CMT unveils new logo


At the beginning of 2021, we asked you via social media what words make you think of CMT. Your answers included words like community, creativity, family, expression and love.

Based on your feedback, the CMT board began a lively discussion about a rebrand of our beloved CMT logo. We wanted something that allowed us to keep the old, but to also bring a refreshed spirit to the organization as we learn more about our membership and communities, their interests and our ever-evolving world. We worked for several months with our amazing partner at BullFish Graphics and are very proud of the result.
We are excited to reveal the new logo for Cincinnati Music Theatre. This logo will be woven into all facets of CMT, including our social media channels, our season announcements (keep an eye out for exciting news coming soon), promotion for our shows, spreading our organization throughout the Queen City and potentially some fun new merchandise for you to purchase.

CMT releasing Memory Lane series

Memory Lane General

Introducing our next project: Memory Lane.

As we prepare to return to live theater later this year, Memory Lane is an opportunity to reminisce about more than 57 years of Cincinnati Music Theatre history. The episodic video series features interviews with CMT members and clips from more than half a century of past shows.

Episode 1 premieres at 7 p.m. Monday, June 28, on the CMT YouTube Channel. Join us in the video comments to  share your favorite CMT memories.

Stay tuned for additional information on Episodes 2 and three, both coming soon.

CMT doubles scholarships

Cincinnati Music Theatre recently awarded four $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to study the theatrical arts in college.

CMT has offered single scholarships in both performance and technical theater for years, but the CMT board decided to approve two scholarships in each category this year.

In performance, the winners included Jonah Sorscher from Indian Hill High School and Micah Day from Turpin High School.

Sorscher will attend the Harvard-Berklee Dual Degree Program, majoring in a joint concentration of BA in Theater, Dance and Media at Harvard while simultaneously pursing a Master of Music in Musical Theatre Writing at Berklee. Day matriculates to Elon University, majoring in Musical Theatre.

In technical theater, the winners were Eva Schramm and Jordain Addis, both from the School for the Creative and Performing Arts.

Both technical winners plan to major in stage management, Schramm at the University of North Carolina School for the Arts, Addis at DePaul University.

CMT Scholarship Program Chair Kathy Kramer contacted more than 60 Tri-State high schools with information about the scholarship and application process and received about 20 applicants. Because of the COVID-19 crisis – rather than the traditional in-person auditions and interviews – performance applicants made video submissions and technical applicants submitted portfolios.

Performance judges included Judges: Arlene Balczo, Marie Kramer Arntsen and Sean Hurley, while technical judges were Julie Beelman and Mike Meuche.

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Board of Trustees Election Results

Cincinnati Music Theatre extends its heartfelt thanks to outgoing Board members Chad DeMatteis and Kaitrin McCoy. Chad and Kaitrin have each been invaluable to CMT’s success during their terms of service and will remain cherished members of the CMT family. We look forward to seeing you both back at the theater soon.
Thanks also to Nominating Chair Chad DeMatteis and his committee for their hard work in pulling off this year’s election and to all who voted and attended our Annual Meeting.
The 2020-2021 CMT Board of Trustees includes:
President, Peter Merten*
VP Creative, Kendra Struthers*
VP Production, Sarah Mizelle Miller
Secretary, Marypat Carletti
Treasurer, Rob Bucher#
Equipment Chair, Eric Bardes
Personnel Chair, Aubrey Wilson*
Development Chair, Jacqlyn Schott
Publicity Chair, Chelsey Ross
Marketing Chair, Adrianna Boris^
Social Chair, Megan Williams
Historian, Mark D. Motz*
Member-at-Large, Kathy Beiting
Member-at-Large, Mark Culp^
* returning incumbent
^ newly-elected to the Board or new position
# newly appointed to fill an unexpired term

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!