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InBocca Performance Brings ALICE to the Stage


Nicole Hershey as the Red Queen. Photos by Streetlight Studios.

InBocca Performance is pleased to announce its winter theatre production of ALICE, a dance theatre retelling of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Ten years after Alice’s childhood excursion to Wonderland, her elder sister has her committed to an asylum to be treated for hallucinations. Under the rule of a wicked Doctor, Alice must decide if Wonderland is worth surrendering her freedom—and her sanity.

ALICE will run Wednesday, January 18th through Saturday, January 21st. All performances are at 7:30 P.M. at The Mockbee (2260 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45214). Tickets are $11 for students and seniors and $16 for adults, and the show is appropriate for most ages. To order tickets, please visit or

InBocca Performance utilizes experimental theatre methods to create devised works, which build actors’ craft and produce a unique experience for the audience. Actors construct their own scenes, choreograph dance segments, and work with diverse musical genres, all under general direction from producer Caroline Stine and director Mandie Reiber.

History of the Company
InBocca Performance humbly began as the Cliffview Players in a basement in Ft. Thomas, KY in 1997. It then moved to a backyard in 1999, and became a main stage company in 2008. Notable past performances for the Ft. Thomas Community Theatre at Highlands High School were Peter Pan in 2008 and Into the Woods in 2010.

Artistic Director Caroline Stine began working with young actors to devise theatrical pieces in the summer of 2011 at The Village Players in Ft. Thomas, KY. In 2012, they created The Maid of Orleans, an emotionally charged production about Joan of Arc. In the summer of 2013, they created Romeo y Margarita, a story that combined the lyricism of Shakespearean verse with the romance of the Spanish language.

Since 2013, they have expanded to create art within the greater Cincinnati area. This includes a sellout production of Swan Lake: A Waking Dream at the Southgate House Revival in 2015. That summer, My Twisted Face performed in Cincinnati Fringe Festival, addressing the concept of rape as a part of our society. In 2016, InBocca performed at Cincy Fringe again with Charlie’s Girls, which built a script almost entirely from testimonies from the trials of the Charles Manson murders.

Ms. Caroline Stine (producer and artistic director) is a graduate of Highlands High School, and received her Bachelor degree from Butler University and her Masters in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. She received theatrical training in Italy and Russia and participated in the Crisis Arts Festival in Arezzo, Italy. She is currently teaching at Northern Kentucky University and Notre Dame Academy.


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Cincinnati Ballet Leaps into the New Year for Free Family Fun at the Arts Center at Dunham

cb_second-companyCINCINNATI, OH – December 29, 2016 — The Free Family Fun Series pliés into 2017 with the Cincinnati Ballet and The Typical Day in the Life of a Dancer on Saturday, January 7 at 2 p.m.

Dancers from the Cincinnati Ballet will provide an exciting peek into a day in the life of a professional dancer. Audience members will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of the art of ballet including the basic elements of dance. They will also gain an understanding of the discipline and athleticism required for a professional career in ballet.
  • Actively participate in the dance demonstration, applying the five basic ballet positions of the arms and feet to their own bodies and experimenting with other fun coordination exercises.
  • Experience an up close and personal performance by Cincinnati Ballet dancers and gain a greater understanding of performance etiquette.
  • Openly ask questions to the dancers in a positive, casual question and answer discussion.

All Free Family Fun Series performances are on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. The remaining series includes:

–       January 21, 2017 Around the World in 80 Days by Toby Hulse from the book by Jules Verne and performed by the Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill Productions. Courtesy of a grant from Price Hill Will Arts CAT.
Join Phileas Fogg in the world’s most amazing race. Via rail, boat and even elephant, Fogg must travel the globe in just 80 days or he will forfeit a fortune. But a snooping detective, a possible human sacrifice and even the will of Mother Nature all conspire against Fogg’s adventure of a lifetime in this exciting adaptation of the Jules Verne classic. Just three actors portray 19 different characters to create a spirited, fast-moving, highly imaginative and hilariously entertaining comedy. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

–       March 11, 2017 ROKCincy Opera for Children: “The Magic Flute”
ROKCincy is thrilled to present Mozart’s beloved fairy tale opera “The Magic Flute.” The performance is 40 minutes in length and includes a question and answer session with the cast. ROKCincy is a non-profit program with a mission to introduce young people to the thrill of live, fully staged opera and to give developing professional musicians an opportunity to hone their performance skills through experience.

