Happenings: Theater

ARONOFF CENTER

To Kill A Mockingbird
May 31 – June 12

All rise for Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance, and soul.” With direction by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD — “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) — has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR).

SOUL
June 3 – 4

June is Black Music Month and there’s no better way to celebrate than seeing the dancers of Revolution Dance Theatre alongside some of the best live musical talent in Cincinnati. From Gospel to hip hop, R&B to jazz – this concert honors the extraordinary soundtrack black music has been throughout our lives.

Falsettos
June 10 – 18

A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, two acclaimed Off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos is the tale of family, relationships, bar mitzvahs, baseball, and AIDS.


CINCINNATI BALLET

Bold Moves Festival
May 12 – 22

The immersive dance experience will feature six rotating mainstage productions accompanied by a variety of activities and interactive events that will please discerning balletomanes and families alike. Bold Moves Festival will feature Ohad Naharin’s seminal work, Minus 16, along with a world premiere, Our Story, from Company soloist David Morse.

Dance Theatre of Harlem
May 17 – 18

Forward-thinking repertoire of treasured classics, neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, and innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate Black culture. In addition to performance, DTH activities carry a message of empowerment through the arts by engaging the community through educational activities for audiences and youth.


ENSEMBLE THEATRE CINCINNATI

Tiny Beautiful Things
May 28 – June 25

When life is bitter, turn to Sugar. Based on the acclaimed book by Cheryl Strayed (author of the best-selling Wild), this is a funny and deeply touching exploration of resilience following the then-struggling writer as she took over the unpaid, anonymous position of an advice columnist named Sugar.


PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK

 

School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play
April 30 – May 22

Fearlessly funny. This biting comedy explores the universal challenges of teenage girlhood and all the drama that comes with it.

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