Jerri Shafer

Jerri Shafer


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Photo Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' REEFER MADNESSPhoto Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' REEFER MADNESS
Posted: Nov. 10, 2017


Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' CRIMES OF THE HEARTPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' CRIMES OF THE HEART
Posted: Nov. 30, 2017


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, 2017


Photo Coverage: First Look at Worthington Community Theatre's THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVERPhoto Coverage: First Look at Worthington Community Theatre's THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
Posted: Dec. 8, 2017


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Photo Coverage: First Look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's GREASEPhoto Coverage: First Look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's GREASE
Posted: Jul. 21, 2017


Photo Coverage: Hilliard Arts Council's GUYS AND DOLLSPhoto Coverage: Hilliard Arts Council's GUYS AND DOLLS
Posted: Jul. 13, 2017


Photo Coverage: First look at Wagnalls Community Theater Presents SEUSSICALPhoto Coverage: First look at Wagnalls Community Theater Presents SEUSSICAL
Posted: Nov. 3, 2017


Photo Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's SWEENEY TODDPhoto Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's SWEENEY TODD
Posted: Nov. 2, 2017


Photo Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' JULIUS CAESARPhoto Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' JULIUS CAESAR
Posted: May. 30, 2017


Photo Coverage: First look at New Vision Dance Co.'s TAKING ROOTPhoto Coverage: First look at New Vision Dance Co.'s TAKING ROOT
Posted: Jul. 21, 2017


Photo Coverage: First look at Pickerington Community Theatre's ANNIEPhoto Coverage: First look at Pickerington Community Theatre's ANNIE
Posted: Jul. 14, 2017


Photo Coverage: First Look at Worthington Community Theatre's THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVERPhoto Coverage: First Look at Worthington Community Theatre's THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
December 8, 2017

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a hilarious Christmas tale that is good for all ages. 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 Herdman's collide with the Christmas story head on! Performances run December 8th thru the 10th at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, 777 Evening St., Worthington, Ohio. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.mcconnellarts.org/best-christmas-pageant-ever-presented-worthington-community-theatre/

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, 2017

This is our annual production of the classic Charles Dickens story of Ebenezer Scrooge. In addition to a cash donation for admission, we will accept donations of toys, canned goods and food to benefit families in need in our area this holiday season. A Christmas Carol performs Friday, December 8th at 7 pm, Saturday, December 9th at 11 am, 2 pm and 7 pm.at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St, Hilliard, OH, OH 43026.

Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' CRIMES OF THE HEARTPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' CRIMES OF THE HEART
November 30, 2017

In the Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy, three eccentric Southern sisters come together after one shoots her husband, exposing their unique quirks, longings, and regrets as each comes to terms with the consequences of her own 'crime of the heart.' Suggested for audiences ages 13 and older. Performances run December 1st thru December 17th at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org/season/2017-2018/#crimes

Photo Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' REEFER MADNESSPhoto Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' REEFER MADNESS
November 10, 2017

Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. Performances are November 10-11, 2017 at 8pm and November 12th at 3:00 pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior. Northland Performing Arts Center (NPAC), 4411 Tamarack Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43229. Visit www.imaginecolumbus.org for information on purchasing tickets.

Photo Coverage: First Look at Evolution Theatre Company's THE MOST FABULOUS STORY EVER TOLDPhoto Coverage: First Look at Evolution Theatre Company's THE MOST FABULOUS STORY EVER TOLD
November 6, 2017

A stage manager cues the creation of the world. She's in control of everything, she's either God, or she thinks she is. Adam and Steve and Jane and Mabel, in The Garden of Eden, an ark, a visit with a highly rambunctious Pharaoh and finally even the Nativity. Fast forward to modern day Manhattan another baby, a lesbian wedding with a Jewish lesbian Rabbi to officiate and a bond that cannot be broken. Performances are November 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18 at 8:00 pm and Matinee Sunday November 12th at 2:00 pm. Columbus Performing Arts Center, Shedd Theatre, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: http://evolutiontheatre.org/ or by calling 614-233-1124.

