There's a lot of good theater in town this weekend, but if you don't have a ticket you might have a tough time getting in. The following three shows are truly worth the effort, however. Here's the scoop:
Rent at UC's College-Conservatory of Music is virtually full through Sunday, when it closes. If you show up in the ticket lobby about a half hour before a performance, you can try your luck at a wait-list. You can check availability by calling 513-556-4183. You can read my review of Rent here.
Pride and Prejudice, presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, is also sold out for its entire run, through March 13. (Good for them!) They too will have a wait-list. No phone calls, they indicate; just show up at the theater (719 Race St., Downtown) 30 minutes before the curtain time and you can put your name in to be eligible for unused tickets. Julie York Coppens reviewed the production in the Feb. 23 issue of CityBeat; check it out here.
Falcon Theatre's The Elephant Man is also worth seeing during its final weekend (Friday and Saturday evening), but it's in the tiny Monmouth Theatre in Newport (636 Monmouth St.), which seats about 100 people. Their Web site (here) is the best place to go to check on ticket availability. Want to read more about the show? Harper Lee loved it, as evidenced by her CityBeat review (click here).