CityBeat - Onstage http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-27-1-onstage.html <![CDATA[August: Osage County (Review) - Truth telling: watch out]]>

George Washington was known for never telling a lie. But telling the truth — even the so-called truth — can be a hazardous path, as evidenced by the meltdown of the Weston family, who populate Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, August: Osage County.

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<![CDATA[Unblinded by Science - ]]>

Lewis Black calls from a hotel room in Los Angeles. Taking a short break from his “The Rant is Due: Part Deux” tour, Black is in Hollywood to do some voice work on the new Pixar animated film Inside Out, in which he appropriately voices the character of Anger.

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<![CDATA[Chapatti (Review) - Finding love by living]]>

Pets can fill our lives in important ways, but Christian O’Reilly’s play, Chapatti, at the Cincinnati Playhouse, suggests that human interaction — the company of another person — is needed for true fulfillment. 

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati Ballet’s ‘Alice’ Brings Spectacle to Stage - ]]>

Cincinnati Ballet’s extravagant production of Washington Ballet Artistic Director Septime Webre’s Alice (in Wonderland) hits the Aronoff stage again this weekend, two years after the Cincinnati premiere, with live music from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Cincinnati Ballet Music Director Carmon DeLeone. 

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<![CDATA[Exhale Dance Tribe Celebrates 10 Years in Cincinnati - ]]>

This weekend, 14 Tribe dancers (along with Hubbard, who will solo) will perform at the Aronoff’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater in a mixed bill revisiting a selection of characteristic vignettes from the past 10 years of evening-length productions.

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<![CDATA[The Other Place (Review) - ETC's latest offers a thoughtfully circuitous journey]]>

Lynn Meyers, producing artistic director at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, has a knack for finding thoughtful, engaging new plays that haven’t been seen on any local stage and giving them memorable productions.

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<![CDATA[Opera Fusion: New Works Enables Completion of Daniel Catán Work - ]]>

In 2008, the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and Cincinnati Opera launched Opera Fusion, an initiative to share resources and nurture emerging talent in artistic and technical areas.

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<![CDATA[The Handmaid's Tale (Review) - Know's latest is a powerful personal story]]>

Corinne Mohlenhoff's performance is not merely a tour-de-force of memorization but also of making the show constantly engaging. 

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<![CDATA[Greater Tuna (Review) - Covedale’s trip to Tuna is irreverent fun]]>

Tuna, Texas, once a real-live speck of a town, had been written off state maps for decades. That changed in 1981 when Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard penned Greater Tuna, the first of four comedic plays focusing on the quirky, small-town conservatism of Tuna. 

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<![CDATA[Downhome Shakespeare - Playhouse’s <i>Ring of Fire</i> gives a full portrait of Johnny Cash]]>

In the same sense that it takes a village to raise a child, it appears that it takes a crowd to tell the story of Johnny Cash. At least that’s the case with the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.

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<![CDATA[Waiting for Godot (Review) - Waiting and waiting and waiting]]> Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett’s “tragicomedy in two acts,” has bewildered many theatergoers since its premiere in 1953.]]> <![CDATA[Bianca Del Rio Brings ‘Rolodex of Hate’ to Queen City - ]]>

If the name Bianca Del Rio doesn’t sound familiar, you probably aren’t privy to one of the more entertaining reality shows on TV, RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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<![CDATA[West Side Story (Review) - 'West Side Story' demands singers and dancers — but youth is essential, too]]>

Despite its cramped stage, The Carnegie’s staging of the show has many elements that pay homage to the original.

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<![CDATA[Cinderella (Review) - ]]>

Think you know the story of Cinderella — wicked stepfamily, pumpkin coach, charming prince, glass slipper, happy ending?

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<![CDATA[MamLuft&Co. Dance Brings Mixed Repertory to Aronoff - ]]>

Coming off a successful fall touring season with performances in Chicago and Roanoke, Va., the eight modern dancers of MamLuft&Co. Dance take the Aronoff stage this weekend for the company’s first mixed repertory concert.

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<![CDATA[Comedian Dave Landau Parties Like It’s 1999 - ]]>

Comedian Dave Landau’s final performances of the year (including a New Year’s Eve show) and first shows of 2015 will take place this week at Funny Bone on the Levee in Newport.

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<![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.]]>