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ANNE & EMMETT Runs Feb. 28-March 8

CBTC_Anne & EmmettANNE & EMMETT
Cincinnati Black Theatre Company
Feb. 28-March 8
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center [Downtown]

Directed by Don Sherman

An imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred. Frank is the 13-year-old Jewish girl whose diary provided a gripping perspective of the Holocaust. Till is the 14-year-old African-American boy whose brutal murder in Mississippi sparked the American Civil Rights Movement.

  • Fri, Feb. 28 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Feb. 29 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, March 1 at 3pm
  • Fri, March 6 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, March 7 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, March 8 at 3pm

Official page | Facebook event |

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BLACK NATIVITY Runs Dec. 7-14

CBTC_Black Nativity 2019BLACK NATIVITY
Cincinnati Black Theatre Company
Dec. 7-14
World of Deliverance, Family Life Center [Forest Park]

The “Black Nativity” originated in 1961 and was performed Off-Broadway by Langston Hughes. The modified celebration of the birth of Jesus exhibits more than just another Christmas production. This illustrious story is filled with joyfulness as it expresses one of the Bible’s most prevailing narratives that took place in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago. The spirited performance is presented with a taste of African American flavor.  “Black Nativity” articulates not only the story of Jesus’ birth, but also the splendiferous sound of Gospel music! The production is a commemoration of how many celebrate the amazing story Jesus being born of the Virgin Mary both nationally and internationally. The “Black Nativity” is a recurring favorite and CBTC is elated to feature a new exhilarating and diverse show each and every year. The production is filled with impactful sounds of music, praise and worship, song and dance, bursts of energetic, astounding costuming, and prophetic storytelling! What a grand experience this will be.

  • Sat, Dec. 7 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Fri, Dec. 13 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Dec. 14 at 2pm & 7:30pm

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Auditions Announced for 2019-2020 Season at Cincinnati Black Theatre Company

CBTC_logoSat, Aug. 24 from Noon-4pm

Carl Lindner YMCA – 1425 Linn St., Cincinnati OH 45214

Season includes:

  • FOR BLACK BOYS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED HOMICIDE WHEN THE STREETS WERE TOO MUCH
  • BLACK NATIVITY 2019
  • ANNE & EMMETT
  • Disney’s THE LION KING JR.

Seeking singers, dancers, modern, jazz, musicians, actors, actresses, technical crew, and production assistants.

All actors, singers and dancers from beginners to advanced level are welcome. Ages 8 and up.

Prepare In Advance

  • Prepare 1 minute monologue
  • Prepare 1 minute song
  • Prepare a short dance piece

Day of Auditions

  • Bring current photo/headshot /performance resume/background experience
  • Dress comfortably  and expect a wait
  • Be prepared to move
  • Be prepared for anything!
  • Arrive in time for registration

For more information contact 513.241.6060 or cincyblacktheatre@gmail.com.

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Auditions Announced for IT’S A HARD KNOCK LIFE at Cincinnati Black Theatre Company

CBTC_logoCincinnati Black Theatre Company is holding open auditions for IT’S A HARD KNOCK LIFE, a full length dance children’s production.

Auditions to be held Sat, March 2 from 3-7pm

Lindner YMCA
1425B Linn St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214.

  • Have clothes to move in to learn a combination.
  • Please bring a head shot and a resume.
  • Ages 8 and up.

More details are at the Cincinnati Black Theatre company Facebook event.

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Auditions Announced for FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF at Cincinnati Black Theatre Company

CBTC_logoFOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF

Sat, Nov. 17 from 10am – 2pm
Carl Lindner Family YMCA
1425 Linn  Street
Cincinnati, OH 45214

Contact 513-241-6060
cincyblacktheatre@gmail.com

We Need  (Ages 18+ and up)
All actors from beginners to advanced levels

Prepare In Advance – 1 minute monologue from the actual play FOR COLORED GIRLS

  • Bring current photo/headshot /performance resume
  • Dress comfortably and expect a wait
  • Be prepared to move
  • Arrive in time for registration

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