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West Side Story (Review)

'West Side Story' demands singers and dancers — but youth is essential, too

0 Comments · Monday, January 12, 2015
Despite its cramped stage, The Carnegie’s staging of the show has many elements that pay homage to the original.  
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Stage Door: Alternative Theater & More

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 9, 2015
The tragic suicide of Leelah Alcorn a week ago has drawn attention to the challenges faced by transgendered individuals. All the more reason that you ought to head to Know Theatre (1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine) on Friday or Saturday evening at 8 p.m. for Rebecca Kling's Fringe Encore performance of Something Something New Vagina. Kling's solo show in the 2014 Fringe fascinated an...  

A Theater for You?

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Did you resolve to see more theater in 2015? If so, where to start?  

Cinderella (Review)

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Think you know the story of Cinderella — wicked stepfamily, pumpkin coach, charming prince, glass slipper, happy ending?  

Onstage: Cinderella

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Rodgers and Hammerstein created a musical about Cinderella for TV in 1957, watched by an audience of 107 million. It finally made its Broadway debut in 2013.  
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Stage Door: Start the New Year with a Show

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 2, 2015
With the holidays just behind us, there's a kind of a lull on local stages, but this weekend has a few offerings to consider. At the Cincinnati Playhouse there's a popular production that's been extended twice, so you still have chances to see Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical through Jan. 11. The show is a great recreation of the career of girl singer Clooney who grew up in Nor...  
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Stage Door: Still a Lot of Christmas Stories at Cincinnati Theaters

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, December 25, 2014
Even though Christmas was yesterday, there are still holiday shows in the pipeline for you to enjoy. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has an annual hit with Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!), and this ninth go-round has been no exception. In fact, all 12 of the show's originally scheduled performances were sold out. A 13th performance was added on Sunday, Dec. ...  

Cincinnati Theater Offered Stories of All Shapes and Sizes in 2014

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 23, 2014
In early 2014 countless friends told me, “I couldn’t believe I was laughing at the things they were saying.” They were describing their reactions to the touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical, The Book of Mormon, by Broadway in Cincinnati (Jan. 7-26).  
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Stage Door: Tears or Laughs

Take your pick with these holiday shows

{CommentsCant} · Friday, December 19, 2014
It's unusual that we get a chance during the holidays to see a world premiere of a new play, but it's happening at Northern Kentucky University's Corbett Theatre, where New Edgecliff Theatre and Actor & Playwrights Collaborative are producing Phil Paradis's new script, Soldier's Christmas, through Sunday. The show commemorates the centennial of the memorable "Christmas Truce" in ...  

Onstage: Every Christmas Story Every Told (and then some)

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
For seven seasons this mash-up of holiday tales has played to sold-out Cincinnati Shakespeare audiences. It starts as an annual performance of A Christmas Carol but goes off the tracks almost immediately to poke fun at the season and the stories we all remember.