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A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS | Tue., Nov. 19 | Aronoff Center – Procter & Gamble Hall

CAA_A Magical Cirque Christmas logoA MUST-SEE HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR FOR ALL AGES, FEATURING THE GREATEST ENTERTAINERS
FROM AROUND THE WORLD, SET TO YOUR FAVORITE CHRISTMAS CLASSICS 

TICKETS FOR THE CINCINNATI PREMIERE OF
A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS
GO ON SALE FRIDAY, JULY 19 AT 10:00 AM 

NOVEMBER 19, 2019
ARONOFF CENTER – PROCTER & GAMBLE HALL
 

A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS DAZZLES WITH MUSIC, ILLUSIONS, ACROBATICS.”
-Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

“THE MAGIC OF CIRCUS AND CHRISTMAS ROLLED INTO ONE JAW-DROPPING ORNAMENT AFTER ANOTHER.”
-The Cedar Rapids Gazette

A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS MELDS ARTISTRY, ILLUSIONS, AND MUSIC.”
-Daily Southtown

“MAGIC IS IN THE AIR.”
-The Spokesman-Review

CINCINNATI, OH – Following its inaugural hit holiday tour across North America in 2018, Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, and MagicSpace Entertainment will once again bring together the world’s greatest entertainers for a spellbinding and incredible holiday production in A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS.

Brought to you by the producers of Broadway’s smash hit The Illusionists, this thrilling, festive, fun-for-the-whole-family event will play the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall on Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 19 at 10:00 AM at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. A limited number of on-stage seats are available at $150 each.

For more information and complete details on additional tour stops, please visit MagicalCirqueChristmas.com.

We are thrilled to be bringing A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS back to audiences around the country in 2019,” says producer Lee Marshall, MagicSpace Entertainment. “Our amazingly talented cast has been assembled from all over the world and is looking forward to delighting audiences and spreading holiday magic. The reception for the inaugural tour has been fantastic and we hope this show becomes a special holiday tradition that families look forward to experiencing for many years to come.”

In A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS, experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists from all corners of the world, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live.

The complete cast of performers and acts will be announced in the fall.

A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, and MagicSpace Entertainment.  Painter and Lawson have created Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of CircusLe Grand Cirque, Le Noir, Cirque Adrenaline, and The Illusionists in over 250 cities from London to Sydney to Broadway, as well as presenting A Chorus Line, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Fiddler on the Roof through Australia.  MagicSpace Entertainment is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, and Steve Boulay, and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts, and museum exhibits worldwide for over 35 years. They have an office in Park City, UT. www.magicspace.net.

Get into the spirit of the season on November 19 at the Aronoff Center with this merry treat that’s perfect for the entire family.

Follow A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS
on FacebookTwitter and Instagram
http://magicalcirquechristmas.com

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION SPONSORS 

SEASON SPONSORS:  AMERITAS (Founding Season Sponsor), FIFTH THIRD BANK (Lifetime Endowment Partner), CINCINNATI-NORTHERN KENTUCKY HONDA DEALERSFURNITURE FAIRLOCAL12 WKRC-TV, The P&G FUND of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

SEASON PRESENTING SPONSORS:  21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati Herald, CityBeat, Courtyard Marriott & Residence Inn-Rookwood, Graphic Village, Heidelberg Distributing, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Cincinnati Downtown, Millennium Cincinnati, Pepsi, Skyline Chili,
TriHealth, Ultimate Air Shuttle

Founded in 1992, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the programming and management of the Tri-state’s finest performing arts venues – the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall – and is dedicated to supporting performing and visual arts. Each year, CAA presents a diverse schedule of events; serves upwards of 600,000 people in its venues; features the work of talented local, regional, and national artists in the Weston Art Gallery (located in the Aronoff Center); and supports the work of more than one dozen resident companies. Since the inception of its acclaimed arts education programs in 1995, CAA has reached more than 1.7 million students. For more information, visit www.CincinnatiArts.org.

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Celebration of Life for Norma Niinemets

MISC_Norma Niinemets

Norma Jene Niinemets June 25, 1938 – March 16, 2019

Please join the Niinemets Family for an Open House at Mariemont Players to Celebrate the Life of Norma Niinemets on Sunday, August 18th from 2-5pm.