Photo Coverage: First look at Wagnalls Community Theater Presents SEUSSICALPhoto Coverage: First look at Wagnalls Community Theater Presents SEUSSICAL
November 3, 2017

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many 'thinks.' Horton faces a double challenge -- not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Seussical performs November 3-19, 2017, at The Wagnalls Memorial, 150 E. Columbus, St., Lithopolis, OH 43136. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://wagnallscommunitytheater.weebly.com/

Photo Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's SWEENEY TODDPhoto Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's SWEENEY TODD
November 2, 2017

One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. Performances run November 3rd thru November 19th, 2017 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 Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's Ken Ludwig's Moon Over BuffaloPhoto Coverage: First Look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo
October 30, 2017

In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they are playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George's dalliance with a young ing nue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter's clueless fianc and hilarious uncertainty about which play they are actually performing, caused by Charlotte's deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George's body. Performances for the Moon Over Buffalo are November 1, 2, 3, 4, at 7:00 pm., and November 5 at 2:00 pm. For tickets: (740) 681-3353 or online at: https://commerce.cashnet.com/oul-theatre. Ohio University Lancaster - Wagner Theatre, 1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, Ohio. Produced by special arrangements with Samuel French Inc.

Photo Coverage: First Look at Westgate Theatre Co. and Carriage Place Players' HAIRSPRAYPhoto Coverage: First Look at Westgate Theatre Co. and Carriage Place Players' HAIRSPRAY
October 20, 2017

Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters and set against the backdrop of 60s America, 'Hairspray' tells the story of teenaged Tracy Turnblad and her dream to dance on the Corny Collins Show. Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Music by Marc Shaiman. Lyrics by Scott Whittman and Marc Shaiman. Westage 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 20th thru 22nd 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: King Avenue Players' THE FANTASTICKSPhoto Coverage: King Avenue Players' THE FANTASTICKS
October 19, 2017

King Ave Players is proud to present 'The Fantasticks' at King Ave United Methodist Church! Come and join us for this fabulous show, refreshments, and a free will offering. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is encouraged. Free childcare will be available on Friday and Sunday. Performances run October 19th thru 22nd and are 7:30pm nightly with a 3pm matinee on Sunday. All performances are at King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave., Columbus, OH. Childcare is available during the Friday evening and Sunday matinee performances. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is encouraged.

Photo Coverage: Curtain Players' WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLFPhoto Coverage: Curtain Players' WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
October 19, 2017

Edward Albee's award-winning iconic play, in which a middle-aged college professor and his wife invite into their home an unwitting younger couple for drinks after a late-night faculty party. The resulting evening is a wicked jumble of mind games, attempted seductions, and shattering revelations. Due to strong language and adult situations, this show is recommended for mature audiences. Performances run October 20th thru November 5th at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org/season/2017-2018/2_woolf.php

Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSPhoto Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
October 13, 2017

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. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. Little Shop performs October 13th thru 22nd at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St, Hilliard, OH, OH 43026. For tickets visit: https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/3630

Photo Coverage: First Look at SRO's THE CRUCIBLEPhoto Coverage: First Look at SRO's THE CRUCIBLE
October 13, 2017

Arthur Miller's landmark play has gripped audiences for nearly 65 years, but couldn't be more timely in today's political environment. The McCarthy-era drama, set in Puritan Salem, paints a portrait of a paranoid, litigious society power-hungry and gripped by misguided moralism and predicts, among many things, the era of Donald Trump. The story focuses on a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft The Crucible performs October 12th thru 22nd at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For more info visit http://www.srotheatre.org/

Photo Coverage: First Look at Evolution Theatre Company's TRAVELINGPhoto Coverage: First Look at Evolution Theatre Company's TRAVELING
September 25, 2017

