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Theatre Review: The Sound of Music is a crowd-pleaser

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: The Sound of Music is a crowd-pleaser

Thursday night, SRO Theatre Company opened their newest production, The Sound of Music, to a much-pleased crowd. This classic will surely find many fans during the course of its run. Before I delve too far into this, I must admit that I do not care for Rodgers and Hammerstein. This includes The Sound of Music. […]

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Shadowbox’s Into the Woods Got Lost

Lisa Much Lisa Much Shadowbox’s Into the Woods Got Lost

While watching Shadowbox Live’s production of the steam-punk/gypsy adaptation of the musical Into the Woods I struggled to decide how I felt. I truly enjoy the Sondheim classic as it contains excellent music and an interesting story, but the Shadowbox production omits and alters a sizable portion of the show. However, I relish creative liberties […]

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Theatre Review: CATCO’s Shipwrecked! a Whale of a Story

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: CATCO’s Shipwrecked! a Whale of a Story

Theater is primarily a means with which to tell tales. Complicated, exciting or interesting plots trump theatrical spectacles that contain less substance than a cake crumb. Truly, a good theater-maker serves as a story-teller first and, ideally, understands the scope of the medium to integrate a variety of techniques and tricks into the production. Such […]

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Theatre Review: A hot show blending hip hop and history, How We Got On is an energy packed ride

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: A hot show blending hip hop and history, How We Got On is an energy packed ride

Last night, in the bitter chill of the Central Ohio winter, a hot show opened that blends hip hop and history, dreams and reality, winning and losing. Available Light Theatre’s production of Idris Goodwin’s How We Got On provides a fresh and poignant look at three suburban teens looking to get out and get on. […]

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Full Frontal Nudity makes improv look effortless in Date Night

Lisa Much Lisa Much Full Frontal Nudity makes improv look effortless in Date Night

It’s that time of year again! The time when schmucks feel obligated to take their significant other out, buy or accept roses, purchase and consume chocolate (or beef jerky in heart-shaped boxes—they exist at Kroger), and presumably make a bigger to-do than most any other night of the year. Or, it is the time when […]

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Theatre Review: The Cat in the Hat

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: The Cat in the Hat

CATCO is Kids’ newest production The Cat in the Hat instills an audience excitement that surpasses other shows they previously produced. For one thing, the moment we enter Studio One, we witness a massive and accurate page from the famed book as a set. The space fills with families ready to hear and see the […]

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Theatre Review: Shadowbox Live’s Foreplay a funny foray into the bedroom

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: Shadowbox Live’s Foreplay a funny foray into the bedroom

Read this sentence slowly; I will stretch it out a little more. Do you feel ready? Am I rushing this intro? Okay…well then, last night Shadowbox Live opened its newest sketch comedy show Foreplay. Presented by The Lion’s Den, this production features a mix of sketches, songs, dances, and videos centering on the idea of […]

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