CityBeat - Onstage http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-27-1-onstage.html <![CDATA[Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings (Review) - 'Plaid' for the holidays]]>

Plaid Tidings gets my nomination as the season’s most entertaining live onstage holiday show.

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<![CDATA[Sleeping Beauty (Review) - Sleeping Beauty needs a bit more villainy]]>

I love that artistic director Lynn Meyers calls Ensemble Theatre’s holiday shows “nondenominational, multigenerational.”

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati Camerata Devotes Annual Concert to the Virgin Mary - ]]>

This time of year there’s an endless menu of Christmas music, from carols to oratorios to pageants, centuries old and newly composed.

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<![CDATA[Bureau of Missing Persons (Review) - Play at Know takes characters beyond grief]]> Know Theatre’s annual Fringe Festival uses the motto, “Kinda weird. Like you.” That could be an apt description of its production of The Bureau of Missing Persons, a new play by Lila Rose Kaplan.]]> <![CDATA[Failure: A Love Story (Review) - NKU's Failure is not]]>

Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins is a whimsical, comedic play about the sequential, senseless deaths of three Chicago sisters.

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<![CDATA[The Comedy of Errors (Review) - Shakespeare classic is a laugh riot at Cincy Shakes]]>

The title of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors is today a catch phrase for situations when things go wrong.

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<![CDATA[Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical (Review) - Rosie Clooney's flip side]]>

Rosemary Clooney has long been a favorite of Cincinnatians.

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<![CDATA[Rosemary Clooney’s Tender Heart at the Playhouse - ]]>

It’s a minor miracle that Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman — the creative team behind Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Story, opening this week at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park — found each other.

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati’s Opera Fusion Workshops New Opera - ]]>

Jake Heggie is one busy composer — a rarity in itself. That he’s a busy — and successful — opera composer is even more noteworthy.

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<![CDATA[Garfunkel and Oates: What the Folk? - ]]>

There are a lot of people out there who are adept at mixing comedy and music, but no one does it quite like Garfunkel and Oates, the duo comprised of actresses Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome.

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<![CDATA[Carmon DeLeone’s ‘Peter Pan’ Score Soars - ]]>

Celebrating his 46th anniversary as music director for the Cincinnati Ballet, Carmon DeLeone has a lot to be proud of.

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<![CDATA[Into the Woods (Review) - Covedale’s Into the Woods is hopeful, if not happy ever after]]>

If you’re excited by the imminent arrival (Dec. 25) of a movie version of Into the Woods, you can get ready for the experience by catching a performance of the show at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts.

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<![CDATA[Safe House (Review) - Safe House is a dangerous place]]>

Although Safe House is the title of Keith Josef Adkins’ world premiere play at the Cincinnati Playhouse, the primitive but neat cabin inhabited by the Pedigrews, a free family of color in 1843 Kentucky, is a dangerous place.

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<![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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