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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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Set Builder/Scenic Artist Sought by Cincinnati Landmark Productions

CLPThis is a salaried, exempt employee with benefits.

Cincinnati Landmark Productions is the parent theatrical organization for the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, Madcap Puppets and Madcap Education Center. This SET BUILDER/SCENIC ARTIST position will be primarily working at the Covedale and the Incline theaters.

Successful candidates will have a good knowledge of scenic construction and theatrical painting techniques. This staff person will interpret plans from the Scene Designer, manage deadlines and schedule tasks with the additional scenic production crew, build and paint and create the finished set for each theatrical production along with the scenic production crew. This staff person must be able to work independently, but also as part of a team.


  • Able to utilize technical equipment.
  • Able to utilize tools for set work.
  • Able and willing to follow instructions with good time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Carpentry skills to be utilized for building sets
  • Theatrical painting skills including marbling, ragging, and wood graining and texturing – and should have a good understanding of art history, period styles, motifs and architecture.
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs.
  • Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding.
  • Work with Lighting/Sound designer to focus, hang and run cable when needed.
  • Able to read, write and communicate effectively.
  • Thinks creatively.

Other Requirements:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Candidate must be able to work in an unsupervised environment.
  • Is a self-starter, dependable, and have excellent communications skills.
  • Able to work early mornings and afternoons (based on our production schedule).
  • Able to drive a box truck.
  • Even tempered and have a good sense of humor and be willing to work in a unique, and fun environment!

If interested, please email Denny Reed, Tech Director at dennyreed@clpshows.org (NO PHONE CALLS or WALK-INS PLEASE). When applying, please include a cover letter and resume.

Deadline to submit resume and cover letter is Friday, August 9, 2019.
Start Date – immediate.

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PT Sound Board Operator Sought by Cincinnati Landmark Productions

CLPCincinnati Landmark Productions, the parent theatrical organization for The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts and the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater is seeking a Sound Board Operator. Start date is August 29, 2019.

Basic Job Description: The sound board operator will run the sound board for half of the Cincinnati Landmark Productions’ performances. There are 13 productions a year and some special events throughout the year which will be split with our current sound board op.

Responsibilities include and are not limited to the following:

  • Run the sound console as directed by the Sound Designer.
  • Attend all technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals and performances in two venues – The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts and the new Warsaw Federal Incline Theater.
  • Run any and all special events as scheduled.
  • Complete dimmer checks and sound check before the show and correct any problems, including, replacing batteries for wireless mic system, replacement of fixture lamps, touch up focus, check fluids in hazers, fog machines, etc…


  • Experience in running a sound board is preferred. Both Theaters have Yamaha digital mixing console QL5.
  • Basic knowledge of theatre sound and lighting is preferred.
  • Clear understanding of all functions of sound board and how a system is put together.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age, have high school diploma or equivalency, some college preferred.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Candidate would have previous theatrical, technical experience (Preferred).
  • Must be able to work in an unsupervised environment.
  • Must be a self-starter, dependable, and have excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Must be willing and able to work nights and weekends of all performances.

Covedale Center for the Performing Arts shows run for 4 weeks on Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays 2pm. Call is 1 and ½ hour prior to showtime. Tech/dress rehearsals are in the evenings starting on the Sunday before opening.

The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater shows run for 4 weeks on Wednesday and Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays 2pm. Call is 1 and ½ hour prior to showtime. Tech/dress rehearsals are in the evenings starting on the Sunday before opening.

If interested, please email Denny Reed, Technical Director at dennyreed@clpshows.org
(NO PHONE CALLS or WALK-INS PLEASE). When applying, please include a cover letter and resume.

Deadline for submissions: Wed., August 14, 2019

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Auditions Announced for MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET and HAND TO GOD at Cincinnati Landmark Productions

CLPCincinnati Landmark Productions to hold auditions for MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET as part of the Covedale Center’s Marquee Season and HAND TO GOD as part of the Incline Theater’s District Series Season.

