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Columbus' CAPA Presents LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL, CATS, et. al in 2010-2011 Season

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CAPA today announced its season lineup for 2010-11. Highlights include the return of Columbus' favorite saxophonist extraordinaire, Dave Koz, and the ever-popular, riotous comedy of The Second City. Columbus debuts include acoustic guitarist Benise who brings his lavish stage production, The Spanish Guitar, to the Palace Theatre; DRUMLINE LIVE,a show-style marching band showcase based on the film Drumline; and world-renowned, contemporary ballet company, Complexions.

For more information about CAPA's 2010-2011 Season, visit www.capa.com. Tickets for most shows go on sale to the general public on Monday, September 13, (unless otherwise noted) at the Ohio Theatre Ticket Office (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and
www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614)469-0939 or (800)745-3000.

CAPA 2010-11 SEASON Highlights (full calendar available via www.capa.com)

LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL
September 28 - October 3
Co-presented with Broadway Across America
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets on sale August 12, prices start at $22.50.

It's here, and it's "AN ELLE OF A SHOW" (TIME Magazine). The hilarious MGM film is Broadway's new smash hit musical, and now Legally Blonde the Musical is coming to Columbus. Legally Blonde follows sorority star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde who doesn't take "no" for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before-Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. After turning Broadway and MTV hot pink, this "Feel-Good Song and Dance Juggernaut" (New York Magazine) is "The Best New Musical Around!" (WOR). This engagement is made possible through the generous support of Broadway series sponsors Fifth Third Bank, WSYX-TV ABC 6, and Columbia Gas of Ohio.

Ailey II
Saturday, October 30, 8 pm
Capitol Theatre (77 S. High St.)
Tickets range from $20 - $35

Ailey II's exceptional modern ballet dance company merges the spirit and energy of the country's best young talent with the passion and creative vision of today's most outstanding choreographers. The dancers are the most gifted of their generation, translating strength, agility, and grace of body and soul into stirring, powerful performances. Ailey II will perform an exhilarating and diverse repertoire that includes Alvin Ailey's timeless classics as well as new works by both dance veterans and celebrated emerging choreographers. This must-see presentation will feature the first Ailey II performance of the world-renowned and breathtaking piece, "Revelations," in Columbus. This Spectrum Series performance is made possible through the generous support of series sponsors David and Mo Meuse.

Disney Live! presents Mickey's Magic Show
Friday, November 5, 3 pm & 6:30 pm
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets on sale now, prices range from $20.50 - $57.50

In a captivating combination, Master Magician Mickey Mouse and the always-dazzling Minnie join forces with professional illusionists for a magical production on stage. Disney Live! presents Mickey's Magic Show features grand illusions and favorite Disney characters, including Donald and Goofy; Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother; Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter; and beloved Disney princesses Jasmine, Belle, and Snow White. From the breathtaking levitation of Minnie and Jasmine to the transformation of Cinderella's rags into riches in a split second, Disney Live! presents Mickey's Magic Show gives families a whole new way to experience Disney Magic. Adults and
children alike will delight in this stunning spectacle that will keep them in awe from opening to curtain call. This Family Series performance is made possible through the generous support of series
sponsors AEP.

The Temptations
Sunday, November 14, 7 pm
Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.)
Tickets range from $20 - $50

The Temptations, one of the most iconic bands in the history of American music, have become an institution noted for their precise choreography and blend of R&B vocal sensibilities. Founding and original member Otis Williams has continued to keep The Temptations' sound alive and at the top of the charts throughout their 49-year history. As members of the Rock ‘n' Roll Hall of Fame and listed as one of the top 50 bands of all time in Rolling Stone Magazine, The Temptations have earned four Grammy Awards, 18 #1 Billboard singles, 23 top ten singles, and 10 top ten albums. With great songs and a 15-piece band, their live stage show is an experience that continues to "wow" audiences around the world. This Spectrum Series performance is made possible through the generous support of Univar and series sponsors David and Mo Meuse.

