Stage Door: Classics and Revolutionaries

Well, here it is, the end of July and you're probably gasping for onstage entertainment. There's not much to go around from our local theaters, although Cincinnati Shakespeare is doing its level best to keep us entertained with Blithe Spirit on its mainstage and performances in area parks of Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. I've checked them out, and they're worth the effort to see them. Check out the "Shakespeare in the Park" schedule here.

Here's one more: If you're a fan of Les Misérables, I suggest you check out the current production by Cincinnati Young People's Theatre at the Covedale Performing Arts Center. Yes, it's being done by teens, and there are nearly 100 of them storming the barricades. But these are talented kids from all over the Tristate who are passionate about theater. Many of them will end up in theater careers based on this experience, which has been happening every summer for almost three decades. It's a Cincinnati arts phenomenon that's worth checking out. The production runs through Sunday. Head here for ticket info.

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