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MEAN GIRLS On Sale Aug. 23

You Know You Wanna Sit With Us…

BIC_Mean Girls logo Coming to Cincinnati as part of the
19/20 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati
Season Presented by TriHealth

8/23/2019Broadway in Cincinnati is pleased to announce the First National Tour of Mean Girls—the record-breaking new musical comedy produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures based on the hit film—will be coming to the Aronoff Center from November 5 – 17 as part of the 19/20 Season and tickets will go on sale Friday, August 23 at 9:00AM. Mean Girls features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.

To purchase tickets, visit the Aronoff Center box office (downtown at 650 Walnut Street), CincinnatiArts.org, or call 513.621.ARTS. Ticket prices start at $35. Single tickets for Mean Girls are available at CincinnatiArts.org. Performance dates and times are: Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30PM, Friday at 8:00PM, Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM. For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information on additional shows in the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati season presented by TriHealth, please visit BroadwayInCincinnati.com.

Mean Girls opened on Broadway in April 2018 to rave reviews at the August Wilson Theatre, where it has played to sold-out houses since beginning previews in March 2018. The show had its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington D.C., playing a sold-out run in the fall of 2017.

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.

New York Magazine calls Mean GirlsHILARIOUS! A smart, splashy new musical that delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.” Chicago Tribune said “Tina Fey writes FUNNIER, SMARTER, SHARPER satire than anyone else in the business.” People Magazine calls the show “FRESH, FUN AND INFECTIOUS – Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin’s songs keep the laughs coming!” The New York Daily News said Mean GirlsTICKLES THE EARS, EYES AND FUNNY BONE – the direction by Casey Nicholaw packs style, invention and red bull-force energy.” And, Entertainment Weekly calls it “A MARVEL: DAZZLING & HILARIOUS!”

The creative team includes Scott Pask (Set Design), Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), Brian Ronan (Sound Design), Finn Ross & Adam Young (Video Design), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), Milagros Medina-Cerdeira (Make-Up Design), Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Music Director), John Clancy (Orchestrations), Glen Kelly (Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements), Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Jeff Richmond, and Natalie Tenenbaum (Vocal Arrangements), Howard Joines (Music Coordinator), and Telsey + Co / Bethany Knox, CSA (Casting).

Mean Girls (Original Broadway Cast Recording), produced by Atlantic Records, is now available.

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Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth is committed to bringing the very best of Broadway to the Tri-State, presenting touring Broadway plays and musicals in Cincinnati since 1987. For over twenty years, Broadway in Cincinnati has presented all shows at the Aronoff Center.  The Broadway in Cincinnati series brings more than 185,000 people downtown to the Aronoff Center each year, and contributes an average of $30 million to the local economy each season. Broadway in Cincinnati is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and The Broadway League. Fifth Third Bank is the sponsor of the Cincinnati 19/20 Season and the season is presented by TriHealth.

Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of the John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office.  Led by 14-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 45 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include Ain’t Too Proud, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, Moulin Rouge! and To Kill A Mockingbird.

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ARETHA: THE QUEEN OF SOUL | Jan. 17 | Aronoff Center – Jarson-Kaplan Theater

All Hail the Queen!CAA_Aretha logoARETHA: The Queen of Soul  
January 17, 2020
Aronoff Center – Jarson-Kaplan Theater

CINCINNATI, OH – T2 Presents, Inc. is pleased to announce the U.S. Premiere of Aretha: The Queen of Soul, playing the Aronoff Center’s intimate Jarson-Kaplan Theater on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets are on sale now at www.cincinnatiarts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.

Charity Lockhart stars in this spectacular homage to one of the greatest female vocalists of all time, Aretha Franklin. Lockhart is a captivating performer, moving audiences large and small with her inspirational songs and charismatic personality. Though musically rooted in gospel and jazz, this classically-trained, versatile, and profoundly talented artist flawlessly sings “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.,” “Chain of Fools,” “Natural Woman,”  “Free Love,” and many more iconic songs. Lockhart’s spectacular ten-piece band accompanies Aretha: Queen of Soul as the show celebrates the legendary life and music of ARETHA FRANKLIN! You will be on your feet dancing and singing the night away!

