Be swept up in the romance of The Sleeping Beauty this Valentine’s Day weekend. First staged almost 130 years ago, Sleeping Beauty is the epitome of classical ballet. The stunning production is set to the Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s magical score, performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Acknowledging the power of the arts to connect communities and drive a vibrant economy, 70th Anniversary Campaign Chair Leigh Fox announced today a goal of $12,300,000, with a stretch goal of $12,400,000 to be raised between now and April 30 during the 2019 ArtsWave Community Campaign.
After Saturday night’s Sundance premiere of the Cincinnati-shot Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, reviews continue to pour in for the movie and, in particular, Zac Efron’s portrayal of mass murderer Ted Bundy, including this from The Hollywood Reporter: “Not to say that Zac Efron was born to play Ted Bundy, but the former High School Musical teen heartthrob is more than a bit convincing..”
Film Cincinnati Executive Director Kristen Schlotman will travel to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, this week to support Cincinnati-made feature projects, including Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which will hold its world premiere at Sundance.
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents the regional premiere of Ripcord by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Shrek the Musical). This uproarious new comedy sets two spirited senior citizens against each other in a head-to-head battle of wits and wagers, leading to discoveries about friendship, forgiveness, and free falling. Playing now through February 16 and directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Production Sponsor is the Schueler Group.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been two decades since the groundbreaking production of “Rent” entered our social and pop culture consciousness. As the 20th anniversary tour makes its stop at the Aronoff Center this week, the musical reminds us how things have changed since the 1990s (the timeframe in which it is set) and how much things have not.
Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves have returned to the Rising Star Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana this fall for the opening of a one-of-a-kind holiday season experience at the “Christmas Casino” through Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
It’ll be hard to go to the cineplex this weekend without running into Claire Foy: While “First Man,” featuring Foy as astronaut Neil Armstrong’s wife, Janet, continues to show in theaters, her latest film, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” also hits the big screen this weekend. And the two characters could not be more opposite, with Foy switching from a 1960s housewife in “First Man” to a leather-wearing, Ducati-riding vigilante in “Spider’s Web.”
Cincinnati Ballet’s Zach Grubbs, a former soloist with the company, retired a few years ago from the professional company to assume the leadership position of Academy Principal at the Otto M. Budig Academy.
Formerly, the ReelAbilities Film Festival, the 2018 Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival organized by LADD, a local non-profit that supports adults with disabilities, made its debut September 26-30 and celebrated the human spirit to critical acclaim and box office success. The screenings, events and discussions attracted more than 5,000 patrons over the five-day festival.