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VIDEO: Watch Stephen Cole, Ward Roberts, and Peter Filichia Discuss 'Cole Porter as a Gay Icon'
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 13, 2024


Chicago's Cole Porter Festival - A Celebration of the Man and his Music continues with the “Cole Porter as a Gay Icon,” notable Cole Porter fans, Stephen Cole, Ward Roberts and Peter Filichia, discuss Porter as a gay artist working in the 1920s-50s, hosted by Porchlight’s Producing Artistic Associate Frankie Leo Bennett. Watch the discussion here!

LORD OF THE DANCE Comes to Cork Opera House
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2023


Michael Flatley's ground-breaking choreography for Riverdance was followed by massive global success with hit shows Lord of the Dance.

Photos: First Look at THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at the Garden Theatre
by Jerri Shafer - Oct 15, 2021


In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named 'Rocky.' Audiences are asked to be masked for the show as well as provide proof of vaccination or negative Covid test prior to entry. The Rocky Horror Show is 90 minutes with no intermission and returns to the Garden Theater, 1187 North High St., Columbus, Ohio from Oct 15-31, 2021. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays only at 11pm with a special Halloween performance at 7pm. The bar is open and participation bags will be available. Get your seats today at www.cbusarts.com or call 614-469-0939!

BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN AT Garden Theater
by Paul Batterson - Oct 11, 2021


For the second time in a year, the Short North Stage is bringing Mel Brooks' comedic musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN back to life. The musical opened Oct. 7 and will run through Nov. 7 at the Garden Theater (1187 North High Street in downtown Columbus).

BWW Review: NOISES OFF at Garden Theater
by Paul Batterson - Sep 5, 2021


Chances are director Edward Carignan has never been a part of a production as wildly chaotic as NOTHING’S ON, the play which provides the backdrop for Short North Stage’s production of NOISES OFF. The fictional play within a play has enough egos, pratfalls, romance, and mistaken identities to make any director’s hair go white.

Photo Coverage: First look at Columbus Immersive Theater's THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by Jerri Shafer - May 13, 2021


'The Addams Family' features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. Performances are live and streaming May 13th thru the 30th, 2021 at the Garden Theater, 1187 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: https://columbusimmersive.com/

BWW Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT at Columbus Immersive Theatre
by Paul Batterson - Mar 22, 2021


Before its 2004 debut on Broadway, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, Eric Idle’s musical take on the cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, raised a few eyebrows. Python purists wondered if a musical could capture the lunacy of the 1975 film. Broadway aficionados wondered if there would be a place for Monty Python’s brand of humor on the Great White Way.

Photo Coverage: First look at Columbus Immersive Theater's SPAMALOT: A SOCIALLY DISTANT CONCERT-ISH PRODUCTION
by Jerri Shafer - Mar 19, 2021


Monty Python's Spamalot by Eric Idle is a musical comedy adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the motion picture, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend, but it differs from the film in many ways. Performances are live and streaming March 18th thru April 3rd, 2020 at the Garden Theater, 1187 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: www.shortnorthstage.org

BWW Review: ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Columbus Immersive Theater
by Paul Batterson - Oct 25, 2020


For the show to be successful, the audience must be engaged with the performance.

Photo Coverage: First look at THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at the Garden Theatre
by Jerri Shafer - Oct 15, 2020


In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named 'Rocky.' Socially distant and masked onstage and in the audience. The Rocky Horror Show returns to the Garden Theater, 1187 North High St., Columbus, Ohio from Oct 15-25, 2020. Get your seats today at RockyHorrorColumbus.com

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of CHARMED on THE CW - Friday, May 1, 2020
by TV Scoop - Apr 17, 2020


Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of CHARMED, airing on THE CW on Friday, May 1, 2020!

BWW Reviews: Short North Stage Brings YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to Life
by Paul Batterson - Mar 9, 2020


a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Consider this entry from the 'If at first you don't succeed' department. A young television writer is recruited to write a book for the musical SHINBONE ALLEY. Haven't heard of it? That's not too surprising. It lasted a little over a month and closed on Broadway after 49 performances. Undaunted, he writes the first act for another musical, ALL-AMERICAN five years later. It also flops, closing on Broadway after 80 performances.

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of CHARMED on THE CW - Friday, February 21, 2020
by TV Scoop - Jan 31, 2020


Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of CHARMED, airing on THE CW on Friday, February 21, 2020!

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

Columbus Children's Theatre Heads To Neverland With PETER PAN
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 3, 2019


Columbus Children's Theatre brings back the classic show, Peter Pan, after 10 years! Under the direction of CCT alum David Bahgat and music direction of Stephanie Stephens, Peter Pan is flying into the Southern Theatre for one weekend only! Join us for a heartfelt tale of a lost boy and his sidekick Tinkerbell as they take the Darling children on an unbelievable adventure to Neverland. Reserve a seat for this high-flying production from May 17-19. 

Photo Coverage: Inside the Pleasure Guild's Performance of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID for Nationwide Children's Hospital
by Jerri Shafer - Feb 25, 2019


The Butterfly Guild - formerly Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children's Hospital presented Disney's The Little Mermaid February 22-24th, 2019. This is their annual broadway-style production at the historic Palace Theatre in downtown Columbus. All of the proceeds raised goes to support Nationwide Children's Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care Program.

Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's HELLO, DOLLY!
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 13, 2018


Be sure to attend Hilliard Arts Council' production of Hello, Dolly! Only 3 performances available the weekend of July 13, so make your plans now!!! Performances run July 13 & 14th at 8:00 pm and July 15th at 3:00 pm at the Hilliard Davidson High School, 5100 Davidson Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/4580. For performance times and more information visit: http://www.hilliardartscouncil.org/

Polaris Joins as Partner in Feature Film SOUL DRIFT
by Macon Prickett - Feb 12, 2018


Slam City Films announces Polaris Industries participation as one of the Premier Partners in the new racing/action film SOUL DRIFT. This agreement brings an action packed coming-of-age story, where a young man, Colton Harris, grows up racing on the rural roads of the Midwest to the high octane tracks of drift racing. The feature film introduces several Polaris brands to moviegoers, along with behind the scenes experiences.

Photo Coverage: Hilliard Arts Council's GUYS AND DOLLS
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 13, 2017


Guys and Dolls features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure" - two short stories by Damon Runyon, - and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories - most notably "Pick the Winner". Performances are July 14 & 15 at 8:00 pm and July 16 at 3 PM.  Hilliard Memorial Middle School, 5600 Scioto Darby Rd., Hilliard, Ohio  43026.  For tickets or more information, visit:  http://hilliardartscouncil.org/guys-and-dolls

BWW Review: Ohio State's HEATHERS a Fun Show with a Frightening Message
by Amanda Etchison - Apr 16, 2017


For many, the thought of returning to high school is a horror movie plot, but the Ohio State University Department of Theatre's production of 'Heathers: The Musical' shows just how terrifying teenage years can get.

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