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Magic Abounds at Miami University’s “She Kills Monsters”

Review by Nathan Top of “She Kills Monsters”: Miami University Theatre Snappily written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Bridget Leak, “She Kills Monsters” takes place between two different worlds: Mid-nineties Ohio and a fantasy Dungeons and Dragons campaign created by the protagonist’s sister, Tilly.  Following her sister’s death, Agnes the Average and Ordinary stumbles […]

Falcon’s “Marjorie Prime” is Thoughtful, Futuristic Tale

Review by Laurel Humes of “Marjorie Prime”: Know Theatre Falcon’s  “Marjorie Prime” is a fine, thought-provoking production, as the Newport theater continues its 30th anniversary season. The play by Jordan Harrison was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2015. I have seen it labeled as science fiction (the time is about 2060), but this is a family drama that resonates in any time period. Marjorie […]

PUFFS at Know Theatre: Best. Comical. Holiday. Show. Ever.*

Review by Liz Eichler Of “Puffs”: Know Theatre If you grew up with Harry Potter (I’m talking to you Gens X, Y, and Z and your parents!) then “Puffs” at Know Theatre is a MUST SEE! The full title of the play is “PUFFS or seven increasingly eventful years at a certain school of magic and […]

The Know’s “Puffs” Will Have You Huffing and Puffing For Air From Laughing

Review by Raechel Lombardo of “Puffs”: Know Theatre Are you familiar with, or even a fan of, a certain wizarding boy franchise that dominated the literature and movie industry in the early 2000s?  Are you curious about the perspective of a particular house or group of people from that universe during the dark times at […]

“What is ‘Urinetown’?” A Timely Question Hilariously answered in A.L.T and TMU Villa Players Production

Review by Christiana Molldrem Hakulich of “Urinetown”: American Legacy Theatre and TMU Villa Players In the opening moments of “Urinetown”, Officer Lockstock and Little Sally talk about all the things that can kill a show, including a bad title (which of course, this musical has). Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis’s “Urinetown” has been proving that […]

“Merry Wives” Delivers Laughter at CSC

Review by Liz Eichler of “The Merry Wives of Windsor”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company What a treasure we have at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company! After a long day of work, it’s just a short drive to world class theatre, a place where you can laugh, cry or think, and simply refresh your point of view. And if […]

They Got This! NKU’s Disney’s “Freaky Friday”

Review by Liz Eichler of “Freaky Friday”: NKU Theatre OMG! (Is that still a thing?) #greatjob #NKUSOTA #mustsee theatre Grab your kids or your mom and head on over to Northern Kentucky University’s “Disney’s Freaky Friday a new Musical.” Playing through Sunday, Nov. 24, it is just the medicine everyone needs to build empathy between […]

The Vows, the Hunt, the Story: NKU’s Stunning Ensemble is the Star of Regional Premiere of Disney’s “Freaky Friday”

Review by David Brush of “Freaky Friday”: NKU Theatre If there is a list of commonly employed theatre tropes that resurface again and again, mistaken identities would certainly top that list. Since Shakespeare, the device goes like this – characters are mistaken for each other, chaos and hilarity ensue, characters reconnect with newly learned lessons […]