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THE LAST WIDE OPEN Runs Feb. 9-March 10

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THE LAST WIDE OPEN
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Feb. 9-March 10
Shelterhouse Theatre [Eden Park]

Directed by Blake Robison

Fate plays its hand in this wondrous and romantic world premiere. Lina, a young waitress, and Roberto, an Italian immigrant, have been working together for years but rarely talk. If they do, it’s from a distance or gets lost in translation. But when a late-night thunderstorm finds them alone in the restaurant at closing time, they find their lives intersecting in surprising and mystical ways. Over wine and conversation, they test the waters of happiness and intimacy. A love song in three movements, THE LAST WIDE OPEN imagines how the universe conspires to bring us together. Advisory: suitable for adults and older teenage audiences. This mystical world premiere contains romantic situations, some strong adult language and seriously swoon-worthy moments.

  • In preview Sat, Feb. 9 at 8pm & Sun, Feb. 10 at 7pm
  • In preview, Tue-Wed, Feb. 12-13 at 7:30pm
  • Thu, Feb. 14 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Feb. 15 at 8pm
  • Sat, Feb. 16 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 17 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Thu, Feb. 19-21 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Feb. 22 at 8pm
  • Sat, Feb. 23 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 24 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Thu, Feb. 26-28 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 1 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 2 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 3 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue, March 5 at 7:30pm
  • Wed, March 6 at 1pm & 7:30pm
  • Thu, March 7 26-28 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 8 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 9 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 10 at 2pm

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Broadway Smash by HAMILTON Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Opens Jan. 19

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IN THE HEIGHTS, Miranda’s First Musical, Won Four Tony Awards

(CINCINNATI)–Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical IN THE HEIGHTS will delight Cincinnati audiences this winter at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park beginning Jan. 19, 2019. The Broadway hit, which won four Tony Awards including best musical and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, runs through Feb. 17, 2019. Official opening night is Jan. 24, 2019.

“IN THE HEIGHTS is a vibrant, feel-good musical with a style Hamilton fans will recognize,” says Artistic Director Blake Robison. “From its high-energy choreography to its hip-hop, Latin-flavored score, audiences will fall in love the musical that won Lin-Manuel Miranda his first Tony Award.”

The multigenerational story takes place in Washington Heights, a New York community that’s home to many Puerto Rican and Dominican immigrants. IN THE HEIGHTS celebrates the importance of heritage, family ties and turning dreams into reality. The musical follows the journey of several recent immigrants, including descriptions of their hardships in reaching New York, their aspirations for their children and the stories they carry with them. It is a topic that Director May Adrales believes is relevant today.

“The immigrants I know are the hardest working people,” says Adrales. “They make something out of nothing. They make a home here against impossible odds and make a place better than when they found it.”

Adrales is an award-winning theatre artist and Associate Artistic Director at Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s In the Heights is a co-production with Milwaukee Rep and Seattle Repertory Theatre. Casting for the three-city production took place in five cities across the U.S.

The New York Times declared, “When this musical erupts in one of its expressions of collective joy, the energy it gives off could light up the George Washington Bridge for a year or two.”

To celebrate the universal appeal of IN THE HEIGHTS, the Playhouse is offering a block of tickets for just $10 to each Tuesday performance. A minimum of 100 tickets will be available each week.

“We are so excited about IN THE HEIGHTS – one of the biggest shows of the season – that we want to make sure everyone has a chance to see. So we created ‘$10 Tuesdays’ – making our work accessible to anyone who loves theatre,” explains Robison.
The $10 tickets may only be purchased in-person at the Playhouse Box Office beginning at 6 p.m. on the day of the show, each Tuesday. Limit two per person. No advance reservations or choice of seating.

CAST
Karmine Alers (Camila); Yassmin Alers (Abuela Claudia); Ryan Alvarado (Usnavi); Courtney Arango (Ensemble/Associate Choreographer/Dance Captain); Lillian Castillo (Daniela); Tony Chiroldes (Kevin); Alexander Gil Cruz (Ensemble); Henry Gainza (Piragua Guy); Nicolas Garza (Sonny); Stephanie Gomérez (Vanessa); Alyssa V. Gomez (Carla); David Kaverman (Benny); Eric A. Lewis (Ensemble); Sophia Macías (Nina); Emily Madigan (Ensemble); UJ Mangune (Graffiti Pete/Ensemble); Eddie Martin Morales (Ensemble/Fight Captain); Rána Roman (Ensemble); Gabriela M. Soto (Swing); William Dean Wiersma (Swing)

PRODUCTION
May Adrales (Director); William Carlos Angulo (Choreographer); Dan Kazemi (Music Director/Conductor); John Tanner (Musical Supervisor); Tim Mackabee (Scenic Designer); David Israel Reynoso (Costume Designer); Robert J. Aguilar (Lighting Designer); Megan B. Henninger (Sound Designer); Nancy Lemenager (Associate Director); Eugenio A. Vargas (Associate Music Director/Associate Conductor); Dale Brown (New York Casting); Michael B. Paul (Stage Manager); Brooke Redler (Second Stage Manager); Andrea L. Shell (Second Stage Manager)

PERFORMANCES
Tuesday-Thursday – 7:30 p.m.
Friday – 8 p.m.
Saturday – 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Additional Matinee – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13
Please note: There are no public evening performances on Feb. 3 or Feb. 13.