Aretha Franklin’s iconic career spanned six decades, inspiring and influencing generations of aspiring musicians and vocalists. During her lifetime, she recorded countless classics, garnered 18 Grammy Awards and The Presidential Medal of Freedom (the United States highest civilian honor), and earned the #1 spot on the Rolling Stone’s list of “The Greatest Singers of All Time.”

TAD MANAGEMENT LLC AND ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS, INC(T2 PRESENTS, INC.) have joined forces to form a new exclusive partnership aimed at the global performing arts center industry. Leaders Terry Davies and Tim Flaherty have paved the way for both teams to work together on new and exciting national and international tours.  The unique combination of TAD and EEI’s resources, relationships, and expertise will allow T2 Presents, Inc., to become a fully-integrated production company that creates, acquires, manages, and produces a broad spectrum of over 400 acts of first class entertainment in venues around the globe.  T2 Presents, Inc. will seek global partnerships with individual theaters, performing arts centers, and world leaders in venue management in order to continue to expand its core business.

TAD MANAGEMENT LLC made its mark in the industry as a nostalgia based/tribute show concert production company with over 300 artists, bands, and national acts booked worldwide within the resort community, theatre, casino, and cruise industry. In the Phoenix Metro Area, TAD remains the #1 provider of consistent employment opportunities for local musicians and performers, and has grown from producing locally ­to now touring a sensational umbrella of entertainment options both nationally and internationally. Known for high-caliber productions and hands-on commitment to providing a seamless production process from start to finish, the TAD team is dedicated to offering not only great entertainment, but an all-encompassing mix of technical, marketing, and sales support to their clients.

ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS, INC. is based in New York City.  EEI has made its mark on the theatrical touring industry by offering a variety of new and exciting plays and musicals to an ever growing list of professional presenting organizations throughout the country. EEI brings all aspects of producing under one roof: sales, production, casting, creative and technical. EEI productions have been produced and presented in all 50 states as well as in Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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MACBETH Runs Oct. 26-27

US_Macbeth logoMACBETH
Unrehearsed Shakespeare
Oct. 26-27
Colerain Park Amphitheater

Coordinated by Adrianna Boris
Dramaturgy by Brendan Horell
Special Effects by Nick Castle

Cast: Jacqlyn Schott as Witch 1/Murderer 1, Liz Koch as Witch 2/Murderer 2, Victoria Garcia as Witch 3/Murderer 3, Kent Smith as Duncan/Old Man, Nick Castle as Malcolm, Marty Vota as Donalbain, Dan Maloney as Macbeth, Megan Williams as Lady Macbeth, Zachary Julian as Seyton, Brendan Horell as Doctor/Siward/Doctor at English Court, Karly Danos as Gentlewoman/Menteith, Stormi Bledsoe as Porter/Caithness, Elizabeth Hickerson as Banquo, Aimee Ward as Fleance/Macduff’s Son/Young Siward, Chris Ball as Macduff, Amalia Tollas as Lady Macduff, Jackie Miesle as Lennox, Heidi Olson as Ross, Mimi Witsken as Angus/Captain in Duncan’s Army &  Kaitrin McCoy as Hecate
Attendants/Servants/Messengers/Lords/Sewers/Ghosts: Stormi Bledsoe, Nick Castle, Karly Danos, Brendan Horell, Zachary Julian, Kaitrin McCoy, Jackie Miesle, Amalia Tollas, Heidi Olson, Kent Smith, Marty Vota, Aimée Ward & Mimi Witsken

“Double, double, toil and trouble…”

Unrehearsed Shakespeare is a performance concept that attempts to reconstruct how these plays were performed in Shakespeare’s time. Actors carry scrolls containing only their own lines, so they can react in real time to each other – they’re hearing the other actors’ lines for the first time, just like the audience. It’s an organic, genuine exercise in theatrical realism that strips away most of the embellishments and leaves us with what matters most – Shakespeare’s brilliant text. We hope you’ll join us for this experience!

