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RENT Comes To Short North Stage October 6th

Generation-defining musical to open Oct. 6

RENT Comes To Short North Stage October 6th

No day but today! Rent is the landmark, groundbreaking rock musical that defined a generation and Short North Stage is staging an exciting new production for Columbus audiences.

In the East Village of New York City we follow an unlikely group of bohemians as they struggle with gentrification, love, loss and legacies amidst the HIV/AIDS crisis. Winner of the Tony Award® and the Pulitzer Prize, Jonathan Larson's songs like "Seasons of Love," "One Song Glory," and "I'll Cover You," allows the characters and audiences to embrace hope, find strength and survive. You won't want to miss Larson's phenomenon that redefined musical theater and is just as poignant today.

Light a candle and join us for the catered Opening Night Reception Friday, October 7th following the performance! Get your tickets at www.cbusarts.com or call 614-469-0939 Monday thru Friday 9am - 5pm.. Single tickets range between $37 and $55, $20 student rush tickets and pay what you can tickets are also available. Showtimes are 7pm Thursdays through Saturdays and 2pm Sundays October 6 - November 6. Learn more at www.shortnorthstage.org.


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Photos: Inside Short North Stages WHITE CHRISTMAS GALA Photo
The holidays have always been a special time at Short North Stage and this year features a reimagined, heartwarming classic with Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. The Opening Night reception joined cast, crew, creatives, and patrons in a festive affair catered by Schmidt's. See one of your favorite holiday films come to life on stage with this fresh, beautiful new production with a professional cast of actors and dancers from Ohio, New York and beyond. It’s a perfect holiday gift! Running now until January 1st. Ticket availability is limited so get to www.cbusarts.com to get your tickets today.

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The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be biting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone is calling for reluctant director Grace Bradley to cancel the whole thing. It’s up to the Bradleys and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic. Performances are December 8 - 10 @ 7:30 PM and December 10 - 11 @ 2:30 PM at McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St. Worthington, OH 4308. Tickets https://www.wctpresents.org/

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