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Your Flash-mob Theater adapts a Harriet Beecher Stowe Christmas Story

Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Reserve Your Free Tickets

QCF_Christmas or the Good Fairy promoJoin Queen City Flash for the opening performance of the world premiere stage adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s short story, CHRISTMAS, OR THE GOOD FAIRY. The performance will take place at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House on Gilbert Avenue. Tickets are free, but reservations are required.

CHRISTMAS, OR THE GOOD FAIRY was first published on Dec. 26, 1850, as a short story in The National Era. This is the same publication that initially published Harriet Beecher Stowe’s well-known and influential novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, in serial form. This heartwarming story will be an enjoyable play that connects audiences with holiday seasons past.

In addition to the performance, this special event will include holiday treats, and audience members will receive a free tour of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. Reserve Your Free Tickets Now!

About the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Inc.
Named in honor of the author of the antislavery classic Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the Harriet Beecher Stowe House was also home to Stowe’s father, Lyman Beecher, while he was president of Lane Theological Seminary. The House sits on the grounds of the former seminary, where in a famous debate organized by Theodore Weld, former slave James Bradley and seventeen other Southern students (some slaveholders) convinced seminarians to vote in favor of immediate abolition in 1834. Stowe based Uncle Tom’s Cabin, on her acquaintance with leading Abolitionists and reformers who visited Lane and her observation of runaway slaves who fled to Cincinnati seeking freedom but pursued by slave catchers. Stowe House is located at: 2950 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

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Cast Announced for NIGHT WATCH at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGWe are pleased to announce the cast of NIGHT WATCH by Lucille Fletcher

  • Debra Strauss as Elaine
  • Bill Stewart as John
  • Rick Flynn as Curtis
  • Lorin Dineen as Blanche
  • Dave Nickel as Lt. Walker
  • Jennifer Lockwood as Helga
  • Elliot Young as Officer Vanelli
  • Cynthia Karns as Dr. Tracey Lake
  • Richard Young as Sam Hoke


Heiress Elaine Wheeler is troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. She suffers from insomnia and appears to be losing her mind as one suspicious event after another takes place. From their Manhattan townhome, her husband tries to comfort her, but the police are skeptical of her frantic pleas. From writer Lucille Fletcher, who wrote radio scripts for such luminaries as Orson Welles and Vincent Price, comes this fast-paced suspense-filled drama.

Directed by Saul Caplan
Produced by Debra Kent & Barb Jorgensen

The show runs weekends Jan 8-24, 2016
First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm

Individual tickets on sale now
Adult: $19
Senior (60 or older): $17
Student: $12

http:// click on “Tickets” button or “Get Your Tickets Now”
– or call 937-278-5993
– or at the box office day of the show

*All individual tickets purchased in advance via our on-line ticket system or by telephone will also include a $1 convenience fee.
**Special pricing for groups of 10 or more, call the Box Office at 937-278-5993 for pricing

Children under 7 will not be admitted

For more information, including future auditions, see http://

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Auditions Announced for SHREK THE MUSICAL at Hamilton Rotary

MISC_AuditionsAuditions are November 30th and December 1st at 7 pm at the Fitton Center, 101 S Monument Avenue, Hamilton Oh.

Be prepared to sing a short song, some may be asked to learn a short dance combination and some may be asked to read from the script. Stage ages are 10 and up. Bring a list of any date conflicts between January 3rd and March 13th.

Directed by Bill Balfour, Vocal Direction by Mark Durbin, Choreographed by Sandy Wiesman, conducted by Mark Engel, Stage Manger, Carrie Rusche and Produced by Barb and Jane Winkler.

Rehearsals will start in early January. Rehearsal days will be Tuesdays, Thursdays, some Fridays and Sundays. Times will be 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Location TBA. Not all cast will be required to attend every rehearsal.

Show dates are March 10, 11 and 12th at 8 pm and March 13 at 2 pm. Show location is Hamilton High School Auditorium, 1165 Eaton Avenue in Hamilton.

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10th Anniversary Production of Cincinnati Shakespeare’s Popular Holiday Blockbuster EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVERY TOLD (AND THEN SOME!) Opens in December

The popular Cincinnati holiday tradition, EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVERY TOLD (AND THEN SOME!), appears on CSC’s stage for a limited run of 13 performances December 16-27, 2015!

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Justin McCombs, Sara Clark & Billy Chance.

CINCINNATI, Nov. 24, 2015 – For the 10th straight year, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is thrilled to offer a full season of holiday cheer in just 90 minutes with EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVERY TOLD (AND THEN SOME!) by Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald, and John K. Alvarez.  This hilarious production is a non-stop holiday romp through everyone’s favorite Christmas stories performed by just four actors in ninety minutes.  Justin McCombs and Sara Clark, both now 10 year veterans of the company, return to poke fun at the holiday season, joined by Billy Chace, a ninth year company member.  Miranda McGee, sixth year company member, returns as a special guest.  CSC Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin, returns to the director’s chair.  This production is one of the most popular events in Cincinnati Shakespeare Company history breaking attendance and sales records every year.  All tickets are $30, making this show an affordable holiday treat.  Audiences are encouraged to get their tickets soon as some date are already sold out!

