Monthly Archives: October 2018

Mr. Robinson Sought for THE GRADUATE at Incline Theater

CLPCincinnati Landmark Productions is seeking to fill the role of Mr. Robinson in our production of THE GRADUATE at The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater

Mr. Robinson (Male late 30s to mid 50s)
Detached husband of Mrs. Robinson, father of Elaine. Very protective father of Elaine, and law partner of Ben’s father.

Rehearsals begin 12/2/18. Tech: 1/20 – 1/23/19

THE GRADUATE
(Performances Jan./Feb. 2019)
Thurs. Jan. 24 – Fri. Jan. 25 – Sat. Jan. 26 – Sun. Jan. 27
Wed. Jan. 30 – Thurs. Jan. 31 – Fri., Feb. 1 – Sat. Feb. 2 – Sun. Feb. 3
Wed. Feb. 6 – Thurs. Feb. 7 – Fri. Feb. 8 – Sat. Feb. 9 – Sun. Feb. 10

Performances run Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30; Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm.

Interested? Available? Please send a headshot and resume to Jennifer Perrino, Producer @ jenniferperrino@clpshows.org (no calls please).

THE GRADUATE
January 24 – Feb. 10, 2019

A Play Adapted by Terry Johnson; Based on the Novel by Charles Webb
And the Motion Picture Screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry
By Special Arrangement with StudioCanal

Benjamin Braddock is a confused young man. Having spent four years crafting a brilliant scholastic record, he finds himself adrift upon graduation, uncertain about his future, disconnected from his purpose, and increasingly alienated from the upper-class, suburban, “plastic” world of his parents. Fighting panic and boredom, he is deeply conflicted but ultimately willing when Mrs. Robinson, the unhappily married, alcoholic, and dangerously charismatic wife of his father’s business partner, tempts him into an affair. Benjamin’s tenuous existence of lazy days and stolen nights falls apart when he falls in love — with Elaine, Mrs. Robinson’s upbeat, optimistic daughter. Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of THE GRADUATE, based on the novel and the iconic 1967 film, is a bitterly hilarious dark comedy, full of rapid fire dialogue between fascinating and horrifying characters. This play explores family dysfunction, parental expectations, crumbling marriages, and the naive, yet disillusioned, dichotomy of youth, against the backdrop of 1960’s America.

 

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE A New Musical Runs Nov. 30-Dec. 2

MTC_Its A Wonderful LIfe logoIT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE A New Musical
Merit Theatre Company
Nov. 30-Dec. 2
Anderson Center

Cast: Carter Perry as George Bailey, Leah Perry as Mary Hatch Bailey, Roger Mantel as Uncle Billy, David Karsner as Pa Bailey, Jenny Wright as Ma Bailey, Craig Robertson as Harry Bailey, Christianna Lewis as Ruth Dakin Bailey, Matt Dentino as Clarence Odbody, Bob Dronberger as Henry F. Potter, Rich Campbell as Mr. Gower, Mark Kozelek as Mr. Reineman, Angie Baker as Violet Bick, Tim Lutz as Sam Wainwright, JD Lewis Fernandez as Marty Hatch/Giuseppe Martini, Josh Winkler as Bert, Sam Owens as Ernie Bishop, Katie Lutz as Mrs. Martini, Geri Campbell as Miss Partridge/Mrs. Hatch, Rebekah Lee, Elliet Malatesta & Katie Lutz as “Harry’s Coming Home” Trio, Cole Mcintire as Young George Bailey, Naomi Winkler as Young Mary Hatch, Sylas Craven as Young Sam Wainwright, Nathan Devoe as Young Marty Hatch, Justin Smithe as Peter Bailey, Adoniah Winkler as Janie Bailey & Olivia Ashley as Zuzu Bailey
Adult Ensemble: Rhonda Hanneken, Samantha Kanewske, Tara Caddell, Anna Robertson, John Masterson, Heather Lacey, Gayle Spjut, Rich Campbell, Geri Campbell, Arielle Mantel & Steven Rawlings
Youth Ensemble: Cole McIntire, Adoniah Winkler, Naomi Winkler, Sylas Craven, Nathan DeVoe, Olivia Ashley, Isabel Ashley, Ana Ashley, Rachel Jackson, Lacie Barnes, Abigail Smithe, Jeremiah Smithe & Justin Smithe
Dance Ensemble: Evan Rogers, Lacy Rogers, Jonn Chickering, Christianna Lewis, JD Lewis Fernandez, Jerica Henline, Jonathan Smithe, Lindsey Jackson, Katie Lutz, Mark Kozelek, Tim Lutz, Olivia Barnes, Elliet Malatesta, Tori Brinker & Rebekah Lee

Kern and Lowe’s It’s a Wonderful Life, sometimes called “the American Christmas Carol,” tells the now-familiar story of George and Mary Bailey; the scheming, Scrooge-like Mr. Potter; Clarence, the lovable angel trying to win his wings; and the heart-warming triumph of the Bailey family and the Bedford Falls community. Today, in our own uncertain times, It’s a Wonderful Life resonates more than ever. It is a story of hope, love, sacrifice, and the power of friendship that has stood the test of time and continues to inspire audiences today.

