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The Carnegie to “Get Back” to Hosting SUITS THAT ROCK with Outdoor Benefit Concert

Suits That Rock logoArea professional “suits” to perform concert and raise funds for arts education 

Covington, KY – There’s nothing quite like a great concert … Which is why The Carnegie is inviting the public to “Get Back” to enjoying the musical extravaganza that is SUITS THAT ROCK on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the Covington Plaza Outdoor Amphitheater. Tickets are $70 and are on sale now.

A local music tradition, now entering its 14th year, SUITS THAT ROCK showcases local executives leaving the boardroom in favor of the stage. The concert will feature a mix of Guest Suits and returning favorites, all of whom will take the stage with the same purpose in mind: raising funds to support The Carnegie’s arts education programming. To date, SUITS THAT ROCK has raised more than $1,100,00 for arts education at 60+ schools.

“As we all know, nearly every industry suffered adverse effects because of the pandemic, the arts and education arguably being one hit hardest. As the region continues to navigate reopening and how to safely reconvene again, live music is back – and so is SUITS THAT ROCK,” said John Domaschko, Suits That Rock co-founder and executive committee member. “With this one-night, outdoor concert, we can continue doing the things we do best: providing a great night of music, song and community for a greater good.”

Musically, this year’s SUITS THAT ROCK concert will feature a mix of classic and contemporary rock tunes sure to appeal to audiences of all ages. Already selected for this year’s concert are “Mr. Blue Sky,” There’s Nothin’ Holding Me Back,” “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Stayin’ Alive,” “Moves Like Jagger” and, in accordance with the theme, the appropriate “Get Back” by the Beatles.

The 2021 Guest Suits, many of whom participated in the virtual “Rock On for The Carnegie Kids” virtual campaign in 2020, include: Dan Cahill, Managing Principal and CEO at HSD Metrics; Chrissy Dunn Dutton, Litigation Partner at Buechner, Haffer, Meyers & Koeing Co., LPA.; Freidoon Ghazi, Cardiologist at Tri-Health Heart Institute; Brian Kaeppner, Manager of Enterprise Application Engineering at General Electric; Louis Kelly, Commonwealth’s Attorney for 54th Judicial Circuit, Shari Lauter, Director of Qualitative Operations for Campos and John Vitucci, Retired Sourcing Specialist and Senior Contract Administrator for General Electric.

“Ensuring the safety and health of those in attendance is our top priority at every event and function we host,” said Kimberly Best, The Carnegie’s Executive Director. “The Covington Plaza Outdoor Amphitheater on the riverfront provides us a safe, grand stage to get back to SUITS THAT ROCK.”

SUITS THAT ROCK takes place at Saturday, Oct. 9 (Saturday, Oct, 16, 2021 will serve as a rain date) at the Covington Plaza Outdoor Amphitheater (1 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011). Show time is 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Tickets are $70 and are available by calling The Carnegie Box Office at (859) 957-1940 (Tues.-Fri, noon to 5 p.m.). For more information, visit The Carnegie online at www.thecarnegie.com. 

2021 SUITS THAT ROCK Line Up

  • Cliff Adams, Career musical tradesman and a retired professor of popular music
  • Sheila Baker, Director of Business Development, First Title Agency, Inc.
  • Ramona Blaine, Regional Staffing Manager with Interim HealthCare
  • 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
  • Katie Chadwell, Senior Director of Operations at Knowledgeworks
  • Rick Dews, Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist at Honeywell Intelligrated 
  • Elaine Diehl, Announcer/Producer for Cincinnati Public Radio, 90.9 WGUC / 91.7 WVXU
  • Jan Diehl, Semi-retired Director of Bands and Music Teacher at Guardian Angels School, and current substitute teacher   
  • John Domaschko, Retired CPA and current board member of various organizations
  • 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, Fidant Wealth Partners
  • Melissa Lutz, Principal/Director of Marketing, Champlin Architecture
  • Dave Miller, Retired 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, Retired 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 at Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Greg Shumate, Member-in-charge and corporate and commercial lawyer at Frost Brown Todd, LLC
  • Gary Wright, Senior Managing Director of Integra Realty Resources

