Adventure awaits at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

The 2023-24 Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park season promises to inspire, entertain, celebrate our differences and lift up our shared humanity,” says Blake Robison, Osborn Family Producing Artistic Director. “It features stories that feel familiar, that stand the test of time, and that are fresh and contemporary. We’re looking forward to the first full season in our mainstage theatre complex with a lineup of shows that exemplifies the best of American theatre.”

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Playhouse in the Park 2023-2024 season

  • The return of the toe-tapping, soul-stirring musical biography Ring of Fire: Music of Johnny Cash
  • Unmissable modern stories from three powerhouse playwrights who have each earned Pulitzer Prize acclaim, including Martyna Majok’s Sanctuary City, Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s and Zora Howard’s Stew.
  • A world premiere adaptation of the vampiric classic Dracula, brought back to life with humor and thrills by playwright/performer Vanessa Severo (Frida…A Self Portrait) and Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Joanie Schultz
  • Chaim Potok’s timeless story about the human ability to reach out across differences through an exploration of Jewish culture in The Chosen.

Ring of Fire: Music of Johnny Cash

August 26 – October 1, 2023

The hit musical returns! Ring of Fire celebrates the iconic Johnny Cash — the Man in Black. As the story of Cash’s life unfolds, five actor-musicians deliver crowd-pleasing renditions of Cash’s musical catalog, including “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I’ve Been Everywhere” and, of course, “Ring of Fire.” Revisit this toe-tapping, soul-stirring musical biography like never before in The Rouse Theatre!

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Nov. 24 – Dec. 30, 2023 
The holiday story you love unfolds in spectacular fashion with a brand-new production specially designed for Moe and Jack’s Place – The Rouse Theatre! Charles Dickens’ classic tale of the curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge combines with dazzling new set, costume and lighting designs for a magical holiday experience like never before!


February 3- March 3, 2024 
Bram Stoker’s classic vampire tale comes back to life in this evocative world premiere where everyone has a secret…and those secrets are deadly. Tensions rise and temptation lures the characters into double lives as they unmask one man, Count Dracula. Pulsing with humor, humanity and blood-curdling thrills, this bold and highly theatrical re-telling breathes new life and new blood into the most famous vampire story of all time.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Mission

We are Cincinnati’s national theatre – committed to bringing diverse, engaging works of great artistry to our community and to putting Cincinnati’s artistic excellence in the national spotlight.

Inclusion On Stage and Off: We tell everyone’s stories on stage and value everyone’s contribution to the process of making them. Be Curious – Dream, try, fail, try again, learn, grow. Keep the “Play” in Playhouse – A joyful sense of adventure creates the best experience for all. Collaboration is Key – Our art relies on everyone’s participation. Excellence Matters – We seek the best in ourselves, assume the best in others and strive for excellence in our work together.

For a full list of the 2023-2024 Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park season, visit here!

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