Madcap Puppet Theatre will Engage Young Kids (and You!)

Upon listening to the squeals, comments, giggles and gasps, clearly Dylan Shelton consistently reaches his audience in a simply poignant manner.  The audience is there to be entertained and he is doing so with a wide array of puppets, voices and stories.  By the looks on the adults' faces...

Covedale’s “Elf the Musical:” Fast, Festive, and Family-Friendly

One of the true heroes of the show is choreographer Cassidy Steele, whose dance numbers add so much life to an already waggish score. One of my favorite moments of the show was the hilarious act two number “Nobody Cares About Santa,” the Fosse’esque  choreography reminding of “Sweet Charity”...

“Glassheart” at Know is Magical

Glassheart, at Know Theatre of Cincinnati, reexamines what it means to find true love, the sacrifices we make for those who we care about the most and the longing to feel human. Directed by Tamara Winters, this deeply moving comedy is set within the walls of a small Chicago...

“The End of the World” is a Short, Rich Drama: Miami U. Fringe

By Shawn Maus I love live theatre. I’m torn with this new world we’re in that produces theatre on YouTube or other streaming services. I know that the movie megaplexes are showing Metropolitan Opera shows and other Broadway shows on the big screens. I applaud the theatre world for...

NKU’s “Edwin Drood” Engaging and Energetic

Director Jason Danieley...has created a humorous, fanciful dessert of good songs, good singing and dancing and a different audience experience. This is not your grandmother’s musical but you will be glad you saw it....

“Once” Strikes a Chord at CCM

While the vocals are gorgeous, one of the most unique features of the show is the lack of a large pit offstage. Instead, the actors accompany themselves on instruments including guitar, cello, piano, ukulele, melodica, and percussion. When not part of the primary scene, the actors float along the...

A.L.T.’s “Higher” has a Legacy

"Higher" is an original rock musical centered around the opioid crisis and one man’s...journey to recovery. It’s at times humorous,...dramatic, grim, and uplifting. But mostly it is a show unlike any you’ve ever seen. It’s ambitious, compelling, and thought-provoking....

Xanadu Glides Onto CCM Stage

The musical is, frankly, a lot:  a lot of look, a lot of synth, a lot of  meta jokes about artists, gentrification, and 40-year-old gays who attend children’s theater. The show never takes itself seriously and for 90 intermission-less minutes, the audience is transported to a world where physics,...

An “Our Town” for Our Time

"Eli Lucas as George Gibbs and Julianna Weis-Palacios as Emily Webb are strong...Their version of a balcony scene (played with facing ladders) is touching and their "date" at the ice-cream parlor is both well-acted and just fun to watch."...

Covedale’s “Odd Couple” is worth it

Director Greg Procaccino creates a sense of urgency throughout the opening scene, where Oscar and his poker buddies are a delight with their banter and specific personality quirks. ...