There will be a short presentation and dedication at 3pm by members of Mariemont Players.

All are welcome, but an RSVP is requested to make appropriate preparations. Please RSVP to the evite if you plan to attend at http://evite.me/ Ap6X4hbFYr.

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THE OFFICE! A Musical Parody | Feb. 15-16 | Aronoff Center – Jarson-Kaplan Theater

FROM THE CREATORS OF FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY,
BAYSIDE! THE SAVED BY THE BELL MUSICAL, 90210! THE MUSICAL,
KATDASHIANS! THE MUSICAL, AND FULL HOUSE! THE MUSICAL

THE OFF-BROADWAY SENSATION

CAA_The Office

ARONOFF CENTER – JARSON-KAPLAN THEATER
FEBRUARY 15-16, 2020
Tickets on-sale Friday, July 12 at 10:00 AM 

CINCINNATI, OH – Dunder Mifflin is opening an office near you! Producers of the sold-out, unauthorized Off-Broadway sensation The Office! A Musical Parody are thrilled to announce that the North American tour will make a stop in Cincinnati at the Aronoff Center’s intimate Jarson-Kaplan Theater on Saturday, February 15 at 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM, and Sunday, February 16 at 1:30 PM.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 12 at 10:00 AM at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.

It’s a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company until, for no logical reason, a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees of Dunder Mifflin. Don’t miss this hilarious, unauthorized parody of your favorite TV show. Mashable calls the show “the world’s most elaborate inside joke, created with a whole lot of love, just for fans.”

Writers Bob and Tobly McSmith are ecstatic about their third national tour (FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is currently touring North America). “The Office! A Musical Parody is on track to be our most successful New York production in ten years,” says Tobly McSmith. “And The Office! A Musical Parody is now one of the most successful off-Broadway shows in history. As Michael might say, ‘It’s been a dream come thru.’”

For more information about the North American National Tour, visit theofficemusicalparody.com/tour.

The Office! A Musical Parody is currently running at the Jerry Orbach Theatre at 210 West 50th Street in New York City. For more information, visit the website at theofficemusicalparody.com or follow the show on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for exclusive behind-the-scenes content.

The Office! A Musical Parody is produced by Right Angle Entertainment.

Bob and Tobly McSmith (Writers) are distinguished gentlemen who met while applying for jobs at the Dippin’ Dots in the mall. They did not get the job, but went on to create the following masterpieces: FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical, Full House! The Musical (starring Perez Hilton), Katdashians! The Musical, Showgirls! The Musical and JonBenet! Murder Mystery Theater. They are hard at work on their next musical: The Passion of the Teletubbies.

Right Angle Entertainment (Producer) specializes in the production, marketing, management, and distribution of live theatrical and concert events. RAE’s proud roster includes the world premiere of The Office! A Musical Parodyin New York City, Disney DanceSasha Velour: Smoke & MirrorsFamily Feud Live: Celebrity Edition TourThe Price is Right LIVE!, FRIENDS! The Musical Parody North American TourCat & Nat #MomTruths TourOne Woman Sex and the CityRudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and Elvis and Me: An Evening with Priscilla Presley, among others.

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION SPONSORS

SEASON SPONSORS:  AMERITAS (Founding Season Sponsor), FIFTH THIRD BANK (Lifetime Endowment Partner), CINCINNATI-NORTHERN KENTUCKY HONDA DEALERSFURNITURE FAIRLOCAL12 WKRC-TV, The P&G FUND of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

SEASON PRESENTING SPONSORS:  21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati Herald, CityBeat, Courtyard Marriott & Residence Inn-Rookwood, Graphic Village, Heidelberg Distributing, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Cincinnati Downtown, Millennium Cincinnati, Pepsi, Skyline Chili,
TriHealth, Ultimate Air Shuttle

Founded in 1992, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the programming and management of the Tri-state’s finest performing arts venues – the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall – and is dedicated to supporting performing and visual arts. Each year, CAA presents a diverse schedule of events; serves upwards of 600,000 people in its venues; features the work of talented local, regional, and national artists in the Weston Art Gallery (located in the Aronoff Center); and supports the work of more than one dozen resident companies. Since the inception of its acclaimed arts education programs in 1995, CAA has reached more than 1.7 million students. For more information, visit www.CincinnatiArts.org.

