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ONE FUNNY MOTHER | Thu., March 21 | Cincinnati Music Hall Ballroom


CINCINNATI, OH – One Funny Mother Dena Blizzard, the viral video star and off-Broadway comedy sensation, will bring her hit one-woman show to Cincinnati’s Music Hall Ballroom on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM. Dena’s hilariously relatable collection of stories will make you realize you’re not crazy, but motherhood sure is! The show is part of Cincinnati Arts Association’s 2018-19 Presenting Season.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 8 at 10:00 AM at, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center and Music Hall Ticket Offices. Due to adult themes, language, and alcohol use, One Funny Mother is suitable for mature audiences ages 18 and over.

One Funny Mother stars comedian, former Miss New Jersey, and married mother of three, Dena Blizzard, in her hilarious solo comedy show about the trials and tribulations of motherhood and marriage. An outrageous and side-splitting 80 minutes of sass follows Dena on her hilarious journey through a typical day as a mom as she prepares for her big “Girls Night Out.” Along the way, she laments how her life and marriage have changed since becoming a mother of three, wrestling with the eternal question, “Have I gone crazy since having these kids?” The answer is a hysterical, “laugh ’til your face hurts” comedy that you won’t want to miss!

Dena Blizzard first gained notoriety as the “Target mom” from her “Back to School Rant” (96 million views) and “Chardonnay Go” (24 million views) viral videos. She is a comedian and mother of three who has starred Off-Broadway in her one-woman show One Funny Mother, created “Chardonnay Go, The Board Game for Wine Lovers, Moms and Other Shameless People” and “Shiraz on the Shelf, a New Christmas Wine Tradition,” and can be found drinking in her living room on her weekly Facebook LIVE show, “Tipsy Tuesday.”  A LIVE with Kelly Top 5 Co-Host Winner, she has served as the official host of the Miss America Pageant Preliminaries for ten years, has co-hosted with Anderson Cooper, was a warm-up comic for four years, and had her own talk show on NJ 101.5 FM. She can be found on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram @OneFunnyMother and online at

Before hitting the road for a national tour, One Funny Mother was named “Best One Woman Show” at the 2015 United Solo Festival in New York City.

One Funny Mother is a great “Girls Night Out” or date night for anyone that IS a mom, HAS a mom, or is MARRIED to a mom.



SEASON PRESENTING SPONSORS:  21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati Herald, CityBeat, Courtyard Marriott & Residence Inn-Rookwood, Graphic Village, Heidelberg Distributing, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Cincinnati Downtown, Macy’s, Millennium Cincinnati, Pepsi, Skyline Chili,
TriHealth, Ultimate Air Shuttle

Founded in 1992, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the programming and management of the Tri-state’s finest performing arts venues – the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall – and is dedicated to supporting performing and visual arts. Each year, CAA presents a diverse schedule of events; serves upwards of 600,000 people in its venues; features the work of talented local, regional, and national artists in the Weston Art Gallery (located in the Aronoff Center); and supports the work of more than one dozen resident companies. Since the inception of its acclaimed arts education programs in 1995, CAA has reached more than 1.6 million students. For more information, visit

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xut_thevaginamonologuesTHE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Xavier University Theatre
March 2
Gallagher Student Center [Evanston]

Directed by Ellie Conniff

Cast: Tina Boffa, Kelsey Schwarber, Connie Kavensky, Holly Taylor, Danielle Jacobs, Ellie Deutsch & Lily Dennstaedt

An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”

  • Sat, March 2 at 7:30pm

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dtg_ourmothersbriefaffairlogoOUR MOTHER’S BRIEF AFFAIR
Dayton Theatre Guild
March 1-17

Directed by Patrick Allyn Hayes

Cast: Kathy Campbell as Anna, Mark Sharp as Seth, Kerry Simpson as Abby & Isaac Hollister as Abe/Lover

Anna is in the hospital having the latest of her frequent deathbed scenes, and this one looks like it may be the real deal. She makes a shocking confession to her grown children about an affair from her past that just might have resonance beyond the family. But how much of what she says is true? While her children try to separate fact from fiction, Anna fights for a legacy she can be proud of. With razor-sharp wit and extraordinary insight, OUR MOTHER’S BRIEF AFFAIR considers the sweeping, surprising impact of indiscretions both large and small.

  • Fri-Sat, March 1-2 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 3 at 3pm
  • Fri, March 8 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 9 at 5pm
  • Sun, March 10 at 3pm
  • Fri, March 15 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 16 at 5pm
  • Sun, March 17 at 3pm

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THE WINTER’S TALE Runs March 1-23

csc_winterstale8THE WINTER’S TALE
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
March 1-23

Directed by Christopher Luscombe

Cast: Geoffrey Warren Barnes II, Leslie Brott, Billy Chace, Cary Davenport, Candice Handy, Josh Katawick, Kelly Mengelkoch, Courtney Lucien, Marc Moritz, Barry Mulholland, Hoyt Noble, Maggie Lou Rader, Linsey Rogers, Sara Clark, Tess Talbot, Brent Vimtrup, Crystian Wiltshire & Kenny Hamilton

An irrational and unfounded jealousy has consumed Leontes, the king of Sicilia. Convinced his wife Hermione has been carrying on an affair, he unleashes his rage upon her and their newborn child, whom he banishes to the wilderness. The consequences of his actions unfold over many years, in ways no one, most of all Leontes could have anticipated. Shakespeare’s magical tale of wrath and redemption, of loves lost and then found is a sure way to warm the heart on a cold winter’s night. This production is suitable for all ages.

  • In preview Wed-Thu, Feb. 27-28 at 7:30pm. All seats $43.
  • Fri*-Sat, March 1-2 at 7:30pm
  • Thu-Sat, March 7-9 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, March 10 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, March 14-16 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, March 17 at 2pm
  • Wed-Fri, March 20-22 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, March 23 at 2pm & 7:30pm
    *Opening Night is SOLD OUT

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Cast Announced for HOT L BALTIMORE at CenterStage Players

CSPOH_logoCenterStage Players (of Ohio) is pleased to announce the cast for their upcoming production of Hot L Baltimore by Lanford Wilson. This Outer Critics Award for Best American Play winner will feature:

  • Mr. Katz……………………….Kenny Tessel
  • Mrs. Oxenham…Mary Lynne Schuster
  • Bill Lewis……………………..Michael Kiser
  • Paul Granger III……………..Matt Wick
  • Mrs. Bellotti………………….Amy Sullivan
  • Mr. Morse……………David Reid Hatfield
  • Millie………………………………Cindy Miller
  • The Girl………………………………Liz Koch
  • April Green…………………….Cathy Alter
  • Suzy……………………….Erica Beimesche
  • Jackie……………………Gretchen Schultz
  • Jamie…………………………….Josh Roden
  • Suzy’s John…………………Steve Krieger
  • Cab Driver…………………….Erica Riddick

Directed by Burt McCollum and produced by Mark Culp.

Show dates and times:
April 26 &27, May 3 & 4 at 8pm
April 28 & May 5 at 2pm

Tickets are on sale now! at

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