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Cirque Du Soleil’s TOTEM, a not to miss creation story that awes

Lisa Much Lisa Much Cirque Du Soleil’s TOTEM, a not to miss creation story that awes

Everyone, of course, knows the name “Cirque Du Soleil.” The company began in Montreal nearly thirty years ago and has rapidly expanded within the last twenty years. Tonight marks the Columbus opening of their newest touring show, TOTEM, and it surely cannot disappoint. TOTEM illustrates the evolution of humans from our amphibian origins to our […]

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Theatre Review: tick, tick…BOOM! explores growing up at age 30

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: tick, tick…BOOM! explores growing up at age 30

Tonight, Evolution Theatre Company opens Jonathan Larson’s rock musical tick, tick…BOOM! An autobiographical piece, tick, tick…BOOM!, tells the story of Jon (Jonathan Collura), a struggling musical theater composer in New York City in 1990. A few days before his thirtieth birthday, Jon confesses to the audience that he hears this crescendoing ticking noise as his […]

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Theatre Review: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee a rollicking pandemonium

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee a rollicking pandemonium

CATCO’s newest production The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee showcases a fine array of budding nerdom. A show that conjures up memories of reading composition books under the covers by flashlight in lieu of going to sleep—or maybe only I did that. Regardless, Spelling Bee offers a group of awkward, misfit children that the […]

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Theatre Review: Shadowbox Live’s Burlesque Behind the Curtain a steamy show

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: Shadowbox Live’s Burlesque Behind the Curtain a steamy show

Last night, steaminess filled Shadowbox Live as they opened their newest original stage 2 production and sequel to last year’s Burlesque de Voyage. The show offers a mix of the old with the new; there are a few cast changes, most noticeably JT Walker III, a large presence in the original as an assistant manager […]

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Theatre Review: Taming of the Shrew a relic of times past but a fun show

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: Taming of the Shrew a relic of times past but a fun show

Summer is mostly in the air, which means New Players Theater’s 2013 Festival is in full swing. The festival occurs on The Island, an intimate space behind a church in Hilliard and features two Shakespearean plays in rep. Cautionary word, if you’ve never attended a NPT Festival before, locating the venue may become challenging, but […]

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Theatre Review: CATCO’s Forbidden Broadway Greatest Hits: Vol. 1

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: CATCO’s Forbidden Broadway Greatest Hits: Vol. 1

Tonight marks the opening not only of Forbidden Broadway Greatest Hits: Vol. 1 at CATCO, but their 2013-2014 season as well. With a show as entertaining as this, CATCO is certainly ready for an entertaining season. Conceived by Gerard Alessandrini, Forbidden Broadway is a satirical, cabaret-style revue that began in the early 1980s. Constantly evolving, […]

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Theatre Review: The Empire Builders is a vividly refreshing & chilling journey

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: The Empire Builders is a vividly refreshing & chilling journey

Before I delve into a review of MadLab and Shepherd Productions’ rendition of The Empire Builders, watch this first: Now that you watched that (you did, right?), kudos to Johnny Hall for creating an engaging and true teaser trailer. This video aptly acknowledges the awesome production occurring within the walls of MadLab. Written by French […]

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