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‘Bootlegging & Broadway’ Takes Center Stage with The Carnegie’s Production of GEORGE REMUS: A NEW MUSICAL

TC_George Remus logoCOVINGTON, KY – It’s got crime, high stakes drama and features the tale of an American dream gone awry … And now, it’s coming to life on stage in Covington via The Carnegie.

GEORGE REMUS: A NEW MUSICAL takes the stage on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7pm at Covington Plaza (144 Madison Ave, Covington KY 41011). Set against the backdrop of the early 20th Century, the production tells the story of its namesake, a penniless German immigrant who grew up in Chicago and spent much of his life in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region.

First a pharmacist and then a lawyer, Remus eventually became the most famous of the bootleggers, complete with politicians in his pocket and the Chicago mob at his feet. Powered by his perfect scheme for selling whiskey by the barrel, he became ‘the’ supplier to many a speakeasy during Prohibition, leading to a lavish mansion and lifestyle befitting a millionaire playboy in 1922. Some even say he was the inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famed character Jay Gatsby… But as this production will show, like most tragic empires, it all came crashing down.

“Prohibition remains a fascinating period in American history and the rise of organized crime, cult heroes and infamous figures,” said Maggie Perrino, Theater Director for The Carnegie. “GEORGE REMUS examines the story of a man pursuing his version of the American Dream with, given his local connections, make for a unique regional story.”

The staged reading of GEORGE REMUS will also offer an exclusive bourbon experience in partnership with Covington’s Revival Vintage Bottle Shop. For $35 guests can purchase a “self-guided” bourbon flight sampler (includes show admission). These packages may be purchased in advance and will be available for pick up at the performance venue will call the day of the show.

Tickets to GEORGE REMUS: A NEW MUSICAL range from $20-35 per person and can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday–Friday noon to 5 p.m., in person or by phone at (859) 957-1940 or online at www.thecarnegie.com.

CONTENT ADVISORY: The Carnegie’s production of GEORGE REMUS: A NEW MUSICAL includes adult themes and language. It is not recommended for children under 13.

The Carnegie’s 2020-21 Theatre Series is presented by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Additional support comes from the Kentucky Department of Tourism. Support for The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee programming series is provided by the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust.

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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 Presents THE WONDERFUL MUSIC OF OZ Cabaret at Outdoor Amphitheater at Behringer-Crawford Museum

TC_The Wonderful Music of Oz LogoFamily-friendly outdoor performance set for April 17-18, 2021

COVINGTON, KY – The Carnegie is inviting families throughout the Tri-State to enjoy the start of spring on Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. with The Wonderful Music of Oz Cabaret at the Outdoor Amphitheater at Behringer-Crawford Museum, Devou Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and snacks to enjoy the production featuring a fantastical mix of songs from The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz and Wicked. In addition to the Oz-inspired tunes, the 75-minute show also includes behind-the-scenes stories from the movies and stage shows that inspired them. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students and children and can be purchased here.

“Our mission at The Carnegie is to inspire creativity for all,” said Maggie Perrino, Theatre Director for The Carnegie. “The Wonderful Music of Oz is the perfect kickoff to our outdoor performance series. Whether you love The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz, Wicked – or all three – this outdoor production will inspire the whole family to sing along, dance and enjoy the show in a safe outdoor venue.”

The Ensemble

  • Heather Hale
  • Renee Stoltzfus
  • Ria Villaver Collins
  • Jared Roper
  • Joshua Carandang
  • Cian Steele

Production Staff

  • Jason Alexander Holmes, Music Director
  • Maggie Perrino, Director
  • Doug Stock, Technical Director
  • Shauna Nelson, Stage Manager

Social Distancing Policy: Patrons will be asked to practice social distancing at the outdoor venue. Masks are required for admission and when patrons are away from their seats. Seating will be spread out to follow social distancing guidelines. Hand sanitizing stations will be available and additional cleaning regimens will be in place between performances. 

Content Advisory: This is a family-friendly production. Appropriate for all ages.