2021 SUITS THAT ROCK Sponsors

Title Sponsor: Ladislas and Vilma Segoe Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors: American Mortgage Service, Rick & Lisa Boehne Family Fund, Cintas, Fidelity Investments, HSD Metrics, Mariner Wealth Advisors, Qual IT Resources, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, UBS Financial Services, Rumpke Waste & Recycling Services

Chair Sponsors: Champlin Architecture, Qual IT Resources

Silver Sponsors: Al. Neyer, Capital Investment Group, Inc., Deloitte, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, Frost Brown Todd, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, PNC Bank, Scooter Media, Union Savings Bank, WesBanco Bank

Bronze Sponsors: 84.51°, 4EG, AAA Allied Group, Anonymous, Aronoff, Rosen & Hunt, LPA, Chrissy Dunn Dutton – BHMK Law, Deborah & Randall Birckhead, Chris & Valerie Bopp, C-Forward Inc., Encore Technologies, Fifth Third Bank, Heritage Bank, Terri & Gary Schmitt, Jan & Tim Timmel, Vision Technologies Roofing & Siding

Host: Anonymous, Sara & Richard Behrman, Erigo, Roeding Insurance, Third Rock Music, Purestream INC/ES

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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 http://www.thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030. 

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. 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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Closing Reception Scheduled for RESIDUE Exhibition at The Carnegie Galleries

TC_logo_newReception to include artist panel discussion to highlight closing show on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

COVINGTON, KY (September 14, 2021) – The exhibition RESIDUE, now on view at The Carnegie, explores the links between artists, the works they exhibit and the viewers in the gallery. As the exhibition comes to a close, the public is invited to join several of the participating artists for a final look at the show and also a special panel discussion.

The Carnegie will host a closing reception for RESIDUE from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2. From 3-4 p.m. Chef and RESIDUE artist, Maggie Lawson, will moderate a discussion featuring female-identified farmers/artists: Karla Batres Gilvin of Gilvin Family Farm; Toncia L. Chavez of ETC Produce & Provisions; Marykate Glenn of Mustard Seed Farm; and Amanda Wilson of Old Dutch Hops. The discussion will use Lawson’s installation Homemaking: A Speculative Pantry as a starting point for deeper conversations about the connections between art and farming.

Guests attending the final day of the exhibition and panel exhibition at The Carnegie are asked to wear a protective face covering/mask as part of Northern Kentucky’s ongoing efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
RESIDUE is curated by Maria Seda-Reeder who frequently highlights artists who operate in the social sphere and create objects and situations that encourage interaction and community engagement. The exhibition focuses on works that invite us to co-create meaning and enter a dialogue with images in the galleries. The work done by artists in their studio is completed by thoughtful participation by the viewers. As such, that gesture is passed on from artist to patron and from patron out into the world.

Artists featured in RESIDUE include: Laura Aguilar (Long Beach, CA); Batres/Gilvin (Morning View, KY); Latausha Cox (Cincinnati, OH); Sea Dax (Cincinnati); Aaron Delamatre (Cincinnati); EMPIRE CITIZENS (Latonia); Nona Faustine (Brooklyn); David Hammonds (Los Angeles); Clarity Haynes (New York City); Maggie Lawson, (Cincinnati); Liam Ze’ev O’Connor (Oakland); and Clint Woods (Cincinnati).

Season Sponsor: FotoFocus

Exhibition Sponsors: M. Katherine Hurley and Jens G. Rosenkrantz, Jr. and The Harvey C. Hubbell Charitable Gift Fund. 

Special thank you to the Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell Collection for lending important objects to this exhibition.

RESIDUE runs through Saturday, October 2, 2021. The Carnegie Gallery is free and open to the public. Hours are Thursday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, contact The Carnegie at (859) 491-2030 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 http://www.thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030. 

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. 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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Auditions Announced for THE SOUND OF MUSIC at The Carnegie

TC_logo_newTHE CARNEGIE ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS
FOR THE SOUND OF MUSIC 

COVINGTON, KY – The Carnegie is pleased to announce auditions for the coming production of its 2021-22 theatre season, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Featuring the music of Rogers and Hammerstein, the production of one of the most beloved musicals of all time is set to come to life at The Carnegie.

