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Category Archives: Stage Insights Reviews

If You Don’t Take Your Mom to Carnegie’s “Motherhood Out Loud”, At Least Call Her After

Review by Jack Crumley of Motherhood Out Loud: The Carnegie I’m wrapping up my second year of seeing shows at The Carnegie for the League of Cincinnati Theatres. One of my favorites there was Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore, which involved a series of vignettes that told stories of life as a […]

One, One, Zero: A Review of Know Theatre’s “Ada and the Engine”

Review by Alan Jozwiak of Ada and the Engine: Know Theatre 01000001 01100100 01100001. These are not random numbers, but binary code for the name “Ada,” the titular protagonist who appears in Know Theatre’s latest production Ada and the Engine. Penned by Lauren Gunderson, who wrote the powerful and moving Silent Sky that Know Theatre produced in 2016, Ada […]

CSC’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is “Must-See Tennessee”

Review by Liz Eichler of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Cincy Shakespeare‘s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is “must-see Tennessee” Williams. The production, directed by Michael Evan Haney, delivers visually, with actors exploring the complicated characters with passion and gusto, and is a powerful use of CSC’s new space. The […]

“Ada and the Engine” Delightfully Shares the “Herstory” of Computers

Review by Liz Eichler of “Ada and the Engine”: Know Theatre If you haven’t heard the story of Ada Byron Lovelace, I wouldn’t be surprised.  She was a woman, born in an age in which her job was simply to marry well and bear children, not bringing attention to herself.  In fact, her whole life […]

Etcetera, etcetera and so forth: A Review of Broadway in Cincinnati’s “The King and I”

Broadway in Cincinnati Stages “The King and I” with Pomp and Spectacle

Review by Ted Rice of The King and I: Broadway in Cincinnati When the curtain opened last night at the Aronoff Theater, theater-goers were transported into Siam in 1862 via a large wooden ship that sailed downstage towards the awestruck audience. Combined with a radiant sunset that painted the sky and the opening Eastern influenced […]

“The King and I” Has Us Whistling A Happy Tune at the Aronoff Center

Review by Spenser Smith of The King and I: Broadway in Cincinnati Talking with several friends during intermission of the near-capacity opening night of The King and I at the Aranoff, one could better understand how many dull productions have come before this 2015 Bartlett Sher revival. No synonyms can be used to describe the gorgeously […]

Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” Shines at Human Race Theatre

Review by Liz Eichler of Brighton Beach Memoirs: Human Race Theatre Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy, an homage to his childhood, army and early career, begins with Brighton Beach Memoirs. Dayton area audiences are lucky to see a warm and funny production, with some stellar performances, playing now through April 22. Set in 1937, audiences meet […]