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Theatre Review: Edge of Your Seat Fun With JACK and Phil. Slayers of Giants INC.

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: Edge of Your Seat Fun With JACK and Phil. Slayers of Giants INC.

The Columbus Children’s Theatre latest production brings the regional premiere of JACK and Phil. Slayers of Giants INC. to the Park Street Theatre. It’s a modern retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale set in present day and includes a new addition – Jack’s friend and next door neighbor Phil. The play starts […]

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Neil Goldberg Brings Inhibited Bites, Life Improbable as Science Fiction, to the Idea Foundry through the Wexner Center

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Neil Goldberg Brings Inhibited Bites, Life Improbable as Science Fiction, to the Idea Foundry through the Wexner Center

Time Out New York said artist Neil Goldberg “imbues familiar visions with unexpected associations and unforeseen grace.” In collaboration with CCAD, where Goldberg is both teaching and giving a public lecture on February 22, the Wexner Center brings his beguiling one-man show Inhibited Bites to the Idea Foundry on February 21. I spoke with Goldberg […]

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Available Light’s Next Stage Initiative Returns

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Available Light’s Next Stage Initiative Returns

For true theatre connoisseurs in Columbus, there isn’t a better time of year than Available Light’s Next Stage Initiative. As with last year, the core producing duo of Available Light Artistic Director Matt Slaybaugh and for/word company Founder and Director Jennifer Schlueter are joined by Karie Miller, and this festival of brand-new work returns to […]

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Last Weekend to See CATCO’s Daddy Long Legs

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Last Weekend to See CATCO’s Daddy Long Legs

There’s a long, storied tradition in Western literature of “aging millionaire seduces young orphan through varied means, including deceit.” Probably the most well-known in music theatre circles is Lerner and Lowe’s adaptation of the Colette novel Gigi. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, CATCO is mounting Paul Gordon (music and lyrics) and John Caird’s (book) […]

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See Short North Stage’s The Performers Through February 25

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford See Short North Stage’s The Performers Through February 25

David Read West’s 2012 Broadway comedy The Performers gets a sympathetic, supercharged production directed by Edward Carignan (assistant directed by Nick Lingnofski) at Short North Stage. In classic farce style, The Performers throws together characters on the tip of change together in a series of cramped spaces. Here, those spaces revolve around pornography’s biggest night: […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Actor Jack Miller on SRO Theatre Company’s Titanic The Musical

 Grace Rinehart Columbus Makes Art Presents: Actor Jack Miller on SRO Theatre Company’s Titanic The Musical

Jack Miller is a touring actor with Columbus Children’s Theatre. This month he is playing the doubled role of Jim Farrell and John Thayer in SRO Theatre Company’s production of Titanic The Musical. Peter Stone’s and Maury Yeston’s Tony Award-winning musical runs Feb. 16-25 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center’s Van Fleet Theatre. Grace: Let’s […]

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See Available Light’s Raw, Incandescent “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” Through January 27

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford See Available Light’s Raw, Incandescent “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” Through January 27

Alice Birch’s Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. is one of the finest pieces of political art for the current age, leaving jaws slack in acclaimed London and New York runs. It’s hard to imagine a better, more committed, and more nuanced production than it gets from Available Light, directed by Eleni Papaleonardos, running through next […]

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