Coming up this October at CAPA!

September 30th, 2016 by CAPASMM

Fall is finally here! The leaves are changing colors, everything is pumpkin flavored, and we’re pulling our sweaters out from storage. While putting together your list of things to do this autumn, be sure to take a look at what’s happening at CAPA this October:

1) John Hiatt
Do you have the end-of-summer blues? No one will get you through them like the soulful John Hiatt, who perfectly combines songwriting with storytelling. He’ll be taking the stage at the Southern Theatre on October 11.


2) Red Wanting Blue
Columbus natives Red Wanting Blue will be rocking the Lincoln Theatre on October 14. Their loyal fans rave about their energetic stage presence and interaction with the crowd. Audience’s biggest complaint? That they couldn’t play LONGER! Get your tickets now, this concert is almost sold out!

3) Colbie Caillat
The two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter will be serenading us on October 22 at the Davidson Theatre (formerly the Capitol Theatre). We’ve all belted out “Brighter Than the Sun” in our cars with the windows down. Now see this songstress live!

4) The Abbey Theatre’s The Plough and the Stars
CAPA and the OSU College of Arts and Sciences are thrilled to be presenting the Abbey Theatre’s production of The Plough and the Stars. When the Abbey Theatre, National Theatre of Ireland, first performed the play in 1926, the audience rioted. Enticing enough? Come see why, October 26-30 at the Southern Theatre.
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5) Anthony Bourdain: The Hunger Tour
Anthony Bourdain is taking a break from his non-stop, round-the-world travels to talk to YOU! He will be speaking on his culinary experiences and his favorite travel stories, before opening it up to the audience for Q&A. One night only! Don’t miss Anthony Bourdain at the Palace Theatre October 29.
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by Anna Schaeffer

CAPA’s Ohio Theatre Hosts Twisted 2!

September 15th, 2016 by CAPASMM

After smashing success in 2014, the collaboration between BalletMet, the Columbus Symphony, and Opera Columbus returns to CAPA’s Ohio Theatre, September 22-25. Twisted 2 is a can’t-be-missed event “twisting” masterful choreography, lively classical works, and acclaimed operatic pieces together, making it an experience unlike any other!

Fully embraced by the public in 2014, Twisted brought in capacity crowds that erupted in wild applause night after night. Twisted 2 promises a repeat of all of that, but even bigger and better! Performances will begin with a pounding adventure to Valhalla with “The Ride of the Valkyries” and the intense romance of “La vie en rose” featuring the powerful vocals of soprano Jennifer Cherest. The deep, haunting sounds of the cello accompany soprano Chelsea Hart in “Vocalise,” leading into a wild and energetic chase of “Dance of the Comedians.” Crowd-pleasing Carmen is represented with its Overture and “Chorus of the Street-boys,” all culminating with Beethoven’s glorious “Ode to Joy.” BalletMet dancers tie each piece together, weaving in and out of song and music with works by internationally acclaimed choreographers Val Caniparoli, Matthew Neenan, and Alex Ketley. All-in-all, 16 works will be performed like you’ve never seen them before!

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Engage all your senses at once by tasting Columbus’ three flagship performing arts organizations united together on stage. Dazzle your eyes with the world-class dancers and choreography. Hear the universal language of music through the magnificent sounds of the symphony and richness of the opera. As you leave the theatre, the sweet smell of success will waft through the air as you realize how much the beauty of the arts have touched your soul.

By Holly Wiencek