What starts as an annual performance of “A Christmas Carol” quickly descends into a playful skewering of everyone’s favorite “Beloved Holiday Classics.”  Using just three actors and a little help from the audience, EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVERY TOLD (AND THEN SOME!) crams an entire season’s worth of stories, carols, and television specials into ninety minutes of non-stop laughs. EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVERY TOLD (AND THEN SOME!) premiered in 2005 at Orlando Shakespeare Company under the direction of Artistic Director Jim Helsinger.

Audiences and critics have made the show a sold-out success for the last seven Decembers.  Rick Pender of CityBeat wrote of the show, “If you’ve laughed yourself silly watching any of the scripts developed by the Reduced Shakespeare Company – you’ll find yourself in similar territory.  Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald, and John K. Alvarez clearly went to the same school… This production will certainly appeal to audiences looking for relaxing, adult holiday amusement.”   Director Jeremy Dubin remarks, “This cast has so much fun together that the show has become a very personal holiday tradition for all of us. Returning audiences will enjoy a fresh round of new fruitcake jokes, and new audiences will be amazed at Sara Clark’s frighteningly accurate Jimmy Stewart impression.”

This show will be appreciated by adults and older teens, but is not recommended for anyone young enough to still believe in Santa. The Canon Club Bar will be open before, during, and after the production featuring a full bar, Moerlein’s Shakes“beere”, custom cocktails and signature jell-o shots!  All drinks can be taken into the theater.

Performances of EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVERY TOLD (AND THEN SOME!) are scheduled for a limited run of 13 performances from Dec. 16-27, 2015.  Performances on Dec. 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 26 are at 7:30pm.  Performances on Dec. 19, 20, 26, and 27 are at 2:00pm.  All performances are held at CSC’s Theatre, 719 Race St.  No passes, subscriptions, group rates, or discounts apply.  All tickets are $30.  Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted.  To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Box Office at 513.381.BARD (2273), or visit us online at

Performance Schedule:

  • Wed, Dec 16th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
  • Thu, Dec 17th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
  • Fri, Dec 18th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
  • Sat, Dec 19th, 2015 at 2:00 pm
  • Sat, Dec 19th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
  • Sun, Dec 20th, 2015 at 2:00 pm
  • Sun, Dec 20th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
  • Mon, Dec 21st, 2015 at 7:30 pm
  • Tue, Dec 22nd, 2015 at 7:30 pm
  • Wed, Dec 23rd, 2015 at 7:30 pm
  • Sat, Dec 26th, 2015 at 2:00 pm
  • Sat, Dec 26th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
  • Sun, Dec 27th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

About Cincinnati Shakespeare Company:
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a professional theatre company dedicated to bringing Shakespeare and the classics to life for audiences of all ages.  Located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, CSC produces a dozen mainstage productions each season.  The repertoire is made up of the works of William Shakespeare, literary adaptations and contemporary classics. CSC performs on a Small Professional Theatre contract with Actors’ Equity Association. Cincinnati Shakespeare is a member of the Theater Communications Group and the Shakespeare Theater Association.  Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Education and Outreach Programs reached nearly 34,000 young people and underserved community members last season by taking Shakespeare into schools, parks, community centers and by hosting educational matinees of mainstage productions at its home on Race Street.  In 2014, CSC was proud to become one of the first five theaters in the United States to “Complete the Canon” by producing all 38 plays by William Shakespeare. CSC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.  Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to be Cincinnati’s stage for the classics!

About the 2015-2016 Season:
This season is generously sponsored by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation.  Cincinnati Shakespeare Company receives operating support from The Ohio Arts Council, the Shubert Foundation and is supported, in part, by the generosity of thousands of individuals and businesses that give annually to ArtsWave.  The season design sponsor is Mark & Sue Ann Painter.  The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program/organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Production dates and information on the season are available online at

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THE NAUGHTY LIST Runs Dec. 14-29

KTC_The Naughty List promoTHE NAUGHTY LIST
Dec. 14-29
Arnold’s Bar & Grill [Downtown]

The improvised holiday show that wants to know if you’ve been bad or good. Using suggestions from the audience, OTRimprov will present a completely unscripted show each night that revolves around your love – or disgust – for the Holiday Season.

  • Mon-Tue, Dec. 14-15 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Dec. 20 at 7:30pm
  • Mon-Tue, Dec. 21-22 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Dec. 27 at 7:30pm
  • Mon-Tue, Dec. 28-29 at 7:30pm

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