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Photo Coverage: First look at Gallery Players' FUNNY GIRL the musicalPhoto Coverage: First look at Gallery Players' FUNNY GIRL the musical
Posted: Dec. 9, 2018


Photo Coverage: First look at Ohio University Lancaster's THE DROWSY CHAPERONEPhoto Coverage: First look at Ohio University Lancaster's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Posted: Nov. 25, 2018


Photo Coverage: First look at CATCO's THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONERPhoto Coverage: First look at CATCO's THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER
Posted: Nov. 28, 2018


Photo Coverage: First Look at Worthington Community Theatre's THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBEPhoto Coverage: First Look at Worthington Community Theatre's THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE
Posted: Dec. 6, 2018


Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' A CHRISTMAS CAROLPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Posted: Nov. 30, 2018


Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's A CHRISTMAS CAROLPhoto Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Posted: Dec. 7, 2018


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Photo Flash: Inside Mike Faist's Ohio Artists Gathering's Event RAPID TRANSITPhoto Flash: Inside Mike Faist's Ohio Artists Event RAPID TRANSIT
Posted: Mar. 17, 2018


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: Inside Weathervane Playhouse's NEW YEAR'S EVE GALAPhoto Coverage: Inside Weathervane Playhouse's NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA
Posted: Jan. 2, 2018


Photo Coverage: First look at Gallery Players' FUNNY GIRL the musicalPhoto 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 CAROLPhoto 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 WARDROBEPhoto 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 CAROLPhoto 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

Photo Coverage: First look at CATCO's THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONERPhoto Coverage: First look at CATCO's THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER
November 28, 2018

The crew of a Great Lakes schooner risks everything to bring the Christmas spirit to German immigrants in Chicago homesick for their motherland during the late 19th century. Families and kids of all ages will be touched by this heartwarming musical that reveals the real meaning of Christmas. Includes songs such as 'We All Have Songs,' 'Pass it On,' 'What is it About the Water?' and 'Hardwater Sailor.' Performances are November 28th thru December 16th at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: http://catco.org/shows/2018-2019/the-christmas-schooner

Photo Coverage: First look at Ohio University Lancaster's THE DROWSY CHAPERONEPhoto Coverage: First look at Ohio University Lancaster's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
November 25, 2018

The DROWSY Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and 'The DROWSY Chaperone' begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight. Rated - PG. SHOWS/DATES: Thursday, November 29 - Sunday, December 2, 2018 ONLINE TICKETS: https://commerce.cashnet.com/oul-theatre

Photo Coverage: First look at Performing Arts Creative Ensemble's CRIMES OF THE HEARTPhoto Coverage: First look at Performing Arts Creative Ensemble's CRIMES OF THE HEART
November 15, 2018

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future-but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended. Performances are November 15th thru 18th at the Columbus Dance Theatre, 592 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: https://pacecolumbus.com/

Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEPhoto Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
November 9, 2018

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. Performances run November 9th thru November 18th at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St, Hilliard, OH, 43026. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/5916. For performance times and more information visit: http://www.hilliardartscouncil.org/spellingbee/.

Photo Coverage: First look at King Avenue Players' ANNIEPhoto Coverage: First look at King Avenue Players' ANNIE
November 8, 2018

Leapin' lizards! Annie, one of America's favorite spunky little redheads is coming to King Ave Players. Set during the depression, orphan Annie is determined to find her parents. In this fun-filled musical, Annie foils evil schemes, befriends the President and finds and new family for herself and her lovable mutt, Sandy. Annie boasts one of Broadway's most memorable scores with songs including "Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street" and "Tomorrow." Bet your bottom dollar you won't want to miss this family-friendly musical. Performances Thur Nov 8th - Sat Nov 10th @ 7:30 and Sun Nov 11th at 3:00 pm. Free childcare is available during the Friday evening and Sunday matinee performances. Performance is at King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave., Columbus, OH. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is encouraged

Photo Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's GRAMERCY GHOSTPhoto Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's GRAMERCY GHOST
November 2, 2018

Most people inherit property, but we've never heard of anyone inheriting a ghost. Nancy Willard did! When Amelia Bullock, Nancy's landlady and owner of a delightful old house, dies at the age of 103, Nancy learns that she has been left something named Nathaniel Coombes, a young, handsome Revolutionary solder. Nancy is the only one who can see Nathaniel, which causes interesting situations with her fiance, Parker Burnett and a young newspaperman, Charley Stewart. Performances run November 2nd thru November 18th, 2018 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 Bruce Jacklin & Co's I'M NOT RAPPAPORTPhoto Coverage: First look at Bruce Jacklin & Co's I'M NOT RAPPAPORT
October 28, 2018

Meet Midge and Nat, two old codgers who meet in the park daily. Midge is an African- American janitor, hiding from his tenants who want him to retire; Nat is a Jewish old time radical, hiding from irrelevance by spinning fantasies and fighting injustice both real and imagined. Their cantankerous relationship is the stuff of pure comic genius. Performances are November 2nd thru November 17th 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 Catco and Evolution Theatre Company's BREAKING THE CODEPhoto Coverage: First look at Catco and Evolution Theatre Company's BREAKING THE CODE
October 22, 2018

