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Theater CEAs on Aug. 29

Details announced for awards show at Know Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 17, 2010
The 14th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for local theater will be held Sunday, Aug. 29 at Know Theatre of Cincinnati in Over-the-Rhine. Admission is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a social hour, followed by awards in 27 categories at 7:00.  

Getting Out the Vote for the CEAs

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 3, 2010
It's too late to vote early, but not too late to vote for the 2010 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. If you haven't done so yet, go to citybeat.com to pick your favorite stage performances from the past season. What's at stake? Well, no big prizes, but theaters and actors thrive on awareness and recognition, and that's what the CEAs offer. This year, with four new categories for community theater actors and productions and another four for university performers and shows at educational institutions, there are 27 categories of nominees.  

A Year of Great Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
A lot of theater awards are handed out around the nation this time of year, including the Acclaims earlier this week in Cincinnati. I organize the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, which will return in August (for year 15) to honor excellence from this season just before the next one kicks off. Awards are arbitrary, subjective and unscientific, but that doesn’t stop us from being fascinated or rooting for our favorites.  

Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (Review)

Know Theatre's 'Angels' debut is powerfully staged and acted

0 Comments · Monday, April 5, 2010
I submit as Exhibit A for the strength of Cincinnati theater the current production at Know Theatre, Part I of 'Angels in America,' 'Millennium Approaches.' This powerful script deserves and demands strong acting, and some of the city's best performers have risen to the challenge, guest directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare's Brian Isaac Phillips.  

Adding Machine (Review)

An appropriate staging for society's current recessionary state

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Smart calculation: In the wintry depths of the Great Recession, Know Theatre of Cincinnati brings a bleak chamber opera based on an anti-capitalist play from the 1920s, in which an outsourced drone gets revenge on the boss.  

Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Review)

Know Theatre's strange and silly stories don't quite add up

1 Comment · Saturday, December 5, 2009
This new "family-friendly" show for the holidays could be presented anytime, as there's nary a sprig of holly or a "Bah, humbug" in sight. Know has assembled a talented cast who work hard to bring to life a collection of strange and silly stories from Louis Sachar's books for kids about a school that's 30 stories tall due to an architectural mistake, but ultimately I found myself bored with 90 minutes of forced zaniness.   

God Bless Them Every One!

Cincinnati theaters ready their holiday offerings

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 25, 2009
It's the time of year when theaters hope to strike holiday gold with shows that will deliver lots of ticket revenue — enough to provide the funds needed for the second half of their seasons. The hands-down winner, of course, is Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol,' a budget balancer for the Cincinnati Playhouse since 1991. But there are plenty of other holiday-themed stories being told on local stages this season.  

Thursday Pick: Vanity Theft

Breaking the stereotypes of lame girl bands one rocking show at a time

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Vanity Theft makes Indie Pop music that's fun, danceable and brazen. Alicia Grodecki and Brittany Hill are co-lead singers, usually singing together and concocting some mesmerizing, creative harmonies. They have that kind of harmony-mind-meld that usually only comes from siblings.  

Media Bridges' Free Wave Riot

Sept. 5 • Know Theatre of Cincinnati

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Community media center Media Bridges celebrates its 20th birthday with the benefit show "Free Wave Riot: Celebrating 20 Years of Local Music, Local Voices, Local Media" at Know Theatre in Over-the-Rhine. Funds are being raised to launch the diverse, independent FM radio station WVQC: Radio Free Queen City, which is scheduled to hit 95.7 FM this fall. Saturday's concert stars IsWhat?! (pictured), Culture Queer, The Tigerlilies, J. Dorsey Blues Revival, Fourth Letter Gang, Losanti and others. Requested donation is $9.57.   

Jersey's in the Know

2 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Elsewhere on this site, you can read my review of Jersey Productions' 'Oklahoma!', which represents more than the opening of Jersey's fourth season. It's part of an innovative arrangement with Know Theatre. The two companies are moving forward with complimentary programs and strengthening one another at the same time. That's good news for everyone who cares about live theater in Greater Cincinnati.  

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