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The Carnegie Announces Cast for Upcoming Production of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

TC_logo_newThe splash-hit musical takes The Carnegie stage January 28-February 12, 2023

COVINGTON, Ky. (November 22, 2022) – The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is set to be lovingly adapted for the stage, complete with an onstage rainstorm, in The Carnegie’s production of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN this January. New York City based actor Logan Anthony will return to The Carnegie this winter to star as Don Lockwood in the stage adaptation of the beloved movie musical SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. He previously appeared as Favorite Son in The Carnegie’s hit 2019 production of Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT. Locally, Anthony has performed with Cincinnati Landmark Productions, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, Kincaid Regional Theatre, Northern Kentucky University, and Cincinnati Music Theatre.

Anthony is joined by Chris Logan Carter, a resident artist at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, as Cosmo Brown, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Senior Delaney Benson as Kathy Selden, and Wright State University student and Carnegie veteran, Juno Brosas as Lina Lamont. The production is directed and choreographed by Maggie Perrino, Artistic Director of the School for Creative and Performing Arts. CCM faculty member Steve Goers is the Music Director.

The multi-talented ensemble features several faces familiar to The Carnegie audiences including Aaron Marshall, Arabella Bertucci, Dez Hutchens, and Seava Sierra King. New to The Carnegie stage are Cody Combs, Annalese Fusaro, Madison Osment, Tre Taylor, Franny Bell, Clare Graff, Sarah Newland, and Jameson Zoller.

“We’re excited to conclude our season with a song-and-dance extravaganza that will melt away the winter blues and build excitement for our recently announced 2023-24 season,” said The Carnegie Theatre Director, Tyler Gabbard. “I look forward to seeing audiences of all ages delight in this glorious musical fantasy!”

Complete with technicolor costumes, a stunning set, and an onstage rainstorm, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is packed with memorable songs, including “Good Morning,” “Moses Supposes,” “Broadway Melody,” and the beloved title song. Tickets to SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN may be purchased by calling (859) 957-1940 or by visiting thecarnegie.com. The production is sponsored by Johnson Investment Council.

The recently announced 2023 Summer Series includes KINKY BOOTS, LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL, and GUYS AND DOLLS. In Winter 2024, The Carnegie will present HELLO, DOLLY! Tickets for the 2023-24 season will go on sale in early 2023.

CAST

  • Don Lockwood – Logan Anthony*
  • Cosmo Brown – Andy Donnelly
  • Kathy Selden – Delaney Benson
  • Lina Lamont – Juno Brosas
  • Ensemble – Cody Combs, Annalese Fusaro, Aaron Marshall, Madison Osment, Tre Taylor
  • Teen Ensemble – Franny Bell, Arabella Bertucci, Clare Graff, Sarah Newland, Jameson Zoller
  • Youth Ensemble – Dez Hutchens, Seava Sierra King
  • Swings – Cody Combs, Julia Schick
    *The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Director/Choreographer – Maggie Perrino
  • Music Director – Steve Goers
  • Scenic Designer – Tyler Gabbard
  • Costume Designer – Allison Jones
  • Lighting Designer – Kate Ingram
  • Sound Designer – Eric Bardes
  • Technical Director – Doug Stock
  • Production Stage Manager – Morgan Becker
  • Assistant Stage Manager – Erin Caudill
  • Assistant Director – Grace Wagner
  • Associate Choreographer – Julia Schick
  • Producer – Tyler Gabbard

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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 is supported by the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from the Kentucky Arts Council, City of Covington, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and Cincinnati International Wine Festival.

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Local Songwriter Hannah Gregory Kicks Off The Carnegie’s Creative Disruption Series with NOVEMBER BLUE

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11/18/22 – Due to illness, this weekend’s performances of NOVEMBER BLUE have been canceled. All ticket holders will be contacted by the Box Office. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at The Carnegie again soon.

Limited Run Kicks Off At The Carnegie November 18, 2022

COVINGTON, Ky. (November 11, 2022) – Join local actor, singer, songwriter, and playwright Hannah Gregory and friends for NOVEMBER BLUE, an evening of classic folk, rock, and americana songs, as well as original songs from her musicals Descent: A Murder Ballad and Wuthering, that pay homage to the natural world, the exploration of identity, and the female experience.

