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BETWEEN THE LINES, OUTSIDE THE MARGINS Postponed by Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT_Between postponedWith the recent rise in COVID cases within the area, we are disappointed to announce the postponement of CMT’s next Studio Series show, BETWEEN THE LINES, OUTSIDE THE MARGINS. The dates of this show will be adjusted, and will now take place in the 2022/2023 Studio Series.

We were so excited to bring this show to our audiences next month. But out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing to ensure everyone both on and off the stage stays healthy and safe during these trying times.

The Aronoff Center of the Arts Box Office should be in contact with those who have already purchased their tickets for the show!

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BETWEEN THE LINES, OUTSIDE THE MARGINS Runs Feb. 4-12

CMT_Between logoBETWEEN THE LINES, OUTSIDE THE MARGINS
Cincinnati Music Theatre
Feb. 4-12
Aronoff Center’s Fifth-Third Bank Theatre [Downtown]

Conceived and written by Jacqlyn Schott & Matthew Nassida
Directed by Jacqlyn Schott
Music direction by Joshua Goines.
Choreographed by Emily Brinkman
Produced by Peter Merten and Kendra Struthers

An original musical revue about the importance and power of storytelling, BETWEEN THE LINES, OUTSIDE THE MARGINS lifts up BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ voices through showcasing the power of storytelling and the importance of ending the silencing of marginalized voices.

1/5/21 – Health and Safety Guidelines

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 4-5 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 6 at 4pm
  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 10-12 at 7:30pm

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Auditions Announced for FALSETTOS at Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT_Studio Series logo2AUDITION DATES:

  • Sunday, January 2nd: 3 PM to 7 PM
  • Monday, January 3rd: 7 PM to 10 PM
    (Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, January 5th at 7 PM.)

LOCATION: Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220

IN-PERSON AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT:
Please reserve your audition time HERE. Please print and fill out the audition form prior to your audition. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen in the next available slot.

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS:
We will also accept video submissions. If you choose to submit a video audition, you must include all elements of the audition, the songs, the story/joke, and the dance combination. The deadline for video submissions will be 5:00 PM on Monday, January 3rd. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. Please include the audition form and virtual copy of your resume, and a copy of your headshot with the video submission. To submit a video audition, please send all materials to cmt.falsettos.auditions@gmail.com.

PLEASE PREPARE & PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR AUDITION:

  • Please prepare TWO 16-32 bar cuts of contrasting Broadway-style songs that showcase your vocal range and storytelling ability. Your sheet music should be in the proper key with cuts marked. An accompanist will be provided (no CD’s, tapes or a cappella numbers).
  • Please be prepared to tell a short story or joke centered around your relationship with your family, chosen or blood.
  • Please bring shoes and clothing appropriate for a dance audition.
  • Please provide a copy of your resume.
  • Please provide a copy of your headshot if you have one.
  • Please bring proof of your COVID-19 Vaccination. We do require that the cast, crew, and production team be fully vaccinated. Masks will be required during rehearsals when not actively engaged on stage.

PLEASE NOTE:

We are committed to making this process as accessible as possible.

The dance combination, that will also be taught during the audition, will be available via video, upon request, a week before the audition.

The callback sides and music will also be available virtually the week before the audition. Those who reserve an audition time slot will receive an email with the access information. For those who are not on the SignUp Genius, please request materials via email: cmt.falsettos.auditions@gmail.com.

Additionally, we will have printed copies of the callback materials available at the audition.

ABOUT THE SHOW:
A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, two acclaimed Off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man name Marvin, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that in this game we call life, love can tell a million stories.

MARVIN (Lead): 30s – Jewish. A devoted husband and father, smart, funny and charming. Struggles to reconcile his desire for a happy traditional family with his love for WHIZZER.  Tenor, Baritone – Range C3 to Bb4 (Belt)

WHIZZER (Lead): 20s-30s – Extremely handsome, athletic, and confident. HIV positive. Has a tempestuous relationship with MARVIN. This character can be any ethnicity. Tenor – Range E3 to C5 (Belt)

MENDEL (Lead): 30s-40s – Jewish. Marvin’s psychiatrist –who marries Trina and enters into the tumultuous world of her life with her son, her ex and her ex’s lover while struggling with his own feelings. Tenor, Baritone – Range C3 to B4 (Belt/Legit)

