WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING INSTEAD OF THIS?
 
Home · Articles · Arts & Culture · Curtain Call · CEAs 2007 coming up Monday night

CEAs 2007 coming up Monday night

Theaters, Actors, Etc.

By Rick Pender · August 27th, 2007 · Curtain Call
0 Comments
     
Tags:
  Jack Louiso will be inducted into the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Hall of Fame on Monday.
Andy Houston

Jack Louiso will be inducted into the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Hall of Fame on Monday.



If you care about local theater -- or simply want to know more -- you need to show up at Patricia Corbett Theater at UC's College-Conservatory of Music on Monday at 8 p.m. for the 11th annual CINCINNATI ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS. The CEAs use critics to make nominations and determine award winners in eight categories; another dozen awards are determined by public voting, so local theatergoers have a voice. Monday's program offers performances from some of the 2006-07 season's outstanding plays and musicals. Tickets are just $20. See all the CEA details on page 21; more Info: citybeat.com/cea.

There's a lot of theater onstage locally this month, and my own schedule has prevented me from seeing HELLO AGAIN, which evolved from a presentation by New Stage Collective into an independent production by the cast. Director Andrew Lazarow and others plan to move to Seattle this fall and launch a theater company to be called The Satori Group.

Since I can't get to Jason Robert Brown's "musical of sexual indiscretion" in a timely manner, I want to share some remarks from theatergoer Stephen Samuels, who sent me an e-mail disagreeing with Jackie Demaline's harsh review of the show, which appeared in The Enquirer Aug. 18. He titles it, "Jackie Demaline FALTERS!" Samuels admitted he had some reservations when he walked into the impromptu performance venue (the onetime Hustler Soundstage in Hartwell) but said, "Magic struck with the first powerful ballad and continued to build for the next 90 minutes.

If you care about local theater -- or simply want to know more -- you need to show up at Patricia Corbett Theater at UC's College-Conservatory of Music on Monday at 8 p.m. for the 11th annual CINCINNATI ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS. The CEAs use critics to make nominations and determine award winners in eight categories; another dozen awards are determined by public voting, so local theatergoers have a voice. Monday's program offers performances from some of the 2006-07 season's outstanding plays and musicals. Tickets are just $20. See all the CEA details on page 21; more Info: citybeat.com/cea. ...

There's a lot of theater onstage locally this month, and my own schedule has prevented me from seeing HELLO AGAIN, which evolved from a presentation by New Stage Collective into an independent production by the cast. Director Andrew Lazarow and others plan to move to Seattle this fall and launch a theater company to be called The Satori Group. Since I can't get to Jason Robert Brown's "musical of sexual indiscretion" in a timely manner, I want to share some remarks from theatergoer Stephen Samuels, who sent me an e-mail disagreeing with Jackie Demaline's harsh review of the show, which appeared in The Enquirer Aug. 18. He titles it, "Jackie Demaline FALTERS!" Samuels admitted he had some reservations when he walked into the impromptu performance venue (the onetime Hustler Soundstage in Hartwell) but said, "Magic struck with the first powerful ballad and continued to build for the next 90 minutes. No intermission, and I never wanted one. There was an unspoken cohesion amongst this extremely talented group that sustained the intimacy of the setting and the risks required of its performers. Time and place were brought to light with almost nothing but floor lamps and trickery, including the use of a green screen and television." Samuels tips his hat to "director Andrew Lazarow who managed to assemble, inspire and conduct such a symphony with the assistance of Scott Hawley, who with only a keyboard, added the perfect undertones to this production. I am nearly certain my review is shared by everyone in the audience last night." He concluded his commentary with this observation, "I don't know what else Jackie could be wanting for Cincinnati if it isn't the unexpected thrill and creative provocation that Hello Again delivers." If you'd like to judge for yourself, the show continues through Sunday. Info: cincihelloagain.com



contact rick Pender: rpender(at)citybeat.com
 
 
 
 

 

comments powered by Disqus
 
Close
Close
Close