CityBeat - Onstage http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-27-1-onstage.html <![CDATA[Cultural Traditions Inspire Story of Community - ]]>

 Zvi Gotheiner's modern dance company appears this weekend for the second time in Cincinnati as part of ZviDance/Dabke, presented by Contemporary Dance Theater.

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<![CDATA[Ira Glass: The Golden Age of Wireless - ]]>

This American Life host Ira Glass had radio in his blood from the start — only he didn’t know it.

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<![CDATA[The Birds (Review) - Suspense flocks to Cincy Shakes]]>

Put aside what you think know about the narrative of The Birds if you’ve seen Hitchcock’s classic movie

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<![CDATA[An Iliad (Review) - Cromer gives an astonishing, memorable performance in ETC’s An Iliad]]> Bruce Cromer's embodiment of Poet is an acting performance to cherish, one of the most powerful I have ever witnessed onstage.
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<![CDATA[Duo Igudesman & Joo Keep Audiences Laughing All the Way - ]]>

Igudesman and Joo appeared with the world’s leading orchestras, creating musical mayhem with renowned artists such as Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, John Malkovich and Sir Roger Moore.

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<![CDATA[Moby Dick (Review) - ]]>

Know Theatre’s 17th Season theme is “adaptation,” and on the evening of Oct. 10, the company opened Julian Rad’s 2003 take on Herman Melville’s 1851 novel Moby Dick.

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<![CDATA[I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti (Review) - Playhouse serves up a tasty show about boyfriends and cooking]]>

 The show’s gimmick is that it’s set in a working kitchen where LaVecchia prepares an aromatic three-course Italian meal while animatedly describing her romantic adventures, starting at age 16 and continuing into her 40s.

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<![CDATA[The Little Dog Laughed (Review) - New Edgecliff Theatre's Little Dog has crackle and snap]]>

There’s some deliciously nasty storytelling going on upstairs at the Hoffner Lodge on Hamilton Avenue in Northside thanks to New Edgecliff Theatre’s production of Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed.

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<![CDATA[Blind Dancers Present a Panoply of Authentic Indian Dance - ]]>

The years-long path that brought five boys studying at the Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind Academy in Bangalore, India, to the University of Cincinnati for a performance Saturday is an amazing one.

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<![CDATA[Comedy’s All in the Family for Pete Correale - ]]> Comedian Pete Correale and his wife tried starting a family, stopped trying and then wound up with one. “We’re that story you hear all the time,” he says. “We were trying. We didn’t]]> <![CDATA[A Streetcar Named Desire (Review) - Covedale Center stages a Pulitzer Prize-winning classic]]> It is a wonderful risk any time a theatre company takes on a classic like Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. It is an especially wonderful risk for actors who go up against our collective or personal expectations of what their performances should look like.
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<![CDATA[The Great Gatsby (Review) - Cincy Shakes' latest production explores the inescapable past]]>

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 Jazz Age novel, The Great Gatsby, is generally considered a great American novel.

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<![CDATA[Hands on a Hardbody (Review) - Ensemble Theatre brings an effervescent and offbeat new musical to Cincinnati]]>

Ensemble Theatre's shows have been selling well these last many seasons, so you might have to scramble to get tickets for Hands on a Hardbody — but the effort will surely be worth it.

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<![CDATA[All Sewn Up: Reba Senske and Caren Brady Young, Design Divas - ]]> No costume challenge is too daunting for two local design divas Reba Senske and Caren Brady Young.
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<![CDATA[The Will Rogers Follies (Review) - Folksy 'Follies' Great Fun at Covedale]]> The Will Rogers Follies closes the first Cincinnati Landmark Productions (CLP) Summer Classics Season held at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts.
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<![CDATA[The Brothers Sklar - The shtick works for twins and sports-skewed comedy partners Jason and Randy Sklar]]> A lot of comedy falls under great scrutiny and derision, often unnecessarily so. Impressions, props, magic, duos — anything slightly out of the ordinary seems to open itself up to criticism...Fortunately, the Sklar Brothers have avoided such slings and arrows by developing a truly organic stand-up act.]]> <![CDATA[Harry & the Thief (Review) - Twerking time with Harriet Tubman at the Know]]>

Harry & The Thief by Sigrid Gilmer is a wonderfully ridiculous, history-twisting, large cast mash-up of a play about Harriet Tubman (Harry), slavery and time travel. It is also the first play in Know Theatre’s 17th season, with Andrew Hungerford now at the artistic helm. This bodes well.

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<![CDATA[Keeping Up with Jackie Kashian - ]]>

“It’s going well,” says comedian Jackie Kashian of her career. “Everyone seems to be pointed in a Jackie Kashian direction, which I am pleased about.” Earlier this year, the Milwaukee native released a DVD and CD titled This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux, to rave reviews.

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<![CDATA[Find Your Way to a Local Park for a Dose of Shakespeare - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Macbeth, Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare in the Park, onstage]]>

Sixty years ago visionary producer Joseph Papp dreamed up the idea of Shakespeare in the Park. It’s become an institution in Central Park in New York City and, since 1954, dozens of other locales have repeated the concept across the United States and beyond.

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<![CDATA[Puppets Provide Inspiration for Local Creative - ]]>

Wearing a Mister Rogers T-shirt with the words “never forget” emblazoned across it, Terrence Burke studies a newspaper while drinking an iced coffee at Northside’s Sidewinder Coffee. The clothing choice is pretty indicative of Burke. In 2010, Burke founded the zany puppet troupe Wump Mucket Puppets, creating and performing with his original cast of characters, colorful in both personality and hue.

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