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Cincinnati Ballet Announces Updates to the 2020-2021 Season

CB_2020-2021 Season logoReimagined season includes new choreography and classic favorites

CINCINNATI, OH (August 10, 2020) – Cincinnati Ballet is excited to announce our modified 2020-2021 Season. While this unexpected schedule looks different than first envisioned, it is a season of surprises sure to delight dance lovers in the region. When the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the remainder of the 2019-2020 Season in March and April, Cincinnati Ballet did not anticipate programming changes well into our upcoming season. However, Cincinnati Ballet’s dedicated staff pivoted quickly to reimagine the 2020-2021 season with varied performance options. “The health and safety of our dancers, staff, patrons, and community remain our top priority,” said Scott Altman, Cincinnati Ballet CEO. “As we continue to navigate the unique challenges of social distancing, our commitment to health and safety has guided us as we created a season that delivers the world-class dance you expect from Cincinnati Ballet. We have had to make some difficult decisions, but we know, thanks to our community’s deep commitment to the arts and Cincinnati Ballet, we are safeguarding the future of our organization.” Cincinnati Ballet has adapted the 2020-2021 Season based on recommendations from government and health officials and in line with sister organizations both regionally and nationally.


Photo provided by Cincinnati Ballet.

Cincinnati Ballet invites you to come celebrate dance and our vibrant community next month as we kick off the season with a free, socially distanced production in partnership with Cincinnati Parks at the P & G Pavilion September 25-27. This program will feature the return of our dancers with outdoor performances showcasing selections of favorite solos and pas de deux from our rich repertoire. In November, Cincinnati Ballet will present an intimate workshop performance. “Right now, our artists are busy creating thoughtful pieces for this performance,” said Artistic Director Victoria Morgan. “Our dancers and artistic staff are developing a celebratory program. The return of this art form to an indoor stage with audiences and dancers socially distanced will proudly highlight the talents of your Cincinnati Ballet artists, as dancers, as choreographers, and innovators of our time. While the world is an unsettled place, we are focused and moving forward in our mission to share the love and healing power of dance with our community.”  As we move into December, keeping in mind appropriate social distancing, we will offer a re-imagined Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy in an hour-long program in the Music Hall Ballroom, December 17-23.

Our second half of the season begins in a NEW and surprising way. For the first time in our history, The Kaplan New Works Series moves from the Jarson-Kaplan Theater at Aronoff Center to Springer Auditorium at Music Hall. This audience favorite will replace Jewels previously scheduled in February. To highlight the intimate setting for these contemporary world premieres, Cincinnati Ballet will perform New Works like never seen before in front of the proscenium, performing in the space you would typically see Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra musicians perform. New Works as always continues to highlight the raw, powerful athleticism of dance. In this series we reflect on these unique times, addressing today’s challenges with gravity, humor, and hope.  To celebrate springtime, we have shifted our Family Series regional premiere of Snow White from February to April. This treasured fairytale will showcase Cincinnati Ballet Second Company and Otto M. Budig Academy students and for the first time, will feature live actors narrating the story, April 8-18. April will also feature a mixed-repertoire program, Bold Moves Plus. The anchor will be the return of Ohad Naharin’s wildly popular, Minus 16. Artistically, Bold Moves Plus will serve as a precursor to our inaugural festival which will debut in the 2021-2022 Season and will celebrate legendary contemporary choreography. Artistic Director Victoria Morgan’s whimsical Cinderella is now slated to close the 2020-2021 Season with a two-week engagement June 10-20 at Aronoff Center. As audiences enjoy the magical Cinderella, Cincinnati Ballet will also be celebrating the opening of the new Cincinnati Ballet Margaret & Michael Valentine Center for Dance in Walnut Hills. Cincinnati Ballet’s new home is slated to open in Summer 2021.

About Cincinnati Ballet
Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the region, presenting a bold and adventurous array of classical, full-length ballets and contemporary works, regularly with live orchestral accompaniment. Under the artistic direction of Victoria Morgan, Cincinnati Ballet has become a creative force within the larger dance community, commissioning world premiere works and exploring unique collaborations with artists as diverse as Grammy winning guitarist Peter Frampton and popular, Ohio-based band Over the Rhine. With a mission to enrich, expand, and excel in the art of dance through performance, a high-caliber academy, and impactful education and engagement in local to global communities, Cincinnati Ballet reaches beyond the stage in programs that allow every person in the region to be part of the continued evolution of dance. To that end, Cincinnati Ballet presents exhilarating performances, extensive education and community engagement programs and offers top level professional ballet training at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy.


Cincinnati Ballet 2019-2020 Season Sponsors: Rhonda & Larry A. Sheakley, ArtsWave, Mercy Health, Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, Ohio Arts Council, John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, Frisch’s Big Boy, Knowlton

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Broadway in Cincinnati Announces Rescheduling of Fall Shows

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Shavey Brown, Mark Aldrich, Shereen Ahmed (center), William MichalsandColin Anderson in The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY.

