10 reasons young people should use the PNC Arts Alive All Access program

November 7th, 2013 by admin
  1. Ignore the chirping crickets in your wallet. This program makes the arts affordable! Tickets are just $5 for anyone ages 13-25.
  2. You can purchase two tickets, but only one ticket must be used by someone aged 13-25.
  3. A tight budget doesn’t mean you have nothing to do. You can even treat your friends to an unforgettable night!
  4. There are no added fees to your purchase.
  5. You get the best seats available!
  6. Purchasing tickets through the All Access program (http://www.gofor5.com/) is an easy, online process that can be done in less than 5 minutes.
  7. You get to experience downtown Columbus and its incredible, historic theatres.
  8. Explore a variety of high quality performances from Columbus’ top arts organizations and guest artists from around the world.
  9. You don’t have to worry about hearing the words “sold out.” Just print your pass before you leave!
  10. Try a new genre and discover your new passion. With tickets for just $5, you can’t lose.

Learn more today: http://www.gofor5.com/

One tour of the Ohio Theatre left this summer: Saturday, August 24

August 14th, 2013 by admin

As part of the 2013 Summer Movie Series, CAPA offers free, guided tours of the historic Ohio Theatre. There is only one date left to take part this summer – Saturday, August 24, at 4 pm!

The hour-long tours will begin in the front lobby of the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) and will include a look at the history and restoration of the official State Theatre of Ohio. Tours will also include an exhibition of the theatre’s lighting and a demonstration of the original 1928 “Mighty Morton” theatre organ by featured organist Clark Wilson.

The tour is free, but reservations are required and space is limited. To make a reservation, send an email to sms@capa.com with the number of people in your party. This tour does include stairs.

For more details, including a full schedule of the movies left for this summer, visit http://www.capa.com/presentations/current-season-presentations/capa-summer-movie-series-2013.

Organ gets musician pumped up at Summer Movie Series | The Columbus Dispatch

August 8th, 2013 by admin

The CAPA Summer Movie Series’ annual silent film screenings are this week, showcasing the exceptional talents of CAPA’s featured organist Clark Wilson. Check out the Sunday arts cover story about Clark here, then check him out in person during our screenings of The Little American starring Mary Pickford on August 8 and 9 at the Ohio Theatre! And don’t forget the antique car show that will be in front of the theatre both nights!

Watch the video!

Festival Latino is coming in August!

May 30th, 2013 by admin

After humble beginnings as a five-hour pilot project by the City of Columbus in 1996, Festival Latino has become the largest Latin event in Ohio, offering a FREE, family-friendly event that celebrates family and community with two days of children’s activities, music, food, fashion, art, and dance from the heart of Latin America. Produced by CAPA (Columbus Association for the Performing Arts), this year’s Festival on August 10 and 11, will offer an increased number of children’s activities, food vendors, and merchandise vendors, as well the addition of a second stage that will be programmed with family entertainment and Latin dance.

Festival Latino

Festival Latino also features a dance plaza where Ohio-based, Latin dance groups perform and/or teach the dances of Latin America; a children’s area that offers a wide variety of activities for families, including crafts, bilingual story times, drum circles, and COSI’s Science Spot and live liquid oxygen show; a visual artists showcase displaying the works of Ohio-based, Latin artists; and a live runway fashion show demonstrating the influence of Latin culture on the evolution of fashion. And what would be a festival without food? Festival Latino offers a wide selection of Latin cuisine from vendors representing the many different countries of Latin America.

The mission of Festival Latino is to provide the community with an opportunity to experience traditional and contemporary Latin American culture through the presentation of the performing and visual arts, educational workshops, and authentic cuisine. What that means for festival-goers is a weekend full of fantastic food, phenomenal entertainment, and tons of interactive family fun, so please join us for Festival Latino 2013 on August 10 and 11!


Entering the World of American Idiot

March 20th, 2013 by admin

This week at CAPA, music from Green Day’s American Idiot invades the Palace Theatre. Promising to be a high-octane “punk-rock opera,” there are emotional high notes and low notes throughout, portrayed almost completely through song and movement – challenging the cast to bring Green Day’s music to life sans dialogue! We wanted to share some cast insights (pulled from various articles and reviews) with you before you see the show… feel free to follow the links for the full articles.

Green Day's American Idiot Tour Shots

On finding your way: Alex Nee, the actor playing Johnny in the national tour, explains his character in relation to himself – “I feel like I’m going through the same transition period as Johnny. I’m 21 years old. I’m realizing I can’t always keep acting like a kid, and I’m trying to figure out what it means to grow up. Each character is struggling to find their place in the world. It’s OK to fail. We’re all just trying to figure out how to be a human being.” – Read the full article!