TICKETS
Prices for IN THE HEIGHTS start at $35, vary depending on seat location and performance day, and are subject to change. Tickets for teens and students are $30 and $45 depending on seat location. Student tickets are just $15 on the day of the show. Plus, Sunday is College Night, with tickets to all 7 p.m. performances just $10.

Introducing $10 Tuesdays during IN THE HEIGHTS
Every Tuesday during the run, a minimum of 100 tickets will be available for just $10. These tickets may only be purchased in-person at the Playhouse Box Office beginning at 6 p.m. on the day of the show. Limit two per person. No advance reservations or choice of seating.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Playhouse website at www.cincyplay.com or by calling the Box Office at 513-421-3888 or 800-582-3208 toll-free in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. For TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) access, call 513-345-2248. The Playhouse is fully accessible.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Off the Grid: Brew and View: Moana Sing-Along 
Thursday, Jan. 10 | 7 to 9 p.m. at The Video Archive

Celebrate the musical work of Hamilton superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda with a Moanascreening and sing-along! Join us for an interactive screening event that begins with trivia, games and your favorite karaoke songs written by Miranda from Hamilton, Bring it On and In the Heights. Then enjoy the Disney musical sensation Moana about an ancient Polynesian curse, a demigod named Maui and a young girl who must save her island home. Games, trivia and karaoke begin at 7 p.m. Screening of the film begins at 8 p.m. The Video Archive is located at 965 E. McMillan St.

IN THE HEIGHTS Wine Tastings
Fridays, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, 8 and 15 | 6:30 p.m. at the Playhouse

Join us before Friday evening performances of In The Heights for a special wine tasting by Heidelberg Distributing Co. and a three-course meal catered by Chef’s Choice Catering! Dinner will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per person and does not include a ticket to the show. Reservations are required.
Playhouse Perspectives: The Latinx Experience in Cincinnati
Monday, Feb. 11 | 7 p.m. at The Playhouse

IN THE HEIGHTS explores the experience of Latinx immigrants in New York who are from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and other Latin-American countries. Join us in conversation with local community organizations, leaders and artists as we discuss the Latinx community in Cincinnati. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended by calling the Box Office at 513-421-3888. The Playhouse Perspectives series is supported by a generous grant from Roderick and Barbara Barr.

BOX OFFICE
513-421-3888 or 800-582-3208 toll-free in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana; or 513-345-2248 – TDD

SPONSORS
Production Sponsor is U.S. Bank. Orchestra Sponsor is Barbara M. Weyand. Design Sponsor is Skidmore Sales & Distributing, Co. Artist Sponsor is Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. The Robert S. Marx Theatre Season is presented by Schueler Group. Season Sponsor of New Work is The Rosenthal Family Foundation and Marx Theatre Season Design Sponsor is Macy’s.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of almost 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation.

ACCESS
The Playhouse is fully accessible. Audio enhancement receivers, large print programs, and complete wheelchair access are available.

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IN THE HEIGHTS Runs Jan. 19-Feb. 17

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IN THE HEIGHTS
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Jan. 19-Feb. 17
Marx Theater [Eden Park]

Directed by May Adrales
Music directed by Dan Kazemi
Choreographed by William Carlos Angulo

Cast: Karmine Alers as Camila, Yassmin Alers as Abuela Claudia, Ryan Alvarado as Usnavi, Lillian Castillo as Daniela, Tony Chiroldes as Kevin, Henry Gainza as Piragua Guy, Nicolas Garza as Sonny, Stephanie Gomerez as Vanessa, Alyssa V. Gomez as Carla, David Kaverman as Benny, Sophia Macias as Nina & UJ Mangune as Graffiti Pete
Ensemble: Courtney Arango, Alexander Gil Cruz, Eric A. Lewis, Emily Madigan, Eddie Martin Morales & Rana Roman
Swings: Gabriela M. Sota & William Dean Wiersma

Lights up on the landmark musical that started it all for the creator of Hamilton! Set to a hip-hop and Latin-flavored score and featuring high-energy choreography, In the Heights captures the vibrant spirit of a tight-knit, New York community. From his Washington Heights bodega, Usnavi follows the nonstop rhythm of his friends and family as they navigate their hopes and dreams, loves and losses, fortunes and fates. Don’t miss Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash hit and winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical. ADVISORY: In the Heights is suitable for adults and teenage audiences. This Tony Award-winning musical is a celebration of community and family, but it also contains some strong adult language and sexual innuendo — often sung in catchy verse.

