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Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND Photo Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND
by Jerri Shafer - Sep 18, 2018

The Devil Boys are back! We're reviving our 2011 production that started it all. Flying Saucers...Backstabbing Bitches...Muscle Hunks and Men in Pumps! Wake up and smell the alien invasion in this outrageous comedy. Devil Boys from Beyond is an uproarious homage to C-movies, lead-ing ladies, low-budget sci-films of the 50's and the golden age of camp. Cheap in all the right ways, you'll laugh your a#@^ probe off! Performances are September 20th thru September 29th at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: http://evolutiontheatre.org/

BWW Review:  WONDERLAND WIVES Breaks The Crystal Slipper With Raunchy Laughter at THE Photo BWW Review: WONDERLAND WIVES Breaks The Crystal Slipper With Raunchy Laughter at THEATRE DOWNTOWN
by David Edward Perry - Jul 30, 2018

Walt Disney would turn over in his grave if he saw 'Wonderland Wives' at Theatre Downtown. That's the point. It is supposed to break apart the crystal slipper. This is a in your face comedy poking fun at the idea of perfect princesses in the family friendly genre. This is a fairy tale full of raunchy characters with very real issues. 'Wonderland Wives' is a comical and bawdy tale of what happens after the final words in the storybook saying 'And they lived happily ever after'. It's saturated with puns, one-liners, and language that would make any magic carpet blush. These Disney princesses act more like very-desperate housewives instead of storybook icons. Buddy Thomas's writing cleverly balances an uncomfortable comedy found in these iconic storybook characters dropping shock value vocabulary. It's definitely not for children. It's bawdy, trashy and campy fun. The characters display language and behavior that you may not indulge in regularly. But dang it if you cant click away from laughing so much.

Photo Coverage: Inside Evolution Theatre Company's Staged Reading THE LADY IN QUESTIO Photo Photo Coverage: Inside Evolution Theatre Company's Staged Reading THE LADY IN QUESTION
by Jerri Shafer - May 11, 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.

Joe Kinosian to Host Second IN THE WORKS Concert at the Duplex This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Honeck-Moss Productions will present "In The Works,' an exciting new series conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment.  

Critic's Choice: Get Your Halloween Fix at the Theater This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 27, 2016

Have you decided on your Halloween costume yet? You better get to work since it's only four days until the big night is upon us and you won't want to caught with your pants down, so to speak. May we respectfully suggest a trip to your local, neighborhood theater? Not only will you be entertained, transformed and transported - we're willing to be on this happening - but you'll also probably get some great costume ideas in the process! And there is the added bonus that the theater company might be in the business of renting out costumes which would make your efforts even easier than you first thought…

Critics Choice: SOMETHING WICKED, RENT, NOISES OFF and So Much More On Tap This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 20, 2016

Here are our suggestions - our choices, as it were - for the shows to catch, the people to see, before Monday morning rolls around. Again. When work beckons, we promise you'll have so much more interesting water cooler chatter to share that you'll be the envy of everyone at the office:

Buddy Thomas Joins Samuel French in New Foreign Stage Rights Partnership with ICM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Samuel French, the world's leading theatrical publishing and licensing company and ICM Partners, one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies, announced the formation of a new strategic partnership to co-represent ICM's foreign stage rights in all languages worldwide, including the complete works by Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill, Sam Shepard, Kaufman and Hart, and many others.

BWW Review: Fantastic Z's DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND a Bit Too Campy
by Jay Irwin - Sep 30, 2016

Fantastic Z Theatre is closing out their season of gay comedy with the campy take on 50's sci-fi, Buddy Thomas and Kenneth Elliott's 'Devil Boys From Beyond'. And while this crazy romp certainly has the fun of their previous shows, at times the camp gets to be a bit much to the point of lacking focus and it's there where the play suffers.

Fantastic.Z Theatre to Stage DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

For Fantastic.Z Theatre's Fall main stage show, in keeping with their 2016 theme of comedy Comedy COMEDY, Z presents Devil Boys From Beyond.

Fantastic.Z Theatre to Stage DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

For Fantastic.Z Theatre's Fall main stage show, in keeping with their 2016 theme of comedy Comedy COMEDY, Z presents Devil Boys From Beyond.

