Monthly Archives: October 2012

OLIVER! runs Nov. 29-Dec. 22

Presented by Human Race Theatre Company
Nov. 29-Dec. 22

Reviews: Talkin’ Broadway | Dayton Most Metro |

Directed by Alan Souza
Music direction by Helen Gregory
Choreography by Spencer Liff

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Christmas Eve in London, 1838. A small group of working-class, wayward souls gather in a tavern to celebrate when a small, unexpected guest prompts a spontaneous telling of the popular Oliver Twist. With traditional music-hall flair, they delve into Charles Dickens’ haunting moral tale as the lines between story and reality blur. Sized perfectly for The Loft Theatre, this reimagining of the classic Tony Award®-winning musical will touch your heart and challenge your spirit. It’s Oliver with a twist, indeed!

  • Thu-Sat, Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 2 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue, Dec. 4 at 7pm
  • Wed-Sat, Dec. 5-8 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 9 at 2pm
  • Tue, Dec. 11 at 7pm SOLD OUT
  • Wed-Sat, Dec. 12-15 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 16 at 2pm
  • Tue, Dec. 18 at 7pm
  • Wed-Fri, Dec. 19-21 at 8pm
  • Sat, Dec. 22 at 2pm & 8pm

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GREASE runs Nov. 29-Dec. 9

Presented by Northern Kentucky University
Nov. 29-Dec. 9
Highland Heights

Reviews: Enquirer |

Directed by Michael W. Hatton

Cast: Noah Berry as Danny Zuko, Harli Cooper as Sandy Dumbrowski, Hunter Henrickson as Kenickie, Jessica Adamson as Betty Rizzo, Mary Kate Vanegas as Jan, Brad Goren as Roger, Allyson Mellick as Frenchy, Katy Miller as Marty, Brian Spencer as Doody, Miles Conger as Sonny LaTierri, Blair Godshall as Miss Lynch, Abby Wagner as Patty Simcox, Travis J. Black as Eugene Florczyk, Kayla Pecchioni as Cha-Cha DiGregorio, Matthew Krieg as Vince Fontaine, James Jones as Johnny Casino, Montez Jenkins as Teen Angel, Joey Squeri as Tommy & Hannah Gregory as Shirley

Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, this amazing musical has spawned a series of motion pictures as well as two Broadway revivals. In the late 50’s ‘Grease is the word’ at Rydell High School where Danny Zuko pines for cheerleader Sandy Dumbrowski. Come follow these star crossed lovers and their gang of rebellious teens as they navigate the complexities of love, cars, and drive-ins.

  • Thu-Sat, Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 2 at 3pm
  • Wed-Sat, Dec. 5-8 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 9 at 3pm

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An Evening With David Sedaris | Sat., Nov. 3 | Aronoff Center

The Best-Selling Author, Humorist and Contributor to This American Life
Live at the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall on Saturday, November 3

David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor will be appearing for one night only at the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall on Saturday, November 3 at 8:00pm.

Celebrating the release of his new title, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a book of acerbic, outrageously funny fables, featuring animals with unmistakably human failings, which hit bookstores September 2010, author David Sedaris will visit Cincinnati for an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings.

Tweaking the familiar until it warps; David Sedaris mines poignant comedy from his peculiar childhood in North Carolina, his bizarre career path, and his move with his lover to France. Including his last release, the New York Times #1 Bestselling book, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, David Sedaris’ wickedly witty observations of the ordinary-bizarre is always sure to deliver insights and laughs. One of six children in a second- generation Greek family, he grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1977, he dropped out of Kent State University to hitchhike around the country. Aside from working as an elf, Sedaris has worked a number of charmingly quirky jobs such as a house painter, an apple picker, an aide in a mental hospital, a creative writing teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago, and an apartment cleaner.

Sedaris made his comic debut recounting his strange-but-true experiences of being a Macy’s elf, reading his “Santaland Diaries” on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition in 1992. His sardonic humor and incisive social critique have made him one of NPR’s most popular and humorous commentators. In 2001, he was named Humorist of the Year by Time magazine and received the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, July 20 at 10am. Ticket prices range from $40-$53 and are available in person at the Aronoff Center Ticket Office, by phone at (513) 621-ARTS [2787], or online at

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THE LARAMIE PROJECT runs Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Presented by UC College-Conservatory of Music Drama
Nov. 29-Dec. 1
University Heights

Directed by Richard E. Hess

The facts surrounding the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student whose brutal murder shocked the country in 1998, come to life on stage. Award-winning playwright Moisés Kaufman and members of his theater company traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, to conduct 200 interviews with the residents of the town. What resulted is a powerful dramatization of the murder, investigation and subsequent convictions—a sobering look into how hate is born and nurtured in the back streets of a friendly American town. Mature subject matter.

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Nov. 26. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513.556.4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

  • Thu-Fri, Nov. 29-30 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Dec. 1 at 2pm & 7:30pm

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TDW Seeks Directors for 2013-2014 Directors

The Drama Workshop is scheduling director interviews for our 2013-2014 season. This is a very exciting time for The Drama Workshop as we now own our own theater in the former Glenmore Bowling Alley in Cheviot. We hope to produce a season consisting of 4 shows in the new Glenmore Playhouse in the fall of 2013.

TDW has a list of 15 plays that are under consideration by the TDW board for the 2013-2014 season. We encourage potential directors to read any or all of the plays under consideration. To obtain the list of plays contact Gretchen Gantner (contact info below). It is not necessary to read all of the plays to apply for a directorship.

*** This year we are asking our director candidates to pitch one additional “wild card” show of your choosing, suitable for attracting a wide audience in our new theater space. These can be a holiday show, musical, comedy, drama, children’s show etc, but should be of a big-draw, widely known caliber. ***

We are asking that interested potential directors attend a scheduled interview at The Glenmore Playhouse.

Interviews will be conducted in early November. Should you wish to schedule an interview time, please contact Gretchen Gantner at 513.470.5516 or at

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