CMT Presents “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

The Academy Award-winning team of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz creates a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story. Set in 15th century Paris, this powerful story focuses on Quasimodo, the misshapen but gentle-souled bell ringer of Notre Dame, who is held captive in the bell tower by his devious caretaker.  On the day of the Feast of Fools, Quasimodo manages to escape and join the boisterous crowd of revelers. He is treated cruelly by all except the beautiful and free-spirited gypsy, Esmeralda. During his one day “Out There,” Quasimodo must strive to find love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero.

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CMT announces 2019-20 season

Cincinnati Music Theatre announces its 2019-20 season, including two full-scale musical productions in the Jarson-Kaplan Theater and three Studio Series productions in the intimate Fifth Third Bank Theater.

Producing a historic five-show season, CMT is excited to offer Cincinnati high quality musicals at an affordable price. From a classic movie musical to Tony-Award winning shows, to an original work created by one of our own, CMT continues to thrill audiences with popular musical theater and fabulous local talent, as well as delight them with new works.

The mainstage season features the Kander and Ebb classic Cabaret  November 8 to 16, 2019,  in the Jarson-Kaplan Theater. Skip Fenker directs. Singin’ in the Rain – based on the MGM film of the same name by Comden and Green – runs May 8 to 16 in the Jarson-Kaplan, directed by Dennis Murphy.

The Studio Series season features three shows, including Side By Side By Sondheim directed by Adam Drake (Sept. 6, 7, 13 and 14, 2019), Singables & Swingables: An Evening of Jazz, created and directed by CMT board member Marypat Carletti (Feb 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2020) and I Do! I Do! A Musical About Marriage (June 5, 6, 11 and 12, 2020) directed by Tom Peters. All Studio Series shows run in the Fifth Third Bank Theater at the Aronoff.

Season tickets go on sale Monday, April 15 and single tickets go on sale Saturday, June 3, at, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.

One of Cincinnati’s oldest and most successful community theaters, CMT is proud of its long history of presenting popular, large scale, award-winning musicals to enthusiastic audiences from across the Greater Cincinnati area. Like us on Facebook at, and follow us on Instagram @cincinnatimusictheatre.

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Cincinnati Music Theatre proudly announces the cast for its second Studio Series production of the year, Home.

The cast features Brian Anderson, Tim Belton, Ryan Bowron, Marypat Carletti, Ria Villaver Collins, Kat Glaser, Julia Hasl Miller and Michael Shawn Starks.

Home is an original cabaret production conceived and co-written by CMT board member Mark D. Motz and director Michele Mascari. Kathy Beiting and Mp Carletti will produce; Ron Attreau serves as musical director.

“I am so thrilled,” Mascari said after casting. “We had a wonderful turnout for auditions and had some difficult choices. I am grateful to our cast for saying yes. Now I look forward to getting to work with this group and building the show.” 

Home features songs from musical theater, the American pop/rock songbook, movies, television and more to connect audiences with the many ways we look at home.

Home runs June 7, 8, 14 and 15 in the Fifth Third Bank Theater at the Aronoff Center. Tickets are $25, available at the link below.

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We are most proud to have performed in the JARSON KAPLAN THEATRE since the opening of the Aronoff in 1995.

We look forward to seeing you here!