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Cast Announced for MENOPAUSE the Musical at Aronoff Center

CAA_Menopause the Musical 2022MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® ANNOUNCES CAST FOR CINCINNATI ENGAGEMENT
ARONOFF CENTER’S JARSON-KAPLAN THEATER

FEBRUARY 15-27, 2022

Great For a Girls’ Night Out! Tickets On Sale Now!
New Group Sale Discounts Recently Announced

CINCINNATI, OH – GFour Productions, winners of 56 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards®, today announced the cast of leading ladies for the international hit show Menopause The Musical®, which will play the Aronoff Center’s intimate Jarson-Kaplan Theater from February 15-27, 2022 for fifteen performances (see performance schedule below). The show is part of Cincinnati Arts Association’s 2021-22 Presenting Season.

Tickets are on sale now at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office at 650 Walnut Street, Downtown. Ticket price: $65 (all seats). Applicable services fees may apply.

The following new group sales discounts (for 8 or more) have been recently announced:

  • 50%-OFF the following performances (while supplies last; discount tickets are limited):  Wed., 2/16 @ 7:30pm; Sun., 2/20 @ 7:30pm; Tue., 2/22 @ 7:30pm; Wed., 2/23 @ 7:30pm; Thu., 2/24 @ 7:30pm; Fri., 2/25 @ 7:30pm
  • 20%-OFF all other performances
  • To purchase group tickets, contact (513) 977-4175 or ticketing@cincinnatiarts.org.

Menopause The Musical® continues to empower women across the globe, keeping hot flashes “HOT” through 20 years of production, playing to more than 17 million fans worldwide. The cast of Menopause The Musical® includes Donna J. Huntley (Professional Woman), Kimberly Vanbiesbrouck (Soap Star), Megan Cavanagh (Earth Mother), and Roberta B. Wall (Iowa Housewife).

MEGAN CAVANAGH (Earth Mother) is most recognized as Marla Hooch from the Penny Marshall movie A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN. Other film credits: Mel Brooks’ ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS (Broomhilde) and (Essie) DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT. She starred with Tim Allen in FOR RICHER OR POORER (Levinia Yoder), and voiced Judy Neutron in the Academy Award nominated animated feature JIMMY NEUTRON: BOY GENIUS. TV credits include the recurring character Trudy (who married Al) on HOME IMPROVEMENT. She was a series regular (Chris) on BOB with Bob Newhart and Betty White. She guest starred on DRUNK HISTORY, FRIENDS, WILL & GRACE, JUST SHOOT ME, ER, and many others. She has performed in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® since 2004. Noted regional credits include: BLITHE SPIRIT (Madame Arcati), A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Pseudolus), JUBILEE (Queen/Butch), and HIGH SPIRITS (Madam Arcati). Megan has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1987, and a SAG-AFTRA member since 1988. Visit her website: MeganCavanagh.com.

DONNA J. HUNTLEY (Professional Woman) is a Youngstown, Ohio native who has enjoyed playing Professional Woman and Soap Star across the nation off and on since 2004 after completing world tours as a Guest Entertainer with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. With numerous regional commercials and TV appearances to her credit, some favorite Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Regional theatre credits include: LENA HORNE: THE LADY AND HER  MUSIC, SHADOW BOX (Beverly), OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET (Inez), HAIRSPRAY (Motor Mouth Mable), NUNSENSE (Sister Herbert), CHICAGO (Matron Mama Morton), and BARNUM (Joyce Heth). Winner of a Presidential Award for Best Overseas USO Tour, Donna worked with Richard Pryor “Here and Now,” co-wrote and recorded with Atlantic Records as a member of Company B, and solo with Sleath Records in Holland. She performed with The Platters, Ben Vereen, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Latin Superstars El Puma and Chayanne, to name a few. “It is truly an honor to be a part of the MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® family. To bring joy and laughter to our audiences while building lasting friendships and sisterhood on and off the stage continues to be a wonderful experience.” Donna is a proud member of AEA.

