Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 7/16/2017

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12 Angry Jurors in Broadway 12 ANGRY JURORS
The Huron Playhouse
By Reginald Rose Directed by Jennifer Wertz Based on the well-known film version released in 1957, Reginald Rose’s immortal classic follows 12 jurors as they deliberate on a seemingly clear-cut murder case until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. With each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes. The jurors’ final verdict and how they reach it will shock you and keep you on the edge of your seat in this riveting courtroom drama.
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A Comedy of Tenors in Broadway A COMEDY OF TENORS
Weathervane Playhouse
From the author of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery comes another hilarious comedy by Ken Ludwig. The scene: a single hotel suite, four operatic tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. If you know Ludwig’s plays as well as Weathervane does, then you know to ask: “What could possibly go wrong?” Just about everything does. Prepare yourself for a hilarious ride filled with mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.
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ANNIE in Broadway ANNIE
Pickerington Community Theatre
ALL SEATS RESERVED! Prices: $15 for adults ($12 for seniors 55 and over), $12 for children 12 and under. GROUP DISCOUNTS available to groups of 20 or more. ANNIE will be performed at Heritage Theater, 100 North East St., Pickerington, OH 43147. Shows are July 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8:00 PM and July 16 & 23 at 2:00 PM. Tickets to ANNIE may be reserved by calling our box office at 614-508-0036 or you can purchase tickets online at (up to two hours before showtime). Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, ANNIE has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of 7 Tony awards (including best musical). Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. The musical revolves Annie’s adventures as, through a perfect combination of street-smarts and optimism, she rises from next-to-nothing during the 1930s in New York City, Famous for songs like “Tomorrow”, “Hard Knock Life”, “Easy Street” & “I Don’t Need Anything But You”.
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Peter and the Starcatcher in Broadway PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
The Huron Playhouse
By Rick Elice Music by Wayne Barker Directed by Nick Hrutkay Music Direction by Michael Shirtz The Tony Award winning "Peter and the Starcatcher" upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, this family favorite features a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters using ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, "Peter and the Starcatcher" playfully explores the bonds of friendship, duty, and love in a thrilling adventure for all ages.
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Caroline, or Change in Broadway CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Abbey Theater (Tantrum Theater Company)
Tantrum Theater continues its second season with the moving Tony Award-nominated musical, “Caroline, or Change,” running July 5–July 22. Professional theater artists from across the country, including multiple Broadway and national tour veterans, will bring to life playwright Tony Kushner’s (“Angels in America”) enthralling story and composer Jeanine Tesori’s (“Fun Home”) powerful score at the Abbey Theater in Dublin. “Change come fast and change come slow.” It’s 1963 in Louisiana, and for Caroline Thibodeaux the world is changing too fast. The president has just been shot and a fight for racial justice is sweeping the nation. Caroline, a black maid serving a Jewish household, desires only a good night’s rest and a decent life for her children. A melodious moon provides the commentary as her relationship with young Noah, the precocious son of her employers, becomes complicated by pocket change. With its moving rock, gospel, and klezmer score, this exquisite musical is a riveting statement addressed to a nation still gripped by inequality.
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Actors' Theatre presents The Emperor of the Moon in Broadway ACTORS' THEATRE PRESENTS THE EMPEROR OF THE MOON
Schiller Park Amphitheatre
Directed by Michelle Batt July 20 - August 6, 2017 Thursdays through Sundays @ 8pm Schiller Park (German Village), Amphitheater Stage 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 one of the great women playwrights in all classic theatre. Outdoor summer shows are free and open to the public, though donations are encouraged and vital to the continued success of Actors’ Theatre. Reserved seating available.
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