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Category Archives: Stage Insights Reviews

“H.M.S. Pinafore” Sails in NKU’s Corbett Theatre

Review by Kevin Reynolds of “H.M.S. Pinafore”: NKU Theatre The works of Gilbert & Sullivan are full of tuneful songs, quick wit, and some societal messages couched amongst the fun. The production of “H.M.S.Pinafore” by Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts captures all the best of this operetta with strong performances, an eye-catching set, […]

Covedale Rings in Seldom Produced “Meet Me In St. Louis”

Review by Nathan Top of “Meet Me in St. Louis”: Covedale Theatre Based on the 1944 film starring Judy Garland, “Meet Me In St. Louis” is a time capsule of a show, with the book by Hugh Wheeler and a score built out of the classic American songbook by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. Set […]

CCM’s “Clybourne Park” is Thought-provoking, Uncomfortable and Absolutely Necessary

Review by Jenifer Moore of “Clybourne Park”: CCM Acting If you are planning to attend a showing of CCM’s “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris, prepare to be equal parts entertained as well as reminded of the ways of living in America. Set in inner-city Chicago, the production picks up where barrier-breaking playwright Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” leaves off, with a white […]

In CCM’s “Clybourne Park”, Home is Where the Heart Is

Review by Kevin Reynolds of “Clybourne Park”: CCM Acting On a cold, busy night in Clifton, a friendly and appreciative audience bypassed the sold-out UC men’s basketball game in favor of a production of Bruce Norris’ award-winning play, “Clybourne Park”, a CCM On Stage presentation directed by Richard Hess. Picking up where Lorraine Hansberry’s seminal […]

Know’s “In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises)” is a Defining Moment

Review by Raechel Lombardo Of “In the Night Time”: Know Theatre Ostensibly, Know Theatre‘s “In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises),” by Nina Segal, is a play; it certainly has all of the characteristics and structure of one.  It follows the hypothetical, every day circumstances, and very personal lives, of a man and a woman […]

“Joseph” at The Carnegie: Just What Color is ‘Ochre’ Anyway?

Review by Jack Crumley of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”: Carnegie Joy, jealousy, betrayal, despair, opportunity, redemption, reunion. For a celebratory, rambunctious, and COLORFUL musical like “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” this show has a lot of serious themes just below the surface. It’s the new year, and that means it’s time for The […]

Wrap Up Your Christmas with CSC’s Hilarious “Every Christmas Story”

Review by Liz Eichler of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company The Holiday Hits keep coming! Like a Jack in the Box (or a Charlie in the Box) “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” is a guaranteed laugh. Audience interaction is half of what makes this show a special […]

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 […]