Ensemble Theatre

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is celebrating the holidays with a brand-new musical from the team of David Kisor and Joseph McDonough, The Dancing Princesses

The longest-running theatre company in Over the Rhine, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, has just completed an expansion and renovation to add comfort and amenities to their space on Vine Street. 

Coming next to Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is the premiere of When We Were Young and Unafraid, which explores many social issues facing women in the early 1970's. 

What happens after Cinderella and the Prince get married? 

The next regional premiere at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is Brownsville Song (B Side for Tray) from playwright Kimber Lee

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens its new season with the regional premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez

Wrapping up Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's 30th season is the return of the musical Violet, which premiered locally during ETC's 15th season in 1999 and is a rare repeat production.

The next premiere at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is playwright Sharr White’s Annapurna.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is set to celebrate 30 years of exceptional theater in Over the Rhine.

Cincinnati native Kathleen Wise is a working actor in New York City who is returning to her hometown for the newest premiere at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati.

Warren Bryson, who plays Prince Freddy, talks about Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's musical production of Cinderella.

The holiday theater season would not be complete without a Joseph McDonough/David Kisor family musical at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati and this year it’s their take on Cinderella.

The latest regional premiere at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is a one-man play called Buyer & Cellar, which answers the age-old question, what if Barbra Streisand decided to purge her lifetime of showbiz memorabilia?

Ensemble Theater Cincinnati is celebrating its 30th season with a mix of classics, new plays, and a musical, tales from a fighter pilot turned drone operator to the magical world of Cinderella.

The 30th season of Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati kicks off on September 8 with the regional premiere of Luna Gale by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s D. Lynn Meyers has assembled an eclectic, challenging and acclaimed 2015-2016 roster of plays, and she joins Jim Stump to preview the entire season.

Even though he’s retired from Playhouse in the Park, Ed Stern is still very active in the local theater scene. He’s with Rick Pender to talk about his latest directing effort, playwright John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar, at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati.

  Two more movies are ready to start filming in Greater Cincinnati. Over the years, several movie crews have shot films in and around our region, giving locals plenty of opportunities to get a taste of Hollywood and grab a few seconds of fame on film as extras. But how do casting directors decide who to put in a movie?

Detroit ‘67 is the new, prize-winning play debuting at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati on March 18. Rick Pender discusses this production, set in the racially-charged late 60’s, with two of the leading actors: Zina Camblin and Bryant Bentley.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is presenting the regional premiere of Sharr White’s The Other Place, a provocative, psychological thriller. Rick Pender sits down with acclaimed Cincinnati actor Regina Pugh, who portrays the play’s central character.

Rick Pender previews some of the upcoming holiday productions at local theatres, and talks with D. Lynn Meyers from Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati about this year’s locally-written musical treat, Sleeping Beauty.

Coming next to Ensemble Theater Cincinnati is a one-man, modern adaptation of Homer’s classic The Iliad, starring Bruce Cromer and directed by Michael Haney. These gentlemen join Rick Pender to talk about the regional premiere of An Iliad and their collaborative effort to bring this story to life for today’s audiences.

Sara Mackie and Brooke Rucidlo Steele, two of Cincinnati’s most talented performers, stop by to talk with Rick Pender about their roles in Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s regional premiere of the recent Broadway hit Hands on a Hardbody, an unusual tale of people trying to win a truck by being the last to keep their hands on it.

The 2014-15 season at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati will kick-off with the Tony Award-nominated musical Hands on a Hardbody and continue with a full schedule of regional premieres. ETC’s Producing Artistic Director D. Lynn Meyers previews the entire line-up with our Jim Stump.

Actor Ray McAnally returns to Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati with the regional premiere of his one-man autobiographical play, Size Matters. He joins Rick Pender to discuss this personal tale of being a bigger man in a profession where body image is supreme.

The next regional premiere from Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is playwright Katori Hall’s fascinating re-imaging of events on the night before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. The Mountaintop opens on March 19 and our Rick Pender discusses this 2-character Olivier Award winning play with the actors, Gavin Lawrence and Torie Wiggins.

ETC's Lynn Meyers directs next drama at UC's CCM

Jan 31, 2014

D. Lynn Meyers from Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is the guest director for the production of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses at UC’s College Conservatory of Music. As she tells our Jim Stump, this play, based on the poem of the same name by Ovid and winner of a Tony Award, offers the audience a challenging and provocative night of theater.

TRIBES

Jan 28, 2014
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  The play TRIBES, which follows Billy, the only deaf member of his sharp-tongued family, examines the differences between communities and the struggle to find an identity, and your tribe.

Award-winning "Tribes" currently onstage in OTR

Jan 24, 2014

Tribes, the Drama Desk Award winning play about a deaf son in an outspoken and expressive family, is currently on stage at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati. Two of Cincinnati’s favorite actors, Dale Dymkoski and Kelly Mengelkoch, star in this production and join Rick Pender in the studio to talk about this provocative family drama.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s annual holiday production is Around the World in 80 Days, the classic Jules Verne tale given the Joseph McDonough/David Kisor musical treatment. Lead actors Ken Early and Michael Bath join Rick Pender to talk about their characters of Phileas Fogg and Passepartout. The show opens December 4 and runs through January 4.

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