Monthly Archives: February 2013

NKU’s LEGALLY BLONDE Earns Two LCT Nominations

The cast.

The cast.

Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized Northern Kentucky University’s production of LEGALLY BLONDE with two LCT nominations for Choreography (Roderick Justice) and Ensemble in a Musical, as well as distinguishing it as a recommended production.

This hit Broadway musical is adapted from the motion picture and follows sorority star Elle Woods. Elle doesn’t take “no” for an answer, so when her boyfriend dumps her for someone “serious,” Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

Panelists praised Roderick Justice’s choreography as “humorous and clever”, “perfectly suited to the cheesy-licious songs”; “some of the best dancing I have ever seen at NKU.” The ensemble “committed 110%” and “kept this bon-bon of a show always lively, energetic, and enjoyable.” The panelists overall recommended the production, as one panelist aptly summed up:: “OMG! This was super fun! It totally, like, uplifted the audience. When a play MOVES, like, a whole audience to feel happy and smiling, that is like, awesome! It was a great confection of a play that exceeded my expectations.”

Legally Blonde continues through March 3rd. Tickets can be purchased at http://artscience.nku.edu/departments/theatre/boxoffice.html.

Final LCT awards will be determined at the end of the season and announced at the LCT gala in the spring.

The League of Cincinnati Theatres was founded in 1999 to strengthen, nurture and promote Cincinnati’s theatre community. LCT provides its member companies and individual members with education, resources and services to enhance the quality and exposure of the theatre community in Cincinnati and increase community awareness, attendance and involvement. More information about the League can be found at www.leagueofcincytheatres.com.

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GRAND HOTEL Runs March 14-31

WSU_Grand HotelGRAND HOTEL
Presented by Wright State University
March 14-31
Dayton

Reviews: On Stage Dayton |

Local media coverage: Dayton Daily News article |

  • Thu, March 14 at 7pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 15-16 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 17 at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, March 20-21 at 7pm
  • Fri, March 22 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 23 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 24 at 2pm
  • Thu, Feb. 28 at 7pm
  • Fri, March 29 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 30 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 31 at 2pm

Official page |

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Artists Needed for June Educational Program

JPI_Camp JerseyJersey Productions is looking for artists who are interested in teaching singing, dancing & acting for their educational programs slated for June 2013.

We are also looking for directors and designers for a small production. If interested, please submit your resume to kelly@jerseyproductions.org.

www.jerseyproductions.org

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BUGSY MALONE Runs March 8-10

ACTUP_Bugsy MaloneBUGSY MALONE
Presented by Acting Up
March 8-10
Mason

BUGSY MALONE is a slapstick musical comedy that follows the rivalry between two half-witted street gangs and the washed up, well-intentioned, one-time boxer who steps in to take control of Fat Sam’s gang and give Dandy Dan and his boys what they’ve got coming. In this film noir spoof, the message is one of good, clean fun. The characters are wonderful 1920’s cartoon cutouts, and the weapons of choice are “splurge” whip cream guns, flour bombs, and custard pies.

  • Fri, March 8 at 7:30pm
  • Sat. March 9 at 3pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, March 10 at 3pm

Official page | Online ticketing |

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BLACK PEARL SINGS Runs March 13-31

ETC_Black Pear SingsBLACK PEARL SINGS
Presented by Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
March 13-31
Over-the-Rhine

Reviews: iSpyCincy | Enquirer | CityBeat |

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

Directed by D. Lynn Meyers

Cast: Annie Fitzpatrick as Susannah Mullally & Torie Wiggins as Alberta ‘Pearl’ Johnson

Set during the Great Depression, Susannah travels the country, recording lost traditional songs. Hoping to find the one song that will bring her long-awaited recognition, she discovers Pearl Johnson in a Texas prison. With a silky, soulful voice and a wealth of African-American spiritual songs, Pearl seeks information and a chance at freedom. This moving drama chronicles a powerful story about being a woman in a man’s world, being black in a white world, and fighting for one’s soul in a world where anyone can be a commodity. This production contains mature themes and may not be suitable for all audiences.

  • Wed-Thu, March 13-14 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 15 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 16 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 17 at 2pm
  • Tue-Thu, March 19-21 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 22 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 23 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 24 at 2pm
  • Tue-Thu, March 26-28 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 29 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 30 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 31 at 2pm

Official page with online ticketing | FaceBook event |

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