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Falcon’s “Silence!” Hopes to Make Some Noise

Preview by Doug Iden of Silence: Falcon Theatre Silence! The Musical, a parody of the movie Silence of the Lambs, opens Friday at the Falcon Theatre and promises to be a sheer delight. In keeping with the offbeat, quirky musicals often performed at the Falcon, Silence spoofs both the movie and the actors playing the […]

NKU’s “Moon Over Buffalo” Promises Humor and Romance

Preview by Lissa Gapultos of “Moon over Buffalo”: Northern Kentucky University Back in January, Northern Kentucky University first announced the establishment of its School of the Arts, the combining of three departments: theatre and dance, visual arts and music. This new model brings new collaborations among the departments which previously did not exist, creating a […]

“Frankie and Johnny” to Open New Edgecliff’s New Venue

What is Love? Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune at New Edgecliff Theatre Preview by Abby Rowold Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune has long been an actors’ showcase, with the main characters having been played by such storied veterans as Kathy Bates, F. Murray Abraham, Edie Falco, and Stanley Tucci. Now, […]

LCT Hosts Celebration of Cincinnati Theatre

Cincinnati’s theatre glitterati enjoyed a “Theatre Industry Night” last night, at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. President Josh Steele hosted this annual event, slightly different this year, instead of theatres “competing with each other,” they celebrated each theatre and the shows, performances, and designers which the LCT panelists lauded this season. Steele also announced […]

CSC Gets Back to School Early with “Complete History of America”

Q: “What do you get when you cross three crazy actors and 5,000 years of American history?” A: “The Complete History of America (Abridged)!” Ba-dum-bum-CHING! This production, having its regional premiere at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, is created by the same trio who created the wildly popular “The Complete History of Shakespeare (Abridged).” The basic […]

Miami’s “Avenue Q” Not Your Ordinary Street

Think “Sesame Street on Crack” and you will get a little insight into what Avenue Q the musical is all about, now onstage at Miami University. Avenue Q presents a whole unique set of challenges for any theatre, especially a college theatre. That being said, Miami University’s production handles the show well. The most characteristic […]

Untethered’s “August: Osage County” Emotional, Bold

Any family has its ups and downs, issues and secrets. The Westons have that and then some. As literature, “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts is a masterful work. It is multilayered and multi textured but not all of the layers are things you really want to explore. The story of the Weston sisters and […]

Falcon’s “Heat of the Night” Warms Cincinnati Audiences

So says black Pasadena Homicide Investigator, Virgil Tibbs, strongly played by Derek Snow in the Falcon Theatre’s production of In the Heat of the Night. It’s the early sixties, and Tibbs is traveling in the deep South. He is waiting for a bus in Argo, Alabama when he arrested by the local hayseed cops for […]