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Falcon’s “39 Steps” Will Have You Laughing All the Way to the Top

Review by Laurel Humes of “The 39 Steps”: Falcon Theatre Nearly non-stop laughs await those who see “The 39 Steps,” Falcon Theatre’s 30th anniversary season opener. “The 39 Steps” started its life as a 1915 adventure novel. In 1935, Alfred Hitchcock turned the book into a thriller film. Now English playwright Patrick Barlow has adapted […]

Broadway in Cincinnati’s “Come From Away” is a Rollercoaster of Emotions Ending in Joy

Review By Liz Eichler of ”Come From Away”:  Broadway in Cincinnati “Come From Away” is one of the most emotional theatre experiences I’ve had in a long time. From the thunderous standing ovation as it opened in Cincinnati last night, you will feel the same. It is a rollercoaster of emotions for people who have vivid memories of September 11, 2001. From the dive into […]

Broadway in Cincinnati’s “Come From Away” Lands Close To Home

Review by Nathan Top of “Come From Away”: Broadway in Cincinnati I am often skeptical of stories told with 9/11 as their backdrop, primarily because I have my own story of where I was when it took place in 2001. I remember where I was, who I was with, and what I felt at that […]

Broadway in Cincinnati’s “Come From Away” Searches for Comfort in the Most Uncomfortable of Times

Review by Sheldon Polonsky of “Come From Away”: Broadway in Cincinnati Cincinnati’s Broadway Series begins its 2019-20 season with the timely, moving and critically acclaimed musical “Come From Away,” (book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein) based on events surrounding the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when 38 planes and hundreds of travelers were […]

The Know Theater Blasts Off to the Year 2088 with “The Absentee”

Review by John Woll of “The Absentee”: Know Theatre The Know Theatre‘s newest production,”The Absentee”, by Julia Doolittle, begins its 2019-2020 season with a bang in a futuristic journey to outer space. The time is 2088 and far out in the Milky Way in Dimension 9, a U.S. Space Force ship explodes and brings space […]

Comedy, Science-Fiction, and Politics collide in Know’s “The Absentee”

Review by Christiana Molldrem Harkulich of “The Absentee”: Know Theatre What would you do if you were alone in outer space for an extended period of time with nothing to do? Know Theatre’s world premiere of Julia Doolittle’s “The Absentee” takes on that question and more. The year is 2088 and the Operator of a […]

An Unhappy Family Erupts at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s “August: Osage County”

Review by Christiana Molldrem Harkulich of “August: Osage County”- Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Tolstoy wrote that all happy families are the same, and that every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. In the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s  “August: Osage County”, that adage plays out on stage for the Weston family. Over the course of three […]

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 […]