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Children's Theatre - E. Fifth & Sycamore Sts., Taft Theater - (513) 569-8080 - Imagination, magic and fun come together for the entire family at the Taft Theater. The Children's Theatre has been bringing the favorite stories and adventures of children and families to life for 76 years. Performances are scheduled in November, March and April. Single tickets, group rates and season subscriptions are now available.
Cincinnati Arts Association - 650 Walnut St. - (513) 721-3344 - Through its Presenting Series, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) showcases the finest performing arts events from around the world at CAA-managed venues: Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall. These extraordinary venues are also the home of the following Greater Cincinnati area arts groups: American Music Scholarship Association, ballet tech ohio, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati May Festival, Cincinnati Men's Chorus, Cincinnati Music Theatre, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative, Cincinnati Pops, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Clear Stage Cincinnati, Contemporary Dance Theatre, CSO Chamber Players, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati, and Ovation Theatre Company. In addition, CAA features the finest local and regional artists in the Weston Art Gallery, located in the Aronoff Center. CAA venues may be rented for weddings, meetings, fundraisers, and other special events.
Cincinnati Ballet - 1555 Central Pkwy. - (513) 621-5219 - The Cincinnati Ballet performs at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, with the exception of December's annual production of "The Nutcracker" at Music Hall. Cincinnati's ballet company is world-renowned, and has been under the artistic direction of Victoria Morgan since 1997. The season runs from October through May.
Cincinnati Black Theatre Company - 1515 Linn St. - (513) 241-6060 - The CBTC is a non-profit organization that includes professional leaders, educators, and visual artists from various racial and cultural backgrounds.
Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra - 105 West Fourth Street - (513) 723-1182. Under the direction of Music Director Mischa Santora, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra provides an experience in classical music that is both exciting and intimate.? The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra is known for unique programming and for creative collaborations with other local arts organizations, such as Vocal Arts Ensemble and Madcap Puppets.? The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra performs from October through June, in historic Memorial Hall and at Corbett Auditorium at the College Conservatory of Music.
Cincinnati May Festival - 1241 Elm St. - (513) 381-3300 - The oldest and one of the most prestigious choral festivals in the Western hemisphere. Each May, the 150-member chorus is joined by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, world renowned conductors and great soloists to present the world's greatest choral masterpieces.
Cincinnati Music Theatre - PO Box 141137 - (513) 977-4157 - CMT is the only non-professional performing arts group to become charter members of the Aronoff Center for the Arts, with two productions per season in the Jarson-Kaplan Theater since 1995. CMT is a non-profit civic enterprise which also provides on-going educational opportunities in musical theater for adults and children of all ages.
Cincinnati Opera - 1243 Elm St., Music Hall - (513) 241-2742 - Founded in 1920 and the second oldest opera company in America, Cincinnati Opera presents an adventurous and balanced range of repertoire, internationally renowned singers, world-class conductors, stunning sets and costumes, and the spectacular Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Under the leadership of General Director/CEO Patricia K. Beggs, the company is hailed as Cincinnati's "prime summer arts festival" attracting a passionate regional audience as well as opera tourists from across the nation.
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park - 962 Mt. Adams Circle - (513) 421-3888 - 2004 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient. Nationally known for its artistic excellence, the Playhouse produces a wide variety of comedies, dramas and musicals - established hits as well as world premieres - in its two intimate theatres. The 10-month season runs September to June with 11 productions, including the beloved, family tradition A Christmas Carol every December. The Playhouse also presents the Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series, a schedule of Saturday morning theatre performances for children and Alteractive, a Monday night performance series.
Cincinnati Playwright's Initiative - 650 Walnut St. - (513) 241-SHOW - Cincinnati Playwright's Initiative is a non-profit group of playwrights, actors, directors and producers who live and work in the Cincinnati metropolitan area and who are dedicated to supporting the development and staging of new plays by Cincinnati area writers.
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra - 1241 Elm St., Music Hall - (513) 381-3300 - The Cincinnati Pops and Conductor Erich Kunzel are celebrating their 27th anniversary this season. Composed of the same musicians as the CSO, the Cincinnati Pops is one of the world's most active classical pops ensembles, performing 22 subscription concerts September through June at Music Hall and nine subscription concerts from June through July at Riverbend Music Center. In addition, the Cincinnati Pops performs free Concerts in the Park each summer. The Cincinnati Pops has gained worldwide exposure through its tour performances, recordings on the Telarc label, and PBS television specials.
Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival - 717 Race St. - (513) 381-BARD (2273 - Discover Cincinnati's only professional resident ensemble theatre dedicated to bringing the classics to modern audiences. With a wildly fresh, relevant and exciting style Shakespeare and the classics are enjoyed by all!
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - 1241 Elm St., Music Hall - (513) 381-3300 - Under the direction of Music Director Paavo Jarvi, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is a dynamic ensemble of some of the world's finest musicians and the nation's fifth oldest symphony orchestra. The internationally acclaimed orchestra has engaged audiences all over the world through its performances and recordings. The CSO performs from September through May at historic Music Hall, at Corbett Auditorium on the campus of the University of Cincinnati in June, and at Riverbend Music Center, its summer home, from June through July. In addition, CSO performs free community and regional concerts each summer, and educational programs throughout the year.
Contemporary Dance Theater - 1805 Larch Ave. - (513) 591-2557 - CDT has received national and regional recognition for its innovative work, and is an original member of the National Performance Network. Audiences at the Aronoff Center will enjoy the CDT's presentations of dance, alternative theater, mime, puppetry, experimental theater, performance art and music.
Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati - 1127 Vine St. - (513) 421-3555 - The ETC is an exciting home to regional, world and off-Broadway premiere productions. Ensemble Theatre is a professional Equity Theatre dedicated to the production and development of new works and works new to the region. The ETC has been home to premiere productions by such esteemed playwrights as Edward Albee, Lee Blessing, Jeffrey Hatcher, Warren Leight and Lanford Wilson.
Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati - 120 E. Fourth St. - (513) 241-2345 - Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati brings the glamour from Broadway to Cincinnati's Walnut Street, as it performs each season in the Aronoff Center for the Arts.
Footlighters, Inc. - 802 York St., Stained Glass Theatre - (859) 291-7464 - Celebrating 40 years of an interesting history as a non-profit community theater group. Producing three productions per season, check out "Gypsy" in October, "SmokeyJoe's Cafe" in February, and "On Golden Pond" in May.
Know Theatre Tribe, The - 1425 Sycamore St., Gabriel's Corner - (513) 300-KNOW - Presenting entertaining and intelligent plays where the diverse population of Cincinnati - black & white, young & old, poor & rich, gay & straight - come together to experience multi-cultural theatre.
Madcap Productions Puppet Theatre - 3316 Glenmore Ave. - (513) 921-5965 - Madcap Productions Puppet Theatre is a non-profit, touring children's theatre company, which combines giant puppets with actors to create a unique style of puppet theatre.
Monmouth Theater - 636 Monmouth St. - (859) 655-9140 - Northern Kentucky's newest theater venue, exciting, live performances throughout the year.
School for Creative & Performing Arts, The - 1310 Sycamore St. - (513) 363-8000 - Without a doubt, the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) is the most comprehensive arts education school in the United States. This one-of-a-kind program for students in grades 4-12 blends academics with the arts, helping students to realize their potential both artistically and academically. The award-winning school serves as a model for arts programs in more than 100 cities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
Shadowbox Cabaret - 1 Levee Way, Suite 4101 - (859) 581-7625 - Shadowbox Cabaret's ensemble delivers a high-energy mix of outrageous original comedy sketches, theatrical shorts, and live rock n' roll music every Wednesday through Saturday. Providing a unique entertainment alternative that has been called "theatre for the attention deficient", Shadowbox Cabaret is no traditional theatre experience.
Slater's Music Academy - 143 N. Ft. Thomas Ave. - (859) 781-6201 - Quality private lessons in piano violin, viola, cello, voice, guitar and band instruments. Kindermusik classes for ages birth to seven. Homeschool music program, guitar and voice lessons.
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music - 3840 Corbett Center - (513) 556-4183 - CCM is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio. The CCM annual calendar boasts more than 950 performances and presentations, ranging from solo recitals to opera and musical theater performances. Season performances run from October through August. DIRECTIONS TO CCM: From I-71, take William Howard Taft exit. continue on Taft one mile to Jefferson Avenue. Turn right on Jefferson, then make an immediate left at the light onto Corry Boulevard. The CCM Village and parking garage are at the base of Corry Boulevard. From I-75 N or S, take Hopple Street exit. At light turn left. Cross Central Parkway, go up hill (Martin Luther King Drive) past the UC campus to Jefferson Avenue. Turn right on Jefferson, then turn right on Corry Boulevard. The CCM Village and parking garage are at the base of Corry Boulevard.
Village Players of Fort Thomas - 8 N. Ft. Thomas Ave. - (859) 781-3583 - Going strong since their fist season in 1967, an assortment of fabulous plays, season tickets available.
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