Cincinnati Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: MARY POPPINS JR. is 'Practically Perfect' at The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati! BWW Review: MARY POPPINS JR. is 'Practically Perfect' at The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati!
by Anne Simendinger - April 09, 2018

Mary Poppins is sure to be a sweet treat for both children and adults as The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati perfectly captures the classic story made famous by the 1964 film of the same name. ... (more...)
BWW Review: SOONER/LATER Reveals a Different Side of the Romantic Comedy at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park BWW Review: SOONER/LATER Reveals a Different Side of the Romantic Comedy at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park
by Abby Rowold - April 05, 2018

Currently running through April 21st at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Shelterhouse Theater is Allyson Currin's world premiere play, Sooner/Later.... (more...)
BWW Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT Leaves Audiences Roaring at Warsaw Federal Incline Theater BWW Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT Leaves Audiences Roaring at Warsaw Federal Incline Theater
by Anne Simendinger - March 24, 2018

If you are looking for a silly, farcical musical with an outstandingly talented cast, look no further than CLP's Monty Python's Spamalot at The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater running now through April 8! You may even get lucky and find the grail along the way!... (more...)
BWW Review: POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL is Rocking at The Children's Theatre BWW Review: POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL is Rocking at The Children's Theatre
by Anne Simendinger - March 15, 2018

It's "a new day" at The Children's Theatre as their Showtime Series at Red Bank presents: Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical. Now playing through March 25! Polkadots tells the story of a young middle schooler, Lily Polkadot, who joins a new school, Rockaway, which has only had "Square" students in th... (more...)
BWW Review: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER at CINCINNATI SHAKESPEARE COMPANY BWW Review: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER at CINCINNATI SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
by Laura A. Hobson - January 28, 2018

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER AT CINCINNATI SHAKESPEARE COMPANY DELIVERS A STRONG PUNCH IN PLAY REVIVAL... (more...)
BWW Review: A Sublime Cast Shines in Tony Award Winning Play, THE HUMANS, at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati BWW Review: A Sublime Cast Shines in Tony Award Winning Play, THE HUMANS, at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
by Abby Rowold - 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.... (more...)
BWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA at The Carnegie is a Tasty Treat for Kids BWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA at The Carnegie is a Tasty Treat for Kids
by Abby Rowold - January 26, 2018

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, is being staged at The Carnegie as a showcase for talented young actors, singers, and dancers.... (more...)
BWW Review: SUPERTRUE, A WORLD PREMIERE, OPENS at KNOW THEATRE OF CINCINNATI BWW Review: SUPERTRUE, A WORLD PREMIERE, OPENS at KNOW THEATRE OF CINCINNATI
by Laura A. Hobson - January 21, 2018

Know Theatre of Cincinnati presents world premiere of SUPERTRUE.... (more...)
BWW Review: WAITRESS Serves Up Life, Love , and Laughs at THE ARONOFF CENTER in Cincinnati BWW Review: WAITRESS Serves Up Life, Love , and Laughs at THE ARONOFF CENTER in Cincinnati
by Abby Rowold - 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!... (more...)
BWW Review: NEVERWHERE Presented By THE KNOW THEATRE OF CINCINNATI Adds Unusual Twist BWW Review: NEVERWHERE Presented By THE KNOW THEATRE OF CINCINNATI Adds Unusual Twist
by Laura A. Hobson - November 28, 2017

Fall into the underworld of London where young businessman Richard Mayhew, played adroitly by Rory Sheridan in a debut role, finds himself after trying to save a young bleeding woman named Door in The Know Theatre's recent production of NEVERWHERE, a play by Neil Gaiman adapted by Robert Kauzlaric.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company BWW Review: THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by Laura A. Hobson - November 19, 2017

A Cincinnati theater known for its excellent production of Shakespeare plays continues to broaden its scope and include plays designed to attract a wider audience. THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER fits the bill for families during the holidays.... (more...)
BWW Review: STRONG DIRECTION MAKES AUDIENCES BELIEVE IN FINDING NEVERLAND at Cincinnati Aronoff Center For The Arts BWW Review: STRONG DIRECTION MAKES AUDIENCES BELIEVE IN FINDING NEVERLAND at Cincinnati Aronoff Center For The Arts
by Abby Rowold - 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... (more...)
BWW Review: DRACULA IS MORE THAN JUST SCARY-GOOD FUN at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company BWW Review: DRACULA IS MORE THAN JUST SCARY-GOOD FUN at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by Abby Rowold - October 18, 2017

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company had all of the fixings for a good scary-fun time at their opening of Steven Dietz's adaptation of Dracula on Friday, October 13.... (more...)
BWW Review: CINCINNATI'S MUSIC HALL RENOVATION BWW Review: CINCINNATI'S MUSIC HALL RENOVATION
by Laura A. Hobson - October 04, 2017

