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Families Invited for Artistic Fun at the Arts Center of Dunham Free Family Fun Series

MISC_Arts Center At Dunham logoCINCINNATI, OH – September 17, 2019 — Courtesy of a grant from Price Hill Will and Sunset Players, the Free Family Fun Series hops into the Arts Center at Dunham with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, part of its Off the Hill series, on Saturday, September 28 at 2 pm.


Photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

Written by Dwayne Hartford and adapted from the book by Kate Dicamillo, Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit loved by a little girl named Abilene. But Edward, who is made of china, is rather self-centered. On an ocean voyage, he is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his miraculous journey home, in which he learns the meaning of love and loss, and how to find the courage to love again. The performance is recommended for all ages.

Off the Hill is sponsored by The John C. Griswold Foundation and KeyBank with seasonal support of education and outreach by The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation. The Bruce E. Coyle Acting Intern Company is supported by Jerry and Betsy Shroat.

All Free Family Fun Series performances are on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. The remaining series includes:

  • January 11, 2020 ROKCincy Opera for Children: The Barber of Seville

ROKCincy is thrilled to present its special adaptation of Rossini’s classic comedy The Barber of Seville. Sung in English and Italian, this show stuns with familiar music, vocal fireworks and high energy hijinks. Rosina has been grounded by her strict guardian, Dr. Bartolo, and isn’t allowed to enter her project into the State Science Fair. Her teachers, Mr. Figaro and Ms. Susannah, know that she can win first place if they can only get it submitted. They’ll need all their cunning and more than a few tricks to make it happen. Recommended for grades K-6.

  • February 1, 2020 Stuart Little by Joseph Robinette, adapted from the book by E.B. White.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Stuart Little is a lovable mouse born into an ordinary New York family. His many adventures—both big and small—vividly come to life through a series of delightful scenes. Based on E.B. White’s endearing classic and written with charm, wisdom and joy, this adaptation presents the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse who is trying to survive in the great big world. Recommended for grades kindergarten and up.

  • April 4, 2020 Dragons Love Tacos by Ernie Nolan, adapted from the book by Adam Rubin.

Do you know what dragons really love? Tacos, of course! Chicken tacos, beef tacos, big tacos and tiny tacos. As a boy and his dog watch a television show about dragons, they unexpectedly get caught up in the “Dos and Don’ts” of what to feed dragons. But if they accidentally eat spicy salsa, watch out! Performed by the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Off the Hill players. Recommended for pre-k and up.

  • April 18, 2020 Cincinnati Ballet

Dancers from the prestigious Cincinnati Ballet will provide an exciting peek into the typical day in the life of professional dancers. Audience members will learn the fundamentals of the art of ballet and gain an understanding of the discipline and athleticism required for a professional career in ballet. A dance demonstration with audience participation and a question and answer discussion are included.

Reservations for performances in the ACAD FREE Family Fun Series can be made online ( or by calling 513-588-4988.

The Arts Center at Dunham is an arts center for the west side of Cincinnati and its vision is to provide affordable creative and performing arts for Price Hill and surrounding communities. Housed in one of the three remaining buildings of what was the first municipally owned tuberculosis sanatorium in the United States, the Arts Center includes a 350-seat performance venue as well as extensive studio and programming space. The Arts Center is located in the CRC’s Dunham Recreation Complex. See what is happening at the Arts Center at Dunham on Facebook.



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Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Presents 2019-2020 Season Studio Series

ETC_new_logo_banner(Cincinnati, OH) To augment its mission of presenting shows that often explore compelling social issues, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) unveils the 2019-2020 selections for its newly launched Studio Series to complement its main stage productions and showcase aspiring local playwrights.

The Studio Series presents works by artists and companies across genre and form and are performed typically as readings. Readings play a major role in the development of new work, enabling artists to hear their writing out loud and absorb the audience’s reactions. Unless otherwise specified, all performances and/or readings take place in ETC’s renovated rehearsal hall.

The 2019-2020 Studio Series includes:

Michael Blankenship’s Poe-pourri
October 25 & 26, 2019 at 10pm
Tickets: $25 for subscribers, $30 for non-subscribers

Bold notes of character with a whiff of horror, these stories and poems of Edgar Allen Poe feature Jared Joplin, Ernaisja Curry, and Michael Blankenship.

