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The Carnegie Announces Cast, Production Dates for GODSPELL

TC_Godspell logoSocially Distant Performance at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

COVINGTON, KYThe Carnegie is set to present the uplifting musical extravaganza that is GODSPELL … And it will be presented in an innovative format where audiences can experience the performance at a safe, social distance.

GODSPELL
A Musical Based Upon The Gospel According to St. Matthew
Music and Additional Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Conceived by John-Michael Tebelak

Come sing about love! This uplifting musical, featuring songs from Stephen Schwartz (PIPPIN, WICKED), will be presented in an innovative format across Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park’s three-acre campus. Featuring physically distant staging and walk-through format, this will be like no production of GODSPELL you’ve experienced before!

Each performance features two start times, 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., to allow for social distancing within walking audience groups. This format does require sustained walking and standing throughout the show. If you need a more accessible way to view the show, please call the box office to set up an art cart ticket, allowing you to slowly drive between scenes and sit for the duration of the show in one of Pyramid Hill’s custom golf carts.

  • September 12 performance – Tour start times 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • September 13 performance – Tour start times 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

“With the inherent unique visuals of Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park serving as the backdrop, this production of GODSPELL will be as creative, inventive, experimental and fun as anything The Carnegie has ever done” said Maggie Perrino, Theatre Director for The Carnegie.

This socially distant production of GODSPELL has been organized by The Carnegie’s Creative Disruption Committee (The Carnegie CDC), the volunteer consortium launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Carnegie CDC acts as a creative engine and rapid response team to the current struggles of the entertainment industry. It also provides a new community-based structure for performing arts programming, such as safe, socially distance live experiences like GODSPELL.

The cast and production team for The Carnegie CDC production of GODSPELL is listed below.

CAST LIST

  • Jesus – Joshua Carandang
  • Judas/John the Baptist – Kyle Taylor
  • Socrates/Day by Day Soloist – Kaylee Michael
  • DaVinci/Turn Back O Man Soloist – Maddie Vaughn
  • Thomas Aquinas/Lessons Well Soloist – Kara Hancock
  • Gibbon/By My Side Soloist – Ashley O. Morton
  • Martin Luther/All Good Gifts – Je’Shaun Jackson
  • Sartre/Bless the Lord Soloist – Mackenzie Ruff
  • Ensemble – Royce Louden, Eric Klear, Elizabeth Taylor, Sam Johnson, Andi Angel, Maria Zierolf, Ethan Brooks Baker, Jordan Darnell, Logan Weinfurtner, Liam Sweeney, Savannah Boyd, Julia Olinger, Ezra Crist

 

PRODUCTION TEAM:

  • Maggie Perrino
  • Farley Norman
  • Caleb Redslob
  • Maddie Sensenstein
  • Genevieve Perrino
  • Christine Orr
  • Ria Viallaver Collins

Tickets for GODSPELL are $35 for adults ($32 for Carnegie members), $25 for students and $15 for children age 10 and under. To purchase tickets, visit The Carnegie Box Office (open Tuesday-Friday noon to 5 p.m.) in person, call (859) 957-1940 or visit www.thecarnegie.com.

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ABOUT THE CARNEGIE
The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center. More information about The Carnegie is available at thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030. 

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the City of Covington. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

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The Carnegie’s 13th Annual SUITS THAT ROCK Goes Viral

Suits That Rock logoMonthlong campaign, “Rock On for the Carnegie Kids,” highlights past performances, founder interviews and more 

Covington, KY – The Carnegie’s Suits That Rock is back – and this year, the rock and roll good times are going virtual. Replacing its original in-person performance dates of Aug. 28 and Sept. 4, Suits That Rock and its previous twelve years of performances will be celebrated exclusively online over the month of August.

Suits That Rock, is a local music tradition that sees local executives leave the boardroom in favor of the stage – and beginning Saturday, Aug. 1, the 13th edition of the annual fundraising event will move online to continue its support of arts education programming at The Carnegie as well as at more than 60 regional schools. To date, Suits That Rock has raised $1,059,000!

