Category: Performing Arts

Leading Ladies a hit for Playhouse

Committee members: (front) Digi Schueler, event co-chair Marty Humes and Karlee Hilliard; (back) event co-chair Amelia Crutcher, Patti Myers, Cathy Hogan, program co-chairs Ronna Willis and Linda Greenberg, and Charlin Briggs

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Leading Ladies program, which offers women an opportunity to “step into the spotlight” and enjoy behind-the-scenes access with special events, wrapped up its third season with a record membership of 154.

Volunteers needed for Summerfair

Rhonda Dossenback, vice president of awards for Summerfair Cincinnati; LeAnne Anklan, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra; and Jayne Utter, managing director of Summerfair

Summerfair 2016 has put out the call for volunteers to work during the show. The event relies on 400 volunteers, with shifts averaging two hours. Proceeds from Summerfair help fund grants to local nonprofits and arts groups to support art-related projects.

Jazz Hall of Fame to welcome 9

The Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame will induct nine musicians on April 30. The 2016 inductees, chosen by the Hall of Fame’s board and nominated by the public, are musicians vocalists, bands, clubs and educators who were either born in Cincinnati or have a connection with the city.

Want to be an Opera extra?

Cincinnati Opera is holding an information session and open casting call for nearly 100 non-singing, non-speaking roles in its Summer Festival performances of “Die Fledermaus,” “Tosca” and “Fidelio.”

Nadine Sierra: Matinee Musicale hits the jackpot

Nadine Sierra

At La Scala, in January, young soprano Nadine Sierra and legendary baritone Leo Nucci were called back for a mid-performance encore in front of the curtain, something that hadn’t happened there since 1988. On May 1, Cincinnati will hear her in performance as Matinee Musicale concert series closes its 103rd season. Come see what all the excitement is about.