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The stage version of the life and music of one of our area's favorite daughters, Rosemary Clooney, is coming to the stage at The Carnegie in Covington. 

Concluding 30 years of presenting quality community theatre, Showbiz Players will bow out with their third production of the acclaimed musical, The Civil War

The final production of the current Children's Theatre of Cincinnati season is Tarzan The Stage Musical, based on the Disney film with music by Phil Collins, opening April 1. 

Coming to the Marx Theatre stage at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is the funny, tuneful, yet slightly disturbed musical, Little Shop of Horrors

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts is presenting a brand-new, original holiday production entitled The Nights Before Christmas, about the man behind the famous poem. 

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s first mainstage production of this season is a newly- commissioned musical version of the classic tale, Alice in Wonderland

The iconic 1960's rock musical Hair is the next production from The Footlighters in Northern Kentucky. 

It's a true story that started as a book, then a movie, and finally, a Broadway musical. Showbiz Players opens Catch Me If You Can on May 13 and our Jim Stump talks with the lead actors, Jeff Richardson and Robert Breslin.

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 Broadway show American Idiot, based on the album of the same name by rock group Green Day, gets its first local production at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music starting March 3.

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.

"Carousel" Coming To The Stage At CCM

Oct 23, 2015

The classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Carousel will be onstage at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music from October 29 through November 1. 

Many younger audiences know her from the classic movie, White Christmas. But to millions, Rosemary 

Cincinnati’s Showbiz Players are bringing the musical theater version of the ominous, yet inadvertently hysterical, 1936 film Reefer Madness. Director Adam Drake tells our Jim Stump that the stage version is stylized, adult themed, satirical parody for our times.

The hit Broadway musical Monty Python’s Spamalot is the next production from Cincinnati’s Showbiz Players. Opening May 30 at The Carnegie in Covington, our Jim Stump gets a preview from Producer-Direator Bunny Arszman and the actor taking on the Lady in the Lake role, Stacey Bausch.

If you’re looking for a completely original idea for Valentine’s Day, a collaboration between The Carnegie and Cincy World Cinema may be the answer. Our film expert Larry Thomas previews the unique way they will present the 1944 film Cover Girl, starring Rita Hayworth and a young Gene Kelly, with Joshua Steele from The Carnegie. To supplement the less-than-stunning singing in the film, a chorus of local vocalists will do the singing live, synched to the film.

The Broadway hit "Chicago" comes to Covington

Aug 9, 2013
Matt Steffen

Anne Arenstein talks about The Carnegie in Covington’s new production of the hit Broadway musical Chicago with co-directors Dee Anne Bryll and Ed Cohen. This production features new Cincinnati residents, happy couple and Broadway veterans David Baum (choreographer) and Leslie Goddard (Roxy.)

"The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns"

Apr 26, 2013

They’re back! Those singing Marvelous Wonderettes are back on stage at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati in their newest musical showcase, Caps and Gowns. The girls are getting ready for graduation and the next chapters in their lives. Two of the Wonderettes, Sara Mackie and Denise Devlin, join Jim Stump to talk about some of the music in this regional premiere, which opens at ETC on May 1.

"Don't Cross the Streams" Returns

Mar 8, 2013

During last year’s Fringe Festival, one of the most popular presentations was a new musical with the 80’s movie blockbuster Ghostbusters as its basis. Don’t Cross the Streams: The Cease and Desist Musical is getting its first full theatrical production from Falcon Theatre and Hugo West Theatricals, starting on March 15 at Newport’s Monmouth Theater. Jim Stump finds out more about the genesis of this show and this stage production from co-writer Mike Hall and cast member Tom Highley.


"Black Pearl Sings"

Mar 8, 2013

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens the regional premiere of Black Pearl Sings by Frank Higgins on March 13, and it’s a powerful musical about being a woman in a man’s world, being black in a white world, and about holding on to your soul when the world treats people as a commodity. Lee Hay finds out more about this production from the two stars, Annie Fitzpatrick and Torie Wiggins.


Kurt Weill Festival at CCM

Feb 8, 2013

As part of CCM’s year-long celebration of Kurt Weill, they will present The Threepenny Opera beginning February 28, along with concert performances of Weill’s Kiddush (Prayer of Sanctification) and the a capella madrigal Ho, Billy, O! from the Weill musical Love Life. Anne Arenstein learns more about the Weill festival and these upcoming performances from Robin Guarino, CCM’s J. Ralph Corbett Chair of Opera and director of The Threepenny Opera, and dramaturge Bruce McClung.


Playhouse in the Park’s current Thompson Shelterhouse production is Hank Williams: Lost Highway, which presents the stories behind some of the country legend’s greatest hits. The show features more than 20 of Hank Williams’ greatest hits and was co-authored and directed by the same man behin

d two of the Playhouse’s crowd favorites: Always…Patsy Cline and Love, Janis. Our Jim Stump talks with about this production and the legendary Texas singer-songwriter.

"The Sandman"

Sep 28, 2012

The Carnegie in Covington will present the first staged reading of the newest work by Cincinnati native Richard Oberacker entitled “The Sandman: A Little Nightmare Musical,” on Sunday, October 7.