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MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! | Mon., Oct. 7 | Aronoff Center

CAA_MasterChef Junior Live logoANNOUNCING THE DEBUT TOUR OF MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE!
COMING TO THE ARONOFF CENTER ON OCTOBER 7 

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 26 at 10:00 AM

[Cincinnati, OH]  TCG Entertainment and EndemolShine North America are thrilled to announce the hit culinary competition MasterChef Junior is debuting its first live tour this fall and coming to the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 26 at 10:00 AM at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-2787 [ARTS}, and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. $20 tickets are available for children (ages 2-12) and are available in select locations.

MasterChef Junior Live! brings the hit FOX-TV show MasterChef Junior directly to you LIVE! Featuring head-to-head cooking competitions with past MasterChef Junior all-stars and fan favorites, Q&A sessions, and an overall immersive audience experience that is fun for all ages.

Come be a part of MasterChef Junior Live!  It’s an experience for the whole family and a recipe for a guaranteed good time!

About TCG Entertainment
TCG Entertainment – www.TCGENT.com – is the industry leader in the creation, production, booking, and marketing of live entertainment productions and events. TCG has over twenty years of experience in the entertainment industry with a focus on symphonic, family, music, and other live touring properties.  Current and past productions include multiple productions of Cirque Musica (www.CirqueMusica.com), 4U: The Music of Prince with SymphonyA Night of Symphonic Hip HopA Night of Symphonic RockREWIND – Celebrating the ‘80s, and more.

About EndemolShine North America
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer, and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION SPONSORS

SEASON SPONSORS:  AMERITAS (Founding Season Sponsor), FIFTH THIRD BANK (Lifetime Endowment Partner), CINCINNATI-NORTHERN KENTUCKY HONDA DEALERSFURNITURE FAIRLOCAL12 WKRC-TV, The P&G FUND of 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, Macy’s, Millennium Cincinnati, Pepsi, Skyline Chili, TriHealth, Ultimate Air Shuttle

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WILD KRATTS® LIVE! 2.0 – Activate Creature Power®! | Sat., Nov. 23 | Aronoff Center

CAA_Wild Kratts Live logo[Cincinnati, OH]  It’s going to be WILD! Young fans and their families nationwide are in store for even more adventure on the creature trail when the world-famous Kratt Brothers hit the road with an all-new stage adventure! Wild Kratts® LIVE 2.0 – Activate Creature Power®!, the theatrical production starring Martin and Chris Kratt, based on the Emmy-nominated hit PBS KIDS series, will bring audiences along on a “wild” ride with a dynamic mix of live-action and animation. The stage show will be at the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall on Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 PM.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 3 at 10:00 AM at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. VIP Tickets are available for $100 each and includes one premium seating location, a post-show meet & greet with Chris and Martin Kratt, a personally-autographed color photo, and a photo op with the brothers (taken on your personal camera).

“We are so excited to introduce our new live stage show and meet our fellow ‘creature adventurers’ in cities across the U.S. this fall,” said Chris Kratt, creator, producer and co-star of the Wild Kratts series and co-founder of The Kratt Brothers Company. “Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 is perfect for explorers of all ages. It features all the excitement and interactive elements that Wild Kratts fans love, plus awesome new Kratt Brothers twists and turns to keep them on the edge of their seats.”

In Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0, Chris and Martin take to the stage to activate new Creature Powers and go “off to the creature rescue!” With some help from Aviva and the rest of the Wild Kratts team, who will be animated and on screen at the Tortuga HQ, the brothers confront a comic villain and once again save the day, sharing fascinating tidbits about some of the world’s most amazing creatures along the way.

Audience members are encouraged to bring along their animal knowledge and participate in the action right from their seats by calling out answers to the questions posed by the Kratt Brothers during the show.

Since their original Wild Kratts LIVE! touring show launched in 2014, Chris and Martin have performed to wildly-enthusiastic crowds of hundreds of thousands of fans – many of them sporting their own Creature Power Suits, just like the Kratt Brothers do in the popular series – in more than 135 cities across North America.

About Wild Kratts
Produced by The Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group, the popular live-action and animated Wild Kratts television show just received its sixth Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Children’s Animated Series. The show airs daily on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings) as well as the new PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream. Now in its sixth season, Wild Kratts is one of the top 3 rated shows on PBS KIDS and the #1 show site and streaming site on pbskids.org. The series is also a top performer on Amazon Prime.

