Theatre

Sideways Stories from Wayside School @ Know Theatre

Oct
24

Written by John Olive, based on the novels by Louis Sachar.

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2009 CEA: Theatre Awards Show

Aug
02

CityBeat has announced great news that on Sunday August 30th the 13th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards will be presented at a hip club, showcasing the best of Cincinnati Theatre. The CEAs are Cincinnati's longest running theater awards program, using votes from the public and from established theater critics to determine winners in 20 different categories. Everyone had a great time last year at BELOW ZERO LOUNGE (1122 Walnut Street, Over-the-Rhine, www.BelowZeroLounge.com) and the 2009 event is back.

Location

Below Zero Lounge
1122 Walnut Street
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
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2009 CEA: Theatre Awards Show August 30th

Aug
02

CityBeat has announced great news that on Sunday August 30th the 13th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards will be presented at a hip club, showcasing the best of Cincinnati Theatre. The CEAs are Cincinnati's longest running theater awards program, using votes from the public and from established theater critics to determine winners in 20 different categories. Everyone had a great time last year at BELOW ZERO LOUNGE (1122 Walnut Street, Over-the-Rhine, www.BelowZeroLounge.com) and the 2009 event is back.

The highlights include free appetizers, drink specials and keyboard tunes from musical theater favorite Terry LaBolt. They'll also of course present the 2009 Continuing Achievement Award, named by the League of Cincinnati Theatres, to the founders of Cincinnati Landmark Productions -- Tim Perrino, Jennifer Perrino and Denny Reed.

Here's the Schedule for Sunday evening, August 30:

6 p.m. Mix and mingle with your friends in the theater world - free appetizers and a cash bar.

7 p.m. Rick Pender and John Fox from CityBeat will recognize the nominees and the winners in the 12 publicly voted categories.

Break: Musical interlude by Terry LaBolt

8:15 p.m. Presentation of the League of Cincinnati Theares Continuing Achievement Award for 2009, plus recognition of the nominees and the winners in the 8 critical achievement categories, including outstanding premiere, outstanding play and outstanding musical.

9 p.m. Party on!

RSVP Not necessary -- it's free!

Parking $2 parking is available at the Gateway Garage, one block away. Enter from Central Parkway.

Get out and support Cincinnati Theatre and a great local venue.

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The Wilhelm Scream Improv @ Northside Tavern

Jun
08

The Wilhelm Scream Improv at the Northside Tavern with help from the Cincinnati Rollergirls.

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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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WFAL Is On the Air

Dec
07

When I first read about the Falcon Theatre's production of "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Drama" I will say I was exited. I had never been to see a Falcon Theatre show, but was delighted to attend the special preview production last Thursday night.

I must preface my take on this production with the simple fact that I fully enjoy old time radio and specifically radio plays. I was privileged to have attend the Music Hall Thanksgiving edition of the Prairie Home Companion, so when the invite to attend this blogger preview came, I jumped at the chance. I have high standards when it comes to radio plays, so keep that in mind.

Right off the bat, this venue fit perfectly for a radio play. The Monmouth Theater is small space that has the feel of what I picture a small radio station in Newport circa 1948 would have been like. When you enter you are in the studio audience of a working radio station, complete with pre-show radio with shorts that sounded specially crafted for this production.

One of my favorite methods in theatre includes a show before a show. There was no traditional curtain speech. The radio players just filed on stage in character just as they would have before the radio broadcast. The small stage was crammed like a tiny radio studio would have been with the sound affects team, announcer, pianist/organist, actors, program director and a set of Andrews Sisters style singers.

The set itself was simple and inviting because it included the entire building, including a nice effect of one of the actors hanging a coat on a wall outside of main stage area when he enter via the lobby of the theatre.

The sound effects were very well done and very authentic. The team worked diligently and their timing was spot on. The only problem with sound came during scenes where the main actors were in a crowd scene. The background crowd noise overpowered the main dialog often.

The costumes looked great. Everyone was in period dress, down to the ladies thick stockings and men in three-piece suits. The make-up on the ladies was spot on and the hair styles fit nicely.

I do think there are a few elements of the performances that need to be polished. The flow of the radio show was not done well. I think the transitions between scenes were at times off. It appeared the actors were following the direction from the program director very literally. This may have been a little slower for this early performance, so I would hope it would be more crisp after a couple more run-throughs. The text of the story is also tough to compare with my impressions from the movie. The scrip is a condensed version of the movie, which was common practice for radio of the time. I think the spirit of what it would have sounded like on the radio came through, but I think the two leads would have been better served by breaking with that style and instead could have used a little more passion as compared to the really great performances of the 4 supporting actors who all have great voices and showed great range.

Overall I enjoyed the production and I think its a great way to celebrate the holiday season. I really encourage everyone to head out to one of the remaining performances:
December 7th 3PM
December 12th 8PM
December 13th 8PM
December 14th 3PM

The show takes place at Monmouth Theatre
636 Monmouth St.
Newport, KY 41071

Tickets: $15, $12 seniors and students
513-479-6783
www.falcontheatre.net

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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
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: 
Taxonomy upgrade extras: 
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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: 
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
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
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
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: 
Taxonomy upgrade extras: 
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Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand...

Oct
09

The Esquire is doing a tribute to Paul Newman. More information here.

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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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