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Now through Nov 14, 2019

First Act! Kids Theater

Springfield Township Civic Center
9158 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231

North

Now through Nov 14, 2019

First Act! Kids Theater

Springfield Township Civic Center
9158 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231

North

New at ArtsConnect – First Act! Kids Theater. Do your kids like to pretend, act dramatic and are full of energy? Or do you want your kids to become more outspoken and confident? Then this is the class for them!   This class will teach acting, character development,...

New at ArtsConnect – First Act! Kids Theater. Do your kids like to pretend, act dramatic and are full of energy? Or do you want your kids to become more outspoken and confident? Then this is the class for them!   This class will teach acting, character development,...

Now through Nov 16, 2019

Cabaret

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Nov 16, 2019

Cabaret

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life...

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life...

Now through Dec 01, 2019

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 01, 2019

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The bawdy, bombastic, and chronically cash-poor Sir John Falstaff has been raising hell in the quiet town of Windsor. When his massive bar tab outstrips his meager means, he needs to raise some cash—and quick. He hatches a plan to seduce two of Windsor's most wealthy married...

The bawdy, bombastic, and chronically cash-poor Sir John Falstaff has been raising hell in the quiet town of Windsor. When his massive bar tab outstrips his meager means, he needs to raise some cash—and quick. He hatches a plan to seduce two of Windsor's most wealthy married...

Now through Jan 05, 2020

2 Pianos, 4 Hands

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Now through Jan 05, 2020

2 Pianos, 4 Hands

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Piano wizardry and laugh-out-loud comedy come together to tell the story of Richard and Ted’s life-long pursuit of becoming concert pianist superstars. They work tirelessly to master legendary music from Beethoven and Bach to Billy Joel, enduring endless practice, stage fright...

Piano wizardry and laugh-out-loud comedy come together to tell the story of Richard and Ted’s life-long pursuit of becoming concert pianist superstars. They work tirelessly to master legendary music from Beethoven and Bach to Billy Joel, enduring endless practice, stage fright...

Now through Nov 16, 2019

The Lifespan of a Fact

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Nov 16, 2019

The Lifespan of a Fact

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

A critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway play, this fast-paced story explodes with blistering comedy and timely relevance. Facts become blurry when they’re twisted into fiction in the high-stakes world of publishing. Emily Penrose, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high-end...

A critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway play, this fast-paced story explodes with blistering comedy and timely relevance. Facts become blurry when they’re twisted into fiction in the high-stakes world of publishing. Emily Penrose, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high-end...

Now through Nov 17, 2019

Mean Girls

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Nov 17, 2019

Mean Girls

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from book writer TINA FEY (“30 Rock), composer JEFF RICHMOND (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), lyricist NELL BENJAMIN (Legally Blonde) and director CASEY NICHOLAW (The Book of Mormon). The story of a naïve newbie...

Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from book writer TINA FEY (“30 Rock), composer JEFF RICHMOND (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), lyricist NELL BENJAMIN (Legally Blonde) and director CASEY NICHOLAW (The Book of Mormon). The story of a naïve newbie...

Now through Dec 22, 2022

SwinGallery - Vintage Swing Dancing

Liberty Exhibition Hall
3938 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45215

North

Now through Dec 22, 2022

SwinGallery - Vintage Swing Dancing

Liberty Exhibition Hall
3938 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45215

North

The region's longest running swing dance venue. With weekly dance lessons in Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Charleston and more. Live music on the first Thursday of every month with the Jazz Coasters. All ages welcome. No partner required.

The region's longest running swing dance venue. With weekly dance lessons in Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Charleston and more. Live music on the first Thursday of every month with the Jazz Coasters. All ages welcome. No partner required.

Nov 15, 2019 through Nov 16, 2019

American Life

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 15, 2019 through Nov 16, 2019

American Life

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The CSO follows the thread of great African American composers. - Florence Price’s Piano Concerto is performed by its preeminent interpreter, Louis Schwizgebel.   - Adolphus Hailstork muses on an American port city, rising composer James Lee III finds sublimity in the...

The CSO follows the thread of great African American composers. - Florence Price’s Piano Concerto is performed by its preeminent interpreter, Louis Schwizgebel.   - Adolphus Hailstork muses on an American port city, rising composer James Lee III finds sublimity in the...

Nov 15, 2019 through Nov 23, 2019

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

Walter Deye Auditorium
St. Xavier High School, Cincinnati, OH 45224

North

Nov 15, 2019 through Nov 23, 2019

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

Walter Deye Auditorium
St. Xavier High School, Cincinnati, OH 45224

North

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" tells the story of a gifted boy named Christopher Boone. He investigates the killing of a dog and in doing so has an adventure of self-discovery. Based on the novel by Mark Haddon and adapted for stage by Simon Stephens. This...

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" tells the story of a gifted boy named Christopher Boone. He investigates the killing of a dog and in doing so has an adventure of self-discovery. Based on the novel by Mark Haddon and adapted for stage by Simon Stephens. This...

