Jerri Shafer

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Photo Coverage: First Look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' DICKENS' STEAMPUNK CHRISTMAS CAROLPhoto Coverage: First Look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' DICKENS' STEAMPUNK CHRISTMAS CAROL
Posted: Dec. 9, 2016


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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 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.

Photo Coverage: First look at CATCO's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERYPhoto Coverage: First look at CATCO's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
January 25, 2017

Sherlock Holmes and Watson meet up with The 39 Steps in this madcap mystery farce. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is probably rolling over in his erudite grave but this is The Hound of the Baskervilles redux.

Photo Coverage: First Look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' DICKENS' STEAMPUNK CHRISTMAS CAROLPhoto Coverage: First Look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' DICKENS' STEAMPUNK CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 9, 2016

Grandview Carriage Place Players presents: Dickens' Steampunk Christmas Carol! Please join us for the classic tale with a Steampunk twist!

Photo Coverage: First Look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMASPhoto Coverage: First Look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
November 29, 2016

The classic animated television special, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas.

Photo Coverage: Inside SRO Theatre's WE'RE STILL HERE!  A MUSICAL JOURNEYPhoto Coverage: Inside SRO Theatre's WE'RE STILL HERE! A MUSICAL JOURNEY
November 21, 2016

Cabot Rea hosted a musical journey through the 32-year history of SRO Theatre. Performed on Saturday, November 19th at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, the show featured performances from SRO alumni Hillary Billups, Joe Bishara, Susan Bunsold-Wilson, Dawn Farrell, Ruth Fullen, Bill Hafner, Sharon Kibe, Candice Kight, Don Knoblauch, Ryan Kopycinski, Ron Nocks, Layne Roate, John Schmidt, Jordan Shafer, Paula Shtein, Michelle Weiser and Peggy Williams

Photo Coverage: First look at Fort Hayes's 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEPhoto Coverage: First look at Fort Hayes's 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
November 11, 2016

We would like to invite you, family and friends to our fall musical production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' at Fort Hayes High School. It's a fantastic show that even involves some audience participation!

Photo Coverage: First look at King Avenue Players' OKLAHOMAPhoto Coverage: First look at King Avenue Players' OKLAHOMA
November 10, 2016

Come join us for our fall production of Oklahoma! Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS A F*GG*TPhoto Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS A F*GG*T
November 9, 2016

The story of seventeen year old Cal and his quest to prove the secret sexual history of Mr. Lincoln. Along the way there is convincing evidence, time travel, a road trip to the nation's capital, budding high-school romance, a crazy Mary Todd and sex in a stove-pipe hat.

Photo Coverage: First Look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONEPhoto Coverage: First Look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
November 7, 2016

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man - with a lot of loose ends. The twists and turns of this modern play will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Photo Coverage: First look at Wagnalls Community Theater Presents SHREK THE MUSICALPhoto Coverage: First look at Wagnalls Community Theater Presents SHREK THE MUSICAL
November 3, 2016

Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in a whole new way in this breathtaking Broadway musical adaptation of the hit movie Shrek!

Photo Coverage: First look at CATCO's GROSS INDECENCY:  THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDEPhoto Coverage: First look at CATCO's GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE
November 2, 2016

In three short months the most celebrated playwright and wit of Victorian England, who brought us The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest, plummeted from the darling of British society and the world into humiliation and ruin.

Photo Flash: First look at Imagine Productions' THE ROCKY HORROR SHOWPhoto Flash: First look at Imagine Productions' THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
October 27, 2016

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named 'Rocky.'

Photo Coverage: First Look at Westgate Theatre Co. and Carriage Place Players' THE WIZARD OF OZPhoto Coverage: First Look at Westgate Theatre Co. and Carriage Place Players' THE WIZARD OF OZ
October 21, 2016

Please join the Westgate Theatre Co. and Carriage Place Players as they present The Wizard of Oz! They are partnering with Empty Bowls, a local project to fight hunger! *All proceeds from the Empty Bowls Events benefit the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

Photo Coverage: Inside Evolution Theatre Company Presents MISS COCO PERUPhoto Coverage: Inside Evolution Theatre Company Presents MISS COCO PERU
October 18, 2016

For one night only - Evolution Theatre - Central Ohio's L G B T Q Q I A Theatre Company presented a SOLD OUT performance of Miss Coco Peru on October 16, 2016. Ever since becoming a YouTube sensation Coco Peru has been inundated with emails from people of all ages asking her the same question, 'Coco, what is the secret to a happy life?' So, being the giver that she is, Coco wrote a new show A GENTLE REMINDER - COCO'S GUIDE TO A SOMEWHAT HAPPY LIFE where, through story and song, Coco shares with her audience a step by step guide that leaves you prepared to enter the world again ready to create your very own 'somewhat' happy life. VIP tickets included a meet and greet with Miss Coco Peru at AWOL after the performance.

Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's MAKE ME A SONG The Music of William FinnPhoto Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's MAKE ME A SONG The Music of William Finn
October 12, 2016

Performed in a cabaret setting with five talented actors and a baby grand! A poignant and compelling musical revue by two-time Tony Award winner William Finn, creator of the groundbreaking musical Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Photo Coverage: Inside Short North Stage's FOLLIES TO FANTASTICKS: CELEBRATING 5 FABULOUS YEARS OF THEATERPhoto Coverage: Inside Short North Stage's FOLLIES TO FANTASTICKS: CELEBRATING 5 FABULOUS YEARS OF THEATER
October 9, 2016

Short North Stage's annual gala celebrated on October 7th, 2016 by starting with a cocktail hour where guests enjoyed a musical journey through the last five years of fabulous theatre with some of the favorite performers. Then the celebration continued on the main stage where they enjoyed an elegant three-course meal, catered by Carfagna's Kitchen, a Columbus favorite for the past 75 years. As an added pleasure, many of the performers joined each table on stage in costume and in character during the dinner. Throughout the evening they could bid on silent auction items with all kinds of great items to bid on including signed posters, a weekend getaway, and a couple of walk-on performances for shows in their upcoming season.



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