  • In preview Sat, Jan 19 at 4pm & 8pm & Sun, Jan. 20 at 2pm
  • In preview Tue-Wed, Jan. 22-23 at 7:30pm
  • Thu, Jan. 24 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Jan. 25 at 8pm
  • Sat, Jan. 26 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Jan. 27 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Thu, Jan. 29-31 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Feb. 1 at 8pm
  • Sat, Feb. 2 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 3 at 2pm
  • Tue-Thu, Feb. 5-7 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Feb. 8 at 8pm
  • Sat, Feb. 9 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 10 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue, Feb. 12 at 7:30pm
  • Wed, Feb. 13 at 1pm & 7:30pm
  • Thu, Feb. 14 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Feb. 15 at 8pm
  • Sat, Feb. 16 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 10 at 2pm

Introducing $10 Tuesdays!
Every Tuesday during the run of IN THE HEIGHTS, a minimum of 100 tickets will be available for just $10. These tickets may only be purchased in-person at the Box Office beginning at 6 p.m. on the day of the show. Limit two per person. No advance reservations or choice of seating.

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CYRANO Will Bring Romance, Comedy and Sword Fighting to Community Centers This Winter

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Off the Hill series production based on Cyrano de Bergerac runs Jan. 18 – Feb. 17, 2019

(CINCINNATI)—CINCINNATI – The Playhouse’s family-friendly, Off the Hill series tours its second production of the season this January and February to community centers in Greater Cincinnati with CYRANO, a youth-oriented adaptation that’s based on the 1897 classic play Cyrano de Bergerac. The production runs Jan. 19 to Feb. 17, 2019.

“This play has endured more than a century because of its beloved, noble hero and the tragicomedy of the story’s love triangle,” explains Daunielle Rasmussen, director of education and community engagement for the Playhouse. “Its themes of virtue, conviction and the conflict between inner and outer beauty make it ideal for younger audiences. It has clever wordplay, exciting swordplay and a really big nose, all of which will keep kids’ and parents’ attention.”

The Playhouse’s Bruce E. Coyle Acting Intern company performs the show, which takes place in France in the 1640s during the Thirty Years War. Cyrano believes having a “Mount Everest of a nose” means he’ll never have his love returned by the beautiful Roxane, and so he hides his feelings for her. A handsome soldier named Christian also has feelings for Roxane but battles insecurities about his cleverness. Cyrano selflessly chooses to help Christian woo Roxane with Cyrano’s own clever words, in an effort to ensure Roxane’s happiness.

“As a parent, I am always hopeful that our plays will open the door to deeper conversations about things that concern children that they don’t always have the words to express,” Rasmussen states. “This story can help children give voice to their own internal struggles.”

Rasmussen says that while the full-length version of this play is traditionally told on “a grand scale,” this adaptation simplifies the story into a production that’s a perfect fit for an Off the Hill show.

“Through this condensed version, we can focus on the relationships between Cyrano, Roxane and Christian as they each yearn to be loved. In this way, the story is about so much more than just inner beauty versus outer beauty,” says Rasmussen.

Playhouse Directing Fellow Katie Baskerville, who is directing the production, says she is most interested in exploring the characters more fully by examining their primary flaws:

“They have such pride in their positive attributes, values and convictions; and yet this same pride holds them back from true happiness due to incredibly human doubts, insecurities and misconceptions.”

This amusing and thought-provoking production is recommended for children ages 8 and up.

For the full list of performances and community centers, visit cincyplay.com.

Off the Hill is sponsored by The John C. Griswold Foundation and KeyBank. Seasonal support of education and outreach by The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation and The Charles H. Dater Foundation. The Bruce E. Coyle Acting Intern Company is supported by Jerry and Betsy Shroat.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of almost 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation.

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Assistant Production Manager Sought by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoCincinnati Playhouse in the Park is an equal opportunity employer and encourages inquiries about this position from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.

Job Title: Assistant Production Manager

Reports to: Production Manager

Position Responsibilities include:

  • Scheduling of Design and Production meetings
  • Manage Production Dept. communications
  • Create and update Tech and Production schedules
  • Update Production Materials and Labor Budgets (coordinate w/Finance)
  • PO/Invoice processing including entry into Accounting system
  • Update SharePoint site and coordinate access
  • Hire and coordinate over-hire, non-union Run Crew
  • Coordinate Travel/Housing for visiting designers
  • General logistics and miscellaneous show related tasks
  • Time Card processing
  • Track Production Department purchasing, including Credit Card bill processing and entry into Accounting system
  • Other duties as assigned

Competencies include:

  • BA in Theater (or related field) and a Minimum of three years professional experience in a similar position.
  • Self-motivated and detail oriented with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficient with a variety of computer programs.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • A valid driver’s license and good driving record

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The position also requires the ability to frequently stand, walk, sit, climb a ladder and bend as necessary. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

This is a full-time, salaried position. Benefits include medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, paid time off, and 401k and 403b pension plans.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To Apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:
Sharon Weber
Human Resources Manager
sharon.weber@cincyplay.com
No phone calls, please.
Deadline to apply: Friday, January 18, 2019

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