A renowned dancer and choreographer (Mark Phillips Schwamberger) traveling towards an uncertain future is comforted by his young lover (Nick Hardin), an elite dance student. But he is haunted and challenged by the presence of a silent dancer (Tony White), seen only by him. A visit from his first love and college roommate (David Allen Vargo), a precious fun and memory-filled reunion ultimately threatens relationships and forces all to examine the fine line between the embrace and comfort of memories and the danger of living in the past, relying on illusion to avoid the future. Written by Kenneth Talberth, Directed by Dee Shepherd, Music by Russell Boiarsky, Choreography by Tony White. Performances are Thursday Saturday September 28 30 at 8 PM; Sunday October 1 at 2 PM; Wednesday Saturday October 4 7 at 8 PM. Columbus Performing Arts Center, Van Fleet Theatre, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: http://evolutiontheatre.org/ or by calling 614-233-1124.

Photo Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's NOISES OFFPhoto Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's NOISES OFF
September 15, 2017

Each of the three acts of Noises Off contains a performance of the first act of a play within a play, a sex farce called Nothing On. Much of the comedy emerges from the subtle variations in each version as character flaws play off each other off-stage to undermine on-stage performance, with a great deal of slapstick. The contrast between players' on-stage and off-stage personalities is also a source of comic dissonance. Performances run September 15th thru October 1st, 2017 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 Curtain Players' WENDY DARLINGPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' WENDY DARLING
September 8, 2017

A brand new play receiving its first fully staged production. In this darkly comic version of the Peter Pan story, Wendy's mother sets in motion a journey that threatens to change her family forever. Suggested for audiences ages 13 and older. Performances run September 8th thru 24th at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org/season/2017-2018/1_wendy.php

Photo Flash: First Look at SRO's PIRATES OF PENZANCEPhoto Flash: First Look at SRO's PIRATES OF PENZANCE
September 6, 2017

The Pirates of Penzance is Gilbert and Sullivan's fifth collaboration and follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful daughter of the Major-General Stanley, Mabel. But when the Pirate King discovers that General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an 'ingenious paradox' may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of 'The very model of a modern Major-General.' Pirates performs September 7th through September 23rd at MadLab Theatre and Gallery, 227 N. Thirt St. (Downtown) Columbus, Ohio. For more info visit http://www.srotheatre.org/

Photo Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' THE TEMPESTPhoto Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' THE TEMPEST
August 18, 2017

Our version of The Tempest attacks the assumption of American exceptionalism. We live in an era where America's supposed to be 'great again,' but that greatness is based on subjugation of disadvantaged people and exploitation of national fears. Prospero's blindness to his own sense of entitlement - over a state he abandoned and an island he exploited - is at the crux of the problems within the entire play. This production will involve incidental acoustic music and song. Performances are August 10 - September 3, 2017. Thursdays through Sundays @ 8pm. Schiller Park (German Village), Amphitheatre Stage, Columbus, Ohio. For information on donations and seat reservations, visit http://theactorstheatre.org

Photo Coverage: First Look at Evolution Theatre Company's PERFECT ARRANGEMENTPhoto Coverage: First Look at Evolution Theatre Company's PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
August 17, 2017

It's 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. The problem: They are both gay, and have married each other's partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two "All-American" couples are forced to stare down the closet door. Performances are August 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, September 1, 2 at 8 PM; August 27 at 2 PM. Columbus Performing Arts Center, Van Fleet Theatre, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: http://evolutiontheatre.org/ or by calling 614-233-1124.

Photo Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXASPhoto Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
August 10, 2017

Miss Mona runs the Chicken Ranch, a brothel with a long history in a small Texas town. The locals have a good relationship with the institution, and Mona is respected in the community. The Sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd, also looks out for the Chicken Ranch due to his past with Miss Mona. However, when pious reporter Melvin Thorpe exposes the brothel, outside interests want it shut down, putting the governor in a tough spot. Performances August 10-12, 2017 at 8pm and August 13th at 3:00 pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior. Northland Performing Arts Center (NPAC), 4411 Tamarack Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43229. Visit www.imaginecolumbus.org for information on purchasing tickets.



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