News & Updates

May 6, 2024 / Monday

Capitol Fools

February 21 - 22, 2025 | Aronoff Center - Jarson-Kaplan Theater

b>Washington DC’s Premier Political Comedy Troupe b>to Perform at the Aronoff Center b>  b>Group Represents a Peaceful Transfer of Comedy from the Capitol Steps The Capitol Fools (previously known as the Capitol Steps) hold up a mirror to our crazy political culture, providing hilarious song parodies and foolish reflections that continue to inspire belly-laughter. Audiences will see former members of the Capitol Steps performing all the beloved bits; the mind-boggling, backward-talking-spoonerisms; break-neck costume changes; over-the-top impressions; and all-new song parodies reflecting the day’s news.

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Apr 25, 2024 / Thursday

Celebration of Life for Senator Stanley J. Aronoff

June 22, 2024 | Aronoff Center - Procter & Gamble Hall

A Celebration of Life for Senator Stanley J. Aronoff is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2024, at the Aronoff Center for the Arts located in downtown Cincinnati at 650 Walnut Street. The celebration will begin in the Otto M. Budig Lobby at 5:00 PM with drinks and lite bites and will move into the Procter & Gamble Hall at 5:45 PM for a program featuring special speakers and performers paying tribute to Stan. Cocktail attire is suggested.

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Apr 25, 2024 / Thursday

Dancing for the Stars 2024 Announces Winners

Deb Schubert and Dance Pro James Branham Crowned New Dancing for the Stars Champs Scott Allgyer honored as Fundraising Champion

b>Deb Schubert (Health Care Professional Marketing, Procter & Gamble) and dance pro James Branham (Arthur Murray Dance Studio -- West Chester) were crowned the champions of the Cincinnati Arts Association’s sixteenth annual Dancing for the Stars on Saturday, April 21, 2024, at the Music Hall Ballroom. Scott Allgyer (Owner, Studio 900) took home the Fundraising Champion Award as the celebrity who raised the most money for the event through ticket sales and donations – more than $17,000.

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Apr 16, 2024 / Tuesday

Avatar: The Last Airbender In Concert

October 30, 2024 | Aronoff Center - Procter & Gamble Hall

Immerse yourself in an over two-hour show with a live orchestra bringing this iconic musical score to life, in perfect harmony with highlights and favorite moments from the series. Taiko and erhu will share the spotlight with violins and clarinets, while the series' most beloved scenes play out on screen, bringing viewers into the Avatar world to experience the series’ most memorable moments with Aang, Katara, Toph, Sokka, Zuko and more.

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Apr 15, 2024 / Monday

Menopause The Musical 2: Cruising Through ‘The Change’®

November 19 - 24, 2024 | Aronoff Center - Jarson-Kaplan Theater

Menopause The Musical 2® is the sequel to long-running, international hit show Menopause The Musical®, a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Join us on a trip of self-discovery, backed by a new soundtrack of toe-tapping parodied hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s.

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Apr 8, 2024 / Monday

Cirque Kalabanté: Afrique en Cirque

October 24, 2024 | Aronoff Center - Procter & Gamble Hall

Filled with color and impressive scenery, costumes, and staging, Cirque Kalabanté: Afrique en Cirque vibrates with energy and represents the strength, agility, and joys of young Africans. The breathtaking production includes acrobats who execute gravity-defying moves and human pyramids, accompanied by the contemporary sounds of live Afro-Jazz, percussion, and kora. Prepare for an unforgettable journey!

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Mar 25, 2024 / Monday

Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show

August 30 - September 1, 2024 | Aronoff Center - Procter & Gamble Hall

Fans of all ages will get to see Bluey, Bingo, Bandit, and Chilli as the Heelers return to Cincinnati with their live theater show, featuring puppetry, actors, and iconic sets. Based on an original story written by Bluey creator Joe Brumm, Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show also contains music by Bluey composer, Joff Bush.

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Mar 21, 2024 / Thursday

Overture Awards 2024 Scholarship Competition Announces Winners

$38,000 Awarded for Excellence in the Arts Arts Educator Award Winners Also Announced

The Cincinnati Arts Association is pleased to announce the winners of its Overture Awards Competition, held on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater, and the winners of its Arts Educator Award for Excellence in Arts Instruction. The competition awarded $3,000 to six area students for education and training, $1,000 each to the 18 runners-up, and $1,000 each to two Arts Educator Award winners.

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Mar 11, 2024 / Monday

Dancing for the Stars 2024 - A Benefit for Cincinnati Arts Association’s Overture Awards and Arts Education Programs

April 20, 2024 | Music Hall - Ballroom

Inspired by the hit ABC-TV show Dancing with the Stars, Dancing for the Stars will feature six Cincinnati celebrities paired with some of the area’s finest professional dancers in a competition program at which the audience will vote for their favorite celebrity dancer. The stars include: Scott Allgyer (Owner, Studio 900), Alex Johns (Real Estate Agent, Coldwell Banker), Dr. Hali Jungers (Veterinarian, Newport Aquarium), Dr. Magdalena Kerschner (Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Aesthetic Medicine Physician; Founder, Victory Wellness and Medspa – Cincinnati, OH and Naples, FL), Deb Schubert (Health Care Professional Marketing, Procter & Gamble), Zack Thornton (Director, Advisory Services, Fidelity Investments).

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Feb 13, 2024 / Tuesday

Overture Awards - Finals Competition and Awards Ceremony

March 16, 2024 | Aronoff Center - Jarson-Kaplan Theater

The 2024 Overture Awards Competition provides $3,000 to six area high school students for education and training expenses with eighteen finalists each winning $1,000. Students compete in one of six artistic disciplines: Creative Writing, Dance, Instrumental Music, Theater, Visual Art, and Vocal Music. The program also includes Arts Educator Awards for Excellence in Arts Instruction totaling $2,000. The Overture Awards was developed to recognize, encourage, and reward excellence in the arts among Tri-state students in grades 9-12.

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Jan 17, 2024 / Wednesday

Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!

April 5 - 7, 2024 | Aronoff Center - Jarson-Kaplan Theater

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this Off-Broadway sensation as it returns to the Aronoff Center by popular demand!  This uproarious one-man show, a seamless blend of theater and stand-up, has been revamped for 2024. Expect a delightful, light-hearted comedy inspired by John Gray's New York Times #1 best-selling book.  Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids!

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Oct 25, 2023 / Wednesday

Take The Stage

Own a Piece of History in Support of the Cincinnati Arts Association’s Education Programs

The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA)  is pleased to announce its newest fundraising campaign, TAKE THE STAGE, which allows donors to own a piece of Aronoff Center history – a section of the Procter & Gamble Hall’s original stage floor, which was replaced this summer after nearly thirty years of use. 

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