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Review: Otterbein Returns To The Stage With Jubilant ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Review: Otterbein Returns To The Stage With Jubilant ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’

After over a year where they successfully pivoted toward streaming – including a delightful Kurt Weill cabaret among other highlights – Otterbein University’s theater department returns to its home in Cowan Hall this weekend with a lively, engaging staged concert of Robert L. Freedman (book and lyrics) and Steven Lutvak’s (music and lyrics) Tony-winning farce […]

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Theatre Review: Short North Stage Kicks Off 2021-22 Season With Hysterical, Anarchic ‘Noises Off’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Short North Stage Kicks Off 2021-22 Season With Hysterical, Anarchic ‘Noises Off’

Michael Frayn’s 1982 hit in London and Broadway, Noises Off, set a benchmark for a behind-the-scenes theatrical farce that has rarely been approached. Originally scheduled for last year’s shuttered season, Short North Stage opens its current, packed season with a finely-tuned production, full of wild, wincing laughter, directed by Jake Loewenthal. In Noises Off, we […]

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Review: Red Herring’s Haunting, Thorny ‘The Children’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Review: Red Herring’s Haunting, Thorny ‘The Children’

Red Herring continues their 2021 season with a gripping production of The Children, Lucy Kirkwood’s Tony-nominated look at what we pass on to the people who come after us and what we owe one another, directed by Michael Herring. The first sign something’s going wrong in the world of The Children – a well-appointed mid-century […]

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Actors’ Theatre Closes 2021 Season With Lovely Columbus Children’s Theatre Collaboration on ‘The Secret Garden’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Actors’ Theatre Closes 2021 Season With Lovely Columbus Children’s Theatre Collaboration on ‘The Secret Garden’

Actors’ Theatre wraps a terrific season with an adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 children’s classic The Secret Garden, adapted for the stage by Neil Duffield, produced in collaboration with Columbus Children’s Theatre and directed by Philip J. Hickman. This story of a spoiled child, Mary Lennox (Julianna Chianese), whose lap of luxury early life […]

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Theater Review: eMBer Women’s Theatre Returns With ‘Muses: A Short Play Festival’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Review: eMBer Women’s Theatre Returns With ‘Muses: A Short Play Festival’

eMBer presents their originally announced for 2020 festival, Muses, comprising four new plays directed by Michael Trakas, in one of my favorite not-often-used spaces for theatre, upstairs at German Village institution Club Diversity. As to be expected from new work, it’s a mixed bag but I found a lot to enjoy. The first half of […]

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MadLab Launches 25th Season With Moving ‘Sheridan’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford MadLab Launches 25th Season With Moving ‘Sheridan’

MadLab returns to in-person performance this weekend with the world premiere of Christian Missonak’s Sheridan, directed by James Blackmon. Sheridan centers on a Chicago couple, Lucy (Rachel Cagle) and Ethan (Ian George), grieving the stillbirth of their child in sharply drawn, unhealthy ways. Lucy’s friend Piper (Amanda Khosraviani) and Ethan’s brother Mark (Erik Bobbitt), drop […]

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Theater Review: Actors’ Theatre’s Beautiful Meditation on Memory With ‘Eurydice’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Review: Actors’ Theatre’s Beautiful Meditation on Memory With ‘Eurydice’

Actors’ Theatre continues their triumphant return to Schiller Park with a dazzling production of Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl’s vibrant inversion of the Orpheus and Eurydice directed by Beth Josephsen. In shifting the focus from musician Orpheus (Jackson Mullins) to Eurydice (Emily Grim), Ruhl introduces Eurydice’s father (Matt Moore), long dead by the time we meet the […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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