The Octets Ohio Tour is a touring production of an original musical entirely self produced, performed, and directed by college-aged students. The original production of Octets was held at Miami University in 2018. This summer from May 30th through June 8th, the student-led company of Octets will be performing 8 times on stages in Cincinnati, Oxford, Dayton, Columbus, and Cleveland.
In Octets , a bitter feud between longtime rivals sparks a turf war between two collegiate singing groups. A bromance tears apart, a quest for travel becomes hopeless, and a classic Romeo and Juliet love story goes awry. All the while, a singing competition is brewing, and everyone must decide whether they want to win or lose, but the answer isn’t as obvious as you might think.
Rehearsals for this touring production will take place from May 19th – May 29th at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, OH. The rehearsal team includes director Austin Lamewona, assistant director Elena Früchtnicht, music director Maya Stockman, and company manager Holly West.
The first stop of The Octets Ohio Tour will feature three performances at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, OH. Walnut Hills is widely regarded as the #1 public high school in Ohio and has outstanding music and theatre facilities. Many of the cast members and production team are Walnut Hills alum, including the writers of the show, Austin Lamewona and Nick Witzeman.
Cincinnati performances include:
Walnut Hills High School
3250 Victory Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45207
- Thursday, May 30, 2019 7:30 PM
- Friday, May 31, 2019 7:30 PM
- Saturday, June 01, 2019 7:30 PM
Other performance locations and dates include:
Oxford — Oxford Community Arts Center
10 S College Ave, Oxford, OH 45056
- Sunday, June 01, 2019 2:00 PM
Dayton — The Bassani Theater Off Third (Dayton Metro Library)
215 E Third St, Dayton, OH 45402
- Monday, June 03, 2019 6:00 PM
- Tuesday, June 04 6:00 PM
Columbus — Shedd Theater (Columbus Performing Arts Center)
549 Franklin Ave, Columbus, OH 43215
- Thursday, June 06, 2019 7:30 PM
Cleveland — Near West Theatre
6702 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102
- Saturday, June 08, 2019 7:30 PM