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Theatre Review: The Rocky Horror Show, a campy classic not to miss

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: The Rocky Horror Show, a campy classic not to miss

Shadowbox Live’s The Rocky Horror Show makes for a fun and unique evening (or afternoon) out on the town. It promises and provides plenty of wonderful music, quality staging and fine design in a not-to-miss show. As with most Shadowbox shows, the costumes quickly catch the eye; however, with The Rocky Horror Show the costumes […]

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Theatre Review: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Intended for mature audiences, SRO Theatre Company’s The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, opened this past weekend. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas premiered on Broadway in the late 1970s and is based on the real Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas. The brothel, which accepted chickens as well as money for payment, operated for […]

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Theatre Review: AVLT’s ‘Jane Eyre’ a Dreamlike Journey

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: AVLT’s ‘Jane Eyre’ a Dreamlike Journey

Long awaited and highly anticipated, Available Light Theatre just finished their opening weekend of Jane Eyre. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, many Columbus residents grew excited for another collaboration between AVLT and Daniel Elihu Kramer, the playwright of AVLT’s 2010 hit Pride and Prejudice. This premiere production delivers a twisted story filled with the emotional […]

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Theatre Review: The Whipping Man, a powerful story with a provocative premise

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: The Whipping Man, a powerful story with a provocative premise

Gallery Players and New Players Theater recent collaboration of Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man covers countless ideas in a driving and emotional story. A tense beginning swiftly draws the audience into a dilapidated and half burnt mansion in Richmond, Virginia in April 1865. Amidst the dark and stormy night, we join a wounded Confederate captain, […]

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Theatre Review: Five Guys Named Moe — the Greatest Band Around

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: Five Guys Named Moe — the Greatest Band Around

Let me preface all of this by stating that I do not particularly enjoy musicals where plot subordinates the music. I like driving stories and forward momentum. CATCO’s freshly opened Five Guys Named Moe falls into the questionable plot category, but the music, vocals, and style transcends that issue to create a rocking show most […]

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Theatre Review: Viva Vagina a nice variance to typical Shadowbox shows

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: Viva Vagina a nice variance to typical Shadowbox shows

Viva Vagina, Shadowbox Live’s newest Stage 2 production, conjures up thoughts of a musical variation of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues or a cabaret-style, satirical, faux-chauvinistic but ultimately feminist comedy. This production does not really do either. Instead, it presents a broad palette of woman-related scenes, monologues, stand-up, video, songs, and a dance. That mentioned, Viva […]

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Theatre Review: War Horse – a poignant play with cinematic flourish

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: War Horse – a poignant play with cinematic flourish

Long awaited and highly anticipated, the U.S. tour of Nick Stafford’s War Horse cantered into the Ohio Theatre last night to a full house. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s children’s book of the same name, War Horse tells the tale of Albert, a teenage boy in 1914 England, and his horse, Joey. The two foster a […]

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