–       April 22, 2017 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe based upon the story by C.S. Lewis, dramatized by Le Clanche du Rand and performed by the Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill Productions. Courtesy of a grant from Price Hill Will Arts CAT.
In Narnia, a land of talking animals, mythical creatures and eternal winter, the White Witch holds power over all. Any who dare to dissent are turned instantly into stone. But one day, a little girl named Lucy enters this magical land through an enchanted wardrobe, and her fantastical adventure signals the fulfillment of a prophecy and great change to come. Step through the wardrobe with Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund in this tour-de-force, two-actor adaptation of the beloved and heroic tale of good’s triumph over evil. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Reservations for performances in the ACAD FREE Family Fun Series can be made online ( or by calling 513-588-4988.

The Arts Center at Dunham is a fine arts center for the west side of Cincinnati and its vision is to provide affordable creative and performing arts for Price Hill and surrounding communities. Housed in one of the three remaining buildings of what was the first municipally owned tuberculosis sanatorium in the United States, the Arts Center includes a 350-seat performance venue as well as extensive studio and programming space. The Arts Center is in the Dunham Recreation Complex. See what is happening at the Arts Center at Dunham on Facebook.

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Auditions Announced for TWELFTH NIGHT at Playhouse South

PS_logo2Announcing open auditions for William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT.

When: Monday, January 2nd and Tuesday, January 3rd at 7pm, possible callbacks on Wednesday, January 4th if needed.

Where: Playhouse South, 3750 Far Hills Avenue

The Setting: Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT, also known as What You Will, is a comedy which centers on mistaken identity, love, and gender roles. We will be exploring these themes in the Victorian Steampunk Era, which contemporizes the show, while allowing the characters’ struggles to remain relevant.

The Plot: In Illyria, Duke Orsino is sick with love with Lady Olivia, who is in mourning for her recently deceased father and brother. To honour their memory, she has sworn to live like a nun for seven years and refuses to receive any messages from Orsino.

Twins Viola and Sebastian are separated by a shipwreck at sea and each believes the other to be dead. Viola disguises herself as a man and secures a position as Orsino’s page. After gaining his trust, she is asked to court Olivia on his behalf, and agrees even though she has fallen in love with him herself.

Olivia soon falls for the mysterious and smooth talking Viola, still disguised as Orsino’s page, Cesario, thus completing the complex love triangle. To complicate things futher, Olivia’s lady-in-waiting Maria, Olivia’s uncle Sir Toby Belch, and his friend Sir Andrew conspire to make her haughty steward, Malvolio, believe that Olivia is in love with him.

The Character Breakdown:

