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Category Archives: Stage Insights Reviews

Incline’s “Seven Brides and Seven Brothers” Full of Great Numbers

Review by Doug Iden of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”: Incline Theatre It’s tricky to adapt an original classic, dance-oriented Hollywood musical to the theater, but Cincinnati Landmark Productions has succeeded admirably as “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” opened at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater.  Based upon the movie and the Stephen Vincent Benet play […]

“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” Adds Up at the Incline Theater

Review by Nathan Top of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”: Incline Theatre Theater is time travel. It allows an audience to go to a place, an era, a world outside their own and allows them to experience the joys, sorrows, and in-betweens of an unfamiliar setting. This is exactly what is taking place in the […]

The Carnegie’s “American Idiot” Nails the Nostalgia for Y2K Punk Culture

Review by Nathan Top  of “American Idiot”: Carnegie Theatre I have an allergy to jukebox musicals; primarily most of them are poorly written and garishly marketed for the purpose of making money.  The Carnegie’s production of “American Idiot” is not that show. Director and choreographer Maggie Perrino’s exuberant vision for this show is clear and […]

Students Tackle False Confession in America Legacy Theatre’s “All In Your Head”

Review by Christiana Molldrem Harkulich of “All in Your Head”: American Legacy Theatre Title: Students tackle False Confession in A.L.T’s “All In Your Head”  The American Legacy Theatre’s current offering, “All In Your Head”, is the world premiere by the 2019 Junior Board–a group of high-school students in a 12-week intensive designed to give space […]

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, […]