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Welcome!

Explore our 2019-20 season to find the perfect show for you. With musical sensations, gripping mysteries, bold comedies and thought-provoking plays, there's something for everyone!

 

 

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

Book and Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Music by
STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Based Upon the Novel, “My Love, My Love” by ROSA GUY


SEPT. 07 – OCT. 06, 2019   |  MARX THEATRE

Hearts soar in the Tony Award-winning, Calypso-flavored musical about a peasant girl who rescues a wealthy boy and falls in love with him.

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MARGARET ATWOOD'S

ALIAS GRACE

Adapted for the stage by JENNIFER BLACKMER


SEPT. 14 – OCT. 27, 2019 
ROSENTHAL SHELTERHOUSE THEATRE

Based on the novel by master storyteller Margaret Atwood, this spine-tingling mystery of the mind will chill you to the bone.

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MOE & JACK ROUSE and RANDOLPH WADSWORTH present

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT

By JEREMY KAREKEN & DAVID MURRELL and GORDON FARRELL


OCT. 19 – NOV. 16, 2019   |  MARX THEATRE

A critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway play, this fast-paced, blistering comedy is the ultimate showdown of fact versus fiction.

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2 PIANOS, 4 HANDS

By TED DYKSTRA and RICHARD GREENBLATT


NOV. 09, 2019 – JAN. 05, 2020  
ROSENTHAL SHELTERHOUSE THEATRE

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.

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FIRST FINANCIAL BANK presents

A Christmas Carol

By CHARLES DICKENS
Adapted by HOWARD DALLIN


NOV. 27 - DEC. 29, 2019  |  MARX THEATRE

Faithful storytelling and spellbinding stage magic make this family favorite a must-see for the holidays.

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BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY

By ALAN JANES


JAN. 18 – FEB. 16, 2020   |  MARX THEATRE

Experience the sensational musical about the bespectacled, 1950s rock and roll icon Buddy Holly and his meteoric rise to fame.

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americUS

By UNIVERSES


FEB. 01 – MARCH 08, 2020  
ROSENTHAL SHELTERHOUSE THEATRE

Universes performance ensemble fuses theatre, poetry, dance and music to create a compelling portrait of contemporary America that will challenge, move and entertain you.

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LEADING LADIES presents

DESTINY OF DESIRE

By KAREN ZACARÍAS


FEB. 29 – MARCH 28, 2020   |  MARX THEATRE

Burning passion, cunning deception and outrageous melodrama combine in this enormously entertaining homage to Latin American soap operas.

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ACTUALLY

By ANNA ZIEGLER


MARCH 21 – APRIL 26, 2020  
ROSENTHAL SHELTERHOUSE THEATRE

Amber and Tom share one night together that sets off a damning chain of events that neither of them sees coming.

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AGATHA CHRISTIE’S

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

Adapted for the stage by KEN LUDWIG


APRIL 11 – MAY 09, 2020  |  MARX THEATRE

Whodunit? Detective Hercule Poirot is determined to find out in this masterpiece from the world’s most popular mystery writer.

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THE JEWISH FOUNDATION OF CINCINNATI presents

BECOMING DR. RUTH

By MARK ST. GERMAIN


MAY 09 – JUNE 21, 2020   |  ROSENTHAL SHELTERHOUSE THEATRE

This heartwarming portrait is a humorous and illuminating one-woman show about America’s favorite sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

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