Monthly Archives: December 2011

A New Year’s Benediction

Courtesy of Neil Gaiman

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books, and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art. Write, or draw, or build, or sing, or live, as only you can.

May your coming year be a wonderful thing, in which you dream both dangerously and outrageously. I hope you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it; that you will be loved, and you will be liked; and you will have people to love and to like in return. And most importantly, because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now, I hope that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind. And I hope that somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.

Wishing you all the best in 2012
-Rob

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Ten Most Viewed Blog Entries for 2011

  1. NEXT TO NORMAL Review

    Jessica Henday as Diana & Mike Schwitter as Gabe in Ensemble Theatre Company's NEXT TO NORMAL. Photo by Ryan Kurtz.

  2. 2011 Orchid Awards (Partial List)
  3. Neil Berg’s 101 YEARS OF BROADWAY Announce Local Winners and Runners-Up
  4. GOD OF CARNAGE Review
  5. Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Review
  6. WICKED Review
  7. NEXT TO NORMAL runs Sept. 7-25
  8. WHITE CHRISTMAS runs Dec. 1-23
  9. OCTAFest Results
  10. LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL Review

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CLICK, CLACK MOO: COWS THAT TYPE runs Jan. 27-Feb. 12

CLICK, CLACK MOO: COWS THAT TYPE
Presented by Town Hall Theatre
Jan. 27-Feb. 12
Centerville 

Did you know cows can type? Neither did they! But once Farmer Brown’s disgruntled labor force…um cows…get their hands…um hooves…on a typewriter, the farm’s headed for a union show-down! When Farmer Brown refuses to comply with their demands, the cows organize and go on strike! It’s up to the farm’s impartial duck to mediate their dispute! But this poor, farmer’s bovine troubles are not over yet!

Farmer Brown’s disgruntled labor force…um cows…get their hooves on a typewriter and lickety-split, the farm’s headed for a union show-down!

  • Fri, Jan. 27 at 7pm
  • Sat-Sun, Jan. 28*-29* at 3pm
  • Fri, Feb. 3 at 7pm
  • Sat, Feb. 4 at 11am & 3pm*
  • Sun, Feb. 5 at 3pm
  • Fri, Feb. 10 at 7pm
  • Sat-Sun, Feb. 11*-12 at 3pm
    *Optional preshow tea available 

Official page | Online ticketing |

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CAINE MUTINY COURT MARTIAL runs Jan. 26-Feb. 19

CAINE MUTINY COURT MARTIAL
Presented by Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
Jan. 26-Feb. 19
West Price Hill

A young lieutenant has relieved his captain of command in the midst of a typhoon on the grounds that the captain, Queeg, is a psychopath in crisis and would have sent the ship and its crew to their destruction. Naval tradition is against the lieutenant, but testimony eventually reveals a devastating picture of Queeg’s mental disintegration.

Directed by Greg Procaccino

  • Thu-Sat, Jan. 26-28 at 8pm
  • Sun, Jan. 29 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 2-4 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 5 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 9-11 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 12 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 16-18 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 19 at 2pm

Official page with cast list | Online ticketing | FaceBook event |

Local media coverage: Cincinnati Examiner article |

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THE WHIPPING MAN runs Jan. 25-Feb. 18

THE WHIPPING MAN
Presented by Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
Jan. 25-Feb. 18
Over-the-Rhine

Reviews: The Enquirer | Behind the Curtain |

It’s Passover, 1865. The Civil War has just ended and the annual celebration of freedom from bondage is being observed in Jewish homes across the country. Caleb DeLeon, a Jewish Confederate soldier, returns wounded from the battlefield to find his family home in ruins, abandoned by everyone except Simon and John, two former slaves, who were raised as Jews in the DeLeon home. As the three men wait for the family’s return, they wrestle with their shared past as master and slave, uncovering a tangle of long-buried family secrets as well as new ones…ties that bind them together and that, ultimately, might cost each man his freedom.

This production contains mature language and themes and may not be suitable for all audiences.

  • Wed-Thu, Jan. 25-26 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Jan. 27 at 8pm
  • Sat, Jan. 28 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Jan. 29 at 2pm
  • Tue-Thu, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Feb. 3 at 8pm
  • Sat, Feb. 4 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 5 at 2pm
  • Tue-Thur Feb. 7-9 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Feb. 10 at 8pm
  • Sat, Feb. 11 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 12 at 2pm
  • Thu, Feb. 16 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 17-18 at 8pm

Official page | Online ticketing | FaceBook event | Goldstar discount |

Local media coverage: WVXU interview | Enquirer article | CityBeat article |

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