  • Viola (20 – 35, F) – A young woman of aristocratic birth, and the play’s protagonist. Washed up on the shore of Illyria when her ship is wrecked in a storm, Viola decides to make her own way in the world. She disguises herself as a young man, calling herself “Cesario,” and becomes a page to Duke Orsino. She ends up falling in love with Orsino—even as Olivia, the woman Orsino is courting, falls in love with Cesario. Thus, Viola finds that her clever disguise has entrapped her: she cannot tell Orsino that she loves him, and she cannot tell Olivia why she, as Cesario, cannot love her. Her poignant plight is the central conflict in the play.
  • Orsino (25 – 50, M) – A powerful nobleman in the country of Illyria. Orsino is lovesick for the beautiful Lady Olivia, but becomes more and more fond of his handsome new page boy, Cesario, who is actually a woman—Viola. Orsino is a vehicle through which the play explores the absurdity of love: a supreme egotist, Orsino mopes around complaining how heartsick he is over Olivia, when it is clear that he is chiefly in love with the idea of being in love and enjoys making a spectacle of himself. His attraction to the ostensibly male Cesario injects sexual ambiguity into his character.
  • Olivia (20 – 35, F) – A wealthy, beautiful, and noble Illyrian lady, Olivia is courted by Orsino and Sir Andrew Aguecheek, but to each of them she insists that she is in mourning for her brother, who has recently died, and will not marry for seven years. She and Orsino are similar characters in that each seems to enjoy wallowing in his or her own misery. Viola’s arrival in the masculine guise of Cesario enables Olivia to break free of her self-indulgent melancholy. Olivia seems to have no difficulty transferring her affections from one love interest to the next, however, suggesting that her romantic feelings—like most emotions in the play—do not run deep.
  • Sebastian (20-35, M) – Viola’s lost twin brother. When he arrives in Illyria, traveling with Antonio, his close friend and protector, Sebastian discovers that many people think that they know him. Furthermore, the beautiful Lady Olivia, whom he has never met, wants to marry him. Sebastian is not as well rounded a character as his sister. He seems to exist to take on the role that Viola fills while disguised as Cesario—namely, the mate for Olivia.
  • Malvolio (30 – 55, M) – The straitlaced steward—or head servant—in the household of Lady Olivia. Malvolio is very efficient but also very self-righteous, and he has a poor opinion of drinking, singing, and fun. His priggishness and haughty attitude earn him the enmity of Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, and Maria, who play a cruel trick on him, making him believe that Olivia is in love with him. In his fantasies about marrying his mistress, he reveals a powerful ambition to rise above his social class.
  • Feste (20 – 55, M*/F) – The clown, or fool, of Olivia’s household, Feste moves between Olivia’s and Orsino’s homes. He earns his living by making pointed jokes, singing old songs, being generally witty, and offering good advice cloaked under a layer of foolishness. In spite of being a professional fool, Feste often seems the wisest character in the play.
  • Sir Toby (35 – 55, M*/F) – Olivia’s uncle. Olivia lets Sir Toby Belch live with her, but she does not approve of his rowdy behavior, practical jokes, heavy drinking, late-night carousing, or friends (specifically the idiotic Sir Andrew). Sir Toby also earns the ire of Malvolio. But Sir Toby has an ally, and eventually a mate, in Olivia’s sharp-witted waiting-gentlewoman, Maria. Together they bring about the triumph of chaotic spirit, which Sir Toby embodies, and the ruin of the controlling, self-righteous Malvolio.
  • Maria (20 – 40, F) – Olivia’s clever, daring young waiting-gentlewoman. Maria is remarkably similar to her antagonist, Malvolio, who harbors aspirations of rising in the world through marriage. But Maria succeeds where Malvolio fails—perhaps because she is a woman, but, more likely, because she is more in tune than Malvolio with the anarchic, topsy-turvy spirit that animates the play.
  • Sir Andrew Aguecheek (25 – 45, M) – A friend of Sir Toby’s. Sir Andrew Aguecheek attempts to court Olivia, but he doesn’t stand a chance. He thinks that he is witty, brave, young, and good at languages and dancing, but he is actually an idiot.
  • Antonio (25 – 50, M) – A man who rescues Sebastian after his shipwreck. Antonio becomes very fond of Sebastian, caring for him, accompanying him to Illyria, and furnishing him with money—all because of a love so strong that it seems to be romantic in nature. Antonio’s attraction to Sebastian, however, never bears fruit.
  • Sea Captain (30 – 55, M/F*) – The captain of the ship that Viola and Sebastian were traveling on. Saw Sebastian tie himself to a mast, and so offers Viola some hope that he may still be alive. Tells Viola of Illyria, Orsino and his love for Olivia. Accepts to help Viola disguise herself as a man and to present her to the Duke, and keeps her women’s clothes in custody.
  • Curio (20 – 55, M*/F) – One of Orsino’s attendants. Was sent to Olivia as a messenger of love, but was not allowed to speak to her. Seeks to distract Orsino by taking him to hunt, but Orsino refuses. Brings back the news that she has pledged to mourn a full seven years for her brother. Also advises Cesario (Viola) that he (she) is in a good position, and that Orsino’s favors are not inconstant. Knows Feste, and is sent to find him/her so that he/she can sing a song Orsino particularly desires to hear.
  • Fabian (20 – 55, M*/F) – A member of Olivia’s household who has lost that lady’s favor due to Malvolio’s telling her about a bear-baiting Fabian was involved with. For revenge, he/she joins in the plot to make a fool of the steward. Also helps Sir Toby keep control of Sir Andrew. Apparently a natural prankster, he/she helps to set up the duel between Andrew and Cesario, building up the latter’s fear of Sir Andrew. Feste does not appear to consider him/her trustworthy, refusing to let him/her see the letter Malvolio sends to Olivia from his prison. Having later read the letter aloud to Olivia and all the others, Fabian quickly confesses the whole plot, in the hope that with everyone being so happy and about to be married, they won’t be too hard on the plotters, and take it all as a good joke.
  • Priest (35 – 65, M*/F) – Fetched by Olivia to marry her to her young man in secret. Called forth as a witness, he/she testifies that he/she has married Olivia to the young man standing by Orsino’s side.
  • First Officer (30 – 55, M/F*) – Police Officer that recognizes Antonio from the sea-fight, and arrests him. Has no interest in Antonio’s quarrel with Viola.
  • Second Officer (20 – 35, M*/F) – Police Officer that does not actually know Antonio, but arrests him. Has no interest in Antonio’s quarrel with Viola.
  • Olivia’s Servant (20 – 55, M/F*) – A servant that is not part of the cabal of upper servants who mock Malvolio. Simply does his/her job, unaffected by the madness that seems to have taken over the house.