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The 5th Annual Cincinnati ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Runs Aug. 4-6

KTC_1mpf_logoAugust 4th, 5th, & 6th at Know Theatre of Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, OH– The CINCINNATI ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns to for its fifth year, in partnership with Know Theatre of Cincinnati. The 5th Annual Cincinnati #1MPF runs three performances only; August 4th, 5th, and 6th at 8pm. All performances are at Know Theatre of Cincinnati (1120 Jackson St) Tickets, priced at $20, are available at knowtheatre.com.

The 5th ANNUAL CINCINNATI ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL will feature brand new one-minute plays by Geoffrey Barnes, Clint Bramkamp, Burgess Byrd, John E. Bromels, Carolyn Guido Clifford, Erin Carr, Liz Coley, Nick Carmine, Roger Collins, Bekka Eaton, A.K. Forbes, Teri Foltz, Serenity Fisher, Ian Forsgren, Brian Griffin, Laura Gossett, Jay Gossett, Landon E. Horton, Tracy Hoida, Alan Jozwiak, Sarah Knott, Jay B. Kalagayan, David J. Loehr, Robert Macke, Ariel Mary Ann, Karson McCall, Kelly Morton, Karen O’Brien, Eric Pfeffinger, Isaiah Reaves, Brant Russell, R. DeAndré Smith, Nathan Singer, Ryan Steffen, Derek Snow, Paul Shortt, Eileen Tull, Chris Wesselman, & Torie Wiggins 

Directed by: Burgess Byrd, Justin Baldwin, Ed Cohen, Carolyn Guido Clifford, Gabriella DiVincenzo, Laura Gossett, Audrey MacNeil, Karen O’Brien, Derek Snow, & Chris Wesselman 

Curated and led by Dominic D’Andrea & Caitlin Wees 

EVENT DETAILS

THE 5th ANNUAL CINCINNATI ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

  • Sunday, August 4th at 8pm
  • Monday, August 5th at 8pm
  • Tuesday, August 6th at 8pm

Tickets: $20. Tickets are currently available at knowtheatre.com

About THE ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
THE ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) is America’s largest and longest running grass roots theatre company, founded by Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea . #1MPF is a social barometer project, which investigates the zeitgeist of different communities through dialogue, consensus building and a performance of 50-100 short moments generated by each community. #1MPF works in partnership with theatres and/or social organizations sharing playwright, educational or community-specific missions across the country. The aim is to create locally sourced playwright-focused community events, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion. #1MPF represents playwrights of different age, gender, race, cultures, and points of career. The work attempts to reflect the theatrical landscape of local artistic communities by creating a dialogue between the collective conscious and the individual voice. 

In each city, #1MPF works with partnering organizations to identify programs or initiatives in each community to support with the proceeds from ticket sales. The goal is to find ways give directly back to the artists in each community. Supported programs have ranged from educational programming, youth poetry projects, theatre program in prisons, playwright residencies and memberships, playwrights salaried commissions, community access projects, arts workshops and other social and artistic initiatives.

Annual partnerships have been created with theaters in over 20 cities including: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Trenton, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Boston, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Seattle, Dallas, Austin, Indianapolis, Anchorage, Honolulu, St. Louis and more, with partnering institutions including Primary Stages, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, New Georges at New York City Center, Z-Space, A.C.T., Trinity Rep, Victory Gardens Theater, Cornerstone Theatre Company, The Playwrights Foundation, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Actor’s Express, InterAct Theatre, Mixed Blood, Walking Shadow Theatre, Passage Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Salvage Vanguard & ScriptWorks,  ACT Seattle, Perseverance Theatre, Round House Theatre, Honolulu Theatre For Youth and others.

