Here are 5 can’t-miss stage shows coming up this month:
Nov. 7-19, Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., downtown Cincinnati
“Finding Neverland” tells the incredible story of Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theater-goers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever.
Tickets: Tickets start at $30 (plus service fees). For more info, visit www.cincinnatiarts.org
“AN AMERICAN IN PARIS”
Nov. 7-12, Schuster Center, Second and Main streets, Dayton
“An American In Paris” is a Tony-Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European City, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. This Broadway hit will arrive in Dayton as part of its first national tour. Show times are Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Tickets start at $25 (plus service fees). Purchase tickets online at www.TicketCenterStage.com, at the box office or by calling (937) 228-3630 or (888) 228-3630. Student and military discounts are available.
“THE BIBLE: THE COMPLETE WORD OF GOD” (ABRIDGED)
Nov. 10-19, Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield.
Fairfield Footlights will present “The Bible: The complete Word of God” (abridged) on two consecutive weekends. Directed by Zachary Brown, the production tackles the great theological questions: Did Adam and Eve have navels? Did Moses really look like Charlton Heston? And why isn’t the word “phonetic” spelled the way it sounds? Whether you’re Catholic or Atheist, Muslim or Jew, Protestant or Purple People Eater, you will be tickled by this romp through old-time religion. Show times are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Tickets: Tickets are $15 for adults; $13 for senior adults and students. Group tickets are available by phone or walk-up only. Visit www.fairfield-city.org or call (513) 867-5348 for tickets. Also, visit www.fairfieldfootlighters.org.
“THE GAME’S AFOOT: OR HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS”
Nov. 10, 11 and Nov. 17, 18, Middletown Lyric Theatre, 1530 Central Ave., Middletown
Middletown Lyric Theatre’s production of “The Game’s Afoot: Or Holmes for the Holidays” by Ken Ludwig will run for two consecutive weekends. Show times are at 8 p.m. each night. Plus, there’s an additional matinee at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Director Charley Shafor said: “This show is a great time. Lots of laughs and even more twists and turns. It starts as a play within a play and ends up leading the audience down a very winding road. Just when you think you might know who the killer is, the play takes another turn.” In this holiday-themed whodunit, it is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears.
Tickets: Tickets are $15 per person (plus minimal service fee), pre-paid, reserved and may be purchased online at www.middletownlyric.org, or by calling (513) 425-7140.
“CHILDREN OF EDEN”
Nov. 30 – Dec. 3, Miami University Hamilton Parrish Auditorium, 1601 University Blvd., Hamilton
Directed by Sue Combs and Produced by Teresa Iltzsch, Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre’s upcoming show, “Children of Eden,” will feature many local performers, the production is a musical, based on the Bible’s book of Genesis. It tells the stories of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and Noah and the flood.
Tickets: Tickets are $17 and discounts are offered for students and seniors. Tickets are available online at www.ghctplay.com, by calling (513) 737-PLAY, or at the door, if available.