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Broadway Series’ “Finding Neverland” Shows the Power of Storytelling

Review by Liz Eichler of Finding Neverland: Broadway in Cincinnati Beautiful Storytelling—that’s a quick summation of Finding Neverland, playing now through November 19 at the Aronoff in Cincinnati.  Adding a few words: Amazing.  Fresh. Joyful. Talent. And of course, Glitter Tornado. Two more words: Go Now. “Finding Neverland” is a story of how J. M. […]

Finding Neverland Will Have You Thinking Happy Thoughts at the Aronoff Center

Review by Spencer Smith of Finding Neverland: Broadway Series Finding Neverland, the 2004 film about J.M. Barrie starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, is now a fully imagined Broadway musical. Despite a few technical glitches on opening night, this is sure to become a fan favorite of the 2017-2018 season. J.M. Barrie (Billy Harrigan Tighe) […]

Carnegie’s “Tenderly’ is a Bluesy Portrayal of Kentucky’s Favorite Songstress

Review by Hannah Gregory of Tenderly: Carnegie Theatre Going into Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical, you may expect a nostalgic piece that skirts you away to the 1940’s and 50’s, churning medleys of Rosemary Clooney’s warm, sultry voice into a feel-good musical. While it certainly highlights hits from Clooney’s career, the second show in The […]

CCM’s “The Earth is Flat” Shows the Rising Stars

Review by Shawn Maus of The Earth is Flat: CCM Acting I have to confess that I love seeing new plays debut.  I know that many times there is still work to be done.  I’ve been known to see a debut play and then (even if it’s a few years later) see the production again […]

Human Race Theatre’s Raises the Roof in “The House”

Review by Liz Eichler of The House: Human Race Theatre Human Race Theatre’s The House is a BLAST.  The dark comedy runs through November 19, and is a short, fun look at how important a house is to a family. It’s a humorous look at a couple ready to downsize, and the young couple ready […]

“Tenderly” Plays the Hits and Plucks the Heartstrings

Review by Jack Crumley of Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical: The Carnegie Carnegie audiences get to take a trip back in time this month and relive the career of a local gal who made it big, fell hard, then bounced back. Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical premiered in 2012 as a collaboration between the Victoria […]

Discovering the Shape of the World in CCM Acting’s “The Earth is Flat”

Review by Alan Jozwiak of The Earth is Flat: CCM Acting Mention that you think the Earth is flat to someone and they might look at you funny. But the idea of a flat Earth finds its way into the experiences of first-year college students struggling to find their way in the CCM Acting studio […]

“The Drowning Girls” at Clifton is Eerie and Powerful

Review by Liz Eichler of Drowning Girls: Clifton Performance Theatre Perfect for the season (and voyeuristic murder-theme podcast junkies), The Drowning Girls is a beautiful but disturbing story of three brides who trusted the wrong man. The three performers are already luxuriously bathing (clad in Victorian underwear) in cast iron tubs when you enter the […]