“The importance of continuing to support The Carnegie’s arts education programming necessitates that Suits That Rock continues. The fact that this event has raised more than $1 million over the past 12 years is testament to the one-of-a-kind experience the Suits offer,” said Kim Best, Executive Director of The Carnegie. “While we have shifted online due to the ongoing pandemic, the programming for this year’s Suits That Rock pays homage to the events of the past while ensuring the tradition continues well into the future.”

The “Rock On for the Carnegie Kids” online campaign will feature intimate interviews with founding Suits Paul Bromwell, Kevin Canafax, John Domaschko and Greg Shumate, in addition to performance recaps, Guest Suit interviews, and more. A Suits Fireside Chat featuring the Founding Suits will round out the festivities on Monday, Aug. 31.

Each year Suits That Rock features a select lineup of Guest Suits – and 2020 is no different. Joining this year are: Dan Cahill, Managing Principal and CEO at HSD Metrics; Katie Chadwell, Director of Operations at KnowledgeWorks; Meghan Cummings, Executive Director of the Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation; Chrissy Dunn Dutton, Litigation Partner at Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA; Brian Kaeppner, Manager of Enterprise Application Engineering at General Electric; Louis Kelly, Commonwealth’s Attorney for 54th Judicial Circuit and Shari Lauter, Director of Qualitative Operations for Campos.

“As it became clear that we could not safely rehearse or put on a show in 2020, we desperately wanted to recreate at least a little taste of the joy of a Suits That Rock show for our audience, for the kids who benefit from The Carnegie’s arts education programming, and for ourselves,” said John Domaschko. “This series of online interviews and retrospective show clips is a great reminder of the fun we’ve had and the great cause we’ve supported. It makes us even more excited to ‘get the band back together’ in 2021.”

All Suits That Rock virtual programming will be available on the Suits That Rock official Facebook page; donations to support “Rock On for the Carnegie Kids” can be made by clicking here. With previous events selling out in minutes, The Carnegie invites the public to enjoy these select highlights this year in anticipation of returning to a more traditional live Suits That Rock celebration in 2021. 

2020 Suits That Rock Line Up

  • Cliff Adams, Retired professor of music, active performer, producer and composer
  • Sheila Baker, Team Leader for Keller Williams Associates
  • Ramona Blaine, Regional Staffing Manager with Interim HealthCare
  • Gary Bockelman, Chief Operating Officer at Wood & Lamping LLP
  • Tom Bosse, Principal at Bosse Law, PLLC
  • Paul Bromwell, Retired Chief Information Officer at Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • Steve Brunner, CFO of Rizzo Brothers Painting Contractors, Inc and owner of VG Valuation Group
  • Sarah Cameron, Commercial Litigation Partner at Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
  • Kevin Canafax, Midwest Vice President Public Affairs at Fidelity Investments
  • John Caulfield, Chief Financial Officer for Phillips Edison and Company
  • Rick Dews, Commodity Manager for Siemens
  • Elaine Diehl, Announcer/Producer for Cincinnati Public Radio, 90.9 WGUC / 91.7 WVXU
  • Jan Diehl, Retired Director of Bands and Music Teacher at Guardian Angels School
  • John Domaschko, Retired CPA and current board member of various organizations
  • Steve Eklund, Real Estate Investor, Business Consultant, Executive Life Coach
  • David Ellis, Managing Director and Private Wealth Advisor with UBS Financial Services
  • Mickey Foellger, Retired Family Court Circuit Judge, Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Gregg Fusaro, Regional Development Partner for Capital Investment Group
  • Matt Godsted, Director of Enterprise Security at 84.51°
  • Ed Hughes, President of the Hughes Group and Partner in Star Educational Programming, LLC
  • Kathy Laverde, Financial Advisor at Fidant Wealth Partners
  • Dave Miller, President of Buddy Roger’s Music
  • Bob Mitchell, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Cintas
  • Susan Morgan, Vice President at American Mortgage Service Co.
  • Graeme Murray, Independent Consultant and Mission Worker
  • Ken Poleyeff, Application Architect for Cornerstone Brands
  • Mills Rouse, Attorney with Rouse & Rouse, P.S.C.
  • Tim Schigel, Founding Partner of Refinery Ventures
  • Brent Seelmeyer, Director, Organizational Development – Metro Services at Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Greg Shumate, Member-in-charge and corporate and commercial lawyer at Frost Brown Todd, LLC
  • Mark Tipton, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer at Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home
  • Gary Wright, Senior Managing Director of Integra Realty Resources

