Jerri Shafer

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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: 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 Imagine Productions' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXASPhoto Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
Posted: Aug. 10, 2017


Photo Coverage: First Look at Evolution Theatre Company's PERFECT ARRANGEMENTPhotos: Evolution Theatre Company's PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
Posted: Aug. 17, 2017


Photo Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' EMPEROR OF THE MOONPhoto Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' EMPEROR OF THE MOON
Posted: Jul. 29, 2017


Photo Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' THE TEMPESTPhoto Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' THE TEMPEST
Posted: Aug. 18, 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: First look at New Vision Dance Co.'s UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, Vol. 2Photo Coverage: First look at New Vision Dance Co.'s UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, Vol. 2
Posted: Apr. 7, 2017


Photo Coverage: First look at The Ohio Educational Theatre Association's ONCE ON THIS ISLANDPhoto Coverage: First look at The Ohio Educational Theatre Association's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Posted: Mar. 21, 2017


Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's HAIRSPRAYPhoto Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's HAIRSPRAY
Posted: Mar. 9, 2017


Photo Coverage: First look at Short North Stage's PSYCHO BEACH PARTYPhoto Coverage: First look at Short North Stage's PSYCHO BEACH PARTY
Posted: Aug. 20, 2016


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.

Photo Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' EMPEROR OF THE MOONPhoto Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' EMPEROR OF THE MOON
July 29, 2017

Aphra Behn's 1687 comedy is a zany blend of commedia dell'arte, music, and science fiction. Servants and lovers run wild in this play which was hugely successful in the English Restoration Period. Behn's work has been described as "an affordable mini-spectacle," and she is considered one of the great women playwrights in all of classic theatre. Performances are July 20 thru August 6, 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 New Vision Dance Co.'s TAKING ROOTPhoto Coverage: First look at New Vision Dance Co.'s TAKING ROOT
July 21, 2017

New Vision Dance Co. presents their fourth annual weekend of dance at the historic Garden Theater in the Short North. Take Root with us in Act 1 as we plant twisted tales of love, obsession and the dark side. We invite you to stay grounded for Act 2 as we open up to the light side with whimsical and lovely pieces created by Melissa Gould. When: 7/21 at 8:00 pm ; 7/22 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Where: The Garden Theater, 1187 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201. Admission: $15 general admission, available at www.shortnorthstage.org

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

Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding 'Burger Palace Boys' and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking 'Pink Ladies' in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head 'greaser' Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their 'Summer Nights' as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as 'Greased Lightnin',' 'It's Raining on Prom Night,' and 'Sandy'. Performances for the Lancaster Festival is on July 23rd at 2:00 & 7:00. More performances run August 3, 4, 5 at 7:00 and August 5, 6 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.

Photo Coverage: First Look at Worthington Community Theatre's FIDDLER ON THE ROOFPhoto Coverage: First Look at Worthington Community Theatre's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
July 19, 2017

The beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof follows, Tevye, his family, and the other residents of the tight-knit Jewish community of Anatevka as they strive to hold on to their family, values, and traditions in the changing world of Czarist Russa. Join us for the music, love, laughter, and tears as we balance like a Fiddler on the Roof! Performances run July 21 thru July 30th at Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, 777 Evening St., Worthington, Ohio. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.worthingtoncommunitytheatre.com

Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's BOSTON MARRIAGEPhoto Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's BOSTON MARRIAGE
July 17, 2017

Two bantering, scheming 'women of fashion' have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. One becomes the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald and an income to match. One is infatuated with a respectable young lady but the young inamorata's sudden appearance sets off a crisis that puts both the valuable emerald and the women's futures at risk. Directed by Mark Phillips Schwamberger and featuring Vicky Welsh Bragg, Kathy Sturm and Kathy Hyland. Performances are July 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 at 8 PM; July 23 at 2 PM. Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: http://evolutiontheatre.org/

Photo Coverage: First look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' MY FAIR LADYPhoto Coverage: First look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' MY FAIR LADY
July 16, 2017

My Fair Lady is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a lady. Grandview Carriage Place Players puts a unique spin on this beloved tale with costumes and set in the steampunk design! Performances are at the Grandview High School, 1587 West Third Avenue, Grandview, Ohio. July 14th & 15th at 7:00 and July 16th at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

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

Pickerington Community Theatre presents ANNIE. Annie will be performed at the Heritage Theatre (100 North East Street, Pickerington, OH 43147). Performances run July 14 thru July 23rd. Shows are 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday nights and 2:00 PM on Sundays. Tickets to Annie may be reserved by calling our box office at 614-508-0036 or you can purchase tickets online at pctshows.com.

