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Cincinnati Theaters — Come and Gone

1 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I’ve written about theater in Cincinnati for more than 25 years — including reviews and features for CityBeat since it began in 1994. I recently dug through my files on theaters that came and went during the 1990s. In this column (and one on July 3), I’ll provide an overview of that era and offer some thoughts about what’s missing in 2013.
  
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Stage Door: Cirque du Soleil and More

{CommentsCant} · Friday, June 14, 2013
Head to Dayton's Nutter Center this weekend to see Cirque du Soleil's classic show, Quidam. The show, at the time a big top production, spent several weeks in Cincinnati in August and September 2006 in a "grand chapiteau" on the Ohio River bank near the Suspension Bridge. It's the story of a bored kid named Zoé whose parents ignore her. We enter the world of her imagination when...  
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Cirque du Soleil's Quidam Is a Flight of Imagination

Onstage at Dayton's Nutter Center through June 16

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, June 13, 2013
Cirque du Soleil's classic show, Quidam, opens with Zoé (Alessandra Gonzalez), a bored little girl whose parents ignore her. We enter the world of her imagination when Quidam, a headless wanderer under an umbrella, hands Zoé his blue bowler hat. (This imagery will resonate with those who know the surrealist paintings of René Magritte, a 20th century artist whose paintings cha...  

Onstage: The Odd Couple

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Playwright Neil Simon must be a great party guest, quick with quips and one-liners. His later plays like Lost in Yonkers and Brighton Beach Memoirs are sweet and nostalgic, but he made his name with l  

Five Summer Theater Performances Not to Miss

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Our local theater world's version of summer blockbusters.
  

It’s a Wrap for the 2013 Cincy Fringe

0 Comments · Monday, June 10, 2013
Almost one-third of the 2013 Cincy Fringe Festival productions won some form of voted recognition, a testament to the high quality of shows this year.   
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Ensemble Theatre Announces Remainder of Season

Cincy Playhouse veterans Ed Stern and Michael Evan Haney to stage shows

{CommentsCant} · Sunday, June 9, 2013
If you enjoyed "great theater in a great theater" at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park during past seasons, you'll be pleased to learn that Ed Stern, former producing artistic director, and Michael Evan Haney, whose tenure as associate artistic director ends on June 30, have both been engaged to stage shows at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) for its 2013-2014 season. Haney will stage Nin...  

Swimming in the Shallows (Review - Critic's Pick)

0 Comments · Saturday, June 8, 2013
The 2013 Fringe has provided a final showcase for a half-dozen talented performers to shine in their own light in a production of Adam Bock’s absurdist comedy.  
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Stage Door: Finishing Up Fringe

{CommentsCant} · Friday, June 7, 2013
Two more days of the 2013 Cincy Fringe remain. In its 10th year, this year's festival has provided consistently high-quality offerings. If you're serious about the full range of theater, you owe it to yourself to catch a couple of them. I can't go into everything here, but you can check out my column from the current issue of CityBeat   

Surfing the Fringe

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 4, 2013
There are just a few days left for the 2013 Cincinnati Fringe, our annual celebration of weirdness and creativity, produced by Know Theatre. It’s over on Saturday evening (the final party is at 10:30 p.m. at the Jackson Street theater’s Underground Bar), but there’s still time to catch several productions.