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ARETHA: THE QUEEN OF SOUL | Jan. 17 | Aronoff Center – Jarson-Kaplan Theater

All Hail the Queen!CAA_Aretha logoARETHA: The Queen of Soul  
January 17, 2020
Aronoff Center – Jarson-Kaplan Theater

CINCINNATI, OH – T2 Presents, Inc. is pleased to announce the U.S. Premiere of Aretha: The Queen of Soul, playing the Aronoff Center’s intimate Jarson-Kaplan Theater on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets are on sale now at www.cincinnatiarts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.

Charity Lockhart stars in this spectacular homage to one of the greatest female vocalists of all time, Aretha Franklin. Lockhart is a captivating performer, moving audiences large and small with her inspirational songs and charismatic personality. Though musically rooted in gospel and jazz, this classically-trained, versatile, and profoundly talented artist flawlessly sings “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.,” “Chain of Fools,” “Natural Woman,”  “Free Love,” and many more iconic songs. Lockhart’s spectacular ten-piece band accompanies Aretha: Queen of Soul as the show celebrates the legendary life and music of ARETHA FRANKLIN! You will be on your feet dancing and singing the night away!

Aretha Franklin’s iconic career spanned six decades, inspiring and influencing generations of aspiring musicians and vocalists. During her lifetime, she recorded countless classics, garnered 18 Grammy Awards and The Presidential Medal of Freedom (the United States highest civilian honor), and earned the #1 spot on the Rolling Stone’s list of “The Greatest Singers of All Time.”

TAD MANAGEMENT LLC AND ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS, INC(T2 PRESENTS, INC.) have joined forces to form a new exclusive partnership aimed at the global performing arts center industry. Leaders Terry Davies and Tim Flaherty have paved the way for both teams to work together on new and exciting national and international tours.  The unique combination of TAD and EEI’s resources, relationships, and expertise will allow T2 Presents, Inc., to become a fully-integrated production company that creates, acquires, manages, and produces a broad spectrum of over 400 acts of first class entertainment in venues around the globe.  T2 Presents, Inc. will seek global partnerships with individual theaters, performing arts centers, and world leaders in venue management in order to continue to expand its core business.

TAD MANAGEMENT LLC made its mark in the industry as a nostalgia based/tribute show concert production company with over 300 artists, bands, and national acts booked worldwide within the resort community, theatre, casino, and cruise industry. In the Phoenix Metro Area, TAD remains the #1 provider of consistent employment opportunities for local musicians and performers, and has grown from producing locally ­to now touring a sensational umbrella of entertainment options both nationally and internationally. Known for high-caliber productions and hands-on commitment to providing a seamless production process from start to finish, the TAD team is dedicated to offering not only great entertainment, but an all-encompassing mix of technical, marketing, and sales support to their clients.

ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS, INC. is based in New York City.  EEI has made its mark on the theatrical touring industry by offering a variety of new and exciting plays and musicals to an ever growing list of professional presenting organizations throughout the country. EEI brings all aspects of producing under one roof: sales, production, casting, creative and technical. EEI productions have been produced and presented in all 50 states as well as in Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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CHAMELEON – A Story of Abuse, Addiction, Incarceration and Triumph

CAA_Chameleon promoCINCINNATI – Things can happen in childhood that set us on a collision course with life.

Lucretia Bowman has collided hard with life. She was placed in foster care at birth, abused as a child, and placed in a mental hospital. She became a runaway, and turned to a life of drugs and crime, spending 17 years in prison. Despite all that – perhaps because of all that – she has become an inspirational leader, helping women and men overcome life-controlling behaviors through the long-term residential recovery program at City Gospel Mission as VP of Recovery.

Now, her story of triumph is being told through a one-woman play – CHAMELEON – performed by L. Rene Christian of NuLyphe Performing Arts. It will run at the Aronoff Center Fifth Third Bank Theater August 9-11.

The play is based off Bowman’s book “Breaking the Cycle of Self-Abuse,” and chronicles Bowman’s childhood to the climactic moment where she makes a challenging decision to be free from it all.

Says Christian, who works for Cincinnati Public Schools where she teaches theatre and dance: “Reading Lucretia’s book led to me creating an interpretive dance which I performed for 10 years. That blossomed into the idea for a play. I wanted to show the change that happens as someone adapts to each environment – just like a chameleon does. I’m honored to tell the story of her amazing journey.”

In 1992, Bowman started a ministry for women that has since helped hundreds overcome prison, addiction, prostitution and domestic violence. She joined City Gospel Mission in 1997 and has since expanded the program to include men.

Says Bowman: “I tell those in recovery at City Gospel Mission, ‘The two most important days in your lives are the day you were born and the day you realize the reason why they were born.’ In 1997, I realized one day I was born for this. And that all of my broken parts were going to be put back together to help others.”

Media members are invited to the dress rehearsal, Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. Christian, Bowman, and men and women in addiction recovery at City Gospel Mission are available for interviews after the performance.

