Help a neighbor in need by participating in the Playhouse’s annual Cratchit Family Food Drive to support the Freestore Foodbank. To donate, simply bring a nonperishable food or personal care item to the Playhouse when you come for a performance in November or December and place it in one of the barrels located near the Box Office. Food items that are always in demand include canned meat products; canned vegetables; fruits and soups; peanut butter; and macaroni and cheese. Personal care items include soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products and disposable diapers. Please, no glass items.
Off the Grid Moana Sing-Along: A Celebration of Lin-Manuel Miranda
Thursday, Jan. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Video Archive, 965 E McMillan St.
Celebrate the musical work of Hamilton superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda with a Moana screening and sing-along! Join us for an interactive screening event that begins with trivia, games and your favorite karaoke songs written by Miranda from Hamilton, Bring it On and In the Heights. Then enjoy the Disney musical sensation Moana about an ancient Polynesian curse, a demigod named Maui and a young girl who must save her island home. Event begins at 7 p.m., and the screening of the film starts at 8 p.m. No registration is required, but space is limited.
Learn the basics of improvisation from members of Chicago’s acclaimed comedy troupe while they're here for The Second City — It's Not You, It's Me! The Second City's Improv for Beginners class focuses on teaching the building blocks of improvisation to adults with little to no experience as they have a great time learning and playing with the troupe’s touring company members. The Second City's educational programs are based on the idea that improvisation in all forms can improve your life by encouraging teamwork and collaboration, building confidence, tying success to a model of listening and support of others, and creating a safe space to take risks and encourage creativity. Cost is $50 per person.
Join us for a YP night full of Cincinnati eats, drinks and laughs! Tickets range from $65 to $100 and include pre-show food and drinks from Eli's Barbecue and Bakersfield, an 8 p.m. performance of The Second City — It's Not You, It's Me and a post-show party! More details to come.
Join us before Friday evening performances of In the Heights for a special wine tasting by Heidelberg Distributing and a three-course meal catered by Chef’s Choice Catering! Dinner will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per person and does not include a ticket to the show. Reservations are required.
Talbott “Kali Hart” Chardonnay Monterey California
Puerto Rican Meat Patties
J Vineyards “Black” Pinot Noir Sonoma Valley California
Asopai De Pollo (Braised chicken thighs seasoned with vegetables and avocado. Served over rice.)
PETITE DUO DESSERT COURSE:
Fonseca Bin 27 Ruby Port Portugal
Petite Puerto Rican Inspired Bread Pudding
Petite Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Playhouse
In the Heights explores the experience of Latinx immigrants in New York who are from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and other Latin-American countries. Join us in conversation with local community organizations, leaders and artists as we discuss the Latinx community in Cincinnati. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended by calling the Box Office at 513-421-3888.
The Playhouse Perspectives series is supported by a generous grant from Roderick and Barbara Barr.