If you’ve gone to an elementary school in
Cincinnati anytime between the ’80s and now, chances are you remember a
Madcap Puppets performance. Giant puppets, music and acting have
brought Madcap performances to life since 1981, teaching children the
fundamentals of puppetry and theater.
Directed by Greg Procaccino, Other People’s Money is
both thoughtful and funny. While we understand that the corporate
raiders of the 1980s decimated entire communities, it feels more like a
nostalgic and wistful take on gentler times.
Gypsy, a great musical from 1959,
has a score by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a script by
Arthur Laurents. It’s the true story of burlesque stripper Gypsy Rose
Lee (she preferred the label “ecdysiast”)...
When house lights dim and a play begins,
every theatergoer prays to witness something that entertains, transports
and, in the best cases, transforms...Tom Jacobson’s The Twentieth-Century Way, receiving its regional premiere at Know Theatre of Cincinnati, does just that.
Austen’s familiar characters in Pride and
Prejudice have all but taken on the status of real people. Everyone who loves
this 1813 novel of love and manners “knows” Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, to be
Cincinnati Landmark Productions’ I Left My Heart, A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett
at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts presents a musical
tribute to Bennett, with more than 30 songs made famous by or famously
sung by the legendary crooner.
One of America’s most important
theatrical events happens annually just 100 miles south of Cincinnati
via I-71: the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors
Theatre of Louisville, kicking off its 38th year this week
Cincinnati Shakespeare has deeply enhanced the experience of both of these classic works, separated by four centuries in their creation, but sharing common philosophical ground in their exploration of the meaning of existence.