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Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's TALLEY'S FOLLY PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's TALLEY'S FOLLY
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(11/11/2020) - The Hilliard Arts Council will present Talley’s Folly as a virtual production available for viewing from November 13th at 7:00am through November 15th at 11:30pm. Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes place in a deserted Victorian boathouse on the Talley place in Lebanon, Missouri in 1944. Matt Friedman, an accountant from St. Louis, has arrived to plead his love to Sally Talley, the susceptible but uncertain daughter of the family. Bookish, erudite, totally honest, and delightfully funny, Matt refuses to accept Sally's rebuffs and her fears that her family would never approve of their marriage. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/41995


Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' SENSE & SENSIBILITY PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' SENSE & SENSIBILITY
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(10/22/2020) - Kate Hamill's playful adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters. Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart? Presented 'Drive-In' style, the play will be projected live onto a screen outside the playhouse while the actors perform inside. Performances run from October 23rd thru November 8th, 2020 at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org


Photo Coverage: Inside New Vision Dance Company's #SAVETHEARTS SHOWCASE PhotosPhoto Coverage: Inside New Vision Dance Company's #SAVETHEARTS SHOWCASE
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(10/20/2020) - Thank you for those who came to the show this weekend and for being a part of our family as we all try to #SaveTheArts. Performances were October 18th, 2020 in Dublin, Ohio. For more information about New Vision or how to donate, visit: http://www.newvisiondanceco.org/


Photo Coverage: First look at THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at the Garden Theatre PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at the Garden Theatre
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(10/15/2020) - 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


Photo Coverage: First look at Red Herring Productions' DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Red Herring Productions' DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(10/9/2020) - The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Dr. Jekyll is desperately seeking a cure for madness. So desperate, in fact, that he’s willing to test is potion on himself. We all know how that works out for him. But you will be surprised by the twists and turns in this hilarious farce based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s iconic novella. Show opens Oct 9th and runs until the 18th. In-person performances at 3723 S. High St. Columbus, Ohio. Tickets for virtual and in-person performances available at https://redherring.secure.force.com/ticket/


Photo Coverage: Inside New Vision Dance Co.'s MUSICAL THEATRE CABARET PhotosPhoto Coverage: Inside New Vision Dance Co.'s MUSICAL THEATRE CABARET
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(10/5/2020) - After months of anticipation with the global pandemic causing the cancellation of their spring show and the hault of performers all around the country to do what they love in a public setting, New Vision Dance Company was so excited to produce and host a Cabaret featuring dance pieces performed by company members as well as vocal performances by guest artists to provide fellow community members with a safe space to perform after such a long break. The event required masks to be worn by both performers and audience members, was socially distanced and held outdoors in a space generously provided by Phil LaSusa in Westerville. Performances were September 26, 2020 in Westerville, Ohio.  For more information about New Vision or how to donate, visit:  http://www.newvisiondanceco.org/


Photo Coverage: First look at DADDY LONG LEGS PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at DADDY LONG LEGS
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(10/4/2020) - Based on the classic novel which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire—Daddy Long Legs is the vivid account of a young orphan named Jerusha Abbott and a mysterious benefactor who gives her an opportunity to attend college, requiring that she write to him monthly, even though he will not respond. Her letters to him paint a moving portrait of her former life in the orphanage and the development of her mind and spirit. What: Drive In Movie Experience & On Demand Online Streaming.  When: October 16-18, @ 8PM for Drive-In Experience.  October 16-18, @Anytime for On Demand Online Streaming - Start anytime 10/16-10/18, 48hrs to watch.  Where: 400 West Rich, Columbus, OH 43215.  Ticket Prices: $20 per vehicle OR $10 per streaming device.  Box Office: https://www.showtix4u.com/events/Daddy   *Enter the code 'Daddy2020' for presale streaming tickets.*   Box Office Email: [email protected]  Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/17lGMWkre


Photo Coverage: First look at Red Herring & Tipping Point Theatre Co's SOMETHING PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Red Herring & Tipping Point Theatre Co's SOMETHING TO VOTE FOR
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(9/19/2020) - SOMETHING TO VOTE FOR is a modern morality play, written in 1911 but has profound resonance for today. At the turn of the 20th century, children were dying at an alarming rate from Dysentery, Diphtheria, and Tuberculosis. The source of those diseases was traced back to bacteria infested milk. At the time, the American Dairy industry was unregulated and sanitation practices were careless and irresponsible. At the same time, the Anti-Women’s Suffrage movement was gaining momentum and it looked like women were never going to get the vote. It is with that backdrop that Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote SOMETHING TO VOTE FOR. Once again, Red Herring sets themselves apart from other productions, by providing a LIVE STREAMED stage reading of this play. Encore broadcasts will be happening on Friday, Sept 25 and Sunday, Sept 27 - both at 8:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased online at: https://tinyurl.com/y4vl4a3v. For more information about Red Herring or to donate, visit http://www.redherring.info/


Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(9/10/2020) - Presented 'Drive-In' style, the play will be projected live onto a screen outside the playhouse while the actors perform inside. Please note the special 8:30 p.m. start for all shows. A limited number of seats will be available inside the playhouse. Performances run September 11th thru the 26th, 2020 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 Red Herring's GROUNDED PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Red Herring's GROUNDED
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(8/16/2020) - Seamlessly blending the personal and the political, Grounded tells the story of a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Repurposed to flying remote-controlled drones in the Middle East from an air-conditioned trailer near Vegas, the Pilot struggles through surreal twelve-hour shifts far from the battlefield, hunting terrorists by day and being a wife and mother by night. A tour de force play for one actress, Grounded flies from the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workaday existence, targeting our assumptions about war, family, and the power of storytelling. Directed by Nancy Shelton Williams and starring Carolyn Demanelis, the production will be live streamed on August 16th @ 7:00 pm and video broadcast on August 21st & 22nd. For tickets please visit: https://tinyurl.com/y59pf6g4. More information about Red Herring and how to donate, visit: http://www.redherring.info/


Photo Coverage: First Look at New Albany Community Playhouse's INTO THE WOODS PhotosPhoto Coverage: First Look at New Albany Community Playhouse's INTO THE WOODS
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(8/13/2020) - Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests.


Photo Coverage: First look at Red Herring's THE MOTHER-LOGUES PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Red Herring's THE MOTHER-LOGUES
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(6/29/2020) - On Monday evening June 30th, 2020 at 7:00 PM, Red Herring will be premiering a live streaming platform with a series of monologues curated from across the globe by Vivian Lermond. Hosted by emcee Ruth Sternberg, watch Nikki Smith, Kristin Green, Josie Merkle, Catherine Cryan Erney, Samantha Stark, and Harold Yarborough, perform touching and tender monologues about mothers. Originally scheduled to celebrate Mother's Day in May, Red Herring has revived the show and is using it to debut a new YouTube channel. For the next few months Red Herring is shifting gears and reinventing itself to continue to provide audiences with provocative programs during these challenging times. They have converted their 49 seat black box theater into a television studio and will be broadcasting the event on their new YouTube channel. Please subscribe to see this show and future productions: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1pAqVcVfg7RLStULNd5fww


Photo Flash: First Look At Liberty Union Musical Theater's MATILDA The Musical PhotosPhoto Flash: First Look At Liberty Union Musical Theater's MATILDA The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Columbus

(3/11/2020) - The Liberty Union Musical Theater department has been hard at work the last four months getting ready to bring Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical live on stage to the Baltimore area. The show is March 13 at 7pm, March 14 at 7pm, and March 15 at 2pm. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the door or online at ShowTix4u.com.


Photo Coverage: First Look at Gallery Players' SHE LOVES ME PhotosPhoto Coverage: First Look at Gallery Players' SHE LOVES ME
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(3/6/2020) - From the creative team behind Fiddler on the Roof, this delightful musical tells the story of Georg and Amalia, bickering co-workers at a Budapest perfume store who have no idea that each is the other's romantic pen pal. Based on a play that became both the Jimmy Stewart movie The Shop Around the Corner and the '90s classic You've Got Mail, She Loves Me is a charming romantic comedy about idealism and the promise of true love, guaranteed to lift your spirits and leave you grinning. Two-act musical appropriate for elementary school and up. Performances are March 7th 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 Hilliard Arts Council's HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(3/6/2020) - This hilarious musical features 20 local kid actors in grades 4-8 who will sing, dance and act through the joys and sorrows of being a child. “How to Eat Like a Child” reminds us that kids are smart and talented, and that problems of childhood are common but easily solvable by kids. They give us lessons in such subjects as how to beg for a dog, how to torture your sister, how to get the best seat in the family car and how to act after being sent to your room. The pace is fast, the tone subversive and the scenes easily recognized. This show is fun for audience members of all ages. Performances are on March 6th thru the 15th at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St, Hilliard, OH, 43026. For tickets or more information, visit: http://www.hilliardartscouncil.org/