Pretty Woman and My Fair Lady
will now play Aronoff Center in Summer of 2021

Cincinnati, OH (August 5, 2020) – Broadway in Cincinnati has announced that due to the challenges of scheduling touring Broadway shows across the country during this unprecedented time, both fall shows scheduled for the 20/21 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati series presented by TriHealth have been rescheduled for summer of 2021.

The Cincinnati engagements of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL originally scheduled for November 10 – 22, 2020 will now be presented August 17 – 29, 2021MY FAIR LADY originally scheduled for December 1 – 13, 2020 will now be presented July 13 – 25, 2021.

Season Ticketholders for both of these shows will retain their same seats for the rescheduled engagements.

Broadway in Cincinnati continues to work diligently to navigate the challenges of scheduling shows and touring Broadway as guided by medical and public health advice to comply with local government regulations.  The touring industry depends on an interconnected network of presenters in cities throughout the country and the Broadway in Cincinnati is prepared to make any necessary adjustments for the well-being of audiences, staff, cast and crew.

While there may be additional unforeseen scheduling changes in the season, ticket holders will be notified if any future productions need to be rescheduled or canceled. Additional updates will be provided at BroadwayInCincinnati.com.

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Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth is committed to bringing the very best of Broadway to the Tri-State, presenting touring Broadway plays and musicals in Cincinnati since 1987. For over twenty years, Broadway in Cincinnati has presented all shows at the Aronoff Center. The Broadway in Cincinnati series brings more than 185,000 people downtown to the Aronoff Center each year, and contributes an average of $30 million to the local economy each season. Broadway in Cincinnati is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and The Broadway League. Fifth Third Bank is the sponsor of the Cincinnati 20/21 Season and the season is presented by TriHealth. 

Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of the John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office.  Led by 14-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 47 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include Ain’t Too Proud, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, Moulin Rouge! and To Kill A Mockingbird. 

The John Gore Organization is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of 14-time Tony-winning theater producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com, and Group Sales Box Office. The company presents shows in 47 cities across North America as well as on Broadway, Off-Broadway, London’s West End, Japan, and China. It has won Tony Awards in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier awards.


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THE AGITATORS Postponed at Falcon Theatre

FT_logoDue to ongoing COVID-19 concerns and restrictions on public gatherings THE AGITATORS, originally rescheduled to Aug. 14-29, will again be postponed.

We will absolutely be rescheduling this amazing work for later in the season when we can safely present it and give it the time on our stage it so richly deserves.

We are hard at work updating our scheduling plans for the season so stay tuned for new news!

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September Performance Cancelled at Oxford Area Community Theatre

OXACT_logoThe OxACT board continues to monitor the news regarding the COVID19 pandemic. It was our hope to present a full season but, unfortunately, that cannot happen.

We have decided to cancel the October show and are exploring “virtual alternatives” as we monitor the progress of the virus and the advice of state and health officials.

In September, we will provide further information about a possible virtual event, and will also provide an update about decisions regarding productions in February and April.

Keep checking our website or Facebook page for further updates.

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Season Update from Sunset Players and The Arts Center at Dunham

SSP_logoOpening of Sunset Players and the Arts Center at Dunham FREE Family Fun Series 2020/21 seasons are on hold and events will be resumed when safely possible.

The well-being of our patrons, performers and volunteers continues to be our utmost priority. Our Board continues to monitor the local COVID-19 situation as well as the federal, state and local mandates regarding indoor theatrical performances. Due to the uncertainty on when indoor theatre will be able to resume, we find it necessary to announce a delay in opening our 2020/21 season until early 2021.

Additional Information:

We were unable to complete the final weekend of the run of our award winning musical PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES in March and cancelled our spring production of LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR, the final show of our 40th anniversary season.

Those who purchased tickets for PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES as well as Season Pass holders who were unable to attend a performance of it and/or the cancelled spring production should have been contacted directly regarding refunds, exchanges and other options. If we somehow overlooked contacting you, please call Deb Case, our Season Ticket Chair, at (513) 418-1644 ASAP.

It was our plan to roll over the final production of last season to open the next one, which no longer appears possible. We will not be selling season passes for 2020/21 until it can be determined when and what will be possible.

We thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate these murky waters. We will continue to assess all options and inform you of any additional changes as they occur.  Look to your email and our social media channels for future updates, and most importantly, continue to take all available precautions to stay as safe as possible during this challenging time.

For more information

  • Visit www.sunsetplayers.org
  • Facebook: @sunsetplayersorg, @ArtsCenterDunham
  • Twitter: @Sunsetplayersoh, @ArtsDunham
  • The Sunset Players

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