2016-2017 REVIEWS

Top-ranked critic reviews from each show are posted on the Cincinnati Enquirer's website. Visit Cincinnati.com to see all of the published reviews, or check out reviews from the 2016-2017 season below.

April 8, 2017
McAuley High School's All Shook Up

April 8, 2017
Loveland High School's A Murder is Announced

by Noah Moore
Everyone falls in love with Chad
by Abby Hickey
The cast of All Shook Up
by Cohen Bailey
Dennis declares his love
Excerpts from Reviews
Natalie falls for guitar player
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April 7, 2017
Scott High School's Anatomy of Gray

by Liz Browning
Reading the newspaper
by Victoria Forbes
Bunny dies
by Layne Frederick
An intruder arrives
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Inspector questions the suspects
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March 25, 2017
Larry A. Ryle High School's Cinderella

by Lindsey Bumgartner
Tiny Wingfield
by Seth Medlin
The townspeople
by Lauren Wright
Describes fear and panic
Excerpts from Reviews
Kidney stones
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March 25, 2017
Simon Kenton High School's Hiding in the Open

by Aryel Hawkins
Cinderella and Prince
by Erin Driehaus
The King
by Kendell Setters
The wicked stepmother and stepsisters
Excerpts from Reviews
Dancing
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March 24, 2017
Highlands High School's Godspell

March 24, 2017
Highlands High School's Godspell

by Marnie Alvord
Sabina and family
by Liz Browning
Youth movement
by Shelby Lutz
Sabina opening the show
Excerpts from Reviews
Whole cast
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March 18, 2017
Mariemont High School's Brigadoon

by Ashley Tinch
The cast of Godspell
by Emma Grace Geckle
Cast in 'We Beseech Thee'
by Amanda Wood
Cast in 'Bless the Lord'
Excerpts from Reviews
Crucifixion
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by Ashley Tinch
The cast of Godspell
by Emma Grace Geckle
Cast in 'We Beseech Thee'
by Amanda Wood
Cast in 'Bless the Lord'
Excerpts from Reviews
Crucifixion
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March 11, 2017
Gallatin County High School's Much Ado About Nothing

March 11, 2017
Gallatin County High School's Much Ado About Nothing

by Emily Driehaus
The Brigadoon villagers
by Elena Stenson
Featured dancers
by Sophia Heller
Charlie and Jean
Excerpts from Reviews
Fiona and Tommy
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February 25, 2017
Walnut Hills High School's Ragtime

by Ellie Deutch
Marriage scene
by Ashley Tinch
Much Ado
by Brandon Powell
Beatrice in Much Ado
Excerpts from Reviews
The Watch
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February 18, 2017
Taylor High School's Sister Act

by Daniel Keyes
Harlem Ensemble
by Emily Driehaus
Tateh (Devin Knott) and his daughter (Alex Kirk)
by Molly Shilling
Coalhouse Walker Jr (Jowon Briggs)
Excerpts from Reviews
Younger Brother (Fletcher Guttman)
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January 28, 2017
SCPA Drama Ensemble's Violet Sharp

by Cohen Bailey
Sister Mary Lazarus
by Katie Kenniston
Sister Mary Clarence leads the blessing
by Emily Romano
Prayer before the meal.
Excerpts from Reviews
You've got nothing on us
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December 3, 2016
Dixie Heights High School's Play On!

by Noah Moore
Betty Gow (Joysoline Smith) attempts to soothe Violet Sharp (Rachael Maye Aronoff)
by Kaitlyn Wilson
Detective Walsh (Brandon Hester) interrogates Violet Sharp (Rachael Maye Aronoff) while Detective McGrath (Freddy Straub) takes notes.
by Ruby Cimmarusti
Colonel Charles Lindbergh (Cameron Nalley) and his wife, Anne Lindbergh, (Mariah Reynolds) mourn the loss of their child
Excerpts from Reviews
Violet Sharp (Rachael Maye Aronoff) being reprimanded by Septimus Banks (Logan Weinfurtner)
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December 2, 2016
St. Ursula Academy's The Miracle Worker

by Frances Timberlake
Dixie Heights' "Play On!"
by Emily Driehaus
The villain collapses
by Anna Kosiarek
Freaking out before the show
Excerpts from Reviews
Sound erased
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by Noah Moore
Welcoming Helen home
by Ruby Cimmarusti
Helen's brother
by Aryel Hawkins
Helen and Annie
Excerpts from Reviews
Students at the school
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November 20, 2016
Colerain High School's You Can't Take It With You

by Lin DeGraaf
Paul and DePinna
by Anna-Jessie Taylor
Gay Wellington
by Kat Finseth
Grandpa Kirby
Excerpts from Reviews
Dinner
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November 19, 2016
The Seven Hills School's Treasure Island

