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ANTIGONE Runs April 1-5

SCCT_Antigone logoANTIGONE
Sinclair Community College Theatre
April 1-5
Black Box Theatre [Dayton]

A modern translation by Anne Carson. When her dead brother is decreed a traitor, his body left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone refuses to accept this most severe of punishments. Defying her uncle who governs, she dares to say ‘No’. Forging ahead with a funeral alone, she places personal allegiance before politics, a tenacious act that will trigger a cycle of destruction.

  • Wed-Sat, April 1-4 at 7pm
  • Sun, April 5 at 2pm

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Cincinnati Ballet Presents Triple Bill of Modern Dance Drama for DIRECTOR’S CUT April 30-May 2 at Aronoff Center

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Cincinnati Ballet presents Director’s Cut April 30-May 2 at Aronoff Center. Audiences will experience raw, visceral contemporary dance in a triple bill of works by Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director Victoria Morgan and internationally renowned choreographers, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Val Caniparoli. This powerful triple bill is performed alongside Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Victoria Morgan’s unique take on Maurice Ravel’s iconic composition, Boléro, is joined by Val Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s HouseThe tour de force ballet addresses Victorian repression of women through five female characters from plays by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa brings Bloom, an emotional piece inspired by a Balinese flower ritual, set to composer Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto. Challenge your way of thinking with this season’s Director’s Cut.

Tickets for Director’s Cut are available at 


WHO: Cincinnati Ballet


  • Bloom, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
  • Boléro, Victoria Morgan
  • Ibsen’s House, Val Caniparoli


  • Bloom, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by Philip Glass. ©Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc. Used by Permission.
  • Boléro, Maurice Ravel
  • Ibsen’s House, Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello by Antonín Dvořák

Performed with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

WHAT:       Director’s Cut


  • Thursday, April 30 – 7:30 pm
  • Friday, May 1 – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 2 – 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 2 – 8:00 pm

About Cincinnati Ballet
Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the region, presenting a bold and adventurous array of classical, full-length ballets and contemporary works, regularly with live orchestral accompaniment. Under the artistic direction of Victoria Morgan, Cincinnati Ballet has become a creative force within the larger dance community, commissioning world premiere works and exploring unique collaborations with artists as diverse as Grammy winning guitarist Peter Frampton and popular, Ohio-based band Over the Rhine. With a mission to enrich, expand, and excel in the art of dance through performance, a high-caliber academy, and impactful education and outreach in local to global communities, Cincinnati Ballet reaches beyond the stage in programs that allow every person in the region to be part of the continued evolution of dance. To that end, Cincinnati Ballet presents exhilarating performances, extensive education outreach programs and offers top level professional ballet training at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy.


Cincinnati Ballet 2019-2020 Season Sponsors: Rhonda & Larry A. Sheakley, ArtsWave, Mercy Health, Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, Ohio Arts Council, John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, Frisch’s Big Boy, Knowlton

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SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical Runs March 31-April 5

VTA_Summer promoSUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical
Victoria Theatre Association
March 31-April 5
Schuster Center Mead Theatre [Dayton]

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls”, and “Hot Stuff,” this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation. Contains flashing strobe lights and may not be suitable for children ages 12 and under.

  • Wed-Thu, April 1-2 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, April 3 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 4 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, April 5 at 1pm & 6:30pm

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Cast Announced for JEKYLL & HYDE at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoThank you to everyone who participated in the auditions this week; we continue to be amazed by the energy and talent in our theatre community. Announcing the cast for the Dayton Playhouse’s final musical of the season, JEKYLL & HYDE:

  • Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde – Tony Glass
  • Lucy Harris – Kameron Jane
  • Emma Carew – Elizabeth Morgan
  • Sir Danvers Carew – Brian Laughlin
  • Lady Beaconsfield – Molly Kuntz
  • General Lord Glossop – Mark VanLuvender
  • Bishop of Basingstoke – Tyler Smith
  • Sir Archibald Proops – Bryan Schuck
  • Simon Stride – Nick Boyer
  • Gabriel John Utterson – Matthew Ebersbach
  • Lady Savage – Tamar Fishbein
  • Poole – John Wysong
  • Bissett – Louis B. Hauff
  • Nellie – Angela Riley
  • Red Rat Girls/Ensemble – Sydney Edington, Shana Fishbein, Victoria Hoover, Megan Sinclair
  • Ensemble – Stacey Brewer, Kathy Bryant, Avi Gilbert, Chava Gilbert, Benjamin Jones, Jamie Pavlofsky, Jackie Pfeifer, Annie Sayers, Abby Kinnebrew Smith

Directed by Richard Lee Waldeck, performances run May 1-17.

