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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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Theater Review: OSU’s Righteous, Heartbreaking ‘Indecent’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Review: OSU’s Righteous, Heartbreaking ‘Indecent’

This week, OSU opened a raging, furious, beautiful local premiere of Paula Vogel’s Tony-winning historical drama Indecent, directed by Beth Kattelman.  Indecent follows acclaimed Yiddish writer Sholem Asch through the joy and heartbreak of his first literary success, the play God of Vengeance. Structured as a classic theatre troupe, three men and three women play every role, divided by age of […]

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Theatre Review: Imagine’s Frenetic ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Imagine’s Frenetic ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’

This weekend, Imagine Productions opened a jubilant, lively production of the 1962 farce A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart (book) and Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics), directed by Chris Gallagher. This blending/tweaking of every classical theater trope follows Pseudolus (Brandon Boring), a slave owned by […]

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Theater Review: OSU Presents Columbus Premiere of Riveting, Relevant Historical Drama ‘Red Velvet’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Review: OSU Presents Columbus Premiere of Riveting, Relevant Historical Drama ‘Red Velvet’

Historical drama and varying accents can prove difficult for even experienced, adult actors, a difficulty that’s compounded for actors still learning their craft. So OSU’s local premiere of Lolita Chakrabarti’s British hit Red Velvet, set in the rough-and-tumble London theatrical scene of the 1830s (with a framing sequence in 1867), and given a vibrant mounting […]

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