Month: May 2018

CSC’s “Noises Off” Leaves Them Laughing

Review by Doug Iden of “Noises Off”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company This is one of the funniest plays I have seen in a long time.  The problem is that you miss three jokes while laughing at the first one.  You may need to watch it several times to absorb all...

“Noises Off” at CSC: Doors and Sardines Will Never Get So Many Laughs

Review By Liz Eichler of “Noises Off”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Audiences jumped to their feet in enthusiastic applause for “Noises Off,” playing now through June 9 at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.  They laughed, guffawed, chuckled, chortled, loud and long and clear–and you will too–with the hysterical premise and great performances...

Falcon’s “A Great Wilderness” is Topical and Provocative

Review by Laurel Humes: A Great Wilderness: Falcon Theatre Falcon Theatre closes its season with a drama about a hot-button topic – conversion therapy, or trying to change a person’s sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual. Whoa. But before you stop reading, know that A Great Wilderness has no...

Incline’s “Bye Bye Birdie” Soars

Review by Laurel Humes of Bye Bye Birdie: Incline Theatre Bye Bye Birdie is just plain fun, the perfect opener for the easy-going summer season at Warsaw Federal Incline Theater. The musical now is nearly 60 years old, inspired by Elvis Presley, his fanatical teenage fans, and the period...

Incline’s “Bye Bye Birdie” Brings Happy Faces All Around

Review by Doug Iden of Bye Bye Birdie: Incline Theatre Elvis is in the building – sort of.  The 1960’s spoof on Elvis Presley’s military service, Bye, Bye Birdie, opened at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater amid energetic music and gyrating bodies, straight out of that era. When the...

Clifton Players presents British-Style Romp in Northside

Review by Liz Eichler of “Champagne Gods”: Clifton Players Clifton Performance Theatre is in Northside now, at the Liberty Exhibition Hall, presenting “Champagne Gods” by Emily Dendinger, emulating the style of a British ‘40’s comedy. The Clifton brand is evident with the intimate performance space, the familiar faces in...