KIMBERLY VANBIESBROUCK (Soap Star) started ballet when she was four years old. She went on to earn her Bachelors Degree in Theatre and Dance from Western Michigan University and now has the good fortune to work professionally as both an actor and choreographer. As Choreographer Supervisor for MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®, Kimberly has staged the production in theaters across the country. Her first time performing as the Soap Star was in her hometown of Detroit, where MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® was awarded the honor of longest-running musical in the city’s history and Best Ensemble Cast. Currently she resides in Chicago, where some of her other credits include MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL, Judy Garland in BEYOND THE RAINBOW, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, SWEET CHARITY, ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE, A CHORUS LINE, and CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. Kimberly is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, as well as a certified Yoga, Barre and Kickboxing instructor. She is thankful to have the opportunity to work for GFour Productions, continuing to bring the joy of Menopause to audiences everywhere. Kimberly would like to send all her love and appreciation to the best production she ever created… her beautiful daughter, Isobel.

ROBERTA B. WALL (Iowa Housewife) first stepped on stage with MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® in the original L.A. production, which opened in 2003. Since then, she has toured with the show in the role of “Iowa Housewife,”performing coast to coast. She was brought on as vocal director for MENOPAUSIA, the Spanish version of the show in 2013, and has continued on as National Asst. Musical Director. Her other performing credits include Broadway: original casts of SISTER ACT and LEAP OF FAITH; National Tours: SISTER ACT, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; Regional: Sacramento Music Circus, Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Laguna Playhouse, Long Beach C.L.O., La Mirada C.L.O. Recordings include the cast albums of LADY BE GOOD, PARDON MY ENGLISH, and OH, KAY! on the Gershwin record label, Roxbury Records. Her eclectic career has also included singing Doo Wop with the group “Double Date” at Universal Studios Tour and Disneyland in Los Angeles and appearing as a special guest on THE TONIGHT SHOW with Johnny Carson.

ABOUT THE SHOW
Menopause The Musical® is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Now celebrating twenty years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, Menopause The Musical® has evolved as a “grassroots” movement of women who deal with life adjustments after forty by embracing each other and the road ahead.

Set in a department store, four women meet while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing similarities among one another, the cast jokes about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain, and much more. These women form a sisterhood and unique bond with the entire audience as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage.” 

Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® was created as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “The Change.” The laughter-filled 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies from classic pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s.

Menopause The Musical® is now in its twentieth year and fifteenth year as the longest-running musical in Las Vegas history, performing nightly at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Seen by more than seventeen million people, it has played every state in the continental U.S. and more than five hundred cities and seventeen countries worldwide; has toured internationally in Australia, Canada, Croatia, France, Hungary, New Zealand, Slovenia, South Korea and the U.K.; and has been translated into nine languages. For more information, visit www.MenopauseTheMusical.com.

Menopause The Musical® Performance Schedule

  • Tuesday, February 15 @ 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, February 16 @ 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 17 @ 7:30 PM
  • Friday, February 18 @ 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 19 @ 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, February 20 @ 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, February 22 @ 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, February 23 @ 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 24 @ 7:30 PM
  • Friday, February 25 @ 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 26 @ 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, February 27 @ 1:00 PM

About GFour Productions
GFour Productions is the proud producer of some of the nation’s highest caliber shows, from regional theatre to Broadway, including MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®. Other recent productions include THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG on Broadway and U.S. tour, winner of London’s Olivier Award for Best Comedy; THE INHERITANCE, TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, and SIX THE MUSICAL on Broadway; the Tony Award®-nominated production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on tour in the U.S.; AMERICAN SON starring Kerry Washington, recently adapted for Netflix; and the premiere of David Mamet’s BITTER WHEAT, starring John Malkovich in the West End. Other selected highlights include winning the 2013 Tony Award® for their 50th anniversary production of Edward Albee’s WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF; co-financing the five-time Tony Award®, five-time Drama Desk Award, and seven-time Olivier Award winner for Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL; and producing the popular 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, and RING OF FIRE the Johnny Cash Musical Show. Their combined shows have been nominated for 121 Tony Awards®, winning 44, and 110 Drama Desk Awards, winning 56. For more information, visit http://www.GFourProductions.com.