NOVEMBER BLUE is part of The Carnegie’s Creative Disruption Series that focuses on supporting new theatrical works created by local theatre-makers, especially works relevant to the moment or new in either content or storytelling structure. Whether it’s an immersive experience, a scripted play, an online production, or an original musical, The Creative Disruption Series showcases what’s new from our regional artists.

Gregory will host performances of NOVEMBER BLUE on The Carnegie’s Otto M. Budig stage at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19. Tickets for the 60-minute cabaret are $25. Tickets can be purchased at thecarnegie.com.

Other upcoming performances in the 2022-23 Creative Disruption Series include:

MULTI-SHELLED HERMIT CRAB, a one-person show that follows Alex Hollow, a sweet timid man who has multiple unique personalities. He’s being investigated by chief Oscar Charles Dean for the murder of a woman. Throughout this comedic thriller, we’ll see events that leads to the murder that’ll keep you on the edge of your seats while laughing non-stop. Performances will take place March 17, 18 and 19, 2023.

ALL’S FAIRE, a story about petty theft that hit the local Renaissance Fair and Private Eye Johnson and her assistant Josh who take the case! Will they catch the culprit before the Fellowship of Funding pulls the plug on the Faire for good? Will they be bogged down when secrets from Johnson’s past finally catch up with her? Will Josh ever stop hogging all turkey legs?! All we know for sure is that music, chaos, and hilarity abound in this delightful original musical by two Cincinnati playwrights who just want you to be who ye arrrrrr. “The whole crew will smile from tweens to grandpas”- League of Cincinnati Theatres. Performances will take place March 31 and April 1-2, 2023.

ONE WOMAN SH*T SHOW, Maddie Vaughn would like to apologize in advance for the ONE WOMAN SH*T SHOW. Come prepared for an evening of song, retrospectives, and laughter. As the old adage goes: when you can’t speak, sing — when you can’t sing, unpack your emotional baggage in a theater full of strangers. Performances will take place April 15, 2023.

For more information about the Creative Disruption Series visit thecarnegie.com/theatre/creative-disruption-committee/.

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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 is supported by the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from the Kentucky Arts Council, City of Covington, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and Cincinnati International Wine Festival.

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The Carnegie Names Tyler Gabbard New Theatre Director and Announces Lineup of Hit Musicals

TC_Tyler Gabbard headshotSUMMER SERIES RETURNS FOR SECOND YEAR IN 2023 FOLLOWED BY A BELOVED BROADWAY CLASSIC IN WINTER 2024

COVINGTON, Ky. (November 3, 2022) – The Carnegie is pleased to announce that Tyler Gabbard has been named Theatre Director of The Carnegie’s Otto M. Budig Theatre. Along with this news comes the unveiling of an exciting season of musicals that offers something for everyone to enjoy.

“The Carnegie has been an artistic home for me for many years now and I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead the Theatre Department and build on the transformative work of my predecessor Maggie Perrino,” said Gabbard. “As someone born and raised in Northern Kentucky and a current resident of Covington, I’m excited to continue offering meaningful artistic experiences that are both entertaining and enriching to the community.”

Gabbard comes to The Carnegie from The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati where he was the Patron Experience Manager. Previously, he was the Box Office and Patron Communications Manager for the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, the Events and Publicity Manager for the School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University, and Vice President of the League of Cincinnati Theaters.

Gabbard’s educational credentials include a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he focused in Theatre Management and Scenic Design. He has a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Northern Kentucky University. In January 2020 Gabbard was one of 27 individuals selected from across North America to take part in the Emerging Leadership Institute at the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ annual conference in New York City.

Gabbard has a decade long history with The Carnegie as the Scenic Designer for over a dozen productions including RENT, INTO THE WOODS, GEORGE REMUS, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, SWING!, TENDERLY, and THE LAST FIVE YEARS. His design work has also been seen onstage at theatres in New York City and Los Angeles and locally at Memorial Hall, New Edgecliff Theatre, Kincaid Regional Theatre, Northern Kentucky University, Falcon Theatre, Commonwealth Theatre Company, Stage Right Musical Theatre, Cincinnati Chamber Opera, Catacoustic Consort, Woodford Theatre, and the Stephen Foster Drama Association.

“The Carnegie’s Theatre Department could not be in better hands,” said Kim Best, Executive Director of The Carnegie. “Since joining the team in October, Tyler has brought an excitement and enthusiasm to The Carnegie that I’m sure patrons will see reflected in these upcoming productions.”

