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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.   
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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   

Find Your Way to a Local Park for a Dose of Shakespeare

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Macbeth, Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare in the Park, onstage

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Sixty years ago visionary producer Joseph Papp dreamed up the idea of Shakespeare in the Park. It’s become an institution in Central Park in New York City and, since 1954, dozens of other locales have repeated the concept across the United States and beyond.
  

Onstage: Footloose

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
It’s the second weekend for Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre’s all-student production of Footloose, the hit 1998 musical (based on a hit 1984 film that starred Kevin Bacon).  
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Stage Door: Shakin' It

{CommentsCant} · Friday, July 25, 2014
If you paid attention to the local theater season just concluded, you will recall that Cincinnati Shakespeare Company completed a herculean task: During its 20-year existence, the classic theater has produced all 38 of Shakespeare's plays. This summer three of Cincy Shakes' best actors are repeating the feat — sort of — with a production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abri...  

Theater Matters

Educational Theatre Association plans to launch programs in underserved schools nationwide

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Later this week more than 100 high school drama teachers will converge in Cincinnati. That might sound like a lot of theater geeks in one place at the historic Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza downtown, but according to the people organizing this get-together, the very future of our nation might be at stake. OK, maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement.   

Free Theater at Know — You’re Welcome!

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
You read that headline correctly. The outside-the-box thinkers at Know Theatre, the offbeat company that presents the Fringe Festival every June and other mind-expanding performances year-round, has a new idea. Led by new artistic director Andrew Hungerford, this initiative is called “The Welcome Experiment.”
  

Onstage: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
In its 20th season, the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company completed “the canon,” the rare theatrical feat of performing every one of the Bard’s 38 works. To kick off its 21st season, the “classic” theater company does it again — in one evening!