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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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The Carnegie’s 13th Annual SUITS THAT ROCK Goes Viral

Suits That Rock logoMonthlong campaign, “Rock On for the Carnegie Kids,” highlights past performances, founder interviews and more 

Covington, KY – The Carnegie’s Suits That Rock is back – and this year, the rock and roll good times are going virtual. Replacing its original in-person performance dates of Aug. 28 and Sept. 4, Suits That Rock and its previous twelve years of performances will be celebrated exclusively online over the month of August.

Suits That Rock, is a local music tradition that sees local executives leave the boardroom in favor of the stage – and beginning Saturday, Aug. 1, the 13th edition of the annual fundraising event will move online to continue its support of arts education programming at The Carnegie as well as at more than 60 regional schools. To date, Suits That Rock has raised $1,059,000!

“The importance of continuing to support The Carnegie’s arts education programming necessitates that Suits That Rock continues. The fact that this event has raised more than $1 million over the past 12 years is testament to the one-of-a-kind experience the Suits offer,” said Kim Best, Executive Director of The Carnegie. “While we have shifted online due to the ongoing pandemic, the programming for this year’s Suits That Rock pays homage to the events of the past while ensuring the tradition continues well into the future.”

The “Rock On for the Carnegie Kids” online campaign will feature intimate interviews with founding Suits Paul Bromwell, Kevin Canafax, John Domaschko and Greg Shumate, in addition to performance recaps, Guest Suit interviews, and more. A Suits Fireside Chat featuring the Founding Suits will round out the festivities on Monday, Aug. 31.

Each year Suits That Rock features a select lineup of Guest Suits – and 2020 is no different. Joining this year are: Dan Cahill, Managing Principal and CEO at HSD Metrics; Katie Chadwell, Director of Operations at KnowledgeWorks; Meghan Cummings, Executive Director of the Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation; Chrissy Dunn Dutton, Litigation Partner at Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA; Brian Kaeppner, Manager of Enterprise Application Engineering at General Electric; Louis Kelly, Commonwealth’s Attorney for 54th Judicial Circuit and Shari Lauter, Director of Qualitative Operations for Campos.

“As it became clear that we could not safely rehearse or put on a show in 2020, we desperately wanted to recreate at least a little taste of the joy of a Suits That Rock show for our audience, for the kids who benefit from The Carnegie’s arts education programming, and for ourselves,” said John Domaschko. “This series of online interviews and retrospective show clips is a great reminder of the fun we’ve had and the great cause we’ve supported. It makes us even more excited to ‘get the band back together’ in 2021.”

All Suits That Rock virtual programming will be available on the Suits That Rock official Facebook page; donations to support “Rock On for the Carnegie Kids” can be made by clicking here. With previous events selling out in minutes, The Carnegie invites the public to enjoy these select highlights this year in anticipation of returning to a more traditional live Suits That Rock celebration in 2021. 

2020 Suits That Rock Line Up

  • Cliff Adams, Retired professor of music, active performer, producer and composer
  • Sheila Baker, Team Leader for Keller Williams Associates
  • Ramona Blaine, Regional Staffing Manager with Interim HealthCare
  • Gary Bockelman, Chief Operating Officer at Wood & Lamping LLP
  • Tom Bosse, Principal at Bosse Law, PLLC
  • Paul Bromwell, Retired Chief Information Officer at Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • Steve Brunner, CFO of Rizzo Brothers Painting Contractors, Inc and owner of VG Valuation Group
  • Sarah Cameron, Commercial Litigation Partner at Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
  • Kevin Canafax, Midwest Vice President Public Affairs at Fidelity Investments
  • John Caulfield, Chief Financial Officer for Phillips Edison and Company
  • Rick Dews, Commodity Manager for Siemens
  • Elaine Diehl, Announcer/Producer for Cincinnati Public Radio, 90.9 WGUC / 91.7 WVXU
  • Jan Diehl, Retired Director of Bands and Music Teacher at Guardian Angels School
  • John Domaschko, Retired CPA and current board member of various organizations
  • Steve Eklund, Real Estate Investor, Business Consultant, Executive Life Coach
  • David Ellis, Managing Director and Private Wealth Advisor with UBS Financial Services
  • Mickey Foellger, Retired Family Court Circuit Judge, Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Gregg Fusaro, Regional Development Partner for Capital Investment Group
  • Matt Godsted, Director of Enterprise Security at 84.51°
  • Ed Hughes, President of the Hughes Group and Partner in Star Educational Programming, LLC
  • Kathy Laverde, Financial Advisor at Fidant Wealth Partners
  • Dave Miller, President of Buddy Roger’s Music
  • Bob Mitchell, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Cintas
  • Susan Morgan, Vice President at American Mortgage Service Co.
  • Graeme Murray, Independent Consultant and Mission Worker
  • Ken Poleyeff, Application Architect for Cornerstone Brands
  • Mills Rouse, Attorney with Rouse & Rouse, P.S.C.
  • Tim Schigel, Founding Partner of Refinery Ventures
  • Brent Seelmeyer, Director, Organizational Development – Metro Services at Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Greg Shumate, Member-in-charge and corporate and commercial lawyer at Frost Brown Todd, LLC
  • Mark Tipton, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer at Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home
  • Gary Wright, Senior Managing Director of Integra Realty Resources

2020 Guest Suits       

  • Dan Cahill, Managing Principal and CEO at HSD Metrics
  • Katie Chadwell, Director of Operations at KnowledgeWorks
  • Meghan Cummings, Executive Director of the Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • Chrissy Dunn Dutton, Litigation Partner at Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA
  • Brian Kaeppner, Manager of Enterprise Application Engineering at GE
  • Louis Kelly, Commonwealth’s Attorney for 54th Judicial Circuit
  • Shari Lauter, Director of Qualitative Operations for Campos

