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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Quick Review

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT presented by The Carnegie through Jan. 26. I attended the opening night performance. 

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For this season’s family friendly production, The Carnegie offers a colorful and lively production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, a musical retelling of the Bible story, “The Coat of Many Colors.”

This production of the almost completely sung-through musical is strong on vocal talent across the board, led by the incomparable Tia Seay as the Narrator and Frankie Chuter in the title role. Director/choreographer Maggie Perrino keeps the energy high with tight pacing and enjoyable choreography. Great focus and supporting work by the teen ensemble and children’s choir.

A production of JOSEPH (directed by Maggie’s father) was the first musical I every worked on and the show has a special place in my heart. It was wonderful to revisit it and see a new generation experience it for the first time.

My rating: 4.25 out of 5.

Click here for more information on the production.

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2020-2021 Season Announced by The Carnegie

TC_logo_newTHE CARNEGIE ANNOUNCES 2020-21 THEATRE SEASON

COVINGTON, KY – The 2020-21 Carnegie Theatre Season will be filled with laughter, nostalgia and a few surprises. Audiences will be introduced to a fast talking plant, relive a jam session at the historic Sun Records, celebrate traditions in changing times and experience the debut of a new script by a local arts leader.

The season will open in August with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, a deliciously hilarious musical about a man-eating plant. In November, audience members will be taken back to a legendary night for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Old traditions and young love collide in a joyous and timely celebration of life for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in January for The Carnegie’s annual family-friendly musical. Closing out the season in March will be a new play by D. Lynn Meyers, in a first-of-its-kind regional collaboration, The Carnegie and NKU School of the Arts will work together to produce a new play by Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s Producing Artistic Director.

Subscriptions for the 2020-21 Theatre Season are on sale now. Patrons who purchase a full season subscription by January 31, 2020 will receive a special season announcement discount – 15% off the regular $106, $102 for Carnegie Members with code Early2020. Subscriptions may be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office at (859) 957-1940, Tuesday through Friday, Noon to 5pm, or online at thecarnegie.com.

The Carnegie’s 2020-21 Theatre Series

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman | Music by Alan Menken
Playing August 8-23, 2020

A Broadway and Hollywood smash musical, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS has devoured the hearts of theatregoers for over thirty years. Seymour is a down-on-his-luck floral assistant living on Skid Row and pining for the love of his co-worker, Audrey. But his fortunes change when he meets a fast-talking plant who promises him wealth, fame, and the love of his dream girl to boot. There’s just one problem. In exchange for his wildest dreams coming true, Seymour must follow the plant down a murderous path to world domination.

Featuring a beloved score in a Motown style, you’ll be hopping and bopping to hits like “Suddenly Seymour,” “Skid Row,” and “Somewhere That’s Green.” Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ALADDIN) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

Eight Performances:

  • Saturday, August 8, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, August 9, 3:00pm
  • Friday, August 14, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 15, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, August 16, 3:00pm
  • Friday, August 21, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 22, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, August 23, 3:00pm

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS-Broadway Version is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MIT). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MIT. www.MTIShows.com.

Content Advisory: Production includes adult themes and language. Not recommended for children under 13. 

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux | Original Concept and Direction by Floyd Mutrux
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins
Playing November 7-22, 2020 

On December 4, 1956, an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for one of the greatest jam sessions ever. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny.

Relive the era with an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage. Hit songs include “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.

Eight Performances:

  • Saturday, November 7, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 8, 3:00pm
  • Friday, November 13, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, November 14, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 15, 3:00pm
  • Friday, November 20, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, November 21, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 22, 3:00pm

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com.

CONTENT ADVISORY: Production includes adult themes and language. Not recommended for children under 12.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories by special permission of Arnold Perl
Book by Joseph Stein | Music by Jerry Bock | Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Playing January 9 – 24, 2021

Old traditions and young love collide in this joyous and timely celebration of life. Tevye’s daughters’ unexpected choice of husbands opens his heart to new possibilities, as his close-knit community also feels the winds of change blowing through their tiny village.

Featuring an iconic score including “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “Sunrise, Sunset” and “If I Were a Rich Man,” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is an enchanting tale sure to delight the whole family.