Please note: Ages are suggested – if you can portray an age that is out of your own, feel free to audition for those roles.

The Other Pertinent Information: Playhouse South’s production of TWELFTH NIGHT is directed by Sara Bortz, with Assistant Director Crystal Kushmaul.

There will be sonnet readings as an introduction to Shakespearean verse, as well as cold readings from the script. There are also a few characters that will sing, so you may be asked to sing Happy Birthday. Please be sure to bring all conflicts from January 9th through March 12th, including weekends. First read through will be January 9th.

Show dates will be March 3-5 and 10-12 at Playhouse South Theatre. Contact Sara Bortz with any questions at

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Know Theatre Kicks Off 2017 with the Darkly Romantic DRAGON PLAY

ktc_dragon-play-logoA new drama by Jenny Connell Davis

Directed by Tamara Winters
January 27 – February 18, 2017

In rural Texas, a teenage boy and a dragon fall in love.
A thousand miles north, a woman’s fragile marriage is tested when her fire-breathing ex-lover arrives on her doorstep…

Know Theatre’s 19th Season leaps into 2017 with a darkly romantic regional premiere about the extremes to which we’ll go for love – and the collateral damage our choices leave behind.

Associate Artistic Director Tamara Winters returns to the Know MainStage at the helm of this intense new drama, and she has assembled a fantastic cast to bring to life Jenny Connell Davis’ poetic world: where love is complicated, and sometimes, people are dragons.

DRAGON PLAY follows the story of Woman, who suddenly has a choice to make between her mysterious past and the life she’s sacrificed everything to build.

Played by Torie Wiggins, Woman’s worlds collide when Dragon (played by fellow CCM alumnus Claron Hayden) appears, fifteen years after their last goodbye. Cincy Fringe Festival favorite Paul Strickland, in a rare dramatic turn, plays her embattled husband, who must must defend the life and home they’ve built from both Dragon’s allure and the pull of Woman’s past.

Unfolding alongside Woman’s story is the unlikely love affair of Dragon Girl and Loser Boy, brought to life by two Cincinnati theatre newcomers, Kearston Hawkins-Johnson and Josh Reiter. Kearston makes her Know Theatre debut in this regional premiere, in between her first semester at Northern Kentucky University; while current UC-CCM student Josh Reiter previously appeared October’s interactive horror event The Other Rhine.

Director Tamara Winters says “Dragon Play mixes mythology, legend, and an intensely personal story of longing, obsession, and devotion; crafting a world both like and unlike our own. And though you may not have met a literal dragon in your life before, I’ll bet you’ll recognize your own longings and triumphs in Davis’ fantastical tale.”

The Know Theatre design & tech team is gearing up for some theatrical magic, as well. Says Ms. Winters, “The unique conventions of this script – wherein people can also be dragons, and time is fluid – demand some serious creative thinking. How do you create a world in which dragons hide among us, yet also present a story that feels visceral and true for our audience? We’re playing with projection, light, shadow, and other theatrical magic to bring the audience along this emotional journey – and we can’t wait for you to enjoy the ride!”

