CityBeat - Onstage http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-27-1-onstage.html <![CDATA[A Cool Streetcar at the Covedale (Review) - ]]> 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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<![CDATA[New Company Brings “Short, Sweet, Cheap” Theater to OTR - ]]>

In 2014 it requires equal amounts of energy, will and naïvety to single-handedly start a theater. But that’s what 22-year-old John Leo Muething is up to with Cincinnati’s newest company, Stone on a Walk. He seems to have all those elements readily at hand, as well as a supportive network of friends and family.

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<![CDATA[CCM Alums Take on the Baritone Bad Boys of ‘La Calisto’ - ]]>

“Who told you Baroque operas are dull?” Andrew Garland says. “Who told you that?” 

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<![CDATA[Singers Revive Roles for Cincinnati Opera’s ‘Silent Night’ - ]]>

Craig Irvin, Andrew Wilkowske and Gabriel Preisser are enjoying a career arc that any opera singer would kill for. All three performed in the world premiere of Silent Night, an opera that garnered rave reviews, a Pulitzer Prize, a PBS broadcast and subsequent productions, including this weekend’s from the Cincinnati Opera, in which the singers reprise their original roles.

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<![CDATA[Countrified Musical in Dayton - ]]>

Country Music can be slippery territory for musical theater: It deals with primal emotions, lost love, heartbreak and gettin’ even. That might make for a powerful musical.

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<![CDATA[Funny Fortune - ]]>

“I wasn’t the funniest person in the room or anything like that,” says comedian Fortune Feimster of her childhood in Belmont, N.C. “I would tell jokes that I heard to friends and I’d watch Saturday Night Live a lot and mimic the sketches in school the following Monday, so comedy was a part of my life.”

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<![CDATA[Private Lives (Review) - Cincy Shakes production is spun from trivial flippancy]]>

Cincy Shakes is winding up its 20th-anniversary season with this witty bon mot of a comedy spun from an avalanche of “incessant trivial flippancy.”

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<![CDATA[Choreographers Communicate with Human Stories - ]]>

As Contemporary Dance Theater celebrates the close of its 41st anniversary season with the Area Choreographers Festival this weekend at the Aronoff, it also bids farewell to founder, artistic and executive director Jefferson James.

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<![CDATA[Grab a Great Show or Two as the Fringe Winds Down - ]]>

The 2014 Cincinnati Fringe Festival is in full swing, heading toward its finale on Saturday. If you haven’t attended yet, you still have plenty of chances to see some fascinating performances.

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<![CDATA[MUSE’s Season Ends with Diverse City’s Debut - ]]>

MUSE, Cincinnati’s women’s chorus, presents Brave Happy Love this weekend with guest performers Diverse City, the area’s first chorus for LGBTQ youth and their allies.

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<![CDATA[Get Fringy With It - CityBeat's hub for 2014 Cincy Fringe Fest coverage]]>

The Cincinnati Fringe Festival's 11th iteration is full-go, with more than 30 performances scheduled across various stages in and around Over-the-Rhine through June 7.

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