Maggie Lou Rader, Paul Riopelle and Miranda McGee in Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s 2014 production of “The Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespeare.  “The Comedy of Errors” is directed by Patrick Flick and performances are Nov. 21- Dec. 13, 2014 and are located at CSC’s Theatre, 719 Race Street in downtown Cincinnati.  Tickets and subscriptions are available online at cincyshakes.com or by calling the box office 513.381.2273.  By Mikki Schaffner Photography.

REVIEW: The Comedy of Errors

I bet if you polled most people, they wouldn’t use the words slapstick and silly to describe the work of William Shakespeare. I would imagine the average person might say stuffy, old-fashioned, and maybe even boring. Thank goodness, then, for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and their current production of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. It is anything but…

The Tour Company of ONCE / Photo by Joan Marcus

REVIEW: Once

Musical Theatre is often loud, brash, and very big.  I like it that way; those big tap numbers in shows like “42nd Street” and “Anything Goes” or sweeping anthems in “Evita” and “Les Miserables” are what most people think of.  Perhaps that’s why there was such a strong reaction on my Facebook feed Tuesday night…

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FEATURE: MAME’s Michael McCrary Q&A

One of the standouts in Human Race Theatre’s MAME, Michael McCrary sat down with us for a Q&A about his career. Hi Michael!  So, tell us, how did you get started in musical theatre? I got started in theater at a very young age back in South Carolina. I grew up performing with my twin brother…

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REVIEW: Mame

MAME at Human Race Theatre is an ambitious project; taking a cast this big and producing a musical in The Loft space is never an easy task.  Unfortunately, I was unable to stay through Act 2 (as a warning, Act 1 runs around 90 minutes). It’s a classic old musical, exactly the kind of show…

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REVIEW: All New People

When I walk down the steps at 404 Ludlow Avenue into the Clifton Performance Theatre, I’m always wondering whats waiting for me behind the door. These inventive folks – both The Clifton Players and Untethered Theatre Company – use their space differently each time they produce a show and almost always the plays are mind-blowing in…

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REVIEW: Speech and Debate

I love it when I discover new favorites; CCM’s SPEECH AND DEBATE gave me that opportunity times two. First, the script is wonderful. It’s contemporary, its funny, all while feeling very real.  And its age appropriate, which is not always possible in a college training program.  The story is about three high school students who’s lives intertwine…