10-minute Connections: Justice
February 10, 2020 at 7pm
Tickets: $15 for subscribers, $20 for non-subscribers

ETC will present an evening of 10-minute plays by local playwrights centering on the theme of justice to accompany the regional premiere of Pipeline by Dominique Morriseau. These short plays will be selected from among submissions, will be paired with Morriseau’s short play Night Vision, and will be performed by local actors at ETC.

She’s Crazy: Mental Health & Other Issues
April 27, 2020 at 7pm
Tickets: $15 for subscribers, $20 for non-subscribers

An interactive musical that educates, uplifts, and inspires audiences to reduce stigma associated with mental illness.

The Jackie Demaline Regional Collegiate Playwrighting Competition Reading
May 4, 2020 at 7pm

Free admission (reservation required). First public reading of this year’s winning script submission.


2019-2020 Season Presenting Sponsor is the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Additional support provided PNC.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is supported, in part, by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign.

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is a professional theatre dedicated to producing world and regional premieres of works that often explore compelling social issues. We fulfill our mission through our stage productions and educational outreach programs that enlighten, enliven, enrich and inspire our audiences.

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SISTER’S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM: THE MYSTERY OF THE MAGI’S GOLD| Fri., Nov. 29 | Aronoff Center – Jarson-Kaplan Theater

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November 29, 2019
Aronoff Center – Jarson-Kaplan Theater

[Cincinnati, OH] – The hysterically-funny Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold makes a stop in Cincinnati to kick off the holiday season on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Aronoff Center’s intimate Jarson-Kaplan Theater.

Tickets prices range from $37.75 to $51.75. (Prices subject to change. Applicable services fees may apply.) Tickets are on sale now at, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.  For group rates (10 or more), call (513) 977-4157.

It’s “CSI: Bethlehem” in this holiday mystery extravaganza from the author of Late Nite Catechism, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages – whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? (“We know that Mary used the frankincense and myrrh as a sort of potpourri –  they were in a barn after all.”) Retelling the story of the nativity as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become a yearly classic. Employing her own scientific tools and assisted by a local choir, as well as a gaggle of audience members, Sister creates a living nativity unlike any you’ve ever seen. With gifts galore and bundles of laughs, Sister’s Christmas Catechism is sure to become the newest addition to your holiday traditions.

ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS, INC. (Producer) is based in New York City.  EEI has made its mark on the theatrical touring industry by offering a variety of new and exciting plays and musicals to an ever growing list of professional presenting organizations throughout the country. In addition, EEI has performed over 1,500 fundraising events for schools, church groups, and private parties. EEI brings all aspects of producing under one roof: sales, production, casting, creative, and technical. EEI productions have been produced and presented in all 50 states as well as in Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Since 1999, EEI has produced Late Nite Catechism: The SeriesMaybe Baby, It’s YouThe Yiddish Are Coming, The Yiddish Are Coming!Shout! The Mod MusicalTony N Tina’s WeddingDefending the Caveman, and We’re Still Hot! The Musical, and are former producers of Jeanie Linders’ Menopause The Musical. EEI is now proud to present Girls Night: The Musical, ‘Twas A Girls Night Before Christmas: The MusicalDishing With the DivasHelp! My Husband Has Gone Missing: My Daughter is Getting Married & I Am Having Hot Flashes!, Panties in a Twist, Cuff Me: The Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody, Late Nite CatechismSister Strikes Again!: Late Nite Catechism 2’Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s GoldSister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go to Heaven?Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!Sister’s Summer School Catechism: God Never Takes a Vacation!, and Sister’s Back to School Catechism: The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales!. York

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RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles | Thu., May 7 | Aronoff Center



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May 7, 2020 – Aronoff Center
Tickets on sale Friday, September 20 at 10:00 AM

CINCINNATI, OH – RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES presents The Best of Abbey Road Live!  In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the release of Abbey RoadRAIN will bring the Beatles’ greatest hits to life in addition to all of your early favorites. The celebration comes to the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall for one performance only on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 7:30pm as part of Cincinnati Arts Association’s 2019-20 Season. Tickets $65 • $55 • $45 (Prices subject to change. Applicable services fees may apply.)

This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Associated Press). Experience the world’s most iconic band and come celebrate The Best of Abbey Road Live with RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES. In addition to the updated sets that include state of the art LED, high-definition screens, and multimedia content, RAIN will bring the Abbey Road album to life with the 2019-20 Tour.