Cincinnati's grand dame, Music Hall, is getting a $143 million facelift.... (more...)
BWW Review: One Woman Creates Many Voices in MR. JOY at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park BWW Review: One Woman Creates Many Voices in MR. JOY at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park
by Abby Rowold - October 01, 2017

Here's what we know about Mr. Joy. He was Chinese, really nice, and very good at fixing shoes. He was someone who would take you under his wing, hug you if you cried, and would never betray you even if you had hurt him very badly. He was someone who created, well, joy. You may think to yourself, He... (more...)
BWW Review: THE MIRACLE WORKER at Cincinnati's Covedale Theatre for the Performing Arts BWW Review: THE MIRACLE WORKER at Cincinnati's Covedale Theatre for the Performing Arts
by Laura A. Hobson - September 27, 2017

What meaning has a production whose roots are over 100 years old? See THE MIRACLE WORKER at Covedale's Theatre for the Performing Arts.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE ARSONISTS at KNOW THEATRE OF CINCINNATI PACKS A STRONG PUNCH BWW Review: THE ARSONISTS at KNOW THEATRE OF CINCINNATI PACKS A STRONG PUNCH
by Laura A. Hobson - September 25, 2017

Know Theatre of Cincinnati presents The Arsonists, a play by award-winning playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger. A father and daughter struggle in their relationship in a production based loosely on the Greek tragedy of Electra.... (more...)
BWW Review: WICKED Enchants Crowds at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati BWW Review: WICKED Enchants Crowds at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati
by Abby Rowold - September 17, 2017

Fourteen years after it premiered on Broadway, WICKED was shockingly timely and far more substantive that I was expecting. And, it was bizarre how much it seemed to reflect certain current events.... (more...)
BWW Review: CHILDREN'S THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2017 - 2018 SEASON at The Children's Theatre Of Cincinnati BWW Review: CHILDREN'S THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2017 - 2018 SEASON at The Children's Theatre Of Cincinnati
by Laura A. Hobson - July 27, 2017

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati celebrates 93 years with six productions. Read the article to learn more.... (more...)
BWW Review: SONG FROM THE UPROAR a co-production by concert:nova and Cincinnati Opera makes history BWW Review: SONG FROM THE UPROAR a co-production by concert:nova and Cincinnati Opera makes history
by Abby Rowold - July 23, 2017

Concert:nova has certainly taken opera in Cincinnati to a new place since 'Song from the Uproar' is the first opera in Cincinnati Opera's 97-year history that was composed by a woman.... (more...)
BWW Review: DIE ZAUBERFLOTE (THE MAGIC FLUTE) is a FEAST FOR THE EYES AND EARS at The Aronoff Center BWW Review: DIE ZAUBERFLOTE (THE MAGIC FLUTE) is a FEAST FOR THE EYES AND EARS at The Aronoff Center
by Abby Rowold - July 18, 2017

The concept, a collaboration between Komische Oper Berlin and London-based performance group 1927, (Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt), was utterly unique, and Cincinnati Opera's production values were top notch.... (more...)
BWW Review: DAMN YANKEES Is a Home Run at Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre in Cincinnati BWW Review: DAMN YANKEES Is a Home Run at Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre in Cincinnati
by Laura A. Hobson - May 26, 2017

Local Cincinnati theater produces DAMN YANKEES, a Tony award winning musical. In a variation of the legend of Faust, Mr. Applegate (the devil) offers middle-aged Joe Boyd the opportunity to become young Joe Hardy, a baseball player, and win the World Series against the New York Yankees.... (more...)
BWW Review: Cirque Du Soleil's OVO, at U.S. Bank Arena, Delights Cincinnati with Whimsy and Astonishing Acrobatics BWW Review: Cirque Du Soleil's OVO, at U.S. Bank Arena, Delights Cincinnati with Whimsy and Astonishing Acrobatics
by Abby Rowold - May 13, 2017

Cirque du Soleil has a reputation for whimsy and for astonishing feats of acrobatics. Its latest touring show, Ovo, which plays at Cincinnati's U.S. Bank Arena through Sunday night, delivers on both counts.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Sparkles at Aronoff Center BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Sparkles at Aronoff Center
by Abby Rowold - May 04, 2017

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, playing at The Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati through May 14th, is as well-constructed and entertaining as any of Ms. King's many hit tunes.  And if Tuesday night's audience is any indication, it appeals to super-fans, casual-fans and to men and women o... (more...)
BWW Review: THE TEMPEST at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Reveals A Storm in the Making BWW Review: THE TEMPEST at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Reveals A Storm in the Making
by Laura Hobson - May 02, 2017

For its final performances at 719 Race St., Cincinnati Shakespeare Company chose William Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST, one of the last plays the playwright penned alone in 1610-11. Leading the cast is founding company member Nicholas Rose as magician Prospero who has landed on an island with his youn... (more...)