Monday Matinee 5.7.18 – This Week in Cincinnati Theatre

Happy Monday everyone! Last week I saw A GREAT WILDERNESS at Falcon Theatre; you can read my review here.  Today we’ll preview a comedy at the Playhouse and run down a few other upcoming seasons for next year! Let’s get started.

Opening this Thursday is the two-handed murder mystery comedy, MURDER FOR TWO, at the Playhouse in the Park.  From the Playhouse: “Who killed the great American novelist Arthur Whitney? Found dead in his isolated, rural mansion on the night of his surprise birthday party, every guest has a motive – their dirty little secrets the unwilling and barely veiled subject of the author’s bestsellers. Was the killer his loopy, scene-stealing widow? His overly curious niece? The too-friendly psychiatrist? Or the glamorous, but menacing, prima ballerina? One actor plays the overwhelmed detective while another takes on all of the suspects, creating a zany, musical comedy whodunit. Murder for Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem and mystery guaranteed to keep you guessing – and laughing – until the very last note.”

Sounds fun, right?  Check out more information here.

 

 

Thinking ahead to next season, let’s run down a few more things we can expect next year!  Perhaps the most anticipated season for next year is at the Aronoff Center for the Arts.  While everyone I know is talking about HAMILTON, I’m more interested in DEAR EVEN HANSEN.  And I’ve never seen CATS or FIDDLER ON THE ROOF or MISS SAIGON.  It really is a nice mix of new shows and Broadway classics.

Aronoff:

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
RENT
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
HAMILTON
ON YOUR FEET!
MISS SAIGON
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
CATS

Subscriptions sold so well with the announcement of HAMILTON that they are currently sold out.  Click here for information about if and when they may become available. Individual tickets for select shows will be on sale later.

The Carnegie in Covington has an electric group of four shows next year.  From the Torie Wiggin’s directed DREAMGIRLS (with choreography from Darnell Pierre Benjamin) to a gamer’s play to Disney and big band, there’s a little bit of everything thrown together in this mix.   Click here for more information about these shows.

The Carnegie:

DREAMGIRLS
IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
SWING!

Finally, Human Race Theatre in Dayton has announced their lineup of historically focused productions, including one about Pete Rose and another about Lizzie Borden.

Human Race Theatre:

Banned From Baseball
An Act of God
Around the World in 80 Days
Sylvia
Lizzie

That’s it for this week.  Make sure you check out Rob Bucher’s BEHIND THE CURTAIN CINCINNATI for all the news and info on theatre productions in the Tri-State area.  Next week we’ll run down the local university seasons for next year . . . and stay tuned for more Fringe coverage as we inch closer to this year’s festival!

What are you doing this week to support local theatre?