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Taft Theatre

317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, OH

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1-(800)-745-3000

Website:
www.taftevents.com/

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Patton Oswalt

Stand Up Comedy

Perhaps best known for his role as Spence Olchin on 'The King of Queens,' Patton Oswalt's style of stand-up comedy is often described as acerbic and sarcastic, and it covers topics ranging from pop culture frivolity such as comic book supervillains and 1980s hair metal to deeper societal issues like American excess, rampant materialism, foreign policy, and religion (Oswalt is an avowed atheist himself). Quite a few of his routines are about vice, especially pornography and alcohol. A famous line: "Do you think you have a problem when you refer to all alcohol as 'pain-go-bye-bye-juice'?" Oswalt has described himself as a "man without a country" in that he hates both George W. Bush and hippies. In February 2004, some jokes critical of hippies got him booed off the stage in San Francisco, while a diatribe against president George W. Bush got him booed off in Pittsburgh. In a subsequent tour with 'The Comedians of Comedy' he returned to Pittsburgh and was well received. Recent projects include the Pixar animated comedy 'Ratatouille,' plus the films 'Balls of Fury' and 'All Roads Lead Home.'

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• Sat 4/27/19 at - 8:00 PM

Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati: Sleeping Beauty, The

Children's Theatre

A clever take on the classic fairy tale, this new rock musical comedy is packed with humor, heart and a powerful message! The impulsive but courageous Princess Aurora (who prefers to be called Rory) defies the age-old tradition of attending Princess School, and sets out on her own to discover all the Kingdom has to offer. But along the way, she encounters her evil Fairy Godmother, the magnificent Magnilda, who placed a curse on Aurora when she was a child, causing her to fall into a deep sleep. This sleeping beauty will awaken only with a kiss from her true love. Once she is fully awake and ready to rock, the feisty Princess Rory begins a whirlwind quest to defeat the Magnilda and restore order to the Kingdom.

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• Sat 4/27/19 at - 2:00 PM
• Sun 4/28/19 at - 2:00 PM
• Sun 4/28/19 at - 5:00 PM
• Fri 5/3/19 at - 7:30 PM
• Sat 5/4/19 at - 2:00 PM
• Sat 5/4/19 at - 5:00 PM
• Sun 5/5/19 at - 2:00 PM

Derek Hough: Live! The Tour

Ballroom,Tap/Jazz,Latin/Salsa,Urban/Hip Hop,Modern

From the EMMY® award winning mind of Derek Hough, the live dance show is the first-ever solo tour for the dynamo. The show features brand-new stage production, astounding versatility and, as always, Derek’s magnetic stage presence. Fans will journey through a true fusion of dance and music, as Derek explores styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hop-hop and everything in between. Creative team and two-time EMMY® winners, Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo, also known as NappyTabs (Jennifer Lopez: All I Have Residency; Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour; GRAMMYs® creative direction), will co-create, direct and supervise choreography for the tour.

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• Wed 5/8/19 at - 7:30 PM

My Brother, My Brother and Me

Stand Up Comedy,Podcast

Siblings Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy present a live version of their podcast, an advice show for the modern era. They take your questions, and the questions on Yahoo! Answers, and turn them, alchemy-like, into wisdom, right before your eyes.

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• Thu 5/16/19 at - 7:00 PM

Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band

Rock,Folk

In the most aw-shucks, unassuming fashion, Idaho-born Josh Ritter is re-wiring the circuitry of American songwriting. Based on the strength of his critically acclaimed albums, Ritter has been splitting his time between the United States and Ireland, where he is selling out clubs and small theaters. Ritter is known for his distinctive Americana style and narrative lyrics. In 2006, he was named one of the "100 Greatest Living Songwriters" by Paste magazine. He's currently touring behind his latest album, "Sermon on the Rocks."

