The Cincinnati Ballet celebrates Valentine’s Day with Shakespeare’s most romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Artistic Director Victoria Morgan. Robyn Carey-Allgyer welcomes in Carmon DeLeone to talk about one of the truly special experiences of a Cincinnati Ballet – live, orchestral musical accompaniment, which is quickly disappearing from most other ballet company productions. Maestro DeLeone will again conduct the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for the Ballet’s production.
The dramatic tale of Richard II is the next production by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips joins Jim Stump to discuss this Shakespeare work, how the actors prepare for the historical aspects of this play, and how this production kicks off their first chronological history cycle.