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JAGGED LITTLE PILL Added to Broadway in Cincinnati’s 2022-23 Season

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Elizabeth Stanley and Company of JAGGED LITTLE PILL (c) Matthew Murphy

Cincinnati, OH (June 23, 2022) – Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth announces the addition of Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical, JAGGED LITTLE PILL to the 22/23 season. The musical, featuring music from iconic singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette’s 90s album of the same name, will play the Aronoff Center for one week only from March 28 – April 2, 2023.

The engagement of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will no longer visit Cincinnati in the upcoming 22/23 season. 

JAGGED LITTLE PILL will join the previously announced HADESTOWN, TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, ANASTASIA, TOOTSIE, and the one-week engagement of ANNIE.

JAGGED LITTLE PILL
March 28 – April 2, 2023

SOME SHOWS YOU SEE. THIS SHOW YOU FEEL.
Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, LIFE—everything we’ve been waiting to see in a Broadway show—is here in the exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s world-changing music.

Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin, upcoming 1776) with a Tony-winning book by Diablo Cody (Juno) and Grammy-winning score, this electrifying production about a perfectly imperfect American family “vaults the audience to its collective feet” (The Guardian). “Redemptive, rousing and real, JAGGED LITTLE PILL stands alongside the original musicals that have sustained the best hopes of Broadway.” (The New York Times)

You live, you learn, you remember what it’s like to feel truly human… at JAGGED LITTLE PILL.

22/23 SEASON SHOWS

TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
October 25 – November 6, 2022

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
December 6 – 18, 2022

ANASTASIA
January 3 – 15, 2023

ANNIE*
February 7 – 12, 2023

TOOTSIE
March 7 – 19, 2023

JAGGED LITTLE PILL**
March 28 – April 2, 2023

HADESTOWN
April 18 – 30, 2023

MOULIN ROUGE
May 17 – June 4, 202

*Week One Season Subscribers will automatically be seated into ANNIE.
**Week Two Season Subscribers will automatically be seated into JAGGED LITTLE PILL.

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2022-2023 Season Announced by Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

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Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati ANNOUNCES 2022-2023 season

(Cincinnati, OH) Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC), the region’s premiere theatre, is delighted to announce its 2022-2023 Season, which features a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, a Tony-nominated comedy, a witty and honest story of connection, and the world premiere dramedy of a reimagined classic. Along with this compelling lineup, next season also features the return of one of ETC’s swinging and toe-tapping holiday musicals.

“It’s time we get back to thriving,” explains Producing Artistic Director D. Lynn Meyers. “The 2022-2023 Season is about thriving after we have spent so long trying to survive. So much has changed for all of us over the past two years that I feel we need these shows to demonstrate our ability and tenacity to move forward. Each of these plays brings to life essential stories for this essential time.”

About the Plays

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens its 37th year with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat by Lynn Nottage, September 17–October 9, 2022. This powerful drama takes us to the forgotten heart of America, where old friends come together at their favorite bar as they struggle to survive a fraying economy. For decades, they’ve shared secrets and laughs on the factory floor, but now layoffs pit them against one another as inequities of race and class fan the flames. Based on the playwright’s extensive research and interviews with real residents of Reading, Pennsylvania, Sweat is a topical reflection of the present and poignant outcome of America’s economic decline. MacArthur Genius and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage infuses this searing script with her trademark mix of compassion, humor, and suspense. It’s explosive drama, made in America.

For the holidays, ETC will present the return of The Dancing Princesses with book by Joseph McDonough and lyrics and music by David Kisor, November 30–December 30, 2022. From the creators of last season’s hit Cinderella comes a whimsical adaptation of the classic fairy tale about a kingdom where an enchanting mystery is afoot! Wanting the best for his daughters, an overprotective king locks the castle doors each night. Yet, each morning, the princesses’ shoes have been curiously worn to tatters. Keen to cobble together the mystery of the frayed footwear, the king resorts to drastic measures of royal proportions. This is the heartfelt and humorous story of five uniquely different princesses who embark upon a journey of the imagination that explores the universal quest for understanding, acceptance, and love. The Dancing Princesses is suitable for all ages.

It’s out with the old and in with the new (sort of) as ETC presents the regional premiere comedy Grand Horizons by Bess Wohl, January 14–February 5, 2023. Over a quiet dinner for two, Bill and Nancy serenely decide to divorce after fifty years of marriage. While Nancy feels liberated and Bill seems unfazed, their adult sons Brian and Ben don’t exactly take it well. As the “kids” descend on the Grand Horizons senior living community to mediate, everything they thought they knew about their parents comes crashing down. Bess Wohl’s Tony-nominated comedy is a hilarious, heartbreaking commentary on marriage, family, and the wisdom that comes with age—or not. Bursting with all the joy and pathos of everyday life, Grand Horizons is theatre at its most enjoyable and familiar.

Deeply felt and gorgeously imagined by Tony Award winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Morning Sun will run February 25–March 19, 2023 in its first regional premiere production following its successful New York debut. In Greenwich Village a generation or so ago, the city is alive. Joni Mitchell sings, friends and lovers come and go, and the regulars change at the White Horse Tavern. As 50 years pass, one woman’s life is revealed in all its complexity, mystery, and possibility in this enthralling regional premiere drama about mothers and daughters, beginnings and endings in New York City.