Wild Kratts follows the animated versions of the Kratt Brothers and their friends on hilarious expeditions with wild animals from around the world, complete with animal-inspired gadgets and awesome Creature Power Suits that enable the adventurers to get close to the creatures. Every episode explores an age-appropriate science concept central to an animal’s life and showcases a spectacular wildlife moment, presented with engaging stories of mystery and rescue as well as the Kratt Brothers’ signature brand of laugh-out-loud comedy. The real-life Chris and Martin introduce each episode with a live-action segment that imagines what it would be like to experience a never-before-seen wildlife occurrence and sets the story in motion. Wild Kratts airs in more than 180 countries and is available in 18 languages.

About The Kratt Brothers Company
Wild Kratts is the latest of several other wildly-popular children’s television shows created and produced by animal experts Chris and Martin Kratt. Zoologists by training, the Kratt Brothers have built a trusted entertainment brand based on their enthusiasm for animals. Since founding their production company, The Kratt Brothers Company, in 1993, they have developed and executive produced more than 275 episodes of three successful television series: Kratts’ Creatures, Zoboomafoo with the Kratt Brothers and Kratt Bros. Be the Creature. In addition to playing themselves, Chris and Martin serve as directors, scriptwriters, authors, and wildlife cinematographers in pursuit of more “creature adventures.”

About Kratt Brothers Company:
www.krattbrothers.com

About Wild Kratts
www.wildkrattslive.com 
www.facebook.com/wildkrattsofficial

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION SPONSORS

SEASON SPONSORS:  AMERITAS (Founding Season Sponsor), FIFTH THIRD BANK (Lifetime Endowment Partner), CINCINNATI-NORTHERN KENTUCKY HONDA DEALERSFURNITURE FAIRLOCAL12 WKRC-TV, The P&G FUND of 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, Macy’s, Millennium Cincinnati, Pepsi, Skyline Chili, TriHealth, Ultimate Air Shuttle

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Cincinnati Arts Association Announces DANCING FOR THE STARS 2019 Winners

CAA_Dancing for the Stars

Halle Quinn and Dance Pro Alyenendrov Tsorokean
Crowned New Dancing for the Stars Champs

Michael Betz honored as Fundraising Champion

CINCINNATI, OH – Halle Quinn (Community Volunteer) and her dance pro Alyenendrov Tsorokean (Phoenix Rising Ballroom) received a perfect score of 40, taking first place at the Cincinnati Arts Association’s thirteenth-annual Dancing for the Stars on Saturday, April 13 at the Music Hall Ballroom. Michael Betz (Senior Brand Manager, Strategic Brand Marketing, Gannett, Cincinnati Enquirer) took home the Fundraising Champion Award, as the celebrity who raised the most money for the event through ticket sales and donations.

Rhonda Whitaker (Vice President, Community Relations, Ohio & Kentucky, Duke Energy) and Josh Tilford (Independent Dance Instructor) took second place, and Jeff Thomas (Owner/President, Jeff Thomas Catering) and Bonita Brockert (Independent Dance Instructor) placed third.

The sold-out event welcomed 600 guests. As CAA’s largest annual fundraiser, it raised more than $105,000 in support of the organization’s acclaimed arts education programs, including the Overture Awards – the nation’s largest locally-run high school arts scholarship competition. 

Dancing for the Stars’ silent auction went online one week prior to the event to allow fans and supporters to participate whether or not they were able to attend the fundraiser. The auction raised more than $20,000.  

The remaining three dance pairs included:

  • Michael Betz (Senior Brand Manager, Strategic Brand Marketing,  Gannett, Cincinnati Enquirer) and Doreen Beatrice (Independent Dance Instructor)
  • Heidi DeJonckheere (Dental  Hygienist, Eastgate Dental Excellence) and Brandon Etheridge (Independent Dance Instructor)
  • Phil Gill (General Sales Manager, Tom Gill Chevrolet) and Desiree Mainous (Arthur Murray Dance Studio – Cincinnati)
  • Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney (President & CEO, Sesh Communications) and Jozsef Parragh (Independent Dance Instructor)

Inspired by the hit ABC-TV show Dancing with the StarsDancing for the Stars 2019 featured seven Cincinnati celebrities paired with some of the area’s finest professional dancers in a competition program, at which the audience vote and judges scores propelled the winners to victory. The competitive dance for the evening was the Cha Cha, and each dance pair had 90 seconds to woo the crowd and the judges.

