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Welcome to our new blog! Here, we'll provide you with a behind-the-scenes look at the Playhouse through interviews, videos, guest contributors and more.

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Committed and Scrappy: The Legacy of Roger Corman and His Impact on the Arts
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The King of the B’s. The Godfather of Indie Filmmaking. The Schlock Mogul. These are just a few titles associated with cult filmmaker Roger Corman. As a true Hollywood heavyweight, he has produced more than 400 films and directed more than 50 throughout his 60+-year career, including the original film production of The Little Shop of Horrors in 1960. He has experimented in horror, sci-fi and socially conscious melodramas and his production style has shaped American cinema at large.



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Two Ages of Ebenezer Scrooge
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John Skelley, who makes his Playhouse debut this year portraying Young and Mature Scrooge (as well as the Ghost of Christmas Future), and Austin Vaughan, who is in his second season of portraying Boy Scrooge, share their experiences in A Christmas Carol.



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Seymour Role Is a Dream Come True
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Cincinnati native Nick Cearley, who portrays a hapless Skid Row flower shop employee in the new Playhouse production of Little Shop of Horrors, shares his insights into playing the nerdy Seymour, pawn of the ravenous and mysterious Audrey II plant. The show is a co-production with Portland (Oregon) Center Stage, where it ran in September and October.



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Five Questions with Cupp and Sosser
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Cincinnati-based actors Nick Rose and Stephen Skiles — in their roles of Mr. Cupp and Mr. Sosser, respectively — serve as the quasi-narrators for the Playhouse’s production of A Christmas Carol. They also perform various other roles in the show.



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The Second City Cast Talks Improv
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The cast of The Second City's Holidazed & Confused Revue are masters of sketch comedy and improvisational performance. We asked them a few questions to find out about their favorite games and craziest improv memories.



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