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HOME Runs June 7-15

CMT_Home logoHOME: A Cabaret of Songs about the Places We Call Home
Cincinnati Music Theatre
June 7-15
Aronoff Center Fifth-Third Bank Theater [Downtown]

Conceived and co-written by Mark D. Motz & director Michele Mascari
Music directed by Ron Attreau
Produced by Kathy Beiting & Marypat Carletti

Cast: Brian Anderson, Tim Belton, Ryan Bowron, Marypat Carletti, Ria Villaver Collins, Kat Glaser, Julia Hasl Miller & Michael Shawn Starks

Home: A Cabaret of Songs about the Places We Call Home features 20-plus tunes from Broadway, movies, pop culture, and more. We welcome audiences into our home at the Fifth Third Bank Theater for an evening of music. HOME is what you make it, where you make it, when you make it. We’ll go from the places we grew up to the places we still seek in this original cabaret.

  • Fri, June 7 at 8pm
  • Sat, June 8 at 5pm & 8pm
  • Fri, June 14 at 8pm
  • Sat, June 15 at 5pm & 8pm

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Auditions Announced for CABARET at Cincinnati Music Theatre

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

Audition Dates: June 24 & June 25 from 7-10pm
Callbacks, if necessary will be held Wednesday, June 26, at 7pm at Clifton United Methodist Church.

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



  • 16-32 bars of a Broadway-style song that showcases your vocal range. Please do not use a selection from Cabaret.
  • Sheet music in the proper key with cuts marked. An accompanist will be provided (no CD’s, tapes or a cappella numbers).
  • Shoes and clothing appropriate for a dance audition
  • A copy of your resume and headshot.

For a complete cast breakdown, including vocal ranges, please visit www.cincinnatimusictheatre.org. Cabaret performances are November 8-16, 2019, Aronoff Center Jarson-Kaplan Theater. Rehearsals will begin in late August.

CABARET is produced by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK. http://www.tamswitmark.com

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Auditions Announced for SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT_Studio Series logoAuditions for our fall Studio Series production of SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, directed by Adam Drake.

SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM celebrates the wit and genius of musical theatre’s most influential artist. 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 COMPANY, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, WEST SIDE STORY, FOLLIES, GYPSY, PACIFIC OVERTURES and many more.


  • 16-32 bars of a Broadway-style song that showcases your vocal range (no songs from the above listed shows please!)
  • Sheet music in proper key with cuts marked
  • An accompanist will be provided (no CDs, tapes, videos or a cappella)
  • A copy of your resume and headshot

Walk-ins will be welcomed as time allows.

Production dates: Sept 6 & 7, Sept 13 &14 (Saturday performances are DOUBLES) at the Aronoff Center for the Arts Fifth-Third Bank Theatre.

Audition will be held at the Clifton United Methodist Church on June 17 & 18 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Reserve your audition slot here:

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Cincinnati Music Theatre Announces its 2019-2020 Season at the Aronoff Center

cmt_logoCINCINNATI, OH – Cincinnati Music Theatre (CMT), a resident company of the Aronoff Center for the Arts, is pleased to announce its 2019-20 Season, including two full-scale musical productions in the Jarson-Kaplan Theater and three Studio Series productions in the intimate Fifth Third Bank Theater.

Season tickets go on sale Friday, May 3 and single tickets go on sale Monday, June 3 at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.

Producing a historic five-show season, CMT is excited to offer Cincinnati high quality musicals at an affordable price. From a classic movie musical to Tony Award-winning shows to an original work created by a local Cincinnatian, CMT continues to thrill audiences with popular musical theatre and fabulous local talent, and to delight them with new works.


Book by JOSEPF MASTEROFF, based on the play by JOHN VAN DRUTEN and stories by CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD, music by JOHN KANDER, lyrics by FRED EBB
November 8-16, 2019
Aronoff Center – Jarson-Kaplan Theater
In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. These contrasting relationships are played out against the backdrop of the Nazis rise to power. The award-winning score includes such classics as “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Maybe This Time,” and the title song. Directed by Skip Fenker. 

Screenplay by BETTY COMDEN and ADOLF GREEN, songs by NACIO HERB BROWN and ARTHUR FREED, based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer film, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc.
May 8-16, 2020
Aronoff Center – Jarson-Kaplan Theater
The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time,” Singin’ in the Rain takes you on a memorable trip into Hollywood’s past. Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green adapted their award-winning screenplay for the stage. Each unforgettable scene, song, and dance is accounted for, including the splashy show-stopping title number. In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item but, behind the scenes, things aren’t as they appear. The advent of “talking pictures” may bring the end of Lina’s career until a talented young actress is asked to do the singing and talking for her.  Filled with comedy, romance, and a hit-parade of Hollywood standards, Singin’ in the Rain is a downpour of musical bliss! Directed by Dennis Murphy.


