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The Carnegie Announces 2019-2020 Theatre Season

TC_logo_newCOVINGTON, KY– The 2019-20 Carnegie Theatre Season will be filled with twists and turns sure to please audiences of all ages as it transports patrons from a punk rock show to the troubled mind of a brilliant mathematician, back to biblical times, and finally to the London nightclub scene in the 1960s.

The season will open in August with Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT, a rock opera featuring songs from Green Day’s 2004 album of the same name. In November, audience members will go back to school for PROOF, the Tony Award-winning play that explores the line between brilliance and madness. Joseph and his coat of many colors will come to the stage for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT in January for The Carnegie’s annual family-friendly musical. Closing out the season in March will be END OF THE RAINBOW, the savagely funny drama about Judy Garland’s trip down the comeback trail.

The Carnegie’s 2019-20 Theatre Series

tc_american idiot logoGreen Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT
Music by Green Day
Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong
Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer
Playing August 10-25, 2019

This two-time Tony Award-winning musical, based on the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album of the same name, is a high-energy rock opera not to be missed. Three disaffected young men, living in suburbia, have dreams of a different life in the city. They embark on their big move, only to find their friendships breaking down over family responsibilities, military enlistment, and the allure of drug abuse. Each young man must make peace with the circumstances of his life to find his way back home and to the friends he left behind.

AMERICAN IDIOT is a non-stop rock concert of Green Day favorites, including “Holiday,” “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” and “Time of Your Life.”

Eight Performances:
Saturday, August 10, 7:30pm ● Sunday, August 11, 3pm
Friday, August 16, 7:30pm ● Saturday, August 17, 7:30pm ● Sunday, August 18, 3pm
Friday, August 23, 7:30pm ● Saturday, August 24, 7:30pm ● Sunday, August 25, 3pm

Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com 

Content Advisory: Production includes adult themes and language. Not appropriate for children under 13.

tc_proof logoPROOF
By David Auburn
Playing November 2-17, 2019

Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a math professor at The University of Chicago. Following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s, who hopes to find valuable work in the notebooks he left behind. In the ensuing struggles, a mysterious notebook surfaces to draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness – or genius – will she inherit?

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, PROOF is a compelling drama with elements of mystery, romance, and old-fashioned storytelling. It was made into a major motion picture in 2005 starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Eight Performances:
Saturday, November 2, 7:30pm ● Sunday, November 3, 3pm
Friday, November 8, 7:30pm ● Saturday, November 9, 7:30pm ● Sunday, November 10, 3pm
Friday, November 15, 7:30pm ● Saturday, November 16, 7:30pm ● Sunday, November 17, 3pm 

PROOF is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. 

CONTENT ADVISORY: Production includes adult themes and language. Not appropriate for children under 13.  

tc_joseph logoJOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Playing Weekends January 11 – 26, 2020

Sha la la Joseph you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time! One of the most enduring shows of all time, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers, and the coat of many colors.

Featuring a beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber score, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT offers fast-paced, back-to-back musical numbers sure to delight the whole family. “Any Dream Will Do,” “One More Angel in Heaven,” and “Go, Go Joseph,” are just a few of the favorites you’ll enjoy in this inspiring, upbeat tale for the ages.

Ten Performances:
Saturday, January 11, 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 12, 3pm
Friday, January 17, 7:30pm ● Saturday, January 18, 2pm & 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 19, 3pm
Friday, January 24, 7:30pm ● Saturday, January 25, 2pm & 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 26, 3pm

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, LP, 229 West 28th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001. www.themusicalcompany.com. Phone: (212) 598-2204. Email: info@themusicalcompany.com 

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a family-friendly production. Appropriate for all ages.

tc_end of the rainbow logoEND OF THE RAINBOW
By Peter Quilter
Playing March 21 – April 5, 2020

The year is 1968 and Judy Garland is set firmly on the comeback trail. The failed marriages, the suicide attempts, and the addictions are all behind her. At forty-six and with new flame Mickey Deans at her side, she seems determined to carry it off and recapture her magic. But lasting happiness always eludes some people, and there was never any answer to the question with which Judy ended every show: “If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh why, can’t I?”

END OF THE RAINBOW is a savagely funny drama featuring a glorious ensemble of Judy Garland hits such as “Get Happy,” “The Man that Got Away,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Eight Performances:
Saturday, March 21, 7:30pm ● Sunday, March 22, 3pm
Friday, March 27, 7:30pm ● Saturday, March 28, 7:30pm ● Sunday, March 29, 3pm
Friday, April 3, 7:30pm ● Saturday, April 4, 7:30pm ● Sunday, April 5, 3pm

End of the Rainbow is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC 

CONTENT ADVISORY: Production includes adult themes and language. Not appropriate for children under 13.

Ticketing
Subscriptions for the 2019-20 Theatre Season are $106, $102 for Carnegie Members, and are currently on sale. Also available are Pick 3 Subscriptions starting at $83, $76 for Carnegie Members. Single tickets go on sale Friday, March 29, 2019 at noon. Tickets may be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office at (859) 957-1940, open Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5pm, or online at http://www.thecarnegie.com.

About The Carnegie Theatre Series
The Carnegie Theatre Series produces professional, innovative stagings of an eclectic range of theatrical works. Striving to unite the greater Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati theatre community through partnerships and collaborations, the series engages and nurtures both emerging and established talent, including working professionals, committed part-time theatre artists, university performing arts students and younger students. The Carnegie Theatre Series productions bring together these forces to provide quality theatre for Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area.

