Category Archives: On Stage

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FAMILY Runs March 3-19

THT_Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FAMILY
Town Hall Theatre
March 3-19
[Centerville]

Who wouldn’t want to join Charlie Bucket in his adventurous tour of Willy Wonka’s world-famous Chocolate Factory? Now is your chance! Your will see Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt, Grandpa George, Grandma Georgina, Willy Wonka and Charlie himself come to life. Experience a chocolate-candy fantasy.

  • Fri, March 3 at 7pm
  • Sat-Sun, March 4-5 at 3pm
  • Fri, March 10 at 7pm
  • Sat-Sun, March 11-12 at 3pm
  • Fri, March 17 at 7pm
  • Sat-Sun, March 18-19 at 3pm

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RENT Runs March 3-12

SCT_RentRENT
Springboro Community Theatre
March 3-12
Springboro Performing Arts Center

Cast: Aaron Brewer as Mark Cohen, TJ Montgomery as Roger Davis, Averi Astaire as Mimi Marquez, Jordan Lopez as Maureen Johnson, Shana Fishbein as Joanne Jefferson, Ben Essex as Tom Collins, Nick Bellmyer as Angel Dumott Schunard & Clayton Schmohe as Benjamin Coffin III
Ensemble: Alexia Daniels, Tommy Balaj, Lillian Robillard, Christa Harris, Avery Huff, Mar Miller, Tom Horwath, Davis Byrd, Jasmine Simon, Matthew Ebersbach, Abby Naveau & Emily Nagy

Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.  

  • Fri-Sat, March 3-4 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 5 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 10-11 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 12 at 2pm

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THE CHILDREN Runs March 3-11

MLT_The ChildrenTHE CHILDREN
Middletown Lyric Theatre
March 3-11
[Middletown]

Directed by Charley Shafor

Cast: Gail Rudolph as Hazel, Cathy Roesener as Rose & John Wysong as Robin

Do baby boomers owe the next generation anything? The children raises a profound question about whether having children sharpens, or diminishes; one’s sense of responsibility. In this, richly suggestive and beautifully written piece we find two retired nuclear scientists isolated in a remote seaside cottage while the world around them crumbles. That is until an old friend arrives with a frightening request.

  • Fri-Sat, March 3-4 at 8pm
  • Fri, March 10 at 8pm 
  • Sat, March 11 at 3pm

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CINDERELLA Runs March 2-5

CCM_CinderellaRodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA
UC College-Conservatory of Music Musical Theatre
March 2-5
Patricia Corbett Theater [University Heights]

Directed by Eric Byrd
Music directed by Ian Axness
Choreographed by Brandon Kelly

One of the world’s most beloved fairy tales comes to life on stage in a romantic story for all ages. Stuck as a servant to her evil stepmother and stepsisters, a poor girl wishes for her dream to come true. Her fairy godmother gives Cinderella a magical makeover just in time for the royal ball, where she meets Prince Charming and they fall in love.

  • Thu-Fri, March 2-3 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 4 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 5 at 2pm

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MORNING SUN Runs Feb. 25-March 19

ETC_Morning SunMORNING SUN
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
Feb. 25-March 19
[Over-the-Rhine]

In a brief flash, Charley’s life is sketched out before her, from the moment she was born through now, fifty years later. Her family, her friends, people she only met once, every moment she’s ever remembered crash through in full vibrancy. In this bold story transcending time and space, three generations of women embark on a journey to embrace life before it’s too late. Deeply felt and gorgeously imagined by Tony winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), experience the first regional premiere production of this new play following its successful New York debut. This production contains strong language and adult content, including themes/descriptions of violence, pregnancy and abortion, sexual situations, loss, homophobia and homophobic slurs, and alcohol and drug use.

  • In preview Sat, Feb. 25 at 7pm
  • In preview Tue, Feb. 28 at 7pm
  • Wed-Thu, March 1-2 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 3 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 4 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 5 at 2pm
  • Tue-Thu, March 8-9 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 10 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 11 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 12 at 2pm
  • Tue-Thu, March 15-16 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 17 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 18 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 19 at 2pm

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