On the energy behind the show: Ensemble cast member Dustin Harris Smith explained to Dayton’s MostMetro.com, “‘There’s a lot of belting and screaming, and we do it healthily and have to take care of our voices, but every now and then someone has to take a performance off just based on the wear and tear of the show. There are a few people in the company who have never called out, and,’ he added with a laugh, ‘there is something very wrong with them, and they are freaks.'” Read the full article!

Billy Joe Armstrong (Green Day’s lead singer) on seeing Green Day’s music come to life: “We’ve always thought that somehow there should be some sort of stage version because that’s what we were thinking in our heads. The musical arrangements that Tom Kitt did… it’s amazing. And their energy… it’s just inspiring.” Watch a clip of the story of American Idiot.

On the “punk-rock opera” and musical theatre: “We now live in an age where the people who grew up with rock music are outnumbering the people who didn’t,” Michael Mayer, director and co-author of American Idiot, says. “And I feel that the future of musical theater kind of depends on our ability to embrace and pull together the popular music of the day – as has been Broadway tradition since the beginning – and theater craft.” Read the full article!

Green Day’s American Idiot runs through this Sunday, March 24. Tickets are still available online and through the CAPA Ticket Center (614-469-0939)!

American Idiot contains adult content and strong language.

A great night for a great cause

May 7th, 2012 by admin

As I left for this year’s CAPA Gala, my friend offered some advice, “Get all your clapping out during the show!” I laughed and promised not to clap, but dancing around with outbursts of “Cool! Real cool!” was never mentioned.

The Gala was spectacular. Thursday, April 19, saw more than 300 attendees enjoying cocktails, dinner, and live auction at the Ohio Statehouse followed by an amazing performance of West Side Story from the Broadway in Columbus production at the Ohio Theatre.

Tonight, Tonight! A Fashionably Late Event—a YP cocktail party before the show—had 90 attendees, putting the total number of people coming out to support CAPA close to 400, with over $122,000 raised.

As the night was winding down, I ate a piece (or two) of trece leche cake from Sidebar 122 and thought about how remarkable this year’s event was, and as I drove home, I hummed “Mumbo” the whole way.

Dayna Brownfield
Advancement Intern

CAPA Gala 2012

CAPA Gala 2012

The kick off to the 2011-2012 CAPA season is fast approaching.

September 6th, 2011 by Rich Corsi

The kick off to the 2011-2012 CAPA season is fast approaching. (Technically, the season began on July 28 with Steve Earle at the Southern Theatre. When Steve calls, you simply say, “What date would you like, Mr. Earle?” It’s always a pleasure working with him and his crew.)

Season brochures have been mailed out and are beginning to hit mailboxes. Here at CAPA, we are going through the process of getting all the show details put together. It’s amazing how many hotel rooms, airport pick ups, drop offs, meet and greets, catering, etc. has to be coordinated to make a show happen. But there’s nothing better than when you hear, “Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome…” I still get chills when an artist is welcomed by an audience on their feet.

We had a really good time putting the season together this year. Presenters, agents, and artists all seem to be on the same page. Agents want to sell their acts, artists want to play as much as possible, and presenters want to bring as much entertainment as they can to their venues. With that being said, everyone was very cooperative in getting deals done for artists to come to Columbus this season.

I hope you agree we have some incredible acts coming to our venues this season. Friends like Richard Thompson, Dave Koz, Imagination Movers, Ailey II, Second City, and Over the Rhine will all be returning. It’s amazing how fast their tickets sell, so don’t wait and miss out!

We are excited to have Ballet Maribor in to perform Radio and Juliet. We have been trying to get them for two years, and were finally able to make it happen in October. The legendary Frankie Valli is back after a six year absence. Harlem Gospel Choir and Ladysmith Black Mambazo are both coming back and are excited to perform in Columbus again.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone out at our shows this year—artists, friends, regular patrons I know, and new patrons I haven’t met yet. I’ll be in the front lobby for about two hours before each curtain, so let me know how you like this season and if you have any suggestions for next season.

See you soon!


Crashing the Party

May 3rd, 2011 by admin

By Carl McCoy, Development Coordinator

Did your invitation to the Royal Wedding get lost in the mail? (I know mine certainly did!) If you’re nursing the blues from missing one of the most talked about social events of the year, I might just have something that will help cheer you up – The CAPA Gala Fashionably Late Party.

This exciting event on May 21 includes a cocktail party at the Ohio Theatre, complimentary wine and beer (cash bar for mixed drinks), desserts by Cameron Mitchell Catering, and outdoor dancing on the esplanade overlooking the Columbus Commons.

And perhaps the best part about this see-and-be-seen event…it’s affordable! Tickets are only $45.

