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Photo Coverage: First look at New Albany Middle School Theatre Dept.'s GODSPELL PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at New Albany Middle School Theatre Dept.'s GODSPELL JR.
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(10/19/2019) - Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew and drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades and vaudeville, Godspell Junior is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. This cast of 26 students and 9 crew are all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Performance dates: Saturday, October 19-10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm & Sunday October 20 – 1pm & 3pm. Tickets will be $8 students/staff/senior, $10 adults. Where: Jeanne B McCoy Center for the Arts, 100 West Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany, OH 43054General admission. Ticket sales: www.nams.seatyourself.biz


Photo Coverage: First Look at Westgate Theatre Co. and Carriage Place Players' A PhotosPhoto Coverage: First Look at Westgate Theatre Co. and Carriage Place Players' ANNIE
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(10/18/2019) - Westgate Theatre Company and Carriage Place Players present 'Annie', the show about a young girl with an unstoppable spirit that became a worldwide phenomenon and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. 'Annie' is presented in partnership with Empty Bowls, a local partnership with Mid-Ohio Foodbank, to fight hunger in our community. Join us for the Friday 10/18 performance to purchase a bowl at the Silent Auction (during Intermission), featuring specially-designed bowls donated by local artists. On Saturday 10/19 at 5:00 p.m., join us for the Bowls and Soup event, and for a $10 minimum donation, you can select a keepsake bowl and receive a complimentary serving of homemade soup and bread. Performances are October 18th thru 20th 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: First look at Curtain Players' SLEEPY HOLLOW: THE LOST CHAPTER PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' SLEEPY HOLLOW: THE LOST CHAPTER
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(10/17/2019) - The story picks up in the final pages of Washington Irving's classic, Sleepy Hollow, revealing a previously untold piece of the legend. After Ichabod disappears, his students are determined to find out the truth of what happened. Their new schoolteacher, Abigail Seymour, is more focused on teaching than chasing ghosts - that is until she has her own run in with the Horseman. Now, she and the students must hurry to retrace Ichabod's final night in Sleepy Hollow and find a way to stop the Horseman once and for all. Along the way, we discover new revelations, gain clues on who the Headless Horseman could be and meet all the original Irving characters from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Performances run October 18th thru November 3rd at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org


Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's THE TURKEY MEN PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's THE TURKEY MEN
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(10/16/2019) - Set in 2016, the ghosts of two ex Civil War soldiers, Alex (the Yank) and Web (the Confederate), are still inhabiting the old, dilapidated farm house on their abandoned turkey farm in Central Ohio. These men have lived through much of gay history and have had wonderful adventures and a great romance. Their quasi-existence is interrupted by the sudden arrival of a man and woman dragging into their home a sixteen year old lesbian, entrusted to their care by her parents with the hope that they can “pray away the gay” and turn her into a 'happy heterosexual'. Should Alex and Web get involved even if it means their permanent disappearance after over 150 years? Of course the answer is yes. Based on true events and real people, The Turkey Men, is filled with humor, romance, and pathos. Previews on October 16th & 17th, performances from Oct. 18th thru the 26th 2019 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: http://evolutiontheatre.org/


Photo Coverage: First look at The Lancaster Playhouse's The Canterville Ghost PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at The Lancaster Playhouse's The Canterville Ghost
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(10/15/2019) - Welcome to Canterville Chase! It's 1887 and a free-spirited American family is invading the grand English manor home of the very British Sir Simon de Canterville, a Shakespearean actor turned ghost who just may have met his match in the Otis family. Accustomed to being regarded with fear, Sir Simon is determined to scare these Yankee intruders out of their wits and out of his house. Both you and they have been warned! Cheerio!! Performances are October 18 thru the 26th. For information or how to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.thelancasterplayhouse.org/