JASON (Supporting): 10-13 to play 13 – Jewish. Marvin’s and Trina’s son – bookish and awkward – Jason’s impending Bar Mitzvah, his parents’ divorce and the entrance of WHIZZER into his life leave him confused, angry and trying to sort it all out. Tenor – Range G3 to D5 (Belt)

TRINA (Supporting): 30s – Jewish. Wife to Marvin, Mother to Jason. Charmingly neurotic in her effort to understand the conflicting feelings she has in the aftermath of her divorce. She consults Mendel, her husband’s psychiatrist and eventually marries him. Mezzo Soprano (Belt/Legit)

CHARLOTTE (Supporting): 30s – One of the “lesbians from next door” – Charlotte is a dedicated doctor alarmed by the mysterious illness that is killing her gay male patients. Tough, but extremely nurturing and very much in love with her partner, Cordelia. Alto/Mezzo – Range F3 to F5 (Belt/Legit)

CORDELIA (Supporting): 30s – The other “lesbian from next door” – Cordelia is Dr. Charlotte’s partner – she runs her own kosher catering business, is very keen on making a nice home– but also wants to be useful and valued for her contribution to the world. Mezzo Soprano – Range A3 to E5 (High Belt/Legit)

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Auditions Announced for BETWEEN THE LINES, OUTSIDE THE MARGINS at Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT_Studio Series logo2AUDITION DATES:

  • Sunday, December 12, 2021, 3:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 13, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220

IN-PERSON AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT:
Please reserve your audition time via Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084FACAA2EA75-cmts

Please print and fill out the audition form prior to your audition.
Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen in the next available slot.

BETWEEN THE LINES, OUTSIDE THE MARGINS is an original musical revue crafted to amplify and celebrate the power of storytelling within the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. Challenging stereotypes and unveiling new narratives, Margins weaves together musical theatre songs from the classics to new creations in a musical manifesto of truth, vulnerability, and empowerment.

Seeking a diverse, inclusive ensemble cast of about 8-10 artists who bring their own lived experience and/or a desire to learn to a collaborative creative experience. To be explicit, our production believes the following: solidarity is intersectional, black lives matter, gender isn’t a binary, equity and justice over equality, and ally is a verb. We are committed to upholding an accessible, actively anti-racist, inclusive space; and welcome people of all abilities, classes, ethnicities, gender identities, races, sexual orientations, and sizes.

Audition requirements are the standard fare: 16-32 bar cut of a song along with sheet music in the proper key with cuts marked. Ideally, song choice should highlight the artist’s storytelling chops, ability to emotionally connect with both song and audience, and their vocal range. But we’d rather a person come with a song they’re comfortable with than not audition at all. No dancing audition; but the show will contain both staged movement and portions of choreography designed per cast ability.

Rehearsals begin in early January with a rehearsal schedule based on availability. Due to the condensed rehearsal process, few to no conflicts preferred.

BETWEEN THE LINES, OUTSIDE THE MARGINS opens February 4, 2022, and runs through February 12, 2022, at the Aronoff Center’s Fifth Third Bank Theater.

Conceived and written by Jacqlyn Schott and Matthew Nassida, the show is produced by Peter Merten and Kendra Struthers and directed by Jacqlyn Schott, with choreography by Emily Brinkman and music direction by Joshua Goines.

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Auditions Announced for RAGTIME at Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT_logoAUDITION DATES:

  • Sunday, December 5, 2021, 3:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 6, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
    Call backs will be held Wednesday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220

IN-PERSON AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT:

  • Please reserve your audition time via https://bit.ly/3nGlowv
  • Please print and fill out the audition form prior to your audition.
  • Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen in the next available slot.

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: We will also accept video submissions. If you choose to submit a video audition, you must include all three elements of the audition, the song, the story, and the dance combination. The deadline for video submissions will be 5:00 PM on Monday, December 6, 2021. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. Please include the audition form and virtual copy of your resume, and a copy of your headshot with the video submission. To submit a video audition, please submit materials to cmt.ragtime.auditions@gmail.com.

