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Broadway in Cincinnati Seeks Female Child Actress for Hit Broadway Show on Tour at the Aronoff Center

Waitress the Musical

Ryan G. Dunkin and the Cast of the National Tour of WAITRESS. Credit Joan Marcus.

The Tony-nominated musical WAITRESS is searching for “LULU” for Cincinnati performances

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Cincinnati, OH – WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical, will be premiering at the Aronoff Center on January 9, 2018 for a limited two week engagement and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of “Lulu” for the duration of the local engagement.

The character of “Lulu” is a sweet and carefree 4 to 5-year-old who appears in the production’s finale scene.  Qualified young girls should be shorter than 4’2”, weigh less than 35 lbs and be no older than 5 years and 3 months.  Individual applicants are welcome, as are sets of twins or siblings. Space is limited to the first 40 applicants to sign up at Lulu Audition Sign-up.

The “Search for Lulu” will take place in Cincinnati on Tuesday, November 28 at the Aronoff Center and will be held in two sessions from 10am-11:30am and 1pm-2:30pm.  Only children who have been signed up and confirmed in advance will be seen, no walk-in applicants can audition. The audition will consist of the child reciting two lines from the show. If possible, parents should bring a current head shot and resume for each child, though headshot, resume and prior acting experience are not required.

Please note, selected children would need to be available for all performances January 9 – 21, and available to be at the theatre until as late as 10pm on weekdays and 10:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (“I Am Sam”) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin, Hair).

Inspired by Adrienne Shelley’s beloved film WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage.  A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness.  But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

“It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune.  “WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly and “a monumental contribution to Broadway!” according to Marie Claire.  Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

WAITRESS will play the Aronoff Center from January 9 – 21, 2018: Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30PM, Friday at 8:00PM, Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM, Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM. Tickets start at $30 and are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInCincinnati.com.

For more tour information, please visit http://waitressthemusical.com

Connect with #WAITRESSTOUR

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A CHRISTMAS STORY The Musical Runs Dec. 5-10

Production Photo from A Christmas Story. October 29, 2015.

Chris Carsten as Jean Shepherd & Myles Moore as Ralphie. Photo by Jesse Scheve.

A CHRISTMAS STORY The Musical
Broadway in Cincinnati
Dec. 5-10
Aronoff Center [Downtown]

Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Actions 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas StoryThe Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas.

  • Tue-Thu, Dec. 5-7 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Dec. 8 at 8pm
  • Sat, Dec. 9 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 10 at 1pm & 6:30pm

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Tickets for Disney’s ALADDIN on Sale Now

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Adam Jacobs. Photo by Deen Van Meer.

Performances Begin on May 29 and Play for 2 Weeks
Through June 10, 2018 at the Aronoff Center

Cincinnati, OH, Friday, November 10, 2017 – Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway in Cincinnati announced today that tickets for the long-awaited engagement of Disney’s Aladdin are on sale now.  The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Cincinnati at the Aronoff Center on May 29, 2018 for a limited engagement of 2 weeks through June 10, 2018 as a part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati 17/18 season presented by TriHealth. Tickets are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.

Aladdin opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre to critical acclaim on March 20, 2014 and quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent years, breaking 12 New Amsterdam Theatre house records and welcoming over four million people worldwide. Its global footprint has expanded to include productions in Tokyo, Hamburg, London and Melbourne, in addition to the two U.S. productions.

About ALADDIN
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the BeastThe Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (EvitaAida) and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of MormonSomething Rotten!) 

Aladdin, adapted from the Academy Award®-winning animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical.  Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance.  This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.

The animated film Aladdin was released by Disney in 1992 and was a critical and box office smash, grossing over $500 million worldwide (not adjusted for inflation) and becoming the highest-grossing film of the year.

The film won the Oscar for Best Original Score and introduced the hit song “A Whole New World,” which won the second of the film’s two Academy Awards as Best Original Song.  The Peabo Bryson/Regina Belle recording of the tune soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Aladdin is designed by seven-time Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, six-time Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes and sound designer Ken Travis.

The production team also includes illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer, hair designer Josh Marquette and makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira.  The music team is headed by music supervisor and music director Michael Kosarin, who also created the vocal and incidental music arrangements, joined by orchestrator Danny Troob and dance music arranger Glen Kelly.

Aladdin will play the Aronoff Center from May 29 – June 10, 2018: Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30PM, Friday at 8:00PM, Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM, Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM. Tickets start at $34 and will be available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInCincinnati.com.

For more information, visit AladdinTheMusical.com/tourFacebook.com/Aladdin and Twitter.com/Aladdin.

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 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth is committed to bringing the very best of Broadway to the Tri-State, presenting touring Broadway plays and musicals in Cincinnati since 1987. For over twenty years, Broadway in Cincinnati has presented all shows at the Aronoff Center.  The Broadway in Cincinnati series brings more than 185,000 people downtown to the Aronoff Center each year, and contributes an average of $30 million to the local economy each season. Broadway in Cincinnati is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and The Broadway League. Fifth Third Bank is the sponsor of the Cincinnati 17/18 Season and the season is presented by TriHealth. LOCAL 12 is the official television station of the 17/18 Cincinnati Season.