2020 Guest Suits       

  • Dan Cahill, Managing Principal and CEO at HSD Metrics
  • Katie Chadwell, Director of Operations at KnowledgeWorks
  • Meghan Cummings, Executive Director of the Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • Chrissy Dunn Dutton, Litigation Partner at Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA
  • Brian Kaeppner, Manager of Enterprise Application Engineering at GE
  • Louis Kelly, Commonwealth’s Attorney for 54th Judicial Circuit
  • Shari Lauter, Director of Qualitative Operations for Campos

2020 Suits That Rock Sponsors

Gold Sponsors: Fidelity Investments, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Qual IT Resources, Union Savings Bank

Silver Sponsors: Baird, The Tapke Dusing Group, Frost Brown Todd, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Mariner Wealth Advisors, Rumpke, Scooter Media, Spotted Yeti

Bronze Sponsors: 84.51°, American Mortgage, Chris & Valerie Bopp, C-Forward, Encore Technologies, Fifth Third Bank, HSD Metrics, Jan & Tim Timmel, Sara & Michelle Vance Waddell

Host: Citizens Deposit Bank, Rizzo Painting Contractors, Sara & Richard Behrman, Third Rock Music 

For more information, visit The Carnegie online at www.thecarnegie.com.

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About The Carnegie: The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at www.thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030. 

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. / US Bank Foundation. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

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The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee Announces Digital Auditions for GODSPELL

TC_Creative Disruption Committee logo(COVINGTON, KY) – The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee (The Carnegie CDC) is pleased to announce that they will be hosting auditions by digital submissions for their first production, GODSPELL. This uplifting musical will be presented in an innovative format across Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park’s 3-acre campus. Featuring physically distant staging and small group audience tours through the production, this will be like no production of GODSPELL you’ve experienced before!

A Musical Based Upon The Gospel According to St. Matthew
Music and Additional Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Conceived by John-Michael Tebelak

Performance dates will be September 12 and 13, 2020 at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park.
Rehearsals will take place digitally on evenings and weekends August 10- September 9.
Outdoor, in-person rehearsals at Pyramid Hill on September 10 and 11 (these will be daytime rehearsals, but we will do our best to work with people’s work schedules where needed.) 

AUDITIONS BY VIDEO SUBMISSION ONLY. WHAT TO SEND:

  • A sample of your singing. Anything you already have recorded or 32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show.
  • Your best joke, funny story, or anecdote. We’re looking for an ability to tell stories engagingly. Feel free to improvise. Or send a recorded monologue that you already have ready to go.
  • If you play an instrument, send a little snippet of you playing!
  • A note indicating what roles you are willing to accept from the list at the bottom of this notice as well as if you play an instrument!

Please note audition videos due by July 31st. This is a tight turnaround. Please don’t worry too much about video quality. Send whatever you have to be considered. Please send a video with a resume and headshot attached to Maggie Perrino, mperrino@thecarnegie.com by July 31st. Links preferred to video files, but either is acceptable. Links to personal websites that offer digital copies of headshot and resume and/or singing and acting reels will be accepted.  

ALSO NOTE:

  • You will be asked to turn in a full list of conflicts for dates August 10-September 13 if being considered for a role. Please have that prepared if asked to provide this info.
  • No performance conflicts will be accepted.
  • All roles open to any race, gender identity, age, or body type. The Carnegie CDC is committed to a culture of equity that welcomes and respects diverse artistic voices.

