Jerri Shafer

Jerri Shafer


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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 Wagnalls Community Theater Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY ? THE MUSICALPhoto Coverage: First look at Wagnalls Community Theater Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY ? THE MUSICAL
Posted: Oct. 19, 2018


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


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
Posted: Oct. 19, 2018


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


Photo Coverage: First look at New Vision Dance Co.'s KALEIDOSCOPEPhoto Coverage: First look at New Vision Dance Co.'s KALEIDOSCOPE
Posted: Oct. 13, 2018


Photo Coverage: First Look at Gallery Players' FALSETTOSPhoto Coverage: First Look at Gallery Players' FALSETTOS
Posted: Oct. 12, 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 Curtain Players' CHARLOTTE'S WEBPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' CHARLOTTE'S WEB
Posted: Jun. 14, 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 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 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/

Photo Coverage: First look at Warehouse Theatre Columbus' BURIED CHILDPhoto Coverage: First look at Warehouse Theatre Columbus' BURIED CHILD
September 14, 2018

Winner! 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Sam Shepard's Buried Child is a powerful and brilliant play probes deep into the disintegration of the American Dream. The setting is a squalid farm home occupied by a family that is unhinged by a dark secret and filled with suppressed violence and an unease born of deep-seated unhappiness. PERFORMANCE DATES: THU 9/13 at 7pm*, FRI 9/14 at 8pm, SAT 9/15 at 7pm, THU 9/20 at 7pm, FRI 9/21 at 8pm*, SAT 9/22 at 8pm. *Talk back with the cast following the show. For tickets or more info on upcoming dates for the Sam Shepard Festival visit: https://www.warehousetheatre.org/

Photo Flash: First Look at Original Productions Theatre's HOW I GOT PLUTOPhoto Flash: First Look at Original Productions Theatre's HOW I GOT PLUTO
September 12, 2018

Forty years later, feeling shades of joy, frustration, love, regret, the class of 1970 comes together for a bittersweet high school reunion. Baby Boomers still in love, those yearning for love, those scarred by high school trauma, and those shouldering current crises form a sometimes uneasy bond in How I Got Pluto written and directed by Columbus native Dave Morgan. "Sometimes the best answer to life's slings and arrows is to just go get a good dog". This inaugural opening for Original Productions Theatre will be staged September 13 thru September 22nd at the Abbey Theater of Dublin, 5600 Post Road, Dublin, OH 43017. Make reservations by calling 614-943-1776.

Photo Coverage: First look at Warehouse Theatre Columbus' COWBOY MOUTHPhoto Coverage: First look at Warehouse Theatre Columbus' COWBOY MOUTH
September 10, 2018

Cowboy Mouth is a rarely produced, semi-autobiographical play, written with Patti Smith over the course of several sleepless days and nights, tells the story of Slim and Cavale, two rock n' rollers holed up in a disheveled apartment await a special delivery in the form of their iconic, visionary savior 'the Lobster Man'. PERFORMANCE DATES: THU 9/6 at 8pm, SAT 9/8 at 11pm, SAT 9/15 at 11pm, and SUN 9/16 at 8pm. For tickets or more info on upcoming dates for the Sam Shepard Festival visit: https://www.warehousetheatre.org/

Photo Coverage: First look at Warehouse Theatre Columbus' TRUE WESTPhoto Coverage: First look at Warehouse Theatre Columbus' TRUE WEST
September 9, 2018

True West, an American classic, explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape. Sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Saul Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee's trashy Western tale. PERFORMANCE DATES: FRI 8/31 at 8pm, SAT 9/1 at 8pm, SUN 9/2 at 3pm, FRI 9/7 at 8pm, SAT 9/8 at 7pm, and SUN 9/9 at 7pm For tickets or more info on upcoming dates for the Sam Shepard Festival visit: https://www.warehousetheatre.org/

Photo Coverage: Inside Ohio Artists Gathering's CUBICLE FARM and SUMMER OF '63Photo Coverage: Inside Ohio Artists Gathering's CUBICLE FARM and SUMMER OF '63
September 7, 2018

Last week, the Ohio Artists Gathering celebrated the finale of its inaugural year with presentations of two original shows. The first, Summer of '63 written by York Walker (LA), directed by Alan Bomar Jones (Dayton), and featuring Kendra Lucas (CBus), Shanelle Marie (CBus), Tobie Windham (LA), Asher Grodman (NYC), Lateefah Holder (LA), Taylor Moss (CBus), and John Stewart (NYC). The second, Cubicle Farm written and directed by Broadway actor Asa Somers and featuring Broadway actor Mike Faist. The continued support of the public made this event possible and we thank all of our donors and supporters for everything they have done. Updates on the future of this festival will be posted on social media @ohioartistsgathering or on our website, www.ohioartistsgathering.com

Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' ON GOLDEN PONDPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' ON GOLDEN POND
September 6, 2018

An elderly couple enjoy their latest summer in a cottage on a Maine lake, as they come to terms with the husband's advancing age and his ongoing estrangement from his newly engaged daughter. Performances run Sept 7th thru Sept 23rd at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org

