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Find Sanctuary with Carnegie’s Hunchback

Review by Jack Crumley of The Hunchback of Notre Dame: The Carnegie The new year means it’s time for The Carnegie’s annual family-friendly show, and this year’s production will really ring your bell. Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame hit movie theatres in 1996, directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise with music by Alan Menken. It adapts the original novel […]

Carnegie’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame” Takes the Disney Version to New Heights

Review by Doug Iden of The Hunchback of Notre Dame: The Carnegie Theatre What would it be like to be isolated, ostracized and ridiculed?  This is the primary theme of the Hunchback of Notre Dame which is currently playing at The Carnegie.  The show is partly based upon the Victor Hugo masterpiece and partly on […]

Know’s “Red Bike” Takes Audiences on Unexpected Paths

Review by Jenifer Moore of “Red Bike”: Know Theatre “Red Bike”, by playwright Caridad Svich, is a soul-evoking magical journey of commiserating over life’s choices and responses to its circumstances at the onset of its opening. While the title of the play leads you to believe that you are seeing a story related to Cincinnati’s […]

Know’s “Red Bike” is a Poetic and Exhilarating Ride Back into Childhood

Review by Liz Eichler of “Red Bike”: Know Theatre Remember when you were young and you had a bike, and you would go fast, past trees and houses, feeling the wind whipping at you and anything was possible? Know Theatre’s production of “Red Bike” brings back those moments of exhilaration—and a little bit of fear. […]

You’ll Clap Your Hands Off at Covedale’s “A Christmas Story”

Review by Jack Crumley of A Christmas Story: Covedale Center for the Performing Arts The weather is getting colder, and Dorothy has returned from her trip over the rainbow, which means the Covedale is now telling a different kind of story. A Christmas Story. Philip Grecian has adapted the classic, 1983 film that broadcasts non-stop on […]

Covedale Captures the Magic and Nostalgia of “A Christmas Story”

Review by Doug Iden of A Christmas Story: Covedale Theatre The day after Thanksgiving, I dust off my collection of holiday movies to initiate the season.  One of the treasures is the beloved A Christmas Story, written by humorist Jean Shepherd, based upon his semi-autobiographical novel “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash”, a story […]

“Pride and Prejudice” at NKU A Feast for the Eyes

Review by Laurel Humes of Pride and Prejudice: NKU Theatre Northern Kentucky University has staged a picture-perfect production of Pride and Prejudice. The unfortunate problem is understanding all of the dialogue. The original 1813 novel by Jane Austin has been filmed for movies and TV and adapted for the stage, in this version, by Jon […]

“Susan Swayne” Thrusts, Parries, and Scores in Know Theatre’s Latest Production

Review by Willie Caldwell of Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride: Know Theatre Take one-part murder mystery, one-part comedy, add a healthy dose cross dressing, a case of mistaken identity, mix in some flourishing swordplay, and you have Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride at Know Theatre. Written by Reina Hardy, the play centers around […]