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The Top 10 Theatrical Groups of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Theatrical Groups of 2019

Live theatre is a alive and well in Columbus in 2019, with plenty of musicals, plays and other stage productions all over the city. Local performers provide unique experiences for those seeking theatrical entertainment, and we like to honor some of those groups with our annual Best Of Columbus poll. This year, our readers and […]

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The Top 10 Theatrical Groups in Columbus in 2018

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Theatrical Groups in Columbus in 2018

2018 was another great year for local theatre (if you’re in the mood, you can read through our archive of reviews by Richard Sanford) which makes it difficult to select just one group as the number one performers of the year. When we surveys our readers and editors this time around, they selected Shadowbox once […]

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Available Light’s Provocative, Slow-Burn Triumph of An Octoroon

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Available Light’s Provocative, Slow-Burn Triumph of An Octoroon

Available Light opens an exquisite production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon directed by Matt Slaybaugh. Slaybaugh and the cast grab the audience by the lapels and strap us into a roller coaster  through the twisted American landscape of race, class, and identity. They create a ride full of shocks, thrills, and riotous laughs that never […]

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Shadowbox Live Founder Stev Guyer Has Died

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shadowbox Live Founder Stev Guyer Has Died

Stev Guyer, best known as the founder of local theatrical group Shadowbox Live, passed away this morning at the age of 63. The arts group announced the news this afternoon, noting that Guyer had endured a long battle with cancer. Earlier this year, Guyer stepped away from his duties as CEO and President of the […]

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The Top 10 Theatrical Groups in Columbus in 2017

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Theatrical Groups in Columbus in 2017

There was a lot of performance art worth viewing in 2017 at theater production companies all throughout Columbus. And for the second year in a row, our readers and editors selected Short North Stage as the #1 group in Columbus for your theatrical viewing needs. CU Theatre Critic Richard Sanford was a regular at the […]

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The Top 10 Columbus Theatrical Groups of 2016

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Columbus Theatrical Groups of 2016

There’s a lot of great live theater in Columbus, so fans of the performing arts have a plethora of options to choose from. When we surveyed our readers and contributors this year on their favorite local groups that produce live theater, Short North Stage rose to the top of the list for the first time. […]

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Best Theatrical Group in Columbus of 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Theatrical Group in Columbus of 2015

From large-scale Broadway productions to small independent performances, Columbus has a wide spectrum of entertainment options available when it comes to the theatrical arts. None are perhaps as iconic for Columbus as Shadowbox Live, which our readers have voted as the number one theatrical group for the past three years straight. Shadowbox produces a massive […]

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