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Scholarships Available from Cincinnati Music Theatre

cmt_logoCincinnati Music Theatre recognizes and encourages outstanding high school seniors who have excelled in various aspects of theater production and/or performance, and who will pursue a college degree in theater arts or theater-related music performance, production, or education.

CMT awards up to four non-renewable $1,000 scholarships annually in the areas of performance (vocal, instrumental, dance) and technical (direction, set design, stage management, lighting design, etc.).

Students must submit an application available at the link below no later than May 13, 2021.

Selected applicants in performance areas will be required to audition; because of the COVID-19 pandemic, auditions will be by video submission or Zoom.

Selected applicants for the technical scholarship will be invited to submit a portfolio of their technical theater experience at an online interview with members of the scholarship committee.

Scholarship awards will be in the form of a check made payable to the student’s institution of choice.

The recipient may use the award for any expense related to his/her education; i.e. tuition, fees, books, etc.

Choral directors, guidance counselors and/or drama teachers may download, post and distribute our cover letter, scholarship application and program overview (available at www.incinnatimusictheatre.org/scholarship-program).

For more information or questions, please contact Kathy Kramer at rkmkramer@yahoo.com.

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Director Submissions Sought for 2021-2022 Studio Series Season at Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT_Studio Series logoCMT Wants YOU!
Cincinnati Music Theatre is seeking director submissions for our 21-22 Studio Series season! We are looking for directors and artists from diverse backgrounds who are interested in amplifying marginalized voices and bringing fresh perspectives to timely stories.
Our Studio Series has traditionally consisted of small-cast book musicals and original cabarets. However, we would love to see your pitches of music-oriented pieces of any variety. For example:
  • original small-cast musicals
  • original cabaret shows
  • musical revues
  • concert editions of full musicals
  • storytelling pieces that include dance, poetry, instrumental music, etc.
There will be a budget available to procure performance rights for licensed works, or to pay an arranger to help create original works. If you have an idea for a piece but aren’t sure if it might fit what we’re looking for, please reach out and ask. We are limited by the nature of the performance space to small casts and minimal tech requirements, but may be able to accommodate flexible staging and seating arrangements. We are also limited in the number of “pit” musicians we can have to accompany singers.
Please include in your pitch:
  • a title and summary for your show, particularly for original works
  • logistical requirements for cast size, tech needs, musician needs
  • the names of anyone you may have in mind to fill out your production staff
  • the artistic vision you have for your show, and ideas about how you might incorporate conscious casting, dramaturgical work, unconventional staging, and other creative elements to tell a story that speaks to today’s audiences
Please send your pitches by April 16, 2021 to creative@cmtmail.org or by responding to this email.
Questions? Ask VP Creative, Kendra Struthers at the above email address, or call 513-652-2826.
We look forward to hearing from you!
– CMT Creative Committee
Please note that CMT is an all-volunteer group, and there is no compensation for staff, actors, tech, or musicians.

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BETTER TOGETHER Available April 2-4

CMT_Better Together logoBETTER TOGETHER: A Night to Unite Through the Arts
Cincinnati Music Theatre
April 2-4
[Online]

Directed by David Choate
Music Directed by Jon Scheiding
Produced by Jacqlyn Schott, Megan Williams & Bonnie Emmer

Cast: Jerry Beasley, Kevin Bell, Kertu Bell, Tosha Gibson, Ke’von Gibson, Zac Holman, Deborah Hunter, Allison Kalfas, Alexi Lewis, Matt Lovell, Camille Smith, Amanda Marasch, Jazz McMullen, Alexa Mueller, Erin Reardon, Jacqlyn Schott, Tia Seay, Molly Sexton, Amanda Shumate & Corey Tucker

In collaboration with Revolution Dance Theatre, this evening of song and dance is a celebration of diversity in our arts community, and features talent from both the theatre and dance communities across Cincinnati. Tickets are free, but donations of any size are greatly appreciated!

  • Available for streaming Fri-Sun, April 2-4 at 7pm

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Digital Photos Sought for Cincinnati Music Theatre

cmt_logoDo you have photos from your involvement with CMT? We’re compiling digital content and are interested in any and all photos you may have from rehearsals, orchestra rehearsal and pit, back stage, the scene shop, or any CMT functions!

If you have photos to share, please email the digital files to the CMT Secretary (secretary@cmtmail.org) no later than 2/1/2021. By submitting photos you are giving CMT permission to use the photos for any CMT business, marketing, or other purposes.

If you have any questions, feel free to email personnel@cmtmail.org. We can’t wait to see all of your memories.

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Additional Video Auditions Announced for BETTER TOGETHER at Cincinnati Music Theatre

cmt_logoCincinnati Music Theatre and Revolution Dance Theatre are seeking additional video auditions for their upcoming virtual evening of song and dance, BETTER TOGETHER.

Originally scheduled for in-person performances this past November, the project has now been re-imagined to reach a broader audience, while observing current covid safety guidelines.

The production will be streamed online March 19, 20, and 21.

Director: David Choate
Producer: Jacqlyn Schott
Music Director: Jon Scheiding

  • Please prepare 30-60 seconds of a musical theatre number that best showcases your vocal range.
  • Submit video files or YouTube links to director David Choate at david@revodance.com, along with your headshot, resume, and a list of your general availability between now and March 11.
  • Please submit materials no later than Monday, January 25 at 11:59pm. If callbacks are needed, notification will be made no later than 1/26, and callback materials should be returned within 48 hours.

Safety Information
Rehearsals and performances will be conducted using a hybrid remote/in-person model, with strict covid safety measures in place. For questions, please contact Producer Jacqlyn Schott at jacqlynschott@gmail.com.

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