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Auditions Announced for RING OF FIRE at Memorial Hall

memo_logoAUDITIONS FOR THE MEMORIAL HALL CONCERT PRESENTATION OF
RING OF FIRE
Directed and Choreographed by Leslie Goddard
Music Direction by Steve Goers
Produced by Joshua Steele

Rehearsals: July 28 – August 15, 2019 | Performances: August 16, 17, 23, 24, 2019
At Historic Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine

ABOUT THE SHOW
Memorial Hall seeks one male actor musician and one female actor musician to complete the company of five performers in this “small cast” version of RING OF FIRE. Broadway veteran Leslie Goddard directs and choreographs a presentation to include costumes, projection design and live band in the beautifully restored Anderson Theater.

Auditionees must be very proficient on an instrument other than keyboard, and should feel confident singing and moving while playing. Americana instruments such as guitar, mandolin, acoustic bass, banjo and fiddle are a plus.

Performers can expect a short, focused rehearsal process with mostly evening and weekend rehearsal calls.

Performer pay begins at $334.00 per week. Housing not available.

AEA talent are warmly invited to audition, and would be considered as part of a Guest Artist Agreement.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Please submit a 60- to 90-second video of singing and playing a selection in the style of the show. You may alternate singing and playing if appropriate to the song and your instrument.

In-person callbacks may be scheduled.

AUDITION REGISTRATION
Video submissions are due by Friday, April 26, 2019

To register for auditions, please visit MemorialHallOTR.com/auditions.

Please post your video on YouTube or another video sharing site, in lieu of sending a video file. Please ensure that privacy settings allow for us to view the video.

Please review the production dates and audition requirements carefully before registering.

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CSR Sought by 3CDC for Memorial Hall

MISC_3CDC logoLevel – Undisclosed
Job Location – Memorial Hall – Cincinnati, OH
Position Type – Part Time
Education Level – Not Specified
Salary Range – $10.00 – $10.00 Hourly
Travel Percentage – None
Job Shift – Undisclosed
Job Category – Customer Service

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Event Lead and Memorial Hall Box Office Manager, the Box Office Customer Service Representative (CSR-Box) assists the Memorial Hall Management Team in facilitating ticketed events in 3CDC managed civic space, Memorial Hall. During ticketed events, the Box Office CSR will execute will-call and door sales, troubleshoot ticketing issues, and work alongside additional box office staff. CSRs are integral to our success at supplying a quality experience to each and every visitor to our public spaces. The CSR is also responsible for adhering to company policies to maximize sales and minimize error, allowing the public spaces to meet their revenue goals. This is an hourly seasonal position.

The CSR-Event is responsible for working with the 3CDC staff to (1) provide top level customer service to all visitors within our civic spaces and entertainment districts. (2) achieve a mission of “class A” physical maintenance of our civic spaces and entertainment districts, and (3) ensure safety for the residents and patrons of our civic spaces and entertainment districts.

Tasks:

  • Ensure each patron at our events has an enjoyable and safe visit by tending to all needs as directed by supervisors and coordinators.
  • Interact with patrons during an event as well as resolve issues over the phone.
  • Deliver quality customer service experiences by appropriately addressing patron needs to increase guest satisfaction.
  • Operate the ticketing system and follow all procedures for will call and door sales.
  • Follow all loss prevention and cash handling policies and procedures, including completing transactions, making change, counting tills, securing cash and currency, and completing daily paperwork.

Qualifications:

  • Box Office experience preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, primarily evenings & weekends
  • Ability to clearly, effectively, and professionally interact with peers, supervisors and the public. Will collaborate effectively with others to produce results.
  • Personable, positive and enthusiastic attitude with capability to deal effectively with people (both internal and external).
  • Cash-handling experience preferred.
  • Theater or performance experience a bonus.
  • Sense of initiative with a desire to become truly involved in the operations and programming of Memorial Hall.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, understanding some shifts will be less than 4 hours and event-based. Some weeks will have an estimated workload of 12 hours while others may be only 2 hours.

Licenses, Credentials, Certifications:
n/a

Skills or specialized knowledge (examples below):
n/a

Physical and Mental Demands:

  • Ability to remain, efficient, positive and professional when handling large crowds or under pressure.
  • Job requires lifting 25lbs. (e.g. beer cases, bags of ice, bags of salt) and at least 8 hours on one’s feet.
  • Additional mental requirements: compare, decide direct, problem solve, analyze, instruct, and interpret.

