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Onstage: Titanic

By Tom McElfresh · December 8th, 2009 · CityBeat Recommends

Yes, the ship sinks. Happily, the musical does not. Titanic, that is, now onstage with a cast of 37 at Northern Kentucky University.

Logistically, this Titanic is mostly up to the difficulties. Composer-lyricist Maury Yeston and author Peter Stone have created a show with close to continuous music, solos for more than 20 people, huge choral numbers and frequent shifts of scene from bow to stern.

The show has memorable moments from the noble captain and his crew and from the cowardly ship owner. The ship’s architect frantically searches his blueprints for design flaws as the water rises. I won’t give away how Hardy and company sink the ship, but they make it happen quite effectively.

Through Dec. 13 at NKU's Corbett Theatre. $8-$12. Read a full review and get showtimes here.



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