If you missed seeing Alan Patrick Kenny's swan song as music director of New Stage Collective's final production, a lovely mounting of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music (which sold out most of its performances at Know Theatre), you can hear him conducting again in a production of The Secret Garden at The Carnegie in Covington later this month. He's been brought in as a replacement music director for the show that's set to open on May 29 (running through June 14).
It seems likely that Kenny will be involved in some portion of the Carnegie's theatrical season for 2009-10, not yet announced. Kenny's co-founder for the now shuttered New Stage Collective was his longtime friend Joshua Steele, now the theater manager for The Carnegie's Otto M. Budig Theatre. It's great news to hear that Kenny's multi-faceted talents will remain in Greater Cincinnati a while longer.