Join us in the park! Curtain Players is pleased to present Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. The beloved children's book has been transformed into a play by Joseph Robinette. It tells the story of a young pig on the Arable family farm who is saved from slaughter. That pig, named Wilbur, tries to make friends with everyone at his new home on the Zuckerman Farm and finds comfort with his closest new friend, Charlotte, a spider. Charlotte repeatedly saves Wilbur by writing words about him in her web.
Performances run Thur-Sat, June 14th thru 23 th at 7:30 pm. Bring lawn chairs andor 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 and follow the theater on Twitter at http:twitter.comcurtainplayers.Photo Coverage: First look at Carl Burgason's THE SEMI-ANNUALS June 7, 2018
The Columbus premiere of an original one-act, written and directed by Carl Burgason. A young Manhattan woman, Claire, decides to end her life by hiring a man to kill her. After her husband Leon finds out about her arrangements, the couple embarks on a six-month-long journey to figure out their past, present, and future without one another. Cast includes: Claire - Nina Martin, Leon - Cory Velazco, and The Man - Joel Savage.
This show is being presented as a part of the late-night series at MadLab. Performances are June 8th @ 10PM and June 10th @ 8PM at MadLab, 227 N 3rd St. Columbus, OH 43215. Admission is $6 at the door.Photo Coverage: Inside the Ohio Community Theatre Association's Central Region Festival 2018 June 5, 2018
The Ohio Community Theatre Association (OCTA) held its Central Region Festival on Saturday June 2nd at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. This is a juried festival where the community theaters perform a portion from one of their shows from the past season. Excerpts were by Out of the Box Community Theatre's Harvey, Curtain Players' Wendy Darling, Bucyrus Little Theatre's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Eclipse Theatre Company's Glass, Licking County Players' Almost, Maine, Mount Vernon Players' Dancing On Clouds, and Little Theatre Off Broadway's Psych.Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's ELECTRICITY May 30, 2018
A Columbus native, Mr. Ray comes home performing in the Midwest premiere of his new play. Starring Terry Ray and Ralph Scott. Directed by Mark Phillips Schwamberger.
Sex, drugs and booze make up the life of Brad Burke, while ex-seminary student Gary Henderson is so closeted that he hides his sexuality behind an invented wife. This unlikely pair hook up in a motel room after their 10-year high school reunion and it's a monumental clash of worlds that sparks an 'electricity' between them that lures them back to that same motel room after each reunion for the next 3 decades. Electricity is a very funny, sexy and surprisingly emotional journey through the immense changes that happened to the LGBTQ community between 1983 and 2013. It navigates a world where gay life was hidden in bars and sex clubs to one where equality might just be a reality--if Gary and Brad can only believe that they deserve it.
Performances are May 30th thru June 9th at 8:00 pm and Matinee Sunday November 12th at 2:00 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 SRO's COMPANY May 26, 2018
SRO Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season concludes with Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's groundbreaking musical Company.
On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends - 'those good and crazy people [his] married friends' - explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.
Performances run May 25th thru June 3rd, 2018 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center. Fri-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm *10:30am performance on June 1st. 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For more info visit http://www.srotheatre.org/Photo Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' MACBETH May 24, 2018
The Tragedy of Macbeth, King of Scotland is one of a handful of William Shakespeare's plays that has never wavered in its popularity or relevance. Led by supernatural forces, Macbeth kills a king and usurps the throne, each day growing in paranoia and bloody murder. His wife, the famous Lady Macbeth, guides and goads her lord husband in his evil acts until the consequences begin to break her soul. The Tragedy of Macbeth is a story of witches, dread, and murder most foul.
Performances are May 24 - June 17, 2018. Thursdays through Sundays @ 8pm. Schiller Park (German Village), Amphitheatre Stage, Columbus, Ohio. For information on donations and seat reservations, visit http://theactorstheatre.org May 24, 2018
Actors singing actresses' showstoppers, young women filling old men's roles and seniors playing ingenues. This was an evening of madcap musical magic and a hilarious mix-up of some of Columbus' best performers singing songs from roles in which they would NEVER be cast. May 20, 2018
On Wednesday May 11th, 2018 Evolution Theatre Company hosted a staged reading of Charles Busch's The Lady In Question to benefit their 2018 Season. A freewheeling satire of patriotic 1940s thrillers. A glamorous concert pianist is challenged when a handsome American professor engages her aid in rescuing his mother from a Nazi prison. The reading was be held in the Schottenstein Property Group Pavilion of the Columbus Museum of Art.Photo Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' AVENUE Q May 10, 2018
A puppet-filled comedy follows a group of twenty-somethings seeking their purpose in big-city life. Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.
