by Rick Pender
129 days ago
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2016-2017 shows announced for Cincinnati Landmark venues
we’ve just passed the halfway point of the 2015-2016 theater season, the
over-achievers at Cincinnati Landmark Productions just announced plans for future
productions at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts and the Warsaw
Federal Incline Theater for 2016-2017.
Perrino, CLP’s executive artistic director, says, “With our two venues,
Cincinnati Landmark Productions has two great platforms to create exciting
theater and palpable neighborhood vitality. We set a course for success with a
summer of sellouts at the Incline in 2015, and we’re chomping at the bit to
bring these just-announced shows to life in 2016 and 2017.”
Covedale’s offerings are designed for mainstream audiences, while the Incline
offers two distinct seasons — “Summer Classics” presents shows with broad
appeal; the “District Series” produces more adult fare, both musicals and
Covedale Center’s “Marquee Series” for 2016-2017 will offer:Godspell
(Sept. 8-Oct. 2, 2016), Stephen Schwartz’s first big musical theater hit, based
on the New Testament’s Gospel of Matthew. Schwartz is the composer of Wicked.The Foreigner
(Oct. 20, Nov. 13, 2016), a comedy by Larry Shue, in which a shy, lonely guy
poses as visitor from an exotic country who doesn’t speak English.
The Night Before Christmas (Dec. 1-23, 2016) for the holiday season.
19-Feb. 12, 2017), John Patrick Shanley’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner about a suspicious
nun and a progressive priest.
(March 9-April 2, 2017), Ken Ludwig’s farce about a pair of Shakespearean
actors scheming for an inheritance.
My Fair Lady
(April 27-May 21, 2017), Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical about a professor of
linguistics who trains a Cockney gal to pose as an elegant noblewoman.
Incline’s “District Series” plans to produce starting next fall:
[title of show] (Sept. 29-Oct. 16, 2016), a clever musical about creating a musical to
enter in a festival.
God of Carnage
(Nov. 17-Dec. 4, 2016), Yasmina Reza’s domestic drama about a pair of parents
who come to blows arguing about a fight between their children.
The Rocky Horror Show (Feb. 16-March 5, 2017), the sci-fi parody musical from
1973 that inspired the 1975 cult film.
6-23, 2017), Peter Shaffer’s award-winning drama about a psychiatrist treating
a teenager who blinded six horses.
the pipeline for the Covedale’s current season are productions of Neil Simon’s
warm-hearted comedy Chapter Two (Jan.
21-Feb. 14) and two classic musicals, She
Loves Me (March 1-April 3) and Brigadoon
(April 28-May 22).
at the Incline for the balance of this season are the satiric musical Avenue Q (Feb. 18-March 6) and David
Mamet’s hard-as-nails real-estate drama Glengarry
Glen Ross (April 6-24). Those will be followed by the previously announced
“Summer Classics” season for 2016, featuring three likeable musicals Anything Goes (June 1-26), Baby (July 6-31) and Chicago (Aug. 10-Sept. 4). The Incline’s
summer season in 2015 completely sold out three productions — The Producers, 1776 and 9 to 5.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Northern Kentucky Indie Rock foursome Philosopher’s Stone is set to unveil its first full-length in a decade, When Life Rafts Begin To Fail, in conjunction with a free show at Covington’s Avenue Lounge this Saturday. The show opens at 9 p.m. with guest Andyman Hopkins.
by Mike Breen
Bi-annual fest kicks off in Clifton Heights and introduces new "Day Fest" tomorrow
The first ever edition of The Heights Music Festival kicks off this evening in five Clifton Heights venues at 7 p.m. (While it's the first fest under that name, the bi-annual event has been going for the past seven years.) Once again, the lineup is a great mix of genres and a strong representation of some of the city's best new and established acts. Click here or here for a full schedule. (It was recently revealed that The Pinstripes have been added as special guests Saturday night at 11 p.m. at Rohs Street Cafe.)Tomorrow afternoon, the event launches its first "Day Fest," with several acts performing at the venues in the afternoon, allowing those unable to get into the bars due to age a chance to enjoy all the fun (events at Rohs Street Cafe and Roxx Electrocafe are open to all ages, all the time). Music starts at 3 p.m.Online sales for Friday and Saturday (as well as two-day passes) have ended, but you can still grab Day Fest-only tickets online here. Head to the fest tonight if you didn't get advanced tickets and you can purchase one-day, all-venue passes for $8 (or $12 for both days). Day Fest passes are just $5 in advance or at the fest.Here's a sweet, massive video playlist compiled by the Heights Fest organizers featuring most of the participating artists.And here's some more audio goodness from several of the bands, via The Heights Radio on Soundcloud.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Since it’s such a huge, kick-ass music
festival that spotlights the newest and best of the local, original
music scene from several genres, we thought we’d give you a little heads
up on next week’s Clifton Heights Music Festival so you can make plans
Smart Cincinnati trio braves the Indie hill with rolling Rock
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"We're there for us, and if the people like it that’s even better," says drummer Charles Hemlock. "We're not out to impress anybody, just having fun, and I think it shows when we're up there playing for each other." On and off stage, there's something underground, cloak-and-dagger mysterious about Incline District.