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Theater Preview: Abbey Theater Presents World Premiere of the Story of Mary, Queen of Scots

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Preview: Abbey Theater Presents World Premiere of the Story of Mary, Queen of Scots

The pandemic has changed life for all of us and the solutions throw a wrench in the way we’re used to experiencing performance art, for fans and especially for creators. When the shutdowns began, Dublin’s Abbey Theater had auditions scheduled in a week for 140 local children for productions of the musical Madagascar and the […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Mark Phillips Schwamberger, The Visionary Responsible for Ohio’s Only LGBTQ+ Theater Company

David Vargo David Vargo Columbus Makes Art Presents Mark Phillips Schwamberger, The Visionary Responsible for Ohio’s Only LGBTQ+ Theater Company

When Executive Artistic Director Mark Phillips Schwamberger envisioned recrafting Evolution Theatre into Central Ohio’s only professional LGBTQ+ theater company in 2015, he did it with the sure knowledge that both the need and the audience existed. He imagined it dedicated exclusively to presenting works that celebrate the community’s past, present and future. And with an […]

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Theater Preview: Short North Stage Returns With Digital ‘John & Jen’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Preview: Short North Stage Returns With Digital ‘John & Jen’

Every piece of our lives changed with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Theater and performance art, which depends on a circuit of energy, a connection of being in the same room at the same time, suddenly screeched to a halt. For the last few months, theatrical troupes have mulled over “What’s next?”  Many of […]

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Actors’ Theatre of Columbus Cancels 2020 Season

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Actors’ Theatre of Columbus Cancels 2020 Season

The Actors’ Theatre of Columbus announced on Thursday, April 30 that it would be canceling its 2020 “Royals” themed season due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The difficult decision was made with the health of staff, actors and audience in mind, said the company in a statement. “ATC cannot project right now what […]

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CATCO Announces New Executive Director

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CATCO Announces New Executive Director

CATCO and CATCO is Kids have announced their new executive director, Christy Farnbauch, current executive director of the National Association of Women Business Owners Columbus, beginning April 15, 2020. Under Farnbauch’s leadership, NAWBO Columbus was recognized as the No. 1 NAWBO chapter in the United States by the Columbus Foundation in February 2019. At the […]

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Disney’s Frozen, CATS in Broadway in Columbus 2020-21 Season Lineup

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Disney’s Frozen, CATS in Broadway in Columbus 2020-21 Season Lineup

Columbus Association for the Performing Arts and Broadway in Columbus have announced the lineup for the 2020-2021 season. The six-show season includes the productions Come From Away, Fiddler on the Roof, Pretty Woman: The Musical, CATS, Hadestown and Disney’s Frozen. Award-winning musical Hamilton will also be returning to Columbus in 2021. The schedule will run […]

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Theater Preview: Wex Brings Annie Dorsen’s Acclaimed “Yesterday Tomorrow” to Columbus

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Preview: Wex Brings Annie Dorsen’s Acclaimed “Yesterday Tomorrow” to Columbus

Annie Dorsen uses technology and innovative techniques to reshape the contemporary theatrical landscape, and she’s done it without ever sacrificing the core humanity that connects us and keeps us coming back to her work. From co-creating and serving as the original director of the Tony-winning Passing Strange, through awards including a Guggenheim Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, […]

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