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Stage Door: A Ho-Ho-Whole Lotta ​Holiday Shows

{CommentsCant} · Monday, December 8, 2014
If you want to go to the theater this weekend, you have plenty of choices, so long as you have the spirit of the season. Let's start with the familiar: Cincinnati Playhouse launched its 24th year of A Christmas Carol last week, and it's always a pleasure to see, featuring Bruce Cromer as Scrooge. But there are many more fine acting performances, including Ryan Wesley Gilreath as Bob...  

Sleeping Beauty (Review)

Sleeping Beauty needs a bit more villainy

0 Comments · Monday, December 8, 2014
I love that artistic director Lynn Meyers calls Ensemble Theatre’s holiday shows “nondenominational, multigenerational.”   

Onstage: A Soldier's Christmas

0 Comments · Monday, December 8, 2014
Last summer Cincinnati Opera presented Silent Night, a retelling of the 1914 “Christmas Truce,” when World War I forces set aside their battles and marked the holiday.  

Onstage: Elf the Musical

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 2, 2014
You have until Sunday to discover your inner elf.  
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Stage Door: Clooney, Christmas Carol and Comedy

{CommentsCant} · Monday, December 1, 2014
Earlier this week I took my mom to see Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical at the Cincinnati Playhouse (CityBeat review here). It was just as good the second time around. Mom, who loved Clooney as a performer in her heyday, had this to say: "It was lik...  

Bureau of Missing Persons (Review)

Play at Know takes characters beyond grief

0 Comments · Monday, December 1, 2014
Know Theatre’s annual Fringe Festival uses the motto, “Kinda weird. Like you.” That could be an apt description of its production of The Bureau of Missing Persons, a new play by Lila Rose Kaplan.  

No Time for Humbug: A Dickens of a Christmas Story

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
“Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.”  

The Comedy of Errors (Review)

Shakespeare classic is a laugh riot at Cincy Shakes

0 Comments · Monday, November 24, 2014
The title of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors is today a catch phrase for situations when things go wrong.  

Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical (Review)

Rosie Clooney's flip side

0 Comments · Monday, November 24, 2014
Rosemary Clooney has long been a favorite of Cincinnatians.  

Onstage: The Bureau of Missing Persons

0 Comments · Monday, November 24, 2014
You might not have heard of playwright Lila Rose Kaplan, who has made her name with modern farces, bittersweet comic dramas and musicals.