An expert panel will hold a Q&A about the play’s themes following each performance.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at cincinnatiarts.org. A portion of the proceeds benefit the men and women in addiction recovery at City Gospel Mission.

The play is made possible by the Cincinnati Arts Association Education & Community Engagement Department and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

WHAT: Chameleon

WHEN: Aug. 9, 7 p.m.; Aug. 10, 3 p.m.; Aug. 11, 3 p.m.

WHERE: Aronoff Center Fifth Third Bank Theater (650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202)

An excerpt from the book, photos, and video for broll can be downloaded at: https://citygospelmission-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/tcurtis_citygospelmission_org/EgOAVnkoe_BLnWZzSfJHOY4BB3U88ZFsbA4G2hecs7XyPw?e=dvFK65

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Robert Dubac’s BOOK OF MORON | Oct. 25-26 | Aronoff Center – Jarson-Kaplan Theater

OCTOBER 25-26, 2019
Tickets on-sale Friday, August 9 at 10:00 AM 

CINCINNATI, OH – Robert Dubac’s Off-Broadway solo hit, BOOK OF MORON, has been described as one of the most “Hilarious” “Intelligent” and “Scorching” satirical attacks on idiocracy since Mark Twain. (And “idiocracy” isn’t even a word. How dumb is that?)

Robert Dubac’s BOOK OF MORON plays the Aronoff Center’s intimate Jarson-Kaplan Theater for three performances only:  Friday, October 25 at 7:30 PM, and Saturday, October 26 at 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $55 and go on sale Friday, August 9 at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-2787 [ARTS], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. 

The New York Times raves, “Riding shotgun with intelligence and absurdity, BOOK OF MORON crashes head first into the barriers of sex, race, religion, politics, and the media. It may be offensive to some, but there’s laughter for all!”

One man’s pain is another man’s comedy.  Especially when he’s in a coma and his five inner voices won’t stop yakking.  How he wakes up from this nightmare is hysterical!

BOOK OF MORON is a fast-paced, hilarious production that combines satire and theater into what is being described by critics as: “A terrific show, witty and incisive, provocative and smart, an erudite comic trek.” “★★★½ stars!” “Razor sharp!” (Denver Post). “Dubac is a master of his craft” (Huffington Post), “and always a laugh a minute.” (Examiner.com). “BOOK OF MORON is a hilarious and thought-provoking performance delivered with biting wit. Not to be missed!” (Austin Republic). “A 21st century Mark Twain.” (Littleton Independent). “You’ll laugh until it hurts!” (Aurora Sentinel).

Garry Shandling calls it, “The funniest show you’ll ever think at!” Dana Carvey, the Church Lady from SNL declares, “If funny were a religion, Bob is nothing short of a miracle!” And Kevin Nealon from SNL adds, “Start laughing really hard now or you’re going to miss a lot from laughing so hard during the show!”

In BOOK OF MORON, Dubac portrays ROBERT, an everyman who has lost sight of the bigger picture. He’s been bombarded by so much hype and spin that he can’t remember who he is or what he believes. Does he have a purpose? Can he think for himself? Is the truth in the details or in the pudding? He hasn’t a clue. He racks his brain searching for answers but finds nothing but voices. 

First his VOICE OF REASON convinces him to think outside the box but not without a fight from his INNER MORON. Then his COMMON SENSE teaches him critical thought so he can think for himself instead of relying on the Media. Next his INNER CHILD shows him how to use just enough innocence to question authority without getting spanked. Then his INNER ASSHOLE urges him to use both four syllable and four letter words to battle censorship. Along the way he finds his SCRUPLES who encourage him to open The Door of Truth. But when it hits him in the head, he realizes the ultimate paradox — the truth hurts and is funny at the same time. 

Before it’s over, his VOICE OF REASON returns to solve partisan politics with an idea so absurd it borders on brilliance, while his COMMON SENSE levies a Stupid Tax on ignorance while scolding religion for taking the “fun” out of fundamentalism. 

It’s all for one and one for all as ROBERT’S inner voices take him on a freight train of provocative thought to find the bigger picture and wake up from the coma of modern day life. 

Robert Dubac belongs to a unique breed of humorists, bringing to mind the best of Lily Tomlin and Mark Twain. He creates characters that boggle our minds with biting wit and rapid-fire satire while simultaneously crafting a simple story that binds us all together. His ability to combine the raucous laughter of stand-up comedy with the startling thrill of live theater continues to fill seats everywhere; as nothing like this can be seen on TV, that’s for sure.

If you are yearning for some satire that cuts with a clever intelligent edge; if you are tired of adolescent comedies generated by the mediocrity of television; then buckle up for a hilarious joy ride over the pot-holed highways of cultural hypocrisy with Robert Dubac’s BOOK OF MORON!

It’s comedy on steroids. Think your funny bone can handle it?



