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Expect the Unexpected at Carnegie MISCAST

TC_Miscast promoCabaret-style event to feature local performers in surprising roles

(COVINGTON, KY) – The Carnegie is turning theatre on its head once again at the third annual Carnegie Miscast. On Saturday, September 28, theatre stars from across the region will take to the stage for Miscast at the Movies, to perform beloved songs from well-known roles in which they would never be cast.

From Disney classics like The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Aladdin, to favorites like Singing in the Rain and The Wizard of Oz, to newer hits including The Greatest Showman and Moulin Rouge, the lineup is stacked with songs the audience will know and love.

“This year’s Miscast event is an ode to the movies,” said Carnegie Theatre Director Maggie Perrino. “Audiences will see men taking on Part of Your World, women tackling Gaston, and our whole cast poking a little fun at an upcoming feline-focused movie musical.”

The performers will take on songs they’d normally never get a chance to perform. Whether it’s because they’re too old, too young, or the wrong gender, the cabaret-style evening gives them the opportunity to perform their favorite songs in front of an audience. Performers include Maddie Vaughn (most recently appeared in The Carnegie’s production of AMERICAN IDIOT), Lesley Hitch (last seen in The Carnegie’s production of THE WIZARD OF OZ), Dain Paige (most recently appeared in The Carnegie’s production of WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY), and Sharisse Santos (most recently appeared in The Carnegie’s production of DREAMGIRLS). The evening will once again be emceed by Spenser Smith.

Tickets to Carnegie Miscast are $25, $22 for Carnegie Members and can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office at 859.957.1940, open Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5:00 p.m., or online at

The 2019-20 Carnegie Theatre Series is presented by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Additional support comes from the Kentucky Department of Tourism.

About The Carnegie: The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, exhibiting more than 100 emerging and established artists annually; the Otto M. Budig Theatre, producing professional productions as well as providing space for local high schools and smaller production companies; and the Eva G. Farris Education Center, delivering arts education to thousands of children in the region. 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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Film and Theatre Collide as The Human Race and The Neon Present WOMEN OF INFLUENCE IN THE MOVIES

HRTC_new logo(DAYTON, Ohio) In honor of the hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment,
The Human Race Theatre Company’s season-long theme is “Women of Influence: Their
Power, Passion, and Pitfalls.” In that spirit, they’ve partnered with The Neon for a companion film series, “Women of Influence in the Movies.” Each of The Human Race’s five mainstage productions will be paired with a thematically-related film, shown at The Neon on a Monday evening during the production’s run.

To accompany Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, The Neon presents a pair of short films featuring performances by Billie Holiday herself. During the run of The Cake, The Neon will screen Saving Face, a story of a Chinese-American family that echoes The Cake’s themes of LGBTQ issues and intergenerational tensions. Presented alongside Gloria: A Life will be 9 to 5: The Story of a Movement, a brand-new documentary by Dayton’s own Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar about the convergence of women’s and labor rights in the 1970s. Accompanying The Revolutionists is the story of a different kind of female French revolutionary: Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché is a tribute to the pioneering director and studio executive who helped shape the craft of cinema in its infancy. Finally, paired with Looped, The Neon will show Die! Die! My Darling, the film Tallulah Bankhead stars in (and struggles with) during the events of

This collaboration was curated by Jonathan McNeal and Susan Strong, and is sponsored by PNC.

Mr. McNeal said of the project, “Curating a film series is one of my favorite things, so I jumped at the opportunity to assemble a line-up to collaborate with The Human Race. With old films, one of the most challenging aspects is determining who owns the copyrights. There are only five films in the line-up, but it took more than a hundred phone calls and emails to secure the rights. I’m very pleased with the final list, and I think each film comments on its corresponding show in an interesting way.”

Individual tickets to the films are $8, or a series pass is available for $30. Tickets and passes are available at Read more about The Human Race Theatre Company’s season at

Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm: New Orleans and Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life. With guest speaker David Greer.

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm: Saving Face. With guest speaker Dr. Nicole Richter.

Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm: 9 to 5: The Story of a Movement. Guest speaker TBA.

Monday, April 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm: Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché. Guest speaker TBA.

Monday, June 22, 2020 at 7:30 pm: Die! Die! My Darling. Guest Speaker TBA.