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION SPONSORS

SEASON SPONSORS:  AMERITAS (Founding Season Sponsor), FIFTH THIRD BANK (Lifetime Endowment Partner), CINCINNATI-NORTHERN KENTUCKY HONDA DEALERSLOCAL 12 WKRC-TV, The P&G FUND of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

SEASON PRESENTING SPONSORS:  21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati Herald, CityBeat, Graphic Village, Heidelberg Distributing, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Cincinnati Downtown, Jeff Ruby’s Culinary Entertainment, Ohio Valley Wines, Pepsi, Philip Bortz Jewelers, Prime Cincinnati, Rhinegeist Brewery, Skyline Chili, Spoon & Cellar, Street City Pub, TriHealth, Vivial (formerly The Berry Co)

MEDIA PARTNER:  WGRR-FM

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 and community engagement programs in 1995, CAA has reached nearly two million students and adults. For more information, visit www.CincinnatiArts.org.

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Cincinnati Arts Association Begins Using Free Health Verification App BINDLE at the Aronoff Center & Music Hall

CAA_BindleMask, proof of vaccination (or COVID-19 Negative Test), and Photo ID currently required at both venues

[CINCINNATI, OH] – The Cincinnati Arts Association has begun using the free health verification app BINDLE at the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Cincinnati Music Hall.  The free app offers guests the opportunity to upload their full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test information prior to their event to generate a venue entry pass on their mobile device. Guests then will only need to show their entry pass at the venue, eliminating the need to carry paper verification and identification. There is no cost to guests to either download Bindle or create an entry pass.

“We are pleased to offer this new health verification app at the Aronoff Center and Music Hall – at no cost to our ticket holders,” said Todd Duesing, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Cincinnati Arts Association. “It is our hope that our guests will use this secure and efficient tool to simplify and expedite their entry into our venues. We are thrilled to raise the curtain again on an exceptional season at the Aronoff and Music Hall, and we are committed to providing a safe environment for our audiences to enjoy our events.”

While the use of Bindle is not required, guests are encouraged to download the app, set up an account, and create their entry pass prior to arrival at the venue. Bindle does not require biometrics and no personal health information is shared with Bindle or the venue. Guests can safely store COVID-19 test results and vaccine records using Bindle’s military-grade encryption, keeping personal identity and health information strictly private.

Bindle entry passes will be accepted at all events at the Aronoff Center and Music Hall.

More information on downloading and using Bindle can be found HERE.

HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS 

As we welcome guests back to the Aronoff Center and Music Hall, the health and well-being of our audiences, staff, volunteers, and artists remains our number one priority. In cooperation with the resident arts organizations at our venues, we have implemented layers of defense against COVID-19, including mask, proof of vaccination (or negative COVID-19 test), and corresponding photo ID requirements. With the use of Bindle’s easy entry pass, there is no need to carry other forms of health documentation or photo ID for entry into the Aronoff Center or Music Hall. For details about our Health and Safety Protocols, CLICK HERE.

OFFICIAL TICKET SOURCES
It is more important now than ever to purchase tickets directly from an official ticket source – such as the Cincinnati Arts Association or one of the resident companies at the Aronoff Center and Music  Hall– rather than a copy-cat secondary ticketing site, so that we can capture the contact information of our ticket buyers. This information allows us to inform ticket holders of changing COVID-19 policies, event cancellations or rescheduling, traffic alerts, etc. Uninformed ticket holders who arrive without COVID-19 documentation run the risk of being refused entry into our venues and missing the show. For more information about the Official Ticket Sources for the Aronoff Center and Music Hall, CLICK HERE.

