Monthly Archives: September 2018

CAA’s Meghan Kaskoun Appointed to the Ohio Commission on Service and Volunteerism

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Meghan Kaskoun
Appointed to the Ohio Commission
on Service and Volunteerism

CINCINNATI, OH – Meghan Kaskoun, Director of Volunteer Engagement & Guest Experience, Cincinnati Arts Association, has been appointed by Governor John R. Kasich to ServeOhio – the Ohio Commission on Service and Volunteerism – for a term beginning July 24, 2018 and ending April 21, 2021.

In accordance with its legal authority, ServeOhio Commissioners retain both fiduciary responsibility and responsibility for the overall policy and management of the agency. Duties include administering and overseeing the AmeriCorps program in the State of Ohio; developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to encourage and expand community service programs throughout the state; and assisting public and private organizations to develop/implement community service and volunteer programs.

“It’s an honor to have been asked to apply and to be appointed to the State Commission,” said Kaskoun. “I look forward to serving Ohio communities through strengthened volunteer engagement programs and helping to implement strategies that will expand community service.”

For a full list of ServeOhio Commissioners, visit www.serveohio.org/about/commissioners.

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Walnut Hills High School Opens the School Year with Musical Hit INTO THE WOODS

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Lydia Noll, grade 12, as Cinderella; Molly Munn, grade 11, as Little Red Riding Hood, Jack Giglia, grade 10, as the Baker & Peter Godsey, grade 10, as Jack. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

Cincinnati, OH- Walnut Hills High School is set to debut their first show of the 2018-19 school year with “Into The Woods” on November 1st. The award-winning department is excited to open the year with their Cappies production in the newly-dedicated Rick Steiner Black Box Theatre, where they will stage the show in an environmental setting that will blur the lines between performer and audience.

“Into The Woods” is a famous show, known mostly for its Disney movie adaptation. “We’re doing a popular show in a very unique and original way,” says Michael Sherman, head of the department and director for this production. “I’m excited to do this show in this space because I think it will really help to bring out the intimacy of the show and heighten the connection the audience can make with these characters.”

The set and full immersion of the audience are a big part of the future success of Walnut Hills’ adaptation. “The audience is actually sitting in the woods and all over the place, so it’s really going to be an immersive audience experience,” says Helen A. Raymond-Goers, the Walnut Hills Technical Director and set designer for the show.

“We want it to feel as organic as possible,” says senior Ben Methena, master carpenter, “We thought it would be more natural, and we wanted everything to be different.”

Walnut Hills High School’s production of “Into The Woods” is expected to be a hit with all of the immersion of the audience and the way that they can relate to the familiar and loveable fairy tale characters.

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Maya Robinson, grade 12, as the Witch. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

INTO THE WOODS
Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece.

The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Featuring Jack Giglia as The Baker, Lily Adams as The Baker’s Wife, Lydia Noll as Cinderella, Peter Godsey as Jack, Maya Robinson as The Witch, Molly Munn as Little Red Ridinghood, Mei Li Weil as Rapunzel, Oliver Vockell as Cinderella’s Prince, Sam Frank as Rapunzel’s Prince, Louis Martini as The Wolf, Matthew Eggers as The Steward, Milan Parikh as The Narrator, Terts Verhaak as The Mysterious Man, Clare Brennan as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Grace Davis as Lucinda, Colby James as Florinda, Derrick McHale as Cinderella’s Father, Olivia Busche as Jack’s Mother, Perri Wedlock-Dunn as Granny and The Giant, Gracekelly Fulton as Cinderella’s Mother, Kayla McGraw as Milky White, Christina Picklo as Bird Puppeteer / Snow White, and Alex Kirk as Bird Puppeteer / Sleeping Beauty.

Directed by Michael Sherman. Choreography by Maggie Perrino. Music Direction by Anthony Nims.

Show Dates:

  • November 1-3, @7p.m.
  • November 8-10, @ 7p.m.
  • November 3&10 @ 2 p.m.

Tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for Walnut staff and students, https://www.showclix.com/event/WHHStheatre-Into_the_Woods
(please note that online ticket fees apply)

Walnut Hills Theatre Department Website: https://sites.google.com/view/whhstheatredepartment

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Auditions Announced for COMEDYSPORTZ CINCINNATI at OTRimprov

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ComedySportz Cincinnati is hosting auditions to expand our current player roster.

ComedySportz is fast-paced, short-form competitive improv for everyone. We are looking for players of all experience levels who want to be a part of this exciting, regularly scheduled show, can start rehearsing right away, and are available for regular Friday evening shows.