Photo Coverage: Hilliard Arts Council's GUYS AND DOLLSPhoto Coverage: Hilliard Arts Council's GUYS AND DOLLS
July 13, 2017

Guys and Dolls features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure" - two short stories by Damon Runyon, - and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories - most notably "Pick the Winner". Performances are July 14 & 15 at 8:00 pm and July 16 at 3 PM. Hilliard Memorial Middle School, 5600 Scioto Darby Rd., Hilliard, Ohio 43026. For tickets or more information, visit: http://hilliardartscouncil.org/guys-and-dolls

Photo Coverage: First Look at Roundtown Players GUYS AND DOLLSPhoto Coverage: First Look at Roundtown Players GUYS AND DOLLS
July 6, 2017

Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Performances run July 7 thru July 16th at Memorial Hall, 165 E Main Street, Circleville, Ohio. Call 740-474-5856 to order tickets by phone, or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rtp-presents-guys-and-dolls-tickets-34437506509?ref=ebtnebtckt to order tickets online.

Photo Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' PRIDE & PREJUDICEPhoto Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' PRIDE & PREJUDICE
June 24, 2017

Jane Austen's enduring novel of romance, class, and society comes to stage in the popular Jon Jory (Actors' Theatre of Louisville) adaptation. The play is a delightful take on the novel, complete with all of the wit, love, and charm of the original. Performances are June 22 thru July 16, 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 Curtain Players' ALICE: A variation on Lewis Carroll's Alice in WonderlandPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' ALICE: A variation on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland
June 16, 2017

Join us in the park! Curtain Players is pleased to present Ara Vito's ALICE: A variation on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland in partnership with Westerville Parks & Recreation. Alice: A Variation on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is a new take on Carroll's classic tales crafting a story of a young girl named Alice Pleasance Liddell and the relationship she develops with Charles Dodgson (alias Lewis Carroll). Overcoming her parents' stifling indifference, Alice discovers her creativity through adventures on the other side of the looking glass, conquering her fears as she approaches a vision of her true self. The play is framed within a conversation between Carroll and Liddell, who was the inspiration for the fictional Alice character. Performances run June 15th thru 24 th at 8:00 pm. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets as it's all free lawn seating (donations accepted). Parking will be available in the park along Alum Park Drive (accessible from W. Main Street) and on the lawn near the amphitheater (as accessed from Alum Park Dr.) Please visit www.curtainplayers.org.

Photo Coverage: First Look at Exit Left's SEMINARPhoto Coverage: First Look at Exit Left's SEMINAR
June 9, 2017

In Seminar, a provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy. Seminar performs June 9th thru 18th at the The Garden Theater, 1187 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201. Purchase tickets at: http://shortnorthstage.org/calendar/v/619

Photo Coverage: First Look at SRO's THE 39 STEPSPhoto Coverage: First Look at SRO's THE 39 STEPS
June 8, 2017

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! The 39 Steps performs June 9th thru 18th 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 Actor's Theatre of Columbus' JULIUS CAESARPhoto Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' JULIUS CAESAR
May 30, 2017

William Shakespeare's classic drama about politics and power. Presented in a modern setting, the production gives the audience new insights into the pressurized culture of honor, fame, war, and betrayal. Performances are May 25 thru June 18, 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: Inside Actor's Theatre of Columbus' Tent DinnerPhoto Coverage: Inside Actor's Theatre of Columbus' Tent Dinner
May 28, 2017

On Friday, May 26th, Actor's Theatre of Columbus celebrated their 36th year of performing in the historic Schiller Park by hosting its annual tent dinner and fundraiser. Guests were treated with pre-show entertainment, silent auction, outdoor fine dining, and their season-opening performance of Julius Caesar. For more information on how you can donate to Actor's Theatre or become involved, visit them on facebook, http://theactorstheatre.org/ or write to info@theactorstheatre.org

Photo Coverage: Inside King Avenue Players' MISCAST CABARETPhoto Coverage: Inside King Avenue Players' MISCAST CABARET
May 23, 2017

On Saturday, May 20th, King Avenue Players' presented their first MisCast Cabaret. Hosted by Sunny 95's Trisha Moore, the audience was treated with actors singing actresses' showstoppers, young women filling old men's roles and seniors playing ingenues. For more information on how you can donate to King Avenue Players or become involved, visit King Avenue Players on facebook, http://kingaveplayers.weebly.com/ or write to kingavenueplayers@gmail.com

Photo Coverage: First Look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' The Last UnicornPhoto Coverage: First Look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' The Last Unicorn
May 21, 2017

Grandview Carriage Place Players presents: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle with stage adaption by Ed Rutherford. Please join us for the Columbus premiere! Performances are May 19 & 20 @ 7:00 pm and May 21st @ 2pm in the Van Fleet Theater, Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. Tickets can be purchased at the door.



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