PLEASE PREPARE & PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR AUDITION:

  • Please prepare 16-32 bars of a Broadway-style song that showcases your vocal range. Your sheet music should be in the proper key with cuts marked. An accompanist will be provided (no CD’s, tapes or a cappella numbers).
  • Please be prepared to tell a short story about a time that you felt like an outsider, or about a time that overcame an obstacle.
  • Please bring shoes and clothing appropriate for a dance audition.
  • Please provide a copy of your resume.
  • Please provide a copy of your headshot if you have one.
  • Please bring proof of your COVID-19 Vaccination. We do require that the cast, crew, and production team be fully vaccinated. Masks will be required during rehearsals when not actively engaged on stage.

Please Note:
We are committed to making this process as accessible as possible.

  • The dance combination, that will also be taught during the audition, will be available via video, upon request, a week before the audition.
  • The callback sides and music will also be available virtually the week before the audition.
  • Those who reserve an audition timeslot will receive an email with the access information.
  • For those who are not on the SignUp Genius, please request materials via email: cmt.ragtime.auditions@gmail.com.

Additionally, we will have printed copies of the callback materials available at the audition.

ABOUT THE SHOW:
Based on the novel of the same name, Ragtime is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the volatile “melting pot” of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime confronts the dialectic contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. Over the course of the show, the worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his motherless daughter, and a Black Ragtime musician intertwine. Together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred. Featuring many of the historical figures that built and shaped turn-of-the-century America, including J.P. Morgan, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit and Henry Ford, this musical sweeps across the diversity of the American experience to create a stirring epic that captures the beats of the American experience.

CASTING REQUIREMENTS:
CMT is looking for a large, diverse cast for this production. BIPOC and LGBTQ+ performers are encouraged to audition. All roles are open.

These roles include:

  • Coalhouse
    A proud and talented pianist. A Black man who believes that he can take part in the new America and will be treated fairly.
  • Sarah
    Washwoman. Sarah is a young Black woman, beautiful and filled with a strong will to live, fueled by an innocent spirit. Falls deeply in love with Coalhouse after much resistance.
  • Mother
    The consummate wife and mother. A kind woman with incredible moral fiber. Refined, intelligent, graceful and open minded.
  • Father
    Mother’s professionally successful husband. Fancies himself an amateur explorer, he is commanding and attractive. Enjoys being the family breadwinner, a traditionalist.
  • Younger Brother
    Mother’s younger brother. He is an erratic and passionate soul, a firework waiting to be lit. Influenced greatly by Goldman’s teachings.
  • Little Boy
    Mother and Father’s son. He is open-hearted and curious with inexplicable clairvoyance. Never passes judgement on others.
  • Grandfather
    Mother’s patrician father. He is a retired professor, and easily irritated by nearly everything.
  • Tateh
    A Latvian immigrant. He wears the trials and tribulations of his past on his sleeve, but remains optimistic that he will be successful. Full of genuine drive and heart. He lives for his little daughter.
  • Little Girl
    Tateh’s daughter. A vulnerable child in a brand-new home, she has lost her mother and is guarded and shy. She clings to her father.
  • Booker T. Washington
    Brilliant Black social activist. He is an eloquent and articulate gentleman with no patience for Black Americans leading less than exemplary lives.
  • Emma Goldman
    Social activist. Originally from Russia, she is a leader, a fearless advocate for the oppressed.
  • Evelyn Nesbit
    The beautiful vaudeville performer, famous for the murder of her high-profile lover by her rich husband.
  • Henry Ford
    An American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company.
  • Harry Houdini
    The famous magician, originally from Hungary. With notable physical ability, he stands as a symbol of the ‘American Dream.’
  • J.P. Morgan
    The rich, famous financier.
  • Sarah’s Friend
    A friend of Sarah’s who attends her funeral.
  • Willie Conklin
    A racist volunteer fireman who destroys Coalhouse’s car.
  • Ensemble: Baseball Fans; Coalhouse Supporters; Firemen; Immigrants to America; New Rochelle Citizens; Reporters; Vacationers.
  • Played by Black actors: Coalhouse’s Lawyer, Harlem Citizens, Henson

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE:
RAGTIME opens April 29, 2022 and runs through May 7, 2022, at Aronoff Center Jarson-Kaplan Theater at the Aronoff Center of the Arts.
Rehearsals will begin February 2, 2022.

RAGTIME is produced by Jacqlyn Schott and directed by Chad Brinkman with choreography by David Choate and music direction by Joshua Goines.

Book by Terrence McNally
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on E.L. Doctorow’s distinguished novel, Ragtime

RAGTIME is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

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