Monthly Archives: May 2019

Cast announced for EARWORM at Impaired Vision Productions

IVP_Earworm logoImpaired Vision Productions, with support from Falcon Theater, is proud to announce the cast for their upcoming production of EARWORM.

The cast includes:

  • Robert Carlton Stimmel as Chris
  • Kayla Vogel as Rachel
  • David Bryant as Bob
  • Hannah Rahe Goodman as Katherine
  • Allison Dillbone as Olivia
  • Taylor Lucke as Tucker

Directed by Robert Carlton Stimmel

Welcome to Katherine’s Earworm meetings, a support group for those that are plagued by a catchy tune that won’t let loose. Each week, the members come together to attempt to decipher the reasons why they each have their unique songs stuck with them. It’s at these meetings that Chris meets Rachel, and they quickly discover that the key to alleviating their Earworms, may just lie in each other. But when they finally discover the silence, how much are they willing to sacrifice to keep the quiet?

Written by Cincinnati Native, David Bryant, EARWORM deals with themes of mental health, addiction, relationships, and how we perceive the world around us.

Performances run from Wednesday June 26th through Sunday June 30th at Falcon Theater in Newport.

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Cincinnati Opera Presents Free OPERA IN THE PARK on June 9

CO_Opera in the ParkCincinnati Opera presents
OPERA IN THE PARK
A free concert in Washington Park

Sunday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Featuring stars from the 2019 Summer Festival, including Janai Brugger, Susanna Phillips, Rihab Chaieb, Piotr Buszewski, Joseph Lattanzi, and special guest Aaron Blake

With the Cincinnati Opera Chorus and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Jun Märkl and Levi Hammer, conductors; Henri Venanzi, chorus master

Musical highlights from The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen, Porgy and Bess, Romeo and Juliet, Man of La Mancha, West Side Story, and more!

Follow Cincinnati Opera and #CincyOperaInThePark on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for postings throughout the evening of June 9

CINCINNATI—Cincinnati Opera kicks off its 99th Summer Festival on Sunday, June 9 with a free concert in Washington Park. Opera in the Park will feature a selection of unforgettable opera and musical theater favorites—from “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess to Man of La Mancha’s “The Impossible Dream”—performed by stars from the 2019 season, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy an evening of opera under the setting sun. Park concessions will be available with full bar service, soda, and water. Food trucks will be on site for the event.

No tickets are necessary, but attendees are encouraged to register to receive weather updates, event news, and more. All registrants will be entered into a drawing for a Cincinnati Opera prize package valued at $300. To register, visit https://www.cincinnatiopera.org/opera-park/.

Featured singers for the program include stars from Cincinnati Opera’s 2019 Summer Festival. Cast members from Mozart’s brilliant comedy The Marriage of Figaro (June 13 & 15) include sopranos Janai Brugger(Susanna) and Susanna Phillips (Countess Almaviva), mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb (Cherubino), tenor Martin Bakari (Don Curzio), and baritone Joseph Lattanzi (Count Almaviva). The featured cast members from Charles Gounod’s tragic tale Romeo and Juliet (June 27 & 29) are tenor Piotr Buszewski (Tybalt) and baritone Thomas Dreeze (Count Capulet). The program will also feature soprano Liv Redpath, who sings Zerbinetta in this summer’s production of Ariadne auf Naxos (July 6, 11, 13 & 14). Tenor Aaron Blake, who starred as Tamino in The Magic Flute (2017) and Timothy Laughlin in Fellow Travelers (2016), will make a special appearance. An ensemble of Cincinnati Opera Young Artists will also perform, including sopranos Gabriella Sam and Brittany Logan, tenors Thomas J. Capobianco and Darian Clonts, baritone Eric Shane, and bass-baritone Miles-Wilson Toliver. Jun Märkl, maestro for Ariadne auf Naxos, and Levi Hammer, resident conductor for Cincinnati Opera’s 2019 season, will conduct. The Cincinnati Opera Chorus will be led by longtime chorus master Henri Venanzi. Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, will serve as host.

