Rock 'n' Roll Heaven

December 15, 2017
Christa Skiles
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On Dec. 4, 1956, in a small storefront recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee, pop culture history was made as four singular musicians assembled for an impromptu jam session of epic proportions.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Fast Facts

December 15, 2017
Natalie Hulla
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Called “the second greatest Christmas story ever told,” Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has endured generations of faithful audiences since its publication in 1843. It has proven to be a timeless work of art that’s fostered much scholarly research.

Hollywood: The Films that Made the Marx Brothers Legends

December 12, 2017
Natalie Hulla
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The Depression weighed heavily on Broadway. Across the country, however, the motion picture industry was taking off. Hollywood quickly became the new home to actors, writers, directors, composers and everyone in between — including the Marx Brothers.

Broadway: The Stages that Made the Marx Brothers Famous

December 5, 2017
Natalie Hulla
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By the 1920s, the Marx Brothers had run the gamut of vaudeville success and failure. Yet the world of theatre was on the cusp of change. New York City had become a bustling theatre town that would soon launch them into stardom.

Bruce Cromer on Making A CHRISTMAS CAROL Sing

November 22, 2017
Natalie Hulla
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Bruce Cromer reflects on playing Ebenezer Scrooge and on what he enjoys most about A Christmas Carol.

Vaudeville: The World that Gave Rise to the Marx Brothers

November 17, 2017
Natalie Hulla
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Vaudeville was defined by its variety of song, dance, music and comedy performed onstage. Its heyday lasted from the 1890s to the 1930s, and it was a genre that spanned the country.

A Brazen Rascal

October 31, 2017
Christa Skiles
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Frank Ferrante brings the legendary humor of Groucho Marx to the Shelterhouse this season in An Evening With Groucho. Take a look at some of the comedian's most memorable roles as one part of the hilarious Marx Brothers.

Comic Genius

October 26, 2017
Christa Skiles
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Ferrante has given more than 2,500 performances in some 400 cities as the iconic, cigar-chomping comedian with the bushy mustache and zingy one-liners. He’ll add Cincinnati to that list when An Evening With Groucho comes to the Shelterhouse.

5 Questions With Amy Blackman

November 9, 2017
Natalie Hulla
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Meet Amy Blackman, who makes her Playhouse debut as Judy in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Learn about how she became an actor, what role she's dying to play and what she enjoys about in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

5 Questions With Laiona Michelle

November 8, 2017
Natalie Hulla
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Meet Laiona Michelle, who makes her Playhouse debut as Mrs. Shears/Ensemble in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Learn about she began her acting career, her favorite roles and why she's enjoyed working on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.