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Cincinnati’s Best Music Institutions

It’s not all sex, drugs, and rock and roll. These are the best schools and organizations for music in the city.

A Tale of Two Othellos

We connect the dots between Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Ensemble Theatre's latest collaboration.

Shakespeare Behind Bars is Offering Prisoners Redemption

Since 1995, the Shakespeare Behind Bars program has quietly transformed the culture in one Kentucky prison.

Cincinnati Ballet To Stage Romeo & Juliet

The 2017–2018 season will celebrate its return to the Over-the-Rhine venue with Shakespeare’s classic love story, the first narrative ballet of the season.

Dracula Flies Into Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s New Theater

Zombies rule on TV, but they’ll never outshine vampires on stage. So Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will celebrate Halloween with the Emperor of Darkness—Dracula.

Over-the-Rhine To Debut Three New Arts Upgrades This Fall

Three major arts organizations are opening their 2017–2018 seasons this fall in renovated or completely new buildings, collectively raising OTR’s profile as a national arts destination.

Meet The Mengelkoch Sisters

Twins Kelly and Kristen Mengelkoch haven’t shared a stage since their high school days in Wichita, Kansas, but at least they’re in the same city this month: Kelly, a 13-year veteran of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, gets to watch Kristen perform in the Broadway tour of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at the Aronoff Center (Jan 3–8). We chatted with the duo about style, aspirations, and weird wardrobes.

Behind the Scenes at Playhouse in the Park

Grand streets. Artful vomit. Crumbling masonry. At Playhouse in the Park's scene shop in Walnut Hills, magic happens.

The Nutcracker’s Fritz Talks Baby Mice, Football, and Breaking the Nutcracker

"People have this stereotype about ballet that it’s a girl in a tutu jumping around. It’s so much more than that."

Hot Ticket: Serials! at Know Theatre

Serials!, which started at the Know Theatre in the summer of 2014, stages 15-minute installments of five brand new plays, all written, directed, and acted by local talent.

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