Disclaimer:
This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. It is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or work conditions associated with the job. Furthermore, the employer reserves the right to revise or change the job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

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Theatrical Events Supervisor Sought by 3CDC for Memorial Hall

MISC_3CDC logoTheatrical Events Supervisor

Level – Experienced
Job Location – Memorial Hall – Cincinnati, OH
Position Type – Full Time
Education Level – 2 Year Degree

Job Summary:
Memorial Hall is a 556-seat performance and event venue located across from Washington Park and directly south of Cincinnati Music Hall. The structure, built in 1908 as a memorial to war veterans and owned by Hamilton County, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2015, 3CDC entered an agreement with Hamilton County and the Cincinnati Memorial Hall Society to renovate the building, bringing much-needed upgrades. Today, Memorial Hall hosts more than 300 events annually, ranging from performing arts, themed parties and cinema to third-party receptions, weddings and award ceremonies.

The Memorial Hall Theatrical Events Supervisor is tasked to oversee the initiation, development and execution of theatrical third-party theatrical events at Memorial Hall, as well as execution of Memorial Hall and partner events. Additionally, the Memorial Hall Events Supervisor will field incoming theatrical rental inquiries and manage bar and concessions inventory in the facility. Reporting to the Memorial Hall Manager, with oversight from the Senior Events Production Manager and Customer Service Manager, he/she will work directly with their administrative colleagues and event staff to plan and execute third-party theatrical events, and to execute Memorial Hall and partner theatrical events, making sure the delivery is held to the 3CDC standard. This position is responsible for comprehensive planning and execution of events on site; including (but not limited to) distributing rental information, taking clients on tours of the facility, building rental estimate and event planning documents, receiving and tracking payments, managing staff levels in accordance with the needs of the space, developing and facilitating daily event setups, ensuring events are properly executed, and developing the overall team to be flexible and manage events of various sizes.

It is projected that approximately 50% of the Memorial Hall Event Supervisor’s time will be allocated to administrative responsibilities, and 50% to the on-site execution of events. This is a general metric; the Theatrical Event Supervisor’s overall workload will ebb and flow with the calendar of events.

Tasks:

  • Receive and reply to event inquiries within 24 hours (or as soon as possible for weekend inquiries) and in a courteous manner, promptly sending rental information and checking availability. Re-route non-theatrical rental inquiries to the Memorial Hall Event Supervisor and to the Memorial Hall Manager, as needed.
  • Maintain accurate records of rental inquiries and produce periodic reports on inquiry data.
  • Take clients on tours of Memorial Hall.
  • Assist the Memorial Hall Manager in maintenance of the Memorial Hall calendar.
  • Build and manage event rental estimates. Build rental contracts and accept and track payments and certificates of insurance.
  • Build and manage other event paperwork, including layouts, nightly concessions and operations checklists.
  • Manage Memorial Hall by focusing on exceeding patrons’ expectations for customer service, quality and cleanliness.
  • Working with the Memorial Hall Box Office Manager to implement ticketing and seating for events.
  • Work with third-party clients and partners to exceed their expectations for the same.
  • Working and coordinating with event staff and volunteers to convey the needs for third-party and assigned events.
  • Oversee event setup, operation, teardown, and post event cleanup to ensure quick and efficient turns between events.
  • Conduct pre-shift meetings each work day to ensure onsite staff and volunteers know the goals and key points of each event.
  • Provide on-the-job coaching of the operations and customer service representatives and report accurate feedback on all event staff to the Senior Events Production
  • Manager and Customer Service Manager.
    Coordinate with technical staff to ensure smooth execution of event production elements.
  • Continue onsite training to staff on all event related tasks; POS, cash handling, bar tending, pre/post event cleaning checklists, and all other event tasks related specifically to Memorial Hall.
  • Take ownership of beverage service delivery, from what selections we offer to how we deliver the product to the consumer.
  • Maintain inventory by accurately tracking the procurement, receipt, and reconciliation of all beverage, beverage supplies, and event equipment.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with 3CDC community partners and event stakeholders such as police, sponsors, performers and third-party event organizers. Assist the Memorial Hall manager in generating rental business from among these parties.
  • Under the guidance of the Memorial Hall Manager, plan and execute events designed to generate rental business for Memorial Hall.
  • Continually evaluate onsite safety measures, as well as conduct immediate and complete reporting of all liability issues, including maintaining an incident report log.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by his or her immediate supervisor and other management as required.

