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The Final Word

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0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I've belonged to the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) for about a decade. Our logo uses an image of a haughty fellow, drawn by 19th-century French caricaturist Honoré Daumier. Pe  

Plays That Last: Highlights from the 2008 Humana Festival in Louisville

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0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2008
In a four-day stretch I recently saw plays by 18 writers, beginning with Melanie Marnich's new script A Sleeping Country at the Cincinnati Playhouse on March 27 and wrapping up with King Lear at  

Playhouse announces new season, Ed Stern's 17th chance to offer 'something for everyone'

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0 Comments · Monday, March 24, 2008
So you go to a theater for a show. Ever wonder how that show came to that theater? Or how a whole season of shows is selected for a particular theater? It's a juggling act, especially for a large theater like the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, which announced its 2008-09 season last weekend.  

Dramatic Expansion at ETC

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0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2008
For more than two decades, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati (ETC) has suffered with a tough location in Over-the-Rhine at 1127 Vine St. During the 2001 riots, incited by the shooting of Timothy Thom  

Attend the Tale

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0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I generally prefer to write about locally originated productions presented by Cincinnati-area theaters. There are plenty of them to see right now, but a rarity is onstage at the Aronoff Center th  

In Lynn We Trust

Theaters, Actors, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Plays on several local stages this month are smart and edgy, but not everyone wants to be provoked. Sometimes a sweet, entertaining story is what we want. That's what Ensemble Theatre of Cincinn  

Know Theatre Readies Two Cutting-Edge Productions

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0 Comments · Sunday, January 27, 2008
I still draw occasional blank stares when I recommend Know Theatre of Cincinnati to people who say they care about good theater. I'm surprised, because the fearless company has been around for a  

Young Talent Going, Staying

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0 Comments · Wednesday, January 9, 2008
A young Cincinnati theater company, The Sartori Group, offered several productions during 2007 including iLove, a Fringe Festival show that was named the Producers' "Pick of the Fringe" and ga  

2007

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0 Comments · Wednesday, December 26, 2007
For a two-week stretch in mid-October, it was obvious that Cincinnati's theater scene had arrived. On three consecutive evenings, four of our best theaters opened new productions: More Fun Than   

'Striking 12' and other holiday treats, plus theater-oriented gift ideas

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0 Comments · Saturday, December 22, 2007
Holiday shows actually go on beyond this weekend, so you can consider theater tickets as Christmas gifts: Here are several suggestions. New Stage Collective is presenting a clever musical re-tell  

Margaret Ellen Jeffreys

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0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I was out of town when MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL opened at the Cincinnati Playhouse last month; I finally saw it Dec. 8. (Tom McElfresh gave it an A in his CityBeat review.) There's been   

Liz Holt

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0 Comments · Wednesday, December 5, 2007
A year ago KNOW THEATRE OF CINCINNATI presented its own contemporary retelling of Ebenezer Scrooge's night of ghostly visitations, Christmas Yet To Come. The sold-out hit had a lot of dancing (b  

Here's Love

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0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2007
If you enjoy musical theater, I'm sure you know the name of composer and lyricist Meredith Willson. His big claim to fame is The Music Man, the winner of the 1957 Tony Award for best musical. (I  

The stagehands union strike, Fringe applications and Scrooge look-alikes

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0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2007
If you're traveling to New York over the Thanksgiving holiday, plan carefully if theater is your goal: The stagehands union strike against the League of American Theaters and Producers means tha  

Doubt

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0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I like to report annually about how our local theater scene stacks up against what's playing on stages around the country, as reported by American Theatre magazine. The most frequently produced