ArtsWave Presents What Has Four Legs and Two Voices

 ArtsWave Presents... brings musicians, dancers, actors, and artists from Cincinnati's art organizations into neighborhoods for performances.

A vital arts scene creates thriving neighborhoods where people like to live and visit. This series offers families, friends, and neighbors a chance to come out and come together for some of our communities' amazing arts events.

What has four legs and two voices? 

Find out on Sunday, September 9th, 2012 in Washington Park when ArtsWave Presents a free performance of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest at 7:00 p.m. Shakespeare’s romantic comedy of magic and monsters comes alive through unique interactive elements that allow the audience to help create part of the show.

The family-friendly performance is sponsored by ArtsWave, in partnership with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) and the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC).

Free arts events bring families and neighbors together.  In this special performance, the audience will collectively create special effects by waving fabric, making noise, lighting up their cell phones and more. No special skills or preparation is required to participate. Kids can enjoy face-painting and art-making starting at 6:00 p.m., plus special music by the Young Heirlooms.

Together we'll transform Washington Park's civic lawn into the a magical island full of sprites, fairies, and monsters and discover what has four legs and two voices!

Admission to Shakespeare in the Park is free and open to the public. Audiences are strongly encouraged to arrive early to get the best seats. Picnics and well-behaved pets are welcome. Visit Washington Park’s website for a complete list of park rules and information on parking at Come discover what has four legs and two voices and enjoy an evening under the stars with ArtsWave Presents.


On February 19, ArtsWave Presents sponsored a performance by the Cincinnati Ballet at the College of Mt. St. Joe, bringing more than 630 people of all ages together to share an evening of classic and contemporary ballet. Audience members enjoyed peeks of Cincinnati Ballet's upcoming productions of Firebird and Infamous Love Songs, as well as selections from Sleeping Beauty and Peter and the Wolf.


Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's "Off the Hill" program, sponsored in part by ArtsWave Presents, brought the play DIS/TROY to community centers in 15 neighborhoods. In April and May, the series returned with performances of Lily's Purple Plastic Purse.


Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Mason-Deerfield Arts Alliance were all set to perform a Pops Community Concert at Cottell Park in Deerfield Township on June 10th, when a lightning storm thwarted their event.  Stay tuned for an update on this concert.


Cincinnati Opera's "Opera Goes to Church" expands to three performances this year.  For more information on these FREE concerts featuring acclaimed opera star and some of the region's great community gospel choirs, click here.

If you're searching for the what has 4 legs and 2 voices poster campaign you'll have to wait until the ArtsWave Presents event on Sunday, September 9, 2012 in newly renovated Washington Park in historic Over the Rhine to get in on the fun.