Next, ETC is thrilled to present the commissioned world premiere of Who All Over There? by Torie Wiggins, April 8–30, 2023. Things aren’t always black and white—especially when it comes to relationships. When Dean, a young professional, and Danya, an aspiring singer, go on a refreshingly candid first date, they keep it real about the dynamics of a potential interracial relationship. As they grow comfortable nestled in the cocoon of their budding love, the real world brings a whirlwind of inflammatory race relations, opinionated family and friends, and troublesome pasts. Can love truly be colorblind? This updated remix of the critically acclaimed classic Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner shines a light on what happens when cultures clash in the name of love.

ETC’s 2022-2023 Season closes with the poignant regional premiere dramedy Maytag Virgin by Audrey Cefaly, May 27–June 18, 2023. Good fences make good neighbors, right? But what about clotheslines? And do appliances even belong inside the house? When the unflappable Jack Key moves in next door to the endearingly neurotic Lizzy Nash, sparks fly. Over time, neighborly nagging softens, and a deeper connection emerges between the two high school teachers. As the leaves turn yellow and the months march on, kept secrets shake loose, and the pair finds themselves facing the same question: How do you know when you’re ready to live, and love, again?

Subscriptions On Sale Now
Subscriptions to the 2022-2023 Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati season are on sale now. 5-Show Preview subscriptions are $164 (excludes holiday production); Regular and FlexPass subscriptions range from $244 to $266. ETC will continue its deeply discounted subscription options for students, with packages just $100 for Teen Scene subscribers and just $125 for Student subscriptions. 

Single Tickets On Sale August 8, 2022
All single tickets for the 2022-2023 Season go on sale to the general public starting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022.

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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 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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2023 Season Titles Announced by Mason Community Players

MCP_logoMCP President Lara Gonzalez announced the 2023 Season of productions that will occur in the group’s 50th year. The official announcement was made at the group’s picnic on June 11, 2022.

PUFFS
The first show of MCP’s 50th Season of Shows will be Puffs directed by Trish Courtney. Puffs is a parody. It’s subtitle is Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic. Popular off-Broadway, it was written by Matt Cox and came to the stage in 2015. It is the story of the “others” who populated a famous wizarding school; specifically the Hufflepuffs. It has been dubbed “a fast-paced romp” and acclaimed as “never going more than a minute without a laugh.” The show requires a cast of varied ages from 14 to infinity. Puffs will occupy the winter slot.

THE DINING ROOM
The Spring show will be The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney. It will be directed by Gail Rudolph. The Dining Room is comedy of manners. It is set in a single dining room where 18 scenes from different households overlap and intertwine. Each story is focused around a different family during different time periods who has in their possession the same dining room furniture set, manufactured in 1898. It is the setting for breakfasts, dinners, and all special occasions for each of the families who gather round the table. Traditionally, a cast of only six actors portray of 50 characters, though directors choose to invite as many actors as they desire to bring the characters to life.

COMPANY
Company, a popular work by Stephen Sondheim, will be the summer musical. It will be directed by Jim Cronin. This show is a fitting choice because it was first produced in 1970, and that is the decade that MCP was born. The show was awarded Best Musical in 1971, garnering five other Tony Awards from its 14 nominations. It was considered one of the first popular concept musicals and one of Sondheim’s most beloved works. Company is a treatise on marriage as seen through the eyes of a bachelor. All of his friends are married or engaged as he approaches and celebrates his 35th birthday. The reflections of the bachelor and of his friends are both comic and thought-provoking.

ESCANABA IN DA MOOLIGHT
The Fall show will be Escanaba in da Moonlight directed by Ray Lebowski. Dubbed a “super Yooper comedy” and “a hunting story to beat all hunting stories,” Escanaba is a tall tale set in  Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The story is based upon the woes of thirty-five-year-old Reuben Soady, who is the oldest member of the Soady clan to have failed to bag a buck. Filled with humor, this unique play by Jeff Daniels, also provides thoughtful introspection. Escanaba promises to hit home and hit you in the heart!

GENDER BENDER 5.0
Closing out the 2023 Season will be Gender Bender 5.0. It will be slated to take the boards during the Halloween Season and will be under the direction of Bonnie Emmer, Jon Scheiding, and Peyton Hahn. Those who were slated to appear in the 2021 version of the show will be invited as performers for this version. In addition, the song selections will come from shows that MCP has performed over its 50 year history. It will be a fitting closure to a wonderful year of celebrating MCP and its contributions to the arts in Mason!

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2022-2023 Season Announced by Fairfield Footlighters

fflFairfield Footlighters is happy to announce their 2022-2023 season!

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
By Agatha Christie
Directed by Carter Perry
September 23-25, 2022

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.

GOOD PEOPLE
By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Darren Lee
November 18-20, 2022

Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out.

LOVE/SICK
By John Cariani
Directed by Chase Engel
February 24-26, 2023

John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.

MAMA WON’T FLY
A Jones-Hope-Wooten Comedy
Directed by Kevin Noll
May 26-28, 2023

An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding. Savannah’s problem: Mama won’t fly. With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to drive cross-country with her equally willful mother, Norleen Sprunt, in Mama’s vintage sedan.

For more information visit www.fairfieldfootlighters.org.

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2022-2023 Season Announced by Tri-County Players

TCP_logoTri-County Players is excited to announce their 2022-223 Season

BLACK COFFEE by Agatha Christie
Directed by John Vanderplough
Sept 30, Oct 1, 2, Oct 7,8, and 9

THE DINING ROOM by A.R.Gurney
Directed by David Roth
Dec 2, 3, 4, Dec 9, 10 and 11

COMMUNICATING DOORS by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Sarah Hoback
April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30

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