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'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   

The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!

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0 Comments · Sunday, November 11, 2007
If you're a fan of musicals, you need to see THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS: THE MUSICAL! at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, opening Thursday. In about 90 minutes, four actors present parodies of  

Sondheim fans have two more local shows to see

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0 Comments · Wednesday, October 31, 2007
If you're a fan of Stephen Sondheim, this is a week to celebrate. The great composer-lyricist was recognized last spring by our Fine Arts Fund for his many contributions to Cincinnati's local t  

'Caroline, or Change' heads another exciting week of live theater

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0 Comments · Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Fasten your theatrical seatbelt. This week will be a wild ride with new productions all over town, many being staged for the first time in Cincinnati. At the top of my list is the 2004 musical, C  

'More Fun than Bowling' heads up a fun week in local theater

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0 Comments · Wednesday, October 17, 2007
If you want to demonstrate to some doubter that Cincinnati has a remarkable theater scene, the appropriate week has arrived -- seven productions will open during a three-day period. On Wednesday,  

Oct. 18 Free Night of Theater is already sold out

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0 Comments · Monday, October 15, 2007
The League of Cincinnati Theatre's local promotion of a FREE NIGHT OF THEATER, first written about locally in this column a year ago, is a hands-down success. Part of a national program started   

Fat Pig

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0 Comments · Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Hardly a day goes by that we don't read that Americans (or Ohioans or Cincinnatians) are overweight. It's not only an issue of health; it's also a societal obsession. So it should come as no s  

August Wilson

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0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I've commented more than once that African-American playwright AUGUST WILSON has been too long ignored in Cincinnati. That's changing with a near avalanche of works by Wilson, who died of liver  

I Am My Own Wife

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0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
It's a good week for theatergoers in other cities thanks to Cincinnati's vibrant theater scene. Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati's 2005 staging of I AM MY OWN WIFE is being reincarnated for its   

Free Night of Theater

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0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2007
In a Curtain Column in October 2006, I asked, "Wouldn't a FREE NIGHT OF THEATER be a great thing?" I was referencing a program that started in three cities in 2005 organized by Theatre Communi