2019 Summer Season Announced by Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre

All Musical  Season Features Dancing Queens, Church Girls and Seven Brides

WFIT_Sign at nightCincinnati Landmark Productions announced this week its four-show Summer Classics Season at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater.

The 2019 Summer Classics Season, presented by TriHealth, includes:

  • MAMMA MIA, May 1-26, 2019
  • CHURCH GIRLS, June 5 – 30, 2019
  • PIPPIN, July 10 – August 4, 2019
  • SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, August 14 – September 8, 2019

The popular series expanded from three productions to four in 2018. This follows Cincinnati Landmark Productions’ decision to expand the runs of each production from three weeks to four weeks in 2016. Officials say the record attendance numbers in the 2018 summer season have justified the expansion.

“The 2018 Summer Classics Season has been a run-away success,” said Tim Perrino, Executive Artistic Director for Cincinnati Landmark Productions. “We broke our own summer attendance record again, and with the all-musical lineup we have planned for 2019, I expect we’ll do it again.”

The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater is the purpose-built, 229-seat performing arts center and parking garage in the Incline District in East Price Hill. Located at the corner of Matson Place and West 8th Street, the $6 million project opened on June 3, 2015.

Subscriptions for the 2019 Summer Classics Season – only $96 – are now on sale.

Subscribers to the 2018 Summer Classics Season will have their seats held for renewal until March 1, 2019. All seats not renewed by that time will be released. Tickets to individual shows go on sale on April 1, 2019.

The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater is programmed year-round by Cincinnati Landmark Productions, culminating in over 120 show nights. In addition to the Summer Classics Season, the venue hosts the three-show District Series season (September to May), an edgier slate of productions designed as an alternative to the concurrent Marquee season at the Covedale Center.

Cincinnati Landmark Productions has been serving the West Side for over 35 years – first through its Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre program and then through its ownership and management of the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts in West Price Hill.

For more information about the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, visit www.clpshows.org or call (513) 241-6550.

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More about the 2019 Summer Classics Season at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater:

May 1 – May 26, 2019
Music and Lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson; Book by Catherine Johnson

The ultimate feel-good show! ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father, bringing three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island paradise they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. Non-stop laughs, explosive dance numbers and mega-hits like “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” “Knowing Me/Knowing You” and “Mamma Mia!” combine to make this the guaranteed hottest ticket of the summer!

June 5 – 30, 2019
Book and Story by Ken Jones;  Music by Jamey Strawn; Lyrics by Christine Jones; Additional Material by Roderick Justice

A locally-written campy, cheeky, audacious musical comedy! The “ladies” of the Umatilla Second Christian Church Women’s Auxiliary League are getting together to produce their annual Mother’s Day Pageant. Six men play every character in this singing, acting, dancing, improvisational tour de force. As the ‘Church Girls’ prepare for their pageant, chaos and calamity bring out less than saintly behavior. The result is heaven-sent hilarity!

July 10 – August 4, 2019
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Roger O. Hirson

There’s magic to do when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in Stephen Schwartz’s iconic and unforgettable musical masterpiece. Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated version continues to captivate the young and the young-at-heart throughout the world. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince seeks fulfillment in all the ‘expected’ ways – the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day. The musical features one of Stephen Schwarz’s best scores, including songs like “Corner of the Sky,” “No Time At All” and “Magic to Do!”

August 14 – September 8, 2019
Book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay; Music by Gene dePaul; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer

In this unmistakably American take on the war between the sexes, seven frontier women take charge of their destinies (and their men) in 1850s Oregon. Based on the classic film, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an authentic piece of Americana, a time-tested romantic comedy with a special, contemporary relevance. Saddle up for a western joyride that features great songs like “Bless Your Beautiful Hide,” “Going Courtin'” and “The Sobbin’ Women” – plus some of the greatest dance sequences ever on the stage! When Adam and his six unruly brothers think they know what a woman’s place is, Adam’s spirited new wife and a cohort of potential brides show ’em who’s boss in this golden age American musical.


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