Road Trippin'

Coming Up in Cincinnati Theatre: Oct. 29-Nov. 4


...BLINK AND YOU'LL MISS A DOLL'S HOUSE SSCC Theatre The Story: This epochal drama of marriage and the individual portrays a controlling husband Torvald Helmer and his wife Nora, a submissive young woman who, when their idealized homelife collapses, comes to the realization that she must finally close the door on her husband, children, and life in “a doll’s house” in order to find and live as her true self. The Dates: Nov. 2-4, 2012 Tickets and More Information: SSCC Theatre | BTC page | ...OPENING THIS WEEK HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park The Story: Go … [Read more...]

Coming Up in Cincinnati Theatre: Oct. 22-28


...BLINK AND YOU'LL MISS CHESS UC College-Conservatory of Music The Story: A rock opera set against the backdrop of the Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union, the musical presents an intriguing tale of romantic rivalries, cunning gamesmanship and political tensions playing out in master chess tournaments around the world. Time magazine hailed the work as “one of the best rock scores ever produced.” The Dates: Oct. 25-28, 2012 Tickets and More Information: UC College-Conservatory of Music | BTC page | FLIPZOIDS Miami University The Story: The story of three … [Read more...]

Coming Up in Cincinnati Theatre: Oct. 15-21


...BLINK AND YOU'LL MISS BYE BYE BIRDIE Children's Theatre of Mason The Story: It’s the late 1950s and teenagers from across the United States are going crazy for the handsome rock star, Conrad Birdie. But Conrad has received his draft notice and is about to be inducted into the army!! His manager, Albert Peterson, has staked his financial future on Conrad’s success. Albert’s secretary, Rosie, becomes fed-up with Albert’s lack of a marriage proposal and with his hilarious mother! Thus, as a final publicity stunt, Albert arranges for Conrad to kiss one lucky fan on the Ed Sullivan Show … [Read more...]

Midwest Fashion Week Kicks Off Wednesday


According to a recent article from TIME Magazine Midwest Fashion Week is the innovator for Fashion in the Midwest.  Founded in 2006 by Haitian born designer Berny Martin of Catou Designs, Martin began designing clothes at the age of 8 and gone on to open several store front locations nationwide and has been showcased during BET’s RIP the Runway and New York Fashion Week. Midwest Fashion Week kicks off on Wednesday October 17 in Indianapolis and according to Martin this will be one of the most diverse shows ever with designers coming in from Europe, Pakistan, India, South America, the … [Read more...]

Coming Up in Cincinnati Theatre: Oct. 8-14


...BLINK AND YOU'LL MISS THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre The Story: Based on a true account of the lives of a Jewish family hiding from the German occupying forces in war-torn Amsterdam. To escape the horrors of Nazi persecution, Otto Frank hides with his wife and two daughters in attic rooms above an Amsterdam warehouse for two years. Also hiding with the Franks are four other people – the Van Daans, their son Peter, and a dentist, Mr Dussel. In her diary Anne recorded an account of the trials and tribulations of the people around her, all trying to live a normal … [Read more...]

Coming Up in Cincinnati Theatre: Oct. 1-7


...BLINK AND YOU'LL MISS DEAD AND BURIED Miami University The Story: A new comedy about three very different people who form unikely bonds of friendship as they help each other face tough personal challenges. The Dates: Oct. 3-7, 2012 Tickets and More Information: Miami University | BTC page | A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM UC College-Conservatory of Music The Story: A madcap misadventure in the complications and miscalculations of love and lust, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM is the Bard at his comic best. Driven by the magic of the impish Puck and his band of fairies, young lovers, older lovers and … [Read more...]

Coming Up in Cincinnati Theatre: Sept. 24-30


...BLINK AND YOU'LL MISS JUST BEYOND REACH Shark Eat Muffin Theatre Company The Story: A creative and collaborative night of short plays. Various themes were suggested on the company Facebook page and one was drawn at random. That theme was JUST BEYOND REACH and it allowed three very different but local playwrights to let their creativity thrive. Two months later the writers have created three short scripts all based around the interpretation of that theme. The Dates: Sept. 27-29, 2012 Tickets and More Information: Shark Eat Muffin Theatre Company | BTC page | ...OPENING THIS WEEK THE LITTLE … [Read more...]

Coming Up in Cincinnati Theatre: Sept. 17-23


...BLINK AND YOU'LL MISS THE CHRONICLE Know Theatre Cincinnati's Fall Fringe Festival The Story: Lives deconstructed. Because we care. OTRimprov is proud to once again present their flagship production. Inspired by one of the most popular shows to emerge from the Chicago improv scene, THE CHRONICLE is OTRimprov’s take on the Armando Diaz Experience, where a special guest shares personal stories that weave into scenes inspired by the monologues. OTRi will once again tap Fringe artists as their storytellers for this encore production where we do whatever the hell we want with other people’s … [Read more...]

Dayton Talent in Columbus: Short North Stage’s “Cabaret”


The season opener at Short North Stage will see the main stage of the Garden Theater in Columbus transformed into the infamous 1930s Kit Kat Klub in Berlin, and will feature one of the great Broadway scores by John Kander and Fred Ebb as Short North Stage presents the erotic updated 1998 revival version of Cabaret, which starred Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson and ran for six years on Broadway. This racier and more decadent version of the well-known musical presents an accurate portrayal of pre-WWII Berlin which was known as a “sin city”.  The Twenties saw a dramatic loosening of social … [Read more...]

Coming Up in Cincinnati Theatre: Sept. 12-16

Helen Raymond as Marion, Owen Gunderman as Winthrop & Dan Doerger as Harold Hill. Photo by Holly Yurchison.

...BLINK AND YOU'LL MISS MACBETH Cincinnati Shakespeare Company The Story: A story of temptation, ambition and seduction. At the start of the play, Macbeth is a good and heroic leader who has just won a great battle. Nevertheless, he fails to notice the triple enemy fighting for his heart and mind–the mysterious Weird Sisters, his wife, and his own desire for power and success. Macbeth begins his bloody rise to power, including the murder of the Scottish king, Duncan, and the guilt-ridden pathology of evil deeds generating still more evil deeds. Eventually, his friends and allies become … [Read more...]