Jerri Shafer

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Photo Coverage: First Look at SRO's TITANICPhoto Coverage: First Look at SRO's TITANIC
Posted: Feb. 14, 2018


Photo Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCHPhoto Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
Posted: Jan. 26, 2018


Photo Coverage: Inside the 2018 THEATRE ROUNDTABLE AWARDSPhoto Coverage: Inside the 2018 THEATRE ROUNDTABLE AWARDS
Posted: Jan. 30, 2018


Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' LETTICE AND LOVAGEPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' LETTICE AND LOVAGE
Posted: Feb. 9, 2018


Photo Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's PROOFPhoto Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's PROOF
Posted: Feb. 15, 2018


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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: 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: 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 Grandview Carriage Place Players' Steampunk WonderlandPhoto Coverage: First Look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' Steampunk Wonderland
Posted: Dec. 17, 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 Little Theatre Off Broadway's PROOFPhoto Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's PROOF
February 15, 2018

Catherine has inherited her late father's mathematical brilliance, but she is haunted by the fear that she might also share his debilitating mental illness. Written by David Auburn and directed by Kathy Hyland. The cast includes: Catherine - Meg Freeman, Robert - Douglas Whaley, Hal - John Sorenson, and Claire - Katie Wenzel. Performances run February 16th thru March 4th, 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 SRO's TITANICPhoto Coverage: First Look at SRO's TITANIC
February 14, 2018

In the final hour of 14 April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and 'the unsinkable ship' slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives. Titanic performs February 16-28, 2018 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 Curtain Players' LETTICE AND LOVAGEPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' LETTICE AND LOVAGE
February 9, 2018

A warm and charming comedy from the author of Amadeus and Equus about a flamboyant tour guide consigned to the 'dullest castle in England' who embellishes its history until she is confronted by her fact-conscious boss. Lettice and Lovage is by Peter Shaffer, Directed by Hal Houston, Produced by Booth Muller, Stage Manager Wendy Brinker. Featuring: Sharifa Andrews, Cory Baker, Mony Carpenter, Bronwynn Hopton, Jeff Kemeter, & Jacqueline Salvador. Performances run February 9th thru the 25th at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2018 THEATRE ROUNDTABLE AWARDSPhoto Coverage: Inside the 2018 THEATRE ROUNDTABLE AWARDS
January 30, 2018

The 2018 Theatre Roundtable Awards was held on January 28th at the Jewish Community Center in Columbus, Ohio. This evening included the presentation of the prestigious 'Harold' Awards, given for exception commitment to Central Ohio Theatre. There was production awards recognizing outstanding performers, directors, designers, and productions for the previous year! Last but certainly not least, our special guests from the Central Ohio Theatre Critics' Circle presented their annual citations.

Photo Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCHPhoto Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
January 26, 2018

Hedwig and the angry inch tells the story of 'internationally ignored song stylist' Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock 'n' roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, which has left her with just 'an angry inch.' Performances are January 26th - 28th and February 2nd - 4th. 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 Little Theatre Off Broadway's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAYPhoto Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
January 12, 2018

Death Takes a Holiday is based on the poetic conception of death suspending all activities for three days during which he falls in love with a beautiful girl and through her realizes why mortals fear him. The mood of the play is established with remarkable skill and while it is charged with exciting moments, it is a perfect background for a love story that is as simple as it is appealing. Adapted in English by Walter Ferris. Directed By Donnie Lockwood. Cast includes: Sam Clements - Shadow/Prince Sirki, Michelle A. Sandler Grazia, Christopher Bowen - Duke Lambert, Ashley Collins - Duchess Stephanie, Keith Maloney - Baron Cesarea, Tammy McClellan - Princess Marie, Dana Bauman Alda, Alex Caperton Corrado, John Grote - Eric Fenton, Colleen Underwood - Rhoda Fenton, Mark Dubovec - Major Whitread, Jennifer Burton Cora, Michael Shafer Fedele. Performances run January 12th thru January 28th, 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: Inside Weathervane Playhouse's NEW YEAR'S EVE GALAPhoto Coverage: Inside Weathervane Playhouse's NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA
January 2, 2018

2018 is Weathervane Playhouse's 50th Anniversary Season! An accomplishment worthy of much celebrating! For 50 years Weathervane Playhouse has produced professional productions serving Licking County and Central Ohio, all while transforming lives through quality theatre. To honor this very special occasion they held a New Year's Eve Gala! Attendees were received with a welcome reception, a concert with the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra featuring a repertoire of musical theatre pieces, singing performances by Weathervane Actors from central Ohio and New York City, an after-concert party with jazz standards, DJ and dancing; and a midnight light buffet and champagne toast to ring in Weathervane's 50th year and 2018! For more information on Weathervane's fabulous 50th season visit: http://weathervaneplayhouse.org/

Photo Coverage: First Look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' Steampunk WonderlandPhoto Coverage: First Look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' Steampunk Wonderland
December 17, 2017

Grandview Carriage Place Players presented Steampunk Wonderland. Written by Todd Adam Decker. Based on the Alice In Wonderland Stories by Lewis Carroll. Performances were held at the Columbus performing Arts Center from December 15 thru the 17th with a silent auction on Saturday to raise money for the spring show. Check out a first look here!

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



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