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Theatre Review: The Tales of Beatrix Potter by CATCO is Kids

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: The Tales of Beatrix Potter by CATCO is Kids

Last night marked the debut of CATCO is Kids’ new season for 2012-2013 and also of their new name. CATCO and The Phoenix Theatre for Children merged back in 2010 and the new name of CATCO is Kids ties it into the CATCO brand while maintaining the younger element. CATCO Artistic Director Steven C. Anderson […]

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Theatre Review: The Little Dog Laughed (and you will too!)

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: The Little Dog Laughed (and you will too!)

The Short North Stage returned to the Green Room for the second production of their 2012-2013 season of the intimate play, The Little Dog Laughed. It’s nice to watch this theatre company grow. The Green Room has received a makeover for this play, partly from a generous donation from Chuck Arida, and the set is […]

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Theatre Review: The political incorrectness of November

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: The political incorrectness of November

Every once in awhile, a play comes along that’s billed as a great comedy with lots of laughs. As you watch it, and realize you haven’t laughed much at all, you wonder if there’s something you’re just missing or maybe it’s just not your sense of humor. November is that play. It was written in […]

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Theatre Review: Conk and Bone and uneasy waiting

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: Conk and Bone and uneasy waiting

Raconteur Theatre opened their final play of 2012 last night, Conk and Bone on a windy, rainy evening. Conk (Jim Coe) and Bone (Robert Philpott) have agreed to help Death – named Rod (Ian Stratton)- with a taking a couple of bodies across the river Styx. Director Jason Speicher’s decision to stage the play in […]

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Theatre Review: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast brings the story to life

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast brings the story to life

It’s a tale as old as time and not many do it better than Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Last night was opening night at the beautiful Palace Theatre for the Broadway version of the tale and it has all of your favorites. Beautiful, supposed oddball, Belle, smarmy dreamboat Gaston, hideous but endearing Beast, and […]

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Theatre Review: Short North Stage once again lights up the Garden Theater with Cabaret

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: Short North Stage once again lights up the Garden Theater with Cabaret

The Garden Theater was lit up again last night as the Short North Stage presented their season opener, the musical Cabaret. Written by Joe Masteroff with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Cabaret is another wonderful choice for the still raw and lovely Garden Theater. More renovations have taken place since last […]

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Theatre Review: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

 Halie Williams Theatre Review: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

I’m sure you thought Andrew Jackson was just the seventh president and a controversial populist, but what history didn’t make clear, was that Jackson was also a skinny jean-wearing, eye-liner-rocking, emo rock superstar. Okay, whether or not that is historically true, it makes for an entertaining story. “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” a rock musical written […]

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