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Stage Door: Options for All Ages

{CommentsCant} · Friday, March 7, 2014
Can you imagine Les Misérables without a turntable or the immense barricades lumbering down from the wings? Aubrey Berg, head of the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music’s renowned musical theater program, has dramatically re-imagined the legendary show for a run at UC, using a largely bare stage backed by a wall of ladders, staircases, shelves and recesse...  

Coming to a Theater Near You

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Blake Robison wants the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to be at the forefront of Cincinnati’s cultural conversation. “It’s our responsibility to bring the best theatrical material, both old and new, to our community," he says.
  

Onstage: The Irish Curse

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Have you picked out something green to wear for St. Patrick’s Day? Either way, you might consider further St. Pat’s prep at the Clifton Players’ production of Martin Cassella’s very funny new play The Irish Curse, described as being simultaneously wickedly delightful and heart wrenching.   
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Playhouse in the Park Announces 2014-15 Season

Season ahead includes homegrown works, award-winning shows and a couple of musicals

{CommentsCant} · Monday, March 3, 2014
The Cincinnati Playhouse announced its 2014-15 season on Monday. 
I’m especially looking forward to Peter and the Starcatcher, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Circle Mirror Transformation, as well as the premiere production, Safe House
Here’s what’s coming our way, in chronological order: Jeffrey Hatcher’s new whodunit featuring the wor...  
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Stage Door: Hapless Heroes at Cincy Shakes

{CommentsCant} · Friday, February 28, 2014
There's a magnificent production of the legendary musical Les Misérables at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. I attended the opening performance at Patricia Corbett on Thursday evening, and a show that I've seen umpteen times has been given new life with fresh direction, impassioned staging and innovative design — even if you've seen the legendary or...  

Les Miserables (Review)

A simplified "Les Mis" at CCM focuses on characters and spectacular voices

0 Comments · Friday, February 28, 2014
UC’s College-Conservatory of Music's staging of Les Misérables is powerful and memorable, one of the best musical theater productions on a Cincinnati stage this season.  
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Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Announces 2014-15 Season

Cincy Shakes to offer Gatsby, Birds, Godot and the Bard; NKU has hit musicals and more

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company today announced its 21st season, commencing in July. The company is committed to staging works by Shakespeare, of course, but its goal is broader: It also presents definitive works of drama and literary classics adapted for the stage. As far as the Bard's work, the 2014-2015 season will include a holiday staging of the silly but hilarious The Come...  

A Shot of Kentucky Creativity: Humana Festival No. 38

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
One of America’s most important theatrical events happens annually just 100 miles south of Cincinnati via I-71: the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, kicking off its 38th year this week  

Onstage: Les Misérables

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Are you ready to head for the barricades? The musical theater program at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) will meet you there with their staging of Les Misérables.   

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Review)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's existential comedy is stark raving sane

0 Comments · Sunday, February 23, 2014
Cincinnati Shakespeare has deeply enhanced the experience of both of these classic works, separated by four centuries in their creation, but sharing common philosophical ground in their exploration of the meaning of existence.