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Onstage: The Producers

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Hit Broadway musical The Producers is the first show staged at Cincinnati Landmark Production’s new Warsaw Federal Incline Theater. It's the story of a pair of hucksters who raise a boatload of m  

You Seem Pretty Great

0 Comments · Sunday, May 31, 2015
Mike Fotis, a monologist from Minneapolis, puts on a show that’s about as minimal as it can be.  
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Stage Door: Fringing, a Free Performance and More Good Choices

{CommentsCant} · Friday, May 29, 2015
Cincy Fringe is hot and heavy right now. If you’re planning to attend and want to get the scoop on some shows you might enjoy over the weekend, head to the CityBeat's Fringe hub, where reviews are being posted by a team of writers that I’m managing. We go to see the opening ...  

Moonlight After Midnight (Critic's Pick)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 28, 2015
Patsy Cline is the muse for Martin Dockery’s excellent script, Moonlight After Midnight. The playwright and Vanessa Quesnelle perform this two-hander at 17 E. Court St., a block south of Central Parkway, a vacant store space used as a 2015 Fringe venue.   

Cincinnati Fringe: Community, Camaraderie and Passion

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The 13th annual Cincinnati Fringe is under way. Shows start Wednesday and continue through June 6. CityBeat writers will attend the opening performance of every production and provide next-day reviews  

Onstage: Assassins

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Stephen Sondheim’s dark musical about presidential assassins has become a classic since it was first staged in 1990.   
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Stage Door: Theater Critics of the Future?

{CommentsCant} · Friday, May 22, 2015
There’s lots happening on Cincinnati stages this weekend — including excellent productions of Circle Mirror Transformation at the Cincinnati Playhouse and Outside Mullingar at Ensemble Theatre. The Cincinnati Fringe Festival is right around the corner. But I want to use this week’s Stage Door to highlight a glimpse of the future. Tonight the CAPPIE AWARDS will celebrate ...  

Learning How to Act: Onstage and in Life

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation is a deceptively simple play — on the surface, it’s a comedy about five people enrolled in a community center class about learning how to act.  

2015 Cincinnati Fringe: Shouts from the Vanguard of American Theater

Events kick off Tuesday and the weirdness continues through June 6

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
As the Cincinnati Fringe Festival comes upon its 13th year — starting May 26 and running through June 6 — we thought it would be informative to hear from seven people who work behind the scenes to produce this annual two weeks of theater, creativity and fun.   

Onstage: Acting Irish International Theatre Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Irish theater is top of mind locally, what with the warm-hearted Outside Mullingar continuing at Ensemble Theatre and this week an international festival of Irish acting.