Following the success of the inaugural Summer Series in 2022, the repertory model returns in June 2023 with the huge-hearted, high-heeled hit KINKY BOOTS. In July, audiences will travel back in time to one of the final performances of Billie Holiday’s storied career in LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL. The summer will continue with one of the greatest musical comedies ever written, GUYS & DOLLS. All three productions will play in rotation through August, allowing theatergoers their choice of multiple shows in one weekend or the ability to come back to catch a favorite performance again.

In January 2024, HELLO, DOLLY! will burst onto The Carnegie stage with romance, humor, and joy-inducing song and dance that promises to delight audiences of all ages.

“All of this season’s musicals celebrate the big rewards that come with taking big risks,” said Gabbard. “They’re populated by a captivating assortment of characters, both real and imagined, that will take theatregoers along for quite the ride.”

Tickets, multi-show packages, and performance times for The Carnegie’s 2023 Summer Series and 2024 Winter Musical will be announced later at thecarnegie.com.

The current season concludes with the family-friendly classic, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, from Jan. 28 through Feb. 12, 2023. The production is directed and choreographed by Maggie Perrino, former Theatre Director at The Carnegie. Tyler Gabbard, the new Theatre Director, will be the production’s Scenic Designer. Tickets for SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN can currently be purchased at https://thecarnegie.com/theatre/summer-theatre-series/singin-in-the-rain/

The following includes more information about each production in the 2023-24 season.

OPENING JUNE 2023

KINKY BOOTS
Music and Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell

Based on the Miramax motion picture of the same name, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth

KINKY BOOTS, the winner of six Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, is a huge-hearted, high-heeled hit featuring music and lyrics by pop legend Cyndi Lauper. Factory owner Charlie is struggling to save his business when he meets Lola, a drag queen with a wildly exciting idea that just might save the day. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS tells the story of a mismatched pair of friends who together learn that sometimes, the best way to fit in… is to stand out!

OPENING JULY 2023

LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL
By Lanie Robertson
Musical Arrangements by Danny Holgate

LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL is a riveting portrait of Billie Holiday and the songs that made her famous. In a captivating evening of story and song, audiences will be transported to the gritty Philadelphia bar where the legendary jazz singer gave one of her final public performances in 1959. The hard-hitting musical chronicles the singer’s life story – both humorous and heart-wrenching – and celebrates the music she gave the world including “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “Strange Fruit,” “God Bless the Child,” and “Ain’t Nobody’s Business if I Do.”

OPENING JULY 2023

GUYS AND DOLLS
A Musical Fable of Broadway
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Based on a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon

GUYS AND DOLLS is musical theatre at its show-stopping best! Hailed by many as the perfect musical comedy, this colorful classic follows a rowdy bunch of gamblers and showgirls in a wild game of chance and love. Set in bustling 1950s Manhattan, GUYS AND DOLLS features some of the most memorable showtunes of all time, including “Luck Be a Lady,” “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” and the irrepressible anthem “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”

OPENING JANUARY 2024

HELLO, DOLLY!
Book by Michael Stewart Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder
Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Gower Champion
Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick and Champion Five, Inc.

HELLO, DOLLY! is a blockbuster Broadway hit bursting with romance, humor, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. Boisterous and charming from start to finish, the musical follows the exploits of meddling matchmaker Dolly Levi over the course of one unforgettable day. Audiences will delight in one crowd-pleasing musical number after another including “Put on Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” and the effervescent title song.

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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 is supported by the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from the Kentucky Arts Council, City of Covington, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and Cincinnati International Wine Festival. 

About The Carnegie Theatre Series
The Carnegie Theatre Series produces professional, innovative stagings of an eclectic range of musical theatre 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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FRIDA…A SELF PORTRAIT Runs Oct. 15-Nov. 6

PIP_Friedy promoFRIDA…A SELF PORTRAIT
Cincinnati Playhosue in the Park
Oct. 15-Nov. 6
The Carnegie [Covington]

Directed by Joanie Schultz

Featuring playwright Vanessa Severo as Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was her own mysterious and brilliant muse. The iconic Mexican painter captured the difficulties and wonders of her life with incredible vibrancy. Now, she comes to life onstage through playwright and performer Vanessa Severo. Frida…A Self Portrait transports you to La Casa Azul, Frida’s home, where Vanessa recounts the artist’s bold life. With music and movement, she shares insights about Frida’s physical limitations, complex love life, addictions and, of course, the beauty in her art. This searing new play cracks open a powerful portal between Vanessa and Frida bringing breathtaking physicality and raw honesty to this stunningly creative production.

