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Category Archives: Stage Insights Reviews

Covedale’s “Miracle” Makes You Believe

Review By Liz Eichler of “Miracle on 34th Street”: Covedale Theatre Covedale keeps their audiences happy by providing great shows they want to see.  What better show to get you into the holiday spirit than “A Miracle on 34th Street,” presented now through December 29, directed by Tim Perrino, who ensures you will be dazzled and […]

The Magic of Christmas Comes to Life at Covedale’s “Miracle on 34th Street”

Review by Mary Kate Groh of “Miracle on 34th Street”: Covedale Covedale’s “Miracle on 34th Street” is the perfect way to get you and your entire family in the Christmas spirit. Amid the stress of holiday shopping, final exams, Christmas parties, and trying to spend as much time with family as possible, “Miracle on 34th […]

In Bocca Performance’s “Like Demons” is Not Your Dad’s History Play

Review by Blair Godshall  of “Like Demons”: In Bocca Performance We’ve all seen historical plays (likely written for museums or schools who still teach using a VHS) and we’ve thought to ourselves “this is an old story.” When we hear “American Civil War” we may only envision Confederate, slave owning soldiers fighting against Abraham Lincoln and the Union; but that may be […]

Miami University: SHE KILLS MONSTERS is a Well-Designed Quest

Review by Liz Eichler of “She Kills Monsters”: Miami University Theatre Miami University Department of Theatre selected a great production for college students to sink their teeth into, and they deliver high skills in a well-designed and executed production. Set in 1995 “in a time before FaceBook,” “She Kills Monsters” was written in 2012 by […]

“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 […]

CSC’s “Merry Wives of Windsor”: Shakes in the City

Review by Sheldon Polonsky of “The Merry Wives of Windsor”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Brian Isaac Phillips, director of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company‘s latest production, concluded his opening introduction with the suggestion William Shakespeare essentially invented the modern sitcom. CSC’s over-the-top “The Merry Wives of Windsor” takes that conceit and runs with it, with a fun-loving […]