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2023-2024 Season Announced by The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts

CCPACovedale Center for the Performing Arts
2023 – 2024 Marquee Subscription Season

BRIGHT STAR
September 7 – October 1, 2023
Music, Book & Story: Steve Martin
Music, Lyrics & Story: Edie Brickell
Featuring the Tony®-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s BRIGHT STAR tells a true tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, they set out to understand her past—and find the power to transform both their lives. With beautiful melodies and powerful characters, BRIGHT STAR is refreshingly genuine and daringly hopeful.

FREAKY FRIDAY
October 12 – November 5, 2023
Book By Bridget Carpenter
Music By Tom Kitt
Lyrics By Brian Yorkey
Based on the Novel Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers and the Disney films.
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right! FREAKY FRIDAY is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on a hilarious, modern American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, and realize the immeasurable love that bonds a mother and daughter. With great songs like, “One More Day”, “Parents Lie!” and “No More Fear”, FREAKY FRIDAY will make you laugh till you cry and maybe, cry till you laugh!

WHITE CHRISTMAS
Nov. 30 – Dec. 23, 2023
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Based upon the Paramount Pictures Film written for the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank.

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “The Best Things Happen When Your Dancing,” “Count Your Blessings,” “Snow and the perennial classic, WHITE CHRISTMAS!

WAIT UNTIL DARK
January 25 – February 18, 2024
By Frederick Knott. Adapted by Jeffery Hatcher

Forty-seven years after WAIT UNTIL DARK premiered on Broadway, Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted Frederick Knott’s 1966 original, giving it even more menace and suspense! In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion.

THE PRODUCERS!
March 14 – April 7, 2024
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan.
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks.

Mel Brooks’ classic-cult-comedy-Broadway-musical comes to the Covedale! Our 2015 production sold out in hours, leaving many laugh-hungry patrons unable to see the show! Now it’s back! Come giggle and cheer as a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant try to produce the biggest flop in history, bilking their backers out of millions of dollars! Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! With a slew of gloriously outrageous songs like “Springtime For Hitler”, “Prisoners of Love” and “I Wanna Be a Producer”, the show skewers Broadway while setting the standard for in-your-face-humor. At the core of this insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends, making for a truly boffo show, that won a record twelve Tony Awards.

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BOEING, BOEING Runs Jan. 26-Feb. 19

CCPA_Boeing Boeing logoBOEING, BOEING
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
Jan. 26-Feb. 19
[West Price Hill]

Directed by Bob Brunner

Cast: Jeremiah Plessinger as Bernard,  Kelsey Schwarber as Gloria,  Kaitlin McCulloch as Berthe, Adam Jones as Robert, Rachel Scardina as Gabriella & Samantha Joy Luhn as Gretchen

This 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage, features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent layovers – one up, one down, and one pending – until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time!

  • Thu, Jan. 26 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Jan. 27-28* at 8pm
  • Sun, Jan. 29 at 2pm
  • Thu, Feb. 2 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 3-4 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 5 at 2pm
  • Thu, Feb. 9 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 10-11 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 12 at 2pm
  • Thu, Feb. 16 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 17-18 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 19 at 2pm
    *Jan. 28 performance audio described

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Performances Cancelled for Dec. 23

Updated 12/23 at 3pm

snow-cancellationsA CHRISTMAS CAROL 
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
Tonight’s 8 PM performance of A Christmas Carol Covedale Center for The Performing Arts has been canceled due to weather. Stay warm everyone!!

THE DANCING PRINCESSES
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
Both of today’s performances of THE DANCING PRINCESSES have been canceled due to emergency weather.
Ticket holders can expect a phone call from our box office and will be able to redeem their tickets for another performance. We apologize to those planning to attend this afternoon, and we hope everyone is staying safe and warm today!

EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY TOLD (AND THEN SOME!) 
Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival
Due to the inclement weather, tonight’s (Friday) performance of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” has unfortunately been cancelled. We are very sorry for this cancellation and appreciate your understanding and flexibility at this time. All ticket holders for tonight’s performance will be contacted. The Box Office is open today until 5pm and can be reached at boxoffice@cincyshakes.com or by leaving a voicemail at 513-381-2273. Stay warm and safe out there!


THE NUTCRACKER
Cincinnati Ballet
Performing as scheduled. Please see their Facebook page for FAQ.

