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Impersonating Shakespeare

Theaters, Actors, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 5, 2005
Look closely at the photo I'm including with this week's column. Does it look familiar? No, it's not really William Shakespeare. The Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival is challenging you to guess   

A Christmas Carol

Theaters, Actors, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Last week I went to Actors Theatre of Louisville to see a new production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Barbara Field. "New" is a relative term, actually, since this script has been used by The Guthrie  

V-Day 2005

Theaters, Actors, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 15, 2004
When Cincinnati marks V-DAY 2005 on Feb. 13 with a reading of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, some familiar voices will be heard at a new venue, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati (1127 Vine St.,  

Scrooge for the holidays

Theaters, Actors, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 8, 2004
The Cincinnati Playhouse has more than Scrooge for the holidays (see below). PLAID TIDINGS, the seasonal version of Forever Plaid, about four geeky singers from the late '50s who return for one l  

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards

Theaters, Actors, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 1, 2004
At the 2004 CINCINNATI ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS on Nov. 22, CityBeat announced that the next CEAs in 2005 will divide the recognition program into two events, with theater awards for 2004-2005 present  

Sleeping Beauty

Theaters, Actors, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 24, 2004
If you've enjoyed a holiday musical at ENSEMBLE THEATRE OF CINCINNATI (ETC), you've probably been spooked by DEB GIRDLER, who typically plays the villainess. It's happening again this year with  

Brigadoon

Theaters, Actors, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 17, 2004
University theaters often provide offerings that you simply won't get to see at venues that are more dependent on ticket sales. The production of BRIGADOON happening this weekend at UC's Colle  

An Entertaining Holiday Show

Theaters, Actors, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Every year the Cincinnati Playhouse finds an entertaining holiday show for its Shelterhouse Theatre to balance the traditional "God bless us, everyone!" offered by A Christmas Carol (starting Dec. 1  

The return of Todd Almond

Theaters, Actors, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 3, 2004
Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati (ETC) fans are surely cheering the announced return of TODD ALMOND for the regional premiere of the one-actor, 40-character play, I AM MY OWN WIFE (March 2-20, 2005)  

The BlueForms Theatre Group returns

Theaters, Actors, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 27, 2004
If you attended last spring's Cincinnati Fringe Festival, I hope you had a chance to catch the performance by BlueForms Theatre Group, In Pursuit of Happiness. The Columbus-based performance art   

Kaplan Prize Funds Leap

Theaters, Actors, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 20, 2004
The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has announced the establishment of the MICKEY KAPLAN NEW AMERICAN PLAY PRIZE. The first installment of the Kaplan Prize will fund the world premiere of the pr  

Madisonville Community Arts Center, new performance facility .

Theaters, Actors, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 13, 2004
The byword on the local theater front this week is NEW. Let's start with the Madisonville Community Arts Center, a "new" performance facility. It's actually the former Madisonville Senior Cent  

Robert Lewis Vaughan's THIRTY GHOSTS

Theaters, Actors, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 6, 2004
A perfect demonstration of a flourishing theater community is when a director can find local actors to fill challenging roles; it's even more encouraging when those actors come from training prog  

A Picasso premieres

Theaters, Actors, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher says, "There's something about a locked-room play. I like the idea of the pressure, and that the time of the play equals real time." Hatcher's new script, A PICASSO (in it  

A Tuna Christmas is coming to town

Theaters, Actors, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Broadway in Cincinnati has announced that it's added a holiday show that's likely to be a popular choice: It's A TUNA CHRISTMAS, the sequel to Greater Tuna. The Dec. 7-12 run at the 150-seat Fi