Together longer than the Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture, and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that’s as infectious as it is transporting. Let RAIN take you back with all of the Beatles’ greatest hits along with all of your other favorites! This adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!

Like the Beatles, the onstage members of RAIN are not only supreme musicians, but electrifying performers in their own right!

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Enhance Your Symphonic Palette With the KSO’s 28th Subscription Series

KSO_Purple logoThe Kentucky Symphony Orchestra approaches its 28-year vintage with a “taste and see” attitude. The proof is in the variety, unique blend and quality of the orchestra’s hallmark thematic programming and range of musical genres. Cozying up to classics through the popularity of Kentucky Bourbon made the 28th season’s paper-bourbon-bottle brochure a natural. The five program series represents the KSO’s only ticketed programs running from October through May (Its education series and park concert series are free).

Here is what you can expect with each delicious pour:

Classical-Jazz Soufflé 7:30 p.m. October 19, 2019 Greaves Concert Hall, NKU

The KSO brings the jazz orchestrations of Don Sebesky, Eumir Deodato, and Billy May to the music of Bach, Brahms, Debussy, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky. Area jazz masters join the KSO for a fresh take on classics from Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5 to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. The KSO has recreated many of these arrangements from original handwritten scores.

Blessing or Curse 7:30 p.m., November 9, 2019 Notre Dame Academy, Park Hills, KY

The seemingly impossible accomplishments of those with severe disabilities remain awe-inspiring. Composers through the ages have overcome grave physical challenges to pen great works – Allan Pettersson (crippling rheumatoid arthritis), Joaquín Rodrigo (blind since age 3), Ludwig Van Beethoven (deaf). Internationally renowned and Grammy Award winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux joins the KSO for Rodrigo’s hauntingly beautiful Concierto de Aranjuez.

Symphonic Fission 7:30 p.m. January 25, 2020 Greaves Concert Hall, NKU

The KSO offers orchestral warmth in January with the area premiere of John Adams’s Dr. Atomic Symphony, taken from the music of his 2005 opera about Robert Oppenheimer, the Manhattan Project and the creation of the atomic bomb. Dimitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11 (The Year 1905) may, for political cover, refer to a massacre of innocent Russians by Tsarist troops, but the symphony was written in the aftermath of the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1957.

Mozart’s Denouement 3:00 p.m., February 23, 2020 St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, Cincinnati, OH

The KSO and St. Peter in Chains Cathedral Choir (Anthony DiCello, director) join forces again in a collaboration that shares personnel, conductors, costs, and revenue to celebrate two of Mozart’s latest, greatest, and most beloved compositions – the sparkling and forward-looking Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter) and the hauntingly moving Requiem. Special engagement prices.

Singing in the Rain 7:30 p.m. May 16, 2020 Greaves Concert Hall, NKU

The KSO closes its 28th season with Singing in the Rain, the classic 1952 song-and-dance movie musical starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds – accompanied live by the KSO. The KSO has mastered this format with many films, both silent and talkies. If you liked The Wizard of Oz, Ben-Hur, Pirates of the Caribbean, Amadeus Live or Disney’s Silly Symphonies cine-concerts, you’ll love Singing in the Rain! Special engagement prices.

“Each season the KSO’s programming stretches genre boundaries, while incorporating unusual pairings of repertoire, often based on non-musical ideas. We find that such programming engages both the musician and the audience in ways that enhance the performance,” stated KSO Music Director, James Cassidy.

Join the KSO for its 28th Subscription Series for five intriguing programs from October 19 — May 16. Ticket packages make great date nights, or an annual night out with friends and neighbors. They also make great gifts for those who simply don’t need more stuff and/or appreciate unique experiences. Series tickets are available in Traditional Subscription — same/similar seat for each of the 5 programs (15% off single ticket prices); Adults $95-170 / Students (5-18) $55-95 or Flex-pak Subscription seating — 6 vouchers for guaranteed seats to any concert(s). Flex-pak vouchers can be used for any concert, in any combination you choose. $125-225 Single ticket prices: $35, 27, 19 (half off for students 5-18); Special engagement prices: $40, 32, 26 (half off for students).

About the KSO:
For 27 years the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra has taken the “phony” out of symphony by eliminating traditional barriers and presenting engaging, live, thematic concerts that enrich, educate and entertain the residents of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. The KSO performs three series of concerts annually throughout Northern Kentucky.

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