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I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti (Review)

Playhouse serves up a tasty show about boyfriends and cooking

0 Comments · Friday, October 3, 2014
 The show’s gimmick is that it’s set in a working kitchen where LaVecchia prepares an aromatic three-course Italian meal while animatedly describing her romantic adventures, starting at age 16 and continuing into her 40s.  

The Little Dog Laughed (Review)

New Edgecliff Theatre's Little Dog has crackle and snap

0 Comments · Thursday, October 2, 2014
There’s some deliciously nasty storytelling going on upstairs at the Hoffner Lodge on Hamilton Avenue in Northside thanks to New Edgecliff Theatre’s production of Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed.  

New Faces and Places for Know, New Edgecliff

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
A new theater season is bringing changes to several local theater companies.

Onstage: I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Actress Antoinette LaVecchia prepares a tempting three-course Italian dinner from scratch onstage — she even makes her own pasta — while she regales the audience with stories about bad boyfriends.  
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Stage Door: Dirty Dancing, Laughing Dogs and More

{CommentsCant} · Friday, September 26, 2014
To see some of Cincinnati's finest actors working together in close quarters, check out Clifton Players' production of Kevin Crowley's new play The Riverside, onstage through Saturday at Clifton Performance Theatre (located just west of the Clifton/Ludlow business dist...  

Onstage: The Great Gatsby

0 Comments · Monday, September 22, 2014
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 Jazz Age novel, The Great Gatsby, is generally considered a great American novel.  

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.