WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING INSTEAD OF THIS?
 
Home · Articles · By Rick Pender
Rick Pender
 

Countrified Musical in Dayton

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Country Music can be slippery territory for musical theater: It deals with primal emotions, lost love, heartbreak and gettin’ even. That might make for a powerful musical.  

Onstage: The Sunshine Boys

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Maybe you thought Lewis and Clark were explorers in 19th-century America. But if you’re a theater fan, you know about Al Lewis and Willy Clark.  
stage

Stage Door: Keep the Groove Going

{CommentsCant} · Friday, June 20, 2014
Probably the most entertaining thing onstage right now is Private Lives at Cincinnati Shakespeare. It's been selling so well that 2 p.m. matinee performances have been added this Saturday and June 28. (It closes on June 29.) It's the story of honeymoons going bad when a feisty divorced couple decide to reunite rather than stick with their new spouses — when they find themselves ...  

Onstage: Serials!

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Activity on Cincinnati stages slows down considerably during the summer, but the creative thinkers at Know Theatre plan to keep you entertained with something new and different: a summer-long series of episodic plays by local playwrights called Serials!    

Private Lives (Review)

Cincy Shakes production is spun from trivial flippancy

0 Comments · Saturday, June 14, 2014
Cincy Shakes is winding up its 20th-anniversary season with this witty bon mot of a comedy spun from an avalanche of “incessant trivial flippancy.”  
stage door 6-13-14 kelly mengelkoch and jeremy dubin in private lives @ cincy shakes - photo rich sofranko

Stage Door: Cincy Shakes

{CommentsCant} · Friday, June 13, 2014
What with the Fringe Festival finished up last weekend, there's not so much to choose from in the world of local theater. But there is a piece of frothy entertainment at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company that is a perfect summer refreshment: It's Noel Coward's Private Lives. The show (created in 1929) is indeed a classic — making it perfect material for Cincy Shakes — but it's a...  

Onstage: League of Cincinnati Theatres Awards

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Since last August, representatives of the League of Cincinnati Theatres have attended shows and identified productions and performers to be considered for their annual awards.  

Another Fringe Makes Crazy History

0 Comments · Monday, June 9, 2014
The Cincinnati Fringe had its finale on Saturday evening in a chaotic round of thanks and kudos at Know Theatre. If you’ve never attended but want to know what it’s like, I’d compare the party to a tumultuous Saturday morning at Findlay Market.  
2014-fringe-festival-image - designed by alex kesman copy

Stage Door: Wrapping up Fringe

{CommentsCant} · Friday, June 6, 2014
Just two more days of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, so here are a few recommendations for great shows you can still catch. (Look for reviews of these performances on CityBeat's Fringe page here.) Many Fringe performances are sold-out, so check in advance to be sure seats are still available:   

Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake) and Authorial Intent

Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati Intern Company

0 Comments · Friday, June 6, 2014
Both pieces, staged by directing intern Ben Raanan (the program is about 100 minutes), are well chosen pieces for the talented interns. I hope to see several of them remain in Cincinnati for subsequent onstage work.