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Jerri Shafer

Jerri Shafer Jerri has loved taking photos all her life and was always the one in the family who took everyone’s picture. After her daughter was born, Jerri started scrapbooking and she became interested in taking better pictures for her scrapbooks. Then after her daughter started an interest in musical theatre, Jerri started taking pictures of the shows and developed a love for musical theatre as well. She has been seen snapping pics at many theatres around Columbus and surrounding areas. To see more of Jerri’s work, visit http://jams.smugmug.com


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Photo Coverage: First look at New Albany Middle School's SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE Jr! PhotoPhoto Coverage: First look at New Albany Middle School's SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE Jr!
Posted: Apr. 22, 2021


Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION PhotoPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION
Posted: Apr. 16, 2021


Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's FROM WHITE PLAINS PhotoPhoto Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's FROM WHITE PLAINS
Posted: May. 11, 2021


Photo Coverage: First look at Columbus Immersive Theater's THE ADDAMS FAMILY PhotoPhoto Coverage: First look at Columbus Immersive Theater's THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Posted: May. 13, 2021


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Photo Coverage: First look at Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools Performin PhotoPhoto Coverage: First look at Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools Performing Arts' THE MEETING
Posted: Feb. 12, 2021


Photo Coverage: First look at THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at the Garden Theatre PhotoPhoto Coverage: First look at THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at the Garden Theatre
Posted: Oct. 15, 2020


Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' REST ASSURED PhotoPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' REST ASSURED
Posted: Feb. 4, 2021


Photo Coverage: First Look at Red Herring Productions' A BETTER AND NOBLER MAN PhotoPhoto Coverage: First Look at Red Herring Productions' A BETTER AND NOBLER MAN
Posted: Jan. 20, 2021


Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' SENSE & SENSIBILITY PhotoPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' SENSE & SENSIBILITY
Posted: Oct. 22, 2020


Photo Coverage: First Look at Hilliard Arts Council's TALKING WITH PhotoPhoto Coverage: First Look at Hilliard Arts Council's TALKING WITH
Posted: Feb. 27, 2021


Photo Flash: First look at THE GRETTA AND GILDA EASTER SPECTACULAR PhotoPhoto Flash: First look at THE GRETTA AND GILDA EASTER SPECTACULAR
Posted: Apr. 3, 2021


Photo Coverage: First look at Reynoldsburg HS and Eastland-Fairfield Performing Arts' STEEL MAGNOLIAS
May 14, 2021

Anybody who’s anybody is a regular at Truvy’s salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana Along with her shy and mysterious assistant Annelle, Truvy treats the hair, nails, and souls of her clients with the greatest of care. There’s nothing M’Lynn won’t do for her soon-to-be-married daughter Shelby as she navigates her wedding day and other milestones. The irascible Ouiser and the well-to-do widow Clairee add spice to this delightful Southern stew. This remarkable group of women form friendships as lovely as the magnolia and tough as steel. Performances May 14th & 15th, 2021. Eastland-Fairfield's Performing Arts program at Reynoldsburg High School's Livingston Campus will present Steel Magnolias, Robert Harling’s classic story. There is no admission fee and the performance will be held in the RHS auditorium. Donations will be accepted and will benefit the Anita Miller Scholarship fund which has been decimated due to COVID-19 programming cancellations. Reservations required! Please email SteelMagReservations@gmail.com with the number of people in your party and which night you would like to attend.

Photo Coverage: First look at Columbus Immersive Theater's THE ADDAMS FAMILY
May 13, 2021

'The Addams Family' features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. 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. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. Performances are live and streaming May 13th thru the 30th, 2021 at the Garden Theater, 1187 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: https://columbusimmersive.com/

Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's FROM WHITE PLAINS
May 11, 2021

Evolution Theatre Company announces the opening of its Inaugural Season at the Abbey Theater of Dublin with the AREA PREMIERE of the critically acclaimed play FROM WHITE PLAINS, written by Michael Perlman and directed by Joe Bishara, Theater Supervisor at the Abbey Theater of Dublin. The play focuses on the effects of childhood bullying as the adults who once endured and caused it, confront the past. In an emotional Academy Awards acceptance speech, Dennis publicly denounces Ethan, the high school bully who he believes pushed his gay best friend to suicide, and who, fifteen years later, inspired the screenplay that garnered the Oscar. As the speech escalates from internationally televised to viral, a now more mature Ethan must confront what he did as a teenager. Thrust into the court of public opinion, their closest relationships begin to unravel. When old actions have unforgivable consequences, how can the world be expected to move forward, and does anyone ever outgrow who they were in high school? Preview on May 13th and performances from May 14th thru the 22nd 2021 16th at the Abbey Theater of Dublin, 5600 Post Road, Dublin, OH 43017. Patrons wishing to view the production from the comfort of their home may live-stream the performances on May 14 @8PM, May 16 @2PM, and May 22 @8PM. Tickets for all performances may be purchased on the Evolution Theatre Company website http://evolutiontheatre.org/ and are limited due to the 25% capacity restriction. Face masks and social distancing is required.

