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Auditions Announced for SINGABLES & SWINGABLES at Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT_Studio Series logoCMT to host auditions for SINGABLES & SWINGABLES, the next Studio Series production, on Dec. 1 and 2.

Think about Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Manhattan Transfer, The Andrews Sisters… bring your SWING to this toe-tapping, finger-snapping production of SINGABLES & SWINGABLES.

AUDITION DATES: Sunday, Dec. 1, 3 – 6 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 2 from 7 – 9 p.m.

LOCATION: Clifton United Methodist Church – 3416 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

ABOUT AUDITIONS: Use the SignUp Genius link below to reserve your audition slot and download the audition forms. Everyone will audition individually and in a group.

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  • 16 – 32 bars of your favorite swingin’ song
  • Sheet music in the proper key with cuts marked. An accompanist will be provided.
  • A resume & head shot are appreciated, but not mandatory.

Performances run Feb. 14-22.

Production Staff:
Director: Marypat Carletti
Music Director: Paul Chiappone
Producer: Peter Merten


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Auditions Announced for SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN at Cincinnati Music Theatre

cmt_logoSign up for auditions for Cincinnati Music Theatre’s production of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN!

Known as the “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time”, each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, and is complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.

AUDITION DATES: Sunday, Oct. 20 and Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. Callbacks will take place at Clifton United Methodist Church on Thursday, Oct. 24.

LOCATIONS: Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

ABOUT AUDITIONS: Please reserve your audition time on SignUp Genius (link provided below). 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.

You will be escorted into the audition room in groups of up to 8 participants. You will sing your prepared song and possibly do some vocalizing. The director may ask you a few brief questions and you may be asked to read from the script. As part of a small group, you will then work with the choreographer to learn a dance combination, which will include a small tap combination.


  • 16-32 bars of a Broadway-style song that showcases your vocal range
  • Sheet music in the proper key with cuts marked. An accompanist will be provided (no CD’s, tapes or a cappella numbers).
  • A copy of your resume and headshot.

Director: Dennis Murphy
Vocal Director: Linda Abbott
Music Director: Charlie Wilhelm
Choreographers: JV Katz, Mike Fielder, Amanda Emmons-Shumate and more!
Producer: Julie Beelman

Performances run May 8-16 at the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater

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CABARET Runs Nov. 8-16

CMT_Cabaret logoCABARET
Cincinnati Music Theatre
Nov. 8-16
Aronoff Center Jarson-Kaplan Theater [Downtown]

Directed by Skip Fender
Music directed by Mike Spresser
Choreographed by Mike Fielder
Produced by Kathy Beiting

Cast: Stephen D. Welch as Emcee, Elanor Morris as Sally Bowles, Brad Enos as Clifford Bradshaw, Kendra Struthers as Fraulein Schneider, John Simpson as Herr Schultz, T. Edison Morris III as Ernst Ludwig, Mary Vosseberg as Fraulein Kost, John Sloan as Max
Male ensemble: Karl Bolinger, Kevin Simons, Isaac Owens, Kyle Fisher, Michael English & Garrett Klaas
Female ensemble: Julie Pergrem, Sarah Andrews, Anna Hazard, Mp Carletti, Kyndra D. Jefferies, Amanda Emmons Shumate & Megan Archibald

It’s 1929 and Berlin, in the midst of a post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from the epicenter of underground, avant-garde culture to the beginnings of Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party.

Into this world enters Clifford Bradshaw, a struggling American writer looking for inspiration for his next novel. On his first night in Berlin, Cliff wanders into the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub overseen by the strange, omniscient and gender-fluid Master of Ceremonies, who assures the audience that all of their troubles will soon be forgotten. Here, Cliff meets Sally Bowles, a vivacious, moderately talented cabaret performer and an utterly lost soul. As time passes, however, the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates changes from exciting and vital to ominous and violent.

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 8-9 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Nov. 10 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, Nov. 13-16 at 7:30pm

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Call for Directors for 2020-2021 Season at Cincinnati Music Theatre

cmt_logoCincinnati Music Theatre is in search of qualified directors for the 2020-21 season’s two Mainstage shows and three Studio Series shows.

Established in 1963, Cincinnati Music Theatre has a long and proud history of presenting popular, large-scale, award-winning musicals to enthusiastic audiences from across the Greater Cincinnati area.

CMT shows are large- or medium-scale, fully-produced musicals, presented in the Jarson-Kaplan Theatre at the Aronoff Center for the Arts.

The Studio Series is performed in a cabaret setting in the Aronoff’s Fifth Third Bank Theatre. The series allows directors, performers, and producers, both experienced and new, to acquaint themselves with Aronoff policies and to explore their own capabilities. Shows may be original or published works but should be appropriate for a cabaret-style performance; we are particularly interested in original cabarets and existing revues.

Cincinnati Music Theatre encourages the creation of original art. If an original revue or show is submitted, an arranger may be hired and paid a flat rate at the producer’s discretion, in lieu of paying grand rights.

The Studio Series is intended for cabaret, revue, and small-scale musicals with little or no costume, set or tech requirements, as there is no budget for sets or costumes. Performances should lend themselves to piano accompaniment or a small combo.

Interested directors should submit the following information:

  1. Name and contact information
  2. Theatrical experience and/or resume
  3. For each production you are interested in directing, please give the following:
    • Application for Mainstage or Studio Series?
    • Show title and creators
    • Licensing entity
    • Cast requirements
    • Production requirements (sets/costumes/props etc.)
    • Do you have staff or tech people you’ve asked (or plan to ask) to work on this production?
    • A brief synopsis or explanation of theme
    • Your vision for the production
    • What challenges do you see with this show? How do you plan to meet them?
    • Why is this show a good choice for CMT’s 2020-21 season?

Please send the above information by September 29, 2019 to VP Creative Kendra Struthers at creative@cmtmail.org.

Finalists will be invited to present their show(s) to the Creative Committee and CMT board in October, 2019. If you are not available at the time selected, Kendra will present for you.

More information about CMT, including a list of past productions, can be found at our website (cincinnatimusictheatre.org).

Please note that CMT is an all-volunteer group, and there is no compensation for staff, actors, tech, or musicians.

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Cincinnati Music Theatre
Sept. 6-14
Fifth-Third Bank Theater [Downtown]

Directed by Adam Drake
Musical Direction by Julie DeMatteis
Produced by Megan Williams & Julie DeMatteis

Cast: Megan Callahan, Jen Drake, Jazz McMullen, Mary Mills, Chelsey Ross, Michelle Shaffer, Kendra Struthers, Austin Tenbarge, Julie Wartner & John Woll

Get ready to laugh, cry, and fall in love with lyrics that are heartbreakingly true and music that captures the soaring emotions of a generation with Side by Side by Sondheim. Simple and unpretentious, this Tony Award-winning musical is a perfect introduction to the work of this contemporary master and a must for diehard fans. Featuring music from CompanyFolliesA Little Night MusicA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumAnyone Can Whistle, and Pacific Overtures, not to mention classics written with musical theatre giants Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers, and Jule Styne, this dazzling array of some of Sondheim’s best-known songs demonstrates his masterful craft and astounding creativity

  • Fri, Sept. 6 at 7:30pm SOLD OUT
  • Sat, Sept. 7 at 4pm & 7:30pm
  • Fri, Sept. 13 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Sept. 14 at 4pm & 7:30pm

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