As someone who loves theatre, I really missed it over the last two years. Broadway in Cincinnati at the Aronoff Center never disappoints but Ain't Too Proud, The Life and Times of The Temptations, exceeded my expectations. It was a concert and a history lesson rolled into one. Audience members couldn't help but dance in their seats. I was happy to find I can stream the soundtrack or borrow the CD (see list below to put items on hold) from the Kenton County Public Library. You can catch the show until March 27.
The all new Broadway production Frozen is coming to the Aronoff in April. I have been lucky enough to see Disney's Lion King on Broadway. I'm not sure if Frozen can top that but I'm sure it will be fantastic. I am hoping to take my 6-year-old granddaughter to this show b/c what 6-year-old doesn't love Frozen!?! The Library has several books, movies and music related to Frozen (see list).
My favorite book of all times is To Kill A Mockingbird. I named my dog Scout Harper because of that book. I also love the movie. And now, I might just get to see the Broadway play! It will be at the Aronoff May 31-June 12. Please view the list below to check out this book, movie and related items.
I've seen Hairspray at the Aronoff before but would definitely like to see it again. It's a really fun show with important messages. The show will kick off in late June. You can borrow the movie and the soundtrack from the library in the meantime.
Surprisingly I have never heard of the Grammy Award winning show The Band's Visit. It kicks off July 19 and looks like it's worth checking out.
The season will close with Hamliton. I still haven't seen this show... Maybe this will be my year. In the meantime, the library has me covered.
Click on any of the items in the Broadway Inspired Catalog List to put the item on hold or start streaming.
By Gina Stegner, public relations and social media coordinator for the Kenton County Public Library and avid Broadway fan.
Books, movies and music related to Broadway shows.