ONCE, CINDERELLA, THE LION KING & More Set for Broadway in Cincinnati's 2014-15 Season
Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth announces its incredible 2014-2015 season which includes the long-awaited return of the Tony-winning Best Musical Disney's THE LION KING, Tony-winning Best Musical ONCE, and a family favorite revival of Tony Award winning RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA among others.
2014-2015 Season Show Descriptions:
DIRTY DANCING September 23 - October 5, 2014
DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing.
Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit features the hit songs "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?" and the heart-stopping "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life." London's Sunday Express says "This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!"
It's the summer of 1963, and 17 year- old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing.
On vacation in New York's Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, Baby shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters when an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can't wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor.
Baby's life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny's leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences.
ONCE November 11 - 23, 2014
Winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.
ELF The Musical December 2 - 7, 2014
ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).
RODGER'S + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA January 6 - 18, 2014
RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of THE SOUND OF MUSIC and SOUTH PACIFIC that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love-the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more-plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago," in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who's ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.
ANYTHING GOES February 17 - 22, 2014
All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter's first-class musical comedy is sailing to Cincinnati. Based on Roundabout Theatre Company's production, The New York Times calls it "Musical-comedy joy" and USA Today hails it as "Glorious and exuberant!"
When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love...proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre's most memorable standards, including "I Get A Kick Out Of You," "You're the Top," and of course, "Anything Goes."
Disney's THE LION KING March 31 - April 26, 2015
Experience the phenomenon of Disney's THE LION KING when Cincinnati's best-loved musical makes a triumphant return to the Aronoff Center following its record-breaking 2007 engagement! Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor, whose visual images for this show you'll remember forever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life." Let your imagination run wild when the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation returns to the Aronoff stage.
I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE June 2 - 14, 2015
I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America's favorite foursome - Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel - is live on stage and in color for the very first time!
It's 1952 and you are a member of the studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I LOVE LUCY episodes. Imagine stepping back in time onto the Desilu Playhouse soundstage where a charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process, the 1950s hi-fidelity technology and this brand-new thing called "television." The episodes begin and you witness, firsthand, the side-splitting antics of that crazy redhead in the Ricardo's New York apartment and thrill to the Cuban sounds of "The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra" at the famed Tropicana Nightclub. In-between scenes? The Crystaltone Singers perform live advertising jingles of the show's newest sponsors in perfect 50s style harmony. Can you say "Brylcreem?!"
Season tickets for the 2014-2015 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati Season presented by TriHealth will go on sale Monday, February 3 starting at 9:00am. There will be three convenient ways to purchase season tickets:
1. Select your seats in person at the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth Box Office in the Aronoff Center, downtown at 650 Walnut Street, Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
2. Order online 7 days a week/24 hours a day at BroadwayinCincinnati.com
3. Call the Broadway Across America toll-free Cincinnati Season Ticket Hotline at 800.294.1816. The Hotline hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm - 5:00pm, and closed Sunday.
Prices for the six-show season subscription range between $165.00 and $591.00 depending on seat location.
MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN Order before March 17 and make three easy monthly payments. This offer is only available using a credit card.
EXCLUSIVE SEASON TICKET HOLDER BENEFITS
• Exclusive no-fee ticket exchange privileges.
• Priority purchase opportunities for additional tickets to series shows and any season specials.
• Lost ticket insurance and replacement service.
• Purchasing privileges in any of our other Broadway Across America cities.
• Same premium seat location for all two-week season shows.
• Priority renewal for future seasons.
• Discounts to community businesses.
SEASON PATRON CLUB
In addition to all of the regular season ticket holder benefits, special Patron Club season tickets (available with an annual membership fee of $110) guarantee seating in the front orchestra or first three rows of the loge and include extended benefits such as complimentary parking for season shows, name recognition in the PLAYBILL program and starting this year, a Broadway Concierge Line to assist patrons with purchasing tickets for shows on Broadway.
For theatre lovers on a budget, the "Cloud Club" offers our six-show package with COMPLETE subscription benefits starting at $165 for all performances.
THE JANET TAYLOR EDUCATION PROGRAM
Season ticket holders are encouraged to consider an optional $5.00 contribution to support the Janet Taylor Broadway in Cincinnati Education Program. The Education Program was founded in 1988. Its mission is to introduce students and teachers to the outstanding education value of quality touring Broadway shows. Students throughout the region - from public, private and parochial schools - have the opportunity to participate in this ticket subsidy program and interact with professional performers and technicians from the touring productions.
Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth shows typically run for two weeks at the Aronoff Center. Performance options are Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30pm, Friday evenings at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00 & 8:00pm and Sundays at 1:00 & 6:30pm. (All times are subject to change.) An audio-described performance for the visually impaired and an American Sign Language interpreted performance for the deaf are available. Anyone requiring either of these services or accommodations for the physically challenged should request so when purchasing season tickets.
Group sales information is now available for all shows. Reservations may be made by calling Group Sales Manager Peggy Holthaus, at 513.369.4363 or email at Peggy.Holthaus@BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com. For more information visit BroadwayinCincinnati.com.
Tickets for individual shows are not available at this time.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus