FOOTLOOSE, HELLO, DOLLY! & More Set for Cincinnati Landmark Productions' Summer 2014 Season
Cincinnati Landmark Productions announced today the brand-new "Summer Classics Season," a four-show package at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts in 2014.
For the last 11 years, Cincinnati Landmark Productions has been the owner/operator of the Covedale Center, the highly successful and newly renovated performing arts center in West Price Hill.
"We've been serving up great summer shows for over 30 years," Perrino said. "It's absolutely our specialty. So we planned a blockbuster season to kick off this new series."
The season includes Hello Dolly, The Sunshine Boys, Footloose and The Will Rogers Follies.
Existing subscribers are being offered a special loyalty discount to follow Cincinnati Landmark Productions for this inaugural season. Subscriptions are available now.
Cincinnati Landmark Productions announced last year its plans to raise funds and build a new performing arts center in the Incline District in East Price Hill. With an outpouring of broad community support since the announcement, final funds needed for the Incline Theater could be raised in the coming months. Perrino said it is Cincinnati Landmark Productions' hope to move the Summer Classics Season to the new Incline Theater in as early as 2015.
Subscriptions prices for the Summer Classics Season are:
- Existing Showboat/Covedale Center Subscribers: $68
- New Subscribers: $74
Single tickets start at only $21 and will be available beginning April 14.
2014 Summer Classics Season at the Covedale Center
May 22 - June 1, 2014
Book by Michael Stewart/Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman/Based on the Play "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder
HELLO, DOLLY! is an ebullient and irresistible story of the joy of living, glittering with happy songs, shining with loving scenes, alive with the personality of one of the most fabulous characters on the musical stage...Dolly Gallagher Levi! Classic musical numbers include Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Ribbons Down My Back, Before the Parade Passes By, Elegance, It Only Takes A Moment andSo Long, Dearie.
The Sunshine Boys
June 19 - June 29, 2014
By Neil Simon
The story focuses on characters Al Lewis and Willy Clark, a one-time vaudevillian team known as "Lewis and Clark" who, over the course of forty-odd years, not only grew to hate each other but never spoke to each other off-stage throughout the final year of their act. The stubborn Clark, who was not ready for retirement, resented the wiser Lewis for breaking up the act when he opted to leave show business. It is now 1972 and CBS is inviting the team to reunite for a special on the history of comedy, with the pair representing the vaudeville era at its best. Clark is convinced by his nephew Ben to revive one of the old routines one last time. Much of the humor is derived from efforts to get the two cantankerous actors into the same room for a rehearsal, their differences of opinion once they reunite, and their shenanigans on the actual broadcast.
July 24 - August 3, 2014
Book by Dean Pitchford and David Saint. Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford. Music and lyrics by Eric Carmen, Michael Gore, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, Tom Snow, Jim Steinman, Bill Wolfer and Dean Pitchford
When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the adjustment to his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the local laws - including a ban on dancing. When the rebellious daughter of the local Reverend sets her heart on Ren, her boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation and many of the locals are eager to believe the worst about the new kid. But with a few good friends and some great dance music, Ren turns the town upside down - winning the girl and the hearts and minds of the citizenry. With its Oscar-nominated hit score (the film soundtrack album has sold over 15 million copies world-wide) the celebrated film musical now bursts explosively onto the stage featuring all the great songs like, Let's Hear It For the Boy, Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise and the title tune - Footloose!
Note: This show is produced by the national award-winning Cincinnati Young People's Theatre.
The Will Rogers Follies
August 21 - August 31, 2014
Book by Peter Stone; Music Composed and Arranged by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Original New York Production Directed and Choreographed by Tommy Tune;
Inspired by the words of Will and Betty Rogers
Will Rogers was a unique American who, though he died almost sixty years ago, remains a beloved figure remembered for his humor, his wisdom, and his just plain common sense. At the heart of his populist philosophy was his most famous statement: "I never met a man I didn't like." Rogers became the biggest, most popular, and highest paid star of every existing medium of his time--stage, screen, radio, newspapers, and public appearances. In fact, it is no exaggeration to say that he was the greatest star this country has ever produced.