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The Femme’s Afoot in CSC’s “Miss Holmes”

Review by Doug Iden of “Miss Holmes”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company In a reimagined take on the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, the regional premiere of Christopher Walsh’s Miss Holmes opened at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company theater.  In CSC’s “season of the woman,” Kelly Mengelkoch and Sara Clarke play Sherlock and Dr. Dorothy Watson respectively.  But this is […]

Incline’s “Pippin” Mystifies and Tantalizes

Review by Doug Iden of “Pippin”: Incline Theatre Not many musicals are set in 8th Century Europe, feature the assassination of a well-known monarch (Charlemagne), savagely satirize war and follow the travails of a young man seeking his identity and place in life.  However, that is the premise of “Pippin” which opens at the Warsaw […]

Magic is being done in Incline’s “Pippin”

Review by Nathan Top of “Pippin”: Incline Theatre The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater’s “Pippin” proves to be dazzling, funny, and sincerely moving. Music and lyrics written by the acclaimed Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked”, “Prince of Egypt”), “Pippin” tells the story of the title protagonist as he searches for the ultimate source of meaning and fulfillment for his […]

Ripe for a Lapse: A Review of Commonwealth Theatre Company’s “Fallen Angels”

Review by Alan Jozwiak of “Fallen Angels”: Commonwealth Theatre Company Summertime tends to be a dark time for theatres, although a few theaters have a robust summer season of programming, such as Commonwealth Theatre Company.  Housed on the campus of NKU, they combine an evening’s worth of theater with a pre-show dinner that audience members […]

“Lizzie” Slays at Human Race

Review by Liz Eichler of “Lizzie”: Human Race Theatre Cincinnatians – Dayton’s Human Race must-see “Lizzie” is a raucous riotous rock show which explores possible motivations of the infamous alleged axe-wielder, Lizzie Borden. Imagine a concert between Pat Benatar, Alanis Morissette, Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks all focused on the same creepy theme – this is it. Music and Lyrics by Steven Cheslik-Demeyer, […]

“Lizzie” Rocks and Rolls Her Murder Charges at The Human Race Theatre Company

Review by Raechel Lombardo of “Lizzie”: Human Race Theatre After being fortunate enough to see it on a spectacular opening night, I want everyone to take advantage of any available seating for The Human Race Theatre Company’s “Lizzie”.  If you are a fan of musicals, historical creepy murders, and/or concerts of a hippie or rock genre, you […]

Incline’s “Church Girls” Will Have You Saying “Hallelujah”

Review by Jenifer Moore of “Church Girls”: Incline TheatreC As a self-proclaimed church gal myself (sort of), I could not stop laughing at all of the foolishness that takes place in the Lord’s House during Cincinnati Landmark Productions and Table Five Productions joint presentation of “Church Girls:The Musical”. The musical comedy is set  at the […]

Incline’s “Church Girls” Provides Irreverent Fun

Review by Doug Iden of “Church Girls”: Incline Theatre Prepare to suspend your disbelief as six male actors drag you into the activities of the Women’s auxiliary of the Umatilla Second Christian Church in “Church Girls, The Musical” opening at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater.  The women, along with a total of 23 characters, try to plan […]