Photo Coverage: Inside New Vision Dance Co.'s COME DANCE WITH ME PhotosPhoto Coverage: Inside New Vision Dance Co.'s COME DANCE WITH ME
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(10/12/2019) - Spend an afternoon enjoying dances created to the sweet tunes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis. Jr. and Dean Martin. Act One will feature choreography by Artistic Director Melissa Gould, Dustin Stuart, Kirsten Frison and Callie Luckenbach. Featured Guest Artists are Michael O'Dell and Modjazz, Aaron Glenn, Abhy Devalapura, Hixon Dance, 6-1-forte, NAHS Theatre, and Drew Belpedio. Performances are October 12th, 2019 at 2:00 and 6:00 at the McCoy in New Albany. For more information, visit: http://www.newvisiondanceco.org/


Photo Coverage: First Look at Hilliard Bradley Theatre's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING PhotosPhoto Coverage: First Look at Hilliard Bradley Theatre's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(10/11/2019) - A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, by Oscar Wilde, first performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London. The Play tells the story of Jack and Algernon, two young men who maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. Through a series of schemes, lies, and hidden identities, the two men find themselves in the Country at Jack's estate, both under assumed names, and both engaged to be Married. Performances are October 11th thru the 13th, 2019 at the Bradley Theater, 2800 Walker Rd, Hilliard, Ohio 43026. For tickets or more information, visit: https://www.bradleytheater.com/


Photo Coverage: First look at Pickerington Community Theatre's BIG FISH PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Pickerington Community Theatre's BIG FISH
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(10/10/2019) - Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some! Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father's epic tales. Overflowing with heart and humor, Big Fish is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theater—for an experience that's richer, funnier and bigger than life itself. Performances are October 10th thru the 20th, 2019 and will be held at the Wigwam Theater (10190 Blacklick-Eastern Road Northwest, Pickerington, OH 43147). For ticket call the box office at 614-508-0036 or you can purchase tickets online at pctshows.com.


Photo Coverage: First Look at Imagine Productions' CARRIE THE MUSICAL PhotosPhoto Coverage: First Look at Imagine Productions' CARRIE THE MUSICAL
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(10/9/2019) - Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it… Performances are October 11th thru October 20th, 2019 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: https://www.imaginecolumbus.org/


Photo Coverage: First look at Performing Arts Creative Ensemble's THE RUNNER STU PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Performing Arts Creative Ensemble's THE RUNNER STUMBLES
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(10/3/2019) - Time: April 1911. Place: A cell, courthouse, and grave in Solon, Michigan. A young nun has died under mysterious circumstances in a remote parish in northern Michigan, and her superior, Father Rivard, has been charged with her murder. The action alternates between interrogations, testimony and scenes from the past which reveal that Father Rivard, who had been banished to the small, up-country parish, fell in love with Sister Rita; and when circumstances forced her to move into the rectory with him, his anguish became unbearable. Their relationship, inevitably, spelled tragedy, but not until the explosive and surprising climax of the play is the full extent of their sacrifice made clear and the identity of the murderer revealed! Performances are October 3rd thru October 6th at the Columbus Dance Theatre, 592 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: https://pacecolumbus.com/


Photo Coverage: First look at A Night of Broadway's THE SECRET GARDEN PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at A Night of Broadway's THE SECRET GARDEN
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(9/27/2019) - A Night of Broadway: The Secret Garden a Semi-Staged Concert Fundraiser for the Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Org. A Night of Broadway was founded 5 years ago by Shane Trace & Cassandra Taylor as a way to raise money for the Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO), which is a Division of Equitas Health. This year the tradition continues, but in a new and exciting way as we perform a semi-staged version of The Secret Garden! This musical is filled with a star studded cast of local Central Ohio talent! BRAVO works to eliminate violence perpetrated on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking through prevention, education, advocacy, violence documentation, and survivor services. For more information about BRAVO visit: http://bravo.equitashealth.org/ Performances run September 27th thru the 29th, 2019 at The Garden Theater, 1187 North High St., Columbus, Ohio 43201. For reservations/more info visit: http://www.shortnorthstage.org/