Benise - The Spanish Guitar
Wednesday, November 17, 8 pm
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets on sale now, prices range from $22.50 - $52.50

The Spanish Guitar is the epic tale of Benise's voyages across the globe-the cobblestone streets of Old Havana, an Arabian desert, the romantic canals of Venice, the oldest bull ring in Spain, a quaint
Paris café, and the sacred temples of India. With Benise's masterful playing, brilliantly choreographed dance numbers, and the unparalleled beauty of female dancers "The Gitanas," The Spanish Guitar gives Latin dance a luminous makeover. This Caliente Series performance is made
possible through the generous support of series sponsors David and Mo Meuse.

Aida
Co-presented with The Ohio State University Department of Theatre
November 18 - November 21
Tickets range from $20 - $30, $11 for November 19, 11AM performance only

Ohio State Theatre returns to the Southern to present the Tony Award-winning, pop-rock musical Aida, a contemporary take on the classic love story between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. As forbidden love blossoms between them, the young lovers are forced to face death or part forever. Together, they set a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.

CATS
Co-presented with Broadway Across America
November 19 - November 21
Tickets start at $22.50

There's no better way to introduce your family to the wonders of live theater than with the magic, the mystery, the memory of CATS. What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in an airport bookshop has become one of the longest running shows in Broadway history. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies, including the hit song, "Memory." This engagement
is made possible through the generous support of Broadway series sponsors Fifth Third Bank, WSYX-TV ABC 6, and Columbia Gas of Ohio.

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
November 26 - November 28
Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.)
Tickets range from $22 - $32

A Columbus tradition for more than 30 years, the Nebraska Theatre Caravan returns with the national touring production of A Christmas Carol. Capturing every detail of the Dickens classic, from the spine-chilling ghosts and gorgeous renditions of traditional British carols to crotchety Scrooge and lovable Tiny Tim, Columbus audiences have come to love Charles Dickens' enchanting story and this treasured holiday event. This Family Series performance is made possible through the generous support of Bob Evans and series sponsors AEP.

Dave Koz & Friends - A Smooth Jazz Christmas 2010
Sunday, December 5, 7 pm
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets range from $27.50 - $62.50

The Dave Koz & Friends 2010 Smooth Jazz Christmas tour will be extra-special this year as South African singer/guitarist Jonathan Butler, keyboardist Brian Culbertson, and Dutch saxophone star Candy Dulfer join the multi-Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire in celebrating the joys of the season. The foursome will perform hits from their respective catalogues and join together on a variety of holiday standards for a high-energy, soul-inspiring show the whole family will love. This performance is made possible through the generous support of Univar.

Rock of Ages
Co-presented with Broadway Across America
December 7 - December 12
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets start at $22.50

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker in LA's most famous rock club, and they fell in love to the greatest songs of the ‘80s. It's the five-time 2009 Tony® Award nominee Rock of Ages, an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake, and many more. Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud,
and partying on! (Will your kids love Rock of Ages as much as you will? We think they'll have a great time, but you should know that some of the costumes, dancing, and language may not be appropriate for kids under the age of 14.) This engagement is made possible through the generous support of Broadway series sponsors Fifth Third Bank, WSYX-TV ABC 6, and Columbia Gas of Ohio.

Over the Rhine
Tuesday, December 7, 8 pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Tickets: $26

Described as a "sometimes pensive, often poetic, and continually progressive folk-pop ensemble," Cincinnati-based Over the Rhine has been making music for more than 20 years. Fronted by Karin Bergquist's torchy, devil-may-care voice brimming with Midwestern soul, the band is led by brilliant keyboardist and songwriter Linford Detweiler who can seamlessly move from avant garde jazz to whisper-quiet folk subtleties to flat out rock. Over the Rhine may well be one of Americana's best kept secrets.

STOMP
Co-presented with Broadway Across America
January 14 - January 16
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets start at $22.50

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique, and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments - matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, lighters, hubcaps - to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. This engagement is made possible through the generous support of Broadway series sponsors Fifth Third Bank, WSYX-TV ABC 6, and Columbia Gas of Ohio.

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