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Category Archives: Stage Insights Reviews

“Urinetown: The Musical”: See It To PEE-lieve It”

Review by Blair Godshall of ‘Urinetown: The Musical”: American Legacy Theatre/Thomas Moore University Villa Players The American Legacy Theatre and Thomas Moore University’s co-production “Urinetown, the Musical,” opened Thursday night. So what does an audience member think about a show whose title can be so repellant it’s a running joke throughout the play? This comedy-musical-parody-satire […]

CCM’s “The Rocky Horror Show” Thrills, Chills, and Fulfills

Review of by Nathan Top of “Rocky Horror Picture Show”: CCM Musical Theatre As UC College Conservatory of Music‘s current musical, “The Rocky Horror Show”, began, I noticed across the way four empty front-row seats in an otherwise sold-out theater. During the production, I came to realize that the individuals who were assigned such seats […]

The Carnegie Explores Life, Loss, and Legacy in Dramatic Fashion with David Auburn’s “Proof”

Review by Jenifer Moore  of “Proof”: Carnegie Theatre We are our parents’ children, but we aren’t them. Or are we?  I found myself pondering this very question while traveling through the trifecta of life, loss, and legacy with the phenomenal cast and crew at The Carnegie’s adaptation of David Auburn’s “Proof”, now showing as a part of the 2019-2020 […]

Hang Onto Your Fishnets! CCM’s Spirited “ROCKY HORROR” Will Drive You Insane!

Review by Liz Eichler of “Rocky Horror Picture Show”: CCM Musical theatre The bare-stage setting of “an abandoned movie theatre in Denton, Ohio on Halloween” is genius. As a group of young people start exploring and joking around the broken-down marquee, the old movie Phantoms reach out and transport them into another world. A theatre’s […]

Do the Math and Take in Carnegie’s Proof

Review by Jack Crumley of “Proof”: Carnegie Theatre The flow of stories from The Carnegiein Covington is going from the all-out rock-out of summer’s “American Idiot”to a thoughtful, award-winning show this autumn with “Proof.” The play from David Auburn developed in New Jersey, and was a Broadway production by about this time in the year 2000. […]

Human Race’s “The Cake” is a New Slice of Conflict

Review by Raechel Lombardo of “The Cake”: Human Race Theatre Bekah Brunstetter’s play “The Cake” brings a new flavor to the modern-day conflict between those in the LGBTQ+ community and those who are of a more conservative mindset.  I often only see productions that are set in an earlier era presenting this issue, but to […]

CCM’s “42nd Street”: a Delightful Romp Through Showbiz America

Review by Nathan Top of “42nd Street”: CCM Musical theatre Based on the novel of the same name written by Bradford Ropes, University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music‘s latest production, “42nd Street”, tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a young actor embarking on her first audition to be in 1933 Broadway’s newest show, “Pretty […]

“The Addams Family” Takes Residence at The Covedale Theater Just in Time for Halloween!

Review by John Woll of “The Addams Family”: Covedale Theatre They’re crazy and kooky, all right, and taking up residence just in time for Halloween at The Covedale Theater.  “The Addams Family” was originally conceived by legendary American cartoonist Charles Addams for ‘The New Yorker’ magazine in 1938. You may remember this wacky family from the popular mid-sixties TV series, […]