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Christina Mancuso
Christina Mancuso

Christina Mancuso, a mother of 3, has traveled to well over 70 cities on various Broadway National Tours.  She is now residing in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio after spending a year in NYC to support her daughter's Broadway debut. Besides writing, traveling, and mothering, she is a 13-time marathon runner (including the 2015 Boston Marathon), freelance artist, classical violinist, and a previous Paralegal with over 20 years of writing and research experience.  Mancuso is listed in 'Who's Who Worldwide' and has been recognized for "Outstanding Leadership in Media" by the International Women's Leadership Association.  

Jerri Shafer
Jerri Shafer

Jerri has loved taking photos all her life and was always the one in the family who took everyone’s picture. After her daughter was born, Jerri started scrapbooking and she became interested in taking better pictures for her scrapbooks. Then after her daughter started an interest in musical theatre, Jerri started taking pictures of the shows and developed a love for musical theatre as well. She has been seen snapping pics at many theatres around Columbus and surrounding areas. Jerri's bucket list before she moves on from this world is to shoot a show on Broadway!  So if you can assist with this quest....  To see more of Jerri’s work, visit

Paul Batterson
Paul Batterson

Since 2013, Paul Batterson has had a secret life: being a volunteer writer for BroadwayWorld. During this time, he has had the pleasure to see some of the best plays, musicals, and concerts, interview some of his personal heroes (Joe Walsh, Steven Page, and Ben Folds) and industry leaders (Andrew Lippa and Nathan Tysen) and watching Columbus theatre scene grow and grow. Batterson graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism and from Capital University with a teaching license. He has been married to his lovely wife Nancy for over three decades and has two grown children in Alicia Millerson, an actress in Denver, and Grant Batterson, who is heading to grad school in England.


Ken Ludwig's Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood in Columbus Ken Ludwig's Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood
Weathervane Playhouse (6/13 - 6/22)
How Do We Get There From Here? - Melissa Kelley in Columbus How Do We Get There From Here? - Melissa Kelley
The Avalon Theatre (6/8 - 6/8)
The Dinner Detective Comedy Mystery Dinner Show in Columbus The Dinner Detective Comedy Mystery Dinner Show
The Dinner Detective Columbus (6/1 - 6/15)
Otterbein Playwrights Collective in Columbus Otterbein Playwrights Collective
Abbey Theater of Dublin (6/14 - 6/16)
Man of La Mancha in Columbus Man of La Mancha
Weathervane Playhouse (5/30 - 6/8)
The Lion King in Columbus The Lion King
Ohio Theatre (6/12 - 7/7)
Finding Nemo Jr. in Columbus Finding Nemo Jr.
Victoria Players Children's Theater (6/20 - 6/23)

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