Category Archives: On Stage

AIDA Runs July 22-31

CO_Aida logoAIDA
Cincinnati Opera
July 22-31
Music Hall [Over-the-Rhine]

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Experience the grandest of all grand operas in this lavish production that evokes the opulence and splendor of Ancient Egypt. As war rages between enemy nations, a forbidden love burns brightly between Radamès, an Egyptian warrior, and Aida, his captive. But Aida’s keeping a secret of her own—she’s the daughter of the Ethiopian king and deeply devoted to her people. Will she betray Radamès to save her nation or risk everything to follow her heart? From its star-crossed lovers to its thunderous “Triumphal March”— featuring a 60-voice chorus—Aida is the very definition of epic and a passionate romance for the ages.

  • Fri, July 22 at 7:30pm
  • Tue, July 26 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, July 29 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, July 31 at 3pm

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101 DALMATIANS Kids Runs July 22-23

RISEUP_101 Dalmations logo101 DALMATIANS Kids
Rise Up Performing Arts
July 22-23
Fairfield Freshman Building

Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.

Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita’s former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.

  • Fri, July 22 at 7pm
  • Sat, July 23 at 2pm & 5pm

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GREASE Runs July 21-31

CYPT_Grease promoGREASE
Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre
July 21-31
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts [West Price Hill]

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With a hip shaking rock ‘n’ roll score featuring hits like “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’,” and “We Go Together,” GREASE celebrates Rydell High’s class of 1959 in all their duck-tailed bobby-soxed, gum-snapping glory!

  • Thu, July 21 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, July 22-23 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 24 at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, July 27-28 at 7:30pm
  • Frii-Sat, July 29-30 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 31 at 2pm & 7:30pm

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CO_Castor and Patience logoCASTOR AND PATIENCE
Cincinnati Opera
July 21-30
SCPA’s Corbett Theater [Over-the-Rhine]

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A long overdue family reunion finds two African American cousins at odds over the fate of a historic parcel of land they have inherited in the American South. Castor is eager to sell the land to pay off his crushing debt, but Patience is determined to fight off overzealous investors and preserve her family’s legacy. Deeply relevant to ongoing calls for racial justice, Castor and Patience probes historical and continuing obstacles to Black land ownership in the U.S. With powerful, soaring music by Gregory Spears, composer of our acclaimed 2016 commission Fellow Travelers, and an original libretto by Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith, this timeless and topical premiere is the buzz of the opera world. Sung in English with projected lyrics.

  • Thu, July 21 at 7:30pm
  • Sat-Sun, July 23-24 at 3pm
  • Thu, July 28 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, July 30 at 7:30pm

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NUNSENSE A-MEN Runs July 21-24

MCP_Nunsense A-men logoNUNSENSE A-MEN
Mason Community Players
July 21-24
Mason Community Playhouse

Directed by Lara Gonzalez
Music directed by Pete Padolik
Choreographed by Abby Farmer

Cast: Jay Fultz as Sr. Mary Regina, Stephen Catlin as Sr. Mary Hubert, Brian Bisig as Sr Mary Robert Anne, Brandon Dunphy as Sr. Mary Amnesia & Matt Lovell as Sr. Mary Leo

It all begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade school play. Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With more than 5000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages.

  • Thu-Sat, July 21-23 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 24 at 3pm

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