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Covedale Rings in Seldom Produced “Meet Me In St. Louis”

Review by Nathan Top of “Meet Me in St. Louis”: Covedale Theatre Based on the 1944 film starring Judy Garland, “Meet Me In St. Louis” is a time capsule of a show, with the book by Hugh Wheeler and a score built out of the classic American songbook by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. Set […]

Covedale’s “Meet Me in St. Louis” is “Arch”-etypical Nostalgia

Review by Doug Iden of “Meet Me in St. Louis”: Covedale Theatre The year long wait by the Smith family for the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (known informally as the St. Louis World’s Fair) is depicted on the Covedale Stage in the theater version of “Meet Me in St. Louis”. Based upon “The Kensington Stories” by Sally Benson and the classic 1944 […]

In CCM’s “Clybourne Park”, Home is Where the Heart Is

Review by Kevin Reynolds of “Clybourne Park”: CCM Acting On a cold, busy night in Clifton, a friendly and appreciative audience bypassed the sold-out UC men’s basketball game in favor of a production of Bruce Norris’ award-winning play, “Clybourne Park”, a CCM On Stage presentation directed by Richard Hess. Picking up where Lorraine Hansberry’s seminal […]

Review by Jenifer Moore of “Blues for an Alabama Sky” Falcoln Theatre Your blues ain’t like mine. Everyone is working hard to navigate this thing called life. While some are up, others are down. But despite circumstances, having a tribe to share life’s journey makes it worth it. Well, sort of. Falcon Theatre’s adaptation of […]

“All the Way” with LBJ (and Shakespeare too)

Review of “All the Way”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company All the Way, a raw and unflinching portrayal of the tumultuous year between the Kennedy assassination and Lyndon Johnson’s presidential run in 1964, explodes onto the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s stage.  The 2014 Tony winner written by Robert Schenkkan is crafted as a thriller which shows three different camps striving […]

Falcon Presents Deep “Blues for an Alabama Sky”

Review by Laurel Humes of “Blues for an Alabama Sky”: Falcon Theatre Complex characters, witty dialogue and social issues combine to make Falcon Theatre’s “Blues for an Alabama Sky” a compelling production. The setting is 1930 Harlem, the beginning of the Great Depression. The 1920’s Harlem Renaissance, described as an intellectual, artistic and social “explosion,” […]

CSC’s “All The Way” Proves Gripping and Thought Provoking

Review by Nathan Top of “All The Way”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, “All The Way” begins with Vice President Lyndon Johnson taking on his new role as POTUS immediately following the Kennedy assasination. The rest of the show revolves around President Johnson’s first year in […]

A Puppet, A Pastor, and a Play come together for “Hand To God” at the Incline

Review by Mary Kate Groh of “Hand to God”: Incline Theatre If you thought puppets were used only in children’s story-telling, you were wrong. Written by playwright Robert Askins, “Hand To God” is a hilarious, raunchy satire about teen angst, Christianity, and puppets, now playing at the Warsaw Incline Theater.  This play is definitely not […]