November 18, 2016
Randall K. Cooper's The Wizard of Oz

by Nicholas Detzel
Anne Bonney (Corinne Smith) and Ezekiel Hazzard (Jake Moses) find a skeleton on the island. Emily M
by Soumya Jaiswal
Emily McLennan and Sophie Janidlo playing Long John Silver and Hawkins. Hawkins has just received confirmation of his father's death.
by Audrey Cann
Long John Silver charms Squire Trelawney. Trelawney (Kaleb Kemp), Jim (Rachel Michelman), Silver (Emily McLennan)
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Dr. Livesy, Squire Trelawney and Jim find the treasure map. Livesy (Avery Dorsch), Trelawney (Kaleb Kemp), Jim (Rachel Michelman)
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by Kehley Coleman
“Keep Away From The Jitterbug!” With Lion (Daniel Black), Dorothy (Erin Hubbard), Scarecrow (Alex Simpson), Tin Man (Jacob Threadgill)
by Mary Clare Kunkel
“Not the House, UNDER the house” Glinda (Morgan Standly) tells Wicked Witch (Ashley Tinch)
by Bernadette Beacham
Oz (Trevor LaBree) before he gives the courage badge to the Lion (Daniel Black)
Excerpts from Reviews
“We’re Safe!” Dorothy (Erin Hubbard) tells Toto (Koda Spencer)
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November 13, 2016
Ursuline Academy's Into the Woods

by Nicholas Detzel
Ever After
by Rachel Ingal
Fairy tale creatures
by Lindsey Bumgartner
Dancing into the woods
Excerpts from Reviews
The Baker's Wife, the Baker, and Little Red
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November 12, 2016
Mother of Mercy's Seussical the Musical

by Victoria Forbes
The Cat in the Hat (Hannah Vaive) invites JoJo (Caroline Seitz) into the magical world of Dr. Seuss
by Lin DeGraaf
Horton the Elephant (Grant Zentmeyer) searches for his Who-ville friends while Gertrude McFuzz (Elizabeth Davis) confesses her love for him
by Emily Driehaus
Students welcome the audience
Excerpts from Reviews
Mayzie La Bird and the birds
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November 10, 2016
Mount Notre Dame's 1776

by Noah Moore
"Molasses to Rum"
by Noah Holtman
Members of Congress listening to Mount Notre Dame Senior Taylor Fox as John Adams
by Josie Mitchell
Taylor Fox as John Adams, Ross Wuerdeman as Richard Henry Lee and Emma Theis as Benjamin Franklin
Excerpts from Reviews
Concern in Congress following Caesar Rodney’s, as played by Dorie Nickell, collapse
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November 4, 2016
Miami Valley Christian Academy's A Tale of Two Cities

by Samantha Eng
Four Narrators provide insight and summarize unfolding events
by Kate Moore
Vengeance (senior Elena Stenson) joins the French citizens
by Liz Browning
The French Citizens in Miami Valley Christian Academy’s A Tale of Two Cities
Excerpts from Reviews
Lucie Manette (senior Olivia Sherwood) sees her father, Alexandre Manette (sophomore Sam Owens)
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October 22, 2016
Mason High School's Peter and the Starcatcher

by Noah Moore
Molly Aster tries to contact her father
by Emily Driehaus
Three actors share a hug
by Hayley Combs
Characters surrounded by Mollusks
Excerpts from Reviews
Black Stache prepares to ram the ship 'The Neverland'
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October 14, 2016
Cincinnati Christian Schools' The Importance of Being Earnest

by Lin DeGraaf
Algernon eats muffins
by Nora Honkomp
A proposal is interrupted
by Noah Moore
Lady Bracknell removes her gloves
Excerpts from Reviews
Dr. Chasuble and Miss Prism converse
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