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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Falcon Tackles the Unexplainable in “The Mystery Plays”

Sneak Peak of The Mystery Plays: Falcon Theatre Mystery. Coincidence. Belief without understanding. These are some of the concepts explored in The Mystery Plays, which opens Nov. 6 at Falcon Theatre in Newport. Six actors play more than 20 characters in the two interconnected one-acts, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Lindsey Augusta Mercer. […]

CCM Keeps “Carousel” Spinning

Review by Shawn Maus of Carousel: CCM Musical Theatre They just don’t write them or make them like this any more. Richard Rodgers stated that Carousel was among his favorite creations and the closest he came to writing an opera.   CCM has given their production of Carousel the grandeur of an opera both in song […]

Carnegie Director Mysteriously Disappears While Preparing for “Sleuth” ?

Sneak Peak by Charles Roetting of SLEUTH: Carnegie Theatre Warning: the following may be difficult for some readers. On October 21, 2015, I was to interview SLEUTH Director Greg Procaccino but upon arriving, Mr. Procaccino was nowhere to be found. In his place, I found a crumpled note on which had been printed the interview […]

CCM Approaches “Carousel” with Joy

Sneak Peak by Teddy Gumbleton of Carousel: CCM Musical Theatre Since it first opened on Broadway in April of 1945, the musical Carousel, with music by Richard Rodgers and lyric and book by Oscar Hammerstein, has been widely regarded as a masterpiece. Carousel tells the story of Billy Bigelow, a barker for a carousel, who […]

Cincinnati Shakespeare’s “Death of a Salesman” Still Reverberates

Review by Liz Eichler of Death of a Salesman: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is powerful and riveting, drawing you into the layers of duplicity of an aging salesman who must constantly reimagine his life to chase the elusive American Dream. Willy Loman lives in hope, in […]

Covedale Hits the Sweet-spot with “Fox on the Fairway”

Review by Shaun Maus of Fox on the Fairway: Covedale The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts production of Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway is a madcap comedy with polished performances.   The Fox on the Fairway takes place during the annual Quail Valley Country Club golf tournament. The club’s director, Mr. Bingham (a […]

Miami’s “In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play” is Fun, Compassionate

Review by Shawn Maus of In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play: Miami University In our internet porn age, it’s hard to imagine there was a time that men and women didn’t really know their own bodies. “In the Next Room” explores themes of sexual ignorance, eroticism and, of course, how “technology” can “cure” all […]

Covedale’s “Fox on the Fairway” Not Just Par for the Course In Laughs

Review by Doug Iden of Fox on the Fairway: Covedale Theatre For its second show of the season, the Covedale Theater rolls FOREward into the realm of satire with The Fox on the Fairway. This frenetically paced farce spoofs the Country Club crowd by depicting a desperate attempt by the Quall Valley club to finally beat another […]