Monthly Archives: February 2016

2016-2017 Season Announced at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.

A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY
A novel by John Irving | Adapted by Simon Bent
Sept. 3 – Oct. 1, 2016 | Marx Theatre
Directed by Blake Robison
An extraordinary and unforgettable theatrical event adapted from the bestselling novel about friendship, destiny and the miracle of faith.

DISGRACED
By Ayad Akhtar
Sept. 24 – Oct. 23, 2016 | Thompson Shelterhouse
Directed by Lisa Portes
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this timely and provocative new play illuminates the not-so-hidden prejudices very much alive in America today.

August Wilson’s JITNEY
Directed by Timothy Douglas
Oct. 15 – Nov. 12, 2016 | Marx Theatre
Follow a group of men hustling to survive while operating an unlicensed car service in this Drama Critics Circle and Olivier awards winner.

THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE
Nov. 5 – Dec. 31, 2016 | Thompson Shelterhouse
This riotous send-up filled with seasonal sketches is guaranteed to make you laugh until your cheeks flush with ho-ho-holidazed joy!

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
By Charles Dickens | Adapted by Howard Dallin
Nov. 23 – Dec. 31, 2016 | Marx Theatre
Directed by Michael Evan Haney
Faithful storytelling and spellbinding stage magic make this family favorite a must-see for the holidays.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Book and lyrics by Howard Ashman | Music by Alan Menken
Based on a film by Roger Corman | Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Jan. 21 – Feb. 19, 2017 | Marx Theatre
Directed by Bill Fennelly
A power-hungry plant sends a nerdy florist down a murderous path for a hilarious musical treat combining rock, Motown and Broadway.

SUMMERLAND
By Arlitia Jones
Feb. 4 – March 5, 2017 | Thompson Shelterhouse
Directed by Michael Evan Haney
Based on mesmerizing true events, this suspenseful world premiere investigates a spirit photographer known for his haunting images of the dead.

JANE EYRE
By Charlotte Brontë | Adapted by Polly Teale
March 11 – April 8, 2017 | Marx Theatre
Directed by KJ Sanchez
Passionate romance meets thrilling psychological drama when an unconventional governess finds an improbable love threatened by secrets.

ALL THE ROADS HOME
By Jen Silverman
March 25 – April 23, 2017 | Thompson Shelterhouse
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans
From an exciting up-and-coming playwright comes a world premiere coming-of-age story about three generations of women and the legacies they inherit.

Ken Lugwig’s BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
Directed by Brendon Fox
April 22 – May 20, 2017 | Marx Theatre
With equal parts comedy and adventure, your favorite detective takes on his most famous case in this pulse-pounding, murderously funny ride.

ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT’S END
By Allison Engel and Margaret Engel
May 6 – June 4, 2017 | Thompson Shelterhouse
Directed by David Esbjornson
The bestselling humorist who gave a hilarious voice to housewives everywhere comes to life onstage using her own wit and wisdom.

For more information visit http://www.cincyplay.com/index.php?option=com_production&view=season&v=upcomingseason&utm_source=Promoted%20Post&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_content=1617&utm_campaign=Announcement

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THE BOOK OF MORMON Runs March 29-April 3

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David Larsen. THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour (c) Joan Marcus, 2014.

THE BOOK OF MORMON
Broadway in Cincinnati
March 29-April 3
Aronoff Center [Downtown]

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

  • Tue-Thu, March 29-31 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, April 1 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 2 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, April 3 at 1pm & 6:30pm

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PYGMALION Runs March 29-April 3

NKU_logoPYGMALION
Northern Kentucky University
March 29-April 3
Stauss Theatre [Highland Heights]

PYGMALION—written over a century ago—continues to provide hilarious entertainment and sharp social commentary that resonates today. A chance encounter between Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl, and Henry Higgins, a world expert on speech, inspires a bet that he can transform her into a lady. As Higgins strives to do the impossible, Shaw employs his trademark wit to examine issues of class and independence. Later adapted into the hit musical My Fair Lady, Shaw’s original tale is not one of romance, but of transformation and self-identity.

  • Tue-Fri, March 29-April 1 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 2 at 3pm & 8pm
  • Sun, April 3 at 3pm

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Footlighters presents Raising Vocal Health Awareness Workshop by D. Michael Heath

FLI_logoJoin us for an afternoon at The Stained Glass Theatre with Cincinnati Native, Footlighters’ Alumni Broadway Performer, International Concert Artist, Singing Voice Specialist D. Michael Heath. Heath is also serving as Vocal Coach/Consultant for the upcoming Footlighters’ production of MY WAY.

Following a brief Power Point presentation, D. Michael will work with as many singers as time permits. Singers should prepare one or two songs from the musical theatre catalog and bring two copies of their sheet music. Alan Masters, accompanist.

Sat, March 5, 2016 from 3-5pm
Stained Glass Theatre
802 York St, Newport KY

Open to the Public. Cost: Footlighters Members-$15, Guests-$20. Payment at the door on the day of the event. Cash or personal check accepted.

RVSP by March 3rd to Peggy Kenney at email srsd100pk@gmail.com or by phone at 513 661-4359.

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THE MOST FABULOUS STORY EVERY TOLD on March 14

QCQTC_The Most Fabulous Story logoTHE MOST FABULOUS STORY EVERY TOLD
Queen City Queen Theatre Collective
March 14
Below Zero Lounge [Over-the-Rhine]

Directed by Rob Bucher

Cast: Erin Ward as Stage Manager, Darnelle Pierre Benjamin as Adam, Matthew Wilson as Steve, Patrick E. Phillips as Man 1, Andrew Maloney as Man 2, Lori Kirstein as Woman 1, Lisa Dirkes as Woman 2, Sara Mackie as Mable & Burgess Byrd as Jane

A stage manager, headset and prompt book at hand, brings the house lights to half, then dark, and cues the creation of the world. Throughout the play, she’s in control of everything. In other words, she’s either God, or she thinks she is. Act One recounts the major episodes of the Old Testament, only with a twist: Instead of Adam and Eve, our lead characters are Adam and Steve, and Jane and Mabel, a lesbian couple with whom they decide to start civilization (procreation proves to be a provocative challenge). Act One covers the Garden of Eden, an ark, a visit with a highly rambunctious Pharaoh and finally even the Nativity. Along the way, Mabel and Adam invent God, but Jane and Steve are skeptical. Act Two jumps to modern day Manhattan. Adam and Steve are together again. It’s Christmas Eve, and Jane is nine months pregnant even though she always thought of herself as the butch one. The two women want to marry and want Adam and Steve to join them in the ceremony. Advisory: Adult themes and language.

Please note: performance is in the second floor Cabaret space, which is not handicap accessible.

Free, donations accepted.

  • Mon, March 14 at 7:30pm

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