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Christine Howey

Christine Howey

Christine Howey has been reviewing theater since 1997, first at Cleveland Free Times and then for other publications including City Pages in Minneapolis, MN and The Plain Dealer. Her blog, Rave and Pan, also features her play reviews. Christine is a former stage actor and director, primarily at Dobama Theatre... more
35 results
    • The Envelope, Please

      Presenting the best (and worst) from the theater year gone by
    • Murder, He Wrote

      Ken Ludwig's formulaic comedy still keeps the laughs coming
    • Say What?

      Language isn't the only barrier in The Internationalist
    • Cage Match Mishap

      George Hamilton's a little limp in Playhouse Square's La Cage Aux Folles
    • Mama Don't Preach

      Cleveland Public Theatre's Ya Mama! needs to show us more and tell us less
    • Sexy Time

      The guys and gals are on the prowl in A Little Night Music
    • Running on Empty

      Despite Beck's best efforts, Mamet's Race leaves much unsaid
    • Monster Mush

      Cleveland Public Theatre’s latest show is so confusing, it’s scary
    • Gay Grenade

      Repression and acid humor explode on the Convergence-Continuum stage
    • Shrew'd

      A furious pace and broad comedy ignite the stage at Great Lakes Theater
    • Star Power

      A bold astronomer changes the world (and pays for it) at the Play House's Allen debut
    • Nerve Damage

      World premiere of You Got Nerve! goes totally numb at Karamu
    • Grin & Bear It

      Dobama's Grizzly Mama finds the funny in political mayhem
    • Euclid Shuffle

      The Play House braces for its move to downtown digs
    • Risky Business

      The new season reveals a theater scene eager to take its chances
    • Birdpucky

      Five Flights never takes wing at Convergence-Continuum
    • Rolling on the River

      Show Boat sails through romance, racism, and badly paced dialogue
    • Hello? Dolly?

      Key roles fall short in Porthouse's musical
    • Heartbreak Hotel

      Sorrows lodge in Mercury's Grand Hotel
    • Stuck on Hairspray

      Beck Center's production has an extra firm hold
    • Love is a Laugh

      A battle of the sexes is well played in Akron
    • Oh What a Night

      Jersey Boys rocks at Playhouse Square
    • Moor to Love

      Dark and tragic, Othello splatters blood at CleveShakes Fest
    • Living the Dream

      Fame's rocky road delivers Cain Park's Dreamgirls
    • No Laughing Matter

      Clichés and lame jokes bury Personals Uncut



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