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Category Archives: Stage Insights News

CCM’s “The Rocky Horror Show” Thrills, Chills, and Fulfills

Review of by Nathan Top of “Rocky Horror Picture Show”: CCM Musical Theatre As UC College Conservatory of Music‘s current musical, “The Rocky Horror Show”, began, I noticed across the way four empty front-row seats in an otherwise sold-out theater. During the production, I came to realize that the individuals who were assigned such seats […]

The Carnegie Explores Life, Loss, and Legacy in Dramatic Fashion with David Auburn’s “Proof”

Review by Jenifer Moore  of “Proof”: Carnegie Theatre We are our parents’ children, but we aren’t them. Or are we?  I found myself pondering this very question while traveling through the trifecta of life, loss, and legacy with the phenomenal cast and crew at The Carnegie’s adaptation of David Auburn’s “Proof”, now showing as a part of the 2019-2020 […]

Hang Onto Your Fishnets! CCM’s Spirited “ROCKY HORROR” Will Drive You Insane!

Review by Liz Eichler of “Rocky Horror Picture Show”: CCM Musical theatre The bare-stage setting of “an abandoned movie theatre in Denton, Ohio on Halloween” is genius. As a group of young people start exploring and joking around the broken-down marquee, the old movie Phantoms reach out and transport them into another world. A theatre’s […]

Do the Math and Take in Carnegie’s Proof

Review by Jack Crumley of “Proof”: Carnegie Theatre The flow of stories from The Carnegiein Covington is going from the all-out rock-out of summer’s “American Idiot”to a thoughtful, award-winning show this autumn with “Proof.” The play from David Auburn developed in New Jersey, and was a Broadway production by about this time in the year 2000. […]

Beloved Classic “Pinocchio” Comes to Life at the Madcap Puppet Theater

Review by Mary Kate Groh of “Pinocchio”: Madcap Puppet Theater Madcap Puppet Theater opens its 2019-2020 Hats Off Series with the cherished tale of “Pinocchio.” This hilarious and engaging performance directed by Dylan Shelton kept the young audience members on the edge of their seats as they watched the story of a wooden puppet who […]

Human Race’s “The Cake” is a New Slice of Conflict

Review by Raechel Lombardo of “The Cake”: Human Race Theatre Bekah Brunstetter’s play “The Cake” brings a new flavor to the modern-day conflict between those in the LGBTQ+ community and those who are of a more conservative mindset.  I often only see productions that are set in an earlier era presenting this issue, but to […]

Hear the Beat of Dancing Feet at CCM’s Latest ”42nd Street”!

Review by John Woll of “42nd Street”: CCM Musical Theatre Cincinnati’s Broadway factory has gotten out their tap shoes at The Conservatory of Music for their season opening production of the classic musical “42nd Street”’ playing at The University of Cincinnati in the 740-seat Corbett Auditorium. Playbill magazine recently recognized UC as one of the most represented colleges on Broadway […]

CCM’s “42nd Street”: a Delightful Romp Through Showbiz America

Review by Nathan Top of “42nd Street”: CCM Musical theatre Based on the novel of the same name written by Bradford Ropes, University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music‘s latest production, “42nd Street”, tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a young actor embarking on her first audition to be in 1933 Broadway’s newest show, “Pretty […]