Photo Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's THE HAUNTING OF HILL PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(9/26/2019) - A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of 'psychically receptive' people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and 'contained ill will.' Led by the learned Dr. Montague, who is conducting research in supernatural phenomena, the visitors have come to probe the secrets of the old house and to draw forth the mysterious powers that it is alleged to possessa?"powers which have brought madness and death to those who have lived therein in the past. Performances run September 27th thru October 13th, 2019 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 Hilliard Arts Council's THE STINKY CHEESEMAN PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's THE STINKY CHEESEMAN
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(9/20/2019) - The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, by John Glore, contains many of your favorite storybook fables. However, in this adaptation of the book by John Scieszka and Lane Smith's quintessential children's book of the same name, the story lines somehow get derailed. Everything from “Chicken Little” to “The Gingerbread Man” gets a complete makeover. Fun music and barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to pollute the entire audience. Performances September 20th thru the 29th, 2019 at the Hilliard Arts Council, 5425 Center Street, Hilliard, Ohio 43026. For performance times and more information visit: http://hilliardartscouncil.org/


Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's CABARET PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's CABARET
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(9/19/2019) - In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920's draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET. With the Emcee's bawdy songs as wry commentary, CABARET explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally's boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Performances are September 18th thru September 28th, 2019 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: http://evolutiontheatre.org/


Photo Coverage: First look at Gallery Players' DRIVING MISS DAISY PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Gallery Players' DRIVING MISS DAISY
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(9/12/2019) - Set in Atlanta, 1948, this Pulitzer Prize winning play and Academy Award winner for Best Picture is the uplifting story of Daisy, a retired Jewish schoolteacher, and her African-American chauffeur, Hoke. As different as they first seem, their time together reveals a deep affection for each other, born in part from their shared experiences as minorities in a post-war South that simmers with violence. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, the relationship between Daisy and Hoke is a testament to the life-altering power of friendship. One-act play appropriate for middle school and up. Performances are Sept 14th thru the 22nd. Gallery Players, 1125 College Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209. Please visit jccgalleryplayers.org to get specific show times and purchase tickets.


Photo Coverage: First Look at Curtain Players' LEADING LADIES PhotosPhoto Coverage: First Look at Curtain Players' LEADING LADIES
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(9/9/2019) - In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing 'Scenes from Shakespeare' on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, Pennsylvania is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there's a wide world out there, but it's not until she meets 'Maxine and Stephanie' that she finally gets a taste of it. Performances run Sept 6th thru Sept 22nd at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org


Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFO PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD?
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(8/22/2019) - In Michael Leeds new murder-mystery comedy, on a dark stormy night, five men arrive at a cabin for a famous soap star's surprise birthday party. Each guest has been asked to dress as the birthday boy's favorite actress, Joan Crawford, in one of her signature roles - and the results aren't pretty, in more ways than one. As they wait for the star, the five 'Joans' begin drinking and dishing, soon dark secrets emerge and then there's one less Joan ... and then there are four…then three…then…? All this leads to a shocking and unforeseen ending. Featuring: David Bahgat as Gene Harlow, Frank Barnhart as Harvey Goldberg, Ralph Scott as Stewart Fry, David Allen Vargo as Leo Lawrence, Lane Schlicher as David Hoch, Stewart Jamison as Trick Rogers. Performances are August 21st thru the 31st, 2019 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets, visit: http://www.evolutiontheatre.org/


Photo Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WI PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(8/16/2019) - The Sycamore family, (and their friends) are a madcap group of eccentrics, marching to the beat of their own drum, with pride and joy. When young Alice Sycamore becomes engaged to her company's VP, Tony Kirby, the Sycamore clan must straighten up to meet the new in-laws. Performances run August 9th thru August 25th, 2019 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: The Lancaster Playhouse Presents MY EMPERORS NEW CLOTHES by Larr PhotosPhoto Coverage: The Lancaster Playhouse Presents MY EMPERORS NEW CLOTHES by Larry Shue
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(7/29/2019) - Everyone is familiar with the timeless story by Hans Christian Andersen, but the present version abounds in delightful differences. The action takes place in the kingdom of Mango-Chutney, in which a one-man army named Pony, an Emperor known as the wisest man in the world, Princess Farthingale and host of colorful characters live. The Emperor, decides he must have the most beautiful clothes in the world, and offers half of the state treasury to the weaver who comes up with the finest cloth. Being as wise as he is, he also announces that he will give the other half of the treasury plus the hand of his daughter, Princess Farthingale to anyone who can make him believe that something is real when actually it is not. While it is touch and go for a while, all ends happily and in a burst of song as the villains are routed, the Princess united with her true love, and the Emperor saved by the cheerfully vocal intercession of the enthralled audience. Next performance in Saturday August 3 and Sunday August 4, 2pm at Fountain Square in Lancaster. Corner of Broad and Main Street. For more information visit: https://www.thelancasterplayhouse.org/


