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So much to see and do. CPT celebrating the year of Imagination! 2015/2016


Classes and performance opportunities for all ages and experience levels, both children and adults.

Advanced Musical Workshop – Into the Woods – Ages 11 – 16

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30pm

Strive to set new performance goals for yourself as we work to tell the fabulous tale of “Into The Woods.” Together with our professional director, choreographer and musicians, each student will grow in their abilities to audition, rehearse, perform, and build memorable characters. An ambivalent Cinderella? A wicked Little Red Riding Hood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch … who can carry a good beat? They’re all among the odd characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his Wife learn they’ve been cursed childless by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects (a cow as white as milk…a cape as red as blood… hair as yellow as corn… a slipper as pure as gold…) all required to break the spell.

Cost: $395 for 9-week session
Instructors: Clifton Performance Theatre.
Location: Rehearsals will be held at our Clifton Cultural Arts Studio.
Session: 9 weeks (September 15 – November 12); performances dates are Saturday November 14th at 7pm and Sunday November 15th at 2:30pm
Class Size: There will be 18 – 22 students cast.
More Information: City-wide audition and orientation will be held Saturday September 5th and Saturday September 12th. It may not be necessary for you to attend both dates.

Baby Box – Ages 3 – 7

Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00am

This fall we will explore Fairy Tales from around the World. Through the use of words, dance and song we will learn create characters, tell stories and understand basic stage terms. Each week the children will perform the story of the day, at the end of the session. Get you passports ready! We will add a coloring page and fun facts as a take home activity from each weeks adventure.

Cost: $90 for 6-week session
Instructor: Carol Brammer
Location: Clifton Cultural Arts studio
Session: 6 weeks (September 19 – October 24)

Youth Script Writing – Ages 7 – 13

Mondays 6:00 – 7:30pm

Kevin Crowley’s unique eight-week writing course for young writers is newly offered in Cincinnati. Whatever your story, wherever your imagination is taking you, these sessions will help students explore their passion for play writing. The focus will be teaching script structure, character development and storytelling styles. The final weekend of the eight week course, professional actors will do a staged reading of each student’s one act play. There is little more valuable to a writer than hearing their words spoken aloud.

Cost: $180 for 8-week session
Instructor: Kevin Crowley
Location: Clifton Cultural Arts studio
Session: 8 weeks (Meeting Mondays-September 14 – November 7)

“Sleepy Hollow” production workshop -ages 5-13

This workshop will meet Monday and Wend beginning October 12th, 2015-November 4th

Performances will be Friday November 6th 7pm and Saturday November 7th 2:00pm

The story is set in 1790 in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town (historical Tarry Town, New York,)  in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow.  In our original version of the folk tale we set out to discover what is really happening to the towns people, and how the traditions of the times could lead to a spooky rumor taking over the town and its neighboring  lands.  We have written this play to be age appropriate and intrigue the young actors and the adult audience.  It will not be too frightening for our younger guests. Just good fall mysterious fun!

Cost: 285.00 for 4 weeks for instruction and rehearsal.
Instructor: Carol Brammer
Location: Clifton Performance Theatre studio

Adult Acting Weekend Intensive – Ages 17+

Saturday October 17th & Sunday October 18th 2015, 10:00am – 3:30pm

Kevin Crowley has been a professional actor for over 30 years. His stage credits include The Second City, Steppenwolf, Ensemble and Playhouse in the Park, films Major League, Hoffa, and upcoming Carol. He will be leading a two-day, weekend long intensive in acting that will be both instructive and insightful, combining improvisation with classic Meisner exercises.

Cost: $165 for 2-day session
Instructor: Kevin Crowley, Clifton Cultural Arts studio
Location: Clifton Cultural Arts studio
Session Dates: October 24th & 25th, 2015


Some scholarships available upon request. Please call 513-675-6589



The Clifton Performance Theatre completes almost all of the pre-production and production work in-house, keeping with the mission of high quality/low cost productions. Our sets and costumes are often built out of reclaimed materials, and we partner with the other businesses in our district to promote the health and viability of the Clifton community.  The space transforms with each production, drawing you into the setting of the current show, while still remaining a studio for learning available to all those wishing to continue or begin their craft. When you see a show at the Clifton Performance Theatre, you get a true storefront experience – an intimate, highly-charged, actor-driven theatrical production.

We greatly need and appreciate all those who have in the past or continue to financially support this space.
Every ticket sale, every donation, every class purchase, is a tool for keeping this unique theater available in Cincinnati. Thank you!