Qualifications, skill and/or specialized knowledge:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related degree program is preferred.
  • Relevant event management and/or facility management experience required.
    One to two years’ experience managing staff.
  • Stage management, venue management, and/or technical production experience required.
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license with a current address and acceptable driving record.
  • Willing to work frequent weekends and holidays, and to adapt work schedule to accommodate the events calendar.
  • Ability to work well under stress.
  • Personable, positive, and enthusiastic attitude with capability to deal effectively with people (both internal and external).
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent organizational skills, work habits, and consistent follow-through.
  • Must be able to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality.

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The Who’s TOMMY Runs Sept. 14-21

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The Who’s TOMMY
Memorial Hall
Sept. 14-21
[Over-the-Rhine]

Directed & choreographed by Leslie Goddard
Music Director Steve Goers
Produced by Joshua Steele

Cast: Noah Berry as Tommy / Narrator, Annie Schneider as Mrs. Walker, Zack Steele* as Captain Walker, Sean Mette as Uncle Ernie, Kyle Kemph as Cousin Kevin / Ensemble, Tia Seay as Acid Queen / Ensemble & Katie Johannigman* as Dance Captain / Ensemble
Ensemble: John Woll, Hannah Gregory, Heather Hale & Hillary Hahn

After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother’s lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia and, as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball and, when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar.

Featuring The Who classics “Pinball Wizard,” “Listening To You” and “I’m Free,” The Who’s TOMMY is an exhilarating tale of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years.

  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 14-15 at 8pm
  • Thu-Fri, Sept. 20-21 at 8pm

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See Me. Feel Me. Touch Me. Heal Me. The Who’s TOMMY to Rock Memorial Hall

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CINCINNATI, OH – It’s been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, named one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Albums of All Time, earned five Tony Awards, and has been performed on stages as varied as Woodstock, the Metropolitan Opera and Broadway’s St. James Theatre. Now the record that popularized the “rock opera” genre explodes to life in one of Cincinnati’s premier live music venues. Memorial Hall proudly presents The Who’s TOMMY, playing September 14, 15, 20 and 21, 2018 in the beautifully restored Anderson Theater. Broadway veteran Leslie Goddard directs and choreographs a sprawling concert staging, featuring an all-star live band, psychedelic projections, a 24-voice choir and twelve professional singer / dancers from around Cincinnati and across the country. Tickets are $28 – $42 and are available at MemorialHallOTR.com, or by calling the Memorial Hall Box Office at 513.977.8838 (Tu – Fr, 1pm – 6pm).

THE WHO’S TOMMY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.

That Deaf, Dumb and Blind Kid: A Synopsis
After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother’s lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia and, as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball and, when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar.

Featuring The Who classics “Pinball Wizard,” “Listening To You” and “I’m Free,” The Who’s TOMMY is an exhilarating tale of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years.

Who’s Who
In a career that has included Broadway’s HAIRSPRAY and the Las Vegas staging of JERSEY BOYS, TOMMY director / choreographer Leslie Goddard has appeared in two productions of the rarely-mounted show, giving her unique insight into a piece that is ripe for directorial interpretation.

Goddard teams with stalwart music director and pianist Steve Goers. A faculty member at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and frequent presence at theatres including Playhouse in the Park, Ensemble Theatre and the Aronoff Center, Goers was a featured performer in the most recent local staging of TOMMY, a concert at the Covedale Center for the Arts in 2009. He leads a band featuring some of the Queen City’s finest talent; Brad Myers and Don Gauck interpret Pete Townshend’s iconic lead guitar, joined by Aaron Jacobs (bass) and Devon Leigh (drums), paying homage
to the inexorable Keith Moon. Goers will also have at his disposal the 24-voice Sycamore High School Select Ensemble, under the direction of Ken Holdt. The choir is no stranger to iconic rock-n-roll acts; they performed with Foreigner last summer in the band’s Riverbend concert.

Memorial Hall’s production of TOMMY features some of Greater Cincinnati’s finest homegrown talent, who return home for the production amid successful national and international careers. Playing the show’s title role is Dayton native and Northern Kentucky University alum Noah Berry. Berry has spent the better part of the past two years on the road with BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, and will be joining the national tour of SPAMALOT this fall. In the role of Captain Walker is Cincinnati native Zack Steele, whose globetrotting career has included cross-country crossovers RING OF FIRE, HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY and ALL SHOOK UP, as well as lengthy engagements as a featured performer on international cruise lines. CCM faculty member Katie Johannigman is thrilled to return to the stage as TOMMY’s dance captain, on the heels of a musical theatre intensive in China and choreography of Bernstein’s MASS with May Festival and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

A complete cast, band and production team list can be found following this release.

