The Carnegie, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park Partnership Bridges The Arts & Public Health Recommendations

TC_Godspell logo bannerTickets on Sale Now for Socially Distant Performance of GODSPELL

COVINGTON, KY – Are you ready to sing about love? The Carnegie’s Creative Disruption Committee (The Carnegie CDC) and Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park have partnered to present GODSPELL in an innovative walking tour format where audiences can experience the musical at a safe, social distance on September 12 and 13. A limited number of tickets are on sale now for the production’s start times of 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults ($32 for Carnegie and Pyramid Hill members), $25 for students and $15 for children age 10 and under.

GODSPELL
A Musical Based Upon The Gospel According to St. Matthew
Music and Additional Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Conceived by John-Michael Tebelak

The uplifting musical’s physically distant staging across Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park’s beautiful campus guarantees this will be like no production of GODSPELL you’ve experienced before! Each performance, featuring songs from Stephen Schwartz (PIPPIN, WICKED), has two start times to allow for social distancing within walking audience groups. This format does require sustained walking and standing throughout the show. For those who need a more accessible way to view the show, please call The Carnegie box office to reserve an art cart ticket, which includes access to one of Pyramid Hill’s custom golf carts.

“In the arts, we’re natural innovators – especially in response to unanticipated challenges,” said Kim Best, Executive Director of The Carnegie. “COVID-19 represents a sea change for the industry, one in which partnerships are reinvigorated. Together, The Carnegie and Pyramid Hill are safely sharing the joy of the arts with the Greater Cincinnati region in a way we never would have imagined if not for these circumstances.”

“Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park is excited for this collaboration and the opportunity to bring live theatre to our outdoor venue,” says Sean FitzGibbons, Executive Director of Pyramid Hill.  “This will allow our patrons, new and returning, to experience the park in a new way.”

The socially distant production of GODSPELL presented by The Carnegie CDC, the volunteer consortium launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park represents the first performance partnership between the two arts organizations.

The Carnegie CDC acts as a creative engine and rapid response team to the current struggles of the arts and entertainment industry. It also provides a new community-based structure for performing arts programming, such as safe, socially distance live experiences, like GODSPELL, that follow public health recommendations to keep cast, crew and arts patrons safe.

The GODSPELL cast and production team is listed below.

CAST LIST

  • Jesus – Joshua Carandang
  • Judas/John the Baptist – Kyle Taylor
  • Socrates/Day by Day Soloist – Kaylee Michael
  • DaVinci/Turn Back O Man Soloist – Maddie Vaughn
  • Thomas Aquinas/Lessons Well Soloist – Kara Hancock
  • Gibbon/By My Side Soloist – Ashley O. Morton
  • Martin Luther/All Good Gifts – Je’Shaun Jackson
  • Sartre/Bless the Lord Soloist – Mackenzie Ruff
  • Ensemble – Royce Louden, Eric Klear, Elizabeth Taylor, Sam Johnson, Andi Angel, Maria Zierolf, Ethan Brooks Baker, Jordan Darnell, Logan Weinfurtner, Liam Sweeney, Savannah Boyd, Julia Olinger, Ezra Crist, Lyndsey Adams

PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Maggie Perrino
  • Greg Dastillung
  • Farley Norman
  • Caleb Redslob
  • Maddie Sensenstein
  • Genevieve Perrino
  • Christine Orr
  • Ria Villaver Collins

To purchase GODSPELL tickets, visit The Carnegie Box Office (open Tuesday-Friday noon to 5 p.m.) in person, call (859) 957-1940 or visit thecarnegie.com.

GODSPELL presented through special arrangement with Theatre Maximus, 1650 BROADWAY, SUITE 606, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10019.

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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 thecarnegie.com 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. 

ABOUT PYRAMID HILL SCULPTURE PARK & MUSEUM
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum brings people to art in nature. The park features over 60 pieces of monumental outdoor sculpture in a natural setting of hills, meadows and forests. 

The Ancient Sculpture Museum features Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Syrian, and Egyptian sculpture dating to 1550 B.C. 

General Admission for the park is $8 for adults $3 for children. www.pyramidhill.org.  Thank you to our sponsors: ArtsWave and The Hamilton Community Foundation.

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