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AN ADAM EXPERIMENT: A One-Man Play on the Life of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. | Fri., March 1 | Aronoff Center – Jarson-Kaplan Theater

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CINCINNATI, OH – In celebration of Black History Month, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is pleased to present  An Adam Experiment: A one-man play on the life of Adam Clayton Powell at the Aronoff Center’s intimate Jarson-Kaplan Theater on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM. Written by and starring New York based actor, Michael Chenevert, An Adam Experiment explores the day in the life of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., a pioneering crusader for justice and equality during the Civil Rights movement. The show is part of CAA’s 2018-19 Presenting Season.

Tickets are $25 for Adults and $15 for Students/Educators and are on sale now at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.

“I always knew Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was one of our strongest leaders,” states Michael Chenevert. “As a boy, I was called ‘Little Adam’ because I looked like him. He has always given me strength.”

Produced by L.A.I. Communications, the U.S. Tour of An Adam Experiment is celebrating Black History Month with a ‘play for the people’ by presenting a comprehensive program for the communities where the play will be performed that not only entertains, but also educates and empowers audiences. On stage, An Adam Experiment educates audiences on Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., who was a Baptist Minister at the famed Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City and a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Harlem, New York, from 1945 to 1971.

By 1961, Mr. Powell was appointed to the powerful position of Chairman of the Education and Labor Committee and was one of the influential voices in the passing of significant social and civil rights legislation under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. An Adam Experiment takes this political backdrop and creatively delves into Mr. Powell’s life where he is dealing with an angry country due to integration as well as with personal challenges with his marriage. After each performance, audience members will have a chance to do a Q&A with Mr. Chenevert and discuss the play, as well as its parallels with social justice issues facing our society today.

In each local community, from high schools and universities to other service-based organizations, the ‘An Adam Experiment’ Producer-in-Residency program is complementing each performance. The Producer-in-Residency program presents a unique method of exposing young people to the “behind the scenes” and business of producing a play and teaching them how it also parallels with entrepreneurship and the skills that it takes to be an entrepreneur. In Cincinnati, five Producer-in-Residency workshops are scheduled in middle schools and high schools on February 26-27 and March 1.  In addition, CAA is presenting two daytime performances of the show at the Aronoff Center on February 28 for students as part of its SchoolTime education program.

“We are thrilled and so honored to have An Adam Experiment touring across the country for its third year in 2019 and in celebration of Black History Month. Giving reverence to the past with such an incredible play, as well as empowering young people to embrace the ‘spirit of Adam’ and pursue their passions in life, is truly a gift,” states Dr. Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren, Managing Director of L.A.I. Communications and Producer of the U.S. Tour of An Adam Experiment. “At the end of the day, we hope audiences will learn something new as well as provoke thought about being the change that they seek in their own lives.”

AN ADAM EXPERIMENT KEY PLAYERS

Michael Chenevert
Originally, from Detroit, Michigan, Michael Chenevert is a well-trained and multifaceted actor who works on stage, TV, and film. He studied at the University of Detroit Mercy where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Over the course of his career, Mr. Chenevert has worked at the New Federal Theatre, The Billie Holiday Theatre, Take Wing and Soar, The National Black Theater, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and The Public Theater. His film credits include: Syrup, Soul Mates, The Tombs, Eugenia and John, Soil, and The Breathing Room. Mr. Chenevert’s TV credits include: The Following, Boardwalk Empire, Ugly Betty, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, and Final Appeal.