Mathematical genius Alan Turing was a pioneer in the field of computers and computer science. His work breaking Nazi code during World War II saved countless lives, yet he plummeted into ruin after his secret life was discovered. Co-produced with Evolution Theatre Company Performances are October 24th thru November 11th at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: http://catco.org/shows/2018-2019/breaking-the-code

Photo Coverage: First Look at Westgate Theatre Co. and Carriage Place Players' JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOATPhoto Coverage: First Look at Westgate Theatre Co. and Carriage Place Players' JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
October 19, 2018

Westgate Theatre Co. and Carriage Place Players is proud to present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Joseph is a musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story is based on the 'coat of many colors' story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis. Westgate Theatre Co. & Carriage Place Players are partnering with Empty Bowls, a local project to fight hunger. Friday - During intermission, there will be a silent auction for bowls donated by local artists. Saturday - 5 p.m. bowls and soup event - for a $10 minimum donation, select a bowl and enjoy homemade soup and bread then keep the handmade bowl. All proceeds from the Empty Bowls events benefit the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Performances are October 19th thru 21st at Westgate Community Recreation Center, 455 S Westgate Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Tickets $5 at the door. For more information, call 614-645-3264.

Photo Coverage: First look at Wagnalls Community Theater Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY  THE MUSICAL
October 19, 2018

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. (Rated PG) The Addams Family performs October 19th thru November 4th, 2018, Fri/Sat at 7:30pm and Sun at 3pm at The Wagnalls Memorial, 150 E. Columbus, St., Lithopolis, OH 43136. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: https://wagnalls.org/calendar/wagnalls-community-theater

Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' ARSENIC & OLD LACEPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' ARSENIC & OLD LACE
October 17, 2018

In this enduring comedy, a drama critic must deal with his eccentric family, including two sweet aunts who cheerfully poison elderly men with elderberry wine. Performances run October 19th thru November 4th 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 New Vision Dance Co.'s KALEIDOSCOPEPhoto Coverage: First look at New Vision Dance Co.'s KALEIDOSCOPE
October 13, 2018

Our highly anticipated fall finale KALEIDOSCOPE, will grace the stage at the Jeanne B. McCoy Center for the Arts. Be transported through the lens and captivated by color as we move in a constantly changing pattern of objects and shapes in KALEIDOSCOPE on October 13th & 14th. Guest Artists include sculptor Sarah Hahn, pianist Max Rubin, vocalist Drew Belpedio, dancers Jarrett Reimers & Karen Wing, dancer Leisa DeCarlo, the cast of NAHS Theatre's FOOTLOOSE the Musical and the Paula Trybus vocal studio. Featuring choreography by Artistic Director Melissa Gould, Lisa Barry, Ryan Shaw, Daniel Kiley, Caitlin Gregory and Marlee Scholten. When: 10/13 at 8:00 pm and 10/14 at 2:00 pm Where: McCoy CPA 100 E Dublin Granville Rd, New Albany, OH 43054 Reserved seat Adult $20, Students & Seniors $12(All tickets subject to a $1.50 facility fee) Online: ticketmaster.com By phone: Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000 or CAPA 614-469-0939 In person: by visiting the CAPA Ticket Center at the Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., Columbus

Photo Coverage: First Look at Gallery Players' FALSETTOSPhoto Coverage: First Look at Gallery Players' FALSETTOS
October 12, 2018

Gallery Players presents Falsettos, with book by William Finn and James Lapine and music and lyrics by William Finn from October 13-28, 2018. Falsettos is a touching and profound look into a large, modern, dysfunctional, yet loving Jewish family in New York in the 1970s. With mixed and matched love triangles and non-traditional family values, it has become a Broadway classic. Performances are October 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27 and 28, 2018. Gallery Players, 1125 College Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209. Please visit http://columbusjcc.org/cultural-arts/gallery-players/ to get specific showtimes and purchase tickets.

Photo Coverage: First look at King Avenue Players' THE LARAMIE PROJECTPhoto Coverage: First look at King Avenue Players' THE LARAMIE PROJECT
October 12, 2018

This staged reading is in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard, the young man who, in October 1998, was savagely beaten and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. One performance only - Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:30pm. Performance is at King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave., Columbus, OH. PLEASE NOTE: This show is not suitable for young audiences as it contains strong adult language, adult situations, and adult subject matter including descriptions of violence in a brutal hate crime. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. All profits will be donated to Kaleidoscope Youth Center and Equitas Health.

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
September 21, 2018

Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the '70's take center stage in this homage to classic disaster films. A group of New Yorkers attends the opening of a floating casino and discotheque that quickly succumbs to multiple disasters. Additionally, this play keeps with a 1970's theme by being a jukebox musical, using popular songs of the decade as musical numbers. Performances run September 21st thru October 7th, 2018 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 Evolution Theatre Company's DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYONDPhoto Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND
September 18, 2018

The Devil Boys are back! We're reviving our 2011 production that started it all. Flying Saucers...Backstabbing Bitches...Muscle Hunks and Men in Pumps! Wake up and smell the alien invasion in this outrageous comedy. Devil Boys from Beyond is an uproarious homage to C-movies, lead-ing ladies, low-budget sci-films of the 50's and the golden age of camp. Cheap in all the right ways, you'll laugh your a#@^ probe off! Performances are September 20th thru September 29th at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: http://evolutiontheatre.org/



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