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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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Theatre Review: Forever Plaid Lights Up the Stage

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: Forever Plaid Lights Up the Stage

CATCO opened Forever Plaid last night to a filled house in the intimate Studio Three at the Riffe Center. The fast paced show features four young men who were killed in a car accident on their way to their first big performance. Don’t worry, it’s not a show about a gruesome death. Instead, the four […]

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Bad Behavior a Subtext for Larger Social Pressures Facing Young Jews in Gallery Players’ Bad Jews

 Felicity Nesham-West Bad Behavior a Subtext for Larger Social Pressures Facing Young Jews in Gallery Players’ Bad Jews

Purportedly, Joshua Harmon’s 2012 play, Bad Jews, is about just that: Jews behaving badly. But ask any of the four-member ensemble cast of twenty-something actors if their characters are “bad,” and the unexpected results—much like the play itself. Each of the players—Daniel Shtivelberg and Jordan Berman as brothers, Liam and Jonah, respectively; Paula Shtein as […]

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Shadowbox Live Celebrates 25 Years with Return of Rock Opera “Evo”

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shadowbox Live Celebrates 25 Years with Return of Rock Opera “Evo”

The troupe behind Shadowbox Live does everything in a big way. They pour their heart and soul into every single show, and they crank out new material faster than most people can keep track of it. So when it came time for the group to celebrate their 25th anniversary, they knew they’d need to do […]

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