Jerri Shafer

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Photo Coverage: Inside the Pleasure Guild's Performance of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID for Nationwide Children's HospitalPhoto Coverage: Inside the Pleasure Guild's Performance of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID for Nationwide Children's Hospital
Posted: Feb. 25, 2019


Photo Coverage: First look at CATCO is Theatre's LIFE SUCKS.Photo Coverage: First look at CATCO is Theatre's LIFE SUCKS.
Posted: Mar. 18, 2019


Photo Coverage: First look at the World Premiere of Evolution Theatre Company's THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOMPhoto Coverage: First look at the World Premiere of Evolution Theatre Company's THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
Posted: Mar. 14, 2019


Photo Coverage: First Look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' THE ADDAMS FAMILY: A NEW MUSICALPhoto Coverage: First Look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' THE ADDAMS FAMILY: A NEW MUSICAL
Posted: Mar. 15, 2019


Photo Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's CABARETPhoto Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's CABARET
Posted: Mar. 7, 2019


Photo Coverage: Extra Extra! NEWSIES Come to the Gallery PlayersPhoto Coverage: Extra Extra! NEWSIES Come to the Gallery Players
Posted: Mar. 4, 2019


Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRSPhoto Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
Posted: Mar. 8, 2019


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Photo Coverage: First look at Off the Lake Productions' DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEADPhoto Coverage: First look at Off the Lake Productions' DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD
Posted: Mar. 23, 2018


Photo Coverage: First look at New Albany Middle School's LEGALLY BLONDEPhoto Coverage: First look at New Albany Middle School's LEGALLY BLONDE
Posted: Apr. 6, 2018


Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' CHARLOTTE'S WEBPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' CHARLOTTE'S WEB
Posted: Jun. 14, 2018


Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's HELLO, DOLLY!Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's HELLO, DOLLY!
Posted: Jul. 13, 2018


Photo Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPhoto Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Posted: Aug. 9, 2018


Photo Coverage: Inside the Pleasure Guild's Performance of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID for Nationwide Children's HospitalPhoto Coverage: Inside the Pleasure Guild's Performance of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID for Nationwide Children's Hospital
Posted: Feb. 25, 2019


Photo Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's DISASTER! THE MUSICALPhoto Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's DISASTER! THE MUSICAL
Posted: Sep. 21, 2018


Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' DOUBT
March 22, 2019

A Catholic nun who serves as principal of a 1960s Bronx parochial school accuses a priest of molesting a student in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Performances run March 22nd thru April 7th at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org

Photo Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
March 22, 2019

Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser, including 'I Believe in You,' 'Brotherhood of Man' and 'The Company Way.' Performances are March 22nd thru the 31st at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: https://www.imaginecolumbus.org/

Photo Coverage: First look at CATCO is Theatre's LIFE SUCKS.
March 18, 2019

Life Sucks. by Aaron Posner and directed by Steven Anderson. A contemporary spin on Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, in which a group of individuals explores life's most perplexing questions and ponders whether life really does suck. Imagine Woody Allen interpreting the Russian playwright in modern times and you will understand a fraction of the hysterical angst. Life Sucks. performs March 20 - April 7, 2019, in Studio One at the Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://catco.org/shows/2018-2019/life-sucks

Photo Coverage: First Look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' THE ADDAMS FAMILY: A NEW MUSICAL
March 15, 2019

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents. Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams. Performances are March 15th & 16th @ 7:00 pm and March 17th @ 2pm in the Van Fleet Theater, Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, call John Heisel at: 614-645-3715 or visit: https://www.columbus.gov/theatre

Photo Coverage: First look at the World Premiere of Evolution Theatre Company's THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
March 14, 2019

A One Woman Show - Written and performed by Priyanka Shetty Unapologetically Indian, The Elephant in the Room is a tumultuous ride through seemingly immiscible cultures, love and loss, issues of race and the desperation that comes with not fitting in. It is a tribute to the influential factors of time, death, changing contexts, and the forces that build and break. The play navigates the author's transition from her deeply-embedded roots in India to finding context and common ground in America. It is an attempt to find an inkling of a bigger picture and the joining of the audience in this struggle. Performances are Thursday March 14th thru Saturday March 16th at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. Book your tickets while it's still Buy one get one free! Use the promo code YES: https://tinyurl.com/y2lqyep8

Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
March 8, 2019

Brighton Beach Memoirs is part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here." Performances March 8th thru 17th at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St, Hilliard, OH, 43026. For performance times and more information visit: http://www.hilliardartscouncil.org/a-christmas-carol/.

Photo Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's CABARET
March 7, 2019

Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, Cabaret focuses on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles. Cabaret's music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb. Directed by Dan Kuhlman. Performances run March 8th thru the 24th, 2019 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: Extra Extra! NEWSIES Come to the Gallery Players
March 4, 2019

Inspired by a true story and based off the 1992 Disney film, NEWSIES tells the story of newspaper boys in 1899 who make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. After a newspaper cost hike at the expense of the newspaper boys, one of them, Jack Kelly, plus an independent newspaper owner Katherine Plummer, organize a strike against the big publishing companies. Appropriate for audiences of all ages. Performances are March 2nd thru the 17th. Gallery Players, 1125 College Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209. Please visit jccgalleryplayers.org to get specific show times and purchase tickets.

