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Cincinnati Playhouse Offers Immersive, Inspired Learning with Winter Acting Classes for Youth Ages 3 to 14

PIP_logo(CINCINNATI) – The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s winter acting class schedule, for young performers ages 3 to 14, offers adventures with imaginative sea creatures, wizards, zombies and contemporary musicals to engage young imaginations in creative and confidence-building ways. Designed to strengthen communication skills and develop a sense of community, the classes will focus on individual and collective skill development in a fun, supportive environment.

Children from age 3 through third grade will dive into a world of wonder with Under the Sea Adventures. Using storytelling and movement, they’ll stretch their imaginations to transform into real and imagined sea creatures and discover new habitats. They’ll make friends while working on motor skills, collaboration and group endeavors. Under the Sea Adventures will be offered on Saturdays from Jan. 14 through March 11 (no class Feb. 25): at 10 a.m. for ages 3 and 4 (30-minute sessions, $95); at 10:30 a.m. for kindergarten and first graders (45-minute sessions, $140); and at 11:15 a.m. for second and third graders (45-minute sessions, $140).

Fourth and fifth graders will conjure up the potions, spells and tricks that make up the magic of acting in Wizarding School, which will be offered in two different sessions. The 55-minute classes will be held at 4 p.m. Mondays from Jan. 9 through March 13 (no classes Jan. 16 or Feb. 20) and also — just added — at 9 a.m. Saturdays from Jan. 14 through March 11 (no class Feb. 25). Young performers will learn to use their voices, bodies and imaginations to cast a spell over audiences. Through improvisation and introductory acting techniques they’ll discover that they have the power to transform themselves and the world around them. Cost is $160 for either session.

Zombie Apocalypse arrives for middle schoolers (grades six through eight) at 5 p.m. Mondays from Jan. 9 through March 13 (no classes Jan. 16 or Feb. 20). Students will create a fun and terrifying vision of the undead future through the use of stage makeup and combat to shape-shift into the unique inner zombies they are meant to be. The fee for the 55-minute Zombie Apocalypse sessions is $160.

The Art of Musical Theatre, geared to fifth through eighth graders, takes on Contemporary Musicals in 55-minute classes at 6 p.m. Mondays from Jan. 9 through March 13 (no classes Jan. 16 or Feb. 20; $160). Budding musical theatre students will learn introductory dance and vocal techniques that add polish and pizzazz to the catchy, can’t-get-them-out-of-your-head songs from Hamilton, Matilda and Catch Me If You Can.

All classes will take place at the Playhouse, and the final day of each class will include a sharing of student work with families. To register, visit cincyplay.com or call the Box Office at 513-421-3888. Additional details and class schedules for the entire season can be found on the Playhouse website.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of more than 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 and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Cincinnati Playhouse Extends Hit Production, The Second City’s HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE Through Jan. 8

pip_holidazed-extended(CINCINNATI) –  The Playhouse is offering a hilarious opportunity to recap and/or recover from your holiday experiences — an additional week of THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE, which is the perfect antidote to seasonal stress. The show, which had been set to close on Dec. 31, now will run through Jan. 8, 2017.

The extension adds eight new performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5; 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7; and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8.

A sold-out tradition in the Windy City, THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE rolls in with a blast of holidazed laughter to blow away the emotionally-charged chaos of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and everything in between.

The cast of THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE includes Tyler Davis, Katie Kershaw, Charles Pettitt, Emma Pope, Amy Thompson and Nate Varrone.

THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE is sponsored by The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.

Ticket prices for remaining performances of THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE start at $40. Prices are subject to change, and patrons are encouraged to buy early for the best seats at the best prices. The show is appropriate for adult and older teenage audiences.

Tickets to 7 p.m. Sunday College Night performances are priced at just $10 for college students with a valid school ID. Student tickets are just $15 on the day of the show for all other performances.

Discounted ticket prices for teens and students are always available for $30 and $45, depending on seat location.

Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets to THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE are on sale now. For more information, call the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888 (toll-free in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana at 800-582-3208) or visit www.cincyplay.com. Call 513-345-2248 for Telecommunications Device for the Deaf accessibility.

The 2016-17 Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre season is presented by Heidelberg Distributing Co., and the Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre season design sponsor is the Allan Berliant and Jennie Rosenthal Berliant Family Fund. The season sponsor of new work is the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of more than 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 and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Wendy C. Goldberg Named Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Associate Artist for the 2017-2018 Season

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Wendy Goldberg.

(CINCINNATI) – Veteran director Wendy C. Goldberg, who has had a decade-long relationship with the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, will join the Playhouse’s Associate Artist program for the 2017-18 season.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Wendy to the Playhouse family in this new capacity,” says Playhouse Artistic Director Blake Robison.  “She brings creativity, experience and a wealth of knowledge about new plays to the table.  I’m confident that the Cincinnati community will embrace her with open arms, just as they have enjoyed her past productions.”

For the Playhouse, Ms. Goldberg directed Circle Mirror Transformation in 2015 and the world premiere of Deborah Zoe Laufer’s Leveling Up in 2013, as well as productions of Doubt and Durango in 2008.

Ms. Goldberg will join Timothy Douglas and KJ Sanchez as the Playhouse’s associate artists for the 2017-18 season. Past associate artists have included Michael Evan Haney and Eric Ting.

Ms. Goldberg, in her 13th season as the artistic director of the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Connecticut, has spent the last 20 years leading the foremost programs in the development, direction and production of new works for American theatre. American Theatre magazine has described her as “one of the most promising theatre artists working today.”

Under Ms. Goldberg’s tenure at the O’Neill, the company was awarded the 2010 Regional Tony Award — the first play development and education organization to receive this honor — and also received the National Endowment for the Arts’ National Medal of Arts in a ceremony at the White House in 2015. Currently, Ms. Goldberg leads a new O’Neill program for the development of directors, The National Directors Fellowship, which is a collaboration with The Kennedy Center, Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation and the National New Play Network, funded by the Doris Duke Foundation.

Ms. Goldberg has overseen the development of more than 90 projects for the stage. This season, several O’Neill projects will be seen on Broadway, off-Broadway, regionally and in London. She is currently working on several plays, one of which will make its Broadway debut next season.

Her directing credits include many world premieres, revivals and musicals at some of the most esteemed theatres in New York and across the country, including Arena Stage, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Guthrie Theater, Goodman Theatre, Signature Theatre, Center Stage, Alliance Repertory Theatre Company, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Philadelphia Theater Company and Paper Mill Playhouse, among others.

As an artistic associate at Arena Stage for five seasons, Ms. Goldberg helped to create the theatre’s new play initiatives and led them from their inception through 2005. She has served on the Stage Directors and Choreography Society’s Executive Board for 11 years, is a Tony voter and is a guest faculty member at the Iowa Writers Workshop and the Yale School of Drama.

The Playhouse’s Associate Artist program is supported by a grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

The 2016-17 season is presented by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation and Heidelberg Distributing Company. The season sponsor of new work is the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of the community contributors to the ArtsWave 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 and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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11/17/2016

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL Runs Nov. 23-Dec. 31

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Ebenezer Scrooge (Bruce Cromer, center) and Tiny Tim (Ty Joseph Shelton) lead the 29-member cast in the finale. Photo by Sandy Underwood.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Nov. 23-Dec. 31
Eden Park

Directed by Michael Evan Haney

The Playhouse’s version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL combines faithful storytelling with spellbinding stage magic to bring to life its familiar story of a sinner given one last chance at redemption by four persuasive ghosts. Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a miraculous Christmas Eve transformation as he views with new eyes his past, present and the possibilities of the future. As he witnesses all those who have improved his life — his first love Belle, his kindhearted employer Fezziwig, his nephew Fred and his heartily abused clerk Bob Cratchit — he realizes that it’s never too late to change his miserly ways. A CHRISTMAS CAROL’s heartwarming message, hundreds of costumes and thrilling special effects help to make the show one of the Playhouse’s most popular productions each year.