Concert Design
Memorial Hall’s concert staging of TOMMY will not be without visual spectacle. The show will utilize projections from the original Broadway production as designed by Wendall K. Harrington. Recipient of Drama Desk Award, American Theater Wing Award and the Outer Circle Critics Award as part of the Tony Award-winning production, Harrington’s video work will be integrated into a thrilling lighting & scenic design by CCM professor Mark Williams.

Tommy: Concept Album, Live Sensation, Movie and Broadway Musical
Originally released in 1969, TOMMY was The Who’s fourth studio album, and is considered the first “rock opera.” The double album reached #2 and #4 on the UK and USA charts, respectively, and received celebrated live performances at Woodstock, Fillmore East and the Metropolitan Opera. Subsequent concerts have featured the likes of Phil Collins, Bette Midler, Patti LaBelle, Steve Winwood, Elton John, Billy Idol, Richie Havens, Ringo Starr, Richard Harris and Peter Sellers. A 1975 film adaptation cast Townshend alongside Ann-Margret, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton and Jack Nicholson. In 1991, Tommy was developed into a stage musical at La Jolla Playhouse. The production
transferred to Broadway in 1993, where it enjoyed a two-year run and earned five Tony Awards. TOMMY has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, is one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Albums of All Time, and was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame in 1998.

Ticketing
Tickets to The Who’s TOMMY are available online beginning July 13. Tickets are available by phone via the Memorial Hall Box Office at 513.977.8838 (Tu – Fr, 1pm – 6pm).

Ticket scaling is as follows:

  • Boxes – $42 (includes concierge beverage service) Orchestra – $35
  • Center Balcony – $32
  • Side and Rear Balcony – $28
  • Students, Groups of 8 or More – $24 (call the box office for reservations)

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Cast:

  • Tommy / Narrator – Noah Berry
  • Mrs. Walker – Annie Schneider
  • Captain Walker – Zack Steele*
  • Uncle Ernie – Sean Mette
  • Cousin Kevin / Ensemble – Kyle Kemph
  • Acid Queen / Ensemble – Tia Seay
  • Dance Captain / Ensemble – Katie Johannigman*
  • Ensemble: John Woll, Hannah Gregory, Heather Hale & Hillary Hahn

*Actor appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Band:

  • Keyboard, Conductor – Steve Goers
  • Keyboard 2 – Julie Spangler
  • Guitar 1 – Brad Myers
  • Guitar 2 – Don Gauck
  • Electric Bass – Aaron Jacobs
  • Drums – Devon Leigh

Production Team:

  • Producer Joshua Steele
  • Director / Choreographer Leslie Goddard
  • Music Director Steve Goers
  • Choirmaster Ken Holdt
  • Lighting Designer Mark Williams
  • Costumer Janet Powell
  • Sound Designer Brian Lloyd
  • Dialect Coach Katelyn Reid
  • Production Manager Andi Schultes
  • Stage Manager Carissa Gandenberger
  • Assistant Stage Manager, Wardrobe Jeffery Bunch

About Memorial Hall:
Memorial Hall, managed and programmed by 3CDC, is conveniently located in the heart of the revitalized arts district of Over-the-Rhine. This exquisite venue overlooks Washington Park, and is adjacent to Music Hall in addition to being down the street from both the School for Creative and Performing Arts and soon-to-be completed new home of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Designed by Samuel Hannaford, the hall features marble staircases adorned with intricate wrought iron that lead to the 550-seat proscenium theater, dubbed the Annie W. and Elizabeth M. Anderson Theater. Exceptional acoustics, decorative murals and Tiffany chandeliers enhance this historic theater. Memorial Hall offers an elegant setting for performances and unique spaces for social and business events.

About 3CDC:
3CDC is a private, non-profit, real estate development and finance organization focused on revitalizing Cincinnati’s urban core in partnership with the City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati corporate community. 3CDC’s work is specifically focused on the Central Business District and in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. 3CDC also manages The Cincinnati Equity Fund (CEF) and the Cincinnati New Markets Fund (CNMF). These investment funds play an important role by providing needed financial capital to 3CDC’s development projects. For more information, visit www.3cdc.org.

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