WHO’S HOLIDAY
Human Race Theatre Company
Today’s 12/23 5pm and 9pm performances of WHO’s Holiday are proceeding as planned. We look forward to laughing with you! #thingstodoindayton #humanracetheatre


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A CHRISTMAS CAROL Runs Dec. 1-23

CCPA_A Christmas Carol logoA CHRISTMAS CAROL
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
Dec. 1-23
[West Price Hill]

Adapted by Tim Perrino, Music by Jeremy Helmes, Lyrics by Tim Perrino
Based on the book by Charles Dickens

Directed by Tim Perrino
Music directed by Greg Dastillung
Choreographed by Cassidy Steele

Cast: Tim Perrino as Ebenezer Scrooge, Douglas Berlon as Charles Dickens, Justin Glaser as Fezziwig/Ghost of Christmas Present, Kelsey Chandler as Mrs. Cratchit, Jeremiah Plessinger as Bob Cratchit, Aaron Marshall as Nephew Fred, Dave Woellert as Jacob Marley/Old Joe, Kali Marsh as Belle, Annie Schneider as Mrs. Fezziwig/Baker/Laundress, Christopher Wells as Young Adult Scrooge/Ghost of Christmas Future, Rachael Petranek as Charwoman/Chorus, Jamie Steele as Shopkeeper/Dead Man/Chorus, Donald Washington as Topper/Poulterer/Chorus, Jordan Darnell as Fred’s Wife/Ghost of Christmas Past/Chorus, Elena Boyd as Chorus, Ashley Danger Morton as Chorus, Savannah Boyd as Chorus, Dez Flynn Hutchens as Tiny Tim, Kent Sokolis as Ignorance/Boy with Turkey/Chorus, Grace Jeffreys as Want/Chorus, Mia Zink as Fan/Chorus, R DeAndre Smith as Solicitor 1/Belle’s solicitor/Chorus, Jamie Swisshelm as Martha Cratchit/Chorus, Maggie Zink as Belinda Cratchit, Caleb Freed as Young Scrooge/Chorus, Parker Roland as Peter Cratchit/Chorus & Jenna Uterstaedt as Chorus

The Covedale’s own very merry musical production, A Christmas Carol, makes its triumphant return for the holidays! Our musical version of the classic Dickens tale is deeply faithful to the original, featuring the mean miser Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the most famous haunters of all – the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future! And it’s all wrapped up in exciting songs like, “Bring Back Christmas”, “On the Streets of Bethlehem”, “The Candle Carol” and many more. It’s been nine years since this show has brightened the Covedale stage.  Come experience this “Ghost story of Christmas” again OR for the very first time. It’s a marvelous, merry way to share the yuletide with family and friends. God bless us everyone!

  • Thu, Dec. 1 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 2-3 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 4 at 2pm
  • Thu, Dec. 8 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 9-10 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 11 at 2pm
  • Thu, Dec. 15 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 16-17 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 18 at 2pm
  • Tue-Thu, Dec. 20-21 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Dec. 23 at 8pm
  • Wed, Dec. 28 at 7:30pm
    NEW PERFORMANCE ADDED! After the weather cancelation this week, we’ve added a bonus performance of the wildly popular A Christmas Carol at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, December 28 at 7:30pm. Tickets will go on sale on Monday at 11am. Note: this is a new performance so previous ticket and seat assignments can not be guaranteed, but anyone who took a credit for the canceled show may exchange that credit for a seat to this performance. Credits can not be redeemed via web sales; credits can only be used via phone sales and in-person. Tickets will be available online or by calling the Box Office at (513) 241-6550. The Covedale box office location will also be open for in-person sales on Monday and Tuesday, 11am to 5pm and Wednesday, 11am to show time.

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Cast Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts

CCPAThe cast includes:

  • Tim Perrino as Ebenezer Scrooge
  • Douglas Berlon as Charles Dickens
  • Justin Glaser as Fezziwig/Ghost of Christmas Present
  • Kelsey Chandler as Mrs. Cratchit
  • Jeremiah Plessinger as Bob Cratchit
  • Aaron Marshall as Nephew Fred
  • Dave Woellert as Jacob Marley/Old Joe
  • Kali Marsh as Belle
  • Annie Schneider as Mrs. Fezziwig/Baker/Laundress
  • Christopher Wells as Young Adult Scrooge/Ghost of Christmas Future
  • Rachael Petranek as Charwoman/Chorus
  • Jamie Steele as Shopkeeper/Dead Man/Chorus
  • Donald Washington as Topper/Poulterer/Chorus
  • Jordan Darnell as Fred’s Wife/Ghost of Christmas Past/Chorus
  • Elena Boyd as Chorus
  • Ashley Danger Morton as Chorus
  • Savannah Boyd as Chorus
  • Dez Flynn Hutchens as Tiny Tim
  • Kent Sokolis as Ignorance/Boy with Turkey/Chorus
  • Grace Jeffreys as Want/Chorus
  • Mia Zink as Fan/Chorus
  • R DeAndre Smith as Solicitor 1/Belle’s solicitor/Chorus
  • Jamie Swisshelm as Martha Cratchit/Chorus
  • Maggie Zink as Belinda Cratchit
  • Caleb Freed as Young Scrooge/Chorus
  • Parker Roland Peter as Cratchit/Chorus
  • Jenna Uterstaedt as Chorus

Directed by Tim Perrino with music direction by Greg Dastillung and choreographed by Cassidy Steele.

Performances run Dec. 1-23. For more information visit www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com/ccpa.

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