Ten Performances:

  • Saturday, January 9, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, January 10, 3:00pm
  • Friday, January 15, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, January 16, 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sunday, January 17, 3:00pm
  • Friday, January 22, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, January 23, 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sunday, January 24, 3:00pm

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com.

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

The Carnegie Presents, in collaboration with NKU School of the Arts
A New Play by D. Lynn Meyers
Playing April 10-25, 2021

In a first-of-its-kind regional collaboration, The Carnegie and NKU School of the Arts will work together to produce a new play by Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s Producing Artistic Director, D. Lynn Meyers. This bold pairing of educational and creative goals will allow the students of NKU’s School of the Arts Theatre + Dance Program to work intimately with Meyers to workshop and refine the new playscript through the 20-21 school year. The Carnegie will then debut this world premier script as the closing show in its 20-21 theatre season and kick-off the 20th anniversary of the YES Festival, NKU’s new-play festival, the oldest collegiate new-play festival in the country.

Eight Performances:

  • Saturday, April 10, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 11, 3:00pm
  • Friday, April 16, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 17, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 18, 3:00pm
  • Friday, April 23, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 24, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 5, 3:00pm

CONTENT ADVISORY: Production includes adult themes and language. Not recommended for children under 12.

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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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Casting Call Announced for END OF THE RAINBOW at The Carnegie

tc_end of the rainbow logoCOVINGTON, KY – The Carnegie is seeking two actors (non-singing) for male characters in their spring production of END OF THE RAINBOW. Actors are invited to submit resumes and/or performance reels for these roles. Those best suited to the roles will be invited to audition in person. Please contact Theatre Director Maggie Perrino at mperrino@thecarnegie.com with resume and optional reel. Resumes will be accepted until roles are cast.

END OF THE RAINBOW by Peter Quilter 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 production follows Judy Garland on the comeback trail in 1968. The failed marriages, the suicide attempts, and the addictions are all behind her. At forty-six 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?”

The available roles for the production are:

  • Mikey Deans: Male, 30-40. Non-Singing Role. The last husband to Judy Garland; her manager and former club owner; handsome, charming, and can be imposing physically; there is a lovely, caring, and charming side of him and at the same time he can be physically imposing and combative, dark and somewhat dangerous; he gives off the appearance of being caring, yet also has a selfish side.
  • Anthony: Male, 40-55. Non-Singing Role. English or Scottish accent required. Ability to play piano accompaniment throughout show required. Anthony is Judy’s accompanist and musical advisor as well as sometimes spiritual guide, gay and soft spoken with a clever edge, gentle and caring with an inner strength, ethical and honest, is capable of support and understanding, and yet is aware of the inevitable outcome ahead. Note: be prepared to play piano is asked to audition in person. 

Rehearsals are evenings and weekends February 17-March 19. Due to small cast size, scheduling will be customized to availability of actors in the cast. The production’s eight performances are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, March 21, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, March 22, 3pm
  • Friday, March 27, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, March 28, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, March 29, 3pm
  • Friday, April 3, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 4, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 5, 3pm 

For more information visit 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 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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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Runs Jan. 11-26

tc_joseph logoJOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
The Carnegie
Jan. 11-26
[Covington]

Directed & choreographed by Maggie Perrino
Music directed by Spenser Smith

Cast: Tia Seay as Narrator, Frankie Chuter as Joseph, Kyle Taylor as Rueben, Kate Stark as Simeon/Mrs. Potiphar, Michael Wright as Levi, Ashley O. Morton as Nephtali, Mattison Sullivan as Issachar, Emma Moss as Asher, Caleb Redslob as Dan/Potiphar, Chloe Price as Zebulum, Cian Steele as Gad, Maddie Vaughn as Judah, Geoffrey Hill as Benjamin & Sean P. Mette as Jacob/Pharoh
Teen Ensemble: Fiona Blanchet, Sylas Craven, Chloe Esmeier, Jaden Martin, Madeline Moore, Sara Moore, Sam Olt & Mark Schutzman
Children’s Choir: Charlie Lindeman, Gracie Manning, Elliot Martin, Jackson Schabell, Athena Updike & Kit Valentine

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers, and the coat of many colors. Featuring a beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber score, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT offers fast-paced, back-to-back musical numbers sure to delight the whole family. “Any Dream Will Do,” “One More Angel in Heaven,” and “Go, Go, Go Joseph,” are just a few of the favorites you’ll enjoy in this inspiring, upbeat tale for the ages.

