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New Plays in Louisville

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The 40th-annual Humana Festival of New American Plays commences this week, presenting six shows in rotating repertory on the theater’s three stages through April 10.   

The Times of Their Lives

CCM presents Green Day Rock opera American Idiot

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The stage production of American Idiot expands on the album, focusing on Johnny, Will and Tunny, who yearn to flee their arid suburban existence.  

Onstage: American Idiot

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The show is not easy to watch: American Idiot takes a hard, cynical look at jaded youth who struggle with the expectations of the American Dream and come to epitomize a generation that failed to launch.  

Onstage: Newsies

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Low expectations and high results — that’s the story of Newsies, about a ragged band of New York newsboys in 1899 who fought back against publishing titans and won.   
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Playhouse in the Park Announces 2016-2017 Season

Artistic Director Blake Robison to bring a variety of programming by a diverse array of playwrights

{CommentsCant} · Monday, February 29, 2016
On Monday evening, Blake Robison, artistic director at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, announced the shows he has selected for the theater’s 2016-2017 season. In an earlier conversation about the 10 works to be presented, Robison told me why he’s excited about the coming year. “This hits all the programming areas that we talk about a lot,” he says, referencing family-friendly pr...  

A Witty Dose of Jane Austen at Cincy Shakes

0 Comments · Monday, February 29, 2016
Jane Austen. Her name spells theater magic in the 21st century. Stage an adaptation of one of her early 19th-century novels, and you will fill theater seats. Beyond Shakespeare, Austen is, in fact, surely the most widely recognized figure in English literature   
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Girlfriends, dungeons, classics and revolutionaries onstage this weekend

{CommentsCant} · Friday, February 26, 2016
There’s an exciting array of theater on local stages this weekend, a perfect time to check out a live performance before you settle in for the Academy Awards on Sunday night. It seems that all a theater needs to do these days is mention Jane Austen and fans line up for tickets. I’m sure that’s what Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has in mind with its production of Emma, op...  

Onstage: Emma

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Pretty much all you need to do to sell theater tickets these days is attach Jane Austen’s name to a show.  
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Broadway Shows Coming to Cincinnati for 2016-2017

Kids (lots of kids!), a phantom, a little murder, some magic, a lot of memorable music and something rotten

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The 2016-2017 season for Broadway in Cincinnati was announced over the weekend. We’ll be seeing several time-tested titles, as well as a number of brand-new works and a couple of certifiable hits. Here’s the rundown: The Sound of Music (Sept. 27-Oct. 9): It’s a new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved hit about Maria and the von Trapp Family. It’s a sure be...  

Their Education Is Entertainment for the Rest of Us

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Don’t lose track of theater on university campuses, because there’s a lot of it. It’s a chance to see works that are less likely to be produced by theaters where selling lots of tickets is a necessity.