Tag Archives: Showboat Majestic

Showboat Majestic’s Final Show Applauded by LCT

The cast of Showboat Follies.

The cast of Showboat Follies.

After 23 years, Cincinnati Landmark Productions will no longer be operating the Showboat Majestic, the last original floating theater in the country and a National Historic Landmark. Their final production, SHOWBOAT FOLLIES, opened this weekend and panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) wanted to take the opportunity to recognize this tribute to Showboat as well as the many years of entertainment and music that it has provided.

As Landmark’s website describes it, SHOWBOAT FOLLIES is “a musical revue, featuring great songs from dozens of past shows, comic sketches, specialty dance numbers and a few surprises – in and out of the audience.”

Panelists recommended the show as “a fond farewell to the historic Showboat’s run…filled with melodrama, sketch comedy, and a parody of musicals,” as well as a historical review of the Showboat with audience participation. It was “a fun way to end the season for the showboat…The performers are all familiar favorites to ‘showboaters’ and it is obvious this is a love letter from their hearts to the boat and the ever loyal subscribers.” As one panelist put it, “I felt I was witnessing an important moment in the history of Cincinnati theatre…I heartily recommend the production as a chance to experience this theatre icon for what may be the last time and a chance to say goodbye.”

SHOWBOAT FOLLIES runs through September 29th. Tickets may be obtained on-line at http://www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com/sbm.

Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.

The League of Cincinnati Theatres was founded in 1999 to strengthen, nurture and promote Cincinnati’s theatre community. LCT provides its member companies and individual members with education, resources and services to enhance the quality and exposure of the theatre community in Cincinnati and increase community awareness, attendance and involvement. More information about the League can be found at www.leagueofcincytheatres.com.

Leave a comment

Filed under Press Releases

The Showboat – CLP Homecoming

SBM_ShowboatIt’s official: this month’s SHOWBOAT FOLLIES will be the last show produced by Cincinnati Landmark Productions on the mighty Showboat Majestic.

So we’d like to invite EVERYONE who ever worked on a CLP production on the Boat to come back for a homecoming gathering!

Join us at 5pm on Sunday, Sept. 29 for the gathering. We’ll start with a huge group picture of ANYONE who ever had a hand in a Showboat production.

Then we’ll enjoy a proper toast and tribute for the 23 years we were honored to care for and produce on the Majestic.

A few tickets for the final performance that day remain. Contact the box office if you’d like to attend the show before the Homecoming by calling (513) 241-6550.

And lastly, PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD to anyone and everyone you know who helped make these past 23 years such a memorable and wonderful adventure.

Note: there is talk of groups walking up to the Banks for dinner after the gathering. Plan accordingly if you’d like to attend that.

Leave a comment

Filed under In Other News

LCT Recognizes Actors in Showboat’s DON’T DRINK THE WATER

Showboat’s DON’T DRINK THE WATER Recognized by LCT

Michael Sherman, Mike Dennis & Christine Dye.

Michael Sherman, Mike Dennis & Christine Dye.

Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized lead actors Christine Dye and Mike Dennis from Showboat’s DON’T DRINK THE WATER for their excellent performances.

In this cold-war comedy by Woody Allen, an American tourist and his family are taken for spies in a country behind the Iron Curtain and must be protected by the US ambassador’s bumbling son who is running the embassy.

Panelists praised the performances of Christine Dye and Mike Dennis, as the tourists, Marion and Walter Hollander: they “carried the play into its best moments…Both showed great comic timing in the machine-gun fire dialogue of Woody Allen…Their on-stage chemistry was great and made me feel like I was back home in Jersey.”

Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.

The League of Cincinnati Theatres was founded in 1999 to strengthen, nurture and promote Cincinnati’s theatre community. LCT provides its member companies and individual members with education, resources and services to enhance the quality and exposure of the theatre community in Cincinnati and increase community awareness, attendance and involvement. More information about the League can be found at www.leagueofcincytheatres.com.

Leave a comment

Filed under Press Releases

SHOWBOAT FOLLIES Runs Sept. 11-29

SBM_logoSHOWBOAT FOLLIES
Presented by The Showboat Majestic
Sept. 11-29
Downtown

Directed by Tim Perrino

Cast: Megan Callahan, Kate Glasheen, Eileen Earnest, Torie Pate, Jeni Schwiers, Matt Dentino, Mike Hall, Rodger Pille, Jonathan Zeng & Rich Roedersheimer

A joyous Showboat tradition returns! It’s all the fun of Majestic musical revue, featuring great songs from dozens of past shows, comic sketches, specialty dance numbers and a few surprises – in and out of the audience! Plus we’ll bring back the original salute to Porkopolis – the fabulous Queen City Toast – skewering all things Cincinnati, including politicians, athletes, local celebrities, glitterati and literati, living or not! It’s a float down Memory Lane when the Majestic brings back one of its absolute favorite kinds of shows- The Showboat Follies!

  • Wed-Sat, Sept. 11-14 at 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 15 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, Sept. 18-21 at 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 22 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Wed-Sat, Sept. 25-28 at 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 29 at 2pm

Official page |

Leave a comment

Filed under On Stage

CLP Seeks Part-Time Staffer

CLPCincinnati Landmark Productions, the parent theatrical organization for The Showboat Majestic, Cincinnati’s floating slice of theatrical history and the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts is seeking a part-time staff member for front of house duties and other patron services.

Box Office/Customer Service/Staff -Job Requirements:

Must be at least 21 years of age, have high school diploma or equivalency, have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Must be able to work in an unsupervised environment at The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts AND aboard the Showboat Majestic. Must be a self starter, dependable, and have excellent communication and customer service skills.

Job Description: House management duties, Will Call, general customer service, assist in concessions/bar area and run a follow spot.

Hours for position vary. Mostly evenings during performances. Must be available weekends too. Pay rate is $8.75 hourly.

If interested, please contact Denny Reed @ Dennyreed@covedalecenter.com. No phone calls please. Deadline is Wednesday, July 17, 2013. 

Please note: These positions are a good fit for NON PERFORMERS – staffers will work during performances. Start is immediate.

Leave a comment

Filed under Casting Call