Notable #1MPF contributors have included: David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage, Neil LaBute, Tina Howe, Donald Margulies, Nilaja Sun, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Robert Schenkkan, Lydia Diamond, Phillip Kan Gotanda, Kristoffer Diaz, Rajiv Joseph, Samuel D. Hunter, Karen Hartman, Robert Askins, Colman Domingo, José Rivera, Craig Lucas, Mike Daisey, Greg Kotis, Michael John Garcés and over to 1400 celebrated, emerging, and midcareer playwrights.  For more information visit: www.oneminuteplayfestival.com.

KNOW THEATRE OF CINCINNATI is Cincinnati’s Theatrical Playground. The Know showcases unexpected voices, new works, and plays that embrace the inherent theatricality of the live experience. Know Theatre seeks to be a place where artists and audiences feel welcome to take artistic risks, creating work that is cutting edge and accessible.

Know Theatre’s work is made possible, in part, by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign.  

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund Know Theatre with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. 

Know Theatre is also supported by The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, helping to change our communities for the better through collaboration and innovation, and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, which provides a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving.

Know Theatre is a member of Theatre Communications Group and an Associate member of the National New Play Network.

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PORGY AND BESS and BLIND INJUSTICE Opera Raps in July

co_logoCincinnati Opera Presents
July Opera Raps:
Meet the Cast of PORGY AND BESS &
Introducing BLIND INJUSTICE 

CINCINNATI—Each year, Cincinnati Opera presents a diverse series of informative and entertaining Opera Raps lectures in the months leading up to, and during, the summer performance season. These community programs are created to enlighten and engage opera devotees and newcomers alike, and feature conversations on topics related to Cincinnati Opera’s 2019 Summer Festival. For more information, visit cincinnatiopera.org.

Meet the Cast of Porgy and Bess
Cincinnati Opera’s 2019 season production of Porgy and Bess features a star-studded cast: Grammy-nominated soprano Talise Trevigne as Bess; Metropolitan Opera bass Morris Robinson as Porgy; baritone Nmon Ford as the menacing Crown; and many more. Join us for a panel discussion led by Cincinnati Opera’s Evans Mirageas, and meet the magnetic singers who will bring the Gershwins’ great American opera to life on the Music Hall stage this summer. 

When: Tuesday, July 9, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Allen Temple A.M.E. Church, 7080 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45237
Admission: FREE, but tickets are required. Call the Cincinnati Opera Box Office at (513) 241-2742 to reserve.

Introducing Blind Injustice
This summer, Cincinnati Opera presents the world premiere of Blind Injustice, an opera drawn from the real-life tragedies and triumphs of six women and men, all of whom were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. Eventually, they were set free through the work of the Ohio Innocence Project.

At this event, exonerees Nancy Smith and Rickey Jackson will share their stories; Blind Injustice cast members will sing several excerpts from the work; and librettist David Cote, composer Scott Davenport Richards, stage director and dramaturg Robin Guarino, and Ohio Innocence Project Director Mark Godsey will discuss the project with Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera. 

Blind Injustice is a collaboration between Cincinnati Opera, the Ohio Innocence Project, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the Young Professionals Choral Collective.

When: Wednesday, July 17, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Allen Temple A.M.E. Church, 7080 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45237
Admission: FREE, but tickets are required. Limit 4 tickets per household. Order online at cincinnatiopera.org or call the Cincinnati Opera Box Office at (513) 241-2742 to reserve. 

Founded in 1920, Cincinnati Opera presents a thrilling season of opera every June and July in multiple venues, including the recently renovated historic Music Hall. The company’s repertoire includes beloved classics and contemporary works brought to life by some of the world’s most dynamic performers and creative teams. 

Cincinnati Opera’s 2019 Summer Festival runs June 13 through July 28, featuring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro,Charles Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, the world premiere of Blind Injustice by Scott Davenport Richards and David Cote, based on true stories of the Ohio Innocence Project, and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Cincinnati Opera’s 2019 Season Presenting Sponsor is Huntington Bank. The 2019 season is also made possible with support from ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, Patricia A. Corbett Estate and Trust, Harry T. Wilks Family Foundation, and many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations. 

Cincinnati Opera’s mission is to enrich and connect our community through diverse opera experiences. 

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