Monday Matinee 02.24.14 – This Week In Cincinnati Theatre

Blaine Krauss and Kimber Sprawl in CCM's LES MISERABLES
Blaine Krauss and Kimber Sprawl in CCM’s LES MISERABLES

We’re kicking off another big week in Cincinnati Theatre!  I’m anticipating that UC-CCM’s LES MISERABLES, which opens on Thursday will be playing to sold out crowds throughout its run.  Read all about the show here and stayed tuned through this week for a special FIVE with FIVE interview series.  We began yesterday with Emily Schexnaydre and later today we’ll hear from Lawson Young.  I won’t be able to see the show until Sunday evening and get a double dose of it the following Sunday at the matinee to make sure I see both Javerts and Valjeans.  If there are tickets available, you can purchase them here.

Opening on Wednesday is Miami University’s CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY.  This play tells the story of a 17 year old girl named Ernestine and her family’s experience as African Americans in Brooklyn in the 1950’s.  Read a complete synopsis here and if you plan to go be aware that Miami has cracked down on parking.  You’ll need to get a visitor permit by clicking here.  And don’t forget to buy your ticket.

Also opening this week is the Clifton Player’s THE IRISH CURSE.  Directed by Cathy Springfield, this play tells the story of a support group for men with small . . . ahem . . . well, you know.  The cast features the talented Michael Bath, Kevin Crowley, Carton Bratton, Buz Davis, and Pete Wood.  The show runs through March 15th and tickets for this comedy are available here.

Tom Highley, Deondra Kamau Means and Brian Wylie and at the piano, Mark Magistrelli, Musical Director

Finally, I’m looking forward to the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts production of I LEFT MY HEART featuring the music of Tony Bennett.  Dan Doerger is directing the talented cast of Tom Highley, Deondra Kamau Means and Brian Wylie as they croon their way through Tony Bennett’s catalog of standards and hits.

The show opens on Thursday and runs through March 23rd.  Tickets are on sale here.

Other shows continuing on this week include NKU’s ARABIAN NIGHTS, 4,000 MILES at the Playhouse in the Park and Cincinnati Shakespeare’s ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD.  Speaking of Cincy Shakes, I’ll be there Wednesday afternoon for their season reveal party!  Tickets are $25 and include two drink tickets.

So, with all these great shows . . . what are you going to do to support local theatre this week?

Thanks for Reading.

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