Photo Coverage: First look at New Albany Middle School's SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE Jr!
April 22, 2021

Based on the ever-popular, award-winning 1970s cartoons, this fast-paced musical teaches lessons with clever, catchy tunes. The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most fun musicals ever to hit the stage, Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr. Performances run April 22nd thru the 25th at the Jeanne B McCoy Center for the Arts, 100 West Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany, OH 43054. Tickets are available at: https://my.cbusarts.com/events/1967

Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION
April 16, 2021

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet. Performances run April 16th thru May 2nd, 2020 at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org

Photo Coverage: Inside New Albany High School's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
April 13, 2021

Through the hit songs of writers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Smokey Joe's Cafe tells the story of American rock and roll's Golden Age. The duo's iconic tracks -- including 'Hound Dog,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Love Potion #9,' and 'Stand By Me,' among many others -- form the basis for the characters' journey in the show, as they grow from high schoolers in the 1950s to adulthood in the 1960s. Their journey is that of our nation, as it took a step toward equality with the passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Acts of 1964 and 1965. The 1960s were a tumultuous period in American history, as the United States fought an increasingly unpopular foreign war in Vietnam and groups that had been historically oppressed sought equal rights and opportunities. Two casts of 14, 28 performers in total, took the stage at the McCoy Center for the Arts from April 8th - April 11th. For more information visit: https://www.napls.us/Page/4174

Photo Coverage: First look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's ROMANCE,NOMANCE! A SLIGHTLY ROMANTIC COMEDY
April 12, 2021

Looking for love? So are two Gangsters, a Sailor, and a young woman with man hands. Intrigued? Make plans to watch our original one-act play 'Romance, Nomance!' A Slightly Romantic Comedy. Running time is 45 minutes. Streaming on YouTube April 16-18, 2021. Streaming show dates/times: Friday, April 16, 7:00 P.M., Saturday, April 17, 7:00 P.M., and Sunday, April 18, 2:00 P.M. You can purchase streaming tickets here: https://commerce.cashnet.com/oul-theatre

Photo Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's NUNSENSE
April 12, 2021

Nunsense is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Sadly, the rest of the sisters died of botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia Child of God. Thus, the remaining nuns stage a talent show in order to raise money to bury their dearly departed. With catchy songs and irreverent comedy, Nunsense is sure to keep you rolling with laughter! Performances run virtually April 8th thru the 18th, 2021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/50107 .

Photo Coverage: First look at New Albany High School's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
April 9, 2021

Through the hit songs of writers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Smokey Joe's Cafe tells the story of American rock and roll's Golden Age. The duo's iconic tracks -- including 'Hound Dog,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Love Potion #9,' and 'Stand By Me,' among many others -- form the basis for the characters' journey in the show, as they grow from high schoolers in the 1950s to adulthood in the 1960s. Their journey is that of our nation, as it took a step toward equality with the passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Acts of 1964 and 1965. The 1960s were a tumultuous period in American history, as the United States fought an increasingly unpopular foreign war in Vietnam and groups that had been historically oppressed sought equal rights and opportunities. For each performance, seating in the McCoy will be capped at 25% capacity, per Governor DeWine's most recent order for arts venues. Masks are required for in-person attendance at the performances. Because audience members are not permitted to gather before or after performances, we will open doors to the theatre 20 minutes before the start of the performance. We strongly recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance by visiting cbusarts.com. If you choose to buy tickets at the door, only debit or credit cards will be accepted to minimize contact between patrons and box office staff. Patrons can choose to see the performances in person or to live stream them. If you select the live streaming option, you will be sent an email with the link to view the performance for which they purchased a ticket one hour before the show starts. You can find more information at: https://www.napls.us/Page/4174

Photo Flash: First look at THE GRETTA AND GILDA EASTER SPECTACULAR
April 3, 2021

Ah, Easter! A holiday filled with chocolate, eggs, the resurrection of Christ and...ancient pagan sex goddesses?! Join Gretta Goodbottom and Gilda Wabbit on this wacky musical journey through Easter traditions from modern consumerism to its ancient Sumerian roots. Dancing, singing, comedy, and a dash of good ol’ fashioned heart pull together this amazing evening. Two nights only at District West, sponsored by Maker’s Mark! Performances on April 2nd and 3rd at District West, Columbus, Ohio. The live show is sold out but to purchase tickets for the streaming show, visit: https://tinyurl.com/grettaandgilda

Photo Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' OVER THE TOP CABARET: IN POOR TASTE
April 1, 2021