Photo Coverage: First look at The Lancaster Playhouse's Crimes of the Heart PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at The Lancaster Playhouse's Crimes of the Heart
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(3/5/2020) - In Hazlehurst, Mississippi the Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch. Their grandfather is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West coast; Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after shooting her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick. Also in the mix is the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. The play is about how its young characters escape the past to seize the future. Performances are March ,7,& 13, 2020 at 7:30pm and March 14, 2020 at 2:00pm at Maria's Mexican Restaurant, 129 E. Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130. For more information or how to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.thelancasterplayhouse.org/


Photo Coverage: First look at Pickerington Community Theatre's PIRATES PAST NOON PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Pickerington Community Theatre's PIRATES PAST NOON KIDS
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(3/3/2020) - This time around, Jack and Annie's tree house takes them to an exotic island with pirates, where the two discover the power of friendship and the simple pleasures in everyday life. Performances are March 6th thru the 15th, 2020 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: Inside the Butterfly Guild's MAMMA MIA! PhotosPhoto Coverage: Inside the Butterfly Guild's MAMMA MIA!
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(2/28/2020) - Butterfly Guild of Nationwide Children's Presents Mamma Mia! at the Palace Theatre February 28, 29 and March 1. Join us for this electric, fun, and colorful show! All proceeds benefit Nationwide Children's Hospice and Palliative Care programs. Performances are February 28, 29, and March 1, 2020 and will be held at the Palace Theatre, 34 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets visit: my.cbusarts.com


Photo Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's THE SMELL OF THE KIL PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's THE SMELL OF THE KILL
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(2/27/2020) - Take three delicious, malicious wives, add three miserable, unloving husbands—and chill. Nicky, Debra and Molly have tolerated one another for years, until they exchange confidences for the first time revealing that all three marriages are on the brink of disaster and all three women are facing the challenges of their lives. Performances run February 28th thru March 15th, 2020 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 Ohio University Lancaster's ALMOST MAINE PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Ohio University Lancaster's ALMOST MAINE
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(2/26/2020) - Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that's so far north, it's almost not in the United States. It's almost in Canada. And it's not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn't exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend - almost - in this delightful midwinter night's dream. Ohio University Lancaster Theatre presents “ALMOST, MAINE.” Performances are Thursday, February 27 through Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Ohio University Lancaster in the Wagner Theatre, 1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, Ohio, 43130. For tickets, visit: https://commerce.cashnet.com/oul-theatre


Photo Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' A FUNNY THING ON THE WAY TO T PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' A FUNNY THING ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(2/21/2020) - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two. This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine – 'something for everyone, a comedy tonight!' Performances are February 21st thru the 29th 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 Bruce Jacklin & Co's BREAKING LEGS PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Bruce Jacklin & Co's BREAKING LEGS
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(2/8/2020) - Mark your calendars for a hilarious clash of Mafia and the theatre. 'Breaking Legs' written by Tom Duluck takes place in an Italian restaurant owned by a successful mobster and managed by his beautiful unmarried daughter. When the daughter's former college professor arrives to ask for financial backing for a play he's written about a murder, the fun begins. Performances are February 7th thru March 7th, 2020 at The Alcove Restaurant, 116 South Main Street, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. For tickets or more information, visit: https://www.alcoverestaurant.com


Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' FALSETTOS PhotosPhoto Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' FALSETTOS
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(2/6/2020) - Curtain Players presents the popular musical Falsettos. Falsettos is the tale of Marvin, who leaves his wife and young son to live with another man. His ex-wife marries his psychiatrist, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later, Marvin is reunited with his lover on the eve of his son's bar mitzvah. Winner! 1992 Tony® Award, Best Book of a Musical, William Finn & James Lapine Winner! 1992 Tony® Award, Best Score of a Musical, William Finn. A beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories. Performances run February 7th through the 23rd, 2020 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 Hilliard Bradley Theatre's SHE KILLS MONSTERS PhotosPhoto Coverage: First Look at Hilliard Bradley Theatre's SHE KILLS MONSTERS
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus

(1/24/2020) - A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. Performances are January 24 thru 26th, 2020 at the Bradley Theater, 2800 Walker Rd, Hilliard, Ohio 43026. For tickets or more information, visit: https://www.bradleytheater.com/