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CCM Presents Enchanting Musical THE SECRET GARDEN

CCM_The Secret Garden promoThe CCMONSTAGE Musical Series presents this enchanting musical based on the beloved children’s story on March 5-8, 2020. Tickets are on sale now.

CINCINNATI, OH — UC’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) presents award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN on March 5-8, 2020, at Corbett Auditorium. This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in musical style by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, and brought to life at CCM by Broadway’s Connor Gallagher with musical direction by Jeremy Robin Lyons.

A 2006 graduate of CCM’s BFA Musical Theatre program, Gallagher most recently created choreography for Broadway’s Beetlejuice, currently playing in New York. He returns to his alma mater to choreograph and direct CCM’s production of THE SECRET GARDEN, working with CCM Musical Theatre’s student stars of tomorrow.

The compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal centers on 11-year-old orphan Mary Lennox, who moves from India to Yorkshire to live with her reclusive uncle Archibald and his ailing son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers,” spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life.

Winner of a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, this “turn-of-the-century fairy tale” (Los Angeles Times) offers an enchanting evening of entertainment for the whole family! CCM’s production of The Secret Garden will last two hours, plus a 15-minute intermission.

The 2019-20 CCMONSTAGE Musical Series presents THE SECRET GARDEN on March 5-8 2020, at Corbett Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office; student and group discounts are available.


  • Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
  • Music by Lucy Simon
  • Based on the Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

THE SECRET GARDEN is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Creative Team

  • Connor Gallagher, director and choreographer
  • Jeremy Robin Lyons*, musical director
  • Joshua E. Gallagher, scenic designer
  • Evan Carlson*, lighting designer
  • Zach Buscher* and Seth Howard*, prop masters
  • Andrew Volzer*, production stage manager
  • Dean Mogle, costume designer
  • Marnee Porter*, wig and make-up designer
  • Zachory Ivans*, sound designer
    * CCM Student

Cast List

  • Zoe Mezoff as Mary Lennox
  • Delaney Guyer as Lily
  • Madison Hagler as Archibald Craven
  • Sam Pickart as Dr. Neville Craven
  • Anna Chase Lanier as Martha
  • Kurtis Bradley Brown as Dickon
  • Jenna Bienvenue as Colin
  • Britta Cowan as Mrs. Medlock
  • Jamie Goodson as Mrs. Winthrop/Jane
  • Nick Berninger as Ben
  • Christian Feliciano as Fakir
  • Sofie Flores as Ayah
  • Mikayla Renfrow as Rose Lennox
  • Matt Copley as Captain Albert Lennox
  • Michael Canu as Lt. Peter Wright
  • Elijah King as Lt. Ian Shaw
  • Hank Von Kolnitz as Major Holmes
  • Veronica Stern as Claire Holmes
  • Jack Brewer as Major Shelley
  • Zoë Grolnick as Mrs. Shelley
  • Bailee Endebrock as Alice
  • Chip Hawver as William
  • Cassie Maurer as Betsy
  • David Littlefield as Timothy
  • Swings: Sasha Spitz and Cole Harksen
  • Dance Captains: Michael Canu and Bailee Endebrock

Performance Times

  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5
  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6
  • 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8

Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Single tickets prices start at $35.50. Student discounts and group rates are also available.

Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-box office.

Directions and Parking
CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit for detailed driving directions to CCM Village.

Parking is available in UC’s CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit
CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsors: Macy’s, Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer and Graeter’s Ice Cream

A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio. All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events, please visit us online at

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