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Secrets and social constraints between men and women are at the forefront of CCM’s “Lady Windermere’s Fan

Review by Jenifer Moore of “Lady Windermere’s Fan”: CCM Acting If you are looking for a night on the town that will leave you doubling over in laughter, then look no further than the UC’s College-Conservatory of Music’s season opener for Acting, “Lady Windermere’s Fan” at the Patricia Corbett Theater. Secrets, social status and gender politics are at play in […]

Miami’s “When We Get Good Again” Is More Than Good

Review by Blair Godshall of “When We Get Good Again”: Miami University Theatre The University of Miami (Ohio) Theater Department opens their season with a workshop production of “When We Get Good Again.” This new play, by James McLindon, recently won Playhouse on the Square’s (Memphis) New Works @ The Works competition and will receive its world premiere […]

Miami’s “When We Get Good Again” Will Be Good Again and Again

Review by Rachael Lombardo of “When We Get Good Again”: Miami University theatre Though the world hasn’t seen “When We Get Good Again” again and again to know if it’s the show to see, I certainly believe we will be seeing it again and again for quite a while.  A new play written by James […]

Falcon’s “39 Steps” Will Have You Laughing All the Way to the Top

Review by Laurel Humes of “The 39 Steps”: Falcon Theatre Nearly non-stop laughs await those who see “The 39 Steps,” Falcon Theatre’s 30th anniversary season opener. “The 39 Steps” started its life as a 1915 adventure novel. In 1935, Alfred Hitchcock turned the book into a thriller film. Now English playwright Patrick Barlow has adapted […]

Federal Warsaw Incline’s “Rock of Ages” Will Rock You Back to the 80s

Review by Mary Kate Groh of “Rock of Ages”: Incline Theatre If you are in the mood for a lively and exhilarating night of big hair, sexy costumes, and loud music, Federal Warsaw Incline’s “Rock of Ages” is the show to see. Written by American playwright, Chris D’Arienzo, “Rock of Ages” is a hilarious jukebox musical […]

NKU’s “Africa Company Presents: Richard III” Tackles The Thespian Black Experience

Review by Jenifer Moore of ”The African Company Presents: Richard III”: NKU Racism and an ode to African ancestral history take center stage in NKU’s season opener “The African Company Presents: Richard III” by Carlyle Brown. Set in the 1820s in Manhattan, the production fluidly chronicles the lives of African-American artists at the African Grove Company (the country’s first black known theatre group) […]

Hop a Train, Wear a Disguise, and Bring Oxygen: Do Whatever It Takes To Laugh All the Way Down Falcon’s “39 Steps”

Review by Jack Crumley of The 39 Steps: Falcon Theatre The Falcon Theatre in Newport is celebrating its 30th season and it’s kicking things off with a hilarious sendup of one of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thrillers, “The 39 Steps.” I have to admit, my only awareness of “The 39 Steps” is from an old (and brilliant) Sesame Street bit from […]

“Rock of Ages” Rolls into Federal Warsaw Incline Theater

Review by Nathan Top of “Rock of Ages”: Incline Theatre As an American art form, musical theater has been defined and redefined over the years, reflecting the culture and the values of the time at which they are performed, often giving audiences a taste of the “now.” Audiences often do wonder why a story is […]