Performances are May 10th - 13th. Doors open 30 minutes prior. Northland Performing Arts Center (NPAC), 4411 Tamarack Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43229. Visit https://www.imaginecolumbus.org/avenue-q.html for information on purchasing tickets.Photo Coverage: First Look at Curtain Players' EXIT THE KING May 4, 2018
In Ionesco's most accessible Absurdist drama, it's King Berenger's dying day and also the last day of the universe. Everything is falling apart - from his own palace to the very physics of the solar system. Will his commands to restore order be enough? Or will we fade into the mist?
Written by Eugene Ionesco, Directed by Danielle Mari, Produced by Booth Muller, Stage Manager Jennifer Shively. Cast includes: Brian Henry, Tony Ludovico, Laura Tirronen, Aaron Turnbull, Elise Vargo, & E. Molly Watson.
Performances run May 4th thru May 20th at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.orgPhoto Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's ONCE UPON A MATTRESS May 4, 2018
If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.
Performances run May 4th thru May 20th, 2018 at Little Theatre Off Broadway, 3981 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio. For reservations/more info visit: http://www.ltob.org or call 614-875-3919Photo Coverage: First look at Gallery Players' INCIDENT AT VICHY May 2, 2018
A play by Arthur Miller, Incident at Vichy centers on a detention room of a Vichy police station in 1942, at the height of World War II.
Eight men have been picked up for questioning on their religious status. While the men intellectually understand their situation, they remain in denial of what is seen as an inevitable outcome.
Performances run May 5th thru May 13th, 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 Hilliard Arts Council's ALICE IN WONDERLAND April 20, 2018
This adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland begins with the Cheshire Cat standing in front of the rabbit hole entrance into Wonderland. The Cat will soon be joined by the White Rabbit sliding down his hole into Wonderland, and Alice whose overwhelming curiosity entices her to follow the White Rabbit into this wonderfully upside down world of strange creatures, playing cards that speak, Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatters, Tweedletwins, cracked Eggs, tea parties, games of croquet, and riddles galore.
Performances run April 20th thru April 28th at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St, Hilliard, OH, 43026. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/4313. For performance times and more information visit: http://www.hilliardartscouncil.org/alice-2018/.Photo Coverage: Inside Curtain Players Season Announcement Party April 14, 2018
A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play that unflinchingly - and uproariously - exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. Performances run April 24th thru April 22nd at the Columbus Performing Arts Center. Fri-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm *10:30am performance on 4/20. 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For more info visit http://www.srotheatre.org/Photo Coverage: First look at New Albany Middle School's LEGALLY BLONDE April 6, 2018
Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde The Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. Legally Blonde The Musical JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle's boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not 'serious' enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive. As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.
Performances run April 6th & 7th at 3:30 & 7:00 pm at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center, 100 W. Dublin Granville Rd., New Albany, Ohio. Tickets can be purchased on Ticketmaster - https://www.ticketmaster.com/.Photo Coverage: First look at Ohio University Lancaster's NEXT TO NORMAL April 2, 2018
An aging widow runs away from her son and daughter-in-law and their cramped Houston apartment to realize her dearest dream: to return to her beloved hometown, Bountiful. What starts as an ordinary trip soon becomes an inspiring and life-changing journey of discovery.
Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote, Directed by James F. Petsche, Produced by Booth Muller & James F. Petsche, Stage Manager Carolyn Jakubczak. Featuring: Randy Benge, Maci Bingman, Nita Dean, Julie Emmert-Silvius, Brian N. Henry, Darnell Lautt, Barbara Leeman, Ruedy Leeman, Randy Lenhart, & Emily Turner.
Performances run March 23rd thru April 8th at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org