…BLINK AND YOU’LL MISS
The Story: A new comedy about three very different people who form unikely bonds of friendship as they help each other face tough personal challenges.
The Dates: Oct. 3-7, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Miami University | BTC page |
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
UC College-Conservatory of Music
The Story: A madcap misadventure in the complications and miscalculations of love and lust, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM is the Bard at his comic best. Driven by the magic of the impish Puck and his band of fairies, young lovers, older lovers and even a group of rude tradesmen are caught in a whirlwind of misdirected passion.
The Dates: Oct. 3-7, 2012
Tickets and More Information: UC College-Conservatory of Music | BTC page |
The Story: Staged reading of a frightening musical comedy based on the macabre writings of E.T.A. Hoffmann (THE NUTCRACKER). When the family of an ingenious German clockmaker engages a new nanny to care for the children, a series of bizarre and unnatural events begins to unfold. As the Strauss family is thrust ever deeper into ch aos, the sinister forces at play are revealed – forces from which only the children may be able to save them.
The Dates: Oct. 7, 2012
Tickets and More Information: The Carnegie | BTC page |
The Story: Centers around Horton the Elephant, who finds himself faced with a double challenge–not only must he protect his tiny friend Jojo (and all the invisible Whos) from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him, the only one who recognizes “his kind and his powerful heart.” Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant, in a story that makes you laugh and cry.
The Dates: Oct. 5-7, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Acting Up | BTC page |
…OPENING THIS WEEK
The Story: This long-running Off Broadway hit features the work of three gifted playwrights. David Mamet’s AN INTERVIEW is an oblique, mystifying interrogation. A sleazy lawyer is forced to answer difficult questions and to admit the truth about his life and career. In HOTLINE by Elaine May, a neurotic woman with enough urban angst to fill a neighborhood calls a suicide crisis hotline late one night. The counselor who gets the call is overwhelmed – it is his first night on the job. In Woody Allen’s CENTRAL PARK WEST”, a well-to-do psychiatrist has just discovered that her best friend is having an affair with her husband. She has invited the friend over for a confrontation after getting thoroughly soused. Meanwhile, the husband is about to run off with a college student.
The Dates: Oct. 6-14, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Stagecrafters Inc. | BTC page |
The Drama Workshop
The Story: This lighthearted, musical romp through the Peanuts canon features Charlie Brown, Sally, Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Woodstock, and, of course, Snoopy! A charming, warm-hearted musical, Snoopy! The Musical is full of humor and life lessons. The musical features scenes taken from memorable sequences right out of the beloved comic strip, ranging from The Great Pumpkin to the psychiatrist’s office. Perfect for the entire family!
The Dates: Oct. 5-21, 2012
Tickets and More Information: The Drama Workshop | BTC page |
…CONTINUING THIS WEEK
THROUGH THE NIGHT
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
The Story: This tour-de-force solo performance embodies the stories of six African-American men, ranging in age from 10 to 60, whose lives are intertwined in beautiful and unexpected ways during one life-changing evening. Dayton native Daniel Beaty’s signature style displays a dazzling blend of humor, poetry, music and drama that earned him Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award nominations. Transcending race and gender, THROUGH THE NIGHT is a hard-hitting and inspirational story filled with possibility and promise.
The Dates: Sept. 22-Oct. 21, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park | BTC page |
…CLOSING THIS WEEK
Thomas More College
The Story: Based on Antoine de Saint Exupery’s classic novella. Stranded in the Sahara desert, a world-weary aviator comes across a mysterious boy who speaks of the magic of the world around him. Captivating the pilot’s imagination through his adventures, the Little Prince coaxes the Aviator to see “what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
The Dates: Sept. 28-Oct. 7, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Thomas More College| BTC page |
The Story: New York, 1959. Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now all his shows close on opening night. Things turn around when he’s visited by the neurotic accountant Leo Bloom, who proposes a scheme tailor-made for producers who can only make flops: raise far more money than you need, then make sure the show is despised. No one will be interested in it, so you can pocket the surplus. To this end, they produce a musical called Springtime for Hitler and as opening night draws near, what can go wrong?
The Dates: Sept. 20-Oct. 6, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Footlighters Inc. | BTC page |
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
Northern Kentucky University
The Story: This Pulitzer Prize winning comedy celebrates non-conformity as a man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family. One dinner party and their families’ differences ignite! Will their love persevere, or will family ties pull them apart?
The Dates: Sept. 27-Oct. 7, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Northern Kentucky University | BTC page |