Dr. Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren is an experienced Producer and Marketing Executive who has worked for Quincy Jones*David Salzman Entertainment, NBC, Creative Artists Agency, Edmonds Entertainment, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and advertising agency, UniWorld Group. She has assisted in overseeing the production of such programs as MAD TV (FOX), In the House (UPN), Lost on Earth (USA) and VIBE (syndication). She is currently producing the motion picture Tryin’ To Sleep in the Bed You Made, based on The New York Times bestselling novel of the same name. Ms. Lindsey-Warren is also on the producing team for the International Faith and Family Film Festival at MegaFest. As an entrepreneur, Ms. Lindsey-Warren heads her family’s award-winning marketing and public relations agency, L.A.I. Communications, which is “dedicated to delivering EMPOWERING communications.” The firm specializes in creating strategic marketing and communications solutions, with a focus on cross-cultural themes, for media companies, corporations, arts institutions, non-profits, and small businesses.

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION SPONSORS

SEASON SPONSORS:  AMERITAS (Founding Season Sponsor), FIFTH THIRD BANK (Lifetime Endowment Partner), Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda DealersFURNITURE FAIRLOCAL12 WKRC, The  P&G FUNDof 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, Hyatt Regency-Cincinnati, Macy’s, Millennium Cincinnati, Pepsi, Skyline Chili, TriHealth, Ultimate Air Shuttle, USI

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 1.6 million students. For more information, visit www.CincinnatiArts.org.

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ROCK OF AGES: Tenth Anniversary Tour | Nov. 15, 2018 | Aronoff Center – Procter & Gamble Hall

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CINCINNATI, OH – Fifth Estate Entertainment is proud to announce the mind-blowing, face-melting, nothin’-but-a-good-time, audience-favorite ROCK OF AGES will return to the stage with a Tenth Anniversary tour beginning this fall. Nominated for five Tony Awards® including Best Musical, the all- new production will play the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall for one night only on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 17 at 10:00 AM at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. Group discount tickets for ten or more are available by calling (513) 977-4157.

It’s 1987 on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip when a small-town girl meets a big-city rocker. As they fall in love in L.A.’s most famous rock club, ROCK OF AGES allows fans to rock out once again to their favorite ‘80s hits. Featuring the music of iconic bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this Tenth Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger-than- life characters and exhilarating story that turned ROCK OF AGES into a global phenomenon.

ROCK OF AGES opened April 7, 2009 on Broadway and played more than 2,300 performances at the Brooks Atkinson and Helen Hayes Theatres earning five Tony Award® nominations including Best Musical.  The show also enjoyed successful national and international tours and, in 2012, was turned into a major motion picture by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures.  With a book by Chris D’Arienzo and arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, the tenth anniversary tour is being directed by Martha Banta and choreographed by Janet Rothermel.

Casting and additional tour information will be announced at a later date.

For more information, visit http://rockofagesmusicaltour.com.

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION SPONSORS 

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

SEASON PRESENTING SPONSORS:  21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati Herald, CityBeat, Courtyard Marriott & Residence Inn-Rookwood, Heidelberg Distributing, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Hyatt Regency-Cincinnati, Macy’sPepsi, Prosource, Skyline Chili, TriHealth, Ultimate Air Shuttle, USI

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 1.6 million students. For more information, visit www.CincinnatiArts.org.

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Production Technician Sought by Aronoff Center

caa_logoThe Cincinnati Arts Association seeks a Production Technician to join our team at our Aronoff Center for the Arts location. The Production Technician works in conjunction with the Technical Director to coordinate needs for events held in the Jarson-Kaplan and Fifth Third Bank Theaters; and supports productions in the Procter & Gamble Hall (Aronoff Center for the Arts).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Production Technician responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain technical readiness of stages and support areas
  • Coordinate with the Technical Director and events staff on needs of shows
  • Shares responsibility with other technical staff members for maintaining equipment
  • Ensures compliance with backstage safety and cleanliness policies
  • Educates, evaluates and oversees production personnel (local union and outside production) on proper operation and use of equipment
  • Represents the venue as a liaison and guide to outside productions
  • Serves as running crew on shows as needed
  • Works at special negotiated rate for designated

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will have a basic understanding of theatrical stage components including sound equipment, lighting equipment, rigging, staging equipment, etc. Strong theatrical design and coaching abilities are a plus. The desired candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to exercise good judgment independently. The desired candidate also will have excellent written and verbal communication skills; a high level of organization and attention to accuracy; ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment while promoting patience and flexibility; will be able to multi-task and meet time sensitive deadlines; have schedule flexibility (work on nights and weekends will be required); and the ability to regularly exert physical effort in work involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, climbing, carrying, crawling, and pushing/pulling of objects.

