Has it been a while since you experience the Carnegie Visual and Performance Arts Center? This may be the time to enjoy this cutting edge community theatre again. They have announced there 2011-2012 season which will include 4 stimulating shows.
The season opens with a co-production of the Commonwealth theatre and Carnegie a show called “Pippin” This is an amazing story of the young Prince Pippin and his exciting adventures. This story leads him through war, politics, and woman, as he embarks to make a mark it this world.
This performance is under direction of award winning Ken Jones and music direction by Jamey Strawn. Pippin will feature the music styles of hip hop and Fosse choreography of Steven Schwartz. The performers are from theatrical talent of NKU, CCM and Wright state. The show runs August 19 to September 3. The Friday and Saturday shows will be preformed at 7:30pm and the Sunday shows at 3:00pm. The cost to attend is $26 for adults and $23 for Enjoy the arts and Carnegie members.
The second show in the series will prove to also be highly entertaining the show is called “In the next room” otherwise know as the “The Vibrator Play” The show by playwright Sarah Ruhl was a 2010 Pulitzer finalist and is well worth seeing. The story is of Dr. Givens he is treating his female patients who have hysteria with a new electronic device called the vibrator the patients keep coming back for more. His wife is conflicted and she wants to have more of connection with her husband however his practice keeps getting in the way. The doctor however he is fantasized with success of treatment of his patients. Meanwhile, Mrs. Givings is relegated to listening to the happening in his office in the next room listening at the next door. Comedy sensuality, and drama abound in this story and is definitely worth the trip to see this show.
“The King and I” the Oscar Hammerstein’s Broadway Hit will be featured at the Carnegie under the direction of Joe Deer. This is the story of British schoolteacher Anne in her quest to teach the King of Slam’s wife’s and children. There is a clash of Eastern and Western cultures which proves to be interesting at the least. Featured music will include “getting to know you” and “whistle a happy tune”. The show will run January 20 to 29th 2012.
The Final show of the season will included a spirited and feel good story called “Pump Boys and Dinettes”. Picture this 5 rowdy filing station boys and sassy dinner waitresses in a south western town and lots of comedy and music, dance bursting at the seams in this story. Featured songs including “Farmer Tan” and “The Night Dolly Parton Was Almost Mine.” The performances run April 13-29 2012.
More information on these show of other performances at the Carnegie Center can be attended on there website at: http://www.thecarnegie.com