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Onstage: Review: Othello

The Playhouse brings back the Bard and enthralls

0 Comments · Friday, October 5, 2007
Well, that old spellbinder Ed Stern has worked his magic at the Cincinnati Playhouse again. On opening night more than 200 people watched the 80-minute second act of Othello in pin-drop silence, i  

Onstage: Review: Romeo and Juliet

Hayley Clark offers an enthralling performance as one of Shakespeare's signature women

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Had Hayley Clark been the player in the Lord Chamberlain's company circa 1594, when Shakespeare was writing his first great romantic tragedy -- and had she first illuminated the play's leading f  

Onstage: Review: Nixon in China

John Adams' score highlights marvelous production

1 Comments · Saturday, July 14, 2007
As directed by Cincinnati Opera first-timer Kevin Newbury and conducted by Kristjan Jarvi, also first-timing at Music Hall, John Adams' Nixon in China (1987) emerges almost as much a theater pie  

Onstage: Review: Cosi Fan Tutte

Mozart takes Hollywood in brilliant Cincinnati Opera production

0 Comments · Friday, June 29, 2007
A great many theatrical miracles combine to make Cincinnati Opera’s Cosi Fan Tutte the exhilarating, near stunning success that it is. Any production so sure of itself that it makes a 91-min  

Onstage: Smokin'

The music is rich; the humor is silly

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Back in 1991, when director Alan Bailey and writer Connie Ray's original Smoke on the Mountain (SOTM) was new, The Raleigh News-Observer in North Carolina remarked how it "celebrates a lost age of in  

Web Onstage: Smokin'

The music is rich; the humor is silly

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Back in 1991 when director Alan Bailey and writer Connie Ray's original Smoke on the Mountain (SOTM) was new, The Raleigh News-Observer in North Carolina remarked how it "celebrates a lost age of in  

Web Onstage: Harold and Maude at Dayton's Human Race Theater

Tom Jones' remake bares souls and celebrates life

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 14, 2007
When screenwriter Colin Higgins's movie, Harold and Maude (Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon), opened in 1972, Vincent Canby panned it in The New York Times and the showbiz trade paper, Variety, said it had  

Web Onstage: Stringing Along

ETC's Pearls offers 27 characters in 90 minutes

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 18, 2006
For perhaps half of its 90 intermission-less minutes Michelle Lowe's String of Pearls is as discerning and as lively as the sleek, chic regional premiere production it was given by director D. Lynn