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Auditions Announced for MUSICALS SHE WROTE at Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT_Studio Series logo2MUSICALS SHE WROTE: Celebrating Women Songwriters

MARCH 12 from 7-10pm
March 14 from 7:30-10pm

Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Ave

If necessary, callbacks will be held Wednesday, March 15th 7:30-10pm

We are looking to cast an ensemble of 6-10 singers, with about ¾ of the cast being female. (Guys, we need you too!) About a third of the show will be created based on what the cast feels passionate about sharing with our audiences. Help CMT shine a light on the many women, past and present, who have made memorable contributions to musical theater.

Musical Theatre songwriting has always been a boys’ club. But women have been writing musicals—a lot of them—since the 19th century! This revue will trace the history of women writing music or lyrics from the early days of operetta and musical comedy through the Golden Age, the Post-Golden Age, and today. From early songs you might not know were written by a woman—“Ah Sweet Mystery of Life” and “Hey Big Spender”—to the feminist anthems in A…My Name is Alice and I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road up to the last decade’s explosion of women writing musicals from the serious to the ridiculous.

Directed by Joe Stollenwerk
Music Direction by Joel Kurzynski
Produced by Megan Williams and Eric Bardes
Choreography by JV Katz


Please reserve your audition time. After signing up, the audition form will be emailed to you – please print and fill out the form prior to your audition. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen in the next available slot.

Prepare a portion (no longer than 1 minute) of TWO contrasting songs that show off your vocal and expressive range. One song from 1965 or earlier, and one song from 2000 and later.

Your sheet music should be in the proper key with cuts marked. An accompanist will be provided (no CDs, tapes or a cappella numbers, please).

Please provide a copy of your resume and 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.

Performances are June 23, 24, 30 and July 1 in the Fifth third Theater of the Aronoff Center.


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2023-2024 Season Announced by Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT_logoCMT is Excited to Announce our 2023-24 60th Diamond Jubilee Season

Mainstage Productions

Directed by Skip Fenker
Nov. 3-11, 2023

Directed by Joey Schnell
April 26-May 4, 2024

Studio Series

STAYING ALIVE: That 70s Music
Directed by David Radtke
Sept. 8-16, 2023

Directed by Megan Horton
Feb. 9-17, 2024

Directed by Elizabeth Travnik
May 31-June 7, 2024

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The Passing of Tom Story

MPI_Tom StoryFrom Legacy Remembers

Thomas Joseph Storey passed away on January 28, 2023 after a long illness.  He leaves behind his dear wife of 65 years, Nancy Ann (nee Moore) and many loving nieces, nephews, friends and family members.

Tom was born on September 6, 1935 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Elder High School in 1952.  He earned a degree in Broadcasting from the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and went on to a 47 year career as Program Administrator for WLW-T Television in downtown Cincinnati.

At the same time, Tom became well-known as a director and actor in both community and professional theatre in the area.  He and Nancy Ann met through The Bellarmine Players and together they worked in such theatres as The Drama Workshop, Edgecliff Theater, Mariemont Players, The Village Players of Ft. Thomas, Knox Drama Workshop, Stagecrafters, Cincinnati Music Theater, Footlighters, The IF Theater Collective, Sunset Players and Wyoming Players.  His acting roles ranged from John Proctor in ‘The Crucible’ to Clarence Darrow in ‘Never the Sinner’ to Al Lewis in ‘The Sunshine Boys’.

Tom won multiple awards for acting and directing through his career and he and Nancy Ann in 2020 were honored as recipients of The Art Rouse Award from ACT-Cincinnati, given annually in recognition for ongoing contributions to area theatre.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Cecilia Church, 3105 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH  45209 on Friday, February 3, 2023 at 10:30 am.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to a charity of your choice in Tom’s honor.

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Cast Announced for KINKY BOOTS at Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT_logoCincinnati Music Theatre is excited to finally announce the cast and crew of our upcoming main stage production of  KINKY BOOTS.

  • Charlie Price: Robert Breslin IV
  • Lola/Simon: Garrett Klaas
  • Don: Jamie Sivrais
  • Lauren: Rebecca Wall
  • Nicola: Sarah Gidley
  • Pat: Mary Vosseberg
  • Trish: Laura Petracco
  • George: JM Durnil
  • Harry/Ensemble: Garry Zink
  • Mr. Price/Ensemble: Dana Kisor
  • Young Lola: El Sulcer
  • Young Charlie: Paul Hahn
  • The Angels: Brian Anderson, Kyle Fisher, Max Mason, Brett Parr, Michael Phillips & Daniel Uetrecht
  • The Ensemble: Tosha Gibson, Nate Huitger, Hannah Johnson, Chelsea Patterson, Alex Shaw, Elizabeth Travnik

Production Team:

  • Director/Co-Producer- Aubrey E. Wilson
  • Assistant Director- Ariel Mary Ann
  • Co-Producer- Chelsey Ross
  • Choreographer- Jules Breslin
  • Vocal Director- Madelaine Wilkerson
  • Music Director- Charles Wilhelm
  • Drag Consultant- Mirelle Jane Divine
  • Drag Consultant- Brooklyn Steele-Tate

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CMT_Musix at the MoviesMUSIC AT THE MOVIES
Cincinnati Music Theatre
Feb. 3-11
Aronoff Center Fifth Third Bank Theater [Downtown]

Directed by Brian Anderson
Music Directed by Josh Toth
Vocal Directed by Chelsea Harris
Produced by Katie Reindl

Cast: Jude Abella, Susan Brabenec, Jen Drake, Caitlin Fry, Jess Green, Austin Hoard, Deborah Hunter, Juls Lawrence, Mary Mills, Jeff Richardson & Robert Tully

Music at the Movies explores the special bond between Motion Picture and popular song, which together have helped define American Culture since the early 20th Century.  Reflecting the remarkable range of films that have touched the hearts and minds of millions of theater goers, the songs included will spark those special memories we all have from our favorite movies.  From James Bond theme songs to Disney movie anthems, from Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow” to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”, there’s something for everyone in this wonderful evening of song.

  • Fri, Feb. 3 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Feb. 4 at 4pm & 7:30pm
  • Fri, Feb. 10 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Feb. 11 at 4pm & 7:30pm

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