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Auditions Announced for Company Members at MamLuft&Co. Dance


MAM_Double SidedWHAT: Auditions for MamLuft&Co. Dance (Modern Dance company, Cincinnati, Ohio)
WHO: Modern Dance artists, Company Members
WHEN: June 5-6 or June 5-9, 2017
WHERE: Cincinnati, Ohio – 3711 Clifton Avenue, 45220
HOW: By appointment: email for an audition packet


MamLuft&Co. Dance, a progressive modern dance company in Cincinnati, Ohio, auditions annually for intelligent and skilled dancers who possess a strong commitment to the rehearsal process and the development of original dance in an ensemble. The Company seeks experienced, mature dancers with strong training and experience in both modern and post-modern techniques, including release techniques and weight share/partnering.

Auditions are held the first full week of June during the Summer Modern Dance Workshop/Intensive.

Successful applications will be invited to join a community, in which all members — regardless of their roles on stage — are responsible for creating, producing, and marketing within a young, grassroots organization.

Applicants should be committed to contributing to the development and advancement of a start-up 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has exceptional city presence for its small budget size. The season’s in-depth and extended process takes place over a ~35-40 week season. Dancers should be highly interested in confidently contributing not only in the creation process, but also in the building of the organization as a whole.

Experienced adults and serious inquiries only. MamLuft&Co. Dance prefers not to enlist students who would still be in college, but may in some exceptional cases.


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The Carnegie at Cincinnati Fringe Festival

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The Carnegie is excited to partner with The Mini Microcinema and Chase Public in the creation of a new, multi-media performance piece selected for the 2017 Cincinnati Fringe Festival. The work features work by 30+ independent filmmakers, writers, actors, and artists.

TWO TRUTHS: NOTES ON THE CINEMATOGRAPHER is an avant-garde mixed media mashup of Robert Bresson’s celebrated book on film making. Audiences will choose between pairings of notes that probe the dividing line between film and theatre. For each note selected by the audience, a film or live scene created in response to that note will be shown. Every show will be different and every audience will have the opportunity to create a unique performance experience.

Show Dates

Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7:45pm
Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 7:45pm
Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 4:45pm
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 7:45pm
Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 7:45pm

All screenings will take place at
The Mini Microcinema, at 1329 Main Street, Cicninnati, OH 45202

Tickets to screenings of TWO TRUTHS: NOTES ON THE CINEMATOGRAPHER are $15 and are available online at

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WEST SIDE STORY Comes to The Children’s Theatre of Mason Stage May 26-28

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55 talented local performers bring this story to the
Mason High School Auditorium for four performances 

The Children’s Theatre of Mason is proud to present WEST SIDE STORY, May 26-28 in Mason. Set in 1950s New York City, WEST SIDE STORY is a modern take on Shakespeare’s classic love story Romeo and Juliet.

The show will run for four performances – Friday, May 26th at 7:00pm; Saturday, May 27th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm; and Sunday, May 28th at 2:00pm. VIP reserved seating tickets can be purchased for the Friday and Saturday evening shows as well as the Sunday matinee for $25 each.  General admission tickets for any show are $12 each.  All tickets can be purchased online at through May 25th at 5pm and at the door starting one hour before each show.

In 1949, Jerome Robbins proposed an idea to Leonard Bernstein to write a musical based on Romeo and Juliet.  The original story was to be called East Side Story, but the name was changed after an influx of Puerto Ricans became something people were talking about on the West Side of New York City.  In 1955, Stephen Sondheim joined the group to write the lyrics and a year and a half later WEST SIDE STORY prepared to make it’s Broadway debut.  While the stage version of WEST SIDE STORY lost to The Music Man for Best New Musical at the Tony Awards in 1958, the film version, which was released in 1961, won 10 Academy Awards making it the most awarded musical in history.

WEST SIDE STORY is the story of two young idealistic lovers from opposing gangs and different cultures who find themselves caught in the middle of a gang war.  In a place and time where most are struggling for economic survival, the “American” Jets see their territory and jobs being taken by Puerto Rican immigrants.  The newly immigrated “Sharks” feel the sting of rejection and suspicion for being outsiders.  As tensions escalate, the couple hopes their love can overcome all obstacles and be a bridge to bring the two gangs and cultures together before violence creates an even bigger divide.

WEST SIDE STORY is a memorable and tragic look at 1950s New York City, but its landmark story and message are still as relevant today as the day they were written. From the worst of human emotions to our best, WEST SIDE STORY shows the struggle for love and compassion to overcome prejudice and ignorance.  Karen Kilgore, President of The Children’s Theatre of Mason says, “No other show quite captures the polarizing qualities like WEST SIDE STORY. It produces a show that is both rough and tender, realistic and haunting, old fashion but as current as tomorrow’s news.”

