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The Carnegie Hosts Halloween Themed Production, SILENT SCREAM

TC_Silent Scream logoTickets on Sale Now for Socially Distant Walking Mystery Tour

COVINGTON, KY – Are you dying for something to do this Halloween? Then join The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee (The Carnegie CDC) for SILENT SCREAM, a small group and socially distant, 60-minute walking tour mystery, running October 29- November 1 at The Carnegie.

Written and directed by Sean P. Mette, SILENT SCREAM is a narrative mystery told one character at a time. Small groups of patrons will tour through a series of rooms and locations in The Carnegie to hear stories from different ghosts and receive new pieces of information to the overarching mystery along the way. 

SILENT SCREAM tells the ghostly tale of Billy Bailey, a promising young actor of the silent screen era. When his fiancé was mysteriously found dead, he became the prime suspect. Before the truth could be revealed, a fire destroyed the theatre and all the evidence within it. Now ghosts roam the theatre where the murder took place, forever searching for the truth. Guests are invited to solve the mystery or maybe, become part of it.

Safety for the audience and actors has been built into the production design of the show. Precautions include physically distant staging, required mask wearing, private party audience tours, and staggered ticketing to keep crowd numbers low. Periodic cleaning throughout the show will also be in place for handrails and other high-touch surfaces. Each tour will have a guide to navigate The Carnegie’s historic campus, and patrons will only be grouped with members of their own party for tours. Please note this tour includes stairs and continuous walking/standing for a period of 60 minutes. Limited mobility accommodations are available, learn more by calling The Carnegie Box Office.

The Carnegie CDC acts as a creative engine and rapid response team to the current struggles of the arts and entertainment industry. It also provides a new community-based structure for performing arts programming, such as safe, socially distant live experiences, like SILENT SCREAM, that follow public health recommendations to keep cast, crew and arts patrons safe.

SILENT SCREAM tours will run 6:50-9:50pm kicking off in 10-minute increments. Tours are $60 per group, up to six people per group allowed. To purchase SILENT SCREAM tour tickets, call The Carnegie Box Office (open Tuesday-Friday noon to 5 p.m.) at (859) 957-1940 or visit thecarnegie.com.

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The SILENT SCREAM cast and production team:

CAST LIST

  • Billy Bailey – Trevor Browning
  • Helen “Nellie” Rose Ward – Zoe Rose Davidson
  • Edith Louise Dinkley – Hannah Gregory
  • William Kennedy – Kyle Taylor
  • Rachel Lockwood – Rachel Barkalow
  • Virginia Grace O’Connor – Makenzie Ruff
  • Georgia Marsh – Liz Carman
  • The Phantasm – Aiden Sims

PRODUCTION TEAM LIST

  • Written and Directed by Sean P. Mette
  • Producer – Maggie Perrino
  • Production Manager – Ria Villaver Collins
  • Lighting Design – Chanelle Dau Pino

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 Raises More Than $76,000

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Sept. 11 – The Carnegie just received a donation that they were not expecting for Suits That Rock. Their total is now more than $76,000 for the campaign. Would you be willing to update your post? The team is very excited about this news!

Covington, KY – The Carnegie is pleased to announce that its monthlong Suits That Rock virtual fundraising campaign raised more than $68,800. The Carnegie replaced its original in-person concerts with an online celebration throughout the month of August. Suits That Rock benefits The Carnegie’s arts education programming, which provides in-school and after-school, and summer camp art programming to local students.

“Planning a monthlong virtual event was a learning experience for everyone involved. As a business professional and musician, you learn the importance of being flexible,” said John Domaschko, a Suits That Rock founder. “Each of the participating Suits would like to thank the event’s sponsors, donors and volunteers for making the event a success! We are looking forward to ‘getting the band back together’ in 2021 to raise even more funds for The Carnegie kids!”

The “Rock On for the Carnegie Kids” online campaign featured intimate interviews with founding Suits Paul Bromwell, Kevin Canafax, John Domaschko, and Greg Shumate. The campaign also included performance recaps throughout the years, interviews with Guest Suits, sponsor highlights, and more. The program concluded with a special “Suits Fireside Chat” featuring the founders of the fundraising concert series.

“Over the last twelve years, the funds raised by the Suits have transformed our arts education program offerings, and that’s something to be celebrated,” said Kim Best, Executive Director of The Carnegie. “Thanks to Suits That Rock, The Carnegie’s arts education programming has grown from offering just 5,000 student experiences each year to more than 83,000 student experiences regionally. The funds raised this year will be instrumental in helping to sustain our programming throughout the pandemic.”

