5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Ohio Theatre’s New Orchestra Shell

November 13th, 2014 by CAPASMM

With the new orchestra shell about to have its big debut at the Ohio Theatre, we thought there were a few things you should know before you “ooo” and “ahh” in person!

1) It took one full year to complete. These things take time! There was a year’s worth of preparation for the new shell, including architect and acoustician meetings and deconstruction of the old shell, followed by one full month of installation. Rome wasn’t built in a day!

2) It fits right in. The new shell is custom designed for the Ohio Theatre. The architects made sure to incorporate the theatre’s Baroque style into the shell’s design, even continuing the gold stars adorning the ceiling of the Ohio Theatre onto the ceiling of the new orchestra shell. Peter Krajnak, Design Principal with Rogers Krajnak Architects, said, “Our team created a decorative design that is in harmony with the theatre’s Baroque-esque style interior and extends that visual grandeur onto the stage.”

3) It’s basically a transformer. That’s right! The new shell can transform into a variety of configurations to best fit the size of the ensemble performing. It also has a variety of lighting possibilities through a new LED lighting system, making every performance unique.

4) We love it! We here at CAPA absolutely love the new shell! CAPA CEO Bill Conner said, “The end result far exceeds our expectations in functionality, beauty, and acoustics.” While we marvel at its beauty, we are blown away by its new and improved acoustics. CSO Music Director Designee Rossen Milanov said, “The Ohio Theatre now becomes a venue where the music can create a sonic impact!”

5) You can see it soon! The shell will make its public debut Saturday and Sunday, November 21 and 22, at the Columbus Symphony’s Beethoven & Don Quixote concert. Come see the beautiful new orchestra shell and see (and hear!) what all the fuss is about!

Photography © Brad Feinknopf 2014

 

by Anna Schaeffer

Lion King: Behind the Scenes with Tryphena Wade

November 5th, 2014 by CAPASMM

Tryphena Wade (Queen Sarabi) takes us behind the scenes of The Lion King! See what she has to say about the costumes, how she prepared for the role, and other behind the scenes secrets.


Be sure to use the hashtag #bwaycbus for any of your Lion King photos!

 

The Lion King is at the Ohio Theatre through November 9. To purchase tickets, click here or call the CAPA Ticket Center at (614) 469-0939.

 

 

Festival Latino 2014 – huge success!

August 29th, 2014 by admin

Festival Latino 2014, held in Bicentennial Park this year, drew more than 150,000 people during the two-day event. Already the largest Latin event in Ohio, there was a 25% attendance increase over last year’s Festival.

2014 is the sixth year CAPA has produced the Festival which strives to celebrate family and community with two days of children’s activities, music, food, fashion, art, and dance from the heart of Latin America.

Next year’s Festival Latino has already been confirmed for August 8 & 9, 2015.

For photos of this year’s Festival, check out our Flickr, here, or the slideshow below!

Festival Latino – August 9 and 10 in Bicentennial Park downtown

August 5th, 2014 by admin

The spirit of Latin culture will once again heat up Columbus with vibrant rhythms, spicy cuisine, and fun for all ages as Festival Latino presented by Honda returns Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10, to Bicentennial Park downtown.
Festival Latino 2014 will include music provided by DJ Cale, Festival host B. A-Star, Latin visual artists, children’s activities, fantastic food, and world-class Latin musical artists including bachata master Joe Veras on Saturday, and the 14-piece merengue orchestra Los Hermanos Rosario on Sunday.

Saturday’s headliner, Joe Veras, is a deeply emotional and inspiring bachata singer. Born in the Dominican Republic, Joe adopted the nation’s romantic musical style and has seen great success. In 1993, he received his second Casandra award for Bachatero of the Year. Joe also received the Tropical Airplay Track of the Year at the 2004 Billboard Latin Music Awards for his single “Intentalo Tu.” His embrace of the traditional bachata style has made his album Carta de Verano one of the highest selling bachata albums in Latin America. Joe Veras performs Saturday, August 9, at 6:30 pm in Bicentennial Park.




