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Video Auditions Announced for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at The Carengie

TC_logo_new(COVINGTON, KY) – The Carnegie is pleased to announce auditions by video submission for the first show of their 2020-21 theatre season, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. The show that has devoured the hearts of theatregoers for more than thirty years hits The Carnegie stage in August.

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.

Directed and Choreographed by Maggie Perrino
Music Direction by Steve Goers
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman | Music by Alan Menken

Performances: August 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23

Show Times: Friday & Saturday Evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm

Rehearsals: Evenings and Weekends July 5-August 6

AUDITIONS BY VIDEO SUBMISSION ONLY. WHAT TO SEND:

  • 32 bars of a Motown or musical theatre song in the style of the show.
  • Comedic or serio-comic monologue no longer than 1 minute in length
  • Movement reel or 32 counts of improvised movement to a Motown song. Please try to incorporate some 60s social dance moves such as the pony, the jerk, the twist, etc.

Please send video with resume and headshot attached to Maggie Perrino, mperrino@thecarnegie.com by May 8th @5pm to be considered for the show.

ALSO NOTE:

  • You will be asked to turn in a full list of conflicts for dates July 5-Aug 6 if being considered for a role. 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.
  • You do not need to include a movement submission if only interested in the role of The Voice of the Plant.
  • All roles are paid. Not AEA eligible. No housing provided. 

AVAILABLE ROLES:

  • Seymour Krelborn: (Age 25 to 35. Vocal range G4 – A2) An insecure, put-upon florist’s clerk and eventual hero. He is a genuine, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills.
  • Audrey: (Age 25 to 35. Vocal range D5 to G#3) Bleached-blond, Billie-Dawn-like, secret love of Seymour’s life. She has poor self-worth and education, but incredibly good looks and a sweet and vulnerable demeanor.
  • Mr. Mushnik: (Age 55 to 65. Vocal range F4 to G2) The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour’s nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative.
  • Orin Scrivello: (Age 30 to 40. Vocal range G4 to G2) An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey’s abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour.
  • Voice of The Plant: (Vocal range G4 to G2) An actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart ‘villain.’ Rhythm and Blues styling with a touch of Soul.
  • Crystal: (Female, age 20 to 35. Vocal range F5 to Ab3) Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon are African-American street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.
  • Ronnette: (Female, age 20 to 35. Vocal range F5 to Ab3) Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon are African-American street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.
  • Chiffon: (Female, age 20 to 35. Vocal range F5 to Ab3) Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon are African-American street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.
  • The Plant (Audrey II) (2 Roles): Puppeteers and Ensemble members. An anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado, the plant has an appetite for human flesh that is appeased by Seymour. Puppeteers will focus on all sizes of the plant and appear in chorus numbers as ensemble performers.
  • Ensemble (2 Roles): Strong singers/actors with capable movement ability; they portray various people on the street, bums, and florist shop customers; these actors will also understudy the principals.

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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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All Performances of END OF THE RAINBOW Cancelled/GEORGE REMUS Rescheduled at The Carnegie

TC_logo_newTHE CARNEGIE CANCELS ALL PERFORMANCES OF END OF THE RAINBOW Production Originally Scheduled For March 21 – April 5, 2020 

(COVINGTON, KY) – The Carnegie has been closely following and monitoring COVID-19 updates to ensure the health and safety of our guests, artists, volunteers, and staff. While the organization has proactively implemented strategies recommended by public health authorities and government officials, The Carnegie has decided to cancel all performances of its spring production of END OF THE RAINBOW, originally scheduled for March 21 – April 5, 2020.

COVID-19 is greatly impacting all industries, and the arts are not excluded. END OF THE RAINBOW ticket holders can convert their ticket to a tax-deductible donation to support The Carnegie’s mission, transfer their ticket to a 2020-21 season show, or transfer their ticket to be put towards a 2020-21 season subscription.

“The past few days have been an exercise in trying to be ready for the worst while hoping for the very best. I know the time and talent the cast and crew have devoted to END OF THE RAINBOW and it saddens me to not see that come to fruition,” says Kim Best, Executive Director of The Carnegie. “However, canceling performances is necessary for the safety of our patrons, staff, volunteers, artists and community. We would like to thank our supporters for their understanding and we encourage everyone to support one another during this challenging time.”

The Carnegie also announces additional operations impacted by COVID-19 including the following:

  • Carnegie gallery hours are suspended and will be reinstated on Wednesday, April 1. Upon reopening, additional measures will be established including enforcing social distancing by limiting the number of patrons allowed to view the exhibitions at any given time.
  • The opening reception for Open Source 2.1 and Jessie Dunahoo will be rescheduled at a later date.
  • The staged reading of GEORGE REMUS will be rescheduled in August 2020. Ticket holders will receive communications from the Box Office with more information.
  • The ArtStop Artist Series and Camp Carnegie All-Stars production of BOTS! have been postponed until further notice.