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2019-2020 marks the 33rd season for The Human Race Theatre Company, “Dayton’s Official Professional Theatre Company.” Founded in 1986, The Human Race moved into the Metropolitan Arts Center in 1991, taking up residence in its current home, the 212- seat Loft Theatre. In addition to the Eichelberger Loft Season, The Human Race produces new works development and special event programming. Under the direction of Executive Director Kappy Kilburn and Kevin Moore, Artistic Director, the company also maintains outreach programs, as well as artist residencies in area schools and a summer youth program. Human Race organizational support is provided by the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District, Culture Works, the Shubert Foundation, the Erma R. Catterton Trust Fund, the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council, which helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The 2019-2020 Sustainability Sponsors are the ELM Foundation, Anne F. Johnson, Steve and Lou Mason, Morris Home, the Schueler Group, and the Jesse & Caryl Philips Foundation. 

The 2019-2020 Loft season sponsor is the Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation of the Dayton Foundation. The Women of Influence season sponsor is the Miriam Rosenthal Foundation for the Arts.

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MONSTER BASH: A Fundraiser for The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

TCTC_Monster Bash Committee Members 2019

Lisa Connelly, Dr. Avani Modi, Laura Bowling, TCT Development Director Anne Venters, and Libby Galvin Brock.

CINCINNATI:  Join The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati for the inaugural Monster Bash, a Halloween costume party for the whole family, October 26 from 5-9 p.m. at TCT’s headquarters at 4015 Red Bank Road.

Come dressed in your Halloween best and enjoy festive activities including pumpkin decorating, face painting, trick-or-treating, dancing, prize raffles, costume contests, TCT’s new haunted theater interactive experience, and much more.  Enjoy delicious food from Montgomery Inn, Skyline Chili, LaRosa’s, Ruby’s Chocolate and more.

Costumes for children and adults are encouraged but may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.  Masks may be worn, as long as the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.

A party with a purpose, proceeds from The Monster Bash support TCT’s numerous arts education opportunities and initiatives for more than 170,000 children and young adults across Cincinnati. Through sponsorships and guest ticket sales, the committee for The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Monster Bash will raise funds to further our mission of educating, entertaining and engaging audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming.

Tickets are available now and start at $40 for children, and $65 for adults. Family packages (2 adults, 2 children) are also available for a limited time starting at $175, with additional child tickets starting at $25 and adult tickets $35. Prices will increase after September 26 to $50 for children and $75 for adults.  All adult tickets include wine and beer.  Parking is free.

Tickets are available now at

The Monster Bash is generously supported by Presenting Sponsor: Macy’s.  Experience Sponsors include:  Lisa and John Connelly, Charlie and Christine Schiff, Anne and Len Texter, and Deloitte.  Media Sponsors are Cincinnati Magazine, Cincinnati Baby Guide, Q102, LOCAL 12 and Norton Outdoor Advertising.  The event’s Spooky Consultant is The Dent Schoolhouse.

The Monster Bash Committee is co-chaired by Lisa Connelly and Anne Texter, with support from Tara Adams, Laura Bowling, Jessica Cicchinelli, Libby Galvin Brock, Meg Kohnen, Dr. Avani Modi, Casey Ruschman and Jennifer Suttles.

For additional information on how your business or family can become a Monster Bash sponsor, please call Mary Wright at 513-569-8080 x14 or email

Celebrating 100 years, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is the nation’s oldest professional theatre for young audiences.


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Cirque du Soleil Is Back on Ice

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Experience live music, extraordinary skating and stunning visuals in
Cirque du Soleil AXEL

Cirque du Soleil AXEL opens in Cincinnati from January 23-26, 2020 at U.S. Bank Arena 

Cincinnati, September 5, 2019 – It is with great excitement that Cirque du Soleil announces its new on-ice spectacle that will spin you into the vibrant world of AXEL. This new production features spectacular skating, breathtaking acrobatics on ice, astonishing visual effects, and live music that seamlessly integrates popular songs with new original scores. AXEL will be gliding into the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati for 6 performances only from January 23-26, 2020. Tickets are available online at

Show Schedule

  • Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 pm
  • Friday, January 24 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, January 25 at 3:30 and 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, January 26 at 1:00 and 5:00 pm

An inspirational and musical storyline
Axel, a young graphic artist and musician, dives into his hand-drawn universe as he falls in love with the captivating Lei. Together they jet off on a fast-moving quest to retrieve the stolen light from the supervillain Vï.  In this epic fantasy, graphic art and music intertwine to create the super-charged world of AXEL. Spectacular ice skating, breath-taking acrobatics, pop-rock music and vibrant visuals create an energetic and immersive experience for the whole family.

