“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...

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...

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...

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....

Review by Jenifer Moore of “Blues for an Alabama Sky” Falcoln Theatre Your blues ain’t like mine. Everyone is working hard to navigate this thing called life. While some are up, others are down. But despite circumstances, having a tribe to share life’s journey makes it worth it. Well,...

“All the Way” with LBJ (and Shakespeare too)

Review of “All the Way”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company All the Way, a raw and unflinching portrayal of the tumultuous year between the Kennedy assassination and Lyndon Johnson’s presidential run in 1964, explodes onto the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s stage.  The 2014 Tony winner written by Robert Schenkkan is crafted as a thriller...

Falcon Presents Deep “Blues for an Alabama Sky”

Review by Laurel Humes of “Blues for an Alabama Sky”: Falcon Theatre Complex characters, witty dialogue and social issues combine to make Falcon Theatre’s “Blues for an Alabama Sky” a compelling production. The setting is 1930 Harlem, the beginning of the Great Depression. The 1920’s Harlem Renaissance, described as...