Free, no reservations required. Bring a chair, a blanket, and a pumpkin spice latte and experience Shakespeare’s spookiest masterpiece – MACBETH.

  • Sat-Sun, Oct. 26-27 at 6pm

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SUFFRAGETTES: WITH LIBERTY AND VOTING FOR ALL Runs Sept. 21-22

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Laura Stenger as a Suffragette.  Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

SUFFRAGETTES: WITH LIBERTY AND VOTING FOR ALL
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Sept. 21-22
[Oakley]

Written and directed by Mary Tensing
Music by Tracy Walker

Cast: Whitney Daniels, Lauren Everett, LaShondra Hood & James Stringer Jr.

​​In 2020, the nation will the celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the United States – the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. Experience the empowering history of the brave women who made triumphant strides through sacrifice and determination. Through story and song, learn about the great gift these women left us – an empowering heritage of pride, momentum and purpose. From 1920 to today, these women are a constant source of strength and inspiration.

  • Sat, Sept. 21 at 2pm & 5pm
  • Sun, Sept. 22 at 2pm

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Falcon Theatre to Kick Off 30th Anniversary Season With Revival of THE 39 STEPS

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Ben Jacobs, Eileen Earnest, Elizabeth Chinn Molloy & Ryan J. Poole. Photo by Kristy Rucker.

He was known as the Master of Suspense.  

Director Alfred Hitchcock created many films that became cultural and cinematic icons. Who doesn’t remember Cary Grant being chased across a cornfield by the murderous pilot of a mysterious crop duster? Or Tippi Hedren being dive-bombed by countless seagulls, crows, and sparrows in The Birds? Who among us felt safe in the shower after witnessing the fate of poor Janet Leigh in our first viewing of Psycho 

Falcon Theatre will open its 2019-2020 30th anniversary season with a revival of its 2012 audience favorite The 39 Steps, the frenetically paced spoof of Hitchcock’s 1935 film of the same title.  

Cut from the same creative cloth as last season’s Baskerville and The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare (Abridged), the play features a small team of actors who portray scores of characters throughout the performance. Often, actors are required to present more than one character at a time.  

“…That’s the fun of the thing: getting to watch the brilliant actors in this show experiment, invent, and perfect their own crazy and outside-the-box choices,” says first-time Falcon director Griff Bludworth. “Few shows provide an actor with that sort of freedom to make such diverse and off-the-wall choices or a director with the opportunity to enjoy watching those choices be made and help them come to life.” The result, says Bludworth, will be “a Hitchcock-style thriller told in a series of Monty Python or Frye and Laurie-esque sketches” loaded with demanding physical comedy and slapstick.  

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Ryan J. Poole & Elizabeth Chinn Molloy. Photo by Kristy Rucker.

The story tracks the exploits of dashing Canadian hero Richard Hannay who finds himself inadvertently entwined in a global spy ring where he encounters the femme fatale Annabella Schmidt, a German spy. Hannay is forced to evade the law after being mistakenly identified as a murderer. Hannay’s escape takes the audience on a comical journey of Hitchcock thrillers. True Hitchcock aficionados will catch passing allusions to many of his films.  

Director Bludworth is excited to bring The 39 Steps to Falcon’s small stage and intimate space. “To keep the show tight in a space like this is an exciting challenge, but, if done right, a rewarding one. Every eyebrow-raise and little sigh becomes an opportunity for humor,” he says.

The cast includes Ryan J. Poole, Elizabeth Chinn Molloy, Eileen Earnest, and Ben Jacobs. The production opens September 27 and runs through October 12, 2019. Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $15 for students with ID. Patrons enjoy a $5 discount for Thursday performances. Visit falcontheater.net for tickets.

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