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Special Talkback Follows Matinee of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at CenterStage Players

CSP_The Diary of Anne Frank logoHaving difficulty deciding which performance to attend?

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You should consider Sunday, November 13th.

CenterStage Players to feature a talk back session after the Sunday matinee performance on November 13th. The featured speaker will be holocaust survivor Dr. Henry Fenichel.

Dr. Fenichel was born April 13, 1938 in The Hague, Netherlands. When he was two years old, the Nazis invaded Holland. Henry’s father, Moritz, was arrested and sent first to Mauthausen, then to Auschwitz where he was later killed.

Aware of the danger they were in, Henry’s mother, Pessel, made arrangements for them to go into hiding at a convalescence home. In 1943, Henry and his mother’s Jewish identities were discovered and they were arrested in their hiding place and sent to Westerbork, one of two transit camps in the Netherlands. Henry and his mother spent six months there. They were later transferred in cattle cars to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany, the same camp where Anne Frank and her sister, Margot, died.

The conditions in Bergen-Belsen were extremely terrible due to overcrowding, food shortage, and disease. They were later trasnferred to Palestine. Henry spent the rest of his childhood in Palestine, which in 1948, became the state of Israel.

Henry’s mother eventually remarried and together, the family came to the United States in January 1953. Henry went to Brooklyn College where he met his future wife, Diana. He later received a PhD in Physics from Rutgers University and the couple moved to Cincinnati, where Henry taught at the University of Cincinnati for 38 years. They had two daughters and five grandchildren.

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Anderson Theatre Season opens with LUCKY STIFF on November 18

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The cast of Anderson Theatre’s LUCKY STIFF are all hoping to change their lives for the better. Shown here are senior Lee Trout as Uncle Tony, junior Sam Chandler as Luigi Gaudi, junior Olivia Weddle as Dominique du Monaco, senior Josh Berning as Harry Witherspoon, senior Ellie Elmore as Annabel Glick, senior Sophie Teague as Rita La Porta, and senior Nathan Knarr as Vincent Di Ruzzo.

Writer Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty, the Tony-Award winning team behind Ragtime and Seussical, began their collaboration with Lucky Stiff, a musical murder mystery farce of mistaken identities, millions in diamonds, and a wheelchair-bound corpse that will leave you dying of laughter.

AT_Lucky Stiff logoHarry Witherspoon is an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his dead uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo, all to inherit six million dollars. If he fails, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn—a result dearly hoped for by Annabel Glick, who is watching him like a hawk! Throw in a jilted mistress, her hapless brother, and a mysterious Italian, and you have an old-fashioned, madcap night of pure fun. Don’t miss Lucky Stiff!

Performances are November 18-20, and tickets are on sale now. Purchase them now using the attached form or by visiting our website ( and you can access the special $10 Senior/Student ticket price! Adult tickets, and ALL tickets sold at the door, are $15.

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THE WIZARD OF OZ at Loveland High School

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Scarecrow (Sam Broelmann) and Glinda the Good Witch (Liv Bast) promote Loveland High School’s upcoming production of THE WIZARD OF OZ at the district’s Showcase Night.

Loveland High School remembers the Golden Age of Hollywood with a musical that is fun for the whole family.  The Wizard of Oz is set for November 16-19 at 7pm (with an additional 2pm show on the 19th).

Dorothy has never left the Kansas Prairie until a tornado whisks her and her dog away to the Land of Oz. She makes an enemy of the Wicked Witch of the West immediately upon her arrival but continues her quest to get back to Kansas with the help of Glinda the Good Witch, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Lion. It takes all of her friends and an encounter with the local Wizard to discover that the power to get home has been inside her all along.

We can’t wait to see the look on the Wicked Witch’s face when she sees everyone who turns out to experience the magic of this classic musical.  Scarecrow would tell you it’s a no-brainer – get your tickets now!

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and senior citizens. Available on the LHs Drama website:

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90.9 WGUC to Broadcast Cincinnati Opera’s 2022 Summer Festival on Sunday Evenings in November

CO_WGUC logoCincinnati, Ohio—On Sunday evenings this November, Cincinnati Opera will partner with 90.9 WGUC, Cincinnati’s classical public radio station, to broadcast select productions from its 2022 Summer Festival. Each broadcast will begin at 8 p.m. ET. You can listen on air at 90.9 FM and online at

Cincinnati Opera’s 2022 Summer Festival took place June 18–July 31 and marked the company’s first indoor, in-person performance season since the COVID-19 pandemic. The operas to be broadcast from the 2022 season include La BohèmeThe Pirates of PenzanceFierce (world premiere), and Aida.

The 2022 Summer Festival broadcasts are made possible through the generous cooperation of Local 1, the Cincinnati chapter of the American Federation of Musicians, and the American Guild of Musical Artists. Support for the Cincinnati Opera broadcasts on WGUC also comes from the H.B. E.W. and F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation, Narley L. Haley and Fifth Third Bank co-trustees.

