Looking for improv in Akron? Just Go With It.

by Matthew Hogan Clever retorts, belly-laughing exchanges and ingenious characterization are just a taste of what to expect from the incredible world of improv. For those not familiar, improv is a form of l...

I don’t care if you don’t like Shakespeare

A month of Shakespeare with the Ohio Shakespeare Festival  by Josy Jones I’ll be honest with you, friend. I don’t care if you like Shakespeare. In fact, if you don’t like Shakespeare, I challenge you to give...

Let Theatre Come to You: Summit StageFest

by Josy Jones “If people won’t go to the theater, the theater should go to them.” Thus, the Summit StageFest was born. Jane Bond of Partners for Theater (partnersfortheater.org) loves theatre and was...

Confronting Reality: Theatre on Balch Street

by Josy Jones This place is not like walking into an orthodox, auditorium theater. It’s intimate, it’s personal and the seating is liable to be rearranged every time you attend. It is the personification of u...

Knights Who Say ‘Ni’ are Coming to Akron

The cast of ‘Spamalot’ takes the Weathervane stage this month by Melanie Anderson Fans of “Monty Python” will want to clear their calendars during the month of June. King Arthur, his trusty servant Patsy and ...

Theatre | Bronlynn reviews ‘Blue, Miss Billie’

by Bronlynn Thurman   John Dayo-Aliya’s newest play, "Blue, Miss Billie," is a compelling story about one of the most influential (and tortured) jazz singers to ever grace the stage. Billie Holiday spe...