What’s happening at CAPA this April?

March 31st, 2017 by CAPASMM

1) Post from the Road – Thursday, April 13, 7 pm (FREE) @ Lincoln Theatre
Emmy Award-winning Robert Post has created a delightfully quirky video series that takes you on an endlessly surprising road trip of American culture. With dry humor rooted in compassion, join Post as he shares 60 minutes of his top picks with an ice cream social to follow!

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2) Morgan James: Reckless Abandon Tour – Friday, April 14, 8 pm @ Lincoln Theatre
New York-based soul singer/songwriter Morgan James applies her own soulful style to modern throwbacks, summertime pop, and haunting ballads. With special guest Andy Allo, this is a performance you won’t want to miss!

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3) Welcome to Night Vale – Saturday, April 29, 8 pm @ Davidson Theatre, Riffe Center

“Welcome to Night Vale” is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for a small desert town. The live show features the voice of Night Vale, Cecil Baldwin, along with surprise guests telling a new story never been told on the podcast before.

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About the Ohio Theatre

March 17th, 2017 by CAPASMM

Although today is St. Patrick’s Day, we at CAPA are excited to be celebrating the 89th birthday of the Ohio Theatre! This world-class, historic venue has had quite the epic journey to becoming the state and national landmark it is today.

Here are 15 things you may not have known about the Ohio Theatre:

1) The Ohio Theatre opened on March 17, 1928.

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2) It was originally a silent movie house.

3) The first film shown here was “The Divine Woman” starring Greta Garbo and Lars Hanson.

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4) After completing work on the Palace Theatre just a few blocks away, Scottish-born architect Thomas Lamb designed the opulent Spanish-Baroque style Ohio Theatre as a “palace for the average man.”

5) Interior designer Anne Dornan, one of the first women to graduate from the Columbia School of Architecture, spent more than $1 million on the art and furnishings of the Ohio, even going on a safari to find appropriate decorations for the “Africa Corner” in the lower lounge.

6) The Ohio was the first public building in Columbus with air conditioning.

7) The theatre closed in 1969.

8) “Play Dirty” starring Michael Caine was the last film shown at the Ohio before its closing.

9) That same year, the “Save the Ohio” committee was formed, raising more than $2 million in record time to successfully save the theatre. The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) was created out of that effort.

10) Before the Ohio was saved, the owners had already sold off all the fixtures (CAPA bought them back).

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11) The Ohio Theatre is on the National Register of Historic Places, deeming it a national landmark and a historic building contributing to the community’s recreation and culture.

12) It is also the State Theatre of Ohio.

13) The main chandelier inside the house stands 20 feet tall. Approximately every 18 months, it is lowered via a hand crank above the ceiling for cleaning and bulb replacement.

14) The names of the statues on the proscenium are Eleanor and Mary.

15) The magnificent “Mighty Morton” theatre organ is the original instrument installed in 1928 for the theatre’s grand opening. Its pipes and sound effects are built into the ornate, gilded architecture surrounding the Ohio Theatre stage.

Today, the Ohio Theatre continues to be a stunning centerpiece of art and culture in Columbus and in Ohio. Thank you for your support of and pride in this hometown jewel!Check out more photos here!

CAPA and Festival Latino Receive Experience Columbus EXPY Award

March 10th, 2017 by CAPASMM

Every year, Experience Columbus recognizes select Columbus organizations for their outstanding contributions to the Greater Columbus visitor experience with the EXPY Awards. EXPY Award winners demonstrate the best Columbus has to offer, and serve as role models for creativity and collaboration in the community.

On March 14, we are thrilled that CAPA will receive an EXPY Award for its work on Festival Latino! CAPA took on production of Festival Latino in 2009, when the event was in jeopardy due to budget cuts. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016, Festival Latino is now Ohio’s largest Hispanic celebration, attracting more than 125,000 visitors each year who enjoy Latin food, music, dancing, and more!

Festival Latino 2017 is August 12 &13 at Geno Park.

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Thank you, Experience Columbus!

What’s Happening at CAPA this March?

March 2nd, 2017 by CAPASMM

1) One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendships, and Shoes – Friday, March 3, 8 pm @ Lincoln Theatre
Do you love “Sex and the City?” This loving tribute performed by just a single actress will take you through all six seasons of the show’s banter, brunches, love, and laughter.

2) Elvis Lives – Wednesday, March 8, 7:30 pm @ Palace Theatre
Featuring winners from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and narration from the King himself through footage direct from the Graceland Archives, this unforgettable, multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis’ life is the perfect show for any Elvis fan!

3) STOMP – March 10-12 @ Palace Theatre
Get ready to STOMP your feet for this international percussion sensation! STOMP has taken percussion to an all new level by taking everyday objects and turning them into instruments. You’ve never heard paint cans sound so good!

4) Odd Squad Live! – Saturday, March 11, 2 pm @ Ohio Theatre
PBS’ “Odd Squad” is bringing their live show to the Ohio Theatre. Team up with the Odd Squad agents in this interactive adventure that will give kids the opportunity to crack codes, decipher clues, laugh, and sing!

5) The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth A Live-Action Graphic Novel – Sunday, March 12, 7 pm @ Southern Theatre
The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth combines more than 1,250 full-color, high-resolution comic book panels with three voice actors, a Foley sound effects artist, and a pianist to create a