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CATCO Announces Appointment of New ApprenticesCATCO Announces Appointment of New Apprentices
Posted: Dec. 5, 2016


BWW Preview: CATCO Spreads the Spirit of Giving with Holiday Drives at A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROLCATCO Spreads the Spirit of Giving with Holiday Drives at A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL
Posted: Dec. 5, 2016


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BWW Review: TWISTED 2 a Celebration of all Things ColumbusBWW Review: TWISTED 2 a Celebration of all Things Columbus
Posted: Sep. 23, 2016


BWW Review: Colors Fly in BalletMet's New BECOMING VIOLET Video ProjectColors Fly in BalletMet's New BECOMING VIOLET Video Project
Posted: Aug. 10, 2016


BWW Review: Ohio State Department of Theatre Revives Romance in Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMOhio State Department of Theatre Revives Romance in Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Posted: Feb. 15, 2016


BWW Review: CATCO's SEX WITH STRANGERS Tantalizes with Title but Drags in DialogueBWW Review: CATCO's SEX WITH STRANGERS Tantalizes with Title but Drags in Dialogue
February 20, 2017

"Sex with Strangers" attempts to address the intriguing issue of perception versus reality against a backdrop of Internet anonymity and viral celebrity. The concept is interesting, fresh and thoughtful, but the overly loquacious script extinguishes the play's fiery and passionate potential.

CATCO and CATCO is Kids Announce First Shows of 2017-18 SeasonCATCO and CATCO is Kids Announce First Shows of 2017-18 Season
February 14, 2017

CATCO announced Monday that it will perform 'Fun Home,' a musical based on a graphic novel by Alison Bechdel that explores themes of family, youth, sexuality and honesty. CATCO is Kids' 2017-18 season will open with 'Shakespeare and Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope.'

BWW Review: BalletMet Shoots for the Stars in Fast-Flying Fantasy PETER PANBWW Review: BalletMet Shoots for the Stars in Fast-Flying Fantasy PETER PAN
February 11, 2017

Who says grown-ups can't play make-believe? BalletMet's Columbus premiere of Michael Pink's "Peter Pan" shows that adventure has no age limit -- all you need is a little faith, trust, and, of course, pixie dust.

BWW Review: OSU's 7 WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU a Short, Simple and Sweet Treat for Valentine's DayBWW Review: OSU's 7 WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU a Short, Simple and Sweet Treat for Valentine's Day
February 10, 2017

Watching the Ohio State Department of Theatre's '7 Ways to Say I Love You' is, in many ways, similar to sorting through a box of valentines. The show, written by Adam Szymkowicz, comprises seven short stories dealing with the elusive concept of love.

BWW Review: Spectacular Sets and Special Effects Make THE LITTLE MERMAID ShineBWW Review: Spectacular Sets and Special Effects Make THE LITTLE MERMAID Shine
February 1, 2017

Glimmering coral reefs and a colorful cast of underwater creatures are brought to life in breathtaking detail in 'Disney's The Little Mermaid,' which opened in Columbus Tuesday night. Presented by Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, 'The Little Mermaid' is a stage adaptation of the 1989 animated Disney movie that was, in turn, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale.

BWW Review: Comedy and Clues Combine in BASKERVILLE, CATCO's Captivating CaperBWW Review: Comedy and Clues Combine in BASKERVILLE, CATCO's Captivating Caper
January 30, 2017

Grab your deerstalker hat and get ready to put your Holmesian skills of deductive reasoning to the test at CATCO's "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery."

CATCO Announces Appointment of New ApprenticesCATCO Announces Appointment of New Apprentices
December 5, 2016

Five new faces are joining the CATCO family for the 2016-17 season. The Columbus-based professional Equity theater company announced via press release the appointment of five new apprentices, many of whom hail from Ohio universities.

BWW Preview: CATCO Spreads the Spirit of Giving with Holiday Drives at A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROLBWW Preview: CATCO Spreads the Spirit of Giving with Holiday Drives at A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 5, 2016

'Tis the season to share holiday joy, which is exactly what the cast and crew of CATCO's latest production aim to do at their upcoming shows.

BWW Review: OSU's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Delivers Slapstick SillinessBWW Review: OSU's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Delivers Slapstick Silliness
November 14, 2016

Goofy antics, cartoonish sets and lighthearted laughs come together in the Ohio State University Department of Theatre's production of "One Man, Two Guvnors."

