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No Time for Humbug: A Dickens of a Christmas Story

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
“Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.”  

The Comedy of Errors (Review)

Shakespeare classic is a laugh riot at Cincy Shakes

0 Comments · Monday, November 24, 2014
The title of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors is today a catch phrase for situations when things go wrong.  

Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical (Review)

Rosie Clooney's flip side

0 Comments · Monday, November 24, 2014
Rosemary Clooney has long been a favorite of Cincinnatians.  

Onstage: The Bureau of Missing Persons

0 Comments · Monday, November 24, 2014
You might not have heard of playwright Lila Rose Kaplan, who has made her name with modern farces, bittersweet comic dramas and musicals.   
susan haefner as rosemary clooney at cincinnati playhouse - photo sandy underwood

Stage Door: A Girl Singer and Two Pairs of Twins

{CommentsCant} · Friday, November 21, 2014
Many Cincinnati stages are momentarily paused, readying shows for the holidays. Last night the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park opened its production of Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical. Susan Haefner does a remarkable job of channeling the "girl singer" from Maysville, Ky., who grew up in Greater Cincinnati. We learn how she became a star, rose to fame, almost lost it to pills...  

Rosemary Clooney’s Tender Heart at the Playhouse

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
It’s a minor miracle that Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman — the creative team behind Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Story, opening this week at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park — found each other.

Onstage: Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Story

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Story is a show about Clooney, a Kentucky and Cincinnati singer who had a memorable career as a performer the 1940s and ’50s.     

Onstage: The Comedy of Errors

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Early in his career, William Shakespeare knew how to make Elizabethan theater audiences laugh — and his humor still works.   

Stage Door: Broadway Here, Broadway There — It's Everywhere

{CommentsCant} · Friday, November 14, 2014
If you're looking for good theater this weekend you have two great choices at downtown Cincinnati's Aronoff Center. It's your pick: Recent Broadway hit Once, in a touring production, or a past award-winner, Young Frankenstein, staged by one of Cincinnati's best community theaters.

The musical Once began life as an Academy Award-winning film in 2007; the song "F...  

What’s New Onstage? What’s Popular?

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Cincinnati has a theater scene that’s surprisingly sophisticated for a city this size.