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Review by Liz Eichler of “Garfield”: The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati If you have children or grandchildren in the 4-10 year old range (especially for those who have a hard time getting out of bed), you can’t go wrong with “Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude” produced by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. You can experience […]

Cincinnati Children’s Theatre Puts On a Hoppy Face with “The Velveteen Rabbit”

Review by Mary Kathryn Groh of “The Velveteen Rabbit”: Cincinnati Children’s Theatre The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati opens its stage for patrons to see the classic story of “The Velveteen Rabbit”. With the COVID-19 pandemic putting theatre performances on hold, it was wonderful to step back into the theater as a patron even with careful […]

Know’s Epic “Feast” Stream Overflowing with Intention

Review by Liz Eichler of “Feast”: Know Theatre (streaming) Know Theatre has been a Cincinnati leader in redefining theatre during Covid. They jumped in the pool of streaming theatre during June’s Fringe and discovered with audiences what techniques worked better than others. They are diving into creative problem solving in how we make and experience […]

Theatre in Wake of COVID-19: A Review of CCM Acting’s Transmigration 2020

 Review by Alan Jozwiak of “Transmigration”: CCM Acting In a time where social distancing has closed down Broadway and darkened most theaters in Cincinnati, a small ray of theatrical light still shone bright on the boards—CCM Acting’s Transmigration 2020. Billed as “A Festival of Student Created NEW WORKS,” Transmigration consists of six half-hour plays, only four […]

Incline’s “Last Five Years”: Chronology Disrupted

Review by Doug Iden of “The Last Five Years” : Incline Theatre Prepare for a mind-bending experience when you journey through “The Last Five Years“ playing at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater.  Using an unusual structure which features Cathy Hiatt (Lauren Magness) telling her story backwards from five years in the future to today while Jamie Wellerstein […]

Miami University’s “The Wolves”: Girls, Interrupted

Review by Blair Godshall of “The Wolves” Unfortunately, due to current circumstances regarding COVID-19, all performances of Miami University’s “The Wolves” have been postponed. It’s a shame given how well this production was executed. “The Wolves” follows a team of high school females competing in an indoor soccer league. The season is grueling, and athletes […]

CCM Brings Heart and Soul to “The Secret Garden”

Review by Kevin Reynolds of “The Secret Garden”: CCM Musical Theatre Working around the news as I do, weeks like this can take their toll – not to mention fighting off a stubborn cold. While part of me wanted to take the night off, I made my way to the Corbett Auditorium at CCM (in […]

CCM’s “The Secret Garden” is Beautiful and Profoundly Moving

Review by Nathan Top of “The Secret Garden”: CCM Musical Theatre Written by Lucy Simon and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman, “The Secret Garden” is a large-scale musical based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 book of the same name. The story centers on the recently orphaned ten year-old Mary Lennox, who is sent to live with […]