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Onstage: Transmigration

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Since 2009, the drama program at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music has presented an annual “festival of student-created new works.”   
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Stage Door: Old and New

{CommentsCant} · Friday, March 1, 2013
If you're looking for an unusual but gripping theatrical production this weekend, you should head straight to UC's College-Conservatory of Music for The Threepenny Opera. Don't think that this is some stuffy old piece from 1928, although that's when the show with a script by Bertoldt Brecht and music by Kurt Weill was first performed. It was radical and challenging, mocking the est...  

Threepenny Opera (Review)

CCM shines with historical tale of corruption, greed

0 Comments · Friday, March 1, 2013
This CCM production is an engaging if sordid recreation of the creators’ intentions, a bravura performance that serves as a reminder of how theater can provide sharp social commentary. Bravo to Guarino and her student cast for this memorable production.
  

Onstage: Why Do Fools Fall in Love?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2013
 Even as Million Dollar Quartet is still shakin’ things up at the Aronoff, the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts this week kicks off a different kind of quartet with a lot of familiar  

New Vistas

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 26, 2013
This week marks the opening Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 37th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays. First up is Meredith McDonough’s The Delling Shore, about two rival authors and their daughters, a work in which words become weapons.  
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Know Theatre Adds to Current Season

Announces the regional premiere of Mike Bartlett's 'Cock' April-May

{CommentsCant} · Sunday, February 24, 2013
Know Theatre today announced the regional premiere of Mike Bartlett's provocative play Cock to fill another slot in its 2012-2013 season. The show will run from April 12 to May 11, 2013, at the Over-the-Rhine theater's Jackson Street stage. It's just the second American production of the show, following its 2009 premiere at London's Royal Court Theatre. (Know is actually just a week ...  
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Flying High at the Playhouse Next Fall

{CommentsCant} · Sunday, February 24, 2013
According to Cincinnati Playhouse's new artistic director, Blake Robison, "I'm thrilled to give everyone a sneak peak at our upcoming 2013-2014 season by announcing our first two Marx productions." Behind this announcement is the fact that the two shows are co-productions with Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, which kind of spilled the beans with an announcement a few weeks back of its two ope...  
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Stage Door: Cincy Shakes Steals the Show(s)

{CommentsCant} · Friday, February 22, 2013
It might be hard to imagine that a show like Legally Blonde: The Musical could stir up controversy, which it did last fall at Loveland High School. But that's not stopping other theaters from putting it onstage, including Northern Kentucky University, which opened a campus production on Thursday (and continues through March 3). It's the familiar story of Elle Woods, spurned by h...  

Million Dollar Quartet (Review)

Great balls of fire!

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
If you're a fan of the early days of Rock & Roll, you'll be in heaven if you go to see the touring production of Million Dollar Quartet. It's really more of a concert with dead-on impersonations of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley than a traditional Broadway show.  

Onstage: Million Dollar Quartet

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 19, 2013
If I said you could catch a jam session featuring four Rock & Roll icons together, I’d probably get your attention, right? That’s what the unusual Broadway musical, Million Dollar Quartet,