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Stage Door: 'Tis the Season for Theater

{CommentsCant} · Friday, September 5, 2014
If you'd like to go to the theater every evening for the next four days, there are plenty of options for you to consider as the 2014-2015 season is getting underway on stages all over town. Here are some good choices to consider: Hands on a Hardbody opened on Wednesday at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, and CityBeat reviewer Stacy Sims called it "effervescent" and "offbeat" i...  

Behave Yourself 2.0

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The dos and don'ts of theater attendance, version 2.0.

Onstage: Hands On a Hardbody

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Hand it to Ensemble Theatre for kicking off its 2014-2015 season with the regional premiere of a recent Broadway musical, Hands on a Hardbody.   

Onstage: Shakespeare in the Park

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 26, 2014
During August, six actors from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company have toured to parks across the region with Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  

Plays By Women: Where Are They?

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A crowd of female playwrights came together in New York City in 2008 to express their concern that works by women were not getting produced by that city’s theaters. More than 150 playwrights attended the gathering, resulting in standing-room-only at the venue.  

Opening Number

Theater season starts now

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Shows that open seasons for local theater companies carry added freight: They tell theatergoers, “This is what to expect from us.”   
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Stage Door: Busy August

{CommentsCant} · Friday, August 15, 2014
Not too many years ago August was a very quiet month on local stages. No longer. You have plenty of good choices this weekend.Stacy Sims reviewed Know Theatre's production of Harry & the Thief, which opened last week. She called it "a wonderfully ridiculous, history-twisting, la...  

Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 5, 2014
It was 35 years ago when I first heard about a new Broadway musical, the story of a Victorian serial murderer whose victims were ground up for meat pies. My first reaction to Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street was disbelief.  

Onstage: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at The Carnegie

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Many people think musicals are about sweetness and happy endings. Well, not Stephen Sondheim, the composer and lyricist of this Victorian story of vicious serial killing and cannibalism in London.   

Stage Door: Free Shakespeare!

{CommentsCant} · Friday, August 1, 2014
The big show this weekend will be Lumenocity in Washington Park. If you were lucky enough to get a ticket, you'll be seeing some great images on Music Hall's facade with accompaniment by the Cincinnati Symphony. If you weren't so lucky, you can still enjoy the show via radio (WGUC), television, big screens (at Fountain Square and Riverbend, for free) or via live streaming at