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Zack Steele, Director

Deondra Means, Asst. Director

Jim Stump, Costumer

Greg Glevicky, Graphic Design





Jeremiah Savon Jackson

Jennie Malone*

Brad Myers

Linsey Rogers

Zack Steele*

*AEA member

a new musical

America’s first anarchist. A séance-leading abolitionist. A cult who believed that the oceans would turn to lemonade and humans would grow long and useful tails. Each of these was responsible for founding strange, remarkable, idealistic communities in Ohio in the 1840s. And all three communities were founded in the same location: 30 miles east of Cincinnati in a place known as Utopia, Ohio. 

UTOPIA, OHIO is a new musical following the real history of three little-known utopian experiments through the voices of individuals whose lives led them there: a widowed woman shoemaker, a Black man who escapes enslavement with his family, and a Jewish immigrant fleeing persecution. Featuring gifted actors playing their own instruments and a bevy of historical images, the musical bursts with emotion and longing felt by everyday people marginalized in the young and rapidly changing United States.

Produced with special support from Falcon Theater and the W.E. Smith Family Charitable Trust.

Playing at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum

3738 Eastern Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45226

Thursday, August 3, 7:30pm
Saturday, August 5, 7:30pm
Wednesday, August 9, 7:30pm
Thursday, August 10, 7:30pm


Demo videos:

The Edge of a Knife:

The Ballad of Samuel Lee:

Learn more about Utopia, Ohio in this fantastic article.

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