Share the Opera in the Park experience through social media. Like Cincinnati Opera on Facebook at facebook.com/cincinnatiopera, follow @CincinnatiOpera on Instagram and Twitter, and use #CincyOperaInThePark to join the conversation.

Opera in the Park Sponsors are Western & Southern Financial Group, Patricia A. Corbett Estate and Trust, and 1919 Investment Council. Media partner is Cincinnati Public Radio, 90.9 WGUC.

For more information, please visit https://www.cincinnatiopera.org/opera-park/.

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Cast Announced for GEEZERS at Fairfield Footlighters

fflThe cast includes:

  • Jacob Spicer as Jack
  • Marijo Farley as Gina
  • Dan Schindler as Ray
  • Matthew Wick as Young Ray
  • Peggy Allen as Kate
  • Ali Lander as Young Kate
  • Dick Bell as Neil
  • Clayton Eschenbrenner as Young Neil
  • Diane Minnich as Emily
  • Missy Frazier as Jenny

GEEZERS is directed by John Vanderplough and produced by Dan Schindler.

Performances run Sept. 20-29 at the Fairfield Community Arts Center.

For more information visit www.fairfieldfootlighters.org.

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DANDY DARKLY’S ALL ABOARD! Pull into the Cincy Fringe Festival

CFF19_Dandy Darkly logoUPDATE: DANDY DARKLY’S ALL ABOARD! wins top award *Critics’ Choice: BEST SHOW!* at the 2019 Orlando Fringe!

“Where were you the night The Gaybird Steamer ran off her tracks?”

Dandy Darkly’s latest storytelling spooktacular is a Southern Gothic tall tale as told by the peculiar characters there that tragic Halloween night; from the little boy chased by the ghosts that still haunt her as an adult to the cruel Colonel buried in his bunker, tinkering with his sinister toys.

DANDY DARKLY’S ALL ABOARD! is a raucous uprooting of Deep South shame served alongside a heaping helping of sizzling social satire and howling humor. Enjoy a dripping earful of Southern Gothic grotesquery: creepy country robots, African spider gods, beauty shop gossip and inbred family freakery — oh, and trains! All aboard for Dandy’s most beautifully batshit creation yet.

Dandy Darkly is a preeminent American storyteller and a most resplendent star of the Fringe Festival performance circuit. He infuses his surprisingly contemporary ghost stories with a dose of social activism and pop cultural nuance and regales it all accompanied by a nonstop soundscape of pre-recorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Bryce Edwards (bass), Carlos Espinosa, Jr. (saxophone), Jeffrey Underhill (guitar, banjo) and Rachel Blumberg (drums, ukulele). Ian Bjorklund returns as director. The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create an utterly captivating theatrical experience that must be seen to be believed. All Aboard! was named a top show of the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe (The Stage) and won “Best of” the 2018 San Francisco Fringe. Critically-acclaimed. Award-winning. The less you know, the better.

Simply “Go.  See.  Dandy!”

Go to https://www.cincyfringe.com/the-lineup/primary-lineup/ for more info and dates!

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Actor Needed for Daniel in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Incline Theatre

CLPCincinnati Landmark Productions is seeking one, male, triple threat, to play the role of Daniel in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS.

Specifically seeking an actor of color/ non-white actor to fulfill this role.

Daniel – A brother. He is rough-and-tumble, unkempt, and talkative. Falls in love with Liza.

Male Age: 20 to 25 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: C4

Rehearsals begin June 30th

(Performances August 14 – September 8, 2019)
Wed., Aug. 14, Thurs., Aug. 15, Fri., Aug. 16, Sat., Aug. 17, Sun., Aug. 18
Wed., Aug. 21, Thurs., Aug. 22, Fri., Aug. 23, Sat., Aug. 24, Sun., Aug. 25
Wed., Aug. 28, Thurs., Aug. 29, Fri., Aug. 30, Sat., Aug. 31, Sun., Sept. 1
Wed., Sept. 4, Thurs., Sept., 5, Fri., Sept. 6, Sat., Sept. 7, Sun., Sept. 8

If interested, please email headshot and resume to Jennifer Perrino at jenniferperrino@clpshows.org

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