Tag: Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Polly Campbell: Magic happens onstage and in viewers’ minds

Polly Campbell

I’ve got the brochures piled up from the Playhouse, Ensemble Theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. There are so many great plays to choose from for the 2023-24 season. We haven’t decided yet which we’re going to take a chance on. Because it is taking a chance: Tickets are expensive, and not every production is a winner. 

Culture FIX: July 19-25

You thought summer was winding down, didn’t you? NOT! The Queen City arts and culture scene has no intention of cooling off. Lots of bacon, brass and board games, this week. Aaaand, there’s always opera. All kinds of things are heating up so dig out your best pair of shorts and dive right in. (Yes, people wear shorts to the opera these days).

Arts patron Amy Katzman: Doing the thing she loves to the absolute max

Amy Katsman has attended 44 New Orleans Jazz Fests. Disappointed that it was COVID-cancelled in 2021, she celebrated with a friend on her front porch by listening to WWOZ’s Jazz Fest highlights online while wearing some of her old festival passes.

When my husband and I go to concerts or any performance, of course we look around for anyone we know. With amazing regularity, we spot a woman with a familiar head of long gray-red hair, wearing colorful glasses and a flowy dress, using a cane or maybe a rolling walker. Yep, there’s Amy, we’ve said for years, always with amused pleasure at her sheer omnipresence at the cultural events of the city. 

MUST-SEE STAGE: fall 2022

No surprise here. “Hamilton,” Lin Manuel Miranda’s edgy, hip-hop-infused bio-musical of one of our Founding Fathers, was as immense a hit during its first visit to Cincinnati as it had been on Broadway.