Event emcees were Chris O’Brien and Janeen Coyle (“Married with Microphones,” 103.5 WGRR-FM). The four competition judges were Douglas Beal (Independent Dance Instructor), Barbara Hauser (2015 Dancing for the Stars Alum; Manager, Ohio Government & Community Relations, Procter & Gamble), Pam Kravetz (2018 Dancing for the Stars Third-Place Winner; Nationally-Recognized Artist, Arts Educator, and Project Manager for ArtWorks), Steve Valerius (2018 Dancing for the Stars Alum; President Individual Division, Ameritas Life Insurance).

Currently in its thirteenth year, Dancing for the Stars has become one of the most-anticipated (and imitated) fundraising events of the season.  Since the event’s debut in 2007, nearly 100 local notables have ‘danced for a cause’. The impressive list of past champions includes:  2007 – Dr. O’dell Owens (former president, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College; former Hamilton County coroner); 2008 – Jenell Walton (former WLWT-TV5 reporter; former reporter, The List; former WCPO-TV9 anchor and reporter); 2009 – Phil Schworer (attorney, Frost Brown Todd; former president, Cincinnati Bar Association); 2010 – Donna Speigel (owner, The Snooty Fox); 2011 – Dr. Tracey Skale, M.D. (chief medical officer, Greater Cincinnati Behavioral  Health Services), 2012 –  Regina Russo (former chief of communications, Contemporary Arts Center; former director of marketing and communications, Cincinnati Art Museum; former anchor/reporter, WXIX-TV19), 2013 – Chris Seelbach (Cincinnati City Councilman), 2014 – Neal Schulte (founder & president, Schulte Financial Group, LLC), 2015 – Johnny Chu (owner, KungFood Chu’s AmerAsia restaurant),  2016 – Jay Lame (financial analyst, Lenox Wealth Management), 2017 – Rohan Hemani (Procter & Gamble Fabric Care intrapenuer), and 2018 – Dr. Marcia Bowling (Gynecologic Oncology, The Christ Hospital Network).

In addition, Dancing for the Stars 2019 featured:

  • Dinner-by-the-bite provided by A Catered Affair, Alfio’s buon cibo, CMX CineBistro, Eddie Merlot, First Watch, Garnish Catering, Jeff Thomas Catering, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Oriental Wok, Prime Cincinnati, Skyline Chili, Street City Pub, Vonderhaar’s Catering, Whole Foods Market
  • Popular DJ and 103.5 WGRR personality Rockin’ Ron Schumacher
  • Pre-event wine tasting compliments of Biltmore Estate Winery and meet-and-greet with the stars
  • Open dancing before and after the competition

Event highlights included:

  • Entertaining and amazing exhibition dances by Dancing for the Stars talented pros.
  • An athletic, awe-inspiring cabaret-style dance filled with impressive lifts and spins, performed by champion dance-pro Alyenendrov Tsorokean and his fiancé Maria Wheeler. The exhibition dance received a standing ovation from the cheering crowd.
  • An inspiring video about the Overture Awards featuring interviews with the six student winners of this year’s Overture Awards finals competition.
  • Two big screens that featured live video of the competition and engaging video introductions of the stars and pros (interviews and rehearsal footage) before their dances.
  • Humorous, astute, and supportive comments from the Dancing for the Stars panel of judges.
  • Exceptionally responsive, raucous, and energetic audience reactions, which included large cheering sections holding signs with various messages in support of their favorite Stars.
  • The evening’s champs – former figure skater Halle Quinn and her muscular dance pro Alyenendrov Tsorokean – earned the night’s only perfect score of 40 with a routine that included breathtaking lifts and spins, danced to the song “Bla Bla Bla Bla Cha Cha Cha.”
  • Wearing one of the most stunning sequined dresses of the evening, second-place finisher Rhonda Whitaker brought a fun contemporary approach to the Cha Cha with her pro Josh Tilford, danced to the popular and upbeat song “Uptown Funk.”
  • Third-place finisher Jeff Thomas played a lifeguard in a red t-shirt with an eye for the girl in the polka-dot swimsuit in a charming dance to the classic song “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini.”
  • Fundraising Champ Michael Betz showed off his best Freddy Mercury moves with pro Doreen Beatrice to a rousing medley of the rock group Queen’s greatest hits.
  • Phil Gill parodied his local Tom Gill Chevrolet TV commercials with this Dad Tom, who was on stage giving his son advice on how to meet a girl (his perky pro Desiree Mainous– by dancing her into his big (toy) car!  Phil and Desiree performed to, of course, the song “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car.”
  • A second “Uptown Funk” Cha-Cha featured Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, who channeled her inner Tina Turner in a bright-red fringe dress and an ear-to-ear smile during her dance with pro Jozsef Parragh, sporting bright red shoes to match Jan’s dress.
  • Heidi DeJonckheere did the Queen City proud with a fun and energized Cha-Cha with dance pro Brandon Etheridge to a mash up of Cincinnatian Rosemary Clooney’s hit “Sway” and the electronic dance mix “(Mucho Mambo) Sway.”