Set in Austria 1938, THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the story of an exuberant young governess as she brings music and joy back to a broken family… Only to face danger as the Nazis gain power.

Featuring an iconic score, THE SOUND OF MUSIC features performances of several classic tunes including “My Favorite Things,” Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and “Climb Every Mountain.” This family-friendly favorite shares a meaningful story in a setting enjoyable for all ages.

  • Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
  • Music by Richard Rogers
  • Directed and Choreographed by Leslie Goddard Baum
  • Music Direction by Steve Goers

Show Details
Ten performances will be offered on the following dates: Saturday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m., the 30 at 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m., 5 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., the 6th at 3 p.m., the 11 at 7:30 p.m., the 12 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and finally the 13 at 3 p.m. Should indoor performances be impossible due to COVID-19, this show will play at an outdoor venue sometime between April 22–May 15, 2022. If cast, it is most desirous you be available for the spring dates as well.

Rehearsals: Evenings and weekends Nov 29–Jan 28. We will not rehearse every day, but this is the date range for rehearsals. Ample time off will be given around Christmas and New Year holidays.

In Person Auditions by Appointment
Please prepare 32 bars of an up-tempo song or 16-bars of a ballad in the style of the show. Bring sheet music for the accompanist, as well as headshot and resume for production team. You may be asked to stay and sing from the score. Dates:

  • Sept 18: Individual singing auditions every 5 minutes, 1-4 p.m.
  • Sept 19: Individual singing auditions every 5 minutes, 1-4 p.m.
  • Sept 20: Invited callbacks 7-10 p.m. with dance call for some roles followed by reading from the script for all roles

Sign up for an in-person audition spot by visiting https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F48AFAF2D6-sound

Auditions by Video Submission – what to send
32 bars of an up-tempo or 16-bars of a ballad in the style of the show

  • A dramatic or romantic monologue no longer than 1 minute in length
  • A movement reel (optional). If a movement reel is not provided, we may follow up with a movement combination for self-tape if being considered for dancing roles (Liesel/Rolf)

Please send video with resume and headshot attached to Maggie Perrino, mperrino@thecarnegie.com by September 18th @ 5 p.m. to be considered for the show. 

ALSO NOTE

  • You will be asked to turn in a full list of conflicts for rehearsal dates listed. Please have that prepared if asked to provide this info.
  • No performance conflicts will be accepted.
  • Cast members do not have to be the actual ages of the characters but must be able to look age appropriate and act accordingly.
  • All adult roles are paid. Stipends offered will be between $650-$1,000 for all roles. Not AEA eligible. No housing provided.
  • Student roles are included in the production as part of our Education Department. As such, The Carnegie Theatre Series commits to making opportunities for children and teens on our mainstage once a year. These roles are not paid, nor is there any cost associated with this educational experience.

COVID-19 Policies
Please wear a mask to enter the building if auditioning in person. You will be allowed to remove it for your song but will need to wear it while not actively auditioning.

The Carnegie fervently encourages all those auditioning to seek the Covid-19 vaccination before attending auditions or rehearsals should they be cast. It is in the best interest of our cast, crew, and artform if everyone is vaccinated in our show circle. A return to theatre-making is only possible if we help protect each other.

Available Roles

The Carnegie is committed to inclusive, non-traditional casting of classic musical theatre shows to give them new relevance and accessibility to all actors. All races, ethnicities, ages, gender identities, body types, and mobilities encouraged to apply.

Adult Roles

  • Maria Rainer (musical theatre mix/soprano, 20-30) A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination. Guitar playing a plus.
  • Captain Georg von Trapp (baritone, 35-45) A retired Austrian naval captain. Polished, yet very militant in the way he runs his life to repress his sadness over the death of his wife. Underneath, he is warm, understanding, and determined.
  • Max Detweiller/Ensemble (tenor/baritone, 30+) Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family.
  • Elsa Schrader/Ensemble (mezzo soprano, 30-45) A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature.
  • Mother Abbess/Ensemble (legit soprano, wide vocal range, 40+, very strong actress) Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind.
  • Sister Berthe/Ensemble (alto) Mistress of Novices, prudish, strait-laced with a quick tongue, less tolerant than other nuns.
  • Sister Margaretta/Ensemble (mezzo) Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned.
  • Sister Sophia/Ensemble (soprano) Neither demanding nor critical, sticks with the rules.
  • Franz/Ensemble The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit, he is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause.
  • Frau Schmidt/ Ensemble The housekeeper, stoic, very little personality; she does her job efficiently but without affection. Strong and somewhat dominating.
  • Herr Zeller/ Ensemble Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.
  • Rolf Gruber/Ensemble (low tenor, dance, 17) Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.

