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Photo Coverage: First look at New Vision Dance Co.'s UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, Vol. 2Photo Coverage: First look at New Vision Dance Co.'s UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, Vol. 2
Posted: Apr. 7, 2017


Photo Coverage: First Look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's THE FANTASTICKSPhotos: First Look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's THE FANTASTICKS
Posted: Mar. 27, 2017


Photo Coverage: Inside the Little Theatre Off Broadway's LOVE, SEX AND THE I.R.S.Photo Coverage: Inside the Little Theatre Off Broadway's LOVE, SEX AND THE I.R.S.
Posted: Apr. 4, 2017


Photo Coverage: Pleasure Guild's 60th Celebration A WHIMSICAL SOIREEPhoto Coverage: Pleasure Guild's 60th Celebration A WHIMSICAL SOIREE
Posted: Apr. 14, 2017


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Photo Coverage: First look at The Ohio Educational Theatre Association's ONCE ON THIS ISLANDPhoto Coverage: First look at The Ohio Educational Theatre Association's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Posted: Mar. 21, 2017


Photo Coverage: First look at New Vision Dance Co.'s UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, Vol. 2Photo Coverage: First look at New Vision Dance Co.'s UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, Vol. 2
Posted: Apr. 7, 2017


Photo Coverage: First Look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's WIZARD OF OZPhoto Coverage: First Look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's WIZARD OF OZ
Posted: Jul. 23, 2016


Photo Coverage: First Look at Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAIDPhoto Coverage: First Look at Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID
Posted: Jul. 28, 2016


Photo Coverage: First look at Short North Stage's PSYCHO BEACH PARTYPhoto Coverage: First look at Short North Stage's PSYCHO BEACH PARTY
Posted: Aug. 20, 2016


Photo Coverage: First Look at SRO's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTYPhoto Coverage: First Look at SRO's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
April 29, 2017

SRO Theatre Company is proud to present the Central Ohio premiere of The Bridges of Madison County by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman. Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Color Purple, The Secret Garden), The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question 'What if...?' Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.

Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's CORPUS CHRISTIPhoto Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's CORPUS CHRISTI
April 28, 2017

Presented in association with CATCO. Joshua, isolated, tormented, an object of scorn, searching for acceptance and gathering a group of twelve disciples along the way bound to him by his message of love and tolerance. Ultimately betrayed by his love, his plea that we look upon all souls as equal in the sight of God falls unattended. Performances are April 28th thru May 13th in the Shedd Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: http://evolutiontheatre.org/

Photo Coverage: First look at Olympic Theatre Productions' MY PORTRAIT OF DORIAN GRAYPhoto Coverage: First look at Olympic Theatre Productions' MY PORTRAIT OF DORIAN GRAY
April 28, 2017

Come experience Love and support the final development of a new telling of this classic story. A dramatic showcase of a new play by Todd Adam Decker based on Oscar Wilde's novel. Portrays adult themes and includes nudity. In lieu of admission, donations accepted at the door in support of Olympic Theatre Productions. Talk back with the Cast following each performance. Performances are April 28 & 29th, May 4th, 5th & 6th at 7:30 pm at the Franklinton Playhouse, 566 West Rich Street, Columbus, OH 43215.

Photo Coverage: First look at Columbus Moving Company's  WEPhoto Coverage: First look at Columbus Moving Company's WE
April 27, 2017

Columbus Moving Company celebrates the musical triumph of David Bowie, in collaboration with their founding members' mentor Kristina Isabelle, through directed modern dance improvisation in their latest evening length work, WE. A tribe of seven dancers explore the abstract implications of gender, sexuality, community, and identity among shifting sound scapes by the late great musical icon, in an attempt to discover the essence of what it means to be human; what makes us 'we the people'; and what makes us one. Performances run April 28th & 29th at the Garden Theatre, 1187 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43201. For tickets/more info visit: http://shortnorthstage.org/calendar/v/612