Photo Coverage: First look at Ohio University Lancaster's LEGALLY BLONDE The Mus PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Ohio University Lancaster's LEGALLY BLONDE The Musical!
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(7/20/2019) - SHOWS: Sunday, July 21, 2 PM & 7 PM, Lancaster Festival Shows, Thursday, August 1, 7 PM, Friday, August 2, 7 PM, Saturday, August 3, 7 PM, Sunday, August 4, 2 PM. The box office opens one hours before show. ONLINE TICKET SALES: https://commerce.cashnet.com/oul-theatre 'A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, “LEGALLY BLONDE The Musical,” follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!' Book by Heather Hach, Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture. 'LEGALLY BLONDE The Musical' is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Photo Coverage: THE VIEW UPSTRAIRS at the Columbus Performing Arts Center PhotosPhoto Coverage: THE VIEW UPSTRAIRS at the Columbus Performing Arts Center
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(7/19/2019) - The View UpStairs is an interpretive account of a true event: a notoriously unsolved arson fire that took place at a gay bar called the Up Stairs Lounge on the ragged edge of the famous French Quarter. Thirty-two lives were claimed in that bar on the night of June 24, 1973 when an arsonist lit a spark that destroyed a trailblazing establishment—a place apart that had transcended barriers of straight and gay, male and female, black and white. Through the fantasia of musical theatre, The View UpStairs will do the impossible. This musical will convey you alongside Wes, our modern-day “millennial influencer” protagonist, into the bar before it burned. There, you will see the Up Stairs Lounge in a way that historians like myself can only yearn for: joyous, full of the revelry of men and women crooning beside the piano and, as yet, untouched by its tragic fate. You will hear the laughter and feel the love that commingled before all the screams. Performances are July 17 thru the 27th, 2019 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets, visit: http://www.evolutiontheatre.org/


Photo Coverage: First Look at Worthington Community Theatre's TARZAN PhotosPhoto Coverage: First Look at Worthington Community Theatre's TARZAN
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(7/19/2019) - Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan's life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe's territory, and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts. Performances are July 19th thru the 28th at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, 777 Evening St., Worthington, Ohio. For more information, visit https://worthingtoncommunitytheatre.com/#. Purchase tickets through the McConnell Arts Center.


Photo Coverage: Inside New Vision Dance Co.'s FULL BLOOM PhotosPhoto Coverage: Inside New Vision Dance Co.'s FULL BLOOM
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(7/16/2019) - FULL BLOOM by New Vision Dance Co. (NVD) celebrated 6 years of concert dance at the Garden Theater. The audience enjoyed an experience of a bouquet of dance onstage with Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop and Tap creations. Guest artists/collaborators include sculptor Sara Hahn, Starr Foster Dance from Richmond, VA, Jessica Gould, Lisa Glover, 'Piper & Poppy', Katherine Burkman, Chad Goodwin and recording artist Mario Spinetti. Featuring choreography by Artistic Director Melissa Gould, Jonathon Hill, Dan Kiley and Michael Musarra. Performances were held July 12 & 13th, 2019 at the Garden Theatre. Save the date, NVD's next show is "Come dance with me, a tribute to the Rat Pack". October 12th, 2019 at the McCoy in New Albany. For more information, visit: http://www.newvisiondanceco.org/ You can also support NVD by voting every day now thru August 9th for the company to be awarded through a contest for FCBank's 10 Fantastic Charities at https://survey.app.do/10fantasticcharities-2578745/i263dK0Y


