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PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Runs March 6-21

SSP_Pump Boys and Dinettes logoPUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
Sunset Players Inc.
March 6-21
The Ars Center at Dunham [West Price Hill]

Directed by Don Frimming

The Pump Boys sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Pry country, and the Dinettes run the Double Cupp diner next door. With heartbreak and hilarity, they perform an evening of country and western songs on guitars, piano, bass and kitchen utensils.

  • Fri-Sat, March 6-7 at 8pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 13-14 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 15 at 3pm
  • Thu, March 19 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 20-21 at 8pm

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Family Fun Series Continues at the Arts Center at Dunham on Feb. 1

PIP_Stuart Little logoEmbark on an adventure as Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park brings its Off the Hill touring production of E.B. White’s endearing classic, STUART LITTLE, to the Arts Center at Dunham. This charming adaptation follows the marvelous maneuverings of a mouse in New York City who is trying to survive in the great, big world. The performance is Saturday, Feb.1st at 2pm.

STUART LITTLE is widely recognized as a classic in children’s literature. In the Playhouse’s production, Stuart escapes from a ferocious dog, protects his friend from their devious pet cat and wins a model boat race at Central Park. Approaching every obstacle with confidence and courage, Stuart teaches us, as he says in the show, that “size has nothing to do with it. It’s temperament and ability that count and knowing what’s important.”

STUART LITTLE explores the themes of “difference, friendship, family, loyalty and adventure,” explains Director Dee Anne Bryll. “When Stuart goes in search of his friend, Margalo, he suddenly becomes aware of the challenges of his size. However, he doesn’t let that stop him…He embraces the many different experiences, people and animals that he meets along his journey.”

Recommended for grades K and up, but all ages welcome!

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ATTENDEES:
Before the Show: Arrive early to participate in creation of a show themed craft.
After the Show: Meet the cast and crew for an interactive discussion about the production and their work with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Note: Interpreters from Cincinnati State’s Sign Language program will provide services for hearing impaired attendees.

Click Here to RSVP
(or call 513.588.4988)

URGENT: Attendees with RSVP’s will be given priority admission.
Walk-in’s will be seated as space allows.

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THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Comes to the Arts Center at Dunham on Jan. 11

SSP_The Barber of SevilleInvitation to Join the Artistic Fun at the Arts Center of Dunham
Free Family Fun Series

CINCINNATI, OH – January 1, 2020 — Courtesy of a grant from Price Hill Will and Sunset Players, the Arts Center at Dunham Free Family Fun Series kicks off the new decade with ROK Cincy’s adaptation of The Barber of Seville on Saturday, January 11 at 2 pm.

Sung in English and Italian, this show stuns with familiar music, vocal fireworks and high energy hi-jinks. Rosina has been grounded by her strict guardian, Dr. Bartolo, and isn’t allowed to enter her project into the State Science Fair. Her teachers, Mr. Figaro and Ms. Susannah, know that she can win first place if they can only get it submitted. They’ll need all their cunning and more than a few tricks to make it happen. Recommended for grades K-6, but all ages welcome!

ROKCincy is a non-profit program with a mission to introduce young people to the thrill of live, fully staged opera and to give developing professional musicians an opportunity to hone their performance skills through experience.

All Free Family Fun Series performances are on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. The remaining series includes:

  • February 1, 2020 Stuart Little by Joseph Robinette, adapted from the book by E.B. White.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Stuart Little is a lovable mouse born into an ordinary New York family. His many adventures—both big and small—vividly come to life through a series of delightful scenes. Based on E.B. White’s endearing classic and written with charm, wisdom and joy, this adaptation presents the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse who is trying to survive in the great big world. Recommended for grades kindergarten and up.

  • April 4, 2020 Dragons Love Tacos by Ernie Nolan, adapted from the book by Adam Rubin.

Do you know what dragons really love? Tacos, of course! Chicken tacos, beef tacos, big tacos and tiny tacos. As a boy and his dog watch a television show about dragons, they unexpectedly get caught up in the “Dos and Don’ts” of what to feed dragons. But if they accidentally eat spicy salsa, watch out! Performed by the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Off the Hill players. Recommended for pre-k and up.

  • April 18, 2020 Cincinnati Ballet

Dancers from the prestigious Cincinnati Ballet will provide an exciting peek into the typical day in the life of professional dancers. Audience members will learn the fundamentals of the art of ballet and gain an understanding of the discipline and athleticism required for a professional career in ballet. A dance demonstration with audience participation and a question and answer discussion are included.

Reservations for performances in the ACAD FREE Family Fun Series can be made online (www.sunsetplayers.org) or by calling 513-588-4988.

The Arts Center at Dunham is an arts center for the west side of Cincinnati and its vision is to provide affordable creative and performing arts experiences for Price Hill and surrounding communities. Housed in one of the three remaining buildings of what was the first municipally owned tuberculosis sanatorium in the United States, the Arts Center includes a 350-seat performance venue as well as extensive studio and programming space. The Arts Center is located in the CRC’s Dunham Recreation Complex. See what is happening at the Arts Center at Dunham on Facebook.

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Families Invited for Artistic Fun at the Arts Center of Dunham Free Family Fun Series

MISC_Arts Center At Dunham logoCINCINNATI, OH – September 17, 2019 — Courtesy of a grant from Price Hill Will and Sunset Players, the Free Family Fun Series hops into the Arts Center at Dunham with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, part of its Off the Hill series, on Saturday, September 28 at 2 pm.