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and The Broadway Channel.  Led by 11-time Tony-winning producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Current and past productions include BeautifulCats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, Hairspray, Hello, Dolly!, Million Dollar Quartet, On Your Feet!, The Producers, School of Rock and Waitress. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

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FINDING NEVERLAND Quick Review

FINDING NEVERLAND presented Broadway in Cincinnati through Nov. 19. I attended the opening night performance.

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FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever.

The incredibly strong and entertaining ensemble is led by Billy Harrigan Tighe who brings a beautiful voice and great physicality to the demanding role of J. M. Barrie. He shares a strong chemistry with the equally talented Lael Van Keuren as the widowed Sylvia who absolutely crushes her solo, “All That Matters.” Also very entertaining is John Davidson (yes THAT John Davidson) with a wonderful performance as theater manager Charles Frohman. Karen Murphy gives Sylvia’s mother, Mrs. du Maurier, a harsh exterior, and beautifully underplays the love she has for her daughter and grandsons. Speaking of the four young men (Connor Casey as Peter, Colin Wheeler as George, Wyatt Cirbus as Jack & Tyler Hennessy as Michael), they handled their roles incredibly well and their performance of “We’re All Made of Stars” was impressive.

Smartly directed, inventively and beautifully-staged, and uniquely choreographed, this charming and, dare I say, darling production un-cynically reminds us to embrace the child in all of us. A must-see for any Peter Pan fans.

My rating: 4.75 out of 5.

Click here for more information on the production.

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WAITRESS Announces Creative Pie Recipe Contest

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Lenne Klingaman, Desi Oakley & Charity Angel Dawson. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Cincinnati, OH (November 3, 2017) – Broadway in Cincinnati together with Local 12 WKRC are conducting a local search for the most creative pie recipe, like the signature pies from WAITRESS. As pie is a key ingredient to the storytelling of the show, we are requesting creative pie recipes that mimic the show’s whimsical pies like the “Almost Makes You Believe Again Pie” or the “Key (lime) to Happiness Pie”. To enter, bakers, professional and amateur alike, must send their creative recipes to WaitressPieCincy@gmail.com. Entries will be accepted until 5pm Friday, November 10 with three finalists announced on air Monday, November 13 by the Local 12 Morning Team. The three chosen finalists will appear with their pies on the Local 12 Morning show during the week of November 13-16 with a winner chosen live on the air Friday, November 17th.

The selected baker(y) will be honored as the official pie of WAITRESS in Cincinnati, which includes:

  • Winner will receive 4 opening night tickets and a copy of The WAITRESS Pie Book. The winning recipe will also be posted on the WKRC and Broadway in Cincinnati’s social media sites, and on-air.
  • Two runner-up winners will receive a pair of tickets to opening night on January 9, 2018.
  • Winning recipe featured as an insert in the official WAITRESS cookbook available for sale to audiences during each performance

Contest rules/Requirements of the Baker(y)

  1. Submissions must be received by 5 PM Friday, November 10.
  2. Recipes must be something you can actually bake.
  3. Bakers must be available the week of November 13th to appear on WKRC Morning News.

WAITRESS will play the Aronoff Center for a limited two week engagement January 9 – 21, 2018 as a part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati 17/18 season presented by TriHealth. Tickets are on sale now and are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Dangereuse Liasons, Waiting For Godot) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland).

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

“It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune.  WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly and “a monumental contribution to Broadway!” according to Marie Claire.  Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

WAITRESS will play the Aronoff Center from January 9 – 21, 2018: Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30PM, Friday at 8:00PM, Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM, Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM. Tickets start at $30 and will be available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInCincinnati.com.

For more tour information, please visit http://waitressthemusical.com

Connect with #WAITRESSTOUR

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/waitressmusical

Twitter: @WaitressMusical

Instagram: @WaitressMusical

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Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth is committed to bringing the very best of Broadway to the Tri-State, presenting touring Broadway plays and musicals in Cincinnati since 1987. For over twenty years, Broadway in Cincinnati has presented all shows at the Aronoff Center.  The Broadway in Cincinnati series brings more than 185,000 people downtown to the Aronoff Center each year, and contributes an average of $30 million to the local economy each season. Broadway in Cincinnati is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and The Broadway League. Fifth Third Bank is the sponsor of the Cincinnati 17/18 Season and the season is presented by TriHealth. LOCAL 12 is the official television station of the 17/18 Cincinnati Season.

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and The Broadway Channel.  Led by 11-time Tony-winning producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Current and past productions include BeautifulCats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, Hairspray, Hello, Dolly!, Million Dollar Quartet, On Your Feet!, The Producers, School of Rock and Waitress. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

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