Bruce Cromer as Atticus Finch - Photo: Rich Sofranko
No matter what your theatrical tastes are, there's something onstage right now for you to enjoy this weekend:
A classic story: If you can get a ticket (there aren't many left, I'm told, except perhaps for Saturday matinees at 2 p.m.) to To Kill a Mockingbird,
you won't be disappointed. It's a wonderful theatrical retelling of
Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel. It features one of Greater
Cincinnati's best actors as the honorable attorney Atticus Finch.
Tickets: 513-381-2273, x1.
Adventure: Buckle on your swashes (and your sword) and head to the Cincinnati Playhouse for The Three Musketeers.
It's a familiar tale of a young man named D'Artagnan who yearns to be a
member of the King's guards.
He's brash and naive, but his role models,
"the three musketeers," are funny and loving and always ready for a
good fight. This is one that kids can enjoy. Tickets: 513-421-3888
Contemporary drama with a dose of with: Ensemble Theatre's Good People
is the story of a woman who loses her job and struggles to figure out
what to do next. She has good, gossipy support from two friends — and a
one-time boyfriend who's now a successful doctor. Her story is one that
feels like it's about someone you know, trying to make ends meet in
today's world. Tickets: 513-421-3555.
An old-fashioned musical: Meredith Willson's The Music Man,
a Tony Award winner, is getting a charming production on the Showboat
Majestic. It's a big cast on a small stage, but it's inventively
directed and choreographed by Ed Cohen, Dee Anne Bryll and Jane Green,
and you'll definitely leave the theater marching in 4/4 time to
"Seventy-Six Trombones" or humming one of the show's other memorable
melodies. Tickets: 513-241-6550