Another week full of theatre last week with SAFE HOUSE at the Playhouse, LEGALLY BLONDE at CCM (twice!), and THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED at Miami University all on my docket. This week features a couple of exciting openings so let’s get to it.
First, though, tonight is another FRINGE ENCORE. FRANKENSTEIN from last year’s Fringe will take the stage for two nights only at Know Theatre. “A mysterious disease rages; wiping out women in a place and time not far from here and now. Baffled by the sickness and drowning in his own grief, a brilliant scientist develops a radical solution. A (very) loose adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel, [Frankenstein] is told through music, movement, drama, and film.” For more information or to get tickets, click here.
A giant production of MAME takes the stage this week at Human Race Theatre in downtown Dayton, Ohio. Featuring some very talented people (Leslie Goddard, Torie Wiggins, Lisa Ann Goldsmith, as well as some recent Wright State graduates like Zack Steele, Cooper Taggard, Sara Agar, and current standout Layan Elwazani), this classic musical should delight audiences. Here’s a description: “Mame Dennis is a free-wheeling eccentric without a care until she becomes the guardian of her ten-year-old nephew, Patrick. Now it’s up to her to open new windows and show the boy worlds he never knew existed. Through the Roaring 20s and the Great Depression, Mame teaches Patrick how to “live, live, live”—whether he’s willing or not. It’s the dazzling Broadway musical that proves life’s a banquet, featuring the classic songs “We Need a Little Christmas,” “It’s Today,” “Bosom Buddies” and, of course, “Mame.” This multi-Tony winning show opens on October 30th and runs through November 23rd. Tickets and more information can be found here. I’ll see it soon.
And then there’s DRIVING MISS DAISY at The Carnegie. This star-studded play will feature Dale Hodges, Reggie Willis, and Randy Lee Bailey and is directed by Mark Lutwak. If this isn’t good, I might just quit going to see shows. (I’m not going to stop seeing shows. That was a joke. But I am confident that this show will be amazing.) Tickets and more information can be found here. I’ll see it on Sunday afternoon.
I also am planning to see THE HOT MIKADO this weekend at Wright State University. Plus don’t forget to check out the other fine shows currently running including THE BIRDS, INTO THE WOODS, SAFE HOUSE, LEGALLY BLONDE, THE WEDDING SINGER, I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAHGETTI, THE WOMAN IN BLACK, AN ILIAD, and MOBY DICK among others. Go to Rob Bucher’s Behind the Curtain Cincinnati web site for full details on all the area’s theatre.
There’s more than enough choices… what are you going to do to support local theatre this week?