“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 . . . → Read More: “The Drowning Girls” at Clifton is Eerie and Powerful

CCM captures the Wonder and Whimsy of Dr. Seuss

Review by Shawn Maus of Seussical the Musical: CCM

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music captures the wonder of Seussical, The Musical, a musical I have never seen before.

The show is restlessly charming.

Seussical fuses elements from a half-dozen Seuss books — notably “Horton Hears a Who,” in which Horton the Elephant heroically defends . . . → Read More: CCM captures the Wonder and Whimsy of Dr. Seuss

“Dancing” on Solid Ground at NKU

Review by Spenser Smith of Dancing at Lughnasa at NKU

Dancing at Lughnasa, winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, is the story of five unmarried sisters living together in a small cottage in l936 Ireland. Rose (Amellia Gabrielle Adkins) and Agnes (Jessica Stafford) are the younger sisters eager to attend the Festival . . . → Read More: “Dancing” on Solid Ground at NKU

Move your Caboosical to CCM’s “Seussical”

Review by Laurel Humes of Seussical the Musical: CCM Musical Theatre

CCM’s Seussical is charming, witty and imaginative – just like the Dr. Seuss children’s books that form the basis of the musical.

Seussical is this season’s first Mainstage Series Production from the musical theatre department of the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. The . . . → Read More: Move your Caboosical to CCM’s “Seussical”

Young Frankenstein is ‘ALIIIIIIIVE’ at The Covedale

Review by Jack Crumley Young Frankenstein: Covedale Center for the Performing Arts

Last month, Covedale audiences watched Annie Sullivan work miracles with Helen Keller in a production that was at times intense and very emotional and moving.

Now for something completely different…

Covedale gets very silly (and very sexual) for the fall with Mel Brooks’ . . . → Read More: Young Frankenstein is ‘ALIIIIIIIVE’ at The Covedale

Walk This Way to Covedale’s “Young Frankenstein”

Review by Doug Iden of Young Frankenstein: Covedale Theater

A monster hits the boards as Young Frankenstein stomps onto the stage at the Covedale Theater. Based upon the movie created by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, the musical tells the story of the grandson of the famous scientist who inherits his grandfather’s castle in Transylvania. . . . → Read More: Walk This Way to Covedale’s “Young Frankenstein”

CSC’s “Dracula” Brings Fall Chills and Thrills

Review by Doug Iden of Dracula: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Halloween came early this year as Dracula swooped into the sold-out Cincinnati Shakespeare Company theater. It was also appropriate that opening night was Friday the 13th. But this production is not a trick but, rather, a treat filled with classic gothic horror and spooktacular special effects.

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“Frankenstein” at the Falcon: The Possibility of Love—Gone Wrong

Review by Alan Jozwiak of Frankenstein: Falcon Theatre

Love.

It is amazing how such a small word can contains worlds of meaning.

It is these depths that love can take which is central to the Nick Dear adaptation of Mary Shelly’s novel Frankenstein, currently being staged by Falcon Theatre. This script premiered in the Royal . . . → Read More: “Frankenstein” at the Falcon: The Possibility of Love—Gone Wrong