  • In preview Wed, Nov. 28 at 7:30pm. All seats $15.
  • Thu-Fri, Nov. 29-30 at 7:30pm SOLD OUT
  • Sat, Dec. 1 at 2pm & 7:30pm SOLD OUT
  • Sun, Dec. 2 at 3pm & 7pm CANCELLED

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ANTIGONE (BORN AGAINST.) Runs Nov. 30-Dec. 2

ANTIGONE hires posterANTIGONE (BORN AGAINST.)
Xavier University Theatre
Nov. 30-Dec. 2
Gallagher Student Center [Evanston]

Adapted by Griff Bludworth
Directed by Ed Stern
Produced by Stephen Skiles

Cast: Aiden Dalton as Creon, Andrew Leonard as Tiresias, Cassie Delicath as Corrine, Holly Taylor as Ismene, Hannah Sheppard as Antigone, Max Carlson as Haemon, Annie Mayer as Angela, Sam Martini as Captain Phillips, Nora Weisz as Woman 1, Cat Sholtis as Woman 2, Thomas Wehby as Man 1, Kertu Bell as Antigone US & Tess Chadwick as Swing

A new take on Sophocles’ tragedy, ANTIGONE (BORN AGAINST.) blurs the lines between adaptation and translation while placing contemporary issues of oppression front and center. Classical figures become recognizably human in this clash between justice and discrimination that is at once timeless and horrifically timely.

  • Fri, Nov. 30 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Dec. 1 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Dec. 2 at 2pm

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND Runs Nov. 29-Dec. 30

ETC_Alice in Wonderland logoALICE IN WONDERLAND
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
Nov. 29-Dec. 30
[Over-the-Rhine]

Join the ever-curious Alice and her bubbly friends for an unforgettable tea party!  Based on the beloved, imaginative tale by Lewis Carroll, this modern retelling is the toe-tapping story of a lost girl, a cool cat, a wild hare, and the original “dancing queen.” Written by creative team Joseph McDonough and David Kisor and featuring an updated score and exuberant colorful costumes, this beloved musical will delight audiences of all ages this holiday season.

  • Wed-Fri, Nov. 28-30 at 7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 1 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 2 at 2pm & 6pm
  • Wed-Fri, Dec. 5-7 at 7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 8 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 9 at 2pm & 6pm
  • Wed-Fri, Dec. 12-14 at 7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 15 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 16 at 2pm & 6pm
  • Tue-Fri, Dec. 18-21 at 7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 22 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 23 at 2pm & 6pm
  • Wed, Dec. 26 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Thu, Dec. 27 at 7pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 28-29 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 30 at 2pm

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Cincinnati Music Hall Recognized as Historic Theater of the Year by Heritage Ohio

CAA_Cincinnati Music Hall(Cincinnati, OH) – Cincinnati Music Hall received the Historic Theater of the Year award from Heritage Ohio at its Annual Preservation and Revitalization Awards Ceremony held Tuesday, October 23 at the historic Allen Theater in downtown Cleveland.

The Historic Theater of the Year award was created to celebrate the most ambitious and successful theater rehabilitations throughout Ohio, and the ceremony’s independent award selection committee was quick to recognize Music Hall with the award this year.

“We were thrilled to recognize Cincinnati’s Music Hall,” said Joyce Barrett, Executive Director of Heritage Ohio. “As a National Historic Landmark, the importance of this rehabilitation has national significance. It is a spectacular place, and a stunning example of historic preservation.”

Cincinnati’s iconic Music Hall has experienced many revitalization and rehabilitation projects since it was built in 1878, and the venue appeared on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of the Eleven Most Endangered Historic Places as recently as 2014.

After the curtain fell on the 2016 May Festival, Music Hall closed to the public for a sixteen-month, $143 million renovation – one of the most comprehensive transformations in the venue’s 140-year history – and celebrated a triumphant Grand Opening in October 2017. The revitalization project brought much-needed updates and upgrades to this beloved arts destination, while improving upon its world-class acoustics and retaining its historic grandeur.

The Music Hall renovation project team included the Music Hall Revitalization Company, led during the project by Board Chair Otto M. Budig, Jr; Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC), project manager; Messer, construction manager; Perfido, Weiskopf, Wagstaff + Goettel (PWWG), lead architect; Martinez + Johnson (M+J), theater architect; Akustiks, acousticians; and Schuler Shook, theater consultants; with support from the Cincinnati Arts Association, the Society for the Preservation of Music Hall, and the venue’s acclaimed resident companies – Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Pops, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and May Festival.

“Nearly everything is subject to the change of fashion and time,” said Otto M. Budig, Jr., Chairman of the Music Hall Revitalization Company during the renovation project. “Although life is short, the revitalization of Music Hall will provide generations yet to be born a home for the arts, which has been saved by an uprising of love from the community it serves. I was honored to lead this effort.”

“The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall is honored to be a co-recipient of this award and was privileged to participate in the exciting and successful historic renovation of Music Hall. This award underscores the commitment of SPMH to fulfill its core mission to preserve and improve Music Hall as the premier cultural center of Greater Cincinnati,” said Peter Koenig, President of the Society for the Preservation of Music Hall.

“Because historic preservation is as much an art as it is science, Perfido, Weiskopf, Wagstaff + Goettel (PWWG) led a large team of design, engineering, and construction experts in skillful triage about what to restore and what to modernize to ensure Music Hall’s structural integrity and architectural heritage, while creating extraordinary environments for performers, patrons, and staff,” said Alan Weiskopf, Managing Principal at PWWG and Principal-in-Charge for the Music Hall Revitalization. “The team made sensitive changes and judiciously allocated available funds at every stage so that the building achieves the highest level of performance for performing arts, and delivers a winning variety of new amenities, with the character-defining features intact that make it a one-of-a-kind architectural jewel. PWWG is delighted that the project is being recognized for the monumental achievement of our team members and stakeholders.”

About Heritage Ohio
As Ohio’s official historic preservation and Main Street organization, Heritage Ohio fosters economic development and sustainability through preservation of historic buildings, revitalization of downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts, and promotion of local tourism. Learn more by visiting www.heritageohio.org.

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