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Cincinnati Opera’s 2022 Summer Festival on 90.9 WGUC
Broadcast Schedule:

Sunday, November 6; 8 p.m. ET
La Bohème

Originally performed June 18, 23, and 25, 2022, at Cincinnati Music Hall

Music by Giacomo Puccini; libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Mark Gibson, conductor; Alain Gauthier, stage director
Featuring Talise Trevigne, Raven McMillon, Ji-Min Park, Rodion Pogossov, Ethan Vincent, André Courville, Thomas Dreeze; Cincinnati Opera Chorus; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème has captivated audiences for generations with its unforgettable music and sweetly sentimental tale of young bohemian lovers in Paris. It all begins in a cold apartment on Christmas Eve, where the penniless poet Rodolfo prepares to celebrate with friends on the city’s bustling streets. But with a quiet knock on the door, he meets Mimì, whose single candle has gone out. While searching for a match in the dark, hands touch, sparks fly, and lives change forever.

Sunday, November 13; 8 p.m. ET
The Pirates of Penzance

Originally performed July 7, 8, and 10, 2022, at Cincinnati Music Hall

Music by Arthur Sullivan; libretto by W.S. Gilbert
David Agler, conductor; Seán Curran, stage director and choreographer
Featuring Patrick Carfizzi, Zachary James, David Walton, Lauren Snouffer, Amber Wagner, Samuel Smith, Mark Diamond, Marlen Nahhas, Jasmin White, Christina Hazen; Cincinnati Opera Chorus; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

The Pirates of Penzance is a perfectly preposterous adventure, complete with dutiful daughters, cowering constables, and softhearted swashbucklers. Frederic, an orphan apprenticed to a lively band of pirates, will soon celebrate his 21st birthday, when he’ll be free to pursue a life—and love—all his own. The charming Mabel catches his eye, and she’s supremely smitten in return. But the crafty Pirate King finds a loophole in Frederic’s contract, setting the young lovers’ future upon stormy seas. Will Frederic and Mabel steer their way to a happily-ever-after?

Sunday, November 20; 8 p.m. ET
Fierce (world premiere)

Originally performed July 6, 9, and 10, 2022, at the School for Creative and Performing Arts

Music by William Menefield; libretto by Sheila Williams
Joseph Young, conductor; D. Lynn Meyers, stage director
Featuring Megan Graves, Victoria Ellington, Alicia Russell Tagert, Lauren McAllister, Wendy Hill, Indra Thomas, M. Andrew Jones, Antonio Cruz; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Four teenage girls gather for a workshop on writing an effective college essay. The teacher asks, “Tell me who you are,” prompting each young woman to share her story. One mourns the loss of a special friend, while another hides behind her popularity. The third feels constrained by her parents’ expectations, and the last faces a troubled homelife. Despite the chorus of trolls that taunts them, the girls unite, embarking on a transformative journey toward empowerment and self-assurance.

Sunday, November 27; 8 p.m. ET

Originally performed July 22, 26, 29, and 31, 2022, at Cincinnati Music Hall

Music by Giuseppe Verdi; libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni
Christopher Allen, conductor; Crystal Manich, stage director
Featuring Mary Elizabeth Williams, Tichina Vaughn, Gregory Kunde, Gordon Hawkins, Morris Robinson, Jennifer Cherest, Peixin Chen, Houston Tyrrell; Cincinnati Opera Chorus; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

As war rages between enemy nations, a forbidden love burns brightly between Radamès, an Egyptian warrior, and Aida, his captive. But Aida’s keeping a secret of her own—she’s the daughter of the Ethiopian king and deeply devoted to her people. Will she betray Radamès to save her country or risk everything to follow her heart?

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About Cincinnati Public Radio

90.9 WGUC, Cincinnati’s classical public radio station, part of Cincinnati Public Radio, has been home to classical music and the arts in the Greater Cincinnati community for 60 years. Presenting the finest from the classical music canon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with special features like Classics for Kids and New at Noon, WGUC also records and broadcasts performances by the Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, May Festival, and other local performing groups.

About Cincinnati Opera

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

Founded in 1920 and the second-oldest opera company in the nation, Cincinnati Opera presents a thrilling season of grand opera every summer and engaging programs throughout the year. The company’s repertoire includes beloved classics and contemporary masterworks brought to life by some of the world’s most dynamic performers and creative artists.

Season Presenting Sponsor is Huntington. Cincinnati Opera is supported by the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. Cincinnati Opera also receives season support from The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, Patricia A. Corbett Estate and Trust, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Harry T. Wilks Family Foundation, along with general season and project support from many other generous individuals, corporations, and foundations. Cincinnati Opera is a proud member of OPERA America.

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LAUGH ON EARTH Runs Oct. 20-22

MURT_Laugh on Earth logoLAUGH ON EARTH
Miami University Regionals Theatre
Oct. 20-22
Miami University Hamilton Studio 307

An evening of sketch and improv comedy.

  • Thu-Sat, Oct. 20-22 at 7:30pm

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