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Stage Door: Comedies Abound

{CommentsCant} · Friday, November 22, 2013
The theater season takes a bit of a pause around Thanksgiving, since many companies are readying holiday productions. But there are plenty of choices available this weekend. I'm not the only one who enjoyed the laugh-fest that is The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) at the Cincinnati Playhouse. I've heard numerous people who saw it say they were recommending it to others. In ...  

Onstage: Twelfth Night

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Regulars at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company have enjoyed petite but dynamic performer Sara Clark in roles ranging from Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice to the Artful Dodger in Oliver Twist.   
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Stage Door: Theatre Large and Small

{CommentsCant} · Friday, November 15, 2013
There's a fine community theater production of A Chorus Line at the Aronoff Center's Jarson-Kaplan Theater. It's by Cincinnati Music Theatre, and they've recruited a talented cast of dancers, singers and actors to tell the stories of 16 performers competing for roles in the chorus of a Broadway show. There are many fine performances in this show — the characters become known, ...  

The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) (Review)

The Reduced Shakespeare Company's fast-and-furious foray is a dizzying night's entertainment

0 Comments · Friday, November 15, 2013
These guys are truly adept jokesters, physical shtick, wordplay, music, improv — they can do it all and they are, right here in Cincinnati.  

Cock-and-Bull Stories

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Know Theatre is typically the last of our local professional theaters out of the gate in the fall. It takes the small company a while to recuperate from the Fringe Festival, from being a venue for the MidPoint Music Festival and from the numerous other activities they host at their Jackson Street venue in Over-the-Rhine. But they’re finally in the midst of the run of their first regular production for fall 2013, Mike Bartlett’s Bull.  

A Chorus Line (Review)

Sweetness and sorrow

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
It’s a rare organization that can pull off a show so demanding. I guess that makes Cincinnati Music Theatre rare, because their present production of A Chorus Line offers excellent dancing, spectacular singing and acting performances that will make audiences laugh and break your heart.  

Onstage: The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged)

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The wacky troupe that condensed the works of Shakespeare, the Bible, American history and more is at it again. The Reduced Shakespeare Company returns to the Cincinnati Playhouse to explore the evolut  
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Stage Door: Choices Galore

{CommentsCant} · Friday, November 8, 2013
I had occasion to be in downtown Dayton on business earlier this week and thought I'd stay for the evening to catch the Human Race Theatre Company's production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Loft Theatre. It's not a space you'd immediately think of for this often large-scale show, but director Kevin Moore has pu...  

Onstage: Boeing, Boeing

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Bernard is engaged to Gloria. And Gabriella. And Gretchen. His timetable of flights in and out of Paris has kept the three flight attendants from crossing paths. But Boeing’s faster engine disrupts   

Bull (Review)

Strong acting and staging in latest Know Theatre production

0 Comments · Monday, November 4, 2013
You won’t like anyone you see onstage in this savage tale. You’ll probably question your own enjoyment of the show’s dark humor and vicious actions.