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2024-25 SEASON

Our 2024-25 season is full of variety that showcases the best of American theatre to entertain and inspire you. The lineup truly embodies the Playhouse’s mission to bring diverse, engaging works of great artistry to our community and to put Cincinnati's artistic excellence in the national spotlight.


UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS


DIAL M for MURDER

  • By Frederick Knott
  • Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
  • Directed by Tatiana Pandiani

  • Aug. 17 – Sept. 15, 2024

  • MOE AND JACK'S PLACE — THE ROUSE THEATRE

The iconic, plot-twisting thriller about suspicion, deception and murder receives a clever new treatment for the stage.

MR. PARENT

  • By MELINDA LOPEZ with MAURICE EMMANUEL PARENT
  • Conceived with and directed by MEGAN SANDBERG-ZAKIAN

  • SEPT. 7 – OCT. 6, 2024

  • ROSENTHAL SHELTERHOUSE THEATRE

A writer-performer tells real-life, personal stories about being a struggling actor-turned-urban public school teacher in a deeply felt, hilarious solo performance.

MC & TOM BRENNAN,
LINDA & GARY GREENBERG
and THE LEMMERMAN FAMILY present

RUTKA:
A New Musical

  • Adapted from Rutka's Notebook: A Voice from the Holocaust by Rutka Laskier
  • Music and Lyrics by Jocelyn Mackenzie and Jeremy Lloyd-Styles
  • Book by Neena Beber
  • Directed by Wendy C. Goldberg

  • Oct. 13 – Nov. 10, 2024

  • MOE AND JACK'S PLACE — THE ROUSE THEATRE

A powerful new indie-rock musical and world premiere based on a real diary that a 14-year-old girl hid in the war-torn Jewish Ghetto in 1943 Poland.

THE SECOND CITY 65th ANNIVERSARY SHOW


  • OCT. 24 – DEC. 22, 2024

  • ROSENTHAL SHELTERHOUSE THEATRE

The Second City returns to celebrate 65 years of legendary laughs with some all-time favorite songs, sketches and characters hand-picked from their iconic comedy archive.

FIRST FINANCIAL BANK presents

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

  • By Charles Dickens
  • Adapted and Originally Directed by Blake Robison
  • Directed by Bridget Leak

  • Nov. 22 – Dec. 29, 2024

  • MOE AND JACK'S PLACE — THE ROUSE THEATRE

The holiday story you love unfolds in spectacular fashion with dazzling set, costume and lighting designs for a magical holiday experience!

MOE & JACK ROUSE and
RANDOLPH WADSWORTH present

PRIMARY TRUST

  • By EBONI BOOTH
  • Directed by TIMOTHY DOUGLAS

  • FEB. 1 – 23, 2025

  • MOE AND JACK'S PLACE — THE ROUSE THEATRE

Winner of the 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this recent off-Broadway hit is an achingly beautiful tale that will restore your faith in others. 

ELLEN AND RAY van der HORST present

ENGLISH

  • By SANAZ TOOSSI
  • Directed by KIMBERLY SENIOR

  • MARCH 1 – 30, 2025

  • ROSENTHAL SHELTERHOUSE THEATRE

The 2023 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the human desire to belong as four Iranian adults navigate the mechanics of language with humor and vulnerability.

LEADING LADIES presents

THE BOOK CLUB PLAY

  • By Karen Zacarías
  • Directed by Blake Robison

  • MARCH 22 – APRIL 20, 2025

  • MOE AND JACK'S PLACE — THE ROUSE THEATRE

A comedy about books and the people who love them. When a book club accepts a provocative new member, long-standing relationships take a hilarious turn. 

BIRTHDAY CANDLES

  • By NOAH HAIDLE
  • Directed by JOANIE SCHULTZ

  • APRIL 19 – MAY 18, 2025

  • ROSENTHAL SHELTERHOUSE THEATRE

Birthday Candles will warm the soul as it tenderly explores motherhood, family, love, loss and finding your place in the universe.

SEASON TICKETS are on sale now!

Season tickets guarantee your seats and to get first access to A CHRISTMAS CAROL (not included in any season ticket package). You’ll also enjoy exclusive benefits like the best prices, easy ticket exchanges, payment installments, discounted parking and more.


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