Jerri Shafer

Jerri Shafer


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


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


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


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
Posted: Feb. 10, 2017


Photo Coverage: First Look at LG Initiative's BLEEDING HEARTS:  The Darker Side of LovePhotos: LG Initiative's BLEEDING HEARTS: The Darker Side of Love
Posted: Feb. 9, 2017


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


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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 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.

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!



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