Why is DRAGON PLAY the right show for the Know MainStage in this moment in time? Says Artistic Director Andrew Hungerford, “DRAGON PLAY is a piece of art that helps us learn how to better live in what poet Stephen Dunn calls, ‘the despoiled and radiant now.’”

DRAGON PLAY is brought to you with support from the Mitchell S. & Jacqueline P. Meyers Foundation, and runs January 27 – Feb 18 on the MainStage.

Join us for this intense and intimate drama about what you sacrifice for love, and what you do when who you were confronts who you want to become.

Cast in Alphabetical Order

  • Dragon Girl – Kearston Hawkins-Johnson
  • Dragon – Claron Hayden
  • Boy/Loser Boy – Josh Reiter
  • Man – Paul Strickland
  • Woman – Torie Wiggins*
    *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.

Production Team

  • Director – Tamara Winters
  • Lighting & Scenic Designer – Andrew Hungerford
  • Scenic Charge & Prop Designer – Sarah Beth Hall
  • Costume Designer – Noelle Wedig
  • Sound & Video Designer – Doug Borntrager

Calendar Listing

DRAGON PLAY by Jenny Connell Davis

  • 8:00pm January 27, 28; February 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18
  • 3:00pm  January 29; February 5*, 12
    *A pre-show brunch is available on this date with purchase of $35 “Brunch + Show” tickets in advance. Deadline for brunch reservation is January 30. Brunch provided by Water Tower Fine Wines

Know Theatre of Cincinnati. 1120 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. In historic Over-the-Rhine.


  • $25 regular Price
  • $15 Rush tickets at the door 10 minutes prior to curtain (when available)
  • FREE walk-up tickets are available on Wednesdays, as part of Know’s Welcome
    Experiment initiative. Advance reservations to Welcome Experiment performances
    are $5.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling 513.300.5669 (KNOW).

Know Theatre is Cincinnati’s Theatrical Playground. The Know showcases unexpected voices, new works, and plays that embrace the inherent theatricality of the live experience. Know Theatre seeks to be a place where artists and audiences feel welcome to take artistic risks, creating work that is cutting edge and accessible.

Know Theatre’s work is made possible, in part, by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign.  The Ohio Arts Council helps fund Know Theatre with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Know Theatre is also supported by The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, helping to change our communities for the better through collaboration and innovation, and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, which provides a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving.

Know Theatre is a member of Theatre Communications Group and an Associate member of the National New Play Network.

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The Carnegie Presents THE MUSIC MAN

Family Friendly Musical To play Weekends January 19-29, 2017


Sarah Viola as Marian Paroo & Dave Wilson as Harold Hill. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

(COVINGTON, KY) – Professor Harold Hill will be marching into The Carnegie with his 76 trombones next month for The Carnegie’s production of THE MUSIC MAN, playing weekends January 19-29, 2017.

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy’s band that he vows to organize. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. The American classic includes iconic songs such as “Seventy- Six Trombones,” “The Wells Fargo Wagon,” “Pickalittle Talk a Little,” and “Til There Was You.”

“I am thrilled for audiences to experience this big, family musical at The Carnegie,” said Carnegie Theatre Director Maggie Perrino. “The Music Man is the largest cast we’ve ever had, and certainly one of the most talented. You’ll feel like you’re right in the heart of River City marching along with the band!”

Continuing the tradition started last season, all three of The Carnegie’s departments will collaborate to bring THE MUSIC MAN to life.  Students and educators from the Eva G. Farris Education Center join the cast, with local artist and co-founder of Thunder-Sky, Inc. and Visionaries + Voices, Bill Ross designing the sets.

Performances of THE MUSIC MAN run weekends January 19-29, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, Saturday afternoons at 2pm, and Sunday afternoons at 3pm.  Tickets are $30, $18 for children ages 12 and under, and $27 for Carnegie Members and ArtsPass Members. Tickets to Carnegie Theatre Series performances are available through The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday through Friday 12 pm – 5 pm, online at, or by phone at (859) 957-1940.

