Author: David Lyman

Blanche Maier

Victoria Morgan and Blanche Maier in the late 1990s

Year in and year out, “Nutcracker” has been the reliable cash cow that bankrolled the rest of the Cincinnati Ballet season. And year in and year out, Frisch’s has been there, too, supporting the existing production even as it set aside money for the next production. This is how that relationship came about…

Irma Lazarus

The first in a series about women in 20th-century Cincinnati, possessed with chutzpah and vision, who profoundly enriched our lives and our communities.

MUST-SEE: Theater & Dance, Fall 2019

Playhouse in the Park’s “The Lifespan of a Fact”

Each year, it’s harder to select five must-see shows for our September issue. Should I go for sass (Broadway in Cincinnati’s “Mean Girls”) or class (CincyShakes’ “Titus Andronicus”)? Or maybe the totally unpredictable (“The Kaplan New Works Series” by Cincy…

CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein: preparing students for the future

CCM dean Stanley Romanstein

His charge is a sprawling one: to revitalize and broaden the reach of the College-Conservatory of Music, to integrate it more deeply with the community and with the rest of the University of Cincinnati. In short, new dean Stanley Romanstein
has been asked to bring CCM into the 21st century, by any means necessary.