Tickets for The Wonderful Music of Oz at the Outdoor Amphitheater at Behringer-Crawford Museum, Devou Park (1600 Montague Rd, Covington, KY 41011) are $25 for adults, $15 for students and children. There will be four showings, on Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. To purchase tickets and learn more about The Carnegie’s outdoor performance series visit thecarnegie.com. 

The Carnegie’s 2020-21 Theatre Series is presented by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Support for The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee programming series is provided by the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust.

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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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The Carnegie Presents Outdoor Spring Performance Series in Covington

TC_logo_newExperience the music of Oz, bourbon’s legacy and
the rhythm of America’s songbook

COVINGTON, KY – The Carnegie is pleased to announce it’s bringing the arts outdoors once again! After the sold-out success of last year’s socially distanced GODSPELL production, The Carnegie is preparing for an outdoor spring performance series in Covington. As the final details of the outdoor performance venues are confirmed, you can purchase your tickets to THE WONDERFUL MUSIC OF OZ, GEORGE REMUS: A NEW MUSICAL and I GOT RHYTHM through The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday–Friday noon to 5 p.m., in person or by phone at (859) 957-1940 or online at www.thecarnegie.com. Pack a picnic basket and a blanket to experience the music of Oz, bourbon’s legacy and the rhythm of America’s songbook right here in Covington.

THE WONDERFUL MUSIC OF OZ
Playing Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Location to be announced at a later date
In addition to the classic “Wizard of Oz” tunes, the production will also feature favorites from “The Wiz,” “Wicked” and stories from behind the scenes of the movies and stage shows that inspired them in an outdoor event fun for the whole family.

Tickets for THE WONDERFUL MUSIC OF OZ are $25 for adults and $15 for students and children. 

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

GEORGE REMUS: A NEW MUSICAL
Playing Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 at 7 p.m.
Location to be announced at a later date
A staged reading, GEORGE REMUS tells the story of its namesake, a penniless German immigrant who grew up in Chicago and spent much of his life in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region in the early 20th Century. First a pharmacist and then a lawyer, Remus eventually became the most famous of the bootleggers, complete with politicians in his pocket and the Chicago mob at his feet. Powered by his perfect scheme for selling whiskey by the barrel full, he became ‘the’ supplier to many a speakeasy during Prohibition, leading to a lavish mansion and lifestyle befitting a millionaire playboy in 1922. Some even say he was the inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famed character Jay Gatsby… But as this production will show, like most tragic empires, it all came crashing down.

The staged reading of GEORGE REMUS will also offer an exclusive bourbon experience in partnership with Covington-based Revival Vintage Bottle Shop. For $35 guests can purchase a “self-guided” bourbon flight sampler (includes show admission). These packages may be purchased in advance and will be available for pick up at the venue will call the day of the show.

Tickets to GEORGE REMUS are $20 for adults, $35 for adults 21+ (includes bourbon flight), and $15 for students.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This production includes adult themes and language. It is not recommended for children under 13.

I GOT RHYTHM
Playing Friday, May 21—Saturday, May 30, 2021
Location to be announced at a later date
Some of the greatest songs in American music will provide the soundtrack to the beautifully choreographed tap dance production, I GOT RHYTHM. Featuring music from the likes of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin among others, the high-energy, family-friendly production is appropriate for all ages and lovers of dance alike, with 10 performances scheduled from May 21-23, 28-30 with 5 shows each weekend. Friday nights at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets to I GOT RHYTHM are $25 for adults and $15 for students and children.

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

Weather Cancellation Policy: Outdoor performances may be cancelled in the case of inclement weather such as rain, flooding, or high winds. In case of cancellation, you will be notified via email about the cancellation prior to showtime. We will notify the public via social media accounts as well. Ticketholders to cancelled shows, may attend any subsequent performance without exchanging tickets. Simply come to the venue will call prior to the performance of your choice and let them know the date of your cancelled show. You will be admitted provided your name is on the ticket list for a cancelled performance. Should a cancelled performance occur at the end of a production run and further performances of the ticketed show are not available, ticketholders may apply tickets to another show in the spring series without needing to call the box office to exchange. Simply come to the venue will call for the performance of your choice for the new production and let them know the date of your cancelled show. You will be admitted provided your name is on the ticket list for a cancelled performance.

