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Auditions Announced for MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, ALL SHOOK UP and THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Cincinnati Landmark Productions

CLPCincinnati Landmark Productions to hold auditions for two Marquee Season shows and one District Series show including MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, ALL SHOOK UP and THE LAST FIVE YEARS.


  • Saturday, October 19th Noon to 4:30pm
  • Sunday, October 20th 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Audition Location:

  • The Madcap Education Center
    3064 Harrison Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45211


  • Monday, October 21st (5:45pm to 7:45pm) for MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
  • Monday, October 21st (8:00pm to 10:00pm) for THE LAST FIVE YEARS
  • Tuesday, October 22nd (6:15pm to 8:15pm) for ALL SHOOK UP 

Please note: Everyone will not have to attend callbacks – you will be asked to attend (and expected to attend if asked). However, not being asked to callbacks doesn’t mean you won’t be cast.

If you’d like the audition forms sent to you in advance, email Matt Wilson at mattwilson@clpshows.org

Important Audition Information!

  • All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
  • Please prepare 16-32 bars of one musical theatre song that best demonstrates your vocal ability. If you are only auditioning for one show it is recommended that you select something in the style of that show
    • MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS – Golden Age
    • ALL SHOOK UP – Pop/Rock
    • LAST FIVE YEARS – Contemporary
  • If you are auditioning for more than one show, you may be asked to sing in the style of that particular show at the call back.


  • For the role of Tootie – looking for a girl 6 to 8 years of age. Needs to be able to read well.
  • For the role of Agnes – looking for a girl 10 to 13 years of age.
  • For all other roles, must be a minimum of 16 years of age to audition.
  • You may be tested for dance ability.


  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age to audition for this show.


  • Must be a minimum of 16 years of age to audition for this show.
  • You may be tested for dance ability.


  • You will be asked to read from the script if invited to Callbacks


  • Adults MUST HAVE A RESUME listing theatrical experience in order to audition.
  • A headshot/picture is appreciated. Please bring a headshot and resume for each show you are auditioning for, e.g. 2 shows =2 headshots and resumes; 3 shows =3 headshots etc.
  • No more than 2 conflicts will be accepted during the rehearsal process for each of these productions.
  • All roles are paid positions. No Roles have been precast.
  • Cast members do not have to be the actual ages of the characters in any of the productions – But must be able to look age appropriate and act accordingly.

Marquee Season Shows at Covedale Center for the Performing Arts:

February 13 – March 8, 2020
Book/Songs: Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane
based on “The Kensington Stories” by Sally Benson & MGM film

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is a rare treasure in the musical theatre; a delightful portrait of a turn-of-the-century American family. It is the summer of 1903, and the Smith family eagerly anticipates the opening of the 1904 World’s Fair. As they mark each holiday over the course of the year, the family’s love, zest for life and good-natured humor, helps them through each romance, opportunity, escapade and heartbreak. The musical has all the best-loved songs from the film, including “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “The Boy Next Door” and “The Trolley Song” !

Dee Anne Bryll, Director/Choreographer; Ryan Heinrich, Music Director; Maya Denning, Stage Manager

April 2 – April 26, 2020
Book: Joe DiPietro
Originally produced for Goodspeed Musicals
Michael P. Price, Executive Producer, Sue Frost, Associate Producer.

ALL SHOOK UP is the ultimate crowd-pleasing musical – inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Set in 1955, a square little town in a square state becomes a rollicking locale when a guitar-playing, handsome young man on a motorcycle arrives to deliver romance and rock n’ roll! ALL SHOOK UP is a hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with all the great Elvis hits, including “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Hound Dog,” “Teddy Bear”, “It’s Now or Never,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “All Shook Up” and even more!

Maggie Perrino, Director/Choreographer; Greg Dastillung, Music Director; Jenny Lutes, Stage Manager

March 12 – 29, 2020
Written and Composed by JASON ROBERT BROWN; Originally Produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell; Originally Produced by Northlight Theatre Chicago, IL

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

Tim Perrino, Director; Michael Kennedy, Music Director; Holly McGowan, Stage Manager

For more information on auditions, contact us at (513) 241 – 6550. Check us out on the web at www.CLPShows.org


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Duffy Hudson as GEORGE BURNS at the Incline in October

MISC_Don Johnson Real Estate Group logoBroadway and film actor Duffy Hudson brings to life one of America’s great entertainers – George Burns! With a 70-minute, one-man show at The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre Sat. Oct. 19 and Sun. Oct. 20, 2019.

CLP_George Burns

Duffy Hudson.

As George, Hudson tells hilarious tales, whimsical songs and bring the days of vaudeville, olde-time radio, film and television back to life! A Cincinnati native, Hudson has been a fan of Burns for his entire life. From Broadway to L.A and in films and television, Duffy Hudson is known from coast to coast as the foremost creator of famous characters including Edgar Allan Poe, Albert Einstein and Harry Houdini!

Sponsored by Johnson Real Estate Group, Don Johnson with Cutler Real Estate.

Where: The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre is located at 801 Matson Place, Cincinnati, OH 45204

When: Two shows! Saturday October 19 at 8:00 pm; and Sunday, October 20th 2pm.

