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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Get Hooked by NKU’s “Big Fish”

Review by Doug Iden of Big Fish: NKU Theatre Northern Kentucky University opened its theatrical season with the poignant musical fantasy Big Fish.  Based upon the novel by Daniel Wallace and the movie directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish reveals the search that a son makes to learn the true essence of his father who has […]

Covedale’s “A Few Good Men” Challenges Audiences

Review by Sheldon Polonsky of A Few Good Men: Covedale Theatre Performing a theatrical version of an iconic movie is always fraught with pitfalls—even if it was a play first, as was A Few Good Men, which was a drama by Adam Sorkin before the memorable film starring Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson. And, to […]

Audiences Looking for “A Few Good Men” Find More Than a Few Great Performances at Covedale

Review by Jack Crumley of A Few Good Men: Covedale Theatre The new Marquee Season at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts is here, and though this year will feature family favorites like The Wizard of Oz and A Christmas Story, the season starts with a dialogue-driven military drama. A Few Good Men by Aaron Sorkin is […]

Know’s “Mary’s Monster” Grabs You and Doesn’t Let Go

Review by Willie Caldwell  of “Mary’s Monster “: Know Theatre Known as Cincinnati’s theatrical playground, the Know Theatre explores “Fear Itself” during the company’s 21st season. The experimental, and often avant-garde, theatre company embraces new works and emerging playwrights to create unique theatrical experiences on an intimate scale. “Mary’s Monster” embraces the macabre and brings to […]

Electrifying “Mary’s Monsters” at Know is a Must See

Review by Liz Eichler of “Mary’s Monsters”: Know Theatre An amazing evening of storytelling, Maggie Lou Rader’s “Mary’s Monsters” is a must see.  You’re in for an electric on-the-edge-of-your-seat evening to hear the truth is stranger than fiction life of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, daughter, wife, sister, and haunted writer of Frankenstein, expertly written by and […]

“Banned from Baseball” is a Homerun for Human Race

Review by Liz Eichler of “Banned from Baseball”: Human Race Theatre Traditional Greek Tragedies are about the fall from grace for a king, usually because of their pride or hubris. “Banned From Baseball,” running through September 23 at Dayton’s Human Race Theatre,  explores the hubris of two kings, Rose and Commissioner Giamatti, and delivers a […]

Save the Tragedy For Tomorrow… Come See Comedy Tonight at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Review by Willie Caldwell of A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company kicks off their 25thAnniversary Season by presenting their first fully staged musical, none other than Steven Sondheim’s, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum. Originally opening on Broadway in 1962, Sondheim’s […]

CSC Gets Audiences Laughing with First Musical “A Funny Thing…”

Review by Liz Eichler of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Congratulations to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company for launching its first musical, the hilarious “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” The show is funny, raucous, colorful, bawdy, silly, appealing, appalling, and lovely. Running through September 29, […]