2020 Suits That Rock Sponsors

Gold Sponsors: Fidelity Investments, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Qual IT Resources, Union Savings Bank

Silver Sponsors: Baird, The Tapke Dusing Group, Frost Brown Todd, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Mariner Wealth Advisors, Rumpke, Scooter Media, Spotted Yeti

Bronze Sponsors: 84.51°, American Mortgage, Chris & Valerie Bopp, C-Forward, Encore Technologies, Fifth Third Bank, HSD Metrics, Jan & Tim Timmel, Sara & Michelle Vance Waddell

Host: Citizens Deposit Bank, Rizzo Painting Contractors, Sara & Richard Behrman, Third Rock Music 

For more information, visit The Carnegie online at 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 Creative Disruption Committee Announces Digital Auditions for GODSPELL

TC_Creative Disruption Committee logo(COVINGTON, KY) – The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee (The Carnegie CDC) is pleased to announce that they will be hosting auditions by digital submissions for their first production, GODSPELL. This uplifting musical will be presented in an innovative format across Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park’s 3-acre campus. Featuring physically distant staging and small group audience tours through the production, this will be like no production of GODSPELL you’ve experienced before!

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

Performance dates will be September 12 and 13, 2020 at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park.
Rehearsals will take place digitally on evenings and weekends August 10- September 9.
Outdoor, in-person rehearsals at Pyramid Hill on September 10 and 11 (these will be daytime rehearsals, but we will do our best to work with people’s work schedules where needed.) 

AUDITIONS BY VIDEO SUBMISSION ONLY. WHAT TO SEND:

  • A sample of your singing. Anything you already have recorded or 32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show.
  • Your best joke, funny story, or anecdote. We’re looking for an ability to tell stories engagingly. Feel free to improvise. Or send a recorded monologue that you already have ready to go.
  • If you play an instrument, send a little snippet of you playing!
  • A note indicating what roles you are willing to accept from the list at the bottom of this notice as well as if you play an instrument!

Please note audition videos due by July 31st. This is a tight turnaround. Please don’t worry too much about video quality. Send whatever you have to be considered. Please send a video with a resume and headshot attached to Maggie Perrino, mperrino@thecarnegie.com by July 31st. Links preferred to video files, but either is acceptable. Links to personal websites that offer digital copies of headshot and resume and/or singing and acting reels will be accepted.  

ALSO NOTE:

  • You will be asked to turn in a full list of conflicts for dates August 10-September 13 if being considered for a role. Please have that prepared if asked to provide this info.
  • No performance conflicts will be accepted.
  • All roles open to any race, gender identity, age, or body type. The Carnegie CDC is committed to a culture of equity that welcomes and respects diverse artistic voices.

COMPENSATION INFORMATION: 

  • The Carnegie CDC defines paid roles in each of its projects that charge admission. Those roles are supported by the volunteer work of others who recognize the need to create revenue for their fellow theatre-makers who are out-of-work at this time.
  • GODSPELL will offer 8 paid performance roles. It will also offer community performance opportunities in the ensemble. The ensemble roles are not paid.
  • The 8 performance roles will be paid as part of a profit-sharing program at the end of the show. The amount paid out will directly depend on how many tickets are sold.
  • The Carnegie CDC takes 25% of profits for ongoing work, while 75% of profits will be equally split among the defined paid roles (8 actors and 2 production roles.)

All cast members must feel comfortable rehearsing outside, walking significant distances, complying with temperature and symptom checks as well as wearing masks as part of rehearsal and performance protocols. 

AVAILABLE PAID ROLES:

  • Jesus – High Tenor G#; the driving force of the show. The one with the most energy, humor, and will-power. Gentle but with strength. The type of person others naturally follow.
  • Judas/John the Baptist – Baritone E. Must portray attributes of both biblical characters; he is Jesus’ “right-hand man” and most devoted disciple and then doubter and – ultimately – the betrayer. Charismatic, like Jesus, but in a revolutionary way. The most “serious” of the group, but must still possess a good sense of physical comedy.6 Philosophers/Apostles – Listed below are the vocal ranges of the musical numbers. Please use this as a type of “character breakdown” since all philosophers/apostles will be addressed by their actual names. Must have experience with harmony and improv. Any special “tricks,” ability to play musical instruments, or overall personal quirks are encouraged!
  • “Day by Day” – Mezzo-Soprano
  • “Learn Your Lessons Well” – Mezzo-Soprano
  • “Bless the Lord” – Soprano, High A
  • “All Good Gifts” – Tenor, High A
  • “Light of the World” – Baritone, E
  • “Turn Back, O Man” – Alto, D below Middle C
  • “By My Side” – Alto
  • “We Beseech Thee” – Tenor, High D

AVAILABLE UNPAID ROLES:
16 Community Ensemble Roles: Strong singers/actors with capable movement ability; strong storytelling and physical comedy skills also desired.

GODSPELL presented through special arrangement with Theatre Maximus, 1650 BROADWAY, SUITE 606, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10019. For more information about GODSPELL or to find out how you can become part of The Carnegie CDC or for more information, email mperrino@thecarnegie.com 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.

About The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee
COVID-19 has significantly impacted the live performance industry, leaving many people within it fighting for their livelihoods at a time when the need for respite from the realities of today increases daily. The Carnegie has launched a new committee to address both concerns in hopes of being a beacon for change and comfort to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky arts community – The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee (The Carnegie CDC).

A volunteer consortium of artists, educators, business and social service professionals, The Carnegie CDC will act as a creative engine and rapid response team to the current struggles of the entertainment industry. It will also provide a new community-based structure for performing arts programming. Learn more by visiting www.thecarnegiecdc.com or by calling (859) 491-2030.

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