Month: October 2018

CCM’s “Guys and Dolls” Is A Risky Bet

Review by Spenser Smith of Guys and Dolls: CCM Musical Theatre Director Diane Lala states in her Director’s Note that Guys and Dolls “has been saluted as the perfect musical comedy.” The production now on stage at the Patricia Corbett Auditorium should take note. Guys and Dolls, with music...

“The Man-Beast” at the Know Theatre: The Beastman Always Rings Twice

Review by Sheldon Polonsky of The Man-Beast: Know Theatre 18th century France. The terrible “Beast of Gevaudan”, a suspected werewolf, is ravaging the countryside killing victims. King Louis has offered 300 livre for its destruction. An outcast woodsman goes on the hunt and and almost brings him down before...

Cincinnati Shakespeare’s “1984” Will Leave You Wide-eyed!

Review by Willie Caldwell of 1984: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company The second production of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s 25thanniversary season is a shocker in more ways than one. Written by George Orwell and adapted to stage by Robert Icke and Duncan MacMillan, 1984 tells the story of a dystopian future where, “war...

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Goes Back to the Future with “1984”

Review by Sheldon Polonsky of 1984: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has departed from its Elizabethan roots frequently throughout the years, although perhaps never so markedly as this season, when it started with a Sondheim musical and now goes out on what may be its farthest limb...

CCM’s “Eurydice” is a Matter of Life and Death

Review by Doug Iden of Eurydice: CCM Acting The drama Eurydice opens the CCM Studio Acting Series in the Cohen Family Studio Theater.  Based upon the Greek myth of Orpheus, Eurydice relates the updated parable about grief, the power of language to communicate and the struggle between life and...

Incline’s “Next To Normal” is Complex, Emotional

Review by Doug Iden of Next to Normal: Incline Theatre Next to Normal is the hopeful but ironic title of the opening musical for the District Series at the Warsaw Federal incline Theater.  It is the powerful story of a family torn apart by a wife and mother suffering from...

Falcon’s “Yankee Tavern” Gives You Performances You Can Believe In

Review By Laurel Humes of Yankee Tavern: Falcon Theatre Conspiracy theories. Laughable or true? Trivial or deadly? Yankee Tavern, now at Falcon Theatre, takes on many of those theories. You will find yourself both laughing and wondering during the course of this well-staged production of Steven Dietz’ play. It’s...