Photo Coverage: Inside the Screening of Cedric Gegel's Movie CADIA: THE WORLD WI PhotosPhoto Coverage: Inside the Screening of Cedric Gegel's Movie CADIA: THE WORLD WITHIN
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(7/15/2019) - Cadia: The World Within is the story of Matthew, David, and Renee Addams, three fourteen- year-olds whose journey into a mystical realm teaches them about grace, love, doubt, and the nature of good versus evil. Cadia is a film that provides hope and encourages philosophical discussion on how we interact with the world around us. Cadia is an adventure that will get people to believe in each other and in the world again. A screening of the movie was held on July 12th, 2019 at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. Cast info: The Cadia: The World Within cast includes two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Corbin Bernsen and Harry Potter's James Phelps, along with other notable actors like Rick Montgomery Jr, John Wells, Nicky Buggs, and Grace Kelly. The film stars Columbus triplets Keegan, Carly, and Tanner Sells, alongside Dayton actor Dillon Perry. Dozens of other central Ohio and midwestern talents appear in the film. More information on the cast and crew can be found at www.cadiafilm.com or on IMDb. For more information about Cadia: The World Within or upcoming showtimes, visit: https:www.cadiafilm.com


Photo Flash: The Actors Theatre Presents AS YOU LIKE IT PhotosPhoto Flash: The Actors Theatre Presents AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Columbus

(7/12/2019) - As Amiens says in As You Like It, relationships are fraught with deceptions and false identities. William Shakespeare's bright and brilliant comedy is light and joyful, yet beneath that surface is a wealth of wisdom about what it means to be human, to turn life's catastrophes of chance into triumphs.


Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's SHREK THE MUSICAL PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's SHREK THE MUSICAL
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(7/12/2019) - 'Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek....' And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek. Performances July 12th thru the 14th at the Hilliard Darby Theatre in the Hilliard Darby High School, 4200 Leppert Rd., Hilliard, OH. For performance times and more information visit: http:www.hilliardartscouncil.orghacshrek2019-freakflagfly


Photo Coverage: First look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' THE SLIPPER AND PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(7/11/2019) - The Grandview Carriage Place Players (GCP) presents the Columbus Premiere of 'The Slipper and the Rose.'  This Sherman Brothers retelling, with a twist, of the classic tale of Cinderella with its elaborate costumes, witty songs and remarkable set will surely leave audiences of all ages enchanted! Performances are July 11th - July 14th, 2019 at the Grandview Heights High School, 1587 W. 3rd Ave., Grandview, Ohio  43212.  Thurs - Sat @ 7:00 pm and Sun @ 2:00 pm.  Tickets are $5 at the door.  For information on upcoming auditions or performances, visit https:www.facebook.comGCPPlayers


Photo Coverage: First look at Pickerington Community Theatre's SPAMALOT PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Pickerington Community Theatre's SPAMALOT
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(7/10/2019) - Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. Performances are July 12th thru the 21st, 2019 and will be held at the Wigwam Theater (10190 Blacklick-Eastern Road Northwest, Pickerington, OH 43147) with showtimes at 8:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 PM on Sundays, July 12-21, 2019. Tickets for Spamalot may be reserved by calling our box office at 614-508-0036 or you can purchase tickets online at pctshows.com (up to two hours before showtime).


Photo Coverage: Inside Columbus Children's Theatre's FOREVER YOUNG PhotosPhoto Coverage: Inside Columbus Children's Theatre's FOREVER YOUNG
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(7/7/2019) - Columbus Children's Theatre's (CCT) annual fundraising event...Forever Young - honored CCT's own William Goldsmith - Artistic Director, playwright, stage director, and producer for over 30 years of dedicated service.


Photo Coverage: First look at MTVarts' THE WIZARD OF OZ PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at MTVarts' THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(7/5/2019) - MTVarts presents the classic musical 'The Wizard of Oz' on stage at Knox County Memorial Theatre July 6-14. Join us in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the treasured movie that inspired this stage musical. Performances are July 6th thru the 14th at the Knox County Memorial Theater, 112 East High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Tickets are available at http:mtvarts.com