Student Roles

  • Liesl von Trapp (mezzo, dance, to play age 16) The oldest child, blossoming into a young lady with an interest in boys. She has a maternal edge to her and cares very deeply for her younger siblings.
  • Friedrich von Trapp (to play age 14) Tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the family.
  • Louisa von Trapp (to play age 13) Rebellious attitude.
  • Kurt von Trapp (to play age 10, falsetto) Gentle and mischievous.
  • Brigitta von Trapp (to play age 9) Smart, reads a lot.
  • Marta von Trapp (to play age 7) Very sweet and gentle.
  • Gretl von Trapp (to play age 6) Must have the cute factor.

The Carnegie’s 2021-22 Theatre Series is presented by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation.

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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 http://www.thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. 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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Technical Director Sought by The Carnegie

TC_logo_newPosition Title:  Technical Director

Department:  Otto M. Budig Theatre

Position Reports To:  Theatre Director

Positions Supervised:  Contracted theatrical designers/technicians

Position Purpose: Responsible for all technical aspects for all events scheduled at The Carnegie, both in the theatre and in other spaces on campus.  The Technical Director will be responsible for the supervision of all backstage personnel.  Technical Director will report to the Theatre Director and work cooperatively with the individual venue management staff and The Carnegie’s clients.  The Technical Director is a full-time exempt position.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties

Establishes policies and procedures for the operation of the stage.

Creates and enforces backstage policies governing all aspects of production including but not limited to load-in, rehearsals, performances and load-out. Policies should be in line with the general operating principles of the facility.

Responsible for training and verifying that all crew members are properly trained prior to the use of any theatre equipment.

Responsible for communicating the policies and procedures to Carnegie staff.

Maintains all theatre equipment on an ongoing basis to ensure proper operation at all times.

Creates and maintains a current inventory of all theatrical equipment.

Regularly inspects all equipment for damage and general wear and tear.

Recommends and oversees repairs of any damaged equipment.

Maintains a working knowledge of all equipment.

Keeps pace with industry trends in all aspects of technical theatre.

Responsible for managing all aspects of theatrical productions including pre-and post-production.

Co-Manages use of the Theatre by renters, presenters, and other users to ensure that the Theatre is prepared, maintained, and cleaned appropriately.

Meets regularly with clients prior to events to ensure proper preparation for events.

Coordinates with clients, vendors, and Carnegie staff to ensure the success of each event.

Ensures that running crews are effectively trained and managed.

Is present at events, as required, to monitor, and troubleshoot any issues that arise.

Coordinates load-in/load-out of events and ensure timelines are met and restoration is complete and successful.

Acts as Production Manager for specific events produced or presented by The Carnegie.

For Carnegie-produced shows, the Technical Director will be responsible for monitoring the overall progress of design and build, including hands-on oversight of scenic build and strike for Carnegie Theatre Series shows.

Coordinates with Directors, Promoters, and the Theatre Director to create show budgets as needed.

Oversees production budgets for sets, labor, lighting, sound, and video.

Ensures the fulfillment of all technical riders.

In conjunction with the Theatre Director, maintains theatre and ancillary space.

Ensures the ongoing maintenance and cleanliness of the amp room, sound booth, dock (as it relates to theatre storage items), below stage and theatre storage area.

Qualifications

Education/Certification: College degree in Technical Theatre desired, but not required.

Experience Required: 3-4 years of technical experience in a performing arts venue

Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to lift over 40 lbs.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate and direct projects.
  • Technical knowledge of theatrical lighting and sound systems.
  • Carpentry skills and/or knowledge of set construction processes.
  • Strong oral and written communication abilities.
  • Solid analytical and technical skills.
  • Able to use all related hardware and software.
  • Ability to work long, non-traditional hours when necessary.
  • Self-starter and willingness to be a team player.
  • Valid Driver’s License with reliable transportation.

