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Monthly Archives: February 2020

NKU’s “HMS Pinafore” Proves a Jolly Good Time

Review by Nathan Top of “HMS Pinafore”: NKU theatre A jovial sitcom of an operetta from 1878, Gilbert and Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore” tells the story of two romantic couples aboard the titular ship. While clearly attracted to one another, pride and rank prevents the twosomes from confessing their feelings for one another, much less to […]

“H.M.S. Pinafore” Sails in NKU’s Corbett Theatre

Review by Kevin Reynolds of “H.M.S. Pinafore”: NKU Theatre The works of Gilbert & Sullivan are full of tuneful songs, quick wit, and some societal messages couched amongst the fun. The production of “H.M.S.Pinafore” by Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts captures all the best of this operetta with strong performances, an eye-catching set, […]

Covedale Rings in Seldom Produced “Meet Me In St. Louis”

Review by Nathan Top of “Meet Me in St. Louis”: Covedale Theatre Based on the 1944 film starring Judy Garland, “Meet Me In St. Louis” is a time capsule of a show, with the book by Hugh Wheeler and a score built out of the classic American songbook by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. Set […]

CCM’s “Clybourne Park” is Thought-provoking, Uncomfortable and Absolutely Necessary

Review by Jenifer Moore of “Clybourne Park”: CCM Acting If you are planning to attend a showing of CCM’s “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris, prepare to be equal parts entertained as well as reminded of the ways of living in America. Set in inner-city Chicago, the production picks up where barrier-breaking playwright Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” leaves off, with a white […]

Covedale’s “Meet Me in St. Louis” is “Arch”-etypical Nostalgia

Review by Doug Iden of “Meet Me in St. Louis”: Covedale Theatre The year long wait by the Smith family for the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (known informally as the St. Louis World’s Fair) is depicted on the Covedale Stage in the theater version of “Meet Me in St. Louis”. Based upon “The Kensington Stories” by Sally Benson and the classic 1944 […]

In CCM’s “Clybourne Park”, Home is Where the Heart Is

Review by Kevin Reynolds of “Clybourne Park”: CCM Acting On a cold, busy night in Clifton, a friendly and appreciative audience bypassed the sold-out UC men’s basketball game in favor of a production of Bruce Norris’ award-winning play, “Clybourne Park”, a CCM On Stage presentation directed by Richard Hess. Picking up where Lorraine Hansberry’s seminal […]