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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Etcetera, etcetera and so forth: A Review of Broadway in Cincinnati’s “The King and I”

Broadway in Cincinnati Stages “The King and I” with Pomp and Spectacle

Review by Ted Rice of The King and I: Broadway in Cincinnati When the curtain opened last night at the Aronoff Theater, theater-goers were transported into Siam in 1862 via a large wooden ship that sailed downstage towards the awestruck audience. Combined with a radiant sunset that painted the sky and the opening Eastern influenced […]

“The King and I” Has Us Whistling A Happy Tune at the Aronoff Center

Review by Spenser Smith of The King and I: Broadway in Cincinnati Talking with several friends during intermission of the near-capacity opening night of The King and I at the Aranoff, one could better understand how many dull productions have come before this 2015 Bartlett Sher revival. No synonyms can be used to describe the gorgeously […]

Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” Shines at Human Race Theatre

Review by Liz Eichler of Brighton Beach Memoirs: Human Race Theatre Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy, an homage to his childhood, army and early career, begins with Brighton Beach Memoirs. Dayton area audiences are lucky to see a warm and funny production, with some stellar performances, playing now through April 22. Set in 1937, audiences meet […]

Cincinnati Shakespeare Tackles a Modern Masterpiece with “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”

Review by Doug Iden of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company “Maggie the Cat” is sharpening her claws as Tennessee Williams’s classic American drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens at the Cincinnati Shakespeare theater.  The Pulitzer Prize winning play tells the story of the moral decay, the dissolution and greed […]

Covedale Stages a Classic With Oklahoma!

Review by Doug Iden of Oklahoma!: Covedale Theatre There’s a bright, golden haze on the Covedale as the beloved musical Oklahoma gallops onto the stage at Cincinnati Landmark Productions.  Based upon the play Green Grow the Lilacs, Oklahoma tells the simple story about two men who want to take a young woman to a box […]

Covedale’s “Oklahoma!” Is More than OK!

Review by Jack Crumley of Oklahoma!: Covedale Center for Performing Arts The Covedale Center for Performing Arts continues its tradition of playing the hits, closing out this season of shows with Oklahoma! In American musical history, 1943’s Oklahoma! is one of the first shows to ever incorporate song and dance numbers that are a part […]