COMPENSATION INFORMATION: 

  • The Carnegie CDC defines paid roles in each of its projects that charge admission. Those roles are supported by the volunteer work of others who recognize the need to create revenue for their fellow theatre-makers who are out-of-work at this time.
  • GODSPELL will offer 8 paid performance roles. It will also offer community performance opportunities in the ensemble. The ensemble roles are not paid.
  • The 8 performance roles will be paid as part of a profit-sharing program at the end of the show. The amount paid out will directly depend on how many tickets are sold.
  • The Carnegie CDC takes 25% of profits for ongoing work, while 75% of profits will be equally split among the defined paid roles (8 actors and 2 production roles.)

All cast members must feel comfortable rehearsing outside, walking significant distances, complying with temperature and symptom checks as well as wearing masks as part of rehearsal and performance protocols. 

AVAILABLE PAID ROLES:

  • Jesus – High Tenor G#; the driving force of the show. The one with the most energy, humor, and will-power. Gentle but with strength. The type of person others naturally follow.
  • Judas/John the Baptist – Baritone E. Must portray attributes of both biblical characters; he is Jesus’ “right-hand man” and most devoted disciple and then doubter and – ultimately – the betrayer. Charismatic, like Jesus, but in a revolutionary way. The most “serious” of the group, but must still possess a good sense of physical comedy.6 Philosophers/Apostles – Listed below are the vocal ranges of the musical numbers. Please use this as a type of “character breakdown” since all philosophers/apostles will be addressed by their actual names. Must have experience with harmony and improv. Any special “tricks,” ability to play musical instruments, or overall personal quirks are encouraged!
  • “Day by Day” – Mezzo-Soprano
  • “Learn Your Lessons Well” – Mezzo-Soprano
  • “Bless the Lord” – Soprano, High A
  • “All Good Gifts” – Tenor, High A
  • “Light of the World” – Baritone, E
  • “Turn Back, O Man” – Alto, D below Middle C
  • “By My Side” – Alto
  • “We Beseech Thee” – Tenor, High D

AVAILABLE UNPAID ROLES:
16 Community Ensemble Roles: Strong singers/actors with capable movement ability; strong storytelling and physical comedy skills also desired.

GODSPELL presented through special arrangement with Theatre Maximus, 1650 BROADWAY, SUITE 606, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10019. For more information about GODSPELL or to find out how you can become part of The Carnegie CDC or for more information, email mperrino@thecarnegie.com or visit www.thecarnegie.com.

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About The Carnegie
The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the City of Covington. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

About The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee
COVID-19 has significantly impacted the live performance industry, leaving many people within it fighting for their livelihoods at a time when the need for respite from the realities of today increases daily. The Carnegie has launched a new committee to address both concerns in hopes of being a beacon for change and comfort to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky arts community – The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee (The Carnegie CDC).

A volunteer consortium of artists, educators, business and social service professionals, The Carnegie CDC will act as a creative engine and rapid response team to the current struggles of the entertainment industry. It will also provide a new community-based structure for performing arts programming. Learn more by visiting www.thecarnegiecdc.com or by calling (859) 491-2030.

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The Carnegie Launches Creative Disruption Committee to Support Local Art-Making and Performance Community

TC_Creative Disruption Committee logoVolunteer consortium to create original works, partner with existing groups to create new arts experiences

COVINGTON, KY – COVID-19 has significantly impacted the arts and live performance industry, leaving many workers fighting for their livelihoods and without a creative community. In a bid to support local theatre artists and entertainment professionals, The Carnegie is launching the Creative Disruption Committee, a thinktank dedicated to creating live arts experiences for a socially distant world.

FLIPPING THE SCRIPT
At its core, The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee (The Carnegie CDC) is a volunteer consortium of artists, educators, business and social service professionals that will act as a creative engine and rapid response team to the current struggles of the entertainment industry. It will also provide a new community-based structure for performing arts programming. Instead of The Carnegie planning new projects and then hiring artists to work for us, The Carnegie will go to work on ideas brought forward by artists and organizations and support them with our resources and staff.

PUTTING CREATIVE MINDS (BACK) TO WORK
Although the administrative committee is made up of volunteers, the projects created by The Carnegie CDC will specifically aim to create paid roles for local artists and performers. The Carnegie will devote 75% of profits from The Carnegie CDC-related programming to the artists and organizations collaborating on the projects. Membership in The Carnegie CDC is open to anyone in need of creative community or interested in supporting art-making during the pandemic. The committee seeks to dismantle traditional systems that have excluded minority voices from the arts by promoting and creating art that is inclusive of and/or created by artists from underrepresented communities. Together, we will advocate for the arts and bring joy in uncertain times.

