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The Carnegie 2014-2015 Theatre Series

The Carnegie is pleased to announce its 2014-15 Theatre Series, slashing its way into the historic Otto M. Budig Theatre in August with the musical thriller SWEENEY TODD, co-produced with Northern Kentucky University’s Commonwealth Theatre Company. In November, The Carnegie welcomes Greater Cincinnati’s finest actress, Dale Hodges, in the poignant and heartwarming play DRIVING MISS DAISY. A light staging of the cherished masterpiece WEST SIDE STORY warms the January winter with its soaring, romantic score, and actor Steve Martin’s uproarious sex farce THE UNDERPANTS closes the season in April with daffy irreverence.

 

The 2014-15 Theatre Series has two subscription packages available:

Full Subscription: Patrons attend all four 2014-15 Theatre Series offerings, selecting one performance of their choice for each. Full Subscriptions are $92 ($16 savings vs. single ticket prices); $88 for Carnegie Members.

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Pick Three Subscription: Patrons attend three 2014-15 Theatre Series offerings of their choice, selecting one performance of their choice for each. Pick Three Subscriptions range from $69 to $74, depending on the show selection ($3 savings per show vs. single ticket prices)

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Click the yellow buttons above to purchase a subscription package (available June 17) or call The Carnegie Box Office at 859-957-1940. Patrons renewing their subscriptions or seeking a member discount subscription should call to make arrangements. Box Office hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 pm Single tickets will be on sale beginning Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at noon.

 


The Carnegie and Commonwealth Theatre Company present

SWEENEY TODD
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
A Musical Thriller

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by HUGH WHEELER
From an Adaptation by CHRISTOPHER BOND

Originally Directed on Broadway by HAROLD PRINCE
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Originally Produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in Association with Dean and Judy Masnon.

 
Directed by Ken Jones

Weekends August 8 – 23, 2014

Friday & Saturday Evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm
Special 2pm performance on Saturday, August 23

On an errand of vengeance, a wrongfully imprisoned barber returns to 19th century London seeking blood from the men who destroyed his family. Aided by the bizarre bakeress, Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd begins barbering anew, Londoners begin to disappear, and Mrs. Lovett’s meat pies are suddenly tastier than ever. But will Sweeney take his delicious revenge before his plot is discovered?

Winner of eight Tony Awards (including “Best Musical”) and adapted into a film starring Johnny Depp, SWEENEY TODD is a deranged theatrical treat and the very bloody best of Stephen Sondheim.

SWEENEY TODD is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com.

 
Tickets $21 – $28
 


The Carnegie presents

DRIVING MISS DAISY

By Alfred Uhry

Weekends November 1 – 16, 2014

Friday & Saturday Evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm

Revisit one of America’s most treasured stories of compassion and acceptance, starring Greater Cincinnati’s most treasured actress, Dale Hodges.

Ornery, strong-willed widow Daisy Wertham has just demolished another car, leaving her son no recourse but to hire her a driver. His chosen chauffeur? Hoke, a thoughtful, unemployed black man who couldn’t seem to have less in common with his wealthy, Jewish client. The odd couple endure humorous and heartwarming struggles in their forced relationship, giving way over twenty-five years to a closeness and understanding that transcends the Civil Rights era in the Deep South.

DRIVING MISS DAISY is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Running time is 100 minutes.

 
Tickets $18 – $25
 


The Carnegie presents

WEST SIDE STORY

Based on a Conception of JEROME ROBBINS

Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS
Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS

Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Roger L. Stevens

 
Directed by Brian Robertson

Playing January 9 – 18, 2015

Friday & Saturday Evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm
Special performances on Thursday, January 15 at 7:30pm and Saturday, January 17 at 2:00pm

The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in a landmark Broadway musical that is one of modern theatre’s finest accomplishments. Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET is transported to mid-century New York City, as young lovers Tony and Maria find themselves caught between warring street gangs.

With timeless songs including “Somewhere,” “Maria” and “Something’s Coming,” the masterful Bernstein & Sondheim score soars in a light staging in the spirit of the January 2014 hit THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

What does “light staging” mean? Audiences will see a small orchestra on stage, costumes, evocative lighting and modest scenic design. They will not see scripts in-hand or a multitude of props, scenic or costume changes.

WEST SIDE STORY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com.

 
Tickets $21 – $30
 


The Carnegie presents

THE UNDERPANTS

By Steve Martin
Adapted from Carl Sternheim

Weekends April 10 – 26, 2015

Friday & Saturday Evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm

Alluringly pretty housewife Louisa ignites debauchery in Dusseldorf when her underpants accidentally fall down during the king’s parade, shaming her stuffy husband and driving feverish interest in the room the couple are trying to rent. As Louisa tangles with hilariously lecherous tenants, her flirtations with fantasies and adventure reveal more to a woman’s life than serving her husband.

A riotous sex farce a la BOEING BOEING and IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY, THE UNDERPANTS is the brainchild of celebrated comedian, actor and humorist Steve Martin.

THE UNDERPANTS is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

 
Tickets $18 – $25
 


2014-2015 Theatre Series Single ticket pricing is as follows:

SWEENEY TODD

  • $28 Adults
  • $25 Carnegie and Enjoy The Arts Members
  • $23 Groups of 8 or More
  • $21 Students

DRIVING MISS DAISY

  • $25 Adults
  • $23 Carnegie Members, Enjoy The Arts Members
  • $20 Groups of 8 or More
  • $18 Students

WEST SIDE STORY

  • $30 Adults
  • $27 Carnegie and Enjoy The Arts Members
  • $25 Groups of 8 or More
  • $21 Students

THE UNDERPANTS

  • $25 Adults
  • $23 Carnegie Members, Enjoy The Arts Members
  • $20 Groups of 8 or More
  • $18 Students

Beginning Tuesday, June 17, tickets may be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office at 859.957.1940, open Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5:00pm, or online.