Mark your calendars! Click here to get your tickets, or call 614-469-0939 to get your tickets. Join me in enjoying a cocktail (or two), breaking-in the dancin’ shoes, and having a fabulously good time at CAPA’s Fashionably Late Party May 21 from 9-11:30pm.

Already have your tickets? Tell your friends to come as well! RSVP here on Facebook so we know to expect you!

Just announced: FREE glass of champagne at Fleur after the Fashionably Late Party with your ticket or event program! Visit their website at www.luvfleur.com to learn more!

And the nominees are…

February 4th, 2011 by CAPASMM

We received more than 100 nominations for the first ever CAPA Summer Movie Series Fan Favorite, and now it’s time for you to cast your vote from the top five nominated films! In alphabetical order, the nominees for the CAPA Summer Movie Series Fan Favorite Film are:

CASABLANCA (1942) – Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid.

“Casablanca is without a doubt one of the best films ever made, if not the greatest. I feel a chance to show it on the big screen in such a eloquent theater such as the Ohio Theater would be a grand experience.”

“Casablanca is a memorable classic!  Need more be said?”
-John (not the same as above)

FUNNY GIRL (1968) – Starring Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, and Kay Medford.

“Two words: Barbra Streisand!”

“Barbra Streisand’s debut role as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl is still one of her most moving performances.  Streisand is strong, coy, funny (of course), and infinitely musical.”

GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) – Starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, and Thomas Mitchell

“I would love to see this fantastic film in all its glory as those would’ve seen it when it came out. The grandeur of The Ohio Theatre rivals that of the classic film.”

“I read this book when I was 12 years old and loved it.  I then saw the movie later.   My children have not done either one and I would love for them to see this movie.  I know that for them to watch this is needs to be in the venue of the Ohio Theater.”

THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) – Starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, and Eleanor Parker

“A beautiful and timeless movie…Beautiful story and music as well as a gorgeous setting…Classics are classic and we would love to see this one.”

“[2010] is the 45 anniversary of this movie and I think that it would be a great family film able to entertain people of many ages!”

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) – Starring Gregory Peck, John Megna and Frank Overton

“To Kill a Mockingbird is such a classic film and one of Gregory Peck’s finest films. It’s such a slice of American history that it would be a perfect fit into the Summer Movie Series.”

“The movie is larger than life, should be viewed on the big screen!  Great acting [and] a story that is as appropriate today as when it was made.”

Now it’s up to you to decide which film makes it in as our Fan Favorite! To cast your vote, click here to access the secure form. Ed. note: Thanks for all the votes for the 2011 CAPA Summer Movie Series Fan Favorite! Voting is now closed – stay tuned for the Summer Movie Series announcement soon, where we’ll announce the movie that you, the fans, picked!

The 2011 CAPA Summer Movie Series is presented by PNC Bank.

(P.S. If you didn’t see your movie on the list, don’t worry. We’ll keep the entire list in mind when we start looking at films for the 2011 CAPA Summer Movie Series.  So you might still see some of your personal favorites on the big screen this summer!)

It’s Wedding Season at the Lincoln Theatre!

January 10th, 2011 by Lisa Minken

By Lisa Minken, Marketing Manager

It’s wedding season!

Well, at least it is here at CAPA. But this isn’t just any wedding—it’s been going on since 1988!

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding is an interactive, dinner theatre production like none other. You’re not just an audience member – you’re a wedding guest! Witness the ceremonial union of these distinct and forever funny families then enjoy dinner, dancing, and wedding cake (there’s also a cash bar) amid an array of embarrassing, bumbling, and colorful guests we can all relate to.

In honor of the upcoming wedding fun at the Cardinal Health Ballroom at the Lincoln Theatre January 20-30, we want to hear your funny wedding stories. Did your flower girl stop and pose for every single camera as she walked down the aisle? Did the groom knock out his wife’s aunt doing the chicken dance? Did a guest overindulge on the bubbly and start to remove clothing?

Submit your best wedding stories below. The story that makes us laugh the loudest will win free tickets to Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding during the two-week Columbus run.

Ed. Note: We have a winner in our contest! Joan’s story about the unlikely pairing of Kelly and Chad made our staff laugh the hardest, and now Joan will be going to TONY N’ TINA’S WEDDING! Our thanks to everyone who submitted all the great stories that you read below!

If you don’t have a story but still want to be part of the fun, tickets are still available. Call 614-469-0939 or click here to order your ticket today!

(P.S. You too can have your wedding or reception at the Lincoln Theatre! Visit the Lincoln Theatre website at www.lincolntheatrecolumbus.com to find out more about rates and options. Star in your own Broadway weddingand make your own stories to share!)