Cast and Production Team


  • Marian Paroo – Sarah Viola*
  • Harold Hill – Dave Wilson*
  • Marcellus Washburn – Sean Mette*
  • Mayor Shinn – Jim Stump
  • Eulalie Shinn – Torie Pate*
  • Widow Paroo – Angela Nalley
  • Mrs. Squires – Lauren Carr
  • Maude Dunlop – Lori Valentine
  • Alma Hix – Burgess Byrd
  • Ethel Toffelmeier – Sara Kenny*
  • Charlie Cowell – Bob Brunner
  • Olin Britt – Mike Bell
  • Ewart Dunlop – Mike Connelly
  • Jacey Squires – Zac Coleman
  • Oliver Hix – Paul Gilman
  • Zaneeta Shinn – Cassidy Steele
  • Tommy Dijlas – Wesley Schmidt
  • Winthrop – Anthony Coletta
  • Amaryllis – Maya Hunt*
  • Male Ensemble – Tyler Gau, Derek Harper*
  • Teen Ensemble – Caleb McKenzie, Joel Parece, Mikayla Renfrow, Anthony Schaeffer, Kelsey Schwarber*, Cian Steele, Alexandra Stojack, Kat Sweeney
  • Youth Ensemble – Ruthie Darnell, Ben Dropic*, Joe Hamzy, Isabella Lachey, Mark Schutzman*, Aine Steele, Audrey Stith*
    * Returning to The Carnegie stage

Production Team

  • Director – Greg Procaccino
  • Music Direction – Steve Goers
  • Choreography – Maggie Perrino

Select Bios

Dave Wilson – Harold Hill
Dave is making his Carnegie debut as Harold Hill in THE MUSIC MAN. Dave recently appeared as George Banks in MARY POPPINS with Cincinnati Landmark Productions and Billy Flynn in CHICAGO at The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre. He has performed on stage and TV/film in New York and Los Angeles. He originated the role of Officer Bell in the off-Broadway production of THE PEOPLE VS. MONA. Regional theater credits include Lt. Joe Cable in SOUTH PACIFIC, Joe Hardy in DAMN YANKEES, Starbuck in 110 IN THE SHADE, Richard Henry Lee and Rutledge in separate productions of 1776, and Curly in OKLAHOMA!, for which he received a Seattle Times Footlight Award. Dave also recently appeared in the feature film Walking with the Enemy, and his TV credits include Guiding Light and Days of Our Lives. Offstage, Dave works for GE Aviation and serves in the Air Force Reserves.

Sarah Viola – Marian Paroo
Sarah Viola has performed operatic and musical theater roles in America and Europe with such companies as Opera Santa Barbara, Eugene Opera, Stockton Opera, New York Lyric Opera, and Cincinnati Landmark Productions. Highlights of the her career include her Germany debut as Pamina in DIE ZAUBERFLOTE in Bavaria, as well as singing in a highly acclaimed concert version of WEST SIDE STORY with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall. She has played leading roles in GUYS AND DOLLS, CAROUSEL, THE KING AND I, CAMELOT, THE MUSIC MAN, and PIRATES OF PENZANCE. As a member of the New York Choral Artists and Concert Chorale of New York, she has performed regularly at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and the Royal Concertgeboux. Sarah made her Carnegie debut as Glinda in last season’s THE WIZARD OF OZ. 

Sean P. Mette – Marcellus Washburn
Sean P. Mette is thrilled return to The Carnegie as Marcellus Washburn in THE MUSIC MAN. Mette started his professional theatre career touring with Madcap Puppets and is currently their Bookings and Communications Manager. Previous performances with the Carnegie include CHICAGO, SWEENEY TODD THE UNDERPANTS, and THE WIZARD OF OZ. Mr. Mette also performs with the Know Theatre of Cincinnati, in the Cincinnati Fringe Festival and countless performances with OTRimprov, where he is a founding member.  

Thursday, January 19, 7:30pm ● Friday, January 20, 7:30pm ● Saturday, January 21, 2pm & 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 22, 3pm
Thursday, January 26, 7:30pm ● Friday, January 27, 7:30pm ● Saturday, January 28, 2pm & 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 29, 3pm


  • The 2016-17 Carnegie Theatre Series is sponsored by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
  • Season Funder: ArtsWave
  • Presenting Sponsors: Molly & Michael Prues
  • Music Sponsors: Sally & Sandy Thomson
  • Set Sponsor: Graydon
  • Character Sponsor: Chick-fil-A Florence

THE MUSIC MAN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY  10019. Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 

About The Carnegie: The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. / US Bank Foundation. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.




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