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.
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.)
They’re back! Those singing Marvelous Wonderettes are back on stage at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnatiin 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.