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Theatre Review: Red’s bursts of color add life and passion to the stage

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: Red’s bursts of color add life and passion to the stage

Columbus seems overtaken right now with Mark Rothko. Until May 26th, The Columbus Art Museum hosts Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950. Meanwhile, CATCO performs the play Red, a brief glimpse into the painter’s life. For those that know little about the man (or abstract expressionism in general), a trip, preferably before the museum for […]

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Theatre Review: Million Dollar Quartet rolls into town

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: Million Dollar Quartet rolls into town

Last night, the touring production of Million Dollar Quartet played to a packed house at the Palace Theatre. The show features a rollicking array of popular songs from the titular musicians. Loosely based on a famed night in rock n’ roll history, where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins jammed in […]

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Theatre Review: CATCO is Kids’ entertaining version of Beauty and the Beast

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: CATCO is Kids’ entertaining version of Beauty and the Beast

Walking into the lobby of CATCO’s space in the Vern Riffe Center prior to a performance of CATCO is Kid’s production of Beauty and the Beast: Isabella e la Bestia, almost feels like wandering the streets the evening of Halloween. Parents escort their children; the boys jump around with the typical energy of little boys, […]

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Theatre Review: Available Light Theatre’s The History Boys weaves a fine tale

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: Available Light Theatre’s The History Boys weaves a fine tale

“All knowledge is precious, whether or not it serves the slightest human use.” Mull over that one; it serves as a central role in The History Boys, a divine play penned by Alan Bennett. Available Light Theatre’s production offers little spectacle, but simply tells a story so rich with raw nuggets of beauty and truth […]

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Theatre Review: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is wildly entertaining

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is wildly entertaining

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” So begins Jane Austen’s famed novel, Pride and Prejudice, and so starts the romantic deconstruction penned by Daniel Elihu Kramer and performed by Available Light Theatre that plays for one weekend only. […]

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Theatre Review: The Story of My Life

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: The Story of My Life

Last night, Neil Bartram’s and Brian Hill’s musical, The Story of My Life, opened at CATCO. Talked about as a heart-melting, holiday show, the production lends itself more towards tear-making, anger-inducing story. A young writer, Tom, enters to the sound of two children making a pact, a memory. Whoever dies first must write the other’s […]

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Theatre Review: The Twelve Dates of Christmas

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: The Twelve Dates of Christmas

On the First Date of Christmas… Tis the season at CATCO, with the Ohio premiere of Ginna Hoben’s The Twelve Dates of Christmas. The perfect pre-Christmas treat for a ladies night out waits just around the corner with this one-woman show. We first encounter Mary around Thanksgiving. She enters amidst the blare of “Rockin’ around […]

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