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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.”   

Onstage: A Soldier's Christmas

0 Comments · Monday, December 8, 2014
Last summer Cincinnati Opera presented Silent Night, a retelling of the 1914 “Christmas Truce,” when World War I forces set aside their battles and marked the holiday.  

Onstage: Elf the Musical

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 2, 2014
You have until Sunday to discover your inner elf.  
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Stage Door: Clooney, Christmas Carol and Comedy

{CommentsCant} · Monday, December 1, 2014
Earlier this week I took my mom to see Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical at the Cincinnati Playhouse (CityBeat review here). It was just as good the second time around. Mom, who loved Clooney as a performer in her heyday, had this to say: "It was lik...