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• Tue 5/21/19 at - 8:00 PM

Simon Ortiz

Talks/Lectures

Simon Ortiz, poet fiction writer essayist and storyteller, will speak and sign his book.

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• Thu 5/23/19 at - 8:00 PM

Brett Dennen

Folk,Pop

Dennen is a folk-pop singer from Northern California. His sixth album, "Por Favor," was released in 2016.

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• Thu 5/30/19 at - 8:00 PM

Todd Rundgren

Rock,Pop

Todd Rundgren is one of rock's true visionaries, experimenting with various media to fashion his pop masterpieces. After starting in the Philadelphia-area band Nazz in the mid-'60s ("Open My Eyes"), Rundgren took off as a star in the early '70s, with many hits, including "Hello, It's Me," "I Saw the Light" and a for-note replication of The Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations." He also started the band Utopia in the late '70s, and had three critically acclaimed albums with them in the early '80s. In recent years, he has performed both on his own (that included a mid-'90s tour during the lounge craze, where he played tiki versions of his hits) and with Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band, but he returned to the limelight in 2017 with the politically charged album "White Knight"; it which featured the single "Mr. Tin Foil Hat," co-written with and sung by Steely Dan's Donald Fagen.

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• Wed 6/5/19 at - 8:00 PM

Hozier

Rock,Pop

Irish musician, Andrew Hozier-Byrne, goes by the name of Hozier. He is best known for his single "Take Me To Church." In 2019 the artist is touring in support of his sophomore album, "Wasteland, Baby."

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• Fri 6/7/19 at - 8:00 PM

Hiss Golden Messenger

Electronic,Indie,Rock

Hiss Golden Messenger is songwriter M.C. Taylor, who is based in Durham, N.C., and often works with the multi-instrumentalist Scott Hirsch of Brooklyn. He makes country-rock music about life choices and their disapointments that sometimes veers toward folk, sometimes toward Southern soul. Taylor has recently recorded with Phil and Brad Cook of Megafaun.

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• Mon 6/10/19 at - 8:00 PM

Ibeyi

World

Ibeyi (Lisa and Naomi Diaz) sing in English and Yoruban, and have created a minimalist sound that merges elements of their heritage with their natural love of modern music as teenagers growing up in Paris, citing artists such as James Blake and King Krule amongst their wide range of influences.

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• Wed 6/12/19 at - 8:00 PM

Family Feud Live - Celebrity Edition

Variety Show

Join our fun celebrity team captains and have a chance at becoming a member of their on-stage "family team." You can also win prizes right at your seat. It's a star-powered live version of the wildly popular TV game show, bringing lots of laughs and loads of prizes to randomly-selected people just like you.

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• Thu 6/13/19 at - 7:30 PM

Allman Betts Band

Rock

After a successful year touring as The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts are joining forces to form The Allman Betts Band. The new ABB includes Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr. (son of original Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley), Johnny Stachela (slide guitar) and Devon Allman Project percussionists R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum.

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• Thu 6/20/19 at - 8:00 PM

Randy Rainbow

Stand Up Comedy

The New York comedian gained fame for a series of humorous YouTube viral videos. He moved to BroadwayWorld.com with his series "Chewing the Scenery." Watch it at https://www.broadwayworld.com/tvmainnew.cfm?type=chewing

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• Fri 6/21/19 at - 8:00 PM

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones

Jazz,Funk,Country,Bluegrass,Blues

After a four-year hiatus, the highly inventive Bela Fleck & The Flecktones returned in 2016 with their signature fusion of jazz, bluegrass, funk, rock and classical music and their original members: Fleck (banjo), Victor Wooten (bass), Howard Levy (piano, harmonica) and Future Man (percussion).

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• Sun 6/30/19 at - 8:00 PM

Welcome to Night Vale

Variety Show,Podcast

"Welcome to Night Vale" is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small fictional desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events. The show is touring with creators Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin. Music by Disparition.

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• Sat 7/13/19 at - 8:00 PM