Photo Coverage: Inside the Pleasure Guild's Performance of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID for Nationwide Children's Hospital
February 25, 2019

The Butterfly Guild - formerly Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children's Hospital presented Disney's The Little Mermaid February 22-24th, 2019. This is their annual broadway-style production at the historic Palace Theatre in downtown Columbus. All of the proceeds raised goes to support Nationwide Children's Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care Program.

Photo Coverage: First look at Bloody Good Theatre Productions Theatre Company's LIZZIE
February 15, 2019

LIZZIE is four women fronting a six-piece rock band. LIZZIE is rage, sex, betrayal, and bloody murder. LIZZIE is American mythology set to a blistering rock score. LIZZIE is a new American musical with a sound owing less to Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber than to Bikini Kill, the Runaways, and Heart. Performances run Friday, February 15th, at 7:30pm, Saturday, February 16th, at 2:00pm, and Saturday, February 16th, at 7:30pm at The Park Street Theatre (512 North Park Street). Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling the CCT ticket office at 614-224-6672.

Photo Coverage: Inside Andrew Lippa's UNBREAKABLE * Album Release Party
February 11, 2019

On Sunday February 10th, Tom Regouski hosted an album release party for the Original Cast Recording of Andrew Lippa's latest work 'Unbreakable' Spanning 120 years of unsung history, Unbreakable is an epic choral work exploring the gay experience in America. Andrew talked about the album and played a few numbers from the show. The party was held at Ethel's bar at the Short North Stage.

Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time
February 8, 2019

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. Performances run February 8th thru the 24th at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org

Photo Coverage: Preview: Bloody Good Productions Theatre Co. Presents Columbus Premiere of LIZZIE
February 2, 2019

Columbus is going to get the axe this Valentine's day weekend as Bloody Good Productions Theatre Company presents its premiere production, LIZZIE by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer (music and lyrics), Tim Maner (book, lyrics, and additional music), and Alan Stevens Hewitt (music, additional lyrics, and orchestrations). This production marks the Columbus premiere of LIZZIE.

Photo Coverage: First look at Bruce Jacklin & Co's THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY
February 1, 2019

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate-and an impromptu happy hour-and decide it's high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they've lost through the years. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment-and most importantly, realize it's never too late to make new old friends. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say "Cheers!" to this joyful and surprisingly touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy! Performances are February 1st thru March 2nd at The Alcove Restaurant, 116 South Main Street, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. For tickets or more information, visit: https://www.alcoverestaurant.com/index.php/en/tickets

Photo Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' INTO THE WOODS
January 25, 2019

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. Performances are January 25th through February 2nd at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: https://www.imaginecolumbus.org/

Photo Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's THE GAME'S AFOOT
January 20, 2019

It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Performances run January 18th thru February 3rd, 2019 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 Gallery Players' FUNNY GIRL the musical
December 9, 2018

Rising NYC actress Paula Shtein returns to Columbus to star in the semi-biographical story of beloved comedienne and Broadway star Fanny Brice. As she waits for her husband to return from prison, the star of Ziegfeld Follies reflects on her life and her rise to fame. This hit musical is full of Broadway classics such as "Don't Rain on My Parade," "People," and "Sadie, Sadie, Married Lady," that will be sure to stick in your head. Funny Girl, book by Isobel Lennart, lyrics by Bob Merrill, and music by Jule Styne. Performances are December 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22 & 23rd, 2018. Gallery Players, 1125 College Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209. Please visit jccgalleryplayers.org to get specific show times and purchase tickets.

Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 7, 2018

This is our annual production of the classic Charles Dickens story of Ebenezer Scrooge. In addition to a cash donation for admission, we will also accept donations of toys or canned goods and foods to benefit families in need in our area this holiday season. Please bring one or more of the following per person attending: cash donation ($5 or more suggested), a new, unwrapped toy, or canned food items (5 or more suggested). Performances December 7th & 8th at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St, Hilliard, OH, 43026. For performance times and more information visit: http://www.hilliardartscouncil.org/a-christmas-carol/

Photo Coverage: First Look at Worthington Community Theatre's THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE
December 6, 2018

Join us in Narnia for Worthington Community Theatre's December production of CS Lewis' The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Performances are December 7, 8, and 9th, 2018 at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, 777 Evening St., Worthington, Ohio. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.mcconnellarts.org/worthington-community-theatre-the-lion-the-witch-and-the-wardrobe/

Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
November 30, 2018

An adaptation of the story of Ebenezer Scrooge's journey from an embittered, ungenerous creature into a giving, caring human being at the hands of three spirits, who, one Christmas Eve, show him what life means. Performances run November 30th thru December 16th at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org



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