Presenting Sponsor: TriHealth 

Silent Auction Sponsors: Graphic Village, Lenox Wealth Management, Paolo A Modern Jeweler, WOW Windowboxes 

Event Sponsors: Arthur Murray – Cincinnati, Doreen Beatrice, Bonita Brockert, Brandon Etheridge, Graphic Village, Jozsef Parragh, Pebble Creek Group, Phoenix Rising Ballroom, Josh Tilford

Libations Sponsors:  Biltmore Estate Wines, Heidelberg Distributing, Pepsi 

Event Committee:  Amal Daoud, Terry Foster, Sue Gilkey, Jim Howland, Ginger Loftin, Rosemary Schlachter, Phil Schworer, Tracey Skale

CAA’s OVERTURE AWARDS AND ARTS EDUCTION PROGRAMS
Cincinnati Arts Association’s Education & Community Engagement programs promote life-long participation in the arts, while contributing to individual, organizational, and community success. With a mission to educate, inspire, and engage the Tri-state region, these accessible arts programs ignite the imagination of students of all ages.

The Overture Awards is one of several programs ‒ which also include Artists on Tour, SchoolTime, Emerging Arts Leaders, and more ‒ that have served more than 1.6 million children and adults since the inception of CAA’s Education & Community Engagement programs two decades ago. CAA is proud of its newest initiative, Arts in Healing, which promotes wellness through the arts.

The Overture Awards – the largest locally-run, high school arts scholarship competition in the country – recognizes, encourages, and rewards excellence in the arts among Tri-state students in grades 9-12. It also provides students an opportunity to share their talents and interests among their peers in a supportive environment outside of their individual schools. Each year, more than 450 students are nominated by their schools to compete, and this year’s competition awarded $42,000 in scholarships for excellence in Creative Writing, Dance, Instrumental Music, Theater, Visual Art, and Vocal Music. To date, the Overture Awards has awarded $750,000 to support artistically-talented students in pursuit of their dreams. Now in its 22nd year, the Overture Awards was launched in 1996 by the Cinergy Foundation and Leadership Cincinnati (a Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber program).

As part of the Overture Awards, the Arts Educator Award for Excellence in Arts Instruction promotes and rewards excellence in arts instruction throughout the Tri-state region – just one more way to encourage quality arts in Cincinnati USA!

For more information about CAA’s Education & Community Engagement programs, visit www.cincinnatiarts.org/education-community.

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION
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 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.

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THE OFFICIAL RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 11 TOUR | Fri. July 19 | Aronoff Center

Listen Up, Kitty Girls –
The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 11 Tour is Coming to Cincinnati!CAA_RuPaul's Season 11 tour logoFriday, July 19, 2019
Aronoff Center – Procter & Gamble Hall

CINCINNATI, OH – Emmy-award winning production company World of Wonder and Voss Events present The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 11 Tour, to kick off a sickening run of shows on Sunday, May 26 in Los Angeles.  The tour plays the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall on Friday, July 19 at 8:00 PM.

Tickets are on sale now 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.  An exclusive VIP Experience is available for $123.75 and Includes a private meet and mingle with the queens before the show, a customized VIP laminate with lanyard, and a seat in the first few rows of the theater.

All fifteen Season 11 Queens including A’keria Chanel Davenport, Ariel Versace, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Honey Davenport, Kahanna Montrese, Mercedes Iman Diamond, Nina West, Plastique Tiara, Ra’Jah O’Hara, Scarlet Envy, Shuga Cain, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, Soju, Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo, and Yvie Oddly will slay the runway as the tour commences during the official RuPaul’s DragCon LA after party, and continues to sixteen cities across the US and Canada.

Season 10 Queen Asia O’Hara will serve as host for the tour (including the Cincinnati stop), with legendary RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage helming the Los Angeles and New York tour stops.

