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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Incline Keeps the Madness Alive with Rocky Horror Show

Review by Doug Iden of The Rocky Horror Show: Incline Theatre Outrageous may be an understated description of the The Rocky Horror Show which exploded onto the stage at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater last night. Based upon the equally outrageous movie entitled The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the “story” addresses a semi-normal couple who […]

Leave Your Inhibitions at the Door for Incline’s Rocky Horror Show

Review of by Laurel Humes of The Rocky Horror Show: Incline Theatre Rocky Horror Show is perfectly cast and musically terrific, with a set, lighting and sound effects the best ever at Warsaw Federal Incline Theater. Now the content. A discreet sign in the lobby says it all: “Rocky Horror Show is rated R for […]

Can’t Help Falling in Love with All Shook Up at NKU!

Review by Spenser Smith of All Shook Up: NKU All Shook Up, featuring the music of Elvis Presley, is loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. When roustabout Chad (Xander Wells) comes into town, all the girls (and boys) fall in love with him. He’s smooth and he knows it. It’s not unlike Bye Bye Birdie. […]

New Edgecliff Expands Horizons with The Glass Menagerie

Review by Dan Maloney of The Glass Menagerie: New Edgecliff Theatre When I first heard New Edgecliff was producing Tennessee Williams’ famed “memory” play The Glass Menagerie, I thought it was the perfect pairing of material and group. Long-known as “Cincinnati Actor’s Theater,” New Edgecliff has a wonderful tradition of producing shows that emphasize the […]

Suffragettes in Action: A Review of CCM Acting’s Production of Her Naked Skin

Review by Alan Jozwiak of Her Naked Skin: CCM Acting Running in front of racing horses, breaking windows, forced feedings, and a love affair. These elements seem to be an unlikely combination to appear in the same play. But in the hands of Director Richard Hess and the CCM Acting students, they become the storyline […]

CCM‘s Her Naked Skin Bares Timely Truths

Review by Spenser Smith of Her Naked Skin: CCM Acting Her Naked Skin takes us back to 1913 London and the suffragette movement is gaining traction. The period costumes (Ashley Berg), inventive set and projections (William Sawyer and Whitney Glover) lighting and sound (Erik McCandless and Tanner Elker/Patrick Jansen) lead us to believe we are […]

Pebbles to Take to Heart – Human Race Theatre’s 26 Pebbles Makes Ripples

Review by Ken Stern of 26 Pebbles: Human Race Theatre Mass shootings—not just (gun) violence—is “as American as cherry pie,” H. Rap Brown observed in 1967. That is so true 50 years later, that a massacre—if not merely the gunning down of unarmed citizens by police—can happen in your town. Such shootings probably already have. […]

26 Pebbles Focuses on Hope in Dayton World Premiere

Review by Liz Eichler of 26 Pebbles: Human Race Theatre Before I went to the world premiere of 26 Pebbles at Dayton’s Human RaceTheatre Company, I braced myself for the subject matter: the brutal murders at Sandy Hook Elementary, so gruesome an act that President Obama said, then, it was the worst day of his […]