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AN EVENING WITH THE BENGSONS at Playhouse in the Park June 25 & 26

PIP_The Bengsons promoJoin us in the Marx Theatre on June 25 and 26 at 7:30pm for AN EVENING WITH THE BENGSONS, presented by Schueler Group! Based in New York City and Vermont, married folk-rock duo Abigail and Shaun Bengson have performed off-Broadway, across the country and around the world. Called “eccentrically wholesome … with a gutsy pop-folk style” by The New York Times, The Bengsons will present a collection of their songs in this entertaining concert-style, theatrical memoir. If you loved any of the intimate musicals presented in the Rosenthal Shelterhouse over the years, you’ll want to experience AN EVENING WITH THE BENGSONS!

With just two performances and socially distanced seating, tickets are limited. Snag your seat for $54 or $39!

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HUNDRED DAYS Runs July 24-Aug. 22

KTC_Hunderd Days logoHUNDRED DAYS
Know Theatre of Cincinnati
July 24-Aug. 22

Directed by Anne Kauffman
Choreographed by Sonya Tayeh

Cast: Abigail Bengson as Sarah, Shaun Bengson as Will, Jo Lampert as Max, Colette Alexander – Cello, Brian Koch – Kit drummer, Lindsey Augusta Mercer – Vocalist/Instrumentalist & James Creque – Vocal/Guitar
Dancers: Sarah Emmons, Katie Farry, Courtney Howard & Jacob Thoman

A folk rock odyssey written by and starring husband and wife duo Shaun and Abigail Bengson. HUNDRED DAYS is the fierce, triumphant story of a young couple who fall in love, only to have their time together cut short by a fatal illness. With the brash intensity of youth, they decide to try and live the 100 days they have left together as though it were the 60 years they had imagined they would have. Know Theatre is thrilled to be a part of the next stage in the development of a wildly inventive new musical, originally commissioned by Z space in San Francisco, that blends the simple magic of storytelling with a no-holds-barred concert.

  • Fri-Sat, July 24-25 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 26 at 3pm
  • Thu-Sat, July 30-Aug. 1 at 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 2 at 3pm
  • Thu-Sat, Aug. 6-8 at 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 9 at 3pm
  • Thu-Sat, Aug. 13-15 at 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 16 at 3pm
  • Thu-Sat, Aug. 20-22 at 8pm

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Auditions Announced for Summer Show at Know Theatre of Cincinnati

KTC_Know Season 18 logoAudition Notice Bengsons Musical Project

Auditions: April 25, by appointment
Callbacks: April 26, 11:00am-­4:00pm

Know Theatre of Cincinnati seeks musician-­performers for a theatrical musical storytelling project by The Bengsons, to be produced as part of Know Theatre’s 18th Mainstage Season.

In this project the band makes up the entire cast. We’re looking for a diverse collection of instrumentalists and vocalists who can sing, love storytelling, and have a real sense of stage presence.



  • Drummer -­ Kick ass kit player.
  • Electric Bassist & Cellist -­ If you play either, we’d love to hear you.  If you play both, double bonus!
  • Guitarist -­ Play both acoustic and electric. Triple bonus if you’re a wizard with pedals and sonic manipulation!

If you have *proficiency* in other instruments (like brass, woodwinds, concertina, accordion, melodica, whatever) we’d love to hear what you can do.

We’re seeking instrumentalists who play and sing simultaneously (unless you’re playing a wind instrument, as we recognize you’re (probably) only human), but we’re flexible depending on the final composition of the cast.


In addition to our instrumentalists, we’re looking for vocalists of any vocal type: if you’ve got stage presence and love musical storytelling, we want to hear you!

Audition Requirements

All applicants should be prepared to sing acapella one song that is *not* from a musical.

Audition slots will be 10-­15 minutes, and will include some musical coaching and singing of harmonies. When appointments are made, instrumentalists will be sent charts, and both instrumentalists and vocalists will be sent sample tracks from the show.

Group callbacks will be scheduled for the 26th with schedules distributed by midnight on the 25th.

This is an 8 week contract, paid at $250 per week.

Rehearsals begin on or around June 29.
30 hour rehearsal weeks, Tuesday-­Sunday.
Technical rehearsals July 18-­19.
Opening July 24.
Closing August 22.

Wed-­Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3:00pm.

Contact Know’s Producing Artistic Director Andrew Hungerford at: andrewh@knowtheatre.com with the subject line “Bengsons Audition” to schedule an audition.

About the Bengsons
Married duo The Bengsons blend soaring vocals, frenetic rhythms and rousing all join hands choruses to create new hybrid indie rock/art/theater performances. Their Americana-­influenced brand of Indie Rock has received accolades from fans and critics alike.

The Bengsons have appeared at such venues as Joe’s Pub (NYC), NYU’s Skirball Center (NYC), La MaMa (NYC), MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA), FlynnSpace (Burlington, VT), Z Space (San Francisco), On The Boards (Seattle), Artists Rep Theater (Portland, OR), Know Theatre (Cincinnati, OH), and the Market Theater (Johannesburg, South Africa).

About Know Theatre
Know Theatre is Cincinnati’s alternative theatrical playground, and is dedicated to producing explosive and evocative live entertainment in the heart of Cincinnati’s Over-­the-­Rhine.

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