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Terrific List of Shows Ahead in The Carnegie's Next Season

Stephen Sondheim’s Company, The Wizard of Oz in collaboration with Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, contemporary musical romance The Last Five Years and classic mystery Sleuth promise a popular new season for The Carnegie. 

Maggie Perrino, who joined Covington’s community arts center as theater director in January began planning the 2015-2016 season immediately, looking to the future with a knowledge of what has worked in the past. The strong titles are backed by strong creative teams.

The schedule: 

Company, Aug. 15-30.

It’s unattached Robert’s 35th birthday, which he celebrates with his many married friends – while he ponders the question, 'Is being alone being alive?’ And is he brave enough for the pain that invariably comes with love and connection? Stephen Sondheim’s wise look at modern life.  Northern Kentucky University faculty member Corrie Danieley directs.

Sleuth, Nov. 7-22.

Famous mystery writer, Anthony Wyke loves to play games. But when he finds out his wife plans to leave him for a young travel agent, he plots a murder. Delicious deceptions are at every twist and turn. Clue: Things really are never as they seem. Greg Procaccino directs.

The Wizard of Oz, Jan. 21-31.

London’s Royal Shakespeare Company adapts the film classic about a girl, her dog, a scarecrow, a cowardly lion, a tinman, a wicked witch, flying monkeys, a good witch and finding home. The ‘lightly staged’ Carnegie production features Kentucky Symphony Orchestra playing the beloved score, conducted by J.R. Cassidy. Matthew Wilson directs. 

The Last Five Years, April 9-24.

Jason Robert Brown’s bittersweet, two-character musical romance follows the joys and sorrows of Jamie and Cathy, a young couple struggling to find balance between career and relationship. The show follows Jamie forward from beginning to end – and follows Cathy backward from end to beginning, offering the two very different perspectives of two good people.

Subscriptions ($95) are on sale now. Single tickets ($25-$30) go on sale May 12. For more information and ticketing call the Carnegie Box Office at 859-957-1940 *12-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday) or visit online at

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