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Sexy, Salacious 'Chicago' Delivers at The Carnegie

0 Comments · Monday, August 12, 2013
The Broadway revival of Chicago, the satirical show about murder, celebrity and corruption, is the longest-running American musical in Broadway history; the 2002 film of Chicago won the Academy Award. All the more reason to make a call immediately to the box office at The Carnegie in Covington to get a ticket for an eye-popping local production.  
stage door blog - 39 steps @ cincy shakes - nick rose & mranda mcgee - photo rich sofranko

Stage Door: Comedies and Classics

{CommentsCant} · Friday, August 9, 2013
Summer is flying by, or so it seems. This is the final weekend for you to see Cincinnati Shakespeare's production of The 39 Steps (CityBeat review here), a satiric adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1935 film of espionage and intrigue. Making it all the more amu...  

Onstage: Chicago

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Maybe you’ve seen the 2002 film of this classic show, but Chicago is even more brassy and sassy onstage. Find out for yourself as Covington’s Carnegie opens its production of the sexy Jazz Age sto  
charlie cromer and maggie lou rader - photo jeanna vellacincy shakes - romeo & juliet (shakespeare in the park tour) -

Stage Door: Double Dose from CSC

{CommentsCant} · Friday, August 2, 2013
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is offering a double dose of entertainment this weekend. First and foremost is The 39 Steps at CSC's mainstage (CityBeat review here). If that title sounds familiar, it's because it was a classic espionage novel a century ago, made into ...  

The Drama Workshop Is Rolling Strikes at the Glenmore

1 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
There’s no place like home. That mantra has put several Cincinnati area community theaters in a good place: Owning a facility means scheduling flexibility, room to rehearse and the opportunity to grow.  

Toil and Trouble (Review)

In-the-moment, fast-talking producting loses some humor in the fury

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Lauren Gunderson’s Toil and Trouble is a very new play inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The title page of her script calls it a “Scottish-ish” comedy. Know Theatre of Cincinnati is giving the script just its second production.

Onstage: Grease

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 30, 2013
This musical about hot-rodding, high-spirited teens at Rydell High ran for eight years on Broadway with good reason — great tunes in the ’50s style of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis plus lo  

Onstage: Love Rides the Rails at The Drama Workshop

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 30, 2013
The Drama Workshop (TDW), a venerable community theater, has recently established its home at the onetime Glenmore Bowl, built in 1928. In 2013 and 2014, for the second season at the Glenmore, a dive  
nick rose in the 39 steps at cincy shakes (for stage door 7-26) - photo rich sofranko

Stage Door: Curtain Goes Up

{CommentsCant} · Friday, July 26, 2013
Finally, a weekend with some theater choices for your entertainment, even though the weather is beautiful enough to keep us outdoors. But you want to see a curtain go up somewhere, right?
You'll have fun for sure if you go to see The 39 Steps at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. If that title sounds vaguely familiar, it's because Alfred Hitchcock made a classic film that's at ...  

An Avalanche of Hilarity

0 Comments · Friday, July 26, 2013
Almost a century ago, British novelist John Buchan wrote a potboiler about espionage and double-dealing. Twenty years later in 1935, film director Alfred Hitchcock turned The 39 Steps into a much-admired cinematic thriller.