PIP_EdwardTulane

Photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

Written by Dwayne Hartford and adapted from the book by Kate Dicamillo, Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit loved by a little girl named Abilene. But Edward, who is made of china, is rather self-centered. On an ocean voyage, he is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his miraculous journey home, in which he learns the meaning of love and loss, and how to find the courage to love again. The performance is recommended for all ages.

Off the Hill is sponsored by The John C. Griswold Foundation and KeyBank with seasonal support of education and outreach by The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation. The Bruce E. Coyle Acting Intern Company is supported by Jerry and Betsy Shroat.

All Free Family Fun Series performances are on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. The remaining series includes:

  • January 11, 2020 ROKCincy Opera for Children: The Barber of Seville

ROKCincy is thrilled to present its special adaptation of Rossini’s classic comedy The Barber of Seville. Sung in English and Italian, this show stuns with familiar music, vocal fireworks and high energy hijinks. Rosina has been grounded by her strict guardian, Dr. Bartolo, and isn’t allowed to enter her project into the State Science Fair. Her teachers, Mr. Figaro and Ms. Susannah, know that she can win first place if they can only get it submitted. They’ll need all their cunning and more than a few tricks to make it happen. Recommended for grades K-6.

  • February 1, 2020 Stuart Little by Joseph Robinette, adapted from the book by E.B. White.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Stuart Little is a lovable mouse born into an ordinary New York family. His many adventures—both big and small—vividly come to life through a series of delightful scenes. Based on E.B. White’s endearing classic and written with charm, wisdom and joy, this adaptation presents the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse who is trying to survive in the great big world. Recommended for grades kindergarten and up.

  • April 4, 2020 Dragons Love Tacos by Ernie Nolan, adapted from the book by Adam Rubin.

Do you know what dragons really love? Tacos, of course! Chicken tacos, beef tacos, big tacos and tiny tacos. As a boy and his dog watch a television show about dragons, they unexpectedly get caught up in the “Dos and Don’ts” of what to feed dragons. But if they accidentally eat spicy salsa, watch out! Performed by the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Off the Hill players. Recommended for pre-k and up.

  • April 18, 2020 Cincinnati Ballet

Dancers from the prestigious Cincinnati Ballet will provide an exciting peek into the typical day in the life of professional dancers. Audience members will learn the fundamentals of the art of ballet and gain an understanding of the discipline and athleticism required for a professional career in ballet. A dance demonstration with audience participation and a question and answer discussion are included.

Reservations for performances in the ACAD FREE Family Fun Series can be made online (www.sunsetplayers.org) or by calling 513-588-4988.

The Arts Center at Dunham is an arts center for the west side of Cincinnati and its vision is to provide affordable creative and performing arts for Price Hill and surrounding communities. Housed in one of the three remaining buildings of what was the first municipally owned tuberculosis sanatorium in the United States, the Arts Center includes a 350-seat performance venue as well as extensive studio and programming space. The Arts Center is located in the CRC’s Dunham Recreation Complex. See what is happening at the Arts Center at Dunham on Facebook.

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5th Annual Community Plant Sale/Swap, Sunday, May 5th at Rapid Run Park

MISC_Arts Center At Dunham logoBring Your Green Thumb and Plants to the Arts Center at Dunham’s
5th Annual Community Plant Sale/Swap

CINCINNATI, OH – April 15, 2019 — The Arts Center at Dunham (ACAD) is hosting its fifth annual Community Plant Sale/Swap on Sunday, May 5th, from 10 am until 2 pm. This years’ event will be held in conjunction with Cincinnati Parks and Santa Maria Community Services “First Sundays Arts ‘n Smarts” event in Rapid Run Park (4450 Rapid Run Rd, 45205), just around the corner from our historic facility.

At this free event, gardeners can swap plants, bulbs and seeds from flowers, vegetables, fruits and trees with other local gardeners and pick up new plants for their gardens. Swap participants should bring their plants in a container (pot or bags) that is labelled with information, such as light and water requirement, height, spread, color, bloom time, and picture of bloom or mature plant.

The swap begins at 10 am for those who bring plants to swap. Those interested in starting a garden with no plants to swap can come at 11am to select any remaining plants, bulbs or seeds. Volunteers from the Hamilton County Master Gardener Program will be on hand to help place plants and answer questions. This event is a great way to get a garden started for free.

In addition to the free swap, flowering annuals, vegetable plants and hanging baskets will be available for sale. Perfect timing for Mother’s Day gift purchases! Baskets go quickly, so arrive early for the best selection.

Robben Florist & Garden Center (325 Pedretti Road), Allison Landscaping & Water Gardens (889 Anderson Ferry Road) and Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop (6496 Glenway Avenue) are partnering with the Arts Center at Dunham to donate a portion of their sales at the swap and at their stores through June 2 to benefit the Arts Center Restoration Fund. Pickup a flyer at the event or download at www.sunsetplayers.org, to use when shopping at their locations.

For more information, visit www.sunsetplayers.org or call 513-588-4988.

The Arts Center at Dunham is a fine arts center for the west side of Cincinnati. Housed in one of the three remaining buildings of what was the first municipally owned tuberculosis sanatorium in the United States, the Arts Center includes a 350-seat performance venue as well as extensive studio and programming space. The Arts Center is located in the Dunham Recreation Complex. See what is happening at the Arts Center at Dunham on Facebook.

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