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Onstage: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony and Drama Desk awards for best play, has been the most produced play on American stages for two seasons with nearly 40 theaters presenting it.   

Onstage: The Sound of Music

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s great musical theater collaboration — The Sound of Music — has been in the news recently, celebrating the Academy Award-winning movie’s 50th anniversary.  

Call Board: Coming Attractions for Cincinnati Theatergoers

Know Theatre, New Edgecliff, Carnegie, Commonwealth, Xavier announce new seasons

{CommentsCant} · Sunday, April 26, 2015
Get your calendars read for another avalanche of shows from local theaters. Know Theatre just announced its 2015-2016 season, and several others have done the same recently, so you’ll find everything rounded up in this “Call Board” blog for CityBeat theater fans. Nearly two dozen full-scale shows and a handful of other events are headed your way. ...  

Stage Door: Searing Drama and Silly Comedy

{CommentsCant} · Friday, April 24, 2015
A group you might not have heard of, Diogenes Theatre Company, is establishing a solid reputation with its recent production of Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 and its current staging of Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden, featuring three professional actors you will know if you're a regular Cincinnati theatergoer. It's an award-winning moral thriller that explores the a...  

CAC Takes Audiences Into the Deep, Dark Woods

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Want to take a contemplative walk in the woods? The Contemporary Arts Center is offering a chance to see nature in a new light — or darkness — on Friday and Saturday.   

Hit and a Miss: NKU's Y.E.S. Festival

Encore, Encore and It's a Grand Night for Murder (Review)

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Northern Kentucky University’s 17th biennial Year End Series (Y.E.S.) Festival began last week and continues through April 26. According to NKU professor Sandra Forman, who oversees the project every two years, no other university in America undertakes a festival on this scale.  

Too Much of a Good Thing

The Divine Visitor at NKU's Y.E.S. Festival (Review)

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The third play in Northern Kentucky University’s biennial Year End Series (Y.E.S.) Festival is David L. Williams' The Divine Visitor.   

Onstage: Death and the Maiden

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Ariel Dorfman’s award-winning moral thriller explores vengeful actions precipitated by violent abuse.  
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Stage Door: The Kids Are All Right

{CommentsCant} · Friday, April 17, 2015
This is a busy time of year on local stages, and that's especially true at colleges and universities where the academic year is winding down.At Northern Kentucky University, the 17th biennial Year End Series (Y.E.S.) Festival is underway, presenting three world premiere productions in rotating repertory. It's a Grand Night for Murder opened on Thursday; The Divine Visitor</...  

Onstage: The Taming of the Shrew

0 Comments · Thursday, April 16, 2015
If you’ve ever seen The Taming of the Shrew, you might remember it as the tale of an ill-tempered woman brought into line by an abusive, gold-digging suitor.