Theatre Series



The Carnegie’s 2016-17 Theatre Series Season promises high-energy performances, great musical numbers, plenty of humor and even a few satirical snipes.

The Carnegie will kick off the 2016-17 season in the Otto M. Budig Theatre this August with the musical ROCK OF AGES, a show that will have patrons rocking out to their favorite 80s songs. Then in November, The Carnegie takes on LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, a play that examines the interconnectedness of women’s lives and wardrobes with wit, humor, and poignancy. Strike up the band in January for a stupendous production of THE MUSIC MAN, a family favorite sure to get toes tapping to its iconic score. And finally The Carnegie ends its season in March with the hilarious and satirical off-Broadway hit, DISENCHANTED!, a comedic musical that shows what happens when fairytale princesses stop being polite and start getting real.

The 2016-17 Theatre Series has three subscription packages available:

Full Subscription: Patrons attend all four 2016-17 Theatre Series offerings, selecting one performance of their choice for each. Full Subscriptions are $95  ($16 savings vs. single ticket prices); $91 for Carnegie Members.

Pick Three Subscription: Patrons attend three 2016-17 Theatre Series offerings of their choice, selecting one performance of their choice for each. Pick Three Subscriptions range from $72 to $77 , depending on the show selection ($3 savings per show vs. single ticket prices)

Corporate Subscription: Companies receive four tickets to each show in the 2016-17 Theatre Series, a half-page advertisement in the 2016-17 playbill, and other benefits for 20% off retail value. Corporate subscriptions may be purchased by mail, or by calling The Carnegie Box Office Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 pm. Learn more here.

To purchase a subscription package call The Carnegie Box Office at 859-957-1940. Patrons renewing their subscriptions should call to make arrangements. Box Office hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 pm.



The Carnegie and NKU’s Commonwealth Theatre Company present

Book by Chris D’Arienzo
Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan Popp

Playing August 13 – 28, 2016

ROCK OF AGES is a classic boy-meets-girl tale, set at the end of the 80s to all the hair-band hits you loved. Drew is an aspiring rock star working at a bar when he meets Sherrie, a young woman who has just arrived in L.A. to seek fame and fortune as an actress. The two quickly find they have feelings for each other, but the trials and tribulations of the rock and roll lifestyle keep them apart. Drew must decide between his dreams of stardom and the woman he loves before she boards a midnight train going out of town.

Full of your favorite 80s hits, ROCK OF AGES features such songs as “Hit Me with your Best Shot,” “Sister Christian,” “We Built this City,” “The Final Countdown” and many, many more. This fun-filled evening of rock anthems will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along in your seat.

Eight Performances: Saturday, August 13, 7:30pm ● Sunday, August 14, 3pm Friday, August 19, 7:30pm ● Saturday, August 20, 7:30pm ● Sunday, August 21, 3pm Friday, August 26, 7:30pm ● Saturday, August 27, 7:30pm ● Sunday, August 28, 3pm

ROCK OF AGES is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.



The Carnegie presents

By Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman

Playing November 5 – 20, 2016

This incredibly humorous and touching play explores the lives of women through 28 interwoven characters who share their memories of love and loss as framed through the clothes they wore. From prom dresses to miniskirts, the female obsession with black, and the hunt for the perfect purse, LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE cheers and jeers the idiosyncrasies of the female experience.

An Off-Broadway smash, adapted for the stage by Nora Ephron, writer of Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, and You’ve Got Mail, this play has enjoyed sell-out runs at theatres and playhouses the world over; and has featured such funny women as Rosie O’Donnell, Tyne Daly, Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Lynch, and Kristin Wiig as members of its cast. Enjoy this masterpiece of wit and wisdom for women and those who love them.

Eight Performances: Saturday, November 5, 7:30pm ● Sunday, November 6, 3pm Friday, November 11, 7:30pm ● Saturday, November 12, 7:30pm ● Sunday, November 13, 3pm Friday, November 18, 7:30pm ● Saturday, November 19, 7:30pm ● Sunday, November 20, 3pm

LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. 




The Carnegie presents MEREDITH WILLSON’S

Book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson
Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

Playing January 19 – 29, 2017

Seventy-six trombones will be marching into The Carnegie for our annual, family-friendly January production. See Professor Harold Hill take on the stubborn citizens of River City, Iowa while unexpectedly falling in love with the town’s buttoned-up librarian, Marian Paroo. With plenty of Americana and rousing up-tempo tunes, it’ll be the like the fourth of July in the middle of January!

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, THE MUSIC MAN features such iconic songs as “Seventy- Six Trombones,” “The Wells Fargo Wagon,” “Pickalittle Talk a Little,” and “Til There Was You.” Come enjoy an American classic with the family at The Carnegie.

Ten Performances: Thursday, January 19, 7:30pm ● Friday, January 20, 7:30pm ● Saturday, January 21, 2pm & 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 22, 3pm
Thursday, January 26, 7:30pm ● Friday, January 27, 7:30pm ● Saturday, January 28, 2pm & 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 29, 3pm

THE MUSIC MAN 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


The Carnegie presents

Disenchanted 3
Book, music, and lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino

Playing March 25– April 9, 2017

Poisoned Apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ‘em? Join these fairytale princesses for an uproarious evening of irreverent humor and satirical snipes as they throw out their tiaras and start getting real. Snow White leads an all-star cast featuring Cinderella, Belle, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, and many more in this not-for-the-kiddies cabaret. Forget the princesses you think you know. These ladies will have you rolling in the aisle with their piercing take on happy ever after.

Called “Delightfully rowdy, hilarious, ebullient!” by Theatremania and “Fairytales with a sassy, modern twist!” by Time Out New York, DISENCHANTED! has attracted sell-out audiences everywhere it’s been performed. It’s sure to be a sidesplitting evening of theatre you won’t want to miss.

Eight Performances: Saturday, March 25, 7:30pm ● Sunday, March 26, 3pm
Friday, March 31, 7:30pm ● Saturday, April 1, 7:30pm ● Sunday, April 2, 3pm
Friday, April 7, 7:30pm ● Saturday, April 8, 7:30pm ● Sunday, April 9, 3pm