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Theatre Review: Shadowbox Live’s American Idiot Expectantly Excels with the Music

 Lisa Much Theatre Review: Shadowbox Live’s American Idiot Expectantly Excels with the Music

After waiting years for the rights and enduring much anticipation from their patrons (and the general public too, since I saw more Shadowbox virgins last night than any other time I have visited), Shadowbox Live opened the regional premiere of Green Day’s Tony Award winning musical American Idiot. Green Day began as part of the […]

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Theatre Review: CATCO’s Love Letters Celebrates Love Throughout the Years

 Lisa Much Theatre Review: CATCO’s Love Letters Celebrates Love Throughout the Years

As Valentine’s Day approaches, sentiments abound regarding the day itself. From a Hallmark introduced “holiday” to promote sales in cards, flowers, and candy to a day to commemorate “love” by spending as much as possible on a fancy dinner or jewelry to a day of the week that exacerbates the loneliness single people may feel. […]

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Theatre Review: Anything Goes a Delightful Classic

 Lisa Much Theatre Review: Anything Goes a Delightful Classic

Cole Porter undoubtedly remains one of the most influential names in musical theater history. His 1934 musical, Anything Goes, stands as a shining example as it has won several awards throughout the years, seen two Broadway revivals, two movies, and several other adaptations throughout the world. This classic show plays to eager central Ohio audiences […]

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Theatre Review: Psycho Beach Party has Stellar Acting but Falls a Bit Flat

 Lisa Much Theatre Review: Psycho Beach Party has Stellar Acting but Falls a Bit Flat

Rare do I see a show that leaves me asking, “What the…?” (Insert word of choice there). While watching the opening night of Columbus Immersive Theater’s production of Psycho Beach Party, I felt annoyance, confusion, frustration, and a little anger. I heard a lot of laughter from the audience, but I, personally, found very little […]

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Theatre Review: Short North Stage’s The Great One a Hockey Musical Everyone (Even Sports Fans) Will Enjoy

 Lisa Much Theatre Review: Short North Stage’s The Great One a Hockey Musical Everyone (Even Sports Fans) Will Enjoy

When I first heard about Short North Stage’s original musical The Great One, a hockey musical, I felt bemused. Sports and theater do not typically jive well together; or, really, sports fan and theater patrons believe they do not. As a person who knows very little about sports, I developed a keen sense of curiosity […]

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Theatre Review: Newsies’ Dance and Music Delights

 Lisa Much Theatre Review: Newsies’ Dance and Music Delights

Disney’s touring production of Newsies marched its way into a fairly packed Ohio Theatre last night. Based on the 1992 movie, this show tells the story of a band of 1899 New York newsboys unionizing and striking against newspaper tycoon, Joseph Pulitzer. When Pulitzer raises the cost from fifty to sixty cents for 100 papers, […]

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A Look Inside the Gallery of Echoes

 Lisa Much A Look Inside the Gallery of Echoes

There has long existed a sort of disconnect between the various forms of art. Actors often do not understand writers who do not understand musicians, and nobody knows what designers do. They think and act differently. That occurs in performance art; the dissimilarities grow stronger when comparing performance to visual art. Most artists pick a […]

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