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Titles Announced for Falcon Theater’s 2015-2016 Season

FT_logoFalcon Theater has announced the five titles for its 2015-2016 season:

  • THE MYSTERY PLAYS
  • NEXT FALL
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS
  • THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
  • GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL

Specific dates to be announced.

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SNOW CANCELLATIONS For Feb. 21

MISC_Snow Cancellations

Updated 5:43pm

  • BYE BYE LIVER presented by 628 Productions
    It is with great sadness that we have to CANCEL the show tonight 2/21. Snowmaggedon has officially hit Cincinnati and continues to pummel us. If you had tickets for tonight, we will take care of you!
  • CHAPATTI presented by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.
    Due to the inclement weather, the Saturday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. performances of CHAPATTI have been canceled. The Box Office will remain closed today. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • THE CORONATION OF POPPEA presented by UC College-Conservatory of Music
    Due to inclement weather, the Saturday evening performance of THE CORONATION OF POPPEA has been canceled. Sunday’s matinee performance is expected to proceed as originally scheduled. If we can add any make-up performances of this production, we will make an announcement ASAP. For more information about UC’s campus closure today, please visit http://www.uc.edu/news/nr.aspx?id=20792.
  • IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT presented by Falcon Theater
    Due to the inclement weather, we’ve decided to keep our actors AND fans safe and warm this evening and are canceling tonight’s 8 p.m. performance of In the Heat of the Night.
    We’ll be adding a performance this Thursday, 2/26 at 8 p.m. Our Box Office will call anyone with a reservation to reschedule their tickets for next week.
    We’ll see you next week!
  • LITTLE WOMEN presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
    Tonight’s performance of LITTLE WOMEN is cancelled due to snow. If you have tickets, a staff member will call you this afternoon to reschedule, or you can use the link in your confirmation email to exchange for another date. If we do not reach you today, please call the box office next week to reschedule.
  • LOVE LETTERS presented by Fairfield Footlighters
    The Saturday, Feb 21, production of “Love Letters” has been CANCELED due to the current Level 2 Snow Emergency in Butler County. Ticket holders will be contacted for an opportunity to exchange for a future performance. We apologize for any inconvenience.Please come and see Bob & Heidi perform on Sunday, March 1, at 2pm. They look forward to seeing your friendly faces!
  • MOVE OVER MRS. MARKHAM presented by Beechmont Players
    Beechmont Players, Inc. has decided to cancel the Saturday, February 21, performance of “Move Over, Mrs. Markham” due to inclement weather. Our box office will call our patrons who have already bought tickets for tonight to exchange their tickets for another performance. For a complete performance schedule, visithttp://beechmontplayers.org/shows/move-over-mrs-markham/ or call our ticket hotline at 513-233-2468.
  • A NICE FAMILY GATHERING presented by The Sunset Players
    Sunset Players at the Arts Center at Dunham is cancelling tonight’s performance of “A Nice Family Gathering” due to weather conditions. Tickets purchased for tonight’s show can be redeemed for another performance. Remaining performance dates include: February 27-28; March 1, 5, 6, & 7. For additional questions, please call 513-588-4988.
  • SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
    Today’s Kids Kuisine event at 11:30 AM and our 2 PM Performance of SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE JR. is CANCELED.Please contact cohmer@cincinnatimagazine.com regarding requesting a refund for Kids Kuisine event tickets ONLY or you can donate the value of your event ticket to The Children’s Theatre.Regarding SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE JR., our ticket office will resume our regular business hours on Monday, February 23 at 10:00am.

    Your options:

    – Multi-ticket holders not currently attending DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR. can exchange their tickets for one of the performances in April.

    · Season ticket holders and multi-ticket holders that have tickets to DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR. may donate the value of their tickets to our program to support underserved children to attend one of our performances or request a refund.
    · Patrons that purchased single tickets must return to the point of purchase to receive a refund.

    Please email our ticket office with any additional questions at tickets@thechildrenstheatre.com.

    Thank you.

  • SEUSSICAL presented by Oxford Area Community Theatre
    Due to the road conditions and the Level 2 Snow Emergency in Butler County, tonight’s performance (Saturday, Feb. 21) is CANCELLED. We are in the process of arranging a make up date, and will post that information as soon as it becomes available. If you have tickets for this performance, they will be honored for the make up date. At this point, the performance for tomorrow (Sunday, Feb. 22) is STILL ON!!! Let’s hope the weather cooperates and the roads get cleared tomake travel safe! We apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment.
  • STANTON’S GARAGE presented by CenteStage Players of Ohio
    Due to severe weather conditions, CenterStage Players must cancel tonight’s 8p performance of Stanton’s Garage. Today’s tickets will be honored in our upcoming shows. Contact CenterStage Players 513-588-4910 for questions or to reschedule.

  • THE WOMEN presented by Village Players
    Due to the severe weather, tonight’s performance of The Women has been cancelled. Please come see us Sunday or next weekend. Be careful out there and stay warm!

