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Auditions Announced for MUSIC AT THE MOVIES at Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT_Studio Series logo2Cincinnati Music Theatre announces auditions for MUSIC AT THE MOVIES.

Audition dates:

  • Sunday, Nov. 13: 6 to 9 PM
  • Monday, Nov. 14: 7 to 10 PM
    Callbacks (if necessary): Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7 PM

Clifton United Methodist Church
3416 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Reserve your audition time by selecting a time slot at www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094DA5AB2DA6F5C70-auditions.  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.

If you choose to submit a video audition, you must include all elements of the audition, including the songs, the story, and the dance combination. The deadline for video submissions will be 5 PM on Monday, Nov. 14. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. Please include the audition form and a copy of your resume and headshot, along with the video submission. To submit a video audition, please send all materials to cmt.musicatthemovies@gmail.com.

We are committed to making this process as accessible as possible.
The dance combination will be available via video upon request a week before the audition. If you have a physical limitation that prevents you from dancing, this will not exclude you from consideration.

The callback 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 did not reserve a slot via the SignUp Genius, please request materials by emailing: cmt.musicatthemovies@gmail.com. Printed copies of the callback materials will also be available at the audition.

Music at the Movies is a celebration of film music from the first sound films through today. The cabaret-style program will include a wide swath of musical styles introduced by artists from Judy Garland to Common. Featured segments will include music from James Bond films, Disney classics of yesterday and today, and Oscar-winners for Best Song. The selection of songs will be influenced by the members of the cast and what songs have spoken to the performers.
The cast will consist of 7-10 singers with a variety of vocal ranges and styles. We are seeking a diverse cast in terms of race, ethnicity, age, and gender, reflecting the wide range of representation in film and music. All performers will perform as soloists and in duos and groups.

The show will be performed in Fifth Third Bank Theater at the Aronoff Center for the Arts from February 3 to 11, 2023. Rehearsals will begin in early January 2023.


  • Please prepare two 16-32 bar cuts of contrasting songs from any movie that showcase your vocal range and stylistic ability. The two cuts should be:
    • One ballad; One up-tempo
    • One contemporary song (rock, R&B, rap, contemporary pop, or contemporary musical theatre); One traditional song (traditional pop—Garland, Sinatra, etc., jazz, or traditional musical theatre)
      The words ‘contemporary’ and ‘traditional’ are intended to indicate style more than era of the song.
  • 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 us about a memory of a movie and song that means something to you.
  • Bring shoes and clothing appropriate for a dance audition. Dance is not a major component of the show, but we do want to see your movement ability.
  • 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.

Directed by Brian Anderson
Produced by Katie Reindl
Music Directed by Josh Toth

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CMT_Wonderful Town logoWONDERFUL TOWN
Cincinnati Music Theatre
Nov. 4-12
Aronoff Center Jarson-Kaplan Theatre [Downtown]

Direction and Choreography by Mike Fielder
Music Direction by Charlie Wilhelm
Vocal Direction by Linda Abbott
Produced by Marypat Carletti, Peter Merten & Robert Workley

Cast: Karen Galliers Hendershot as Ruth, Sarah Gidley as Eileen, Jonathan Andrews as Robert (Bob) Barker, Brett Parr as Frank Lippencott, Gregory Shaffer as Wreck, Regina Stack as Helen, Mike Blessing as Chick Clark, Nate Huitger as Speedy Valenti, arold Murphy as Mr. Appopolous, Brian Anderson as Officer (John) Lonigan & Dana Tower as Mrs. Wade,
Ensemble: Kevin Bell, Peter Merten, Alex Shaw, Meagan Cornett, Marypat Carletti, Robert Workley, Jeff Centrello, Kayla Haas, Stephanie Johnson, Ian Meeker &  Mollie Tagher

The musical tells the story of two sisters who aspire to be a writer and actress respectively, seeking success from their basement apartment in New York City’s Greenwich Village. It is based on Fields and Chodorov’s 1940 play My Sister Eileen, which in turn originated from autobiographical short stories by Ruth McKenney first published in The New Yorker in the late 1930s and later published in book form as My Sister Eileen.

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 4-5 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Nov. 6 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, Nov. 9-12 at 7:30pm

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Call for Director Submissions at Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT_logoCincinnati Music Theatre is now accepting director submissions for the 2023 – 2024 season!

Main Stage – Jarson – Kaplan Theater presented in November* and May*
Should be large-scale musical w/ cast of ~25

Studio Series – Fifth Third Theater presented September*/ February*/ June*
MUST be cabaret/ revue style – original and licensed shows will be considered

*Actual performance dates subject to contract with CAA/ Aronoff

Please submit an electronic copy of your submission to Karen Hendershot, VP Creative at creative@cmtmail.org by October 16th, 2022.

We look forward to seeing your brilliant visions and thank you for your interest in Cincinnati Music Theatre!

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A LITTLE ACAPELLA MUSIC Featuring The Southern Gateway Chorus Runs Sept. 2-10

CMT_A Little Acappella Music logoA LITTLE ACAPELLA MUSIC Featuring The Southern Gateway Chorus 
Cincinnati Music Theatre
Sept. 2-10
Aronoff Center Fifth Third Bank Theatre [Downtown]

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This cabaret is an evening of favorite songs performed by the award winning Southern Gateway Chorus.

  • Fri, Sept. 2 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Sept. 3 at 4pm & 7:30pm
  • Fri, Sept. 9 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Sept. 10 at 4pm & 7:30pm

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Cast Announced for WONDERFUL TOWN at Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT_logoCincinnati Music Theatre has announced the cast for their upcoming production of WONDERFUL TOWN.

  • Karen Galliers Hendershot as Ruth
  • Sarah (Andrews) Gidley as Eileen
  • Jonathan Andrews as Robert (Bob) Barker
  • Gregory Shaffer as Wreck
  • Regina Stack as Helen
  • Aaron Maas as Chick Clark
  • Nate Huitger as Speedy Valenti
  • Harold Dull as Mr. Apopolus
  • Brian Anderson as Officer (John) :Lpmogam
  • Dana Tower as Mrs. Wade
  • Ensemble: Kevin Bell, Marypat Carletti, Jeff Centrello, Kayla Haas, Stephanie Johnson, Ian Meeker, Peter Merten, Alex Shaw, Mollie Tagher, Aubrey Wilson & Rob Workley

Directed by Mike Fielder
Music Directed by Charlie Wilhelm
Vocal Directed by Linda Abbott
Produced by Mary Pat Carletti, Peter Merten, Rob Workley

Performances run Nov. 4-12.

For more information visit www.cincinnatimusictheatre.org.

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