Category: Stage Insights Reviews

Know’s Epic “Feast” Stream Overflowing with Intention

Review by Liz Eichler of “Feast”: Know Theatre (streaming) Know Theatre has been a Cincinnati leader in redefining theatre during Covid. They jumped in the pool of streaming theatre during June’s Fringe and discovered with audiences what techniques worked better than others. They are diving into creative problem solving...

Theatre in Wake of COVID-19: A Review of CCM Acting’s Transmigration 2020

 Review by Alan Jozwiak of “Transmigration”: CCM Acting In a time where social distancing has closed down Broadway and darkened most theaters in Cincinnati, a small ray of theatrical light still shone bright on the boards—CCM Acting’s Transmigration 2020. Billed as “A Festival of Student Created NEW WORKS,” Transmigration consists...

Miami University’s “The Wolves”: Girls, Interrupted

Review by Blair Godshall of “The Wolves” Unfortunately, due to current circumstances regarding COVID-19, all performances of Miami University’s “The Wolves” have been postponed. It’s a shame given how well this production was executed. “The Wolves” follows a team of high school females competing in an indoor soccer league....

CCM Brings Heart and Soul to “The Secret Garden”

Review by Kevin Reynolds of “The Secret Garden”: CCM Musical Theatre Working around the news as I do, weeks like this can take their toll – not to mention fighting off a stubborn cold. While part of me wanted to take the night off, I made my way to...

CCM’s “The Secret Garden” is Beautiful and Profoundly Moving

Review by Nathan Top of “The Secret Garden”: CCM Musical Theatre Written by Lucy Simon and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman, “The Secret Garden” is a large-scale musical based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 book of the same name. The story centers on the recently orphaned ten year-old Mary...

“Annie Jr.” Shines as Bright as the Chrysler Building at the Taft Theater

 Review by Mary Kate Groh of “Annie, Jr”: Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati celebrates 100 years with the beloved classic, “Annie Jr.” Written by Thomas Meehan, “Annie Jr.” is the shortened version of the popular Broadway musical, the story of a bright and optimistic orphan girl...