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Make ’em Laugh: Midsummer Theater

{CommentsCant} · Friday, July 31, 2015
On Wednesday evening I took a bunch of kids (four elementary-school-age nieces and a nephew in town for a visit) to see a bunch of kids (high schoolers, average age 16) in Hairspray, this summers’ Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre production at the Covedale Center. The verdict: “We loved it.” One of them said, “They did more singing than talking.” (A good thing, in h...  

Packing in Music and Lives at Know Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Critic's Pick: Hundred Days, the first production of Know Theatre’s 18th season, defies categorization. Since Know is a theater company, of course, it’s a play.   

History Made Hysterical

0 Comments · Monday, July 27, 2015
If you need an evening of laughter, you want to be in a seat at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company for The Complete History of America (abridged). In fact, if you want to go, you apparently need to get your tickets right away.  
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Hundred Days? Several hundred years? Theater has a lot to offer this weekend

{CommentsCant} · Friday, July 24, 2015
Did you attend the Cincy Fringe back in 2011? If so, maybe you saw Abigail and Shaun Bengson perform a musical work in progress then called “Songs from the Proof.” They came back in 2012 to present a one-night concert of some of the songs. The work evolved into a show called Hundred Days, which had a staging in San Francisco in early 2014. It’s continued to evolve — and ...  

Know Is Ready to Rock with ‘Hundred Days’

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Fasten your seat belt — here comes the 2015-2016 theater season. Know Theatre gets bragging rights for being first out of the local theater gate with Hundred Days, a Rock & Roll show it played a significant part in developing.  

Onstage: Hairspray

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre opens its 34th-annual summer show this week at the Covedale Center, where 80 local teens will twist and pony their way through the raucous musical Hairspray.
  

Onstage: Hundred Days

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Hundred Days is the story of Sarah and Will, who fall in love only to have their time together cut tragically short by a fatal illness.   
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A weekend for summer theater, indoors and outside

{CommentsCant} · Friday, July 17, 2015
Every year, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati brings together a group of young professionals who spend a season at the Over-the-Rhine theater understudying roles, working backstage, helping build sets and run lights and sound — learning the ins and outs of professional theater. Many of them stick around town continuing their lives in the theater. Several of them will come together at Washington ...  

Onstage: Clybourne Park

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Community theaters often produce tried-and-true shows that keep people laughing and happy.   

Onstage: 1776

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
We all know the basics of how the Declaration of Independence turned out, especially this time of year when we celebrate that historic document on the Fourth of July.