  • Sat, Oct. 15 at 7:30pm
  • Tue-Fri, Oct. 18-21 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Oct. 22 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 23 at 3pm
  • Tue-Fri, Oct. 25-28 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Oct. 29 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 30 at 3pm
  • Tue, Nov. 1 at 7:30pm
  • Wed, Nov. 2 at 1pm
  • Thu-Fri, Nov. 3-4 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Nov. 5 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Nov. 6 at 3pm

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Auditions Announced for SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN at The Carnegie

TC_logo_newThe Carnegie Announces In-Person and Digital Auditions for
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Songs by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown
Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc.

Directed and Choreographed by Maggie Perrino
Music Direction by Steve Goers

Ten Performances:

  • 1/28/2023 – 7:30pm
  • 1/29/2023 – 3pm
  • 2/3/2023 – 7:30pm
  • 2/4/2023 – 2pm & 7:30pm
  • 2/5/2023 – 3pm
  • 2/10/2023 – 7:30pm
  • 2/11/2023 – 2pm & 7:30pm
  • 2/12/2023 – 3pm

Rehearsals: Evenings and weekends Dec 5th – Jan 27th. We will not rehearse every day, but this is the date range for rehearsals. 2 weeks off will be given around Christmas and New Year Holidays.

The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is lovingly adapted for the stage, with each unforgettable scene, song and dance accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade of popular songs like “Good Mornin,” “Moses Supposes,” and “Broadway Melody,” make Singin’ in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.

In Person Auditions by Appointment:
Please prepare 32 bars of an uptempo 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. There will be a dance audition, so please dress for movement and bring tap shoes. You may be asked to stay and read scenes or sing from the score.

Dates:

  • October 16- Groups beginning on the hour 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
  • October 17- Groups beginning on the half hour 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm
  • October 18- Groups beginning on the half hour 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm

Sign up for an in-person audition spot at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F48AFAF2D6-singin

Auditions by Video Submission. What to send:

  • 32 bars of an uptempo or 16 bars of a ballad in the style of the show
  • A comedic or romantic monologue no longer than 1 minute in length
  • A movement reel featuring both tap dancing and jazz movement.

Please send video with resume and headshot attached to Theatre Director at The Carnegie, mperrino@thecarnegie.com by October 15 @ 10pm to be considered for the show.

Auditions will take place in The Carnegie Education Center. Please use doors on Robbins St. by flying pig statue to enter. Carnegie Address: 1028 Scott Blvd. Covington, KY, 41011.

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 $800-$1000 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
The Carnegie fervently encourages all auditioners 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. Rehearsals may be conducted in masks depending on Covid situation at the time. Performances and audiences will not be masked.

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

  • Don Lockwood: Male-presenting, handsome song & dance leading man; must sing & dance (especially tap) extremely well; vocal range: G2-Ab4.
  • Cosmo Brown: Male-presenting, high energy, very athletic comedian; must sing & dance (especially tap) extremely well; tumbling & acrobatic ability a plus; vocal range: C3-Ab4.
  • Kathy Seldon: Female-presenting, bright and spunky ingenue; must sing & dance (especially tap) extremely well; vocal range: G3-F5.
  • Lina Lamont: Female-presenting, silent film diva with a big personality and a grating nasal voice; strong comedic skills a must; may double in the dance ensemble
  • Adult Ensemble: 4 roles. Will cover a variety of characters such as Miss Dinsmore, R.F. Simpson, Rosco Dexter, Dorothy Bailey, Movie Stars, Featured Tenor, and Dance Ensemble. Must be strong dancers and singers, especially tap.

Student Roles

  • Teen Chorus: 8 roles for students 14-18. Will include a variety of ensemble roles such as party guests, movie stars, fans, and dance chorus. Must be strong dancers and singers, especially tap
  • Youth Chorus: 4 roles for students 10-14. Will include Young Don and Young Cosmo as well as roles as fans, children, and movie extras. Must have some experience with dance, tap dancing a plus, and strong singers.

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