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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 2018Stev Guyer — photo via Shadowbox Live.
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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 again for the top slot.

This year may have been the most meaningful for the local troupe in some time, as it saw the passing of founder Stev Guyer, who had endured a long battle with cancer. While Columbus took the time to remember Guyer’s contributions to the city, his team at Shadowbox never missed a beat, continuing their incredibly dense year-round calendar of entertainment productions, which we have to imagine is making Stev proud. 

For more info, visit www.shadowboxlive.org.

Thinking about taking in more local theatre in 2019? Make sure to check out all 10 of these great groups in the near future.

Top 10 Columbus Theatrical Groups of 2018:

  1. Shadowbox Live
  2. The Actors’ Theatre
  3. Hashtag Comedy
  4. CATCO
  5. Columbus Children’s Theatre
  6. Available Light Theatre
  7. Short North Stage
  8. Madlab
  9. IMAGINE Productions
  10. Red Herring Productions

Flashback: The Best Theatrical Group of 2017: Short North Stage
Flashback: The Best Theatrical Group of 2016: Short North Stage
Flashback: The Best Theatrical Group of 2015: Shadowbox Live

Flashback: The Best Theatrical Group of 2014: Shadowbox Live

Flashback: The Best Theatrical Group of 2013: Shadowbox Live

Note: Our “Best of 2017″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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