Stage Door: Ghosts of Christmases (Just) Past

This weekend you’ll find the final performances of three holiday shows at local theaters.

click to enlarge Dancing princesses at Ensemble Theatre - Photo: Ryan Kurtz
Photo: Ryan Kurtz
Dancing princesses at Ensemble Theatre

This weekend you’ll find the final performances of three holiday shows at local theaters.

The Dancing Princesses at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati concludes with a Saturday 2 p.m. matinee performance, but it’s sold out. Tonight’s 7 p.m. performance still has tickets available. It’s a great show for kids and adults — I gave it a Critic’s Pick — and it doesn’t matter that Christmas is over — this is a musical fairytale. Tickets: ensemblecincinnati.org.

Tonight’s performance of the very satirical holiday spoof Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is sold out, but seas are available for Saturday performances (2 and 7:30 p.m.). If you catch one of the final two performances on Sunday, aka New Year’s Eve (2 and 7:30 p.m.), stick around for a complimentary champagne toast with the cast. (This production is not recommended for anyone still young enough to believe in Santa.) Tickets: cincyshakes.com.

You can still see Bruce Cromer as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at the Cincinnati Playhouse through Saturday evening at 7 p.m. This production is full of bells and whistles that make it highly entertaining for all members of the family. Read my behind the scenes account from earlier in December. Tickets: cincyplay.com.

Happy New Year, and here’s to great theatergoing in 2018. Look for my predictions for great theater in the Jan. 3 issue of CityBeat.

Rick Pender’s STAGE DOOR blog appears here every Friday. Find more theater reviews and feature stories here.


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