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REMEMBERING JAMES: The Life and Music of James Brown On Oct. 9

CAA_RememberingJamesREMEMBERING JAMES: The Life and Music of James Brown
Cincinnati Arts Association
Oct. 9
Aronoff Center Jarson-Kaplan Theatre [Downtown]

Dedrick Weathersby as James Brown

REMEMBERING JAMES: The Life and Music of James Brown tells the story of the Godfather of Soul – Mr. James Brown. Starting with his early days, the show spans nearly two decades of what would become a monumental career. You’ll see how a divided country, the growing Civil Rights movement, and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shaped the artist’s work. Accompanied by an eight-piece band, this show brings the passion and music alive while offering a message of hope to a grief-stricken nation looking for a moment of healing and celebration.

9/16/21 Covid-19 Policy:
Note: Always verify the latest policy changes before attendance.

  • Oct. 9 at 7:30pm

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House Manager Sought by Aronoff Center for the Arts

caa_logoThe Cincinnati Arts Association seeks a House Manager to join our team at our Aronoff Center for the Arts location. The House Manager directs the Aronoff Center’s front-of-house operations during events/performances, and works to promote guest, volunteer, and staff satisfaction.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The House Manager’s primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating Floor Supervisor staff; overseeing Volunteer Manager and Ushers on-site; coordinating with the Ticket Taker Union for scheduling of Ticket Takers for events; overseeing the front-of-house operations during events; managing the audience arrival and departure experience, with a high focus on accessibility and safety; responding to guest issues and overseeing resolution; generating event paperwork and reports; developing house procedures and enforcing client polices for performances; managing the audience safety program; creating a culture of a positive guest experience in the Aronoff Center’s Front-of-House staff and volunteers; assist in developing and executing audience surveys and data collection; and assisting with the planning and management of special events when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to exercise good judgment independently, while also able to collaborate with other departments, and work with a broad range of people. Must have a strong understanding of theatrical performance logistic. Knowledge and experience in Accessibility/ADA compliance is required. Excellent computer skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong physical presentation 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 includes, work on nights, weekends, holidays, and early mornings will be required; and the required physical ability to move rapidly, hear, see, and speak; stand for long periods of time; and lift up to 40 lbs. Must have prior management responsibility within the performing arts, entertainment, or other relevant field with significant guest service experience. Experience in a multi-venue facility and team leadership experience is preferred; volunteer management experience desired. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

TO APPLY:
Interested candidates may complete an application at/or send resume to:
Cincinnati Arts Association
Attn: Human Resources
650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Or email: HR@cincinnatiarts.org

No phone calls please.
EOE/M/F/D/V/SO Employer

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Aronoff Center – Rescheduled Shows

caa_logoARONOFF CENTER – RESCHEDULED SHOWS

[Cincinnati, OH| — Since the shutdown of the Aronoff Center in March 2020 due to the pandemic, numerous shows have rescheduled multiple times. Below is a list of rescheduled shows presented by the Cincinnati Arts Association and other promoters. The list includes the current performance dates/times and the Aronoff Center location for each event.

Please update calendar listings accordingly.

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION

ADDITIONAL EVENTS (VARIOUS PROMOTERS)

Tickets are currently on sale for the shows listed above, except RAIN, at www.CincinnatiArts.org or (513) 621-2787 [ARTS}. The Aronoff Center Ticket Office is currently closed for in-person purchases until further notice due to the pandemic.

FIFTH THIRD BANK BROADWAY IN CINCINNATI, PRSENTED BY TRIHEALTH

For the most up-to-date schedule of upcoming Broadway in Cincinnati shows, visit https://cincinnati.broadway.com.

Season Tickets for Broadway in Cincinnati are on sale now!  There are two convenient ways to purchase season tickets:

  • Order online 7 days a week / 24 hours a day at BroadwayinCincinnati.com.
  • Call the toll-free Broadway in Cincinnati Season Ticket Hotline at (800) 294-1816, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

BROADWAY IN CINCINNATI GROUP SALES AND SINGLE TICKETS

  • Group sales information is now available for all shows. Reservations may be made by contacting Group Sales Manager Peggy Holthaus Hughes at (513) 369-4363 or Peggy.Holthaus-Hughes@BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.
  • Single ticket on-sale dates for individual shows will be announced at a later date.

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