“I’m thrilled to bring, for the first time ever, the breathtaking Queens of Season 11 LIVE to audiences in the US and Canada!” said RuPaul’s Drag Race and upcoming RuPaul’s Drag Race UK judge Michelle Visage. “Category is: slay that runway!”

“This summer I’m hitting the road with the baddest queens in the land…the land of Season 11!” said Asia O’Hara. “All bets are off and all rules are out the window as the Queens show you what they are REALLY made of! And of course, I’ll be safe behind the microphone.”

The fifteen fierce Queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 will appear in the following cities:

  • 5/26 –   Los Angeles (RuPaul’s DragCon LA weekend)
  • 5/28 –   San Diego
  • 5/29 –   San Francisco
  • 5/30 –   Portland
  • 5/31 –   Vancouver
  • 6/1 –      Calgary
  • 6/3 –      Seattle
  • 7/10 –   Boston
  • 7/12 –   Montreal
  • 7/13 –   Providence
  • 7/14 –   Toronto
  • 7/15 –   Winnipeg
  • 7/17 –   Philadelphia
  • 7/18 –   Washington DC
  • 7/19 –   Cincinnati
  • 7/20 –   Atlanta
  • 7/21 –   Nashville
  • 9/6 –      New York (RuPaul’s DragCon NYC weekend)

ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER
For more than two decades, award-winning production company World of Wonder has introduced audiences to new worlds, talent, and ideas that have shaped culture. Programming highlights include: Emmy® Award-winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1/Logo), “Million Dollar Listing” LA & NY (Bravo), “Dancing Queen” (Netflix), “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce” (Fuse), and “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric” (National Geographic).  Award-winning films and documentaries include “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” “Menendez: Blood Brothers,” “Inside Deep Throat,” “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “I Am Britney Jean,” “In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye,” “Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking,” “Monica in Black and White,” Emmy-winning “The Last Beekeeper,” and Emmy-winning “Out of Iraq.” Seven of WOW’s films have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival including “Becoming Chaz” and “Party Monster.” World of Wonder has also created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents (1M+ subs), SVOD digital platform WOW Presents Plus, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. World of Wonder’s bi-annual RuPaul’s DragCon is the world’s largest drag culture convention, welcoming 100,000 attendees across LA and NYC in 2018. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored “The World According to Wonder,” celebrating decades of production, which can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/. Randy and Fenton were honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community, named to Variety‘s Reality Leaders List in 2017, and chosen for the OUT100 list in 2018 for their trailblazing work in the LGBTQ+ community. World of Wonder was also selected for Realscreen‘s 2018 Global 100 list, which recognizes the top international non-fiction and unscripted production companies working in the industry today. World of Wonder creates out of a historic building/gallery space in the heart of Hollywood.

ABOUT VOSS EVENTS
Voss Events is a creative agency specializing in event design and production, promotions, tour and talent management, influencer relations and content creation. Founded by Brandon Voss, an event producer best known for his elaborate parties throughout New York City, as well as hot ticket events that have featured Lady Gaga, Cher, and Caitlyn Jenner, among others, the company produces “Voss Events Drag Brunch” in New York, Miami, and Las Vegas, and the wildly-popular global tour,RuPaul’s Drag Race “Werq the World”, starring Michelle Visage and the leading talent from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS | Mon., Oct. 21 | Aronoff Center

CAA_David SedarisThe Best-Selling Author, Humorist and Contributor to
This American Life
Live at the Aronoff Center on Monday, October 21

[Cincinnati, OH], April 11, 2019 – WVXU presents An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked,Me Talk Pretty One DayDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor will be appearing for one night only at the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall on Monday, October 21 at 7:30pm, following the release of his newest book and New York Times #1 Best Seller, Calypso. 

All seats at the Aronoff Center are reserved, range in price from $48.75 to $58.75, and are subject to additional taxes and fees. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 19 at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-2787 [ARTS], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.

This is a unique opportunity to see the best-selling humorist in an intimate setting. As always, Sedaris will be offering a selection of all-new readings and recollections, as well as a Q&A session and book signing.

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Mr. Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

David Sedaris returns to the road following the release of his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious collection, Calypso.  Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny – it’s a book that can make you laugh ’til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris’s powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.

If you love David Sedaris’s cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you’re getting into at his live readings. You’d be wrong.  To see him read his own work on stage allows his autobiographical narrative to reveal a uniquely personal narrative that will keep you laughing throughout the evening.  Don’t miss this event!

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