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The Carnegie Announces Innovative, Socially Distant, Home Holiday Program: MERRY SAY WHAT NOW?

TC_Merry Say What Now logoCOVINGTON, KY – Bring the holiday cheer directly to your yard this year with The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee’s MERRY SAY WHAT NOW?! A mad-lib style holiday show that features your choice of winter story, where the actors come to you.

MERRY SAY WHAT NOW?! features two energetic actors acting out all the parts of your favorite holiday and winter stories. This holiday program is great for children, socially distant neighborhood parties, and family gatherings where patrons can choose from 6 different performance experiences: The Nutcracker, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, The Snow Queen, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Rudolf, or The Gingerbread Man.

“There’s no doubt this holiday season will look different than in years past. This innovative program model invites families to gather, bundle up with cocoa in their front lawn or neighborhood cul-de-sac and we’ll bring some festive holiday cheer at a safe social distance,” said Maggie Perrino, Theatre Director for The Carnegie. “Additionally, proceeds from performances go directly to the performers and production teams who are navigating a series of traditional holiday theatre cancellations.”

Performance bookings begin on November 27 and may be scheduled through January 31. Each performance is $150 and runs 45 minutes. Don’t miss out on this creative holiday performance – reserve your show today. For more information or to book, please visit www.thecarnegie.com/production.

A note on social distancing: Our actors will arrive masked and ready to go in their most festive outdoor gear. Performers will maintain at least 10 feet of space from audience members throughout performances.

MERRY SAY WHAT NOW?! Production Team:

Script adaptations by Ria Villaver Collins, Cassidy Steele, Maggie Perrino, Caleb Redslob, and Thomas Boeing

Directed by Ria Villaver Collins

Produced by Maggie Perrino

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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 Hosts Halloween Themed Production, SILENT SCREAM

TC_Silent Scream logo2Tickets 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 p.m.  – 9:50 p.m. 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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SILENT SCREAM Runs Oct. 29-Nov. 1

TC_Silent Scream logoSILENT SCREAM
The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee
Oct. 29-Nov. 1
The Carnegie [Covington]

Written and directed by Sean P. Mette
Produced by Maggie Perrino

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

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.

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. 

  • Thu-Sun, Oct. 29-Nov. 1 from 6:50-9:50pm
    (assigned times, 10-minute increments, maximum 6 people per group)

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, open Tuesday-Friday noon to 5 pm at 859.957.1940.

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. 

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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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YPCC Kicks-Off Ninth Season with Performance Event on the Purple People Bridge

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The Young Professionals Choral Collective (YPCC) will kick off its 9th season with an unconventional, in-person performance on the Purple People Bridge next Friday, October 16 at 6 p.m. The free event, entitled Building Bridges – Keep the Arts Alive, is produced in partnership with The Carnegie’s newly launched Creative Disruption Committee (Carnegie CDC) and demonstrates the importance of continuing to support the arts throughout the pandemic. This will be one of the first in-person, public choral performances in Cincinnati since March. Performers will be fully masked and socially distanced for the duration of the event, lasting approximately 30 minutes.

YPCC will perform repertoire that features two original works, commissioned by YPCC through the Young Professional Composers Project. The performance also features an arrangement of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, signifying what the arts mean to so many people during COVID-19 times.

This event highlights how music-making and the arts can be used to build bridges between communities, even amid a pandemic. Audience members can expect to be reminded of how important the arts are to the fabric of society, especially throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The Carnegie CDC specializes in producing safe, socially distant live performances for the public to continue to enjoy. Select members of the Cincinnati Boychoir, as well as theatre industry professionals through the League of Cincinnati Theatres, will be joining for portions of the performance.

AUDIENCE PROTOCOL: This event is free and open to the public. Social distancing and mask-wearing will be required for all by-standers and audience members on the bridge. Music will be amplified through PA speakers over a stretch of the bridge to allow all audience members to hear while still appropriately distanced. The performance will also be broadcasted on a short-range FM radio frequency, transmitted in real-time to allow audience members the ability to “tune-in” via their own handheld FM radio or car radio on the outskirts of the bridge, closer to the banks. QR codes will be posted along the bridge with links to programming information, including radio frequency tuning directions. 

In case of rain, this event will be rescheduled for Saturday, October 17 at 2 p.m. For more information, please visit www.ypccsing.org/bridgesing. For more information about the Carnegie CDC, go to www.thecarnegiecdc.com

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About YPCC: YPCC is an innovative choral ensemble that combines Cincinnati’s love of singing, socializing and culture for young professionals ages 21-45. YPCC is comprised of more than 1,200 singers who create and share high-quality music in an accessible, fun, and social way.

About The Carnegie CDC: The Carnegie’s Creative Disruption Committee (The Carnegie CDC) is a 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 and strives to create safe, socially distant live performances for the public while raising funds for theatre industry professionals.

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