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Abby Rowold

Abby Rowold

Abby Rowold is an actor, teacher, director, producer, and the artistic director of SHEatre: Cincinnati Women’s Theatre, which is dedicated to helping women in theatre and helping women in life. She began her training as an actor in the undergraduate theatre program at the University of Northern Iowa. After receiving her BA in theatre, she moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she performed in storefront theatres and trained with the Second City Conservatory. In 2011 she received her MFA in Acting from Indiana University. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her wife and four kitties.


BWW Review: Another Excellent Season Begins with FUN HOME at ENSEMBLE THEATRE CINCINNATI
September 9, 2019

Fun Home is a moving and thoughtful musical that will bring up all kinds of emotions in audiences. It's well worth seeing and runs at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati August 31 a?" September 28th. Get your tickets here.

BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
March 9, 2019

Hnath systematically sets out to prove that humans are selfish as each character tries to manipulate the others with long speeches. A meek and wounded Torvald (no match for the fiery and powerful feminist), risks everything to give Nora what she wants (only after being pushed to the brink), and it's too little too late.

February 25, 2019

Hamilton is a show that feels as if it's of the moment. It's a cultural phenomenon and certainly one worth checking out, not least so you can experience the frenzy firsthand.

BWW Review: RIPCORD by David Lindsay-Abaire is Whimsical, Touching, and Excellently Cast, at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
January 26, 2019

The chemistry of the leads, along with the support of the terrific cast, makes Ripcord a delight to watch from beginning to end. As Meyers fittingly mentions in her director's notes, 'If you have the right people in the room and a great script…the rest of a director's job is simply guidance...I am delighted with every converging aspect of Ripcord.' You will be delighted, too.

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Remains at the Peak of the Musical Pile at the Cincinnati Aronoff Center
January 20, 2019

With a terrific cast, led by the humorous Israeli TV and film star, Yehezkel Lazarov, this production made me think, made me ask newer and more interesting questions, and, oh, those gloriously memorable songs, the humor, the love stories. For me, Fiddler on the Roof remains perched firmly at the top.

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Keeps Audience Laughing at Cincinnati Aronoff
November 30, 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong, playing at the Aronoff through December 2nd, features very good actors acting like very bad actors: an amateur drama club putting on a dismal failure of a murder mystery - and it is the most brilliant dismal failure we've seen on stage since Noises Off.

BWW Review: WHISPER HOUSE Opens Season 21 'FEAR ITSELF' at Know Theatre
August 5, 2018

Whisper House, directed by Dan R. Winters, was written in 2010 by Kyle Jarrow with music by Duncan Sheik.

August 4, 2018

Hello! The Book of Mormon is back in town to make you laugh and make you think. The irreverent musical by the creators of South Park moves at a frantic pace, beginning by introducing the audience to a bevy of elders, or Mormon young men who go door-to-door to spread the word about their religion.

BWW Review: TODD ALMOND SHINES in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
June 11, 2018

What could leave Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's artistic director of 22 years, D. Lynn Meyers, beaming in the lobby as if she had produced her very first show? Perhaps it was the sound of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH'S enthusiastic opening night audience, positively bubbling as they exited the theatre.

BWW Review: Disney's ALADDIN Soars Into Cincinnati's Aronoff Through June 10th
June 4, 2018

Disney's Broadway production of Aladdin is just one of many animated films adapted for live performance since Disney began its uber-successful march on Broadway with Beauty and the Beast in 1993.

A.R.T. Adds Performance of JAGGED LITTLE PILL
June 1, 2018

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) announces that it has added a performance of Jagged Little Pill at 7:30PM on Friday, June 8 due to demand.

BWW Review: MURDER FOR TWO at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park
May 17, 2018

Murder for Two won its creators, Joe Kinosian (book and music) and Kellan Blair (book and lyrics), a Joseph Jefferson Award, which is Chicago's local version of the Tony's, for Best New Musical in 2011. Come see this comically murderous rollercoaster ride before it goes off the rails.

BWW Review: SOONER/LATER Reveals a Different Side of the Romantic Comedy at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park
April 5, 2018

Currently running through April 21st at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Shelterhouse Theater is Allyson Currin's world premiere play, Sooner/Later.

Sweden's ShapeShiftingAliens Presents Bowie-esque Single SHOWING MY FACE
March 8, 2018

The Sublunar Society is releasing the single 'Showing My Face' by Sweden's ShapeShiftingAliens, preceded by a snazzy new video. This release follows on the trail of the band's self-titled album in late 2017.

Michael Riedel Will Join 710 WOR Morning Show as Co-Host
February 27, 2018

According to Radio Ink, Broadway personality Michael Riedel will join Len Berman as the co-host for 710 WOR/New York morning show, beginning March 5.

BWW Review: A Sublime Cast Shines in Tony Award Winning Play, THE HUMANS, at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
January 28, 2018

In Stephen Karam's fast-paced, skillfully wrought horror/drama, The Humans, Frankenstein's monster is replaced with what truly terrifies Americans in 2018--not having enough money for retirement! Ok. So, that might sound silly, but I assure you, it sent a chill down my spine.

BWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA at The Carnegie is a Tasty Treat for Kids
January 26, 2018

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, is being staged at The Carnegie as a showcase for talented young actors, singers, and dancers.

BWW Review: WAITRESS Serves Up Life, Love , and Laughs at THE ARONOFF CENTER in Cincinnati
January 15, 2018

Overall, Waitress is a charming and confusing confection. All of the ingredients seem to be there. They aren't quite measured correctly, but who cares? It still tastes great!

November 14, 2017

Cincinnati's Aronoff Center for the Arts has curated a season that should work like a charm, bringing in literal busloads of the next generation of theatre lovers. Shows like WICKED, the upcoming A CHRISTMAS STORY, SCHOOL OF ROCK, ALADDIN, and the currently playing FINDING NEVERLAND, all draw the 65 and younger set like magnets.

Segerstrom Center For The Arts And Attila Glatz Concert Productions Proudly Announce Salute To Vienna New Year's Concert
October 18, 2017

Celebrate the arrival of 2018 in spectacular style with Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. You'll be enchanted by the spirited romance of operetta, the glamour of ballroom dance and the delicate beauty of ballet. Inspired by the tradition of Vienna's beloved New Year's Concert, this frothy celebration blends acclaimed European singers and dancers with a full orchestra for a rich cultural experience that will leave you longing to join them on the dance floor.