On the Boards: Now onstage in Central Ohio


A musical number from Shadowbox Live’s production of Evolutionaries: The Stories and Music of Prince and David Bowie (Photo by Tommy Feisel)

Actors’ Theatre
Current show: The Shakespeare Underground: Mine Eyes Have Seen
When, where: doors open 7 p.m. Monday (Sept. 17), Tatoheads Public House, 1297 Parsons Ave.
Upcoming performances (presented third Monday of each month):
▪ Oct. 15: The Vampire
▪ Nov. 19: Mystery Bouffe
▪ Dec. 17: Exiles
Tickets: $15 in advance, donations requested at the door
Contact: 614-444-6888 or theactorstheatre.org

Available Light Theatre
Current show: [Porto]
When, where: Sept. 13-29, Studio One, Vern Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus
Show times: 8 p.m. this Friday-Saturday (Sept. 21-22), 2 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 23), 8 p.m. Sept. 27-29
Tickets: $22.75 in advance, pay what you want at the door
Contact: 614-558-7408 or avltheatre.com

Columbus Children’s Theatre
Current show: Mary Poppins Jr.
When, where: Sept. 13-30, Park Street Theatre, 512 Park St., Columbus
Show times: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, plus 10 a.m. and noon Sept. 28; sensory-friendly performances 10 a.m. Sept. 21-22
Tickets: $23-$28, $18-$23 children (up to 18) and seniors (60-plus); all tickets $14 for Thursday and sensory-friendly performances
Contact: 614-224-6672 (CCT), 614-469-0939 (CAPA) or columbuschildrenstheatre.org

Curtain Players
Current show: On Golden Pond
When, where: Sept. 7-23, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena
Show times: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $17, $15 students/seniors
Contact: 614-360-1000 or curtainplayers.org

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

Evolution Theatre Company
Current Show: Devil Boys From Beyond
When, where: Sept. 20-29, Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave.
Show times: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: preview (Sept. 20): $20, $15 students; regular performances: $25, $20 seniors, $15 students
Contact: 1-800-838-3006 or evolutiontheatre.org

Little Theatre Off Broadway
Current show: Disaster! The Musical
When, where: Sept. 21-Oct. 7, 3981 Broadway, Grove City
Show times: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, plus 7:30 p.m. Thursday (second and third weeks only)
Tickets: $17, $15 seniors (60-plus), $13 students; all tickets $13 on Thrifty Thursday
Contact: 614-875-3919 or ltob.org

Current shows: Tuesday Night Improv and Deuces Wild
When, where: 8 p.m. select Tuesdays, MadLab Theatre and Gallery, 227 N. Third St., Columbus
Upcoming dates:
Deuces Wild: Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec. 18
Tuesday Night Improv: Sept. 25, Oct. 9 and 23, Nov. 6, 13 and 27, Dec. 11
Tickets: $8
Contact: 614-221-5418 or madlab.net

(The) Nest Theatre
Current shows: various improv and comedy shows; see website for current schedule
Location: 894 W. Broad St., Columbus
Contact: nesttheatre.com

Otterbein University Theatre
Current show: Big Fish
When, where: Sept. 20-29, Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville
Show times: 7:30 p.m. opening night (Sept. 20); otherwise 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $30
Contact: 614-823-1109 or otterbein.edu/drama

Original Productions Theatre
Current show: How I Got Pluto
When, where: Sept. 13-22, Abbey Theater, Dublin Recreation Center, 5600 Post Road, Dublin
Show times: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
Tickets: $25, $22 students/seniors
Contact: 614-943-1776 or www.facebook.com/originalproductionstheatre/

Shadowbox Live
Current shows:
Hellraiser, Sept. 13-Nov. 10; show times: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday; tickets: $25-$40, $20-$35 students/seniors/military
Desire, Aug. 9-Nov. 8; show times: 7:30 p.m. select Wednesdays-Thursdays, plus 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 4; tickets: $25, $20 students/seniors/military
Evolutionaries: The Stories and Music of Prince and David Bowie, Sept. 9-Oct. 28; show times: 2 and 7 p.m. select Sundays; tickets: $25, $20 students/seniors/military
Lunchbox, 1 p.m. select Fridays (doors at noon); tickets: $10, $5 students/seniors/military
Upcoming shows in Backstage Bistro:
Tuesdays With Mak & Winks: That’s Just Crazy, 8 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 18); tickets: $7
Hashtag Comedy, 8 p.m. most Wednesdays; tickets: $5
Savage Tech: The Sick World of Doctor Show, 8 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 20); tickets: $7
Friday Night Karaoke, 10 p.m. Fridays; tickets: free
Contact: 614-416-7625 or shadowboxlive.org

Short North Stage
Special event: A Night of Broadway: Miscast Edition (benefit concert for Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization)
When, where: 8 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 22), Garden Theater, 1187 N. High St., Columbus
Tickets: $18
Contact: 614-725-4042 or shortnorthstage.org

Warehouse Theatre Company
Current show: Sam Shepherd Festival
When, where: Aug. 31-Sept. 22, MadLab Theatre and Gallery, 227 N. Third St., Columbus
Show times:
Buried Child: 7 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 20), 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday (Sept. 21-22)
▪ Reading Series: Fool for Love, 7 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 19)
Tickets: $25, $22 students/seniors (60-plus) for Buried Child; $10 for Reading Series
Festival passes: $68, $62 students/seniors
Flex passes: $48 (four tickets) or $80 (eight tickets)
Contact: 614-371-5940 or warehousetheatre.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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