Social Distancing Policy: Patrons will be asked to practice social distancing at the outdoor venue. Masks are required for admission and when patrons are away from their seats. Seating will be spread out to follow social distancing guidelines. Hand sanitizing stations will be available and additional cleaning regimens will be in place between performances. 

The Carnegie’s 2020-21 Theatre Series is presented by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Support for The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee programming series is provided by the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust.

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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 to Host Reading of ANGELS IN AMERICA: PART I MILLENNIUM APPROACHES

TC_Angels in America logoCOVINGTON, KYThe Carnegie is inviting the public to experience a socially distant staged reading of the groundbreaking ANGELS IN AMERICA: PT. 1 MILLENNIUM APPROACHES  on Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 7 p.m. The Carnegie’s Otto M. Budig Theatre. Tickets are $10 and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to local artists.

ANGELS IN AMERICA: PT. 1 MILLENNIUM APPROACHES is Tony Kushner’s epic masterpiece inspired by mid-1980s America. Set against the backdrop of the HIV/AIDS crisis and President Ronald Reagan’s administration, the show details New York City residents as they grapple with the juxtaposed extremes of life and death, love and sex and heaven and hell.

ANGELS IN AMERICA is a production of The Carnegie’s Creative Disruption Committee (The Carnegie CDC), in association with Skylight Empire Productions. Created in 2020, The Carnegie CDC is a consortium of artists, educators, business/marketing and social service professionals designed to a creative engine and rapid response team to the changing situation of live performance in a pandemic world. The Carnegie CDC’s production of the show features actors from both the Greater Cincinnati region as well as New York and is recommended for adults only.

“In continuing with our tradition of bringing innovative and important works to our stage, the upcoming reading of ANGELS IN AMERICA fits our space both in terms of mission and programming perfectly,” said Maggie Perrino, Theatre Director for The Carnegie. “With so many of us currently feeling uncertainty given the pandemic, the timeliness of Tony Kushner’s work will shine through in relating one commonality we all share: the human experience.”

Presented at 7 p.m. Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3, 2021, tickets for ANGELS IN AMERICA: PT. 1 MILLENNIUM APPROACHES: A STAGED READING are $10 per adult. A portion of each ticket sale with support local artists and performers. To order tickets or for more information, please visit www.thecarnegie.com/events.

Support for The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee programming series is provided by the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust.

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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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Addition of Little Free Library at The Carnegie Makes a Big Impact in Local Community

TC_Little Free LibraryCOVINGTON, KY – In partnership with the Kenton County Public Library, The Carnegie recently added a Little Free Library to its grounds in front of The Carnegie’s Eva G. Farris Education Center. Offering free access to books, the Little Library is open to the public under the “take a book, leave a book” model.

The Little Free Library project is just one more way library staff are looking beyond its facilities. “The library is always looking for ways to better serve our community,” stated Dave Schroder, the library’s executive director.  “Little Libraries allow us to provide books to residents who may not normally be able to visit one of our physical locations or who just happen to come across one.  They are a great way to encourage people to read, and hopefully, take the next step and visit the library.”

The initial book collection for the libraries was funded by a $1,000 grant from Save the Children, an international humanitarian organization whose work in the US focuses on early childhood literacy.  Current plans are to re-stock the book collections monthly, using books provided by the Friends of the Kenton County Public Library and other community members.

“We’re excited to participate in the Little Library program and encourage children throughout our community to explore, imagine and learn through the pages of a book.” said Kim Best, Executive Director of The Carnegie.

For more information about the library’s programs and services visit www.kentonlibrary.org or for more information about The Carnegie, 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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