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Call Board: Theater News

{CommentsCant} · Monday, December 15, 2014
Actors Sought: If you're an actor looking for an unusual afternoon this week, the Cincinnati Police S.W.A.T. team invites you to volunteer for a training event on Tuesday from noon to 3 p.m. at a location near downtown. Officer Tim Eppstein wrote this in his announcement: "Volunteers will play characters in S.W.A.T.-type situations that may include hostage situations, barricaded individuals...  
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Stage Door: A Weekend of Holiday Theater

{CommentsCant} · Friday, December 12, 2014
This weekend affords you numerous chances to see a holiday show. (Quite a few shows will still be onstage in another week, but you might be too busy shopping or baking cookies ...)

A Christmas Carol at the Playhouse has been drawing crowds for 24 seasons, and it's worth seeing (CityBeat review   

Theaters Offer Holiday Spirit and More

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Catching one of the numerous holiday shows on area stages is a tried and true aspect of celebrating the season.   

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings (Review)

'Plaid' for the holidays

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Plaid Tidings gets my nomination as the season’s most entertaining live onstage holiday show.  
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Call Board: Theater News

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Actors Sought. Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati hosts its third annual Meals for Monologues on Monday and Tuesday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 1127 Vine St. in Over-the-Rhine. It's an open casting call to Equity and non-union actors for theater, film, TV and/or commercial projects cast by the theater's artistic director D. Lynn Meyers. Interested performers should bring two non-pe...  

Onstage: A Christmas Carol

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park presents A Christmas Carol for the 24th consecutive year.  

Onstage: Sleeping Beauty

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 9, 2014
If you want to take the kids to see a show they’ll enjoy, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati has an 18-year tradition of presenting familiar fairy tales as musicals by playwright Joe McDonough and composer David Kisor. This year it’s Sleeping Beauty.  

Onstage: Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 9, 2014
For laughs and holiday cheer, I recommend the Covedale Center on Cincinnati’s West Side for Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings.   
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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.”