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Jack Rouse Is Cincinnati’s Unofficial Minister of Fun
He launched CCM’s musical theater program, Kings Island, The Banks, Rhinegeist, and Playhouse in the Park to new levels. Mostly, though, he’s focused on creating smiles, opening minds, and touching hearts.
Pipe Dreams: See the Mighty Organs Inside This Price Hill Home
A stately 1875 Victorian home has a surprising rear wing: a 2,250-square-foot music room crowded with pianos and Wurlitzer pipe organs.
CCM Grads Give Their Regards to Broadway
Eight CCM grads talk about the challenges of building a New York theater career, learning to adjust during the pandemic, and the lessons they still carry from their time at the University of Cincinnati.
Sara Clark Is True to Herself Playing Hamlet for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
It’s not her goal to deliver the definitive Hamlet or to say that this is how it should be done. “But I want to say, 'Why not?' and 'What if?'"
Is Humor the Secret to Rhinegeist’s Success?
The Goulding family has used humor to build relationships and success across three generations. Is that sense of fun Rhinegeist's secret sauce?
Ensemble Theatre Streams Plays Online, Including a New Commission
Young playwright Isaiah Reaves’s new show based on his grandmother’s experiences as a 1960s Freedom Rider will stream on ETC’s website April 19 to May 2, 2021.
Jeremy and Bridget Lieb Lead “Beast Mode” Pandemic Response
Jeremy and Bridget Lieb, owners of Sacred Beast, say they’re ”too small to fail.” The husband-and-wife team share their response to COVID-19 challenges.