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Award Winning Ohio Filmmaker Brings New Satire Home

Hope Madden Hope Madden Award Winning Ohio Filmmaker Brings  New Satire Home

Columbus gets one chance to see Ohio filmmaker Jeff Rosenberg’s hilarious satire OJ: The Musical on the big screen. This Tuesday, June 17 – the 20th anniversary of the Bronco chase – Rosenberg screens his new film at Lennox Town Center (777 Kinnear Rd.). Rosenberg received his BFA in playwriting from Ohio University. By the time […]

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Broadway in Columbus Announces 2014-2015 Season

Anne Evans Anne Evans Broadway in Columbus Announces 2014-2015 Season

The next season of Broadway in Columbus’ shows was announced this morning. The season kicks off October 14th with phenomenon that is The Lion King. Anything Goes, billed as one of the greatest musicals in theater history, splashes into Columbus in the middle of next winter. If that’s anything like this winter, it’s going to […]

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Theatre Review: We Will Rock You, Please Bite the Dust

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: We Will Rock You, Please Bite the Dust

I dislike auto-tune music and really like Queen. I grew up on Queen. That said, the Broadway tour of We Will Rock You, the Queen jukebox musical that began its run at the Palace last night remains the most incomprehensibly confusing piece of theater I’ve ever seen, including all experimental performance art. The show takes […]

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The Book of Mormon Tickets Go On Sale February 6

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Book of Mormon Tickets Go On Sale February 6

One of the most anticipated broadway shows to come to Columbus this year has to be the Book of Mormon, which was announced a year ago, and finally arrives at The Ohio Theatre in May. CAPA and Broadway in Columbus officially announced today the long-awaited ticket sale start date (and possibly also the sell out […]

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Theatre Review: Flashdance the Musical dazzles

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: Flashdance the Musical dazzles

Last night, the touring production of Flashdance played to a packed house at the Palace Theatre. Based on the 1983 movie, the show centers on Alex Owens, a young steel worker who works as an exotic dancer at the club Hair in the evenings. Coming from a rough past, she yearns to study dance at […]

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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: Underland is a feast for the senses

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: Underland is a feast for the senses

In the flood of Kickstarter requests, there are still some gems to be found. Shadowbox Live’s new musical Underland is such a gem and after a couple of years in the making, has been brought to the stage. “I sent Stev my initial proposal for the script in November of 2011,” says author and Shadowbox […]

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