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Fringe Review: A Perfectly Wonderful Evening

May
28

Why would T. S. Eliot and Groucho Marx meet for dinner? That is Harold Bloom's profound question. The why is left to the audience. The why it would be odd comes from Bloom's contention that T. S. Eliot was an anti-Semite, something there is debate on in the real world, but for this production, look past that.

A Perfectly Wonderful Evening comes at you from three angles. First there is the lecture. Bloom (played brilliantly by Jim Stump) is the professor. Learning about literature through his eyes begins with the battle between modern (20th Century) literature and the classics. Stump becomes his character when he literally calls on an audience member, by name. "What is the meaning of life...Mr. Mummert?" I was convinced Jim was Bloom, a famous literally critic and scholar. I also laughed my ass off since I was sitting right next to the would-be student. I am glad I wasn’t and English Major, who wants e called on the carpet like that?

Next there is the correspondence and actual meeting of the two giants, which took place in 1964. We have great performances from Tom Manning and Patrick Downy. Both men do justice to their real life counterparts. Manning is transfixing as an elderly Eliot and Downy gives us the real Groucho, not his public personality.

The final angle was most difficult to understand. There were fantasies of the two men and Eliot and his first wife. These come across as memories or as part of the letters between Eliot and Marx. I was a bit confused where they fit in.

Another standout performance comes from Emma Robertson who filled all of the female roles and acted as the Muse to all of the men. Her character is the glue and grease to the others, and Roberston pulled them through, including some very quick costume changes.

I was impressed with the directorial effort by Chris Wesselman, who lucked out with the amazing cast. Technical difficulties caused the audio to fail, but without them it still worked.

Christopher Karr’s script was meaty. I could go for better quality Marx jokes at certain points, but when you use the Elephant in the Pajamas joke, you can’t go wrong.

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CincyFringe 2009 Line Up Announced

Mar
11

The 6th annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival has announced it's line up.

The festival runs May 26th through June 6th. More details are here from the Enquirer.

For the 3rd year in a row, the team hear at TheConveyor.com is planning on wall to wall, beer to beer, and play to play coverage of festival. We'll have reviews and The Fringe Blog will be back again and so will the overabundance of cheeky commentary from Fringe participants.

Visual and Film Fringe are still accepting applications until March 27th, so get full details at www.cincyfringe.com.

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CincyFringe 2009

Mar
09

2009 Cincinnati Fringe Festival

May 26th through June 6th.

www.cincyfringe.com

Location

Know Theatre
1120 Jackson St.
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
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Striking 12 @ New Stage Collective

Nov
30

‘Tis the season. Deal with it. NSC is proud to bring back its 2007 hip holiday hit Striking 12, the refreshingly alternative holiday rock musical that describes itself as “a holiday show for people who don’t like holiday shows.” With an innovative team of creators that include Tony Award-winner Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th…Spelling Bee) and the celebrated pop-rock band GrooveLily, Striking 12 is a unique hybrid of musical theatre and live concert.

Location

New Stage Collective
1140 Main St
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
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Striking 12 @ New Stage Collective

Nov
30

‘Tis the season. Deal with it. NSC is proud to bring back its 2007 hip holiday hit Striking 12, the refreshingly alternative holiday rock musical that describes itself as “a holiday show for people who don’t like holiday shows.” With an innovative team of creators that include Tony Award-winner Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th…Spelling Bee) and the celebrated pop-rock band GrooveLily, Striking 12 is a unique hybrid of musical theatre and live concert.

Location

New Stage Collective
1140 Main St
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
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Striking 12 @ New Stage Collective

Nov
30

‘Tis the season. Deal with it. NSC is proud to bring back its 2007 hip holiday hit Striking 12, the refreshingly alternative holiday rock musical that describes itself as “a holiday show for people who don’t like holiday shows.” With an innovative team of creators that include Tony Award-winner Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th…Spelling Bee) and the celebrated pop-rock band GrooveLily, Striking 12 is a unique hybrid of musical theatre and live concert.

Location

New Stage Collective
1140 Main St
45202 Cincinnati
United States
US
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Striking 12 @ New Stage Collective

Nov
30

‘Tis the season. Deal with it. NSC is proud to bring back its 2007 hip holiday hit Striking 12, the refreshingly alternative holiday rock musical that describes itself as “a holiday show for people who don’t like holiday shows.” With an innovative team of creators that include Tony Award-winner Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th…Spelling Bee) and the celebrated pop-rock band GrooveLily, Striking 12 is a unique hybrid of musical theatre and live concert.

Location

New Stage Collective
1140 Main St
45202 Cincinnati
United States
US
Neighborhood: 
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Striking 12 @ New Stage Collective

Nov
30

‘Tis the season. Deal with it. NSC is proud to bring back its 2007 hip holiday hit Striking 12, the refreshingly alternative holiday rock musical that describes itself as “a holiday show for people who don’t like holiday shows.” With an innovative team of creators that include Tony Award-winner Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th…Spelling Bee) and the celebrated pop-rock band GrooveLily, Striking 12 is a unique hybrid of musical theatre and live concert.

Location

New Stage Collective
1140 Main St
45202 Cincinnati
United States
US
Neighborhood: 
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Striking 12 @ New Stage Collective

Nov
30

‘Tis the season. Deal with it. NSC is proud to bring back its 2007 hip holiday hit Striking 12, the refreshingly alternative holiday rock musical that describes itself as “a holiday show for people who don’t like holiday shows.” With an innovative team of creators that include Tony Award-winner Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th…Spelling Bee) and the celebrated pop-rock band GrooveLily, Striking 12 is a unique hybrid of musical theatre and live concert.

