…BLINK AND YOU’LL MISS
The Story: Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your Blue Suede Shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” Jailhouse Rock,” “Don’t Be Cruel” and the title song, “All Shook Up.”
The Dates: July 19-21, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Rivertown Players | BTC page |
Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative
The Story: Mom tries to keep peace between contrasting adult sisters. She suffers a stroke, however, and her care becomes an issue–and, for one sister, a redemptive opportunity. Conflicting needs complicate the lives of all three women, and muddy everyone’s efforts to “do the right thing.”
The Dates: July 19-21, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative | BTC page |
Mason Community Players
The Story: Middle-aged real estate agent Joe Boyd is a long-suffering fan of the pathetic Washington Senators baseball team. His wife Meg laments this (“Six Months Out Of Every Year”). After Meg has gone to bed, Joe sits up late, grumbling that if the Senators just had a “long ball hitter” they could beat the “damn Yankees”. “I’d sell my soul for a long ball hitter,” he laments. Suddenly, “Mr. Applegate” appears. He looks like a slick salesman, but he is really the Devil, and he offers Joe exactly that deal: if he gives up his soul, Joe will become “Joe Hardy”, the young slugger the Senators need. Joe accepts, even though he must leave his wife Meg (“Goodbye Old Girl”). However, Joe’s business sense makes him insist on an escape clause. The Senators’ last game is on September 25, and if he plays in that final game, he is “in for the duration”. If not, he has until 9 o’clock that night to walk away from the deal and return to his normal life.
The Dates: July 19-22, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Mason Community Players | BTC page |
Fairfield Summer Theatre
The Story: Tracy Turnblad, a large girl with big hair and a kind heart, has only one passion–to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show” and is quickly transformed into a teen celebrity. She then successfully sets out to vanquish the program’s reigning princess, win the heart of the super handsome Link Larkin, and racially integrate the television show.
The Dates: July 19-22, 2012
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Spotlight Community Theatre
The Story: Travel under the sea with Ariel and her friends as they face off against the evil sea-witch Ursula. It is a classic story with some new songs and old favorites.
The Dates: July 20-22, 2012
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PUTT TO DEATH
The Whodunit? Players
The Story: A fast-paced, interactive murder mystery where audience members become suspects and have a chance to solve the crime. An uproarious combination of theater and comedy and a chance to use your deductive skills with hilarious results!
The Date: July 21, 2012
Tickets and More Information: The Whodunit? Players | BTC page |
…NEW THIS WEEK
Milford Theatre Guilde
THE HOUNDS OF THE BASKERVILLES
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
The Story: The legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson are on the job to investigate the mysterious case of the “hound of hell” that stalks the moors. This fast-paced farcical adaptation of the classic novel is performed by only three actors tackling dozens of roles. Physical humor and visual gags will make this production a laugh out loud treat this summer. Will the courageous detective and his men survive the mystery of Baskerville Hall…and each other? The game is afoot in the regional premiere.
The Dates: July 20-Aug. 12, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company | BTC page |
Kincaid Regional Theatre
The Story: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is set in the little Russian village of Anatevka, where a poor dairyman, Tevye, lives with his wife and five daughters. Tevye is trying to teach his daughters to hold on to the traditions of this tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social ideas and the growing hostility toward the Jews in Czarist Russia.
The Dates: July 7-28, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Kincaid Regional Theatre | BTC page |
The Showboat Majestic
HOW DO YOU SPELL M-U-R-D-E-R?
The Story: This 1920s caper rolls into action when two couples arrive on a paddlewheel steamboat, headed for Cincinnati. An unexpected guest also arrives on the levee, and one of the guests turns up dead! How is this group of strangers connected to the murder? During each performance, the audience gets to play detective, review all the clues, interrogate the suspects, and with five possible endings, decide who committed the crime. If you enjoy solving the mystery, we want you!
The Dates: July 13-Aug. 4, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Falcon Theatre | BTC page |
…CLOSING THIS WEEK
Commonwealth Theatre Company
The Story: While accompanying his friend, “Froggy” LeSeuer on a weekend fishing trip in Georgia, Charlie soon finds himself in way over his head in this non-stop, hilarious play. Due to Charlie’s overwhelming shyness, his fellow lodgers assume he must be a foreigner who doesn’t understand or speak a lick of English. Thinking Charlie must be totally harmless, he becomes privy to some very dastardly and sinister plans, none more devious than those made by a two-faced minister and his redneck associate. How will Charlie navigate these uncharted waters?
The Dates: July 5-22, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Commonwealth Theatre Company | BTC page |