On the Boards: Now onstage in Central Ohio

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Erynn Robe (left) and Emma Farrenkopf in a scene from MadLab’s production of And Then They Fell by Tira Palmquist (Photo by Michelle Hanson)

Available Light Theatre
Current show: Bootleg Radio
When, where: Sept. 28-Oct. 14, Studio One, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus
Show times: 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday
Tickets: $20.75 in advance, pay what you want at the door
Contact: 614-558-7408 or avltheatre.com

Current show: Parallel Connections
When, where: Oct. 20-21, Wexner Center’s Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St., Columbus
Show times: 11 a.m. Friday (all tickets $24), 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Tickets: $49-$61
Contact: 614-469-0939 (CAPA), 1-800-982-2787 (Ticketmaster), ticketmaster.com or balletmet.org

Broadway in Columbus/CAPA
Current show: School of Rock: The Musical
When, where: Oct. 10-15, Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., Columbus
Show times: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $34-$103
Contact: 614-469-0939, 1-800-745-3000, broadway.columbus.com, capa.com or ticketmaster.com

Columbus Children’s Theatre
Current show: Junie B. Jones: The Musical
When, where: Sept. 21-Oct. 15, Park Street Theatre, 512 Park St., Columbus
Show times: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; sensory-friendly performance 10 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 14)
Tickets: $21-$26, $16-$21 children/seniors (55-plus); Thrifty Thursdays: all tickets $13
Contact: 614-224-6672 or columbuschildrenstheatre.org

Curtain Players
Current show: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
When, where: Oct. 20-Nov. 5, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena
Show times: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday (no show Oct. 22)
Tickets: $17, $15 students/seniors
Contact: 614-360-1000 or curtainplayers.org

Current show: The Rocky Horror Show
When, where: Oct. 6-21, Club Diversity, 863 S. High St., Columbus
Show times: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 15)
Tickets: $17
Contact: 614-500-3922 or www.cyclodrama.com

Dinner Detective
Current show: The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show
When, where: ongoing, Sheraton Columbus Hotel @ Capitol Square, 75 E. State St., Columbus
Show times: 6 p.m. Saturday (note: some performances sold out)
Tickets: $59.95 (including dinner)
Contact: thedinnerdetective.com/columbus

Eclipse Theatre Company
Current show: Bakersfield Mist
When, where: Oct. 12-22, 670 Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Suite F, Worthington
Show times: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $18; Thursdays only: pay what you can or pay with a can (for the Worthington Food Pantry)
Contact: 614-881-0382 or eclipsetheatrecompany.org

Gallery Players
Current show: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
When, where: Oct. 21-Nov. 5, Jewish Community Center, 1125 College Ave., Columbus
Show times: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday
Tickets: $20 ($15 JCC members), $18 ages 60-plus ($13 members), $10 students/children
Contact: 614-231-2731 or www.jccgalleryplayers.org

Current show: And Then They Fell
When, where: Oct. 5-21, MadLab Theatre and Gallery, 227 N. Third St., Columbus
Show times: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Tickets: $18, $15 students/seniors, $13 members
Also showing:
Tuesday Night Improv, 8 p.m. select Tuesdays (upcoming shows: Oct. 10, 17, 24; Nov. 7, 21; Dec. 12, 19); tickets: $8
It’s All Been Done Radio Hour, 5:30 p.m. second Saturday of each month (upcoming shows: Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9); tickets: $7, $5 students/seniors
Contact: 614-221-5418 or madlab.net

Opera Columbus
Current show: #UncleJohn (Opera on the Edge adaptation of Mozart’s Don Giovanni)
When, where:
▪ Oct. 15-Nov. 17, Shadowbox Live Backstage Bistro, 503 S. Front St., Columbus; show times: 5 p.m. Sunday; tickets: $10; reservations: 614-416-7625 or shadowboxlive.org
▪ Oct. 21-Nov. 17, The Refectory, 1092 Bethel Road, Columbus; show times: 6 p.m. Oct. 21, 26, Nov. 9 and 17; tickets: $95 (includes four-course dinner); reservations: 614-451-9774 or refectory.com
▪ 8 p.m. Nov. 16, Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph, 620 N. High St., Columbus; reservations: 614-227-0100
Contact: 614-469-0939 or operacolumbus.org