Location

New Stage Collective
1140 Main St
45202 Cincinnati
United States
US
Neighborhood: 
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Striking 12 @ New Stage Collective

Nov
30

‘Tis the season. Deal with it. NSC is proud to bring back its 2007 hip holiday hit Striking 12, the refreshingly alternative holiday rock musical that describes itself as “a holiday show for people who don’t like holiday shows.” With an innovative team of creators that include Tony Award-winner Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th…Spelling Bee) and the celebrated pop-rock band GrooveLily, Striking 12 is a unique hybrid of musical theatre and live concert.

Location

New Stage Collective
1140 Main St
45202 Cincinnati
United States
US
Neighborhood: 
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Striking 12 @ New Stage Collective

Nov
30

‘Tis the season. Deal with it. NSC is proud to bring back its 2007 hip holiday hit Striking 12, the refreshingly alternative holiday rock musical that describes itself as “a holiday show for people who don’t like holiday shows.” With an innovative team of creators that include Tony Award-winner Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th…Spelling Bee) and the celebrated pop-rock band GrooveLily, Striking 12 is a unique hybrid of musical theatre and live concert.

Location

New Stage Collective
1140 Main St
45202 Cincinnati
United States
US
Neighborhood: 
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Posted By editor read more

Striking 12 @ New Stage Collective

Nov
30

‘Tis the season. Deal with it. NSC is proud to bring back its 2007 hip holiday hit Striking 12, the refreshingly alternative holiday rock musical that describes itself as “a holiday show for people who don’t like holiday shows.” With an innovative team of creators that include Tony Award-winner Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th…Spelling Bee) and the celebrated pop-rock band GrooveLily, Striking 12 is a unique hybrid of musical theatre and live concert.

Location

New Stage Collective
1140 Main St
45202 Cincinnati
United States
US
Neighborhood: 
Taxonomy upgrade extras: 
Posted By editor read more

Striking 12 @ New Stage Collective

Nov
30

‘Tis the season. Deal with it. NSC is proud to bring back its 2007 hip holiday hit Striking 12, the refreshingly alternative holiday rock musical that describes itself as “a holiday show for people who don’t like holiday shows.” With an innovative team of creators that include Tony Award-winner Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th…Spelling Bee) and the celebrated pop-rock band GrooveLily, Striking 12 is a unique hybrid of musical theatre and live concert.

Location

New Stage Collective
1140 Main St
45202 Cincinnati
United States
US
Neighborhood: 
Taxonomy upgrade extras: 
Posted By editor read more

Striking 12 @ New Stage Collective

Nov
30

‘Tis the season. Deal with it. NSC is proud to bring back its 2007 hip holiday hit Striking 12, the refreshingly alternative holiday rock musical that describes itself as “a holiday show for people who don’t like holiday shows.” With an innovative team of creators that include Tony Award-winner Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th…Spelling Bee) and the celebrated pop-rock band GrooveLily, Striking 12 is a unique hybrid of musical theatre and live concert.

Location

New Stage Collective
1140 Main St
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
Neighborhood: 
Taxonomy upgrade extras: 
Posted By editor read more

Striking 12 @ New Stage Collective

Nov
30

‘Tis the season. Deal with it. NSC is proud to bring back its 2007 hip holiday hit Striking 12, the refreshingly alternative holiday rock musical that describes itself as “a holiday show for people who don’t like holiday shows.” With an innovative team of creators that include Tony Award-winner Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th…Spelling Bee) and the celebrated pop-rock band GrooveLily, Striking 12 is a unique hybrid of musical theatre and live concert.

Location

New Stage Collective
1140 Main St
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
Neighborhood: 
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Things I learned last night at the CEAs

Nov
24
  • A mere $3 million dollars can save the Emery Theatre (providing electricity, plumbing & heat)
  • Standing around for 7+ hours in an unheated theatre is not a good strategy for fighting off a cold
  • Mr Rhythmman might look for a more appropriate time/place to share his views about not saving the Emery
  • Ralph Stanley is hardcore (He's 81 and still performing even though he was in the hospital earlier this week!)
  • Taste of Belgium waffles are even more delicious when you're chilly
  • Local musicians like Modelo
  • I kindof like Eclipse & The Seedy Seeds
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Cincinnati Entertainment Awards - Music

Oct
26

Show Starts at 7 PM, doors Open at 6PM

Emery Theater

Location

Emery Theatre
1112 Walnut St
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
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The Big Vasily

Oct
04

Last night's Russian Rhapsody concert at Music Hall was not well attended. The solo pianist, Jon Kimura Parker was undaunted by the lack of audience and gave a great performance, even coming back for an encore, addressing the audience from the stage as if it were an intimate setting.

The afterparty at Lavomatic was fun. The food was fantastic, of course and it was a perfectly crisp fall night. We occupied the upper floor and patio and projected The Big Lebowski on the wall of the condos next door.

Congratulations to Enjoy the Arts for another unique 20/20 event!

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Shining City

Sep
15

New Stage's Shining City - Saturday night - 1 hour & 50 minutes, no intermission. Daunting for someone with the attention span of a gnat.

The show was written in segments of conversations between the primary actor and 1 other person that varied. I thought it was great. Not to give too much away, but it made me look in the corners of my house that night for possible intruders.

This is the last weekend to catch it. Get your tickets here.

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Mixx

Sep
08

Mixx on Main Street has been open for a month or so and I dropped in last week with some friends for their half-price happy hour sushi. Even though it took a little longer than anticipated, it was worth the wait.

It's nice to have another great choice for dining in the neighborhood. Happy Hour is from 4-7. Call your order in if you're getting takeout.

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