In Cirque du Soleil AXEL, the music serves a narrative thread guiding our characters and our audiences as they journey with Axel and Lei to discover that true love shines even brighter than the most radiant star.

This newest Cirque du Soleil creation brings a new look to the world of ice skating by introducing us to the discipline of freestyle skating. This fresh take on skating combined with the skill and power of traditional pairs, solo, and adagio work allows Cirque du Soleil to set the stage for high-caliber ice skating of all kinds.

Photos, video and music excerpts are accessible here. 

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About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group
Cirque du Soleil AXEL is the 48th original production of Cirque du Soleil, part of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, and its second on-ice experience.

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is a world leader in live entertainment. On top of producing world-renowned circus arts shows, the Canadian organization brings its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. It currently has 4,500 employees from nearly 70 countries. Going beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. For more information about Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, please visit

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MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! Announces All-Star Lineup| Mon., Oct. 7 | Aronoff Center


First-Ever Multi-City Tour to Feature Jasmine (Season Five Winner),
Evan (Season Six Fan Favorite), Malia (Season Seven Finalist),
and Matthew (Season Seven Fan Favorite) 

MasterChef Junior Live! is coming to the Aronoff Center on October 7

[Cincinnati, OH]  Endemol Shine North America, producers of the hit culinary competition series MasterChef Junior, and TCG Entertainment, leaders in touring live productions, announced today the lineup of all-star contestants appearing in the first-ever MasterChef Junior Live! tour.

Coming to the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall on Monday, October 7 at 7:00 PM,  MasterChef Junior Live! brings MasterChef Junior directly to fans and foodies alike…live! The family-friendly stage show will feature head-to-head cooking demonstrations and fun (sometimes messy!) challenges with past MasterChef Junior contestants, Q&A sessions, and more.

Tickets are on sale now at, (513) 621-2787 [ARTS}, and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. Ticket prices range from $35-$125. $20 tickets are available for children (ages 2-12) in select locations.  Be sure to look for the exclusive, VIP meet and greet experience when purchasing your tickets.

MasterChef Junior recently wrapped its seventh season on FOX and will return for an eighth season with judge/host Gordon Ramsay, Aarón Sánchez, and recently announced new judge Daphne Oz.

MasterChef Junior All-Stars that are scheduled to appear (CLICK HERE for cast pics):

CAA_Jasmine Jasmine Season Five Winner



Season Six Fan Favorite

CAA_Malia Malia Season Seven Finalist
CAA_Matthew Matthew Season Seven Fan Favorite

Talent appearances subject to change.

About TCG Entertainment
TCG Entertainment ( is the industry leader in the creation, production, booking and marketing of live entertainment productions and events. TCG has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, with a focus on symphonic, family, music and other live touring properties. Current and past productions include multiple productions of Cirque Musica (, 4U: The Music of Prince with SymphonyA Night of Symphonic Hip HopA Night of Symphonic RockREWIND-Celebrating the 80s, and more.

 About Endemol Shine North America
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.

Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind hit series such as Big Brother (CBS), Ink Master (Paramount Network), MASTERCHEF (FOX), MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (FOX), Swamp People (History), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Below Deck (Bravo), Below Deck: Mediterranean (Bravo), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Trading Spaces (TLC), Deal or No Deal (CNBC), LOL (Amazon), and the upcoming launches of Utopia(Amazon), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (HGTV), LEGO MASTERS (FOX) and The Biggest Loser (USA).



MasterChef Junior Live! – Presenting Sponsor (Cincinnati):  Kroger –  Zero Hunger / Zero Waste

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, Macy’s, Millennium Cincinnati, Pepsi, Skyline Chili, TriHealth, Ultimate Air Shuttle

MasterChef Junior Live! – TV Partner:  FOX19 (WXIX-TV)

MasterChef Junior Live! – Radio Partner: WARM 98.5-FM

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