Otterbein University Theatre
Current show: Adding Machine: A Musical
When, where: Oct. 19-28, Campus Center Theatre, 100 W. Home St., Westerville
Show times: 7:30 p.m. opening night (Oct. 19); regular performances 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Tickets: $30
Contact: 614-823-1109 or www.otterbein.edu/drama

Out of the Box Community Theatre
Current show: Murder Inn
When, where: Oct. 13-22, Hoge Presbyterian Memorial Church, 2930 W. Broad St., Columbus
Show times: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $12, $10 students/seniors/military
Contact: 614-992-2930 or www.ootbct.org

Pickerington Community Theatre
Current show: Schoolhouse Rock Live!
When, where: Oct. 13-21, Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road N., Pickerington
Show times: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday
Tickets: $15, $12 for children (ages 12 and under) and seniors (55-plus)
Contact: 614-508-0036 or pickeringtoncommunitytheatre.org

Red Herring Theatre
Current show: Waiting for Godot
When, where: Oct. 12-28, Franklinton Playhouse, 566 W. Rich St., Columbus
Show times: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
Tickets: $25 in advance, pay what you want at the door
Contact: 614-723-9116 or redherring.info

Circle of Blood

Kai (JT Walker III, left) prepares to do battle with Kabuki (Amy Lay) in a scene from Circle of Blood. The original work, based on the graphic novel Kabuki, runs through Nov. 5 at Shadowbox Live. (Shadowbox Live photo)

Shadowbox Live
Current shows:
Circle of Blood, Sept. 29-Nov. 5; show times: 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. most Wednesdays-Thursdays; tickets: $25, $20 students/seniors/military
The Rocking Dead, Aug. 31-Nov. 11; show times: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday; tickets: $25-$40, $20-$35 students/seniors/military
The Rocking Dead Nightcap (condensed, one-hour version), Sept. 1-Nov. 10; show times: 10:30 p.m. select Fridays; tickets: $25, $20 students/seniors/military
The Lunchbox, doors at noon, show at 1 p.m. most Fridays; tickets: $10, $5 students/seniors
Upcoming shows at Backstage Bistro:
Tuesdays With Mak & Winks, 8 p.m. most Tuesdays (upcoming shows: Another Mak & Whitehouse Show, Oct. 10; Show Me the Funny!, Oct. 17); tickets: $7
Hashtag Comedy, 8 p.m. most Wednesdays; tickets: $5
Improv Wars, 7:30 p.m. select Thursdays; tickets: $5
TBD: The Musical, 8 p.m. select Fridays (upcoming performances Oct. 20; Nov. 3, 17; Dec. 1, 15); tickets: $10
I Am Boosh, 8 p.m. Friday (Oct. 13); tickets: $5
Friday Night Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Fridays (till 12:30 a.m.); tickets: free
Longform Saturday Night Halloween Show, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 21; tickets: $5
#UncleJohn (adaptation of Mozart’s Don Giovanni presented in collaboration with Opera Columbus), Oct. 15-Nov. 12; show times: 5 p.m. Sunday; tickets: $10
Location: Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St., Columbus
Contact: 614-416-7625 or shadowboxlive.org

Short North Stage
Current show: Venus and Adonis and A Riff on Hamlet (presented by Wild Women Writing)
When, where: Oct. 12-22, Garden Theater, 1187 N. High St., Columbus
Show times: 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, plus 8 p.m. Oct. 20
Tickets: $15, $12 students
Also showing: The Plus Show—An Oversize Burlesque Revue (must be at least 18 to attend), 8 p.m. Friday (Oct. 13); advance tickets: $15, $30 VIP; tickets at the door: $20
Contact: 614-725-4042 or shortnorthstage.org

SRO Theatre Company
Current show: The Crucible
When, where: Oct. 12-22, Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
Show times: preview 8 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 12, all tickets $18); regular performance 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, plus 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 and 2 p.m. Oct. 21
Tickets: $23, $20 students/seniors
Contact: 614-258-9495 or srotheatre.org

Weathervane Playhouse
Current show: Blood Brothers
When, where: Oct. 19-29, 100 Price Road, Newark
Show times: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, plus 2 p.m. Oct. 21 and 29
Tickets: $35, $33 seniors (60-plus), $24 students, $15 children (12 and younger)
Contact: 740-366-4616 or weathervaneplayhouse.org

For a day-by-day calendar of select shows in Central Ohio and beyond, visit https://lifefullofcheese.com/theatre-roundtable-production-calendar-columbus-oh/.


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