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WELCOME!

2021-2022 Season Highlights

Gallery will be updated soon with highlights from Shout!, Priscilla – Queen of the Desert, Ragtime, and Falsettos! Check back!

 

ANNOUNCING CMT’S 2022-2023 SEASON

BETWEEN THE LINES/ OUTSIDE THE MARGINS

September 2-3 & 9-10, 2022

Fifth Third Bank Theater

Directed by Jacqlyn Schott

WONDERFUL TOWN

November 4-6 & 9-12, 2022

Jarson Kaplan Theater

Directed by Mike Fielder

MUSIC AT THE MOVIES

February 3-4 & 10-11, 2023

Fifth Third Bank Theater

Directed by Brian Anderson

KINKY BOOTS

May 12-14 & 17-20, 2023

Jarson Kaplan Theater

Directed by Aubrey E. Wilson

A MUSICAL OF ONE’S OWN

June 23-24, 30, & July 1st

Fifth Third Bank Theatre

Directed by Joe Stollenwerk

2021-2022 Orchid Awards for CMT

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
EXCELLENCE IN CHOREOGRAPHY – Mike Fielder & Anna Hazard
EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Elaine K. Michael and Catherine Ross
EXCELLENCE IN DANCE EXECUTION – The Cast
EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Skip Fenker
EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Skip Fenker & the Cast
EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – The Divas – Sarah Andrews, Mary Vosseberg, & Talia Zoll
EXCELLENCE IN HAIR/WIGS – Karen Hendershot and crew
EXCELLENCE IN MAKEUP – Karen Hendershot and crew
EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL DIRECTION – Kendra Struthers
EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Brian Anderson
EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – John Michael Durnil
EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Stephen D. Welch
EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Wayne Wright
EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE – The Priscilla Orchestra
EXCELLENCE IN OTHER – Dressers
EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL PERFORMANCE QUALITY – Skip Fenker & the Cast
EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Kathy Beiting
EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Julie Beelman, Peter Merten, and Aubrey Wilson
 
RAGTIME
EXCELLENCE IN CHOREOGRAPHY – Emily Brinkman & David Choate
EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Kristie Marasch and Jan Fisher
EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Chad Brinkman
EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Chad Brinkman and The Cast
EXCELLENCE IN HAIR/WIGS – Bonnie Emmer, Katie Reindl and Madelaine Wilkerson
EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Chad Brinkman
EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL DIRECTION – Joshua Goines
EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Amanda Marasch
EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Aubrey E. Wilson
EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Brett Gregory Parr
EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Charles McClinon
EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Jamie Sivrais
EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Kate Mock Elliott
EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Nathan Henegar
EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Paul Hahn
EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Roger Dumas, Jr.
EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Sharisse Vernelle Santos
EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE – The Ragtime Orchestra
EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL PERFORMANCE QUALITY – Chad Brinkman and The Cast
EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Eric Bardes, Jacqlyn Schott, Madelaine Wilkerson and Aubrey E. Wilson
EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Kendra Struthers
EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Chad Brinkman
EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Julie Beelman assisted by Peter Merten
 
2022 OCTA Fest Awards for CMT
Falsettos
MERIT IN SET CREW, Paul Hahn
MERIT IN DIRECTION, Amanda Marasch
MERIT IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE AS JASON, Leland Parker McGuire
MERIT IN MUSICAL DIRECTION, Jim Swartout
MERIT IN VOCAL ENSEMBLE, The Cast of “Falsettos”
MERIT IN VOCAL PERFORMANCE, Zac Huffman



Announcing Auditions for Wonderful Town!

Auditions: July 31st & August 1st, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Callbacks: Wednesday, August 3rd, TBD

Clifton United Methodist Church – 3416 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220

STORY – With a score by Leonard Bernestein, Wonderful Town tells the story of two sisters, Ruth and Eileen, who move from a rural town in Ohio to experience the bright lights, the big city, and the crazy characters of Greenwich Village, New York City. Ruth is an aspiring writer and Eileen is a dancer who wants to pursue a life on stage. One sister can’t find a man no matter what she does, the other can’t keep them away. Together, these two sisters take on the world.
10-11 Women, 12-13 Men

 

Audtionees should prepare a portion of a Broadway or jazz song (standards preferred) – no longer than 1 minute-  showing acting, comedic chops, and/or vocal range.
Should also be prepared to tell a short joke (this show is a comedy after all).
Be prepared to move in a short dance combo and read from the script

Wonderful Town will run November 4 – 12, 2022

SIGN UP FOR YOUR AUDITION SLOT

Principals

EILEEN – Ruth’s sister, a recent arrival from Ohio (LYRIC SOPRANO)
RUTH – Eileen’s sister, a recent arrival from Ohio (ALTO)
ROBERT (BOB) BAKER – editor at the Manhatter (BARITONE)
WRECK – former college football player (BARITONE)
CHICK CLARK – newspaperman (BARITONE) (doubles in Ensemble)
FRANK LIPPENCOTT – manager of the local drug store (BARITONE) (doubles in Ensemble)
OFFICER LONIGAN (JOHN) – neighborhood cop (TENOR)

Supporting

TOUR GUIDE – shows tourists around Greenwich Village; can be male or female (doubles in Ensemble)
APPOPOLOUS – modern painter; Ruth’s and Eileen’s landlord (non-singing role)
HELEN – Wreck’s girlfriend
MRS. WADE – Helen’s mother (non-singing role)
FIRST ASSOCIATE EDITOR – fellow employee at the Manhatter (doubles in Ensemble)
SECOND ASSOCIATE EDITOR – fellow employee at the Manhatter (doubles in Ensemble)
VIOLET – “working gal” of the village (doubles in Ensemble)
SPEEDY VALENTI – proprietor of the Village Vortex, lost in his own world of jazz (non-singing)

Ensemble (9 numbers and bit parts)

Tourist, Greenwich villagers, New York crowd, Brazilian cadets, cops, “Hepcats”

 

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LOCATIONS

JARSON KAPLAN THEATRE

All Mainstage Series performances take place in the JARSON KAPLAN THEATRE.

 

As a resident theatre company, CMT has performed in the JARSON KAPLAN THEATRE since the opening of the Aronoff Center for the Arts in 1995.

650 Walnut St. Cincinnati, OH 45202

FIFTH THIRD BANK THEATRE

All Studio Series performances take place in the FIFTH THIRD BANK THEATRE.

In 2019, CMT expanded their season to include a series of small cast, cabaret-style, or small-scale musical performances, both original and established. The Studio Series has been performed in the FIFTH THIRD BANK THEATRE since its creation.

Corner of 7th St. and Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

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