Compensation: $40,000 annual salary. Four weeks of PTO, 75% of health and 90% dental covered for by The Carnegie, and a flexible schedule.

Application Process: Please send cover letter and resume to Maggie Perrino, mperrino@thecarnegie.com. Interviews to begin immediately.

The Carnegie is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Intent and function of job descriptions: All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included.  Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions.  In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships as deemed appropriate.

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 http://www.thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030.

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The Carnegie Travels to the END OF THE RAINBOW with Latest Theatrical Production

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Kim Schroeder Long as Judy Garland.

Judy Garland biography finally takes the stage outdoors after originally being postponed due to COVID; Runs Sept. 10–12 and 17-19

COVINGTON, KY (August 25, 2021)– Judy Garland was a star of stage and screen whose talent was unparalleled in its time. Her personal journey, however, was not always filled with sunshine and happiness. Now, The Carnegie will explore and celebrate her legacy when it travels to the END OF THE RAINBOW at Covington Plaza Outdoor Amphitheater this September.

Set in 1968, END OF THE RAINBOW finds Judy Garland set firmly on the comeback trail. The failed marriages, the suicide attempts and the addictions are all behind her. At 46 years-old and with new flame Mickey Deans at her side, she seems determined to carry it off and recapture her magic. But lasting happiness always eludes some people and there was never any answer to the question with which Judy ended every show: “If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh why, can’t I?”

END OF THE RAINBOW is a savagely funny drama featuring a glorious ensemble of Judy Garland hits such as “Get Happy,” “The Man that Got Away,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” The show was set to be final production of The Carnegie’s 2019-2020 season but instead became the first casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it’s back with six performances, playing weekends Friday, Sept. 10–19 and tickets are $32 for adults, $29 Carnegie members and $25 for students.

END OF THE RAINBOW couldn’t be a more fitting production for us given the current times we find ourselves in. While the show is dramatic and definitely has its sober moments; there are happier, inspirational ones as well,” said The Carnegie’s Theatre Director Maggie Perrino. “When we originally chose the production, it was the year Renee Zellweger won an Academy Award for portraying Judy Garland. Now, as we all find ourselves in a time of great uncertainty like Garland herself, we hope to bring a smile to audiences’ collective faces once again.”

Kim Schroeder Long, the Ohio-born actress who portrays Garland in the show, agrees.

“One of the hardest things to navigate as a performer is uncertainty. The very nature of the profession can be subject to a lot of questions without answers. As the past 18+ months have shown, having something you were looking forward to – in my case, portraying a legend close to home – suddenly taken away makes you appreciate it even more,” said Schroeder Long. “Taking inspiration from Garland’s own longing for happiness, I’m excited for audiences to be able to enjoy END OF THE RAINBOW as much as my castmates and I are to bring it to life.”

Performances of END OF THE RAINBOW will run two weekends; September 10–12 with performances at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday and the following weekend, September 17-19 with performances at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. All of which will take place at the Covington Plaza Outdoor Amphitheater. Tickets are $32 for adults, $29 for Carnegie Members and ArtsPass Members, and $25 for students. Tickets can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, in person or by phone at (859) 957-1940, or online at www.thecarnegie.com. Patrons seeking group or student tickets should call to make arrangements. 

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

CAST LIST:

  • Judy Garland – Kim Schroeder Long
  • Anthony – Aaron Whitehead
  • Mickey Deans – Dylan Shelton
  • Radio Interviewer – Julie Locker

PRODUCTION TEAM:

  • Director – Alice Flanders
  • Music Coordinator/Band Leader – Ted Baldwin
  • Stage Manager – Mackenzie Boyd
  • Assistant Stage Manager – Cole Sweasy
  • Original Scenic Designer – Tyler Gabbard, transformed for the amphitheater by Doug Stock
  • Costume Designer – Helen A. Raymond Goers
  • Lighting Designer – Will Baker
  • Technical Director – Doug Stock
  • Producer – Maggie Perrino 

END OF THE RAINBOW is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. 

The Carnegie’s 2021-22 Theatre Series is presented by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Additional support for The Carnegie’s Theatre Series comes from the Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet.

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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 http://www.thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030. 

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. 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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