Photo Coverage: Pleasure Guild's 60th Celebration A WHIMSICAL SOIREEPhoto Coverage: Pleasure Guild's 60th Celebration A WHIMSICAL SOIREE
April 14, 2017

On Saturday, April 8th the Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children's Hospital presented "A Whimsical Soiree" at The Lincoln Theatre. This special night celebrated 60 years of Pleasure Guild play memories with a special performance of songs from a beloved history of musicals. Guests were be surprised with the announcement of the 2018 Pleasure Guild play followed by a VIP reception. The evening benefits the Nationwide Children's Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care Program. Mark your calendars now for the Pleasure Guild will present Beauty and the Beast on February 23-25, 2018!

Photo Coverage: First look at New Vision Dance Co.'s UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, Vol. 2Photo Coverage: First look at New Vision Dance Co.'s UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, Vol. 2
April 7, 2017

New Vision Dance Co. presents ' UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, vol. 2', a contemporary program of intimate solo choreography both created and performed by the company. This is our 2nd annual presentation of an evening of solo works and small dance pieces. Artistic director, Melissa Gould will also reveal works in progress inspired by the challenges of confined space. Audience members will experience inventive movement in the immersive Green Room at Short North Stage in five individual hour-long performances. Proceeds support the company's upcoming 2017 season. We have an incredible line up of dance as well as guest vocal performances to entertain you. When: 4/7 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.; 4/8 at 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Where: The Green Room at Short North Stage, 1187 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201 Admission: $15, available at www.shortnorthstage.org

Photo Coverage: Inside the Little Theatre Off Broadway's LOVE, SEX AND THE I.R.S.Photo Coverage: Inside the Little Theatre Off Broadway's LOVE, SEX AND THE I.R.S.
April 4, 2017

Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur are out of work musicians who room together in New York City. To save money, Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as a married. The day of reckoning comes when the Internal Revenue Service informs the 'couple' they're going to be investigated. Leslie masquerades as a housewife, aided by Jon's fiancee, Kate. Complicating matters further Leslie and Kate are having an affair behind Jon's back, Jon's mother drops in unexpectedly to meet her son's fiancee, and Leslie's ex girlfriend Connie shows up demanding to know why Leslie has changed and won't see her anymore. Like a cross between I Love Lucy and Three's Company! Performances run March 24th thru April 9th, 2017 at Little Theatre Off Broadway, 3981 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio. For reservations/more info visit: http://www.ltob.org or call 614-875-3919.

Photo Coverage: First Look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's THE FANTASTICKSPhoto Coverage: First Look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's THE FANTASTICKS
March 27, 2017

A favorite classic returns to the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre stage! 'The Fantasticks' is the longest-running musical in the world. It is a funny and romantic story about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The show includes the musical theatre standards "Try to Remember," and "Soon It's Gonna Rain." SHOWS/DATES: Wednesday, March 29, 7:30 PM, Thursday, March 30, 7:30 PM, Friday, March 31, 7:30 PM, Saturday, April 1, 7:30 PM, Sunday, April 2, 2:00 PM.

Photo Coverage: First look at King Avenue Players' THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOOPhoto Coverage: First look at King Avenue Players' THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
March 23, 2017

King Avenue Players proudly presents 'The Last Night of Ballyhoo' in the sanctuary of King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave., Columbus, OH on Thursday, March 23, Friday, March 24, Saturday, March 25 at 7:30pm. There will be a 3:00pm matinee on Sunday, March 26. Childcare will be provided during the Friday evening and Sunday afternoon performances. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is encouraged.

Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' RABBIT HOLEPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' RABBIT HOLE
March 22, 2017

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. Performances run March 24th thru April 9th at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org/season/2016-2017/5_rabbit_hole.php

Photo Coverage: First look at The Ohio Educational Theatre Association's ONCE ON THIS ISLANDPhoto Coverage: First look at The Ohio Educational Theatre Association's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
March 21, 2017

Once on this Island is an adaptation of novelist Rosa Guy's My Love, My Love, which is in turn inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. The annual All-Ohio Show is one of the most exciting projects that the Ohio EdTA offers to Thespians in Ohio. Thirty-eight students from nineteen different high schools around Ohio are featured in this production. The show rehearses over 3 long weekends before opening the State Thespian Conference. The All-Ohio show intends to provide participating students with the experience of working on an advanced level of theatrical production. Involvement in the All-Ohio show is a special honor for the participants and schools, as well as an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's HAIRSPRAYPhoto Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's HAIRSPRAY
March 9, 2017

Hairspray is an American musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colorful array of characters. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show.

Photo Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARPhoto Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
March 1, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Broadway rock opera, 'Jesus Christ Superstar' recounts the last days of Jesus Christ from the perspective of Judas Iscariot, his betrayer. As Jesus' following increases, Judas begins to worry that Jesus is falling for his own hype, forgetting the principles of his teachings and growing too close to the prostitute Mary Magdalene. After Jesus has an outburst in a temple, Judas turns on him.

Photo Coverage: First look at Off the Lake Productions' THE ADDAMS FAMILYPhoto Coverage: First look at Off the Lake Productions' THE ADDAMS FAMILY
February 28, 2017

Looking for a fun night out full of music and mayhem? Off The Lake Productions (the only student-run musical theatre group on Ohio State's campus) presents.. The Addams Family! America's favorite weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in this original musical about love, family, honesty and growing up. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents. Come meet the Addams! We promise they don't bite.

Photo Coverage: First look at Gallery Players' RAGTIME THE MUSICALPhoto Coverage: First look at Gallery Players' RAGTIME THE MUSICAL
February 27, 2017

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing... and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together - that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician - united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.

Photo Coverage: First look at CATCO's SEX WITH STRANGERSPhoto Coverage: First look at CATCO's SEX WITH STRANGERS
February 16, 2017

Opposites attract when Olivia, a serious mid-career novelist and Ethan, an author of dirty books (to call them erotica would press a point) meet. While Olivia has nothing but contempt for his work, she's turned on by Ethan's commercial success in the same way that he lusts after her literary talent.

Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESSPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS
February 10, 2017

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit.

Photo Coverage: First Look at LG Initiative's BLEEDING HEARTS:  The Darker Side of LovePhoto Coverage: First Look at LG Initiative's BLEEDING HEARTS: The Darker Side of Love
February 9, 2017

BLEEDING HEARTS: The Darker Side of Love is a collection of original theatrical vignettes woven together that examines the destructive power of love. This 90 minute performance piece explores themes of betrayal, jealousy, murder, obsession, and sorrow.

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2017 THEATRE ROUNDTABLE AWARDSPhoto Coverage: Inside the 2017 THEATRE ROUNDTABLE AWARDS
January 31, 2017

The 2017 Theatre Roundtable Awards was held on January 29th at the Jewish Community Center in Columbus, Ohio. The evening included the presentation of the prestigious 'Harold' Awards, given for exception commitment to Central Ohio Theatre, production awards recognizing outstanding performers, directors, designers, and productions for the previous year, OSU's department of theatre presented the Phantom of the Theatre Award (yours truly was one of the recipients!) and last but certainly not least, the Central Ohio Theatre Critics' Circle presented their annual citations.

Photo Coverage: First Look at SRO's THE LION IN WINTERPhoto Coverage: First Look at SRO's THE LION IN WINTER
January 27, 2017

Presented in association with Warehouse Theatre, this classic is set in the court of King Henry II and explores the themes of a dysfunctional family, political maneuvering, war and peace, as well as aging, death, inheritance and posterity. As the principle characters plot, scheme, conspire and counter-plot between each other, the deep-seated emotional ties between them get played out in the political arena, such that sibling rivalry and marital jealousy translate into civil war, treason and perhaps even murder among the members of a royal family.



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