CityBeat - Onstage http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-27-1-onstage.html <![CDATA[Growing Up - Louisville’s annual theater festival features imaginative new plays]]> The 38th Humana Festival of New American Plays, presented annually by Actors Theatre of Louisville, came to its tumultuous conclusion last weekend, capping off ATL’s 50th anniversary season...]]> <![CDATA[The Twentieth-Century Way (Review) - Know Theatre regional premiere entertains, transports and transforms]]> When house lights dim and a play begins, every theatergoer prays to witness something that entertains, transports and, in the best cases, transforms...Tom Jacobson’s The Twentieth-Century Way, receiving its regional premiere at Know Theatre of Cincinnati, does just that. 
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<![CDATA[Exit Laughing - University of Cincinnati graduate student Omer Ben-Seadia directs 'Don Pasquale' at CCM]]> Don Pasquale is Omer Ben-Seadia’s final production for CCM and a fitting conclusion to her CCM career, according to Robin Guarino, J. Ralph Corbett Distinguished Chair in Opera.
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<![CDATA[Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (Review) - Cincy Shakes' testosterone-laden production is full of boys and a lot of noise.]]>

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, nearly finished with the immense task of staging all 38 of Shakespeare’s surviving plays over its 20-year history, has launched another noteworthy effort.

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<![CDATA[A Delicate Ship (Review) - Playhouse world premiere brings another excellent new play and writer to Cincinnati audiences]]>

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park hit a home run with its world premiere of Anna Ziegler’s A Delicate Ship on the Shelterhouse stage.

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<![CDATA[CAC to Transform into Roomful of Voices - ]]> You’ve never heard anything like ensemble Roomful of Teeth, who will be making their Cincinnati debut at the Contemporary Arts Center this week. That’s no understatement.]]> <![CDATA[The Mountaintop (Review) - MLK’s last night makes for a moving production at ETC]]>

Audiences will be deeply moved by this imaginative recreation of a moment in history and the very real man who changed America.

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<![CDATA[Pride and Prejudice (Review) - Cincinnati Playhouse takes on beloved Austen characters]]> Jane Austen’s familiar characters in Pride and Prejudice have all but taken on the status of real people. Everyone who loves this 1813 novel of love and manners “knows” Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, to be sure...]]> <![CDATA[I Left My Heart, A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett (Review) - Bennett revue falls flat]]> Cincinnati Landmark Productions’ I Left My Heart, A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts presents a musical tribute to Bennett, with more than 30 songs made famous by or famously sung by the legendary crooner.]]> <![CDATA[Wicked (Review) - Touring production is certifiable, guaranteed entertainment]]>

The word I use to describe the Broadway musical hit Wicked is “juggernaut,” defined as “an overwhelming advancing force or event.”

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<![CDATA[Les Miserables (Review) - A simplified "Les Mis" at CCM focuses on characters and spectacular voices]]>

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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<![CDATA[A Shot of Kentucky Creativity: Humana Festival No. 38 - ]]> 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]]> <![CDATA[Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Review) - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's existential comedy is stark raving sane]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Shifts in Mind, Body and Spirit - ]]> Brainstorming various aspects of the concept of time marked the impetus of MamLuft&Co. Dance’s most recent work, /SHIFT/, premiering at the Aronoff Center this weekend.]]> <![CDATA[From The Ground Up - World premiere of 'King Arthur's Camelot' is the centerpiece of Cincinnati Ballet's 50th anniversary season]]> Honor, valor, love, betrayal — these are the thematic elements of Cincinnati Ballet artistic director and CEO Victoria Morgan’s full-length world premiere, King Arthur’s Camelot, opening this weekend with five performances at the Aronoff Center. ]]> <![CDATA[Tribes (Review) - Can you hear me now? 'Tribes' at Ensemble Theatre]]> Nina Raine’s award-winning play Tribes is overtly — and creatively — about people living with deafness. But it’s also a story of families and the human need to connect. ]]> <![CDATA[Seminar (Review) - A school for good writing, acting – 'Seminar' at Falcon Theater]]> Falcon Theater’s production of Theresa Rebeck’s 2011 play Seminar opened strong in the small, charming Monmouth Theatre in Newport, Ky. Rebeck, a Cincinnati native now living in Brooklyn, N.Y., is a triple-threat writer who has had success as a novelist, playwright and TV writer.]]> <![CDATA[Power of Storytelling - Mary Zimmerman's mythic tales are landing on local stages]]> “I’ve always lived with one foot in an imaginary world. I’ve never grown out of that,” Mary Zimmerman says. When she was a child, her academic parents took her along for stays in England and France. A British teacher read to her from Homer’s Odyssey, and Zimmerman, at age 5, was captivated. ]]> <![CDATA[Revelation (Review) - Not Rapturous but Fun: Untethered Theatre's Revelation]]> On a cold Friday night, Untethered Theatre opened Samuel Brett Williams’ Revelation to a packed and receptive house in the Clifton Performance Theatre (CPT), a home they share with Clifton Players. It’s an amazement to see how both companies use this tiny space innovatively.
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<![CDATA[Clybourne Park (Review) - Then and Now: Clybourne Park at the Playhouse ]]>

Bruce Norris’ award-winning Clybourne Park (Tony, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize) employs clever writing and vivid characters to aim squarely at issues such as racism and intolerance that we might think we have moved beyond.

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