Jill Siekman

Jill Siekman has loved theatre ever since she saw a regional production of Fiddler on the Roof at the age of nine. Working in a public library by day, she supplements her free time with reading, music, and seeing as many shows as possible. Jill enjoys living in the Cincinnati area, a place with enough great theatre that it almost makes up for not living in New York City.
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BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON in CincinnatiBWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON in Cincinnati
Posted: Jan. 13, 2014


BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON in CincinnatiBWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON in Cincinnati
January 13, 2014

Waiting for the lights to dim, I heard a few mumbles of "there's a lot of bad language in this show," "does it bother you?" and even "I've heard some people walk out!" If the standing ovation as bows had barely begun at the end of the show were any indication, not many, if any, walked out and everyone loved the show.
BWW Reviews: WAR HORSE Mesmerizes CincinnatiBWW Reviews: WAR HORSE Mesmerizes Cincinnati
April 1, 2013

When Michael Morpurgo heard Broadway producers were turning his children's book War Horse into a staged play, he said "They must be mad." It was an ambitious concept indeed, but one that has resulted in a beautiful, compelling piece of theater.
Photo Flash: First Look at The Human Race Theatre's David Mamet's RACEPhoto Flash: First Look at The Human Race Theatre's David Mamet's RACE
March 25, 2013

Mamet's legal drama pushes limits as it challenges cultural perceptions, April 4 - 21, 2013
Photo Flash: First Look at The Carnegie's PARADEPhoto Flash: First Look at The Carnegie's PARADE
March 25, 2013

Despite Tony Award wins for its soaring score and riveting script in 1999, the theatrical telling of the Leo Frank story is one rarely produced, requiring a large and talented cast and recounting a real American tragedy many would rather forget. That will change this April.
BWW Reviews: BLUE MAN GROUP Amazes CincinnatiBWW Reviews: BLUE MAN GROUP Amazes Cincinnati
October 22, 2012

If you've never had the chance to experience a Blue Man Group show, you have until Sunday, October 28th to do so before the Blue Men pack up their drums, PVC pipes, and marshmallows to head to the next town.
BWW Reviews: ETC's NEXT TO NORMAL Cast Shines in the Second RoundBWW Reviews: ETC's NEXT TO NORMAL Cast Shines in the Second Round
June 18, 2012

The critically acclaimed rock musical Next to Normal is hitting the stage at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati for a second run now through July 1st. And what's even better than a second run? That would be a second run with almost the same cast as the last run at ETC.
Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Cincinnati!Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Cincinnati!
June 7, 2012

Take a break from the heat this summer and check out one of Cincinnati's summer theater options.
BWW Reviews: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at the Know TheatreBWW Reviews: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at the Know Theatre
April 14, 2012

Andrew Jackson is currently presiding over the Know Theatre in a raucous, rocking musical now through May 12th. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson tells the story of Jackson's life, starting with his young life and continues through his bid for presidency and his subsequent controversial term. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson examines the attraction and terrors of American populism through the story of the man who invented the Democratic Party, doubled the size of our nation, and signed the Indian Removal Act that started the Trail of Tears.
BWW Reviews: COLLAPSE at the Know TheatreBWW Reviews: COLLAPSE at the Know Theatre
February 10, 2012

What happens when the world feels like it's collapsing around you and you have no control? The characters in the new play, Collapse by Allison Moore, attempt to make some sense out of their serious issues, yet with a uniquely comedic twist.
2011 BWW Cincinnati Awards Voting Is Now Open!2011 BWW Cincinnati Awards Voting Is Now Open!
November 9, 2011

The nominations are in and voting is open for the 2011 BWW: Cincinnati awards! Help us celebrate Cincinnati's amazing year by casting your vote for your favorite actor, show, theater and more! Voting closes December 31st and the winners will be announced after the new year. Good luck to all of the nominees!
BWW Reviews: WICKED Flies Into Cincinnati - Fantabulous!BWW Reviews: WICKED Flies Into Cincinnati - Fantabulous!
November 7, 2011

'Wicked' has made its much-anticipated return to Cincinnati and it's as 'Ozmopolitan' as it was the last time it came to town. Recently named the 'best musical of the decade' by Entertainment Weekly, 'Wicked' tells the pre-story to the Wizard of Oz, before Dorothy 'dropped in.'
BWW Reviews: GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES  - Altogether IntriguingBWW Reviews: GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES - Altogether Intriguing
October 18, 2011

What happens when two people can't deal with their messed up lives? Gruesome Playground Injures. And things were gruesome for them, indeed.
DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants in Cincinnati
October 8, 2011

The Aronoff Center for the Arts is currently enchanted with Disney's Beauty and the Beast, playing now through October 9th.
Nominations Open for 2011 BWW: Cincinnati AwardsNominations Open for 2011 BWW: Cincinnati Awards
October 7, 2011

Following the success of our inaugural awards in other regions last year, nominations for the 2011 BWW: Cincinnati Awards are now open!
Nominations Open for 2011 BWW: Columbus AwardsNominations Open for 2011 BWW: Columbus Awards
October 6, 2011

Following the success of our inaugural awards in other regions last year, nominations for the 2011 BWW: Columbus Awards are now open!
BWW Reviews: DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants in CincinnatiBWW Reviews: DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants in Cincinnati
October 3, 2011

The Aronoff Center for the Arts is currently enchanted with Disney's Beauty and the Beast, playing now through October 9th.
STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Invites You to Cincinnati Show!STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Invites You to Cincinnati Show!
June 18, 2011

A three-show series as the Cincinnati Pops 2010 season opener at Music Hall doesn't seem to be enough for Cincinnatians. Idina Menzel is returning Saturday, June 25th to open another Cincinnati Pops season, only this time it's the summer concert season at the Riverbend Music Center.
BWW Reviews: SHREK THE MUSICAL in CincinnatiBWW Reviews: SHREK THE MUSICAL in Cincinnati
April 21, 2011

Now through April 24th, Shrek the Musical is playing at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati and it's an ogre-filled show fun for the whole family.
BWW Reviews: Know Theatre of Cincinnati's THE DRAGONBWW Reviews: Know Theatre of Cincinnati's THE DRAGON
April 10, 2011

Now through May 7th, there's a big, scary dragon occupying the Know Theatre and he's quite the dictator. Know Theatre is once again pushing the boundaries and going further 'left of off Broadway' as their tag line states with their current production of The Dragon, a 1943 play by Russian playwright Eugene Schwartz. A modern day political fairytale, The Dragon tells the story of a small village oppressed by the beast in a way that they do not question the strict rules even though they're unhappy. Lancelot rides into town just in time to save the Dragon's young bride, Elsa from her marriage and impending death. But what happens after the dragon is slain? The same thing that happens after any dictator is gone: you have to continue to slay more dragons, only in different forms.
BWW Reviews: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Cincinnati
February 21, 2011

Now through February 27th, the Aronoff Center is paying homage to tradition with the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof.


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