To Apply:

Applications will be accepted via email only at iatseno5@aol.com. No phone calls please.
To apply, please send a resume (2 pages maximum) as one complete PDF file (Word documents will not be accepted).

Applications will be accepted until 5:00p.m. EST on Thursday, June 28, 2018, by the IATSE Local 5 office. Those applicants endorsed by IATSE Local 5 will be forwarded to CAA for consideration. Applicants will not be contacted individually to confirm receipt of application materials. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Applications will be kept confidential. Candidates will be scheduled for interviews during the weeks of July 9 or July 16, 2018.

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House Electrician Sought by Aronoff Center for the Arts

caa_logoAPPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 4, 2018

POSITION OPENING
HOUSE ELECTRICIAN – Aronoff Center for the Arts

The Cincinnati Arts Association seeks a House Electrician to join our team at our Aronoff Center for the Arts location. The House Electrician works with the Technical Director to coordinate event and production lighting needs. The position manages, maintains, and operates theatrical lighting systems and equipment to ensure the timely and accurate realization of all performance related lighting elements.

Responsibilities:
The House Electrician responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating production information with incoming technical personnel.
  • Supervising and directing the crew during the lighting hang, focus and operation of theatrical lighting and electrical equipment for performances as needed.
  • Training personnel of proper use of house equipment.
  • Operating the house lights and lighting console(s) and related equipment as required.
  • Ensure all lighting equipment is set-up in a safe manner and adheres to professional standards.
  • Inspect, repair and perform maintenance on all lighting and electrical equipment, systems and accessories throughout the season.
  • Assist other departments with setup, strike and restore of all show equipment including set, props, rigging, projections, and audio when applicable.
  • Serve on running crew for performances as directed.
  • Maintain inventory of lamps and other lighting equipment.
  • Carry out additional theater related tasks as directed by the Technical Director or Director of Operations which may be considered outside the scope of theatrical/performance lighting activities.
  • Keep abreast of new and changing trends in industry to remain current, while increasing knowledge base and expertise.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years related experience required; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skill and abilities. Experience working with Broadway theatricals and/or experience with pyrotechnics a plus, but not required. The desired candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to exercise good judgment independently. The successful candidate will have excellent computer skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; a high level of organization and attention to accuracy; ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment; multi-task and meet time sensitive deadlines; schedule flexibility (work on nights and weekends will be required); and the ability to regularly exert physical effort in work involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, climbing, carrying, crawling, and pushing/pulling of objects.

To Apply:
Applications will be accepted via email only at iatseno5@aol.com. No phone calls please.
To apply, please send a resume (2 pages maximum) as one complete PDF file (Word documents will not be accepted).

Applications will be accepted until 5:00p.m. EST on Friday, May 4, 2018 by the IATSE Local 5 office. Those applicants endorsed by IATSE Local 5 will be forwarded to CAA for consideration. Applicants will not be contacted individually to confirm receipt of application materials. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Applications will be kept confidential. Candidates will be scheduled for interviews on May 9, 10, or 11, 2018. The selected candidate will be notified no later than May 16th with a desired start date of Monday, May 21, 2018, if available.

