Cincinnati King

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Cincinnati King

By KJ SANCHEZ

DEC. 13 - DEC. 23, 2018
Shelterhouse Theatre

Performances just added on Dec. 16 and 23 at 7 p.m. Best availability Dec. 12 to 23!

About

Directed by KJ SANCHEZ

Celebrate Cincinnati’s rich music history in this world premiere musical about King Records. Based on interviews, the story traces the groundbreaking rise of music pioneer Syd Nathan and the artists he produced, the music he created and the enemies he made along the way. The show shares behind-the-scenes tales of King Records hits including “The Twist,” “Blues Stay Away From Me,” “Fever” and “Need Your Love So Bad.” Cincinnati King shines a spotlight on this revolutionary music label and its Queen City roots.
 

ADVISORY: Cincinnati King is suitable for adults and teenage audiences. This musical docudrama celebrates the legendary record label’s music and touches on the lives of its artists, whose complicated behind-the-scenes tales feature some mild adult language and mature themes.

RUNNING TIME: The show runs approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes, including one intermission.

Philip Paul, legendary King Records session drummer. Photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

 

 

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Artists

Neal Benari

Syd Nathan

Richard Crandle

Little Willie John

Stanley Wayne Mathis

Philip Paul

Tracy M. Schoster

Roberta Paul

Cullen R. Titmas

Man

Anita Welch

Woman

KJ Sanchez

Playwright/Director

Richard Livingston Huntley

Music Director/Drummer

Misha Kachman

Set Designer

Rachel Healy

Costume Designer

Brian J. Lilienthal

Lighting Designer

Lindsay Jones

Sound Designer

Stephanie Klapper, CSA

Casting Director

Ralph Huntley

Pianist

Seth L. Johnson

Guitarist

Terrell Montgomery

Bassist

Jenifer Morrow

Production Stage Manager

Engage

Get a taste of Cincinnati King  by revisiting King Records classics on the Playhouse's Spotify account!
 

See what the critics had to say. Peruse the CityBeat review by scrolling below!
 

Queen City. King Records.

Oct 9, 2018
Natalie Hulla

Celebrate a piece of Cincinnati’s rich history in this world premiere musical about the groundbreaking rise of King Records.

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CINCINNATI KING: Music Director's Notes by Richard Livingston Huntley

Oct 26, 2018
Natalie Hulla

Music Director and Drummer Richard Livingston Huntley provides his artistic insight into this docu-jukebox musical.

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Made in Cincinnati: A Q&A With KJ Sanchez

Nov 8, 2018
Natalie Hulla

Playhouse Associate Artist KJ Sanchez tells us more about creating the riveting, toe-tapping musical, Cincinnati King.

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Celebrate King Records Month

Sep 10, 2018
Natalie Hulla

King Records Month features more than 30 local events including concerts, parties, radio shows, special performances, speaking events, artistic exhibits and more. Here’s a look at just a few of the events that we recommend you check out.

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5 Questions With Anita Welch

Nov 20, 2018
Natalie Hulla

Meet Anita Welch, who plays Woman in the world premiere of Cincinnati King. Learn what inspired her to pursue acting, what role changed her life and what she's found most interesting about this Cincinnati-based musical.

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5 Questions With Richard Livingston Huntley

Nov 26, 2018
Natalie Hulla

Meet Richard Livingston Huntley, who is the Music Director and Drummer for Cincinnati King. Learn about his early beginnings as a musician and what he has enjoyed the most about working on this world premiere musical.

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5 Questions With Seth L. Johnson

Dec 3, 2018
Natalie Hulla

Meet Seth L. Johnson, who is the Guitarist for Cincinnati King. Learn about how he became a professional musician, what kind of project he's always wanted to work on, and what he's learned from working on this musically rich show.

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