  • Sat, Jan. 11 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Jan. 12 at 3pm
  • Fri, Jan. 17 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Jan. 18 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Jan. 19 at 3pm
  • Fri, Jan. 24 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Jan. 25 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Jan. 26 at 3pm

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The Carnegie Theatre Season Continues With JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

tc_joseph logoPlaying Weekends January 11 – 26, 2020

(COVINGTON, KY) – The Carnegie is kicking off 2020 with a story of dreamers, betrayal, reconciliation, and a beautiful, colorful coat. JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT runs on the Otto M. Budig stage weekends January 11 – 26, 2020.

One of the most enduring shows of all time, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers, and the coat of many colors.

Featuring a beloved score by Andrew Lloyd Weber, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is filled with fast-paced, back to back musical numbers sure to delight the whole family including “Any Dream Will Do,” “One More Angel in Heaven,” “Go, Go, Go Joseph,” and “Close Every Door.”

“This show is a classic for a reason – the music and story are beloved, and can bring families together across generations,” said Carnegie Theatre Director Maggie Perrino. “We’re thrilled that our production is bringing some of our Carnegie family back to the stage, including Tia Seay (Queen of Soul: The Music of Aretha Franklin; DREAMGIRLS) as the Narrator, Frankie Chuter (AMERICAN IDIOT) as Joseph, Kyle Taylor (THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME) as Reuben, Maddie Vaughn (AMERICAN IDIOT), as Judah, and Sean P. Mette (THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE MUSIC MAN; RALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA) as Jacob.”

Performances of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT run weekends January 11- 26, Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $32, $29 for Carnegie Members and ArtsPass Members, $25 for students, and $15 for children under 10. Tickets can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday-Friday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., 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:  This is a family-friendly production. Appropriate for all ages. 

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, LP, 229 West 28th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY10001.   

The Carnegie’s 2019-20 Theatre Series is presented by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Additional support comes from the Kentucky Department of Tourism. 

About The Carnegie: The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, exhibiting more than 100 emerging and established artists annually; the Otto M. Budig Theatre, producing professional productions as well as providing space for local high schools and smaller production companies; and the Eva G. Farris Education Center, delivering arts education to thousands of children in the region. More information about The Carnegie is available at www.thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from ArtsWave, Cincinnati International 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.

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CAST LIST:

  • Narrator – Tia Seay
  • Joseph – Frankie Chuter
  • Rueben – Kyle Taylor
  • Simeon/Mrs. Potiphar – Kate Stark
  • Levi – Michael Wright
  • Nephtali – Ashley O. Morton
  • Issachar – Mattison Sullivan
  • Asher – Emma Moss
  • Dan/Potiphar – Caleb Redslob
  • Zebulum – Chloe Price
  • Gad – Cian Steele
  • Judah – Maddie Vaughn
  • Benjamin – Geoffrey Hill
  • Jacob/Pharoh – Sean P. Mette
  • Teen Ensemble – Fiona Blanchet, Sylas Craven, Chloe Esmeier, Jaden Martin, Madeline Moore, Sara Moore, Sam Olt, Mark Schutzman
  • Children’s Choir – Charlie Lindeman, Gracie Manning, Elliot Martin, Jackson Schabell, Athena Updike, Kit Valentine

PRODUCTION TEAM:

  • Director and Choreographer – Maggie Perrino
  • Music Direction – Spenser Smith
  • Assistant Director – Courtney Kennell
  • Stage Manager – Jackie Smith
  • Scenic Designer – Doug Stock
  • Lighting Designer – Larry Csernik
  • Costume Designer – Cheyenne Hamberg
  • Assistant Stage Manager – Natalie Mathis

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