After a year of lockdowns, quarantines, sanitizing, immunity-boosting, and now vaccinating, we are finally ready to sing about it. Announcing Imagine Productions' Over the Top: In Poor Taste (a COVID Cabaret). Going viral soon! Tickets can be purchased on Vendini at: http://www.imaginecolumbus.org/

Photo Coverage: First look at Columbus Immersive Theater's SPAMALOT: A SOCIALLY DISTANT CONCERT-ISH PRODUCTION
March 19, 2021

Monty Python's Spamalot by Eric Idle is a musical comedy adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the motion picture, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend, but it differs from the film in many ways. Performances are live and streaming March 18th thru April 3rd, 2020 at the Garden Theater, 1187 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: www.shortnorthstage.org

Photo Coverage: First look at Bishop Hartley's CLUE
March 12, 2021

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game. CLUE ON STAGE is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. Presented by the Bishop Hartley Drama Department, you will meet six mysterious guests as they assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. It’s not just a GAME anymore! On Demand March 17th through March 21st. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: https://tinyurl.com/hcxuf6cv

Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' NEW WORKS INITIATIVE
March 8, 2021

The New Works Initiative is Curtain Players’ annual new play development program. Curtain Players invited three playwrights to workshop and develop new plays from the ground up. This year the new plays were presented over three nights. After the reading the author and cast presented a talkback with the theatre. These productions will be available for viewing online March 10th thru April 9th. For tickets or more information visit: http://www.curtainplayers.org/

Photo Coverage: First Look at Hilliard Arts Council's TALKING WITH
February 27, 2021

Ten different stories delivered by idiosyncratic characters that amuse, move and frighten - always speaking from the depth of their souls. The trick might be to figure out what links them all. Maybe nothing at all—maybe everything. It’s part of the riddle that make Jane Martin’s “Talking With…” so appealing.

Photo Coverage: First look at Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools Performing Arts' THE MEETING
February 12, 2021

The Meeting is a 1987 American play by Jeff Stetson about an imaginary meeting between Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X in 1965 in a hotel in Harlem during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The play was later televised on American Playhouse in 1989. Cast includes: Marquan Denby as MLK and Keith Queener as Malcolm X. Performances are streaming on February 12th & 13th. Free viewing via Facebook: HTTPS://www.facebook.com/EFCTSPA

Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' REST ASSURED
February 4, 2021

Mr. Morlock is a fidgety, grouchy old fellow who doesn't like anything but money and won't let his daughter marry Joe Laconi because he's poor. So when Joe's papa, Luigi, comes over to plead his son's case, the two men start feuding and Mr. Morlock says if Mary weds Joe, it'll be over his dead body! Luigi says if they don't get married it'll be over his! When Luigi has a heart attack, the feud appears over. But Luigi gets permission from 'up there' to come back and haunt Mr. Morlock and continue haunting him until he gives the kids his blessing. Mr. Morlock is frenzied! Luigi's ghost, visible only to Morlock, kicks him off the couch, pulls the covers off him, kicks him in the seat, flirts with his secretary, and cavorts around in a fashion that would put most ghosts to shame. Poor Mr. Morlock, the entire family thinks he's lost his few remaining marbles. In his despair, he accidentally takes too many sleeping pills. Then it happens. He, too, kicks the bucket. But Mr. Morlock refuses to leave earth until things are settled to his satisfaction, and of course, Luigi says he will not rest in peace until Mary and Joe are married. Unfortunately, life in Mr. Morlock's home goes on as if nothing happened and for the first time ever, Mr. Morlock realizes his mistakes and begs for another chance. Performances run February 5 thru the 21st, 2021 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 Red Herring Productions' A BETTER AND NOBLER MAN
January 20, 2021

A Better & Nobler Man, written by Sheldon Gleisser and directed by Michael Herring, is the story of Chester A. Arthur, James Garfield’s Vice President. Arthur became the 21st President of the United States, an office he never wanted, when Charles Guiteau assassinated James Garfield in 1881. Live Stream performance on Friday, January 22nd at 7:00 PM. More info at www.redherring.info Video On-Demand January 24th through April 30th. Tickets https://www.showtix4u.com/events/17740

Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's TALLEY'S FOLLY
November 11, 2020

The Hilliard Arts Council will present Talley’s Folly as a virtual production available for viewing from November 13th at 7:00am through November 15th at 11:30pm. Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes place in a deserted Victorian boathouse on the Talley place in Lebanon, Missouri in 1944. Matt Friedman, an accountant from St. Louis, has arrived to plead his love to Sally Talley, the susceptible but uncertain daughter of the family. Bookish, erudite, totally honest, and delightfully funny, Matt refuses to accept Sally's rebuffs and her fears that her family would never approve of their marriage. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/41995

Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' SENSE & SENSIBILITY
October 22, 2020

Kate Hamill's playful adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters. Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart? Presented 'Drive-In' style, the play will be projected live onto a screen outside the playhouse while the actors perform inside. Performances run from October 23rd thru November 8th, 2020 at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org



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