOUSE AT POOH CORNER by A.A. Milne.

In Sunset Player’s annual holiday children’s show produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company, an emergency meeting is called to discuss Christopher Robin being sent to get “Education.” All the beloved denizens of the Hundred Acre Wood are there to decide what to do about this awful development. The consensus is that they should run away.

Directed by Dave Myers, the cast includes:

  • Benny Mitchell as Christopher Robin
  • Cassidy Dreier as Winnie The Pooh
  • Lizzie Braunstein as Piglet
  • Rick Wimmer as Rabbit
  • Morgan Story as Kanga
  • Sofia Jiminez as Roo
  • Deb Case as Eeyore
  • Jeri Nakamura as Owl
  • Olivia Marita as Tigger
  • Ava Rogers as Early
  • Makenzie Kelley as Late

Performance dates are Dec. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11. Friday shows are at 7:00 p.m. with Saturday and Sunday performances at 2:00 p.m. Sign language from Cincinnati State will be offered on December 10.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at the Sunset Players website (www.sunsetplayers.org) or at the door. Tickets can also be reserved by calling 513-588-4988.

Sunset Players, Inc. is a community theater group located on the west side of Cincinnati. Founded in 1979, the group performs at the Arts Center at Dunham and has produced more than 120 plays. Its mission is to bring a smile, and its plays include comedies, farces, dramatic comedies and musical comedies—as long as there is some “comedy” in the performance somewhere. For more information about the 37th season, visit our website at www.sunsetplayers.org or like us on Facebook.

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YO HO HO, A PIRATE’S CHRISTMAS Runs Dec. 2-18

krt_yo-ho-ho-logoYO HO HO, A PIRATE’S CHRISTMAS
Kincaid Regional Theatre
Dec. 2-18
Falmouth, Ky.

It’s up to a little girl name Eve to Christmas for Everyone! What will become of Christmas when Santa Clause and the citizens of the North Pole are kidnapped by a bunch of directionally challenged pirates? Find out as ocean waters, pirates and elves flood the Kincaid Stage this Christmas Season!

  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 2-3 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Dec. 4 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 9-10 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Dec. 11 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 16-17 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Dec. 18 at 2pm

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