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Onstage: The Handmaid's Tale

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 20, 2015
In the near future, what’s left of the United States has become the Republic of Gilead, a nation oppressively governed by strictly religious principles.  

Stage Door: A Weekend of Classic Musicals and Plays, Plus a Party and Some Lies

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 16, 2015
Things are off to a good start for 2015: The touring production of Cinderella at the Aronoff is a very entertaining retooling of music by Rodgers and Hammerstein into a more contemporary version of the classic fairy tale. It's the same story, but the attitudes are of the 21st century, with a "power to the people" thread running through it and Cinderella conveying a populist message, ...  

Onstage: West Side Story

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Despite its cramped stage, The Carnegie’s staging has many elements that pay homage to the original.  

Onstage: Waiting for Godot

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 13, 2015
In 1953, Irish playwright Samuel Beckett’s absurdist tragicomedy used the same premise: Two loveably hapless vagrants grapple with the mysteries of the universe, bantering and bickering as they wait in vain for someone named Godot.  

West Side Story (Review)

'West Side Story' demands singers and dancers — but youth is essential, too

0 Comments · Monday, January 12, 2015
Despite its cramped stage, The Carnegie’s staging of the show has many elements that pay homage to the original.  
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Stage Door: Alternative Theater & More

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 9, 2015
The tragic suicide of Leelah Alcorn a week ago has drawn attention to the challenges faced by transgendered individuals. All the more reason that you ought to head to Know Theatre (1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine) on Friday or Saturday evening at 8 p.m. for Rebecca Kling's Fringe Encore performance of Something Something New Vagina. Kling's solo show in the 2014 Fringe fascinated an...  

A Theater for You?

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Did you resolve to see more theater in 2015? If so, where to start?  

Cinderella (Review)

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Think you know the story of Cinderella — wicked stepfamily, pumpkin coach, charming prince, glass slipper, happy ending?  

Onstage: Cinderella

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Rodgers and Hammerstein created a musical about Cinderella for TV in 1957, watched by an audience of 107 million. It finally made its Broadway debut in 2013.  
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Stage Door: Start the New Year with a Show

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 2, 2015
With the holidays just behind us, there's a kind of a lull on local stages, but this weekend has a few offerings to consider. At the Cincinnati Playhouse there's a popular production that's been extended twice, so you still have chances to see Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical through Jan. 11. The show is a great recreation of the career of girl singer Clooney who grew up in Nor...