BWW Review: Stray Dog Theatre's Maniacally Funny DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND
by Chris Gibson - Dec 21, 2015

Each December Stray Dog Theatre chooses an unconventional show to celebrate the season. It's always something unusual, and often something somewhat shocking. I like that idea of going against the grain, and giving audiences relief from the Christmas overload that all forms of media utilize at this time of year. To close out 2015, they've chosen the campy and wildly over the top DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND, a sort of mash-up of ideas plucked from 1950's and early 60's science fiction fare like Mars Needs Women and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. There's also an early effort from the UK called Devil Girl from Mars, which may have provided inspiration for authors Buddy Thomas and Kenneth Elliott (music and original sound design by Drew Fornarola). Whatever the case, this is a truly nutty, whacked-out comedy that has something to offend everyone, but somehow rises above its initial shock value with allusions to equal pay for women, and the need for the acceptance of alternative lifestyles. Stray Dog Theatre's latest yuletide foray is a delightfully twisted blast from the past!

Stray Dog Theatre to Present DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Men are from Mars; women are from Venus; all the rest are from Pluto. A high-camp parody of '50s B-movies and trashy romance novels, mixed with a dash of 'Adult Swim' cartoon. Fold in a heaping portion of screwball comedy and stir gently but keep it lumpy!

NAKED BOYS SINGING, MARRY ME A LITTE & More Set for Pandora Productions' 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Pandora Productions kicks off its 2013-14 season in just nine days with Naked Boys Singing!, the needs-no-explanation (but we will: audiences are gonna LOVE IT) musical originally slated for Pandora's '12-'13 season but postponed due to casting issues. But that didn't dissuade us from making this most requested of all time production - a celebration of the male body yet much, much more - happen as the hottest kickoff ever to start the season.

Convergence-Continuum Presents GRACE, Opening 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

convergence-continuum continues its 2012 Season with the Ohio premiere of GRACE, a darkly comic, eerily tragic, sometimes hilarious, wholly timely play. It dives headfirst into questions of faith and religion (not necessarily the same thing at all).

Convergence-Continuum Presents GRACE, Opening 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2012

convergence-continuum continues its 2012 Season with the Ohio premiere of GRACE, a darkly comic, eerily tragic, sometimes hilarious, wholly timely play. It dives headfirst into questions of faith and religion (not necessarily the same thing at all).

Claybourne Elder, Ali Ewoldt, Alyssa Fox & More Set for AWKWARD THREESOME Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

MAC Award nominated songwriters Sam Carner & Derek Gregor (Unlock'd) and Drew Fornarola (COLLEGE The Musical) team up for AWKWARD THREESOME: Carner & Gregor and also Fornarola at The Duplex Thursday, June 28 at 9:30pm. They will be joined by some of Broadway's top young performers. The songwriters will present selections from their shows, as well as debuting a new song co-written by all three of them. The evening will be directed by Marlo Hunter with music direction by Gregor and Emily Whitaker. Scheduled to perform are Claybourne Elder (Bonnie and Clyde); Ali Ewoldt (Les Miserables); Alyssa Fox (Wicked - SF); Julie Reiber (Wicked); A.J. Shively (La Cage Aux Folles); Brian Sills (The Lion King Tour); Sarah Stiles (Avenue Q); and Dashaun Young (The Lion King).

Claybourne Elder, Ali Ewoldt, Alyssa Fox & More Set for AWKWARD THREESOME, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

MAC Award nominated songwriters Sam Carner & Derek Gregor (Unlock'd) and Drew Fornarola (COLLEGE The Musical) team up for AWKWARD THREESOME: Carner & Gregor and also Fornarola at The Duplex Thursday, June 28 at 9:30pm. They will be joined by some of Broadway's top young performers. The songwriters will present selections from their shows, as well as debuting a new song co-written by all three of them. The evening will be directed by Marlo Hunter with music direction by Gregor and Emily Whitaker. Scheduled to perform are Claybourne Elder (Bonnie and Clyde); Ali Ewoldt (Les Miserables); Alyssa Fox (Wicked - SF); Julie Reiber (Wicked); A.J. Shively (La Cage Aux Folles); Brian Sills (The Lion King Tour); Sarah Stiles (Avenue Q); and Dashaun Young (The Lion King).

Convergence-Continuum Presents GRACE, Opening 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

convergence-continuum continues its 2012 Season with the Ohio premiere of GRACE, a darkly comic, eerily tragic, sometimes hilarious, wholly timely play. It dives headfirst into questions of faith and religion (not necessarily the same thing at all).

Convergence-Continuum Presents DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

Convergence-Continuum continues its 2012 Season with the Ohio premiere of DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND, opening May 4th. This is the second play in convergence-continuum's three-play series "Cosmic Conundrums Curiously Considered."

Convergence-Continuum Presents DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND Tonight, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

Convergence-Continuum continues its 2012 Season with the Ohio premiere of DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND, opening tonight, May 4th. This is the second play in convergence-continuum's three-play series "Cosmic Conundrums Curiously Considered."

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