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, Millennium Cincinnati, Pepsi, Skyline Chili, TriHealth, Ultimate Air Shuttle

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OPEN INTERVIEWS for Part-Time and Seasonal Jobs at the Aronoff Center and Music Hall | Mon., July 29 – Tue., July 30 – Sat., Aug. 3

caa_logoMonday, July 29, 2019 – 11:00 AM-2:00 PM & 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 – 11:00 AM-2:00 PM & 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Saturday, August 3, 2019 – 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Aronoff Center – Procter & Gamble Hall Lobby

Be a part of the team of guest services professionals at the Tri-state’s premiere arts venues – the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall. The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is pleased to present OPEN INTERVIEWS for Part-tTme and/or Seasonal jobs at the Aronoff and Music Hall on Monday, July 29, 2019 from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM & 4:00 PM-7:00 PM; Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM & 4:00 PM-7:00 PM, and Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM at the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall Lobby (main lobby), located downtown on Walnut Street between 6th & 7th Streets.

CAA is seeking individuals with outgoing personalities who enjoy working with people, and who possess exceptional guest service skills. All positions are Part-Time and/or Seasonal with flexible schedules requiring primarily nights and weekends, with some weekday shifts available.

Job seekers may bring a resume or go to https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/careers to download an application to complete and bring with them.

Available positions include:

    Custodial Services staff provide and maintain a clean and safe environment at our Music Hall facility for our guests, clients, and staff, by cleaning all areas of the facility and arranging set-ups for events. Floor experience is a plus. Approximately twenty hours per week. Mainly nights and weekends.
    Event Staff assist in ensuring a safe and secure environment for our clients, guests, and staff at our Aronoff Center and Music Hall facilities, by conducting security screenings and monitoring the premises, while providing exceptional guest services. Previous experience in a security and/or guest-service environment is helpful.
    Floor Supervisor positions facilitate a safe and positive guest experience at our Aronoff Center and Music Hall venues by overseeing Front-of-House functions, monitoring lobby activities, and supervising volunteer ushers. Must be available nights and weekends for up to ten shifts a month, weekday availability welcome. Previous supervisory experience is a plus.
    Ticketing Services Representatives work out of the Aronoff Center Ticket Office, where they assist guests and handle ticket sales in person and by phone, while providing exceptional and friendly guest services. Aptitude for learn ticketing software and basic math skills are necessary.

CAA employs nearly seventy full-time employees, as well as more than five-hundred part-time employees in the areas of guest services, arts administration, and stagehand labor.

INFORMATION:  (513) 721-3344 or CincinnatiArts.org.

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.

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THERESA CAPUTO LIVE! The Experience | Thu., Nov. 21 | Aronoff Center

CAA_Theresa Caputo Live

From TLC’s Long Island Medium
Aronoff Center
Thursday, November 21st at 7:30PM
Tickets go on-sale Friday, July 26th at 10AM

Theresa Caputo, from TLC’s hit show, Long Island Medium, will be appearing live at the Aronoff Center on Thursday, November 21st at 7:30PM. Theresa will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. She will deliver healing messages to audience members and give people comfort knowing that their loved ones who passed are still with them, just in a different way. Tickets go on-sale Friday, July 26th at 10AM and can be purchased at Cincinnatiarts.org, by phone at 513-621-ARTS (2787), or at the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. Tickets start at $39.75 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a reading.

“The Experience” brings Theresa face-to-face with her fans, as she lets spirit guide her through the audience. A video display ensures everyone in the venue has an up-close-hands-on experience regardless of seat location. “The experience isn’t about believing in mediums. It’s about witnessing something life-changing” says Theresa Caputo. “It’s like Long Island Medium live, witnessing first-hand spirit communication.”

The highly-rated show Long Island Medium follows Theresa’s life as a typical Long Island mom with one very big difference…she can communicate with the dead. Since she cannot “turn off” this gift, messages from departed loved ones can come through at any time, which lead to spontaneous readings with those she encounters. In addition to her television show, Theresa has appeared on such programs as “Jay Leno,” “Jimmy Fallon,” “Steve Harvey,” “Live with Kelly and Michael,” “Dr. Oz,” and “The Today Show.”

Theresa’s latest book, “Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again,” was released in 2017 and debuted on the NY Times Best-Seller List at #3. With her energetic, positive, and encouraging tone, Theresa uses the lessons from spirit to guide the reader through grief toward a place of solace and healing. Theresa’s second book titled “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” was released in September 2014 and debuted at #9 on the NY Times Best Seller List. Her first book titled “There’s More to Life Than This” was released in the fall of 2013.

Theresa has been a practicing medium for over 20 years. She helps individuals find closure by delivering healing messages. For Theresa, this is not just her job… this is her life. Learn more about Theresa at www.theresacaputo.com.

About Mills Entertainment
Mills Entertainment, a live entertainment content studio, and division of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), collaborates with top talent and property holders to create unforgettable live experiences.  With full global distribution and partnerships worldwide, our specialty is taking shows from concept to stage, serving as the complete solution in realizing the vision.  Current projects include American Girl® Live, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!, and Bring It! Live.  www.millsentertainment.com



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