Photo Flash: Inside Brian Horne's SECOND TO SHERLOCK New Musical ReadingPhoto Flash: Inside Brian Horne's SECOND TO SHERLOCK New Musical Reading
August 31, 2018

Join us for a free staged reading of an original musical by Columbus' own Brian Horne! Presented through a partnership with the Westerville Central High School Theatre Department, this is your chance to see a new work from a local artist and help shape the show by providing valuable feedback. Two Nights! 8/30 and 8/31 at 8pm. Second to Sherlock tells the story Daniel Calloway, a down on his luck Irish detective trying to make a name for himself in Victorian London. After taking a case that's finally come his way, Calloway's life gets mixed up in a plot involving an ill-tempered Russian, a bordello proprietor with a peculiar name, Jack the Ripper, and even the world famous detective whose shadow he's trying to escape. Part dashing mystery, part Mel Brooks, and entirely entertaining, Second to Sherlock is a new work that's bound to wow audiences!

Photo Coverage: Inside Ohio Artists Gathering's CUBICLE FARM REHEARSALPhoto Coverage: Inside Ohio Artists Gathering's CUBICLE FARM REHEARSAL
August 31, 2018

Amazing success! On Thursday, August 30th Short North Stage held an open rehearsal for a one man show called Cubicle Farm written by Broadway actor Asa Somers and performed by Tony Nominee and Broadway actor Mike Faist. The Ohio Artists Gathering welcomed the general public into a short viewing of their rehearsal process as they worked through the problematic parts of the script and overcame any physical or emotional barriers that presented themselves. The audience was extremely engaged in what was happening and took plenty of time afterwards to ask questions about the writing the rehearsal process of the piece up until that point. Asa and Mike talked about their background as actors and how they came to meet and begin work on Cubicle Farm. On Friday, August 31st, we will be welcoming Asa and Mike back to Short North Stage for a final presentation of their production. For more info on Ohio Artists Gathering and tickets, email ohioartistsgathering@gmail.com or visit their webpage https://ohioartistsgathering.com/.

Photo Coverage: Inside Ohio Artists Gathering's THE BIG TABLEPhoto Coverage: Inside Ohio Artists Gathering's THE BIG TABLE
August 30, 2018

Last night, Short North Stage welcomed a wonderful array of people in Columbus theatre to speak with Broadway actor Mike Faist and the general public about the growth of the Columbus theatre community. Represented on our panel was Short North Stage, Madlab Theatre, Columbus Children's Theatre, CAPA, and The Greater Columbus Arts Council. In their discussion, they touched on the many opportunities held within Columbus theatre as well as the potential for growth in the future. Columbus is a booming artistic city with an incredibly active theatre scene. Events such as the Ohio Artists Gathering are encouraging to bring together the many theatres of Columbus so that they may not only connect with each other, but also put Columbus on the map as being one of the best places in the country to go to for live theatre. A huge thank you is due to all who came out and supported the Ohio Artists Gathering last night as well as The Columbus Foundation for making The Big Table discussion a possibility. Visit the Ohio Artists Gathering webpage for more information about the event and more events this week you can attend: https://ohioartistsgathering.com/

Photo Coverage: Inside Ohio Artists Gathering's SUMMER OF '63 REHEARSALPhoto Coverage: Inside Ohio Artists Gathering's SUMMER OF '63 REHEARSAL
August 29, 2018

The inaugural Ohio Artists Gathering hosted its first public event tonight at Short North Stage! Pictured is the talented cast and creative team of an original show called "Summer of '63" written by York Walker and directed by Alan Jones. Tonight they welcomed the general public to sit in on a brief snippet of the workshop process that the actors must go through in order to take the show from page to stage. They will be performing "Summer of '63" as a staged reading this Friday at Short North Stage. Go to www.ohioartistsgathering.com for tickets and more details. Also, feel free to follow @ohioartistsgathering on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to keep up on all the events happening this week.

Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT the musicalPhoto Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT the musical
August 22, 2018

Experience a journey to the heart of FABULOUS! As three friends, Tick (Jeb Bigelow), Bernadette (Doug Joseph) and Adam (Hunter Minor), a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio as they hop aboard a battered old bus to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. Accompanying them on this wild, funny, musical trip is an outrageous cast of characters played by Shauna Davis, Tirzah Hawley, Elisabeth Tate, Will Macke, Amanda Cawthorne Short, Stephen R. Hanna, Denae Sullivan, Benjamin Hartwig, John Feather, Kara Hancock, Andrew Martin, Scott Raymond Clay, Carson Kittaka, Taryn Huffman, Anita McFarren Rhynes and Nick van Atta. Performances are August 22nd thru September 1st at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: http://evolutiontheatre.org/

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
August 9, 2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream is William Shakespeare writing comedy, romance and magic at their finest. Often cited as the play that led people to a life-long love of Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream has a special place in the history of Actors' Theatre of Columbus, being the first play ever performed by the company in Schiller Park. Performances are August 9th - September 2nd, 2018. Thursdays through Sundays @ 8pm. Schiller Park (German Village), Amphitheatre Stage, Columbus, Ohio. For information on donations and seat reservations, visit http://theactorstheatre.org



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