BWW Review: Literature and Law Combine in CATCO's Latest ProductionBWW Review: Literature and Law Combine in CATCO's Latest Production
November 6, 2016

Mere blocks from the highest court in Ohio, a richly appointed mock courtroom serves as the setting for 'Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde,' the latest production performed by CATCO at Columbus' Vern Riffe Center Studio Two Theatre.

BWW Review: Touring Production of THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS Complicated, Confusing but Enduring in EmotionBWW Review: Touring Production of THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS Complicated, Confusing but Enduring in Emotion
October 29, 2016

Originally written by Sean O'Casey, the play, which presents an unflinching criticism of the 1916 Easter Rising, sparked riots when it was performed in Ireland in 1926. But in front of a crowd of mostly college students on Thursday evening, a reimagined version produced different sentiments -- mainly confusion, but ultimately, empathy.

BWW Review: BalletMet's NIGHT AND DAY Shows That Short Works Can SurpriseBWW Review: BalletMet's NIGHT AND DAY Shows That Short Works Can Surprise
October 23, 2016

The works included in BalletMet's "Night and Day" prove that the best things often come in small packages. Comprised of three ballets that each take no longer than 45 minutes to perform, "Night and Day" focuses on nature, contrast and experimentation.

BWW Review: Ohio State's DIDO & AENEAS an Inviting Introduction to the Operatic WorldBWW Review: Ohio State's DIDO & AENEAS an Inviting Introduction to the Operatic World
October 21, 2016

An evening at the opera doubles as a dual-departmental showcase of talent in Ohio State's production of 'Dido & Aeneas.' Presented as a collaborative effort from OSU's School of Music and Department of Dance, 'Dido & Aeneas' features students performing in the cast, chorus, orchestra and as dancers.

BWW Review: TWISTED 2 a Celebration of all Things ColumbusBWW Review: TWISTED 2 a Celebration of all Things Columbus
September 23, 2016

Columbus performing arts organizations proved that collaboration is the key to creativity with the debut of 'Twisted 2.'

BWW Review: CATCO Presents a Comedic, Candid Chat with GodBWW Review: CATCO Presents a Comedic, Candid Chat with God
September 11, 2016

It's not every day you are invited to sit in the studio audience of a late-night talk show -- especially one hosted by the Supreme Being credited with creating heaven and earth. CATCO's 'An Act of God' brings the King of the Universe to a sparsely decorated set in the heart of Ohio for a tell-all session packed with sarcasm, sass and lots of laughs.

BWW Interview: Columbus Directors Talk TWISTED 2, Artistic Collaboration in the Capital CityBWW Interview: Columbus Directors Talk TWISTED 2, Artistic Collaboration in the Capital City
September 6, 2016

Local performing arts organizations are ready to present the next chapter of creative collaboration in Columbus with 'Twisted 2.'

BWW Review: Colors Fly in BalletMet's New BECOMING VIOLET Video ProjectBWW Review: Colors Fly in BalletMet's New BECOMING VIOLET Video Project
August 10, 2016

Although its 2016-17 season is not set to begin until September, some dancers from BalletMet are adding color to the summer with a new video project.

BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY Gives a Fairytale Ending to BalletMet's SeasonBWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY Gives a Fairytale Ending to BalletMet's Season
May 11, 2016

Saturated with the vibrant colors of gold-adorned chandeliers, majestic red velvet curtains and shiny Baroque accents framing the Ohio Theatre stage, BalletMet's "Sleeping Beauty" appeared to be a scene come to life from an ornately illustrated storybook.

BWW Review: Ohio State's THE COAST OF ILLYRIA Creatively Addresses the Issues of Mental Illness, AddictionBWW Review: Ohio State's THE COAST OF ILLYRIA Creatively Addresses the Issues of Mental Illness, Addiction
April 18, 2016

The Ohio State Department of Theatre's final main-stage production of the 2015-16 season invites audiences into a world of literary creativity.

BWW Review: Rhythms, Silence, Underscore Ohio State Department of Dance SPRING CONCERTBWW Review: Rhythms, Silence, Underscore Ohio State Department of Dance SPRING CONCERT
April 13, 2016

In a variety of pieces ranging from intimate dances performed to a still, silent room to contemporary choreography paired with unconventional soundtracks and grooving rhythms, the Ohio State Department of Dance's "Spring Dance Concert" explored the connection that binds movement and sound.



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