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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. Jerri's bucket list before she moves on from this world is to shoot a show on Broadway!  So if you can assist with this quest....  To see more of Jerri’s work, visit http://jams.smugmug.com






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Photos: First look at Worthington Community Theatre's OLIVER!
Photos: First look at Worthington Community Theatre's OLIVER!
July 18, 2024

Worthington Community Theatre would like you to consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical Oliver!, based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Photos: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's THE PROM A MUSICAL
Photos: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's THE PROM A MUSICAL
July 12, 2024

Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together.

Photos: First look at New Albany Youth Theatre's DISNEY'S FINDING NEMO JR
Photos: First look at New Albany Youth Theatre's DISNEY'S FINDING NEMO JR
July 11, 2024

Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. is a “fin-tastic” musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.

Photos: First look at MTVarts' FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL
Photos: First look at MTVarts' FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL
July 3, 2024

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth.

Photos: First look at Rise Up Art Alliance's PIRATES 2: THE HIDDEN TREASURE
Photos: First look at Rise Up Art Alliance's PIRATES 2: THE HIDDEN TREASURE
June 26, 2024

ARRRR! Our favorite rascally pirates are back at work, seeking adventure and treasure on the high seas! But a mighty storm rolls in and the pirates find themselves shipwrecked on a deserted island – or is it? Will the King of the High “C's” have a plan to save the day? Through the course of their musical adventures, they discover that real treasure is something they have plenty of ... friendship and family. Performances are Friday June 28, 7pm, Saturday June 29, 7pm, & Sunday June 30, 4pm, at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, 712 N. Broad Street, Lancaster, OH 43130. Purchase tickets: https://www.riseupartsalliance.org/pirates-2

Photos: Inside AFP and MVAC'S SUMMER KICKOFF WITH THUNDERSTRUCK
Photos: Inside AFP and MVAC'S SUMMER KICKOFF WITH THUNDERSTRUCK
June 24, 2024

Ariel-Foundation Park and Mount Vernon Arts Consortium presented Thunderstruck - an AC/DC Tribute band on Saturday, June 22, 2024. Thunderstruck gives fans so much more than the sound of AC/DC, they truly capture the high voltage energy and experience! It’s about a contagious kind of power and electricity that few AC/DC tribute bands can provide. Several food trucks and beverage options were available as the audience enjoyed the ultimate summer kickoff event! Next up for MTVarts will be Footloose, the Musical from July 6th thru the 14th at The Woodward Opera House. For more information, visit: https://www.mvac.org/footloose

Photos: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Photos: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
June 20, 2024

Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.   

Photos: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's BIG FISH
Photos: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's BIG FISH
June 13, 2024

A new musical - An Adventure as BIG as Life Itself! Big Fish revolves around the relationship between Edward Bloom, a travelling salesman, and his adult son Will. The story shifts between two timelines. In the I’m present-day real world, sixty-year-old Edward Bloom faces his mortality while his son, Will, prepares to become a father himself.

Photos: First look at Michael's Madness Production's VIEW FROM A SMALL PLANET
Photos: First look at Michael's Madness Production's VIEW FROM A SMALL PLANET
June 12, 2024

View from A Small Planet answers the questions, 'Who is William Dampier and what does he have to do with Mr. Eastman, a fourth-grade school teacher, and his mission to redeem his kids. His is a story of redemption, atonement, healing and hope. Performances run June 13 - 30, 2024, Thur-Sat @ 8pm and Sunday @ 2pm, at MadLab, 227 N 3rd Street, Columbus, Ohio. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://newherring.org/upcoming-shows

Photos: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's STARMAKER
Photos: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's STARMAKER
May 23, 2024

The story of the relationship between Rock Hudson and his agent, Henry Willson. Together, they conquered Hollywood and then the world. The story explores the repercussions of living a lie, unable to live your true self due to society and homophobia within the entertainment industry, the thin, ugly boundary between love and hate, the cost of unbridled ambition, and the shame of growing older in a society that puts a premium on youth.  It’s the remarkable true story of two men who in their quest to be somebody, lost themselves.

Photos: First Look At Church of the Master Worship Arts' GODSPELL
Photos: First Look At Church of the Master Worship Arts' GODSPELL
May 16, 2024

Church of the Master Worship Arts is mounting its first community theatre production, Godspell. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the gospel of Matthew dances across the stage with a rousing score by the renowned Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz. We are honored to welcome actors from all over central Ohio to build this beautiful city. 

Photos: Inside Mount Vernon Arts Consortium presented CHRISTOPHER TITUS: CARRYING MONSTERS
Photos: Inside Mount Vernon Arts Consortium presented CHRISTOPHER TITUS: CARRYING MONSTERS
May 16, 2024

Mount Vernon Arts Consortim presented Christopher Titus: Carrying Monsters on May 11th, 2024.  Christopher Titus is a prolific stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and producer. As a creator, he has sold shows to NBC, ABC, FOX and Comedy Central.

Photos: First look at Rise Up Art Alliance's THE LIGHTNING THIEF
Photos: First look at Rise Up Art Alliance's THE LIGHTNING THIEF
May 7, 2024

This dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan's bestselling book opened on Broadway in 2019. When teenager Percy Jackson discovers he's a demigod, he and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus' missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods.

Photos: First look at New Albany Middle School Theatre's SEUSSICAL JR
Photos: First look at New Albany Middle School Theatre's SEUSSICAL JR
May 3, 2024

The New Albany Middle School Theatre Department presents Seussical Jr., based on the works of Dr. Seuss, as its spring musical. Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage as Seussical Jr. weaves a story of friendship, loyalty, and love. Despite all odds, Horton and Gertrude band together to save the Whos, free Horton, and restore peace and unity to the Jungle of Nool. Seussical Jr. teaches the power of being unique, and the importance of fighting for your beliefs.

Photos: First look at Dublin Jerome High School Drama Club presents MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Photos: First look at Dublin Jerome High School Drama Club presents MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
May 2, 2024

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

Photos: First look at MTVarts' AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD
Photos: First look at MTVarts' AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD
May 1, 2024

This is the heroic and true story of children coming of age in Terezin, the “Jewish city” established by the Nazis near Prague as a way station before the death camps. In the face of unspeakable horror, these children use their determination and creativity to build lives filled with hope and beauty — playing, studying, making art, and writing an underground newspaper — all at the peril of being executed.

Photos: First look at Rise Up Art Alliance's THE LIGHTNING THIEF
Photos: First look at Rise Up Art Alliance's THE LIGHTNING THIEF
April 30, 2024

This dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan's bestselling book opened on Broadway in 2019. When teenager Percy Jackson discovers he's a demigod, he and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus' missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods.

Photos: First look at Imagine Productions' ORDINARY DAYS
Photos: First look at Imagine Productions' ORDINARY DAYS
April 29, 2024

Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. Ordinary Days is an original musical for anyone who's ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.

Photos: First look at A World Premiere, Cory Skurdal's THE NEW SEATTLE
Photos: First look at A World Premiere, Cory Skurdal's THE NEW SEATTLE
April 25, 2024

This original play, a world premiere, by Columbus playwright, Cory Skurdal, tells the story of an elderly woman who is looking back on her life as she prepares to leave the home she has lived in, not always happily, for most of her life. She recalls her often challenging relationships with her parents, her sister, her former husband, her son, and her daughter.

Photos: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Photos: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
April 24, 2024

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names 'Audrey II' - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!






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