NOT CANCELLED:

  • ANYTHING GOES presented by Broadway in Cincinnati
    Today’s performances of ANYTHING GOES will go on as scheduled. Due to the forecasted inclement weather, Ticket Holders who are unable to attend their performance may exchange into one of the remaining performances (Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 1:00 PM, or Sunday at 6:30 PM.)- Subscribers, please contact your Subscriber Hotline at 800.294.1816, (today until noon), or exchange online at BroadwayInCincinnati.com (available until 2 hous prior to your original performance)
    – If you purchased through CincinnatiArts.org or the Aronoff Center Ticket Office, call (513) 621.2787 (today until 8:00 PM)
    – If you have any questions, call us at (513) 621-2787 (today until 8:00 PM).

    – If there are any changes to this weekend’s performances, we will post updated information on our Facebook page and on our website at www.CincinnatiArts.org.

    Stay safe and warm today!

  • AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY presented by Clifton Players and Untethered Theater
    Tonight’s performance of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is on. We know it’s cold, so escape to the sweltering Oklahoma plains with us. Showtime is still 8pm. A few tickets remain.
  • THE HANDMAID’S TALE presented by Know Theatre of Cincinnati
    The weather outside is indeed frightful, but the show goes on at Know Theatre of Cincinnati tonight.Tonight’s final performance of The Handmaid’s Tale at Know Theatre will proceed as planned at 8PM.

    THAT SAID: If you have tickets for tonight but do not feel comfortable making the trip in, please give us a call at 513-300-5669 on Monday and we will be happy to issue vouchers for a future show at the Know, or provide you with a refund of your ticket if a future show is not in the cards for you.

    Thank you for being a part of the Know Theatre Tribe, be safe out there, and we’ll see you at the theatre.

  • LES MISERABLES at Northern Kentucky University
    Hoping to see LES MISÉRABLES but missed your chance to get tickets?
    Due to cancellations, many tickets have been made available for tonight’s 8pm performance. Come to the Box Office before the show to purchase available tickets.
  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM presented by Xavier University Theatre
    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM will go on as scheduled tonight!

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Stage Notes for Feb. 17

Derek Snow as Tibbs & Mike Hall as Gillespie. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

Derek Snow as Tibbs & Mike Hall as Gillespie in IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

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IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT Review

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Derek Snow as Tibbs & Mike Hall as Gillespie. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

Derek Snow as Tibbs & Mchael Hall as Gillespie. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT presented by Falcon Theater through Feb. 28. Click here for more information on the production. I attended the opening night performance.

“They call me, ‘Mr. Tibbs.'”

Falcon Theater brings a riveting production of the racially-charged murder-mystery, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, to the stage in Newport.

Derek Snow as Tibbs, Michael as Gillespie. Rich Setterberg as Tatum & Terry Gosdin as the Coroner. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

Derek Snow as Tibbs, Michael as Gillespie. Rich Setterberg as Tatum & Terry Gosdin as the Coroner. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

Derek Snow does excellent work as Virgil Tibbs, the detective who struggles to maintain his composure amid the near-constant bigotry he is subjected to. Equally engaging is Mike Hall as chief of police Gillespie as he struggles with controlling his own bigotry versus the responsibility of bringing a murderer to justice. Together the two play well against each other, both working toward the same goal and trying to prove to the other their worth.

Derek Snow as Tibbs & Simon Powell as Sam. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

Derek Snow as Tibbs & Simon Powell as Sam. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

Also very strong is Simon Powell in the role of Officer Sam Wood. I enjoyed the mentoring dynamic he developed with Tibbs, as well as how he handled the pressures of the townspeople’s attitude toward him for working with a colored man. It was interesting to see his response to this morph over the course of the show.

Tom Peters as Purdy & Allison Evans as Noreen.  Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

Tom Peters as Purdy & Allison Evans as Noreen. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

The remaining ensemble was very solid and did good work. Of those playing multiple roles, I found Terry Gosdin and Tom Peters to be really strong in distinguishing their two characters.

This production enjoyed solid direction by Ed Cohen with some very engaging scene work. I did find the scene where Tibbs is “attacked” to be confusing. For me, it was not clear what was happening or where it was taking place. I also felt there were a couple of times where the racially-motivated bigotry in the beginning of a scene almost completely disappeared by the end that scene, with the conversation becoming a bit too casual.

Dan Maloney as Pete, James Ball as Ralph & Simon Powell as Sam. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

Dan Maloney as Pete, James Ball as Ralph & Simon Powell as Sam. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

The costume design by Tara Willians, worked well and kept the look of the period for me. I would have liked to have seen Dee Anne Bryll (as Melanie), wigged or hair-styled to better reflect the era.

As staged, I found the set changes to be a bit time-consuming and overly complicated. The on-stage base and percussion was a nice concept during the scene changes, but it quickly became a bit repetitive. Also, since the music continued into the scene’s dialogue, I found it to be a bit too loud.

Dee Anne Bryll as Melanie & Rich Setterberg as Endicott. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

Dee Anne Bryll as Melanie & Rich Setterberg as Endicott. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

During the final confrontation, the cast seemed less-than-conformable with the stage combat so the scene seemed a bit tentative. I did not see a fight choreographer listed in the program.

Overall, it’s a very well-done and intense production that is sadly, still timely given recent events. I understand that ticket sales are extremely strong, so you better act quickly to ensure a seat.

My rating: 4.25 out of 5

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Stage Notes for Feb. 12

MATC_Any Given Monday A potpourri of arts news items from local and national sources.

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