Impactful Shows From Cincinnati Stages in 2018 According to CityBeat's Theater Critic

Lots of great theater happened on Cincinnati stages during 2018, making it tough to single out the “best” shows of 2018. So…

By CityBeat Staff

The Man-Beast at Know Theatre
    In addition to the annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Know Theatre keeps audiences entertained with shows by lesser known playwrights and stories that dance around the edges of our imagination. Joseph Zettelmaier’s The Man-Beast in October told a two-character werewolf tale with some surprising twists and turns. Set in 18th-century France, it caught audiences unaware more than once. Jim Hopkins and Jennifer Joplin, regulars with Cincy Shakes, turned in physically demanding and gripping performances.
    Photo: Dan R. Winters
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25 Must-See Cincinnati Fall Arts Productions

CityBeat's Fall Arts Preview is an annual rundown listing the performances and shows our critics are most excited to see in the…

By CityBeat Staff

SEPT. 14-21
    ONSTAGE: The Who's Tommy
    Since 1969, The Who’s Tommy has been striking resonant chords — first as a concept album by the legendary Rock group, then as a star-studded 1975 film and finally as a 1993 Broadway musical. That final incarnation, winner of five Tony Awards (including one for Pete Townshend’s original score and another for Wayne Cilento’s choreography) ran for more than two years. The powerful work will soon be available to Cincinnati audiences in Over-the-Rhine’s 556-seat Memorial Hall.
    Sept. 14-15 and Sept. 20-21. $28-$42. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, memorialhallotr.com.
    Phot: The cast of Tommy by Whittney Hammons
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Hail to the Bard

Important stages in the career of William Shakespeare: 1564: Shakespeare is born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. He goes on to become the greatest playwright…

Hail to the Bard
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