Tickets: Single tickets $25.00 each. Purchased in person, online at www.clpshows.org or 513.241.6550



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ROCK OF AGES Runs Sept. 26-Oct. 13

WFIT_Rock of Ages promo

Photo by Tammy Cassesa.

Warsaw Federal Incline Theater
Sept. 26-Oct. 13
[East Price Hill]

Directed by Doug Berlon
Music directed by Greg Dastillung
Choreographed by Jules Shumate

Cast: Robert Breslin as Drew, Tina DeAlderete as Sherrie, Christopher Carter as Lonny, Greg Shaffer as Dennis, Tyler Kuhlman as Stacee, Gabriyel Thomas as Justice, Justin Glaser as Hertz, Katie McCarthy as Regina, Akeem Campbell as Mayor/Ja’Keith, Evan Blanton as Franz, Royce Louden as Joey Primo/Ensemble, Ally Davis as Constance/Ensemble, Brandis Dewillgen as Waitress/Ensemble
Ensemble: Shalie Hull, Rick Hunt, Hope Pauly & Anna Stanford

It’s the end of the big, bad 80’s and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strip’s last venues – a place where sexy Stacee Jaxx reigns  and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage while he longs for small-town girl Sherri. But the decade’s rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end. Can Drew, Sherri, and the gang save the 80’s? With monster hits songs like, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “Don’t Stop Believing,” ROCK of AGES lets the party go on forever!  Nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical.

  • Thu, Sept. 26 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat at 8pm
  • Sun at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, Oct. 2-3 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 4-5 at 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 6 at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, Oct. 9-10 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 11-12 at 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 13 at 2pm

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Cast Announced for HAND TO GOD at Incline Theatre

CLPThe cast includes:

  • Alex Slade as Jason
  • Karie Gipson as Margery
  • Brian Anderson as Pastor Greg
  • Jack Kremer as Timothy
  • Hope Pauly as Jessica

Directed by Dylan Shelton.

Performances run Jan. 23-Feb. 9.

For more information visit www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com/Incline

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Exciting 2020 ‘Summer Classics Season’ Announced for Warsaw Federal Incline Theater

WFIT_Sign at nightAll Musical  Season Features Dancing, Laughs, Love Songs and One of Musical Theatre’s All Time Classics

Cincinnati Landmark Productions announced this week its four-show 2020 Summer Classics Season at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater

The 2020 Summer Classics Season, presented by TriHealth, includes:

  • NEWSIES – April 22 – May 17, 2020
  • JERRY’S GIRLS – July 8 – August 2, 2020
  • CAROUSEL – August 19 – September 13, 2020

“We broke our own attendance records with our Summer Classics Season in 2018, but wouldnt you know it – we did it again in 2019,” said Tim Perrino, Executive Artistic Director for Cincinnati Landmark Productions. “We can’t wait to present these four great titles in 2020 and keep this amazing momentum going for years to come!”

The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater is the purpose-built, 229-seat performing arts center and parking garage in the Incline District in East Price Hill. Located at the corner of Matson Place and West 8th Street, the $6 million project opened on June 3, 2015.

Subscriptions for the 2020 Summer Classics Season – only $104 – are now on sale.

Subscribers to the 2019 Summer Classics Season will have their seats held for renewal until March 2, 2020. All seats not renewed by that time will be released. Tickets to individual shows go on sale on March 23, 2020.

The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater is programmed year-round by Cincinnati Landmark Productions, culminating in over 120 show nights. In addition to the Summer Classics Season, the venue hosts the three-show District Series season (September to May), an edgier slate of productions designed as an alternative to the concurrent Marquee season at the Covedale Center.

Cincinnati Landmark Productions has been serving the West Side for over 35 years – first through its Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre program and then through its ownership and management of the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts in West Price Hill.

For more information about the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, visit www.clpshows.org or call (513) 241-6550.

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More about the 2020 Summer Classics Season
at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater

April 22 – May 17, 2020
Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Jack Feldman; Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message.

June 3 – June 28, 2020
Book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on the plays of Platus

Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.

July 8 – August 2, 2020
By Jerry Herman, Larry Alford and Wayne Cilento

A beautiful musical revue! Jerry Herman has always put the “larger-than-life” female characters in his shows center stage. There’s Dolly Gallagher Levi of Hello, Dolly!, Auntie Mame Dennis of Mame, Countess Aurelia of Dear World, Mabel Normand of Mack and Mabel. And female impersonator ZaZa of La Cage Aux Folles. So it is fitting that in Jerry’s Girls, the powerhouse women are center stage again. The all-women cast affectionately celebrate Jerry’s special gift for writing songs that capture the true spirit of the American musical theatre. A gorgeous, moving two-hour musical entertainment of glamour, optimism, love, melody, and women.

Aug. 19 – Sept. 13, 2020
Music by Richard Rodgers; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstien II; Based on the Play LILIOM by Ferenc Molnar; As adapted by Benjamin F. Glaser; Original Dances by Agnes de Mille

In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker Billy Bigelow captivates and marries a naïve millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent “up there.” Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day, 15 years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager. Her father’s reputation as a thief and bully has haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. A powerhouse musical and one of theatre’s all-time classics.

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