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Theatre Preview: Short North Stage Opens Season with Explosive Columbus Children’s Theatre Collaboration ‘West Side Story’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Preview: Short North Stage Opens Season with Explosive Columbus Children’s Theatre Collaboration ‘West Side Story’

Upon its debut in 1957, West Side Story transplanted Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet into the youth gangs of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, electrified America, and solidified movements in musical theatre to tackle more complex, realistic subject matter. This collaboration of Arthur Laurents (book), Leonard Bernstein (music), Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), and Jerome Robbins (choreography and direction), […]

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Review: Revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch Closes Short North Stage Season

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Review: Revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch Closes Short North Stage Season

Drag and rock-and-roll both — among other duties — provide a tough, velvet chrysalis for a dark past to transform into something beautiful and defiant. One of the finest examples of the glory and transformative power of those art forms in a theatre is John Cameron Mitchell (book) and Stephen Trask’s (music and lyrics) cult […]

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Short North Stage: Pippin

Anne Evans Anne Evans Short North Stage: Pippin

There’s magic to do when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in a new incarnation of this 1972 coming-of-age classic. “Pippin” takes us back to the time of Charlemagne as one young man struggles to be extraordinary. Featuring a thrilling score by Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked” and “Godspell”). Director Edward Carignan […]

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Short North Stage: Pippin

Anne Evans Anne Evans Short North Stage: Pippin

There’s magic to do when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in a new incarnation of this 1972 coming-of-age classic. “Pippin” takes us back to the time of Charlemagne as one young man struggles to be extraordinary. Featuring a thrilling score by Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked” and “Godspell”). Director Edward Carignan […]

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Short North Stage: Pippin

Anne Evans Anne Evans Short North Stage: Pippin

There’s magic to do when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in a new incarnation of this 1972 coming-of-age classic. “Pippin” takes us back to the time of Charlemagne as one young man struggles to be extraordinary. Featuring a thrilling score by Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked” and “Godspell”). Director Edward Carignan […]

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Short North Stage: Pippin

Anne Evans Anne Evans Short North Stage: Pippin

There’s magic to do when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in a new incarnation of this 1972 coming-of-age classic. “Pippin” takes us back to the time of Charlemagne as one young man struggles to be extraordinary. Featuring a thrilling score by Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked” and “Godspell”). Director Edward Carignan […]

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Short North Stage: Pippin

Anne Evans Anne Evans Short North Stage: Pippin

There’s magic to do when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in a new incarnation of this 1972 coming-of-age classic. “Pippin” takes us back to the time of Charlemagne as one young man struggles to be extraordinary. Featuring a thrilling score by Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked” and “Godspell”). Director Edward Carignan […]

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