Monday Matinee 02.16.15 – This Week in Cincinnati Theatre

Happy Monday!  Be careful out there in the treacherous weather! I’ll be at a show almost every night this week so let’s get to it, shall we?

AG_7370_AnythingGoesTuesday is the opening of the short run of ANYTHING GOES at the Aronoff Center.  This season extra is a revival of the classic Broadway musical.  Here’s a description:

When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail.  Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre’s most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.”  Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”

The show runs this weekend only.  Click here for more information.

Mac Blais as Lysander, Katie Mitchell as Helena, Sterling Shaw as Demetrius and Alex Roberts as Puck
Mac Blais as Lysander, Katie Mitchell as Helena, Sterling Shaw as Demetrius and Alex Roberts as Puck

Wednesday I’ll attend the final dress rehearsal of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Xavier University.  Here’s a preview feature about the show.  I’m very excited to see what guest director Jeremy Dubin has done with the piece; Xavier’s program is brimming with potential.  The show is selling very well so get your tickets now by clicking here.

Thursday, I will be at Opening Night of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at the Clifton Performance Theatre.  There’s been much speculation as to how they will pull off this show, typically staged on a three-story set, but if anyone’s up the challenge its the fine folks in Clifton.  Tickets will move well here, too, so if you want to see it, don’t hesitate.  Click here.

10906339_1035062856520825_316297351546130256_nAlso on Thursday is NKU’s LES MISERABLES.  This show is sold out!  They’ve announced their season for next year:

MOON OVER BUFFALO
By Ken Ludwig
September 24 – October 4, 2015

THE WINTER’S TALE
By William Shakespeare
October 20 – 25, 2015

SEUSSICAL
By Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
November 12 – 22, 2015

ONCE IN A LIFETIME
By George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
February 18 – 28, 2016

PYGMALION
By George Bernard Shaw
March 29 – April 3, 2016

INTO THE WOODS
By Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
April 21 – May 1, 2016

Click here for more information on this very popular Theatre program.

Little-Women-3-1024x662On Friday I’ll attend the opening of LITTLE WOMEN at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.

Louisa May Alcott’s treasured classic, Little Women tells the enduring story of the March family – a lively, American household living in refined poverty.  With her husband away in the American Civil War, Marmee is left alone to bring up their four girls; romantic Meg, shy Beth, willful Amy and of course, fiery and independent Jo.  Through the intertwining lives of the sisters we see the familiar frustrations, contradictions and duties that constitute family life and love. We share in the hardships and heartbreak, humor and humility of these passionate and unique young women.  Based on Louisa May Alcott’s own family experiences in her celebrated novel, Little Women will enchant all of us all over again in this new adaptation for the stage.

The show runs through March 21st.  Tickets and more info can be found here.

Finally, next Monday (rescheduled from last week due to the weather) is the second episode of of SERIALS 2: THUNDERDOME.  Last time, Paul Strickland and Trey Tatum’s show ANDY’S HOUSE OF (BLANK) advanced, as did Alison Lampa’s radio drama, THE PEGGY HART MINI MYSTERIES and Ben Dudley’s superhero comedy, CINDERBLOCK.  Tonight we’ll see the premiere of Jon Kovach’s BARREL OF MONKEYS and Becca Howell’s HAPPILY.  Tickets are just $15; last time the show sold out so get them now or come early!  More information can be found here.

A lot to see, a lot to write about.  What are you gonna do with your week?

 

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