Maggie Perrino, Theatre Director for The Carnegie, believes the creation of the new committee can – and will – be a landmark moment for the region’s live performance community and all its supporters.

“We’re all missing the buzz before the the curtain rises and the thrill of the applause. There is just nothing like live performance. Unfortunately, we can’t safely enjoy these moments in a traditional setting right now, which is why we launched The Carnegie CDC – to assist all those who have dedicated themselves to this industry,” said Perrino. “Our new stages will be the world around us – front porches and parks, city streets and bridges, public squares and personal backyards. And through all of this, we’ll bring a commitment to live theatre experiences in a socially distant world.”

In addition to exploring opportunities for safe, socially distant live experiences, The Carnegie CDC will develop companion digital components for these experiences – all of which equates to the most massive community engagement undertaking in The Carnegie’s history.

Current projects on The Carnegie CDC’s working list include:

  • Development of theatrical, audio-based walking tours;
  • Creation of an emotion-based curriculum to utilizing acting techniques to develop empathy;
  • A fall performance at Pyramid Hill staged in small sections with pre-recorded music;
  • A Halloween haunted theatre walk-thru experience;
  • A social issues performance series focused on topics in today’s headlines and offering educational and discussion components; and
  • Improv show performances at group homes for people with disabilities and living in retirement communities.

To find out how you can become part of The Carnegie CDC or for more information, visit https://www.thecarnegiecdc.com or email mperrino@thecarnegie.com.

CCDC Membership
Maggie Perrino, Committee Director

Committee Chairs
Ria Villaver Collins, Artist/Volunteer Coordinator
Shauna Nelson, Carnegie @ Homes Stage Manager
Kelcey Steele, Keeper of the Pandemic 

Committee Members

  • Clarity Amrein
  • Thomas Hart Boeing
  • Jules Breslin
  • Robert Breslin IV
  • Chris Logan Carter
  • Carissa Gandenberger
  • Tyler Gau
  • Justin Glaser
  • Hannah Gregory
  • Claire Hingsbergen
  • Jennifer Howd
  • Royce Louden
  • Kaitlin McCulloch
  • Sean Mette
  • Ashley O. Morton
  • Stix Newman
  • Farley Norman
  • Genevieve Perrino
  • Sarah Perrino Priestle
  • Caleb Redslob
  • Sharisse Vernelle Santos
  • Maddie Sensenstein
  • Spenser Smith
  • Cassidy Steele
  • Cian Steele
  • Jessica Steuver
  • Doug Stock
  • Elizabeth L. Taylor
  • Kyle Taylor
  • Sarah Willis

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About The Carnegie
The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030. 

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the City of Covington. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

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The Carnegie Announces Changes to the 2020-2021 Season

TC_logo_newNew concert series, free films set for 2020 with revamped schedule of theatre productions set for 2021

COVINGTON, KY – The Carnegie’s usual fare of upbeat musicals and stunning intimate dramas will have to wait until next season. In order to ensure patrons’ safety and proper social distancing, The Carnegie is moving its previously announced 2020-21 productions of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to the 2021-22 calendar. Work is also being done to bring back The Carnegie’s canceled production of END OF THE RAINBOW in the 2021-22 season. But just because the Theatre Series is on hold, doesn’t mean The Carnegie won’t be serving up enticing and exciting entertainment in the coming year.

“While postponing so many great shows is disappointing, I’m really excited to spend this time on new creative endeavors, original works, and collaborating closely with the amazing artists who call our region home,” said Theatre Director, Maggie Perrino.

Current season subscribers will have their subscriptions automatically rolled over to the 2021-22 season on Aug. 15. Those who do not wish to have their subscription rolled over may choose from one of the following options:

  • Donate the value of their ticket to The Carnegie as a tax-deductible expense;
  • Exchange the value of their tickets for one of the shows in the 2021 mini-season (see below);
  • Convert their tickets to a gift certificate that can be used for a future event of their choosing; or
  • Request a refund for the value of their tickets with the box office. 

