Onstage: Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for Theater

In the theater, actors tell one another to "break a leg" instead of saying "good luck," so it's probably an auspicious sign that the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards are now in its 13th year. One hundred lucky nominees will find out the winners on Sunday

Aug 27, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Don’t let anyone tell you that 13 is not a lucky number. In the theater, actors tell one another to “break a leg,” instead of saying good luck, so it’s probably an auspicious sign that the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards are now in its 13th year. One hundred lucky nominees will find out the winners on Sunday evening when they and their fans gather at Below Zero Lounge.

There’s a cash-bar cocktail hour starting at 6 p.m. with some nibbles from Coffee Emporium. At 7 p.m., with assistance from cabaret pianist Terry LaBolt, the first round of awards — those voted on by the public — will be presented. After a break, the crowd will celebrate the recipients of the League of Cincinnati Theatre’s 2009 Continuing Achievement Award: Tim Perrino, Jennifer Perrino and Denny Reed, the founders of Cincinnati Landmark Productions. (See Rick Pender's tribute to the trio here.

After another set of awards (named by local theater critics), the party will keep going with tunes from LaBolt and lots of socializing. It’s an evening to celebrate the great theater we see all year round in Cincinnati. Come out and meet the folks who make it happen! Free.

Get event and venue details here. See more background on the CEA Theater program, including all the 2009 nominees, here.