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Onstage: Dirty Dancing

0 Comments · Monday, September 22, 2014
The coming-of-age drama about 17-year-old “Baby” Houseman and Johnny, a dance instructor, at a vacation resort in the Catskill Mountains was an immense movie hit in 1987.  
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Stage Door: Riverside, Reefer and Sondheim

{CommentsCant} · Friday, September 19, 2014
There are several good productions onstage around town — check out CityBeat coverage of Hands on a Hardbody (a musical at ETC), The Great Gatsby (a classic Ameri...  

Onstage: A Streetcar Named Desire

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Tennessee Williams received the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for drama for his play about the neurotic, vulnerable Southern belle Blanche DuBois, who falls on hard times and has to move into a seedy New Orleans apartment with her sister and her brutish husband.  

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club (Critic's Pick)

The play’s afoot: Sherlock is still kicking at the Playhouse

0 Comments · Monday, September 15, 2014
I believe Hatcher’s script and the Playhouse’s production will satisfy fans of Holmes, but a much broader audience will appreciate the show’s theatrical production.  
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Stage Door: Sherlock Holmes & More

{CommentsCant} · Friday, September 12, 2014
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club opened last night at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. It's a new adventure for the Victorian sleuth. How can that be, you might ask, if you're a Sherlock fan — this isn't a familiar title. That's because playwright Jeffrey Hatcher picked up Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's memorable detective, a master of deductive observation, a...  

Onstage: Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle probably never imagined that his brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes would continue to be solving mysteries more than a century after his creation.  

The Great Gatsby (Review)

Cincy Shakes' latest production explores the inescapable past

0 Comments · Saturday, September 6, 2014
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 Jazz Age novel, The Great Gatsby, is generally considered a great American novel.  
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Stage Door: 'Tis the Season for Theater

{CommentsCant} · Friday, September 5, 2014
If you'd like to go to the theater every evening for the next four days, there are plenty of options for you to consider as the 2014-2015 season is getting underway on stages all over town. Here are some good choices to consider: Hands on a Hardbody opened on Wednesday at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, and CityBeat reviewer Stacy Sims called it "effervescent" and "offbeat" i...  

Behave Yourself 2.0

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The dos and don'ts of theater attendance, version 2.0.

Onstage: Hands On a Hardbody

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Hand it to Ensemble Theatre for kicking off its 2014-2015 season with the regional premiere of a recent Broadway musical, Hands on a Hardbody.