The Carnegie Announces Cast and Production Team for Special Presentation of George Remus

TC_logo_newHighlighting Region’s Bourbon History on March 29

(COVINGTON, KY) – The Carnegie is pleased to announce the cast and production team for GEORGE REMUS, a new musical. This is a one-time, staged-reading in the Otto M. Budig Theatre in Covington on Sunday, March 29.

Cast List

  • George Remus: Michael Sherman
  • Ned Gillespie: Frankie Chuter
  • Imogene Remus/Ghost of Imogene: Katie McCarthy
  • Romola Remus: Grace Vetter
  • Maggie: Chandler Bates
  • Franklin Dodge: Rory Sheridan
  • Al Capone: Tyler Kuhlman
  • Johnny Torrio: Peter Cutler
  • Mabel Walker Willebrandt: Kate Mock Elliott
  • Charles Taft: John Woll
  • Blanche Remus: Katey Blood
  • Jess Smith: Spenser Smith

Production Team

Music and Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman
Book by Joseph McDonough

Directed and Produced by Maggie Perrino

When: Sunday, March 29. Tastings at 6:30, Staged-reading at 7:30.

Price: Tickets: $35 for show and bourbon tasting, $15 Staged-reading only 

Description: A penniless German Immigrant who grew up in Chicago, George Remus became a pharmacist, then a lawyer, and eventually moved to the Cincinnati/NKY region to become the most famous bootlegger of them all! He had government politicians in his pocket, the Chicago mob at his feet, and the perfect scheme for selling barrels and barrels of whiskey during the era of prohibition and speakeasies. With a lavish mansion on a hill and over-the-top parties, Remus was a millionaire playboy in 1922 – some even say he was the real Jay Gatsby. His legendary rise and fall are now the subject of this new musical.

Guests of REMUS can also opt to enjoy a bourbon tasting. The Carnegie will host a guided bourbon tasting at 6:30 pm to wet guests’ whistles before the show.

Tickets can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office at (859) 957-1940, Tuesday through Friday, Noon to 5pm, or online at


About The Carnegie
The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the City of Covington. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

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