Monthly Archives: January 2023

ArtsConnect in Springfield Township Puts On LION KING KIDS!

AC_Lion King KidsArtsConnect in Springfield Township is partnering with Performing Arts Inc. to offer children’s theater experiences! Kids of all ages and levels are welcome and everyone makes it into the show. There will be 8 weeks of rehearsals for Lion King Kids at Brent Elementary School and then 2 community performances held at Finneytown High School theater. Theater classes help to build confidence, strengthen voices, broaden skills and talent, and connect with friends.

$150 for non-members of ArtsConnect per 8-week rehearsal, $135 for members of ArtsConnect per 8-week rehearsal

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Disney’s NEWSIES the Musical Runs Feb. 17-26

KRT_NewsiesDisney’s NEWSIES the Musical
Kincaid Regional Theatre
Feb. 17-26
[Falmouth, Ky.]

It’s time to carry the banner with Disney’s Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right!

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 17-18 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 19 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 24-25 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 26 at 2pm

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Cincinnati Black Theatre Company
Feb. 17-19
National Underground Freedom Center [Downtown]

Joe Louis, Paul Robeson, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Jackie Robinson, and Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey meet in 1947 to discuss a strategy for dropping a baseball bombshell: promoting a black to the major leagues. That is the premise of this brilliant and timely play. Issues raised include compensation for the possible demise of the Negro leagues and the advisability of one at a time integration. If you want freedom of opportunity, do you play by the white’s rules or do you demand that he play by yours?

  • Fri, Feb. 17 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Feb. 18 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 19 at 6pm

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The Passing of Tom Story

MPI_Tom StoryFrom Legacy Remembers

Thomas Joseph Storey passed away on January 28, 2023 after a long illness.  He leaves behind his dear wife of 65 years, Nancy Ann (nee Moore) and many loving nieces, nephews, friends and family members.

Tom was born on September 6, 1935 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Elder High School in 1952.  He earned a degree in Broadcasting from the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and went on to a 47 year career as Program Administrator for WLW-T Television in downtown Cincinnati.

At the same time, Tom became well-known as a director and actor in both community and professional theatre in the area.  He and Nancy Ann met through The Bellarmine Players and together they worked in such theatres as The Drama Workshop, Edgecliff Theater, Mariemont Players, The Village Players of Ft. Thomas, Knox Drama Workshop, Stagecrafters, Cincinnati Music Theater, Footlighters, The IF Theater Collective, Sunset Players and Wyoming Players.  His acting roles ranged from John Proctor in ‘The Crucible’ to Clarence Darrow in ‘Never the Sinner’ to Al Lewis in ‘The Sunshine Boys’.

Tom won multiple awards for acting and directing through his career and he and Nancy Ann in 2020 were honored as recipients of The Art Rouse Award from ACT-Cincinnati, given annually in recognition for ongoing contributions to area theatre.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Cecilia Church, 3105 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH  45209 on Friday, February 3, 2023 at 10:30 am.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to a charity of your choice in Tom’s honor.

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Part Time Front of House Staff Sought by Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoThe Playhouse in the Park is hiring Part Time Front of House staff to work in our new state-of-the-art theater complex in Mt. Adams/Eden Park. Available positions include Bartender, Parking Attendant, House Assistant and Patron Services Associate.

Position start dates vary between February 27 and March 6, 2023 depending on position. All pay is $14.50/hour. Evening and Weekend hours are required.

Link to the following for details, requirements and how to apply:

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