Sept 6, 7 & 13, 14, 2019
Aronoff Center – Fifth Third Bank Theater
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 Rogers, Richard Rogers, and Jule Styne, this dazzling array of some of Sondheim’s best-known songs demonstrates his masterful craft and astounding creativity. Directed by Adam Drake. 

Created by CMT Board Member MARYPAT CARLETTI
Feb 14, 15 & 21, 22, 2020
Aronoff Center – Fifth Third Bank Theater
Your toes will tap and your fingers will snap as you enjoy song favorites made famous by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Manhattan Transfer, The Andrews Sisters, and more of the country’s best-loved jazz singers.  Let some of Cincinnati’s finest local ‘Cats and Canaries’ entertain you, as they come on like ‘gangbusters’. Directed by Marypat Carletti. 

I DO! I DO! A Musical About Marriage
Books and lyrics by TOM JONES, music by HARVEY SCHMIDT, based on “The FOURPOSTER” by JAN DE HARTOG
June 5, 6, & 12, 13, 2020
Aronoff Center, Fifth Third Bank Theater
The story of a marriage is at the center of I Do! I Do! A Musical About Marriage, an intimate and nostalgic work by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones (The Fantasticks, 110 in the Shade). The show follows Michael and Agnes from their wedding day through to their retirement. We watch as they go through their wedding night jitters, raise a family, and negotiate midlife crises. We follow fifty years of their marriage to see them rediscover how much they really need each other. This touching story of two soul mates navigating the perils of life is set to a tuneful, charming score featuring the song “My Cup Runneth Over.” Directed by Tom Peters.

TICKETS & INFORMATION – Season tickets on sale Friday, May 3. Single tickets go on sale Monday, June 3.    

  • www.CincinnatiArts.org
  • (513) 621-ARTS [2787]
  • Aronoff Center Ticket Office
  • Group Discount Tickets (15 or more):  (513) 977-4157

                *Additional ticketing fees may apply.  Ticket prices and fees subject to change.

Aronoff Center Ticket Office Hours        

  • Monday-Friday:  9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Saturday:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Through intermission of the last show on performance days

Cincinnati Music Theatre
One of Cincinnati’s oldest and most successful community theaters, CMT is proud of its long history of presenting popular, large scale, award-winning musicals to enthusiastic audiences from across the Greater Cincinnati area. For more information, visit www.cincinnatimusictheatre.org, LIKE us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cincinnatimusictheatre, and follow us on Instagram @cincinnatimusictheatre.

Singin’ in the RainSide by Side by Sondheim, and I Do! I Do! are presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 423 West 55thStreet, New York, NY 10009. Tel.: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212)397-4684.  www.MTIShows.com 

Cabaret is produced by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK, www.tamswitmark.com.

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Cincinnati Music Theatre
May 10-18
Aronoff Center Jarson-Kaplan Theatre [Downtown]

Directed by Skip Fenker
Music direction by Kendra Struthers
Choreography by Mike Fielder
Produced by Kathy Beiting

Cast: Wayne Wright as Claude Frollo, Ethan Baker as Quasimodo, Austin Tenbarge as Captain Phoebus, Luka Ashley Carter as Clopin Trouillefou, Victoria Garcia as Esmeralda, Andrew Weidner as Jehan Frollo, Jacqlyn Schott as Florika, Jay Louden as Lt. Frederic Charlus, Bill Shuler as Father Dupin, Mark Culp as Tribunal, Mary Puetz as Madam & Brett Price as St. Aphrodisius
Ensemble: Michael Bishop, Karl Bolinger, Rob Bucher, Mark Culp, Austin Hoard, Jay Louden, Isaac Owens, Brett Price, Joseph Robinson, Bill Shuler, Andrew Weidner, Sarah Andrews, Angie Baker, Brandis DeWilligen, Laurel Ellis, Allison Kalfas, Mary Mills, Mary Puetz, Jacqlyn Schott, Molly Sexton, Samantha Toberman & Mary Vosseberg
With special participation of: The Northern Kentucky University Chamber Choir, Katie Barton, Director of Choral Studies

The Academy Award-winning team of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz creates a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story. Set in 15th century Paris, this powerful story focuses on Quasimodo, the misshapen but gentle-souled bell ringer of Notre Dame, who is held captive in the bell tower by his devious caretaker.  On the day of the Feast of Fools, Quasimodo manages to escape and join the boisterous crowd of revelers. He is treated cruelly by all except the beautiful and free-spirited gypsy, Esmeralda. During his one day “Out There,” Quasimodo must strive to find love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero.

  • Fri-Sat, May 10-11 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, May 12 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, May 15-18 at 7:30pm

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