Jane Austen's enduring novel of romance, class, and society comes to stage in the popular Jon Jory (Actors' Theatre of Louisville) adaptation. The play is a delightful take on the novel, complete with all of the wit, love, and charm of the original. Performances are June 22 thru July 16, 2017. Thursdays through Sundays @ 8pm. Schiller Park (German Village), Amphitheatre Stage, Columbus, Ohio. For information on donations and seat reservations, visit http://theactorstheatre.orgPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' ALICE: A variation on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland June 16, 2017
Join us in the park! Curtain Players is pleased to present Ara Vito's ALICE: A variation on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland in partnership with Westerville Parks & Recreation. Alice: A Variation on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is a new take on Carroll's classic tales crafting a story of a young girl named Alice Pleasance Liddell and the relationship she develops with Charles Dodgson (alias Lewis Carroll). Overcoming her parents' stifling indifference, Alice discovers her creativity through adventures on the other side of the looking glass, conquering her fears as she approaches a vision of her true self. The play is framed within a conversation between Carroll and Liddell, who was the inspiration for the fictional Alice character. Performances run June 15th thru 24 th at 8:00 pm. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets as it's all free lawn seating (donations accepted). Parking will be available in the park along Alum Park Drive (accessible from W. Main Street) and on the lawn near the amphitheater (as accessed from Alum Park Dr.) Please visit www.curtainplayers.org.Photo Coverage: First Look at Exit Left's SEMINAR June 9, 2017
In Seminar, a provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy. Seminar performs June 9th thru 18th at the The Garden Theater, 1187 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201. Purchase tickets at: http://shortnorthstage.org/calendar/v/619Photo Coverage: First Look at SRO's THE 39 STEPS June 8, 2017
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! The 39 Steps performs June 9th thru 18th at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For more info visit http://www.srotheatre.org/Photo Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' JULIUS CAESAR May 30, 2017
William Shakespeare's classic drama about politics and power. Presented in a modern setting, the production gives the audience new insights into the pressurized culture of honor, fame, war, and betrayal. Performances are May 25 thru June 18, 2017. Thursdays through Sundays @ 8pm. Schiller Park (German Village), Amphitheatre Stage, Columbus, Ohio. For information on donations and seat reservations, visit http://theactorstheatre.orgPhoto Coverage: Inside Actor's Theatre of Columbus' Tent Dinner May 28, 2017
On Friday, May 26th, Actor's Theatre of Columbus celebrated their 36th year of performing in the historic Schiller Park by hosting its annual tent dinner and fundraiser. Guests were treated with pre-show entertainment, silent auction, outdoor fine dining, and their season-opening performance of Julius Caesar. For more information on how you can donate to Actor's Theatre or become involved, visit them on facebook, http://theactorstheatre.org/ or write to email@example.comPhoto Coverage: Inside King Avenue Players' MISCAST CABARET May 23, 2017
On Saturday, May 20th, King Avenue Players' presented their first MisCast Cabaret. Hosted by Sunny 95's Trisha Moore, the audience was treated with actors singing actresses' showstoppers, young women filling old men's roles and seniors playing ingenues. For more information on how you can donate to King Avenue Players or become involved, visit King Avenue Players on facebook, http://kingaveplayers.weebly.com/ or write to firstname.lastname@example.orgPhoto Coverage: First Look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' The Last Unicorn May 21, 2017
Grandview Carriage Place Players presents: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle with stage adaption by Ed Rutherford. Please join us for the Columbus premiere! Performances are May 19 & 20 @ 7:00 pm and May 21st @ 2pm in the Van Fleet Theater, Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. Tickets can be purchased at the door.Photo Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL May 12, 2017
Daring sword fights, beheadings, mob rule, a wedding and a prince! What more could you ask for? As the Reign of Terror reaches its bloody climax in 1794, a brave band of Englishmen risk their lives to rescue the intended victims of the guillotine. Their leader is an enigmatic hero known only by his calling card: the red, star-shaped wildflower, the Scarlet Pimpernel. Based on the classic novel by Baroness Orczy, the musical vividly portrays the romance, intrigue and horrors of one of the most tumultuous periods in history, mixing historical fact with dramatic adventure. Performances run May 18th thru May 21st, 2017 at Little Theatre Off Broadway, 3981 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio. For reservations/more info visit: http://www.ltob.org or call 614-875-3919Photo Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' SISTER ACT May 11, 2017
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
Performances May 11-13, 2017 at 8pm and May 14th at 3:00 pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior. Northland Performing Arts Center (NPAC), 4411 Tamarack Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43229. Visit www.imaginecolumbus.org for information on purchasing tickets.Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' TREVOR May 5, 2017
Inspired by true events, Trevor is a subversive comedy about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves in order to keep people from taking away an erratic, 200-pound chimpanzee. At the center of this hilarious and heart-wrenching play are two individuals fighting against a world unable to understand their love: Trevor, a chimpanzee who once performed in commercials, and his owner Sandra, who swears he would never hurt a fly at least not on purpose. A moving exploration of family, flawed communication, and humanity.
Performances run May 5th thru 21st at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org/season/2016-2017/6_trevor.phpPhoto 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 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 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 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/612Photo 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. 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.orgPhoto 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 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 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.