Even though the campaign has technically finished, donations are still being accepted. Please visit http://www.thecarnegie.com/suits to donate. All Suits That Rock virtual programming will remain available on the Suits That Rock official Facebook page and The Carnegie’s YouTube channel. For more about The Carnegie, 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 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, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park Partnership Bridges The Arts & Public Health Recommendations

TC_Godspell logo bannerTickets on Sale Now for Socially Distant Performance of GODSPELL

COVINGTON, KY – Are you ready to sing about love? The Carnegie’s Creative Disruption Committee (The Carnegie CDC) and Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park have partnered to present GODSPELL in an innovative walking tour format where audiences can experience the musical at a safe, social distance on September 12 and 13. A limited number of tickets are on sale now for the production’s start times of 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults ($32 for Carnegie and Pyramid Hill members), $25 for students and $15 for children age 10 and under.

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

The uplifting musical’s physically distant staging across Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park’s beautiful campus guarantees this will be like no production of GODSPELL you’ve experienced before! Each performance, featuring songs from Stephen Schwartz (PIPPIN, WICKED), has two start times to allow for social distancing within walking audience groups. This format does require sustained walking and standing throughout the show. For those who need a more accessible way to view the show, please call The Carnegie box office to reserve an art cart ticket, which includes access to one of Pyramid Hill’s custom golf carts.

“In the arts, we’re natural innovators – especially in response to unanticipated challenges,” said Kim Best, Executive Director of The Carnegie. “COVID-19 represents a sea change for the industry, one in which partnerships are reinvigorated. Together, The Carnegie and Pyramid Hill are safely sharing the joy of the arts with the Greater Cincinnati region in a way we never would have imagined if not for these circumstances.”

“Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park is excited for this collaboration and the opportunity to bring live theatre to our outdoor venue,” says Sean FitzGibbons, Executive Director of Pyramid Hill.  “This will allow our patrons, new and returning, to experience the park in a new way.”

The socially distant production of GODSPELL presented by The Carnegie CDC, the volunteer consortium launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park represents the first performance partnership between the two arts organizations.

The Carnegie CDC acts as a creative engine and rapid response team to the current struggles of the arts and entertainment industry. It also provides a new community-based structure for performing arts programming, such as safe, socially distance live experiences, like GODSPELL, that follow public health recommendations to keep cast, crew and arts patrons safe.

The GODSPELL cast and production team 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, Lyndsey Adams

PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Maggie Perrino
  • Greg Dastillung
  • Farley Norman
  • Caleb Redslob
  • Maddie Sensenstein
  • Genevieve Perrino
  • Christine Orr
  • Ria Villaver Collins

To purchase GODSPELL tickets, visit The Carnegie Box Office (open Tuesday-Friday noon to 5 p.m.) in person, call (859) 957-1940 or visit thecarnegie.com.

GODSPELL presented through special arrangement with Theatre Maximus, 1650 BROADWAY, SUITE 606, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10019.

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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 PYRAMID HILL SCULPTURE PARK & MUSEUM
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum brings people to art in nature. The park features over 60 pieces of monumental outdoor sculpture in a natural setting of hills, meadows and forests. 

The Ancient Sculpture Museum features Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Syrian, and Egyptian sculpture dating to 1550 B.C. 

General Admission for the park is $8 for adults $3 for children. www.pyramidhill.org.  Thank you to our sponsors: ArtsWave and The Hamilton Community Foundation.

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The Carnegie Announces Tiny Concert and Community Film Series Dates

TC_logo_newCOVINGTON, KY – The Carnegie is preparing for its first-ever Tiny Concert Series, featuring local singers and Carnegie favorites, and Community Film Series next month.

The Carnegie Tiny Concert Series

Tiny Concert Series performances begin September 5 and 50 tickets are available for purchase for each show held in The Carnegie’s 447 seat theatre to allow for safe social distancing. For those who are unable to attend the concerts in person, the shows will be available online via a ticketed live stream to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. All shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. and are one hour. Tickets are $25 and available via The Carnegie Box Office at (859) 957-1940, Tuesday through Friday, Noon to 5 pm, or online at thecarnegie.com.

Jimmy Lee Hook | Saturday, September 5
Jimmy Lee Hook is a top-shelf songwriter, having worked with some of the biggest legends in the New York music scene. He will be performing songs from master songwriters such as Billy Joel, Elton John, James Taylor, and others….and a few of his own.

