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Cappies Provide Recognition and Appreciation

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Their annual gala will be the evening of May 27 at the Aronoff Center. This is a great program for high school kids involved in the arts — I thought it was worth writing more about the program and its annual culminating event.  

Onstage: Antony & Cleopatra

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 24, 2016
When Mark Antony addressed his “friends, Romans and countrymen,” he was on top of the world. Fast forward several years and things weren’t going so well.  

Onstage: Happy Days

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
If you’re looking for uplifting plays, Samuel Beckett is not the guy you’d normally turn to. Nevertheless, the writer of Waiting for Godot had occasional lighter moments, and Happy Days was one of them.  

Onstage: Violet

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2016
To close out its 30th-anniversary season, ETC has revived the story of an anxious young woman bearing a disfiguring scar from a childhood accident.  

Catch a Show Starring Someone You Know

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2016
There’s plenty about our professional theater scene here in Cincinnati to keep me busy writing, but I like to switch gears occasionally and talk about work that’s being done by “amateurs.”  

Onstage: Brigadoon

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
This old-fashioned show from 1949 is just the kind of musical that Cincinnati Landmark Productions excels at staging.  

The Times They Are A-Changin’

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
In Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing, now onstage at the Cincinnati Playhouse, it’s not just Paige that yearns for change — other characters include ballplayers eager to move up and a young woman aspiring to a career as a club singer.  

Onstage: Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
History suggests Satchel Paige was the greatest pitcher of all time. But his career preceded the moment that professional baseball’s color line was crossed.  

Politics and Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
when I clicked on a Jimmy Kimmel Live! video a few months back and saw Matthew Broderick as Leo Bloom and Nathan Lane as Max Bialystock, I thought it was a scene from that Tony Award winner. They were hatching a scheme to make money — but this time not with a stinker of a Broadway show. Instead, they needed a stinker of a politician.  

Strong Women: For Better or Worse

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
It’s not so rare today to see a play with a woman as its focal character. Two current Cincinnati productions define opposite ends of the spectrum of admirable and despicable characters.