CCM Bringing a Bluegrass Beat to Musical Theatre with “Big River”

Preview by Greg Bossler of Big River: CCM Musical Theatre

Big River, the musical the adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic 1884 novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, opens the Studio Series at University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music on October 8. The original Broadway production won seven Tony Awards in 1985, including best musical and . . . → Read More: CCM Bringing a Bluegrass Beat to Musical Theatre with “Big River”

Spend an Intimate Evening with NET’s “Frankie and Johnny”

Review by Abby Rowald of Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune: New Edgecliff Theatre

Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, by Terrence McNally, is a great play. A two-hander with sparkling dialogue and characters that are complex in their simplicity, it is a joy to watch, especially when performed as wonderfully . . . → Read More: Spend an Intimate Evening with NET’s “Frankie and Johnny”

Falcon’s “Silence!” is Shear Madness

Review by Doug Iden of Silence: The Musical: Falcon Theatre

Silence! The Musical, the outrageous parody of the movie Silence of the Lambs, exploded at the Falcon Theatre in a regional premier. This play continues the Falcon tradition of producing quirky, offbeat musicals. Amidst a quintet of agitated lambs functioning as a Greek Chorus, the . . . → Read More: Falcon’s “Silence!” is Shear Madness

NET’s “Frankie and Johnny” is a Rhapsody in Reverse

Review by Prabir Das of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune: New Edgecliff Theatre

New Edgecliff Theatre launched its 17th season with Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune at the Essex Studios on September 24, 2015.

Frankie & Johnny are literally the two people that hoist the audience through a roller-coaster . . . → Read More: NET’s “Frankie and Johnny” is a Rhapsody in Reverse

Expect a Country Flare from CCM’s “Big River”

Preview by Gregory Bossler of Big River : CCM Big River, the musical the adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic 1884 novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, opens the Studio Series at University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music on October 8. The original Broadway production won seven Tony Awards in 1985, including best musical and best . . . → Read More: Expect a Country Flare from CCM’s “Big River”

NKU’s “Moon Over Buffalo” Takes Wing with Non-Stop Humor

Review by Grace Eichler of Moon Over Buffalo: Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University is starting off their season with an energetic production of Moon Over Buffalo. Director and Cincinnati “name to know” Charlie Roetting certainly makes his mark on the Corbett Theatre stage with this 1950’s green room farce. The show is set in . . . → Read More: NKU’s “Moon Over Buffalo” Takes Wing with Non-Stop Humor

Falcon’s “Silence!” Should Produce Screams of Laughter

Preview by Alan Jozwiak of Silence!: The Musical: Falcon Theatre

“Have the lambs stopped screaming?”

This is a question that Hannibal Lector asks of Clarice Starling during the 1991 Oscar winning film Silence of the Lambs as he probes her mind to get at her deepest fears. This psychological thriller has both entranced and scared . . . → Read More: Falcon’s “Silence!” Should Produce Screams of Laughter

Falcon’s “Silence!” Hopes to Make Some Noise

Preview by Doug Iden of Silence: Falcon Theatre

Silence! The Musical, a parody of the movie Silence of the Lambs, opens Friday at the Falcon Theatre and promises to be a sheer delight. In keeping with the offbeat, quirky musicals often performed at the Falcon, Silence spoofs both the movie and the actors playing the . . . → Read More: Falcon’s “Silence!” Hopes to Make Some Noise