The Cincinnati Arts Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Casting Announced for CAA and CMT’s New Cabaret, LOVE IS LOVE – Feb. 9-17 at the Aronoff Center

CMT_Love is Love logoFebruary 9-10 & 16-17
Aronoff Center – Fifth Third Bank Theater
Cincinnati Arts Association and Cincinnati Music Theatre
Announce Casting for Premiere Partnership Event at the Aronoff Center

(Cincinnati, OH) – Cincinnati Music Theatre (CMT) and the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) are pleased to announce the casting of its premiere cabaret LOVE IS LOVE: A Cabaret of Broadway Songs About Love at the Aronoff Center’s intimate Fifth Third Bank Theater on February 9-10 and 16-17 (see detailed schedule below). CMT has attracted some of the area’s top local talent and theatre veterans – many of whom have performed in past CMT productions – for this premiere production through a new partnership with CAA.

LOVE IS LOVE – Cast List  

  • Brian Anderson (Birmingham-Southern College, BFA in Theatre and Dance; European tour of 42nd Street and A Chorus Line)
  • Luka Ashley Carter (Tony Elliot in Billy Elliot, CMT; Sonny in Grease, Jersey Productions)
  • Bree Hunter Cox (University of Minnesota, Master of Music; numerous productions with the Dayton Opera; vocal music director for Sister Act, CMT)
  • Pamela Kay Day (Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain, Cincinnati Landmark Productions; Rose in Gypsy, CMT)
  • Mary Puetz (Mary Martin of Tours in Sister Act, CMT; Mrs. Higgins in My Fair Lady, Cincinnati Landmark Productions)
  • Katelyn Reid (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, BFA Dramatic Performance; Fiona in Shrek the Musical, CMT)
  • Wayne Wright (vocalist for the Cincinnati Ballet’s Footage; Captain Hook in Peter Pan, CMT)

Sitting at tables with a drink in hand, audiences will hear Broadway classics, old and new, about the many different aspects of love. In the premiere production of a partnership between CAA and CMT, beloved songs such as “Seasons of Love” (Rent), “Love Changes Everything” (Aspects of Love), “My Funny Valentine” (Babes in Arms), and “Falling Out of Love Can Be Fun” (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas) will be sung by CMT’s top talent. It’s the perfect show for a Valentine’s date or a special evening with friends!

Musical direction will be by Michael Spresser, who is co-creating the cabaret with acclaimed local director Skip Fenker. Michael has over twenty-five years of music teaching and publishing experience and has given editorial guidance to composers such as Eric Whitacre and Stephen Schwartz. “I am truly thrilled to work with each member of our cast,” said Michael. “This new venture with CAA is the perfect opportunity for our community of actors to be involved in an intimate evening of charming music from the stage.”

Tickets are only $25 and include a cheese/fruit plate and one beverage compliments of CAA. Tickets are available now at CincinnatiArts.orgCincinnatimusictheatre.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.  Group sales of eight or more are available at (513) 977-4157. Ticket price includes all fees.

LOVE IS LOVE Performance Schedule:

  • Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM & 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 15 at 8pm (added performance)
  • Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Cincinnati Arts Association
Founded in 1992, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the programming and management of two 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 700,000 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, including Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati May Festival, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony/Pops Orchestras, and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati, presented by TriHealth. Since the inception of its acclaimed arts education programs in 1995, CAA has reached more than 1.6 million students.

For more information, visit www.CincinnatiArts.org. 

Cincinnati Music Theatre
One of Cincinnati’s oldest and most successful community theaters, CMT is proud of its long history of presenting popular, large scale, award-winning musicals to enthusiastic audiences from across the Greater Cincinnati area. For more information, visit www.cincinnatimusictheatre.org, LIKE us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cincinnatimusictheatre, and follow us on Twitter @CinMusicTheatre.

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION SPONSORS

SEASON SPONSORS:  AMERITAS (Founding Season Sponsor), FIFTH THIRD BANK (Lifetime Endowment Partner), FURNITURE FAIRLOCAL12 WKRCTHE P&G FUND of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

SEASON PRESENTING SPONSORS:  21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati Herald, CityBeat, Heidelberg Distributing, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Macy’s, Pepsi, Skyline Chili, TriHealth, Ultimate Air Shuttle, Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc.

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