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Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati

For most of the last four months, Greater Cincinnati’s theater stages have been dark, shuttered by the coronavirus and remaining closed while social distancing is still the norm. Despite the economic struggles and added complexities of civil unrest, there are also stories of perseverance and creativity. 

Kaelin Hagler / Courtesy of CCM

The University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music pioneered the idea of creating a showcase of graduating musical theatre seniors to get them in front of key industry agents and casting directors in New York City. It became a model for programs across the country, but this year coronavirus canceled the revival.

hamilton cast
Courtesy of Jacob Stone

The city of Hamilton knew it didn't want to throw away its shot when Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton came to Cincinnati. Hamilton Mayor Pat Moeller on Wednesday presented two actors from the touring production, now at the Aronoff, with a proclamation honoring the hit show.

cincinnati skyline
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As the sun sets on summer (unofficially, anyway) make the most of it by attending any one of this weekend's upcoming events, including everyone's favorite: Riverfest. 

cincinnati ballroom classic
Courtesy Cincinnati Ballroom Classic

This weekend brings plenty of interesting ways to spend your time, including lots of last calls for special exhibits and events. 

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John Minchillo / AP

This weekend is serving up plenty of things to do around the Tri-State. 

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A few weeks ago we saw the weekend of the rock opera. It just so happens this weekend ushers in the weekend of the barbecue. 

Philip Groshong / Cincinnati Opera

Stop staring at the bricks in your wall and get out already—there's plenty to do. 

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Courtesy / Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Temps are supposed to skyrocket into the mid-90s this weekend, but luckily there is no shortage of cool things to do around Greater Cincinnati. 

Book Review: "Fraver By Design"

Jun 8, 2018

Book Review: Our theatre contributor Jim Stump reviews Fraver by Design: Five Decades of Theatre Poster Art from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Beyond.

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It's true our headline is ripped from a song title in the musical-turned-movie "Carousel," but it also is a fitting description of this weekend's happenings. 

a page of madness
The Weston Art Gallery

Rain may be in the forecast this weekend, but there's plenty to do around town inside and out. 

Cincy Fringe Festival Starts Tuesday

May 25, 2014
Provided, Cincy Fringe Festival

The Cincy Fringe Festival kicks off May 27, twelve days, 160 performances of 36 unique productions in10 different Over the Rhine locations. Fringe artists represent a variety of media including theatre, dance, music, poetry, visual art, and film, push the boundaries of the “norm” and experiment with style and content. Joining us to explore the 11nth anniversary Fringe Festival offerings are Unity Productions’ Jon Kovach, Nathan Singer and Regina Pugh from Performance Gallery, and Festival producer Eric Vosemeier.

Re-creating Radio Thrillers for Today's Audiences

Apr 16, 2014

  Before cable and satellite TV, before Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming media services, there was radio.

Provided, Rajiv Satyal

  Rajiv Satyal, who has opened for comedians such as Kevin James and Tim Allen, did a comedy tour of India for the U.S. State Department, and has recently been performing to sold-out crowds across the country, is in town to perform his one-man show. The former Proctor & Gamble executive entered and won a “Funniest Person in Cincinnati” contest years ago, and now works full time as a comedian, writer and actor.

A Delicate Ship World Premiere at Playhouse

Mar 30, 2014
Sandy Underwood, Playhouse in the Park

The Carnegie

Jan 10, 2014
Provided, The Carnegie

  

The Carnegie

 

is the largest, and only, multidisciplinary arts venue in Northern Kentucky, with The Carnegie Galleries, the Eva G. Farris Education Center and the Otto M. Budig Theatre housed together under the historic building’s landmark dome. Managing Director of Theatre  Joshua Steele and Deputy Director Alicia Krall explore all that The Carnegie has to offer.

Black Nativity

Dec 13, 2013

  

 

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Sep 8, 2013
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Created in 1986 to support local professional artists, and with a belief in the transformative power of the arts to create sustainable and attractive communities,

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A Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge is denying a temporary restraining order (TRO) request by a group that wants to restore the Emery Theatre in Over-the-Rhine. In doing so, however, Judge Carl Stich noted that both sides' arguments have merit and both sides potentially have a legal case.

The Requiem Project filed suit against the non-profit and for-profit groups that run the historic Emery Building, and its owner, the University of Cincinnati.

Kurt Weill Festival at CCM

Feb 8, 2013

As part of CCM’s year-long celebration of Kurt Weill, they will present The Threepenny Opera beginning February 28, along with concert performances of Weill’s Kiddush (Prayer of Sanctification) and the a capella madrigal Ho, Billy, O! from the Weill musical Love Life. Anne Arenstein learns more about the Weill festival and these upcoming performances from Robin Guarino, CCM’s J. Ralph Corbett Chair of Opera and director of The Threepenny Opera, and dramaturge Bruce McClung.


Love, You Gotta Love It, the newest Play With Your Lunch production, is a series of one-act plays to be presented at the Wyoming Civic Center at noon on November 7.

"Mrs. Mannerly" Premieres

Oct 5, 2012

Two of Cincinnati’s great theater names, Ed Stern and Dale Hodges, are teaming up once again for the regional premiere of Mrs. Mannerly at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati. Stern, who directs, and Hodges, who stars, have worked together for years at the Playhouse in the Park’s production of A Christmas Carol and others.

Blue Man Group Live!

Sep 21, 2012

Genevieve Miller from the Broadway in Cincinnati series joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss the upcoming run of the world famous Blue Man Group at the Aronoff Center.

PIP Artistic Director Blake Robison

Aug 31, 2012

The Blake Robison era at Playhouse in the Park begins this week with the opening production of The Three Musketeers. Rick Pender welcomes the new artistic director to discuss his transition to Cincinnati and why he chose this classic as his opening production.

Curtain Up!

Aug 24, 2012

Jim Stump welcomes League of Cincinnati Theatres President Cathy Springfield and LCT Board Member Sherry McCamley to talk about the work of the League and their 6th Annual Meet the Directors – Curtain Up event on September 9 at Joseph Beth Booksellers.