In the interim, The Carnegie encourages continuing standard precautions for patrons, including frequent hand washing, avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth, as well avoiding close contact with people who are sick and anyone feeling ill to remain home as much as possible.

For more information about COVID-19 cancelations or questions, please call The Carnegie at (859) 491-2030 or 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.

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Statement on the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus from The Carnegie

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As the impact of COVID-19 novel coronavirus increases we want you to know that The Carnegie has put additional measures in place to ensure the health and safety of our guests, artists, volunteers and staff.

The Carnegie has implemented strategies recommended by public health authorities and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for our organization.  We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting in all public spaces including chairs, tables, door handles, elevator buttons, and other high-density areas.  Alcohol-based sanitizer dispensers for public use are available in the lobby, gallery, theatre, and education center.  All paper programs will strictly be single-use and properly disposed of following each use.

We recommend you continue to take standard precautions, including frequent hand washing, to avoid the spread of any illness.  In accordance with health guidelines and recommendations, we are encouraging any staff, volunteers or guests who feel ill to remain at home for the health and safety of others.

The Carnegie is proud to serve the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati region.  As COVID-19 novel coronavirus has not yet gained a foothold in our community, The Carnegie is proactively monitoring the changing conditions and making decisions based on current recommendations.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at (859) 491-2030 with any questions or concerns.

We are grateful for your ongoing support. The Carnegie has an exciting month ahead with our gallery opening of Jessie Dunahoo and OPEN SOURCE 2.1 on Friday, March 13 from 5-8pm and END OF THE RAINBOW playing weekends March 21 – April 5.

We look forward to seeing you at The Carnegie soon.

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END OF THE RAINBOW Runs March 21-April 5

tc_end of the rainbow logoEND OF THE RAINBOW
The Carnegie
March 21-April 5
[Covington]

Directed by Alice Flanders
Music Coordinator/Band Leader – Ted Baldwin
Produced by Maggie Perrino

Cast: Kim Schroeder Long as Judy Garland, Aaron Whitehead as Anthony, Dylan Shelton as Mickey Deans & Brianna Bernard as Radio Interviewer

The year is 1968 and Judy Garland is set firmly on the comeback trail. At 46 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 Judy ended every show: “If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh why, can’t I?” Production includes adult themes and languages. Not recommended for children under 13.

  • Sat, March 21 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, March 22 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 27-28 at 7:30pm 
  • Sun, March 29 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, April 3-4 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, April 5 at 3pm

Official page | Facebook event |

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Region’s Bourbon History Takes Center Stage August 2020

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GEORGE REMUS staged reading and bourbon tasting at The Carnegie

(COVINGTON, KY) – Few things are more Kentucky than bourbon, and a local trio wrote a musical to celebrate part of the beverage’s more infamous history. Songwriting team Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, the team behind TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL, and their partner, lauded playwright Joseph McDonough, will offer a sneak preview of their new musical, GEORGE REMUS, at The Carnegie rescheduled to August 2020. Tickets are $35 for show and tasting, $15 for show only, and available at thecarnegie.com.

The musical tells the fascinating, true, and sometimes unbelievable history of George Remus, a German immigrant, pharmacist, and bootlegger who moved from Chicago to the Cincinnati area during prohibition to be near 80% of the country’s bonded whiskey after finding a loophole in the enforcement of prohibition.

“Returning to The Carnegie and having my own work performed on this beautiful stage, produced by their amazing staff, is a thrill and a dream realized,” said Friedman. “I am excited that the audience for GEORGE REMUS will experience this story and hear the music for the first time ever. It is also a delight that the musical will be performed mere blocks away from where Remus lived the last twenty years of his life, and in a place that holds so many memories for me.”

The first song from the musical, “Who the Hell is Andrew Volstead?” was released October 28 on the 100th anniversary of the Volstead Act. The Act was passed to enforce the 18th Amendment, prohibiting the production, sale, and transport of intoxicating liquors. The song can be found on The Carnegie’s Facebook page, along with a link to purchase tickets for the premier staged reading of the full show on March 29, 2020.

“I was so excited when Janet, Mark, and Joe brought this project to The Carnegie,” said Carnegie Theatre Director Maggie Perrino. “George Remus has so many ties to the area, and I think it’s perfect to debut this musical, not in New York or Los Angeles, but in the heart of bourbon country where he really lived.”

The March staging will be accompanied by bourbon and whiskey tastings including Jim Beam Black, Maker’s 46, Knob Creek Single Barrel, and Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye. Following the staged reading the writer and composers will host a Q&A session. Tickets for the show and tasting are $35, $15 for the show only and available at thecarnegie.com.

Cincinnati-based Yates Vogt and Friedman are award-winning composers, lyricists, and playwrights. Their musicals have played worldwide in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, The Philippines, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan.

Teaming up with Yates Vogt and Friedman is playwright Joseph McDonough, two-time winner of the Mickey Kaplan New American Play Prize. McDonough has had several of his plays premier at the Ensemble Theatre and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. 

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. 

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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 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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