On the Boards: Now onstage in Central Ohio

King and I

Jose Llana as the King of Siam and Laura Michelle Kelly as Anna Leonowens in the Broadway in Columbus presentation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

Broadway in Columbus/CAPA
Current show: The King and I
When, where: April 24-29, 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-$109+
Contact: 614-469-0939, 1-800-745-3000, columbus.broadway.com, capa.com or ticketmaster.com

Columbus Children’s Theatre
Current show: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
When, where: March 29-April 22, 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 (April 21; tickets $13)
Tickets: $21-$26, $16-$21 children/seniors (55-plus); Thrifty Thursdays: all tickets $13
Contact: 614-224-6672 (CCT), 614-469-0939 (CAPA) or columbuschildrenstheatre.org

Columbus Civic Theater
Current show: The Real Thing
When, where: April 5-29, 3837 Indianola Ave., Columbus
Show times: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $20, $17.50 students/seniors (62-plus)
Contact: 614-447-7529 or www.columbuscivic.org

Current show: Splendora
When, where: April 6-21, Club Diversity, 863 S. High St., Columbus
Show times: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday
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

Hilliard Arts Council
Current show: Alice in Wonderland
When, where: April 20-28, Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St., Hilliard
Show times: 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, plus 3 p.m. April 28
Tickets: $15, $12 seniors, $5 students (grades 12 and under)
Contact: www.hilliardartscouncil.org


Monica Finney (left) and Casey Merkey in @thespeedofjake by Jennifer Maisel, a co-production of OGP and MadLab Theatre (Photo by Michelle Hanson)

Current show: @thespeedofjake (co-production with OGP)
When, where: April 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: Deuces Wild, 8 p.m. Tuesday (April 17); tickets: $8
Contact: 614-221-5418 or madlab.net

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

Ohio State Theatre
Current show: MFA Acting Solo Festival
When, where: April 11-22, Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center, 1849 Cannon Drive, Columbus
Show times: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $25; $20 senior citizens and OSU faculty, staff and alumni association members; $15 students
Contact: 614-292-2295 or theatre.osu.edu

Opera Columbus
Current show: Gluck’s Orphee et Eurydice
When, where: April 18-22, Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St., Columbus
Show times: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (dress rehearsal/preview, tickets $20), 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $25-$88
Contact: 614-469-0939 or operacolumbus.org

Red Herring Theatre
Current show: Chapatti
When, where: April 12-29, Franklinton Playhouse, 566 W. Rich St., Columbus
Show times: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $25 in advance, pay what you want at the door
Contact: 614-723-9116 or redherring.info

Shadowbox Live
Current shows:
Down and Dirty, March 22-June 16; show times: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday; tickets: $25-$40, $20-$35 students/seniors/military
Which One’s Pink?, Feb. 22-May 10; show times: 7:30 p.m. select Wednesdays-Thursdays; tickets: $25, $20 students/seniors/military
The Dream, Feb. 8-May 20; show times: 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday (no 2 p.m. show April 22); tickets: $25, $20 students/seniors/military
Lunchbox, 1 p.m. select Fridays (doors at noon); tickets: $10, $5 students/seniors/military
STEM Rocks the Box, 7 p.m. April 23 (doors at 5:30 p.m.); tickets: $25, $10 students/seniors; VIP tables $125-$250
Upcoming shows in Backstage Bistro:
Tuesdays With Mak & Winks: Dare to Be Naked (Weird Al burlesque tribute show), 8 p.m. Tuesday (April 17); tickets: $7
Friday Night Karaoke, 10 p.m. Fridays; tickets: free
Location: Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St., Columbus
Contact: 614-416-7625 or shadowboxlive.org

Shopworks Theatre Company
Current show: The Wizard of Neverland
When, where: April 2-20, 1037 Mediterranean Ave., Columbus
Show times: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 17), noon Wednesday (April 18), noon and 6:30 p.m. Friday (April 20)
Tickets: $3 donation (reservations required)
Contact: 614-896-6381 or shopworkstheatrecompany.com

Short North Stage
Current show: Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
When, where: April 5-29, Garden Theater, 1187 N. High St., Columbus
Show times: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $20-$44
Also showing: New Vision Dance Company: Up Close and Personal
When, where: April 20-21, Garden Theater Green Room
Show times: 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday
Tickets: $15
Contact: 614-725-4042 or shortnorthstage.org

SRO Theatre Company
Current show: August: Osage County
When, where: April 13-22, Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
Show times: 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $23, $20 students/seniors
Contact: 614-258-9495 or srotheatre.org

Current show: Blue Skies
When, where: April 19-22, Northland Performing Arts Center, 441 Tamarack Blvd., Columbus
Show times: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $25, $20 seniors, $15 students, $10 youths (ages 6-16), free for children 5 and under
Contact: 614-262-7469 or vvshows.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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