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The Carnegie Presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

TC_The Hunchback of Notre Dame logoWHAT: The Carnegie presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

WHEN: Weekends January 12 – 27, 2019

  • Saturday, January 12, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, January 13, 3:00pm
  • Friday, January 18, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, January 19, 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sunday, January 20, 3:00pm
  • Friday, January 25, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, January 26, 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sunday, January 27, 3:00pm

WHERE: The Carnegie | 1028 Scott Blvd | Covington, KY 41011 

TICKETS: Tickets $30, $18 for children 12 and under, $27 for Carnegie Members and ArtsPass Members, $23 for students. Tickets to Carnegie Theater Series performances are available at The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday-Friday 12pm – 5pm, online at www.thecarnegie.com, or by phone at (859) 957-1940.

DESCRIPTION: Quasimodo, the misshapen bell-ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, longs to join the city of Paris during the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the Archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

The beloved musical, based on the Victor Hugo novel of the same name, features an Academy Award-nominated score from the Disney film, including “Out There” and “God Help the Outcasts” along with new songs from famed composers Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Tangled) and Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked).

CONTENT ADVISORY: Please note this is a family-friendly production. Some technical effects may be scary for very young children.

The 2018-19 Carnegie Theatre Series is presented by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Additional support provided by the Kentucky Department of Tourism. 

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 www.thecarnegie.com 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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Auditions Announced for WORKING at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTThe Drama Workshop is pleased to announce auditions for their upcoming production of the musical WORKING. Production dates are May 3-19. To see the full production schedule, check www.thedramaworkshop.org.

TIME/PLACE:
Auditions will take place at the Glenmore Playhouse 3716 Glenmore Ave, Cheviot, OH 45211

  • Sunday 12/9 7-10 pm
  • Monday 12/10 7-10 pm
  • Wednesday 12/12 7-10 pm

Doors will open at 6:30pm. We will audition in groups as they form – please arrive before 9 to ensure you can be placed in a group.

So that we know how many people to expect, please signup here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094EA8AA2DA57-auditions.

WHO SHOULD AUDITION:
The script is written for six actors to portray 26 characters, but we are expecting to expand the roster in order to maximize the diversity of the cast. We are looking for performers of all ages*, sizes, shapes, genders and ethnicities. This is not a “dancy” show – all levels of mobility are welcome and encouraged.

*Note on age* Previous versions of this show included a small boy, but in this version, the characters are all adults – the youngest is a fairly young man in his “first job” and the oldest are a female 40-year veteran teacher and a retired man, so all performers should have a “stage age” that fits within that range.

WHAT TO PREPARE:

  • ACTING: short (approx. 60 seconds) monologue/aside that directly addresses the audience. Performing with script-in-hand is perfectly acceptable, and auditionees can feel free to use material from the show itself if they like.
  • SINGING: Approximately 60 seconds of a pop/broadway style song. Bring sheet music with you for the accompanist, and an extra copy for yourself if needed. Singing from the score is acceptable. No CD’s or a capella auditions.
  • MOVEMENT: This is not a “dancy” show but there will be a quick evaluation of your ability to move in time to music and follow simple choreography, so wear good shoes for that.
  • CONFLICTS/RESUME/HEADSHOT: Please bring a list of conflicts/availability from February – May. Resume/headshots accepted but not required.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS:
Feel free to contact the director, Amy Waldfogle (amylee1028@gmail.com), the music director Allen Lindsey (alindsey@gmail.com) or the producer (workingtdw@gmail.com) with any questions.

ABOUT THE SHOW: (see www.mtishows.com for more information)
Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia and James Taylor.

This new 2012 version of Working is a musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life. While most of the professions have been updated, the strength of the show is in the core truths that transcend specific professions; the key is how people’s relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity, regardless of the trappings of the job itself. The show, still set in contemporary America, contains timeless truths. This new version of Working allows the audience to get a rare glimpse of the actors and technicians, working to put on a show. This raw adaptation only enhances the realistic and relatable nature of the subject matter.

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Cast Announced for AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoThe Dayton Playhouse is thrilled to announce the cast of AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’! Break a leg, everyone!!

The cast includes:

  • Kip Moore – Ken
  • Samantha Renee Wright – Nell
  • Andrea Wilborn – Amelia
  • Bry’ana Bentley – Charlaine
  • Everett Walker – Andre
  • Kiersten Farmer – Featured dancer
  • Nasir Peterson – Featured dancer

Directed by Dawn Roth Smith. Music directed by Ron Kindell. Choreographed by Jeffrey Payne. Produced by Fran Pesch.

Opening night is Friday, January 18, 2019. Tickets are on sale now!

For more information visit www.wordpress.thedaytonplayhouse.com/.

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RAVENSCROFT Runs Dec. 14-22

GTP_Ravenscroft logoRAVENSCROFT
Gaslight Theater Players
Dec. 14-22
[Georgetown]

Directed by Jennifer Stewart

Cast: Karissa Hamblen as Marcy, Jeff Carter as Inspector Ruffing, Angie Woodall as Mrs. Ravenscroft, Ashley Wuerdeman as Gillian, Katie Lovett as Dolly & Lori Bowling as Mrs. French

This psychological drama is a thinking person’s Gothic thriller, a dark comedy that is both funny and frightening. On a snowy night, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase. He becomes involved in the lives of five alluring and dangerous women.

  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 14-15 at 8pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 21-22 at 8pm

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MIRACLE OF 34TH STREET: A Live Musical Radio Play Runs Dec. 14-22

MLT_Miracle on 34th St logoMIRACLE OF 34TH STREET: A Live Musical Radio Play
Middletown Lyric Theatre
Dec. 14-22
[Middletown]

Direction & musical staging by Charley Shafor
Music & vocal direction by Jay Mills

Adapted from the original 1947 LUX Radio Broadcast this “live radio play” complete with Foley effects and a score of holiday carols, Miracle on 34th Street  is a beloved musical that will melt even the most cynical of hearts. Our story begins as Doris Walker frantically recruits a last minute replacement for a drunken Santa for Macy’s Christmas parade. The man proves ideal for the job and for good reason – he says his name is Kris Kringle and that he’s the real Santa Claus. This tale takes us all the way to the Supreme Court where one little girl’s belief makes all the difference in this “Miracle.”

  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 14-15 at 8pm
  • Fri, Dec. 21 at 8pm
  • Sat, Dec. 22 at 3pm & 8pm

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