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Eric Smith


I never thought I’d play Dolly Levi. I just never thought she’d find me in the regions. And, sure enough, when I got the call, I almost said “oh, I’m too young…” and I realized I wasn’t. Dolly Levi is a beast of a role in all of the best… Read More »Iconic

Hippo Momma!

Right on the tail of Wrecking Ball, Zina Camblin teamed up with Composer David Kisor to re-create the beginnings of Fiona the Hippo, a beloved uplifting local story. They wrote the role of Bibi for me – Fiona’s mother. It was a terrific sensation, telling the story of Fiona, a… Read More »Hippo Momma!

We Came in Like…

And the new works keep coming. Wrecking Ball, commissioned by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company to NYC based screenwriter and playwright Zina Camblin, was a gift. It’s a story of a writer’s room filled with everything you would expect from a mixed bag of folks locked in a room and trying… Read More »We Came in Like…

The Taming of Who, Now?

March of 2023 was a huge surprise. I thought I would have been long past the Shrew age, but director Jemma Levy, wanted a cast of clowns for a concept that she saw as a Rom-Com, never a battle. It works. Long live the clowns! What a terrific experience! Photos… Read More »The Taming of Who, Now?

Hamlet, Thy Name is Woman

Sara Clark has been waiting 3 years to present HER Hamlet. It is worth the wait. And, I’m playing her mother… a QUEEEEEN! Which is different for me!! Hamlet is onstage February 25 – March 20, 2022 at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Hope you can make it! Many discounts available… Read More »Hamlet, Thy Name is Woman

Cheaper Than Therapy - Sara Mackie and Matthew Umphreys

In One Week: Cheaper Than Therapy

February 13, 2022 – My upcoming show, Cheaper Than Therapy is less than a week away! The talented Matthew Umphreys (Queen City Cabaret) and special guest Jared Doren will join me in presenting an evening of songs and conversationally benign stories and will last an hour or so. The show… Read More »In One Week: Cheaper Than Therapy


November 19, 2021 – Clarissa and Priscilla are back! – or is it Criscilla and Plurisa? The most misunderstood Stepsisters ever make a re-entrance onto the Cincinnati stage in ETC’s Holiday favorite original musical, Cinderella. I get to reprise Priscilla with my twin Stepsister Torie Wiggins in the role of… Read More »Cinderella


November 15, 2021 – After Coping with Lady Cap all autumn and re-birthing Complicated (?) Priscilla… I’m coming back to the Cincy Shakes stage for yet another iconic Mom Role. Playing Gertrude alongside Sara Clark as the titular role of Hamlet. February 25 – March 26, 2022 Previews Feb. 23… Read More »Hamlet