Fans can follow The Children’s Theatre of Mason on Facebook (Children’s Theatre of Mason, Inc. – CTM), Twitter (@CTMkids) and Instagram (CTMKIDS). 

About The Children’s Theatre of Mason
CTM produces two large-scale productions each season, from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and “Les Miserables” to “South Pacific” and “Annie” as well as many other popular favorites. CTM offers children from ages 7-18 from all over the Cincinnati area the opportunity to take part onstage as performers as well as off stage as crew members, make-up assistants and many other behind-the-scenes roles. To volunteer, donate or learn more, visit or call 513.398.0116. 


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WICKED On Sale Now!

SEPTEMBER 13 – OCTOBER 15, 2017.
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CINCINNATIWICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster and Cincinnati’s most popular musical will return to the Aronoff Center September 13 – October 15, 2017 as a season special for the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati’s 17/18 Season presented by TriHealth. Tickets for the return engagement are on sale now and available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award®-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”), WICKED is directed by two-time Tony® Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony® Award winnerWayne Cilento (Aida, The Who’s Tommy, How To Succeed…). The musical is based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire.

The Broadway sensation, WICKED, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle.  Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade,” and by Time Magazine as “a magical Broadway musical with brains, heart, and courage.”

Winner of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, WICKED has been performed in over 100 cities in 14 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, Mexico, and Brazil) and has thus far been translated into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese. 

WICKED will play the Aronoff Center from September 13 – October 15, 2017: Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30PM, Thursday September 14 at 1:00PM, Friday at 8:00PM, Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM, Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM. Tickets start at $42.50. They are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. For groups of 15 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit 

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Grammy Award-Winning Cast recording available on Decca Broadway. For more information about WICKED log on to 

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth is committed to bringing the very best of Broadway to the Tri-State, presenting touring Broadway plays and musicals in Cincinnati since 1987. For over twenty years, Broadway in Cincinnati has presented all shows at the Aronoff Center.  The Broadway in Cincinnati series brings more than 185,000 people downtown to the Aronoff Center each year, and contributes an average of $30 million to the local economy each season. Broadway in Cincinnati is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and The Broadway League. Fifth Third Bank is the sponsor of the Cincinnati 16/17 Season and the season is presented by TriHealth. LOCAL 12 is the official television station of the 16/17 Cincinnati Season.

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes and The Broadway Channel.  Led by 9 time Tony-winning producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 41 markets with over 270,000 subscribers. Current and past productions include Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Fiddler on the Roof, Finding NeverlandMillion Dollar Quartet, Hairspray, On Your Feet!, School of Rock and The Producers. is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit and

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T[HERE] Blends Dance, Theatre, and True Stories with ANONYMOUS at the 2017 Cincinnati Fringe Festival


Photo by Nikki Nesbit.

T[HERE] is pleased to announce its first Cincy Fringe Festival production, ANONYMOUS. This hour-long play uses modern dance, spoken word, and original music to explore challenges of identity and belonging in a city where it’s too easy to remain unseen.

Directed and choreographed by Mandie Reiber with a script devised from hundreds of nameless letters written by citizens of Over-the-Rhine, ANONYMOUS provides an honest, intimate window into the heart of this city.

The show will run between May 31 and June 10 at Gabriel’s Corner (1425 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202) as part of the 2017 Cincy Fringe Festival. Tickets are $15.

This show is appropriate for teens and adults. To order tickets, visit Performances are:

  • Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00pm
  • Saturday, June 3 at 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 7 at 7:45pm
  • Friday, June 9 at 8:30pm
  • Saturday, June 10 at 6:30pm

About the Company:
T[HERE] began when Art Academy of Cincinnati student Mandie Reiber set out into the streets of Over-the-Rhine to interview strangers about their challenges. Over the course of a year, more than a hundred anonymous stories evolved into an hour-long performance of dance, poetry, and original music created by Mandie and her cast of eight multidisciplinary artists. The performance, entitled “T[HERE],” was presented at AAC in 2016 as Mandie’s thesis exhibition. The production was awarded the Stephen H. Wilder Traveling Scholarship from AAC, and proceeded to perform at SOS Art Festival and on the streets of Rochester, NY. The next installment in the project, “The Devil Made Me Do It,” performed at Contemporary Dance Theater in November 2016 and focused on mental illness and suicide. T[HERE] is now producing its first Cincy Fringe Festival production, ANONYMOUS which pulls its script directly from interviews and anonymous letters from OTR citizens. Mandie and her cast are passionate about using art as a language to tell true, local, and relevant stories. Learn more about T[HERE] and read some of the stories at

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