About The Carnegie: The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at www.thecarnegie.com 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 Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. / US Bank Foundation. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

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2019-2020 Season Titles Announced by The Carnegie

TC_logo_newGreen Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT
Aug. 10-25

PROOF
Nov. 2-17

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT 
Jan. 11-26

END OF THE RAINBOW
March 30-April 15

Detailed information coming soon.

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2019-2020 Season Announced for Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre and Covedale Center

CLPThe District Series 2019-2020 includes:

ROCK OF AGES
September 26 – October 13, 2019

Book by Chris D’Arienzo; Music arranged by Ethan Popp; Music orchestrated by Ethan Popp; Original arrangements by David Gibbs; Musical Director, Henry Aronson.

It’s the end of the big, bad 80’s and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strip’s last venues – a place where sexy Stacee Jaxx reigns and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage while he longs for small-town girl Sherri. But the decade’s rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end. Can Drew, Sherri, and the gang save the 80’s? With monster hits songs like, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”, “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “Don’t Stop Believing”, ROCK of AGES lets the party go on forever! Nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical.

HAND TO GOD
January 23 – Feb. 9, 2020

By Robert Askins

After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationship with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and – most especially – his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. HAND TO GOD explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, mortality, and the ties that bind us.

THE LAST FIVE YEARS
March 12 – March 29, 2020

Written and Composed by JASON ROBERT BROWN; Originally Produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell; Originally Produced by Northlight Theatre Chicago, IL

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

The Covedale Center’s Marquee Season 2019-2020:

DRIVING MISS DAISY
September 5 – 29, 2019

By Alfred Uhry

The Deep South, 1948 – just prior to the civil rights movement… Having demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son that she must now rely on a chauffeur. The son hires a thoughtful black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain. Over the next twenty-five years, the two grow close and more dependent on each other. Steadily the dignified Hoke breaks down the stern defenses of the old lady. She teaches him to read and write, and eventually invites him to join her at a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. At the end, Hoke has a final visit with Miss Daisy, now in a nursing home, where it is movingly clear that they have both have more in common than they ever believed possible—and that the times would ever allow them to publicly admit. Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize, this is a great American play with heart, humor and humanity.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Oct. 17 – Nov. 10, 2019

Book: Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice; Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa

It’s creepy and it’s kooky!! It’s a hilarious musical! It’s every father’s nightmare! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And worse, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia! Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. All the lovable characters (and the musical theme) from the classic TV show are here, along with great songs like, ““When You’re an Addams”, “Where Did We Go Wrong?”, “Just Around the Corner”, “Live Before We Die” and “Tango de Amor”!

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET The Musical
Dec, 5 – Dec. 29, 2019

Book by Meredith Willson; Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson Based on the 20th Century Fox film, with story by Valentine Davies and screenplay by George Seaton

A holiday classic from Meredith Willson, the writer of the musical classic, The Music Man! Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn’t want her six-year-old Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by taking Susan to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out that Macy’s Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts. Filled with humor, spectacle and such beloved songs as “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” “Pinecones and Hollyberries,” and “My State, My Kansas,” this joyous, heartwarming musical is pure family entertainment for the holidays!

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
February 13 – March 8, 2020

Book/Songs: Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane; Based on “The Kensington Stories” by Sally Benson & MGM film

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is a rare treasure in the musical theatre; a delightful portrait of a turn-of-the-century American family. It is the summer of 1903, and the Smith family eagerly anticipates the opening of the 1904 World’s Fair. As they mark each holiday over the course of the year, the family’s love, zest for life and good-natured humor, helps them through each romance, opportunity, escapade and heartbreak. The musical has all the best-loved songs from the film,
including “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “The Boy Next Door” and “The Trolley Song” !

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
April 2 – April 26, 2020

Book By Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan; New Music by Jeanine Tesori; New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan; Story and Screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures film.

The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season’s most awarded new show on Broadway! Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes awry as the owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East, her wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage and the man she actually falls in love with doesn’t have a dime to his name! Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon lady of a villainess that audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of musical merriment featuring explosive tap numbers and big Broadway songs like “Gimme, Gimme”, “Forget About The Boy”, “What Do I Need With Love” and the title song, “Thoroughly Modern Millie”!!

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2019-2020 Season Titles Announced for Footlighters Inc.

fli_logoAt last Friday’s New Year’s Party, more information was announced for Footlighters upcoming season.

Previously announced:

MAMMA MIA!
Sept. 2019
Directed by Robert Weidle
Music directed by Alan Masters
Choreographed by Robert Fields

Newly announced:

THE SPITFIRE GRILL
Dec. 2019
Directed by Dan Maloney

OF MICE AND MEN
Directed by Jim Curtis
Feb. 2020

TBA (Rights not yet secured)
Directed by Gina Kleesattel
May 2020

 

 

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Titles Announced for 2019-2020 Season at Wright State University

WSUVoila!!! Wright State University Department of Theatre, Dance & Motion Pictures is proud to announce our upcoming season of award-winning plays and musicals. Filled with contemporary drama and musical theatre, this is a great season. Subscription and ticket info to follow.

The 2019-2020 Season includes:

  • PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
  • THE ADDAMS FAMILY
  • CLYBOURNE PARK
  • INTO THE WOODS
  • MAMMA MIA!
  • WRIGHT DANCE ENSEMBLE IN CONCERT
  • THE WOLVES

For more information visit https://liberal-arts.wright.edu/theatre-dance-and-motion-pictures.

 

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