Audition dates are Thursday, October 25 from 7pm-10pm and Sunday, October 28 from 6pm-8pm.

Auditions to be held at The Eddy, 656 East McMillan St., Cincinnati, OH, 45206. Parking is available on the street, in small lot next to the building, or in the lot behind The Eddy off of May Street.

To Schedule and audition, please fill out this Audition Form.

Please note this is a separate performing troupe from OTRimprov and will exclusively perform family-friendly short-form style improv.

We look forward to having you audition!

If you still have questions after reading the Audition Form, don’t hesitate to email us at: comedysportz@otrimprov.com

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TOM SEGURA | Fri., Feb. 15 | Aronoff Center

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 7:30PM
SECOND PERFORMANCE ADDED AT 10PM

 ARONOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS
CINCINNATI, OH

 ARONOFF CENTER TICKET OFFICE
CINCINNATIARTS.ORG
513-621-2787 (ARTS)

10PM PERFORMANCE On Sale:
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 AT 10AM

Actor/Comedian/Writer Tom Segura has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most in demand and highly regarded talents. He is best known for his two Netflix specials, Completely Normal (2014) and Mostly Stories (2016) of which Paste Magazine described him of, “…having a natural and capable storytelling ability, one that lifts his narratives out of average anecdote fare and plants them firmly in hilarious ground.”

On January 12th, 2018 Segura returned to Netflix with his third stand-up special, Disgraceful. Filmed at the Paramount Theatre in Denver, Disgraceful gives voice to the sordid thoughts you’d never say out loud, with blunt musings on porn, parking lot power struggles, parenthood and more.

Segura’s television credits include ConanWorkaholics, Happy EndingsThe Late Late Show, Comedy Central Presents: Tom Segura, Mash Up, and How To Be A Grown Up. Additionally, his noted podcastYour Mom’s House which he co-hosts with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky, was a finalist for Best Comedy Podcast at the Stitcher Awards and profiled by VICE.

When he’s not touring clubs, Segura continues to perform at the top comedy festivals in the world, including Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Comedy Festival – Las Vegas, The South Beach Comedy Festival, and The Hong Kong Comedy Festival.

Segura also regularly appears on radio shows like Bennington Show and some of the most downloaded podcasts in the world of comedy such as The Joe Rogan Experience and WTF With Marc Maron among others. He recently released his fourth hour-long stand up album, which sat atop the iTunes and Billboard Comedy charts for consecutive weeks. His first two albums Thrilled and White Girls with Cornrows also debuted at number 1 and continue to play heavily on satellite radio and streaming music platforms. When he isn’t performing on stage or recording a podcast he’s watching College Football or waiting for College Football to come back.

Segura is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and currently lives in Los Angeles.

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Auditions Announced for THE TWI-LIT ZONE: A NEW DIMENSION OF HOLIDAY TALES at Improv Cincinnati

IC_logoImprov Cincinnati is proud to announce auditions for The Twi-Lit Zone: A New Dimension of Holiday Tales, an original Christmas-themed parody of “The Twilight Zone” by writer Mary O’Connell. Auditions will be at Clifton Performance Theatre on Saturday October 6th from 11am – 2pm.

Sign up for an audition slot in the form at the bottom of this page on IC’s blog.

Rehearsals begin Oct 14th (generally on Sunday and Monday evenings); Performances are December 7th, 14th, and 21st.

Characters:

  • Frost Whirling, narrator
  • ‘Nezer Scrooge, redeemed misanthrope
  • Jay Marley, deceased business partner, now guardian angel of Nezer
  • Bubba Ratchet, simpleton employed by Nezer
  • Tiny Tubs, spoiled pet dog/cat of Bubba
  • Frank, obnoxious nephew of Nezer
  • Accountant, wasteful spender of Nezer’s money
  • Partygoer, disorderly guest who adds to chaos
  • Ghost of Christmas Past
  • Ghost of Christmas Present
  • Ghost of Christmas Future
  • Talkin’ Tracy, life-sized doll that always tells the truth
  • Mom, perfect TV mom, hiding secret “truths”
  • Dad, perfect TV dad, hiding secret “truths”
  • Sally, perfect TV daughter who loves Talkin Tracy
  • Johnny, perfect TV son who wants to be good at Fortnite
  • Candy Landis, reporter
  • Red Barry , reporter and old friend of Candy
  • Lie Detector Scientist
  • Rudy Brown, beneficiary of Santa’s gifts
  • Gingerbread Man
  • Santa
  • Mrs. Claus
  • Elf

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