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Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati continues its tradition of presenting a locally written and performed family musical during the holidays. ETC's Producing Artistic Director D. Lynn Meyers previews this year's David Kisor-Joe McDonough musical, The Frog Princess.

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The story of young wizards in training sounds vaguely familiar, but a new parody version is coming to the stage at Over the Rhine's Know Theatre. Puffs, by Matt Cox, takes the familiar and presents it through a bent wand of reality. Joining Jim Stump for a preview are director Andrew Hungerford and cast member Brandon Burton.

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2 Pianos, 4 Hands tells the story of two characters lifelong pursuit to become elite concert pianists. Described as funny and relatable, Rick Pender learns more about the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production from the director, Tom Frey.

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The Footlighters in Newport are in final rehearsals for their production of the musical, The Spitfire Grill, opening November 7. Cathy Lutts, a Footlighters board member who will portray Hannah in this production, joins our host Lee Hay to preview the show and talk about the mission of The Footlighters.

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The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati has another season of productions with familiar names like Casper and Charlie Brown coming to the Taft Theatre and schools throughout the area. With a look at the 2019-20 season, Jim Stump is joined by Children's Theatre Marketing Director Krista Katona Pille.

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They've taken and old movie theater and created a vibrant, westside theatre – that's Cincinnati Landmark Productions. Founder and Producing Artistic Director Tim Perrino is in the studio with Jim Stump for a preview of what's coming to the stage at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts.

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Multiple Tony-award winning musical Fun Home will kick-off he 34th season at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati. For a preview of this regional premiere and the full 2019-20 ETC season, Artistic Director D. Lynn Meyers is in our studio for a conversation with Brian O'Donnell.

Coming To The Carnegie's Stage In 2019-20

Aug 9, 2019
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The Carnegie in Covington starts their 2019-20 theatre season this August, and the year will feature shows that range from punk rock tales to biblical stories. Theatre Director Maggie Perrino is with Rick Pender to discuss how she prepares for a season, the shows coming to the stage this year, and The Carnegie's impact on the community.

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The upcoming season at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will celebrate their 60th year and the 100th Anniversary of women's suffrage. Artistic Director Blake Robison previews the entire season, including their kick-off production of the calypso-flavored musical Once on This Island, during this conversation with Rick Pender.

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One of the longest running community theatres in the Tristate is The Drama Workshop, starting in 1954 on Cincinnati's west side. Performing now in the former Glenmore Bowl in Cheviot, their season opener is the comedy Nana's Naughty Knickers. Joining our Rick Pender to talk about the group's history and upcoming season are board President Eric Thomas and Vice-President of Production, Dennis Murphy.

Playwright Sara DeLappe uses the world of girls' high school soccer to tell her contemporary tale of life as a young woman today in her play, The Wolves. This Pulitzer Prize finalist will be the final production of the season for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati starting June 1. 

While the names and the plot are familiar, the action takes on a farcical tone in Falcon Theater's new production of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Survival in the cutthroat world of auto manufacturing and the impact on individual workers is the theme of playwright Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, the next regional premiere on stage at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

A show featuring big band music and swing dancing is coming to the stage of The Carnegie in Covington starting March 30. 

The recent Broadway hit A Doll's House Part 2 makes its regional premiere at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati starting March 2. 

The blind date musical First Date opens, appropriately, on Valentine's Day at Footlighters in Newport. 

Two of Cincinnati's most beloved actors are working together for the first time in the newest production at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

The first musical created by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame is coming to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park starting January 19. 

A new one-man production from The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents the story of civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati continues its holiday tradition by presenting their original take on a classic tale with this year's production of Alice in Wonderland

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