Now through Nov 29, 2019

ComedySportz Cincinnati Friday Night Match

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Nov 29, 2019

ComedySportz Cincinnati Friday Night Match

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Before you can say “gobble, gobble” they’ll have you laughing at ComedySportz Cincinnati! Put down that pumpkin pie and join us for Cincinnati’s only competitive improv where two teams, the Northern Kentucky Grass and the Cincinnati Big Machine, compete for your...

Before you can say “gobble, gobble” they’ll have you laughing at ComedySportz Cincinnati! Put down that pumpkin pie and join us for Cincinnati’s only competitive improv where two teams, the Northern Kentucky Grass and the Cincinnati Big Machine, compete for your...

Nov 16, 2019

Dragons Love Taco

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 16, 2019

Dragons Love Taco

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

A musical revue of beloved contemporary children’s books! Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri Dragons love all sorts of tacos — except spicy ones! When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party red-hot trouble ensues....

A musical revue of beloved contemporary children’s books! Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri Dragons love all sorts of tacos — except spicy ones! When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party red-hot trouble ensues....

Nov 16, 2019

Diwaali Celebration

Lakota East Freshmen School
7630 Bethany Rd,, Liberty Township, OH 45044

North

Nov 16, 2019

Diwaali Celebration

Lakota East Freshmen School
7630 Bethany Rd,, Liberty Township, OH 45044

North

Indian festival of Light 'Diwali ' celebration with Bollywood music, dance performance, DJ, food, Jewelery

Indian festival of Light 'Diwali ' celebration with Bollywood music, dance performance, DJ, food, Jewelery

Nov 16, 2019

Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical

Taft Theatre
317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 16, 2019

Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical

Taft Theatre
317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The beloved tradition that continues to capture the hearts of children and their families everywhere comes to the live stage for the first time ever in this all-new musical and premiere stage production. When the top Scout Elf of his graduating class is sent to a disconnected,...

The beloved tradition that continues to capture the hearts of children and their families everywhere comes to the live stage for the first time ever in this all-new musical and premiere stage production. When the top Scout Elf of his graduating class is sent to a disconnected,...

Nov 16, 2019

Tennessee Williams Unscripted

Madcap Education Center
3064 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211

West

Nov 16, 2019

Tennessee Williams Unscripted

Madcap Education Center
3064 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211

West

Members of Los Angeles, California's critically acclaimed, Impro Theatre, will perform a fully improvised play inspired by the masterful storytelling and delicious language of Tennessee Williams.

Members of Los Angeles, California's critically acclaimed, Impro Theatre, will perform a fully improvised play inspired by the masterful storytelling and delicious language of Tennessee Williams.

Now through Dec 14, 2019

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Esquire Theatre
320 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Now through Dec 14, 2019

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Esquire Theatre
320 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

This cult classic, presented with a live cast from The Denton Affair, is all about audience participation. Feel free to dress up and bring flashlights, noisemakers and bells. All age restrictions apply. No One under 17 admitted without an adult guardian. Make sure to come early...

This cult classic, presented with a live cast from The Denton Affair, is all about audience participation. Feel free to dress up and bring flashlights, noisemakers and bells. All age restrictions apply. No One under 17 admitted without an adult guardian. Make sure to come early...

Nov 17, 2019

3rd Sunday Fundays

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 17, 2019

3rd Sunday Fundays

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Use your sleuthing skills this Funday. Become an art detective at the Art Cart and create your own secret code bracelet using Morse code. Help Alice solve the case in the Know Theatre’s presentation of Alice in Neverland at 2 p.m. Seating for the performance is limited and...

Use your sleuthing skills this Funday. Become an art detective at the Art Cart and create your own secret code bracelet using Morse code. Help Alice solve the case in the Know Theatre’s presentation of Alice in Neverland at 2 p.m. Seating for the performance is limited and...

Nov 17, 2019

This Little Light of Mine

College Hill Presbyterian Church
5742 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224

North

Nov 17, 2019

This Little Light of Mine

College Hill Presbyterian Church
5742 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224

North

Emmy Award-winning soprano Adrienne Danrich presents a musical tribute honoring the groundbreaking careers of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price. Danrich’s storytelling ability, the beauty of her voice, and poignant multi-media images document the lives of two internationally...

Emmy Award-winning soprano Adrienne Danrich presents a musical tribute honoring the groundbreaking careers of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price. Danrich’s storytelling ability, the beauty of her voice, and poignant multi-media images document the lives of two internationally...

Nov 17, 2019

Totally 80s

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 17, 2019

Totally 80s

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Crank up the Tears for Fears and celebrate one of the most emo and electric decades in music – the 80s! It’s the perfect reason to break out your Swatch watch, tease up your hair, and pump up to totally tubular favorites like The Final Countdown, Careless Whisper, Smooth...

Crank up the Tears for Fears and celebrate one of the most emo and electric decades in music – the 80s! It’s the perfect reason to break out your Swatch watch, tease up your hair, and pump up to totally tubular favorites like The Final Countdown, Careless Whisper, Smooth...

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