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Theatre Review: Broadway Across America Season Roars Out of the Gate with ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Broadway Across America Season Roars Out of the Gate with ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Dear Evan Hansen is the rare contemporary Broadway musical to captivate a wide swath of public attention. On every trip I’ve made to NYC since its transfer from Off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theater to the great white way, I’ve seen more Playbills for and overheard more conversations about this show by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul […]

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The Confluence Cast: Streetlight Guild

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Streetlight Guild

Who should be taking ownership over the uniqueness that is Columbus culture? Scott Woods has some ideas about that and how we should be defining it. Among his many hats (poet, organizer, journalist, etc), he’s working to curate and develop what Columbus has to offer with his biggest project to date, Streetlight Guild. Shownotes for […]

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Theatre Review: Ember Women’s Theatre’s Charming ‘Terms of Endearment’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Ember Women’s Theatre’s Charming ‘Terms of Endearment’

eMBer Women’s Theatre returns to the MadLab space with Terms of Endearment, directed with a sure hand by Michelle Batt with Vicki Andronis as assistant director.  This Terms of Endearment boasts a script by Dan Gordon, adapted from James L. Brooks’ screenplay for his 1983 film based on Larry McMurtry’s novel. It zooms in on […]

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Theatre Review: Available Light’s Explosive Season Opener, Dance Nation

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Available Light’s Explosive Season Opener, Dance Nation

Available Light launches their 2019-2020 season to the moon with a wrenching, hilarious production of Claire Barron’s Dance Nation directed and choreographed by Whitney Thomas Eads. Dance Nation tears into the end of the season for a Liverpool, Ohio, dance team – seven girls and one boy – on the cusp of making it to […]

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First Look: Dick’s Dive

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Dick’s Dive

Don’t expect smoked cocktails or the latest craft beer at Dick’s Dive. Instead there’s “beers your dad would drink,” mismatched chairs, zero clocks and zero windows. It’s the kind of place where you could easily loose track of time, just as Owner Quinn Allen intended. The bar is a tribute to Allen’s late father. The […]

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Wow, That’s a Lot of Movies

George Wolf George Wolf Wow, That’s a Lot of Movies

So, last weekend basically one movie came out. Hollywood is making up for that dearth this weekend. At last count, four hundred million movies. The nutty thing is that most of them are really good. If you can’t find something to interest you this weekend, you are one picky viewer. Here’s the scoop. Hustlers by […]

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New Books to Document Columbus Art, Artists

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman New Books to Document Columbus Art, Artists

Trying to take in all of the unique, interesting things within the Columbus arts scene can be a difficult challenge, especially with the information overload social media can subject us to. In the past, projects like the Columbus Book Project have taken on the responsibility of documenting the Columbus arts scene (and more) through a […]

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