Saturday, August 17th Noon-4:30pm
Sunday, August 18th 6:30-9:30pm

Warsaw Federal Incline Theater
801 Matson Pl, Cincinnati 45204

Callback for HAND TO GOD are Monday, August 19th from 6-8pm

Callback for MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET are Tuesday, August 20th from 6-8pm

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 Jennifer Perrino at jenniferperrino@CLPShows.org.


  • You will read from the script
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age to audition.

For MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET the Musical

  • Please prepare 16 – 32 bars of a song that best demonstrates your vocal ability, musical theatre style.
  • You may be tested for dance ability for a role that moves
  • You may read from the script.
  • Must be a minimum of 16 years of age to audition.
  • The role of Susan will be played by a child – Actor can be 7-11 years of age, but must look young 6-8 years of age).

For Both shows 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.

Book by Meredith Willson; Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Based on the 20th Century Fox film, with story by Valentine Davies and screenplay by George Seaton
Dec, 5 – Dec. 29, 2019 at the Covedale Center

A holiday classic from Meredith Willson, the writer of the musical classic, The Music Man! Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn’t want her six-year-old Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by taking Susan to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out that Macy’s Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts. Filled with humor, spectacle and such beloved songs as “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” “Pinecones and Hollyberries,” and “My State, My Kansas,” this joyous, heartwarming musical is pure family entertainment for the holidays!

Tim Perrino, Director; Greg Dastillung, Music Director; Karie-Lee Sutherland, Choreographer, Angelica Ortiz, Stage Manager

By Robert Askins
January 23 – Feb. 9, 2020 at the Incline Theater

After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationship with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and – most especially – his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. HAND TO GOD explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, mortality, and the ties that bind us.

Dylan Shelton, Director; Steven Ducker, Stage Manager

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

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WFIT_Seven Brides for Seven Brothers logoSEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
Warsaw Federal Incline Theater
Aug. 14-Sept. 9
[East Price Hill]

Directed & choreographed by Maggie Perrino
Music directed by Greg Dastillung

Cast: Evan Koons as Adam, Katelyn Reid as Millie, Ryan-Chavez Richmond as Benjamin, Nick Godfrey as Caleb, Jared Roper as Daniel, Marco Colant as Ephraim, Kyle D. Taylor as Frank, Cian Steele as Gideon, Ally Davis as Dorcas, Kate Stark as Ruth/Dance Captain, Emma Moss as Liza, Renee Stoltzfus as Martha, Ria Villaver Collins as Sarah, Sara Cox as Alice, Nicholas Brown as Jebb, Randolph Geers as Nathan, Liam Sweeney as Luke, Andrew Shamblin as Matt, Jacob Nichols as Joel, Cade Harvey as Zeke, Emily Martin as Mrs. Hoallum, Harold Murphy as Mr. Hoallum, Helen Anneliesa Raymond-Goers as Mrs. Sander, Brian Anderson as Mr. Sander and David Karsner as Preacher

In this unmistakably American take on the war between the sexes, seven frontier women take charge of their destinies (and their men) in 1850s Oregon. Based on the classic film, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an authentic piece of Americana, a time-tested romantic comedy with a special, contemporary relevance. Saddle up for a western joyride that features great songs like, Bless Your Beautiful Hide, Going Courtin’ and The Sobbin’ Women – plus some of the greatest dance sequences ever on the stage! When Adam and his six unruly brothers think they know what a woman’s place is, Adam’s spirited new wife and a cohort of potential brides show ‘em who’s boss in this golden age American musical.

  • Wed-Thu, Aug. 14-15 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Aug. 16-17 at 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 18 at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, Aug. 21-22 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Aug. 23-24 at 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 25 at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, Aug. 28-29 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Aug. 30-31 at 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 1 at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, Sept. 4-5 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 6-7 at 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 8 at 2pm

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