Theatre Series



The 2019-20 Carnegie Theatre Season will be filled with twists and turns sure to please audiences of all ages as it transports patrons from a punk rock show to the troubled mind of a brilliant mathematician, back to biblical times, and finally to the London nightclub scene in the 1960s.

The season opened in August with Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT, a rock opera featuring songs from Green Day’s 2004 album of the same name. In November, audience members will go back to school for PROOF, the Tony Award-winning play that explores the line between brilliance and madness. Joseph and his coat of many colors will come to the stage for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT in January for The Carnegie’s annual family-friendly musical. Closing out the season in March will be END OF THE RAINBOW, the savagely funny drama about Judy Garland’s trip down the comeback trail.

The 2019-20 Theatre Series has three subscription packages available:

Full Subscription:

Patrons attend all four 2019-20 Theatre Series offerings, selecting one performance of their choice for each. Full Subscriptions are $106, $102 for Carnegie Members

Pick Three Subscription:

Patrons attend three 2019-20 Theatre Series offerings of their choice, selecting one performance of their choice for each. Pick Three Subscriptions starting at $83, $76 for Carnegie Members.

Corporate Subscription:

Companies receive four tickets to each show in the 2019-20 Theatre Series, a half-page advertisement in the 2019-20 playbill, and other benefits for 20% off retail value. Corporate subscriptions may be purchased by calling The Carnegie Box Office.

Subscriptions may be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office at (859) 957-1940, open Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5pm, or online at

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Patrons renewing their subscriptions should call The Box Office to make arrangements.  



The Carnegie presents

By David Auburn

Playing November 2-17, 2019

Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a math professor at The University of Chicago. Following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s, who hopes to find valuable work in the notebooks he left behind. In the ensuing struggles, a mysterious notebook surfaces to draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness – or genius – will she inherit?

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, PROOF is a compelling drama with elements of mystery, romance, and old-fashioned storytelling. It was made into a major motion picture in 2005 starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Eight Performances: Saturday, November 2, 7:30pm ● Sunday, November 3, 3:00pm ● Friday, November 8, 7:30pm ● Saturday, November 9, 7:30pm ● Sunday, November 10, 3:00pm ● Friday, November 15, 7:30pm ● Saturday, November 16, 7:30pm ● Sunday, November 17, 3:00pm

PROOF is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

CONTENT ADVISORY: Production includes adult themes and language. Not recommended for children under 13.



The Carnegie presents


Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Playing January 11 – 26, 2020

Sha la la Joseph you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time! One of the most enduring shows of all time, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers, and the coat of many colors.

Featuring a beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber score, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT offers fast-paced, back-to-back musical numbers sure to delight the whole family. “Any Dream Will Do,” “One More Angel in Heaven,” and “Go, Go Joseph,” are just a few of the favorites you’ll enjoy in this inspiring, upbeat tale for the ages.

Ten Performances: Saturday, January 11, 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 12, 3:00pm ● Friday, January 17, 7:30pm ● Saturday, January 18, 2pm & 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 19, 3:00pm ● Friday, January 24, 7:30pm ● Saturday, January 25, 2pm & 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 26, 3:00pm

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, LP, 229 West 28th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a family-friendly production. Appropriate for all ages.


The Carnegie presents

END OF THE RAINBOWEnd of the Rainbow

By Peter Quilter

Playing March 21 – April 5, 2020

The year is 1968 and Judy Garland is set firmly on the comeback trail. The failed marriages, the suicide attempts, and the addictions are all behind her. At forty-six and with new flame Mickey Deans at her side, she seems determined to carry it off and recapture her magic. But lasting happiness always eludes some people, and there was never any answer to the question with which Judy ended every show: “If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh why, can’t I?”

END OF THE RAINBOW is a savagely funny drama featuring a glorious ensemble of Judy Garland hits such as “Get Happy,” “The Man that Got Away,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Eight Performances: Saturday, March 21, 7:30pm ● Sunday, March 22, 3:00pm ● Friday, March 27, 7:30pm ● Saturday, March 28, 7:30pm ● Sunday, March 29, 3:00pm ● Friday, April 3, 7:30pm ● Saturday, April 4, 7:30pm ● Sunday, April 5, 3:00pm

END OF THE RAINBOW is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

CONTENT ADVISORY: Production includes adult themes and language. Not recommended for children under 13.