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Here's What's On Stage in NKY & Cincinnati in November!

The holidays start early with the national tour of White Christmas and Playhouse in the Park’s ever-green A Christmas Carol. There are musical nights, aplenty, too: Megan Hilty singing Rosemary Clooney with Cincinnati Pops, Low Down, Dirty Blues at Playhouse, "A Stairway to Heaven" with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra -- and make sure you let the Cat in the Hat and Horton the Elephant be your guides to Seussical: The Musical at NKU. 

Feeling adventurous? Head to Know, where Fringe favorite Paul Strickland and Trey Tatum develop a new musical, Andy’s House of [Blank]; the Outreels Cincinnati Film Fest screens short and feature length films with LGBT themes; and enjoy London Theatre at Newport on the Levee for one night as Judi Dench ad Kenneth Branagh play Shakespeare in The Winter’s Tale.

Andy’s House of Blank, through Nov. 14. Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine. 8 p.m. Thursday- Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $20. 513-300-5669 and knowtheatre.com.

Andy's House of (Blank) * Photo by Daniel R. Winters (provided)

Paul Strickland and Trey Tatum tell the story of a small town man and his house of oddities, a Museum of Un-mailed Love Letters, the sudden appearance of an unrequited love with a strange machine – it’s a musical comedy. In development. 

The Tenors: Under One Sky Tour, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3.  Aronoff Center for the Arts. 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Tickets: $85-$40 plus fees (subject to change.) CincinnatiArts.org and 513-621-2787

The Tenors * Image courtesy of Cincinnati Arts Association

The Canadian multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning vocal group show off  their harmonies (and charm) in a program that includes anthems, classic covers, and original songs penned/co-penned by The Tenors.

Megan Hilty: The Rosemary Clooney Songbook, Nov 6-8. Cincinnati Pops, Music Hall, 1301 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20-$110 (plus fees.)

Broadway and screen star Megan Hilty lends her powerful vocals to lush arrangements of Rosemary Clooney favorites like “Sway” and “Mambo Italiano.” 

Low Down, Dirty Blues, Nov. 7-Dec. 20. Playhouse in the Park Thompson Shekterhouse, Eden Park. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $35-$86 and subject to change. 513-421-3888 and cincyplay.com.

Randy Myler has a way with musical revue shows that keep audiences coming back for more – including Love, Janis and Always…Patsy Cline. In Blues, he imagines veteran musicians in an after-hours jam session, swapping stories and jamming the greatest hits of Muddy Waters, Ma Rainey, Sophie Tucker, Howlin’ Wolf, Pearl Bailey and more.

Seussical: the Musical, Nov. 12-22. Northern Kentucky University, Corbett Theatre, Fine Arts Center, Highland Heights. Tickets $14, seniors $1, students $8. 859-572-5464 and [email protected].

The Cat in the Hat hosts a trip into the storybook world of Dr. Seuss. Horton the Elephant’s epic adventure in babysitting takes us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. The family musical is all about the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community emerging triumphant. 

Outreels Cincinnati Film Fest, Nov. 13-15. Cincinnati Film Society, Aronoff Center, Fifth Third Theater rehearsal room (downstairs), Seventh and Main streets, Cincinnati. Tickets: $12.50, weekend pass $62.50. 513-621-2787 and CincinnatiArts.org. For schedule, including lectures, visit cincinnatifilmsociety.org.

The 4th annual international LGBT film fest will showcase more than 20 short and full-length films including Upstairs Inferno: The Documentary, profiling the 1973 arson fire of a New Orleans gay bar; and Scouts Oath, examining the Boy Scouts of America's current policies regarding the exclusion of gay, adult volunteers through one man’s experience.

MORE PREVIEWS FROM THE NOVEMBER STAGE ON THE NEXT PAGE!