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Theatre Review: Available Light’s She Kills Monsters a Delightful Journey into Fantasy

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Available Light’s She Kills Monsters a Delightful Journey into Fantasy

Available Light has its first home-run of the season with Ian Short’s production of Qui Nguyen’s She Kills Monsters. The play picks up in 1995, a couple years after Agnes Evans’ (Krista Lively Stauffer) younger sister and parents were killed in a car accident near Athens, Ohio, where she’s teaching at her high school alma […]

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Theatre Review: Many Will See a Version of Themselves in Fugitive Songs

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: Many Will See a Version of Themselves in Fugitive Songs

Tonight, the Short North Stage opened a concert of short stories, Fugitive Songs. Fugitive Songs had a brief run off-Broadway in 2008 as a theatrical revue, but this production will be the first performance of the final version of the show into a theatrical piece. It is a collection that with more exposure, has the potential […]

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Mooch & Pinsky Perform for First Time in 51 Years at Shadowbox Tonight

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mooch & Pinsky Perform for First Time in 51 Years at Shadowbox Tonight

Legendary comedy duo Donnie Mooch and Barry Pinsky fell off the radar over 50 years ago, and no one has heard from them since the height of their heyday. Most Columbus Underground readers are likely to be too young to even remember some of their most popular classic films, such as “Come to Garbanzo”, “Monkey […]

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Theatre Review: The Lion King Returns Triumphant

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: The Lion King Returns Triumphant

The Lion King returned to the Ohio Theatre this week for its second run in Columbus, having enjoyed a sold-out run in 2004. Absolutely a breathtaking show, The Lion King dazzles the audience with gorgeous and intricate puppetry and costumes, the songs you know and love, and many magical scenes. It’s been awhile since I’ve […]

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Theatre Review: Evo Takes You on an Emotional Journey

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: Evo Takes You on an Emotional Journey

The company of Shadowbox Live dazzles in their reincarnation of the 90s off-broadway rock musical Evo. Many of the banners throughout the stage were from the original show. Director Stev Guyer decided to bring this show he wrote with Jimmy Mak back, and I’m glad he did since I was not here to see the […]

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GCAC Presents: Mind Playing Tricks on Me

 Stephen Woosley GCAC Presents: Mind Playing Tricks on Me

I remember when The Geto Boys 1991 hit Mind Playing Tricks on Me came out. Yeah, I’m old. And yeah, I’m so old it was back when MTV showed videos all the time. And this one was in heavy rotation. And for good reason, it was a great song and the video was captivating. Don’t […]

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Theatre Review: Short North Stage’s Sunset Boulevard an Ambitious Start to Season

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: Short North Stage’s Sunset Boulevard an Ambitious Start to Season

A villain, murder, sweet love story, deception, lies…Sunset Boulevard packs a lot into the nearly three hour production. The musical opened Short North Stage’s 2014-2015 season last night at the Garden Theater. It’s nice to see the company supported to take on works that would require a more elaborate set. The set for Sunset Boulevard […]

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