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DOWNTOWN’S COMMUNITY THEATRE

CINCINNATI MUSIC THEATRE

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WELCOME!

2019-2020 Season Highlights

Cincinnati Music Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of their upcoming production of RAGTIME:
 
COALHOUSE WALKER, JR.: Roger Dumas, Jr.
SARAH: Sharisse Vernelle Santos
FATHER: Brian Anderson
GRANDFATHER: Brian Richardson
MOTHER: Kate Mock Elliot
YOUNGER BROTHER: Brett Gregory Parr
LITTLE BOY: Paul Hahn
LITTLE GIRL: Annie Jennings
TATEH: Alexander Slade
WILLIE CONKLIN: Burt McCollom
EMMA GOLDMAN: Aubrey E. Wilson
EVELYN NESBIT: Amanda Marasch
HENRY FORD: John Sloan
HARRY HOUDINI: Kyle Fisher
J.P. MORGAN: John Michael Durnil
SARAH’S FRIEND: Julia M. Lawrence

MORE RAGTIME CAST:

ENSEMBLE:
Amy Grace Curtis
Austin Hoard
Caitlin Fry
Charles McClinon
Garret Klaas
Jonah Human
Katey Blood
Katie Reindl
Madelaine Wilkerson
Nathan Henegar
Sally Modzelewski
Sarah Andrews
Sharon Ann Shelton
Tosha Gibson
 
 
RAGTIME opens April 29, 2022 and runs through May 7, 2022, at Aronoff Center Jarson-Kaplan Theater at the Aronoff Center of the Arts.
 
 
Tickets can also be purchased by visiting CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], or at the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.
 
RAGTIME is produced by Jacqlyn Schott and Eric Bardes and directed by Chad Brinkman with choreography by David Choate and music direction by Joshua Goines.
 
Book by Terrence McNally
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on E.L. Doctorow’s distinguished novel, Ragtime
 
RAGTIME is presented by special arrangement with
Music Theatre International.
 

 

 

 

CMT ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR FALSETTOS

AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, January 2nd: 3 PM to 7 PM
Monday, January 3rd: 7 PM to 10 PM
 
(Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, January 5th at 7 PM.)
 
LOCATION: Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220
 
SHOW DATES: The Show will run in the Fifth Third Bank Theatre at the Aronoff Center for the Arts from June 10th – June 18th, 2022.
 
IN-PERSON AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT:
Please reserve your audition time HERE or click the button below! Please print and fill out the audition form prior to your audition. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen in the next available slot.
 
VIDEO SUBMISSIONS:
We will also accept video submissions. If you choose to submit a video audition, you must include all elements of the audition, the songs, the story/joke, and the dance combination. The deadline for video submissions will be 5:00 PM on Monday, January 3rd. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. Please include the audition form and virtual copy of your resume, and a copy of your headshot with the video submission. To submit a video audition, please send all materials to cmt.falsettos.auditions@gmail.com.

MORE FALSETTOS AUDTION INFO

PLEASE PREPARE & PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR AUDITION:
  • Please prepare TWO 16-32 bar cuts of contrasting Broadway-style songs that showcase your vocal range and storytelling ability. Your sheet music should be in the proper key with cuts marked. An accompanist will be provided (no CD’s, tapes or a cappella numbers).
  • Please be prepared to tell a short story or joke centered around your relationship with your family, chosen or blood.
  • Please bring shoes and clothing appropriate for a dance audition.
  • Please provide a copy of your resume.
  • Please provide a copy of your headshot if you have one.
  • Please bring proof of your COVID-19 Vaccination. We do require that the cast, crew, and production team be fully vaccinated. Masks will be required during rehearsals when not actively engaged on stage.
 
PLEASE NOTE:
We are committed to making this process as accessible as possible.
 
The dance combination, that will also be taught during the audition, will be available via video, upon request, a week before the audition.
 
The callback sides and music will also be available virtually the week before the audition. Those who reserve an audition time slot will receive an email with the access information. For those who are not on the SignUp Genius, please request materials via email: cmt.falsettos.auditions@gmail.com
 
 
Additionally, we will have printed copies of the callback materials available at the audition.
 
 
 
ABOUT THE SHOW:
A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, two acclaimed Off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man name Marvin, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that in this game we call life, love can tell a million stories.
 
MARVIN (Lead): 30s – Jewish. A devoted husband and father, smart, funny and charming. Struggles to reconcile his desire for a happy traditional family with his love for WHIZZER.  Tenor, Baritone – Range C3 to Bb4 (Belt)
 
WHIZZER (Lead): 20s-30s – Extremely handsome, athletic, and confident. HIV positive. Has a tempestuous relationship with MARVIN. This character can be any ethnicity. Tenor – Range E3 to C5 (Belt)
 
MENDEL (Lead): 30s-40s – Jewish. Marvin’s psychiatrist –who marries Trina and enters into the tumultuous world of her life with her son, her ex and her ex’s lover while struggling with his own feelings. Tenor, Baritone – Range C3 to B4 (Belt/Legit)
 
JASON (Supporting): 10-13 to play 13 – Jewish. Marvin’s and Trina’s son – bookish and awkward – Jason’s impending Bar Mitzvah, his parents’ divorce and the entrance of WHIZZER into his life leave him confused, angry and trying to sort it all out. Tenor – Range G3 to D5 (Belt)
 
TRINA (Supporting): 30s – Jewish. Wife to Marvin, Mother to Jason. Charmingly neurotic in her effort to understand the conflicting feelings she has in the aftermath of her divorce. She consults Mendel, her husband’s psychiatrist and eventually marries him. Mezzo Soprano (Belt/Legit)
 
CHARLOTTE (Supporting): 30s – One of the “lesbians from next door” – Charlotte is a dedicated doctor alarmed by the mysterious illness that is killing her gay male patients. Tough, but extremely nurturing and very much in love with her partner, Cordelia. Alto/Mezzo – Range F3 to F5 (Belt/Legit)
 
CORDELIA (Supporting): 30s – The other “lesbian from next door” – Cordelia is Dr. Charlotte’s partner – she runs her own kosher catering business, is very keen on making a nice home– but also wants to be useful and valued for her contribution to the world. Mezzo Soprano – Range A3 to E5 (High Belt/Legit)
 

 

 
 

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MAIN STAGE PRODUCTIONS

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Nov 12-19, 2021

Based on the Oscar-winning film of the same name and powered by a disco beat, Priscilla… the musical is the hilarious adventure of three friends – two drag queens and a transsexual woman – who hop aboard a battered old bus named Priscilla bound for Alice Springs in the middle of Australia to put on the show of a lifetime. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance floor favorites, their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.

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April 29- May 7, 2022

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair and what it means to live in America.

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STUDIO SERIES

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SEPT 3-11, 2021

With its irresistible blend of hip-swiveling hits, eye-popping fashions and outrageous dance moves, Shout! The Mod Musical takes audiences back to the music, style and freedom of the 1960s. Shout! features terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as “To Sir with Love,” “Downtown,” “Son of a Preacher Man” and “Goldfinger.”

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FEB 4-12, 2022

An original musical revue about the importance and power of storytelling, Between the Lines, Outside the Margins lifts up BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ voices through showcasing the power of storytelling and the importance of ending the silencing of marginalized voices.

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June 10-18, 2022

A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, two acclaimed Off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man name Marvin, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that in this game we call life, love can tell a million stories.

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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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