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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HOME auditions are set for 7 to 10 p.m., Sunday March 3 and Monday March 4 at Clifton United Methodist Church.

HOME is a new CMT Studio Series cabaret presenting different aspects of what home is – or what it can be can be – through song. The show will include Broadway and Off-Broadway show tunes, movie music, television themes, rock/pop tunes and standards to share memories of a childhood home, the geographic location of home, the idea of leaving home, finding a home and creating a place of your own, heartache and heartbreak at home, returning home and – ultimately – going to a final, everlasting home.

Audition requirements – Seeking men and women to cover all vocal parts. Bring a verse and a chorus of a song that reminds you of home, defines home, suggests home, wishes home were different, etc. Open to ballads and up-tempo numbers from musical theater, film, pop music, old standards or anywhere else. We’d rather not hear “Home” from The Wiz; we’re that obvious but hope you’ll be more creative. We’d like your song to show your vocal range, as well as showing and sharing the context, emotionality and character of your song. We appreciate physical control, nuance and authenticity to complement your vocal presentation. Piano accompaniment provided; no a capella or prerecorded music, please.

Visit our Sign-Up Genius site to reserve your audition spot. Walk-ins will be welcomed, too, as time allows. Tickets for HOME will go on sale starting Friday, Feb. 8.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame tickets

HOME tickets

CMT Studio Series Announced

After two successful cabaret productions in the Aronoff Center’s Fifth Third Theatre in 2018, Cincinnati Music Theatre will produce two more black-box shows in 2019.

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

Feb 8, 9, 15 & 16 2019

Aronoff Center – Fifth Third Bank Theater  

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about musicals! In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. The basic plot: June is an ingénue who can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? The variations are: a Rodgers & Hammerstein version, set in Kansas in August, complete with a dream ballet; a Sondheim version, featuring the landlord as a tortured artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge for not appreciating his work; a Jerry Herman version, as a splashy star vehicle; an Andrew Lloyd Webber version, a rock musical with themes borrowed from Puccini; and a Kander & Ebb version, set in a speakeasy in Chicago. The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is directed by Dennis Murphy.


June 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2019

Aronoff Center – Fifth Third Bank Theater 

Home explores many facets of the title location through song. Featuring 20-plus tunes from Broadway,  movies, pop culture, and    more, we welcome audiences into our home at the Fifth Third Bank Theatre for an evening of music. Home is more than just four walls and a street number, it’s a place imprinted on hearts and minds. We will look at home at different times in our lives and what home can mean. How it’s both welcoming and a place many want to escape. Home is sweet nostalgia. Home is painful. Home is a goal. Home is traditional. Home is unconventional. Home is a launching point. Home is an anchor. Home is what you make it, where you make it, when you make it. We’ll go from the places we grew up to the places  we still seek. Conceived and written by CMT board member Mark D. Motz, Home will be directed by Michele Mascari.

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!