“For my money, there’s no better local holiday entertainment.” – The Cincinnati Enquirer

Advisory: A CHRISTMAS CAROL is suitable for all general audiences, including children ages 5 and older. Due to the full-length nature of the show, children younger than 5 cannot be admitted. Please contact the Box Office if you have questions or require additional information.

  • Wed, Nov. 23 at 7pm
  • Fri, Nov. 25 at 7pm
  • Sat, Nov. 26 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Nov. 27 at 2pm
  • Thu-Fri, Dec. 1-2 at 7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 3 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 4 at 2pm
  • Thu-Fri, Dec. 8-9 at 7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 10 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 11 at 2pm
  • Thu-Fri, Dec. 15-16 at 7pm
  • Sat-Sun, Dec. 17-18 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue, Dec. 20 at 7pm
  • Wed, Dec. 21 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Thu, Dec. 22 at 7pm
  • Fri, Dec. 23 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Mon-Fri, Dec. 26-30 at 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 31 at 2pm

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati and the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Return for the Holidays with the Character Crew

PIP_logo(CINCINNATI) – Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati and The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati are joining together once again to bring beloved characters to life across the Tristate with a number of special holiday appearances beginning Nov. 12.

ETC_new_logo_bannerCharacters from Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s 26th annual production of A Christmas Carol, presented by U.S. Bank; Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s world premiere production of the musical Cinderella: After Ever After, sponsored by Macy’s; and The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s holiday production of Elf The Musical JR., also sponsored by Macy’s, will spread holiday cheer at events around the city from mid-November through Nov. 27.

The Character Crew will make appearances at the following holiday attractions:

  • Saturday, Nov. 12 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market, Duke Energy Convention Center
  • Friday, Nov. 18 (5 to 7 p.m.): Festival of Lights Members’ Preview, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • Saturday, Nov. 19 (9 a.m. to noon): Cincinnati Pops Family Lollipops Concert, Taft Theatre (The CSO’s Tempo the Penguin character will also make an appearance at this event)
  • Saturday, Nov. 19 (2 to 4 p.m.): Crafty Supermarket, University of Cincinnati Recreation Center
  • Friday, Nov. 25 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Tree Lighting and Santa Arrival, Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
  • Saturday, Nov. 26 (5:30 to 7 p.m.): Macy’s Downtown Dazzle, Fountain Square
  • Sunday, Nov. 27 (noon to 2 p.m.): Winterfair, Northern Kentucky Convention Center

TCTC_new logoThe Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has been offering local audiences the finest in professional theatre for 57 years. Winner of two Tony Awards, the Playhouse is nationally known for its commitment to new works and as an artistic home for America’s best actors, directors and designers. Faithful storytelling and spellbinding special effects combine in the Playhouse’s annual production of A Christmas Carol, one of the city’s most popular family plays, which returns Nov. 23 through Dec. 31 for its 26th season. For more information, visit www.cincyplay.com.

Now in its 31st season, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC), located in historic Over-the-Rhine, is a professional theatre dedicated to producing world and regional premieres of works that often explore compelling social issues. This season marks the 19th year ETC has been presenting family-friendly musicals for the holidays. This season, ETC presents Cinderella: After Ever After, a brand-new sequel to its best-selling show ever, from Nov. 30 through Dec. 30. For more information, visit www.ensemblecincinnati.org

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) brings art to life for children and the young-at-heart through three key programs: MainStage at the Taft Theatre, TCT On Tour and TCT Academy. Currently celebrating its 92nd season, TCTC is the oldest children’s theatre in the country and serves nearly 200,000 children, families and students each season. From Dec. 10 through Dec. 18, The Children’s Theatre presents the holiday classic Elf The Musical JR. For more information, visit www.thechildrenstheatre.com.

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