2020-2021 Season Announced by Cincinnati Music Theatre

cmt_logoHappy New Year!

Mark your calendars now for our 2020/2021 season! CMT will produce a five-show season with two Mainstage productions and three Studio Series productions!

Mainstage
Jarson-Kaplan Theatre, Aronoff Center for the Arts

BANDSTAND [November 13 – 21, 2020]
A Cincinnati Premiere of one of the past decade’s best musicals (as voted by TheaterMania)!
Book by RICHARD OBERACKER and ROBERT TAYLOR. Music by RICHARD OBERACKER. Lyrics by RICHARD OBERACKER and ROBERT TAYLOR
Directed by Skip Fenker

KISS ME, KATE [May 14 – 22, 2021]
Book by SAM and BELLA SPEWACK, Music and Lyrics by COLE PORTER. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.
Directed by Chad Brinkman

Studio Series
Fifth-Third Bank Theatre, Aronoff Center for the Arts

BELOVED MELODIES: Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein [August 21, 22 & 28, 29, 2020]
Music and Lyrics by RICHARD ROGERS and OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN.
Directed by Richard Zenk

MUSIC AT THE MOVIES [February 12, 13 & 19, 20, 2021]
Created by CMT Member BRIAN ANDERSON.
Directed by Brian Anderson

THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND [June 11, 12 & 18, 19, 2021]
*Rights Pending*
Music by JOHN KANDER. Lyrics by FRED EBB. Conceived by SUSAN STROMAN, DAVID THOMPSON, and SCOTT ELLIS.
Directed by Jerry Wiesenhahn

Meet Our Directors

Richard Zenk (Beloved Melodies) is new to CMT but has directed several shows for CenterStage Players, Beechmont Players, and The Drama Workshop among others. Tribes, which he directed for CenterStage Players in 2018, was excerpted at the Southwest Regional ACT Conference, and was chosen to represent our area at the state OCTA conference.

Skip Fenker (Bandstand) has directed more than 15 shows for CMT over the past 20 years, winning Orchids and CEA awards for many including Chicago, The Drowsy Chaperone, Peter Pan, Sunset Boulevard, Hairspray and most recently both The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Cabaret.

Brian Anderson (Music at the Movies) brought his Broadway credits as a performer to CMT’s Evita, and his directorial and choreographing skills to CMT’s 42nd Street. He has choreographed and performed in several other CMT shows over the past 20 years.

Chad Brinkman (Kiss Me, Kate) is a new director to CMT but he has designed lights for two of our Studio Series, Musical of Musicals and Home. An experienced director, set designer, and lighting designer, Chad brings a welcome talent to CMT.

Jerry Wiesenhahn (The World Goes ‘Round) is a seasoned director and choreographer in the Cincinnati community theater family. Former credits for CMT include directing Young Frankenstein, and performing as Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady, the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, as well as numerous other shows over the past 22 years with CMT.

A special thank you to the creative committee, led by Vice President of Creative, Kendra Struthers, for their efforts in creating what is sure to be an exciting season!

  • Adrianna Boris
  • Julie Beelman
  • Dianna L. Davis
  • Julie DeMatteis
  • Mike Fielder
  • Molly Sexton

Season subscription packages for both the Mainstage and Studio Series will be available for purchase in 2020. Additional Information will be provided at a later date.

BANDSTAND is produced by arrangement with Samuel French. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Samuel French.
235 Park Avenue South, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10003.
Tel.: (866) 598-8449
samuelfrench.com

KISS ME, KATE is produced by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK, All authorized performance materials are also supplied by TAMS-WITMARK.
229 West 28th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 564-4000 Fax: (212) 268-1245
http://www.tamswitmark.com.

THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND is produced by arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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