Spring Starr Pillow and Heather Hale | Saturday, October 10
Enjoy songs from Rocky Horror Picture Show, Pippin, and fun pop songs with a scary theme. Don’t miss the Halloween fun, COVID style.

S•T•E•E•L•E …the One with The Redheads | Saturday, Oct. 17 & Sunday, Oct. 25
Join the gang of Steele for a night of song, laughter, and dance, from Broadway to Hollywood. When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, they’ll be there for you.

Tia Seay | Saturday, November 21
Tia Seay is a soulful singer with a powerhouse soprano belt, a jazzy soul and a heart for the blues. Forever your dream girl, this Queen can’t wait to bring her big, belty soul back to The Carnegie stage!

DeAndre Smith | Friday, December 18
Grab a cup of your favorite hot chocolate or eggnog and pull up a socially distanced seat with R. DeAndré Smith and enjoy the sounds of a wintery wonderland.

Emily Martin | Saturday, January 9
Join Emily Martin for a night of tunes and entertainment. A native of Fort Thomas, Emily currently teaches Theatre, Film Studies, and Visual Art for Holy Cross High School. Her onstage credits include roles for the Walt Disney World Entertainment, The Human Race theatre, and a stint on the Delta Queen as the “Red Hot Mamma.” Recent local credits include Beechmont Players, James and the Giant Peach as Spiker, Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde at The Footlighters, and Mrs. Teavee in Willy Wonka at the Carnegie.

Bethany Xan Jeffery | Saturday, January 30, Wednesday, February 3 & Saturday, February 6
Bethany Xan Jeffery returns to The Carnegie after her role in SWING! If you’re a musical theatre nerd who loves music from Stephen Sondheim to Jule Styne to Kander and Ebb, stays up late to watch YouTube videos of divas like Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, and Bernadette Peters, or who inappropriately sings show tunes at karaoke night, then this concert is for you!

“Lunch with Brian” Performed by Kyle Taylor | Wednesday, February 17 & Saturday, February 20
Written and performed by Kyle Taylor, “Lunch with Brian” is a show that takes place from the perspective of Jason Rodgers, a novelist who recounts the stories of his twin brother Brian, who was born with cerebral palsy. It’s a story about family, sacrifice, unconditional love, and a little bit of anime.

“All the Queen’s Men: Love, Life, and Enjoying the Ride” with Torie Wiggins | Saturday, February 27
Join Torie Wiggins for a cabaret-style performance as she chronicles a life of learning about love in all its forms and shortcomings. All while enjoying the ride – loving, living, and singing!

Darnell Pierre Benjamin | Wednesday, March 3 & Wednesday, March 10
Join Darnell Pierre Benjamin for an original one-man-show. Once, in an interview, James Baldwin was asked “When you were starting out as a writer, you were Black, impoverished, homosexual. You must have said to yourself ‘Gee, how disadvantaged can I get’?” His response, “Oh no! I thought I hit the jackpot. It’s so outrageous; you cannot go any further. So, you had to find a way to use it.” I guess I’ll have to do just that: Use it!

The Carnegie Community Film Series

To continue The Carnegie’s mission to provide art experiences in a 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 beginning September 27. All screenings begin at 2 p.m. and tickets can be reserved at The Carnegie Box Office at (859) 957-1940, Tuesday through Friday, Noon to 5 pm, or online at thecarnegie.com. 

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella | Sunday, September 27
The classic tale of Cinderella as brought to the screen in the 1997 made-for-tv movie.  Cinderella (Brandy) chafes under the cruelty of her wicked stepmother (Bernadette Peters) and her evil stepsisters until her Fairy Godmother (Whitney Houston) steps in to change her life for one unforgettable night. Rated G. 

The Nightmare Before Christmas | Sunday, October 25
The Nightmare Before Christmas (also known as Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas) is a 1993 American stop-motion animated musical. This Halloween-Christmas fantasy film is a modern classic for the holiday season. Rated PG. 

Cats | Sunday, November 15
Join The Carnegie for a night of adult frivolity while enjoying Cats, the 2019 musical fantasy film. This event will feature games to play along, shout-outs, and snarky commentary that will leave you meowing in the aisles. Cats is based on the 1981 stage musical of the same name by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Rated PG, but event is suggested for 18 and up. 

Singing in the Rain | Sunday, December 20
Singin’ in the Rain is a classic American musical directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. It offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to “talkies”. Hit songs include Make ‘Em Laugh, Good Morning, and Singing in the Rain. Rated G. 

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 and film screenings.

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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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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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