ALL-NEW TINY CONCERT SERIES
Local singers and Carnegie favorites will be the featured performers for the new tiny concert series, which will begin in September and run through March 2021. Performers will play to a limited, 50-member maximum audience in The Carnegie’s 447 seat theatre for each of these events.

Additionally, those unable to attend the one-hour concerts in person will be able to view them online via ticketed livestreaming in the comfort of their own home. Details regarding line-up of performers, times and dates of the performances will be released at a later date.

FREE MOVIES FOR THE PUBLIC
To continue The Carnegie’s mission to provide arts experiences in an historic space for the public, free viewings of movie musicals will be held for audiences of just 50 people in the theatre throughout the fall. Titles and dates to be announced soon. Tickets will be free, but patrons must reserve seats ahead of time. 

ALL-NEW 2021 MINI SEASON
The spring of 2021 will bring three artistic endeavors to The Carnegie, the first of which features a first-of-its-kind regional collaboration with Northern Kentucky University’s (NKU) School of the Arts (SOTA).

THE CARNEGIE PRESENTS, in collaboration with the NKU School of the Arts, A New Play by D. Lynn Meyers | Playing April 9–25, 2021

The collaboration with NKU will see Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s Producing Artistic Director, D. Lynn Meyers, bring a new play to The Carnegie’s performance space. This bold pairing of educational and creative goals will allow students to work intimately with Meyers to workshop and refine the new playscript through the 2020-21 school year. The Carnegie will then debut this world premier script as the kick-off to its 2021 Mini Season and in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the YES Festival, NKU’s new-play festival, the oldest collegiate festival of its type in the country.

Nine Performances:

  • Friday, April 9, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 11, 3 p.m.
  • Friday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 18, 3 p.m.
  • Friday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 25, 3 p.m.

CONTENT ADVISORY: Production includes adult themes and language. Not recommended for children under 13.

GEORGE REMUS: BOOTLEGGING & BROADWAY | Playing April 30–May 1, 2021

A penniless German Immigrant who grew up in Chicago, George Remus spent much of his life in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. He was first a pharmacist, then a lawyer, and eventually the most famous bootlegger of them all. He had government politicians in his pocket, the Chicago mob at his feet, and the perfect scheme for selling barrels and barrels of whiskey during the era of prohibition and speakeasies. With a lavish mansion on a hill and over-the-top parties, Remus was a millionaire playboy in 1922 – some even say he was the real Jay Gatsby. His legendary rise and fall is the subject of this new musical.

Two Performances

  • Friday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.

CONTENT ADVISORY: Production includes adult themes and language. Not recommended for children under 13.

I GOT RHYTHM | Playing May 21–30,2021

I GOT RHYTHM celebrates the exuberant dance style of tap while singing and swinging to some of the greatest songs in the American songbook. Featuring music from Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and more, you’ll leave buzzing with excitement from this high-spirited show.

Ten Performances:

  • Friday, May 21, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 22, 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 22, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 23, 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 28, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 29, 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 29, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 30, 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 30, 7:30 p.m.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a family-friendly production. Appropriate for all ages.

All evening shows are at 7:30 p.m.; matinee performances are at 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.thecarnegie.com.

A NOTE ON SOCIAL DISTANCING
Patrons will be asked to wear a mask and to practice safe social distancing while patronizing indoor performances or services at The Carnegie. Hand sanitizing stations will be available and additional cleaning regimens will be in place between performances.

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About The Carnegie
The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030. 

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the City of Covington. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. 

About The Carnegie Theatre Series
The Carnegie Theatre Series produces professional, innovative stagings of an eclectic range of theatrical works. Striving to unite the greater Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati theatre community through partnerships and collaborations, the series engages and nurtures both emerging and established talent, including working professionals, committed part-time theatre artists, university performing arts students and younger students. The Carnegie Theatre Series productions bring together these forces to provide quality theatre for Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area.

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