Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 11/25/2012

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ASSASSINS
The Forum Theater
11/28-12/8/2012
An anarchist firearms proprietor, a darkly charismatic John Wilkes Booth, and a cast of aspiring presidential assassins vie to "hit the prez and win a prize!" Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman'smusical treks through American history asking:whether for love, money, recognition, or a cause, whynotkill the president?
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Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 11/25/2012 PROOF
Curtain Players Theatre
11/23-12/9/2012
Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play. On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness ? or genius ? will she inherit?
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Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 11/25/2012 JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Weathervane Community Playhouse
11/22-12/16/2012
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.Lyrics by Tim Rice; Music by Andrew Lloyd WebberFor more information on Weathervane Community Playhouse, click hereFor more information on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, click here
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Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 11/25/2012 THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
Columbus Children's Theatre
11/29-12/23/2012
The Herdmans return to CCT in this hilarious Christmas tale. A couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids, probably the most inventively awful kids in history! You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Described by McCall's Magazine as "An American classic" and by the Seattle Times as "One of the best Christmas stories ever - and certainly one of the funniest," this delightful comedy is adapted from the best selling book.
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Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 11/25/2012 CHRISTMAS PAGEANT CRISIS
Mystery & Mayhem Dinner Theatre
11/6-12/27/2012
The Glad Tidings Players perform a Christmas Pageant every year. Their claim to fame, so to speak, derives from the same two performers playing the lead roles for the last ten years. This year marks a record-breaking accomplishment for the most consecutive years with the same leads. But problems abound this year. The angels are on strike; The Farmer who loans the animals sold his farm; the shepherds are allergic to hay; the stage manager is nuttier than a fruit cake; and the stable is condemned. Will the Glad Tidings Players present the Pageant and shine and bask in the glow of accomplishment, or will they have an epiphany as they mull over what to do next? You'll not want to miss this hilarious Holiday Who-done-it.
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