Sunday’s headliner, Los Hermanos Rosario, is a wildly successful 14-piece merengue orchestra founded by the Rosario brothers in 1978. The brothers’ interpretation of the Dominican merengue first caught the attention of the public in 1980 with the release of their single, “Maria Guayando.” In 1993, the brothers struck gold with the release of the album Los Mundialmente Sabrosos. The single “Amor, Amor” hit #1 on the tropical music charts in the US, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Columbia. Over the course of their 35-year career, Los Hermanos Rosario has received a number of Platinum, Double Platinum, and Gold album awards and has toured the US and Europe extensively. Los Hermanos Rosario performs Sunday, August 10, at 6:30 pm in Bicentennial Park.



With a wide variety of food, art, shopping, and children’s activities, Festival Latino has something for everyone. Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of many Latin cultures as they come together to celebrate at Festival Latino 2014!

Festival Latino is Saturday and Sunday, August 9 & 10 from 11am-8pm. Festival Latino is a FREE event.

by Michael Keating

Fright Nite Friday with Fritz!

July 23rd, 2014 by admin

As part of the CAPA Summer Movie Series, local TV and radio legend Fritz the Night Owl will make an appearance at Fright Nite Friday on July 25, screening a double feature of The Return of the Vampire (1944) and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931).

Fright Nite is a popular feature of the Series, and this will be Fritz’ fourth year participating in the event. Fritz is known for hosting the late night television show “Night Owl Theatre” from 1974-1991, as well as his radio show, “Nite Owl Jazz: What’s New in Jazz for the 21st Century.” He has earned five Emmy Awards and an induction into the Horror Host Hall of Fame.

The first selection of the double feature, The Return of the Vampire, is a masterpiece in the world of horror classics. Bela Lugosi jumped at the chance to play a vampire again (he hadn’t been one since 1931’s Dracula, and only a fake one in 1935’s Mark of the Vampire). He even took a ridiculously low fee of $3,500, the same he was paid for his first vampire film. Since this was a Columbia feature, it wasn’t an official part of Universal’s Dracula franchise—names and the werewolf’s appearance were changed to avoid any copyright issues. Columbia even pushed the release date from fall 1943 to early 1944, skirting direct competition with Universal’s Son of Dracula starring Lon Chaney Jr.

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The second selection, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, is a remarkably advanced film in regards to filming techniques, lighting, and production. The on-camera transformation from Jekyll to Hyde earned high praise, and it wasn’t until decades later that the director divulged his secret—a series of filters highlighted with different hues to change the appearance of the actor’s multi-colored make-up.

With two classic horror films, two series premieres, and Fritz, it’s sure to be an epic night of fun and fright!

by Michael Keating

CAPA Summer Movie Series Fright Nite Friday with Fritz double feature of Return of the Vampire and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will play the Ohio Theatre on Friday, July 25, at 7:30 PM. To purchase tickets, click here or call the CAPA Ticket Center at (614) 469-0939.

Go Back in Time with Silent Film “Girl Shy”

July 15th, 2014 by admin

In the 1920s, the first romantic comedies were silent films. Characterized by witty humor, plot twists, and a thrilling chase scene, Girl Shy (1924) is one of the first. Starring Harold Lloyd and Jobyna Ralston, this elegant yet amusing film delightfully fuses slapstick with the sentimental. Girl Shy plays the Ohio Theatre as part of the 2014 CAPA Summer Movie Series on Thursday, July 17, and Friday, July 18, with live musical accompaniment by Clark Wilson on the “Mighty Morton” theatre organ!

Girl Shy tells the tale of Harold Meadows (Harold Lloyd), a simple man who has a terrible stuttering problem. He authors a book, The Secret of Making Love, even though he is no expert. On his journey to pitch his book, however, he meets Mary Buckingham (Jobyna Ralston) with whom he falls in love. The ensuing twists and turns are sure to entertain.




In addition, the Scioto Model A Ford Club will display their antique cars in front of the theatre each night!


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by Michael Keating

CAPA’S Summer Movie Series silent film feature Girl Shy will play the Ohio Theatre on Friday, July 17, and Friday, July 18, at 7:30pm daily. To purchase tickets, click here, or call the CAPA Ticket Center at (614) 469-0939.

Behind the Scenes: CAPA Summer Movie Series

June 25th, 2014 by admin

Have you ever wondered how the CAPA Summer Movie Series comes together? We want to tell you! Watch our director of programming, Rich Corsi, talk about CAPA’s 44th annual Summer Movie Series. Learn about the 2014 season, how we choose our movies, some of our favorites, and how you can learn more!


If you would like to see the full listing of this season’s films, click here!

Southern Theatre Will Be “Electric” on June 18

May 20th, 2014 by admin

Grammy-nominated Richard Thompson has been rocking stages for more than 45 years, and his biggest commercial success has been his latest album, Electric. Typically a solo artist, he has been touring with the musicians featured on Electric since its release in 2012—Taras Prodaniuk (bass) and Michael Jerome (drums)—as The Richard Thompson Electric Trio. The group will play the Southern Theatre on Wednesday, June 18, at 8 pm.

Thompson has not only been acknowledged by the Grammy Award committee, but also by royalty. He was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to music, and received an Order of the British Empire (OBE). Thompson was also acknowledged in Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Guitarists” list for his skill in both electric and acoustic guitar. He has also received a lifetime achievement award from the BBC.

NPR raved, “Richard Thompson is the kind of guitar player other guitar players revere. It’s not just his technique, nor the fact that he’s equally at home with an electric or an acoustic guitar. He’s also a songwriter of uncommon skill.”

by Anna Schaeffer

The Richard Thompson Electric Trio will play the Southern Theatre on June 18, 2014.To purchase tickets, click here or call the CAPA Ticket Center at (614) 469-0939.

Ballet, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Poe

May 5th, 2014 by admin

CAPA and Shadowbox Live will present The Masque with Cleveland’s Verb Ballets at the Palace Theatre, on Thursday, May 15, at 8 pm. This original rock ballet weaves together various works by Edgar Allan Poe including “The Masque of the Red Death,” “Annabell Lee,” “The Raven,” “Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether,” and “The Pit and the Pendulum.”


Critics call the show “dazzling,” and “fantastic.”

With choreography by Cleveland’s Verb Ballets and a score by the musicians of Shadowbox Live’s band Light, the music boasts classical elements, including pieces by Beethoven, Schoenberg, Ives, and Ruggles, but still remains very much a rock performance, a la Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

The production takes place during a party in Prince Prospero’s castle (from “The Masque of the Red Death”). As the party guests move from room to room, a different Poe tale is told. Each scene begins with the narrator (Poe) setting the scene, but the choreography is what really tells the story.

by Anna Schaeffer

The Masque will be performed at the Palace Theatre on Thursday, May 15, at 8 pm. To purchase tickets, click here or call the CAPA Ticket Center at (614) 469-0939.

Milk Carton Kids Release Live DVD “Live from the Lincoln”

April 29th, 2014 by admin

In the last year, indie-folk duo the Milk Carton Kids have released an album, toured nationally, performed on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and been nominated for a Grammy. Now, the duo has released a live DVD, Live from the Lincoln, filmed this past October at the historic Lincoln Theatre. On sale today, the new DVD will let you enjoy the Milk Carton Kids anytime you like in the exceptional beauty and acoustics of Columbus’ own Lincoln Theatre! Buy it here!

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The duo has been compared to classic folk artists such as The Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel, adding witty banter and jokes between songs. Members Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale both had successful solo careers before joining forces in 2011 and forming the Milk Carton Kids. They have been praised by artists such as Billy Bragg, Joe Henry, and Sara Bareilles, and have also been featured by “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” NPR, The New York Times, and The LA Times.

The pair will be returning to the Lincoln Theatre July 22 at 8 pm. Tickets start at just $20, and can be purchased by clicking here or calling the CAPA Ticket Center at (614) 469-0939.

By Anna Schaeffer