This is a really big week of theatre in Cincinnati. Last week, I saw ONCE and then at the last minute (courtesy of a good theatre-loving friend) I was able to see INTO THE WOODS. INTO THE WOODS exceeded my expectations! That’s two great shows in a row for the Covedale and I expect that FOREVER PLAID will also be excellent.
Tonight is Jon Kovach’s two one-man shows, THE WAVE and NOTHING at 8PM and 9:30PM at Know Theatre. This may be the last time these are performed in Cincinnati for a long time so I highly recommend you get down there and see them. Jon is one of our finest actors and theatre professionals and if you’ve not seen these shows (especially NOTHING) then you need to. I’ll be there!
I saw both of Unity Productions shows featuring Jon Kovach last night and they were amazing. And more exciting is the news that Kovach will be creating new theatre in town as part of the Jackson Street Market (along with True Theatre and OTRimprov). As one of Cincinnati’s finest young theatre professionals, this is super news. I’m thrilled that he’ll be in town for awhile longer.
Coming up this week is the opening of TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY STORY at the Playhouse in the Park on Thursday night. America’s “Girl Singer” is from right here in Cincinnati and this show should be great! I am very excited to see a musical on the Playhouse stage. More info here. I’ll be there opening night.
Then on Friday night, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will open THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. This is known as one of the easier Shakespearean plays to follow. Opening night is already sold out; I’ll be there! For more information, click here.
In University theatre, both NKU and Miami University have shows opening this week. COMMUNICATING DOORS opens Weds night at Miami and NKU opens FAILURE: A LOVE STORY. Plus CCM will continue a series of free readings as well as a student produced production of a new piece by student AC Horton (last seen in Macbeth) called METH: A LOVE STORY. For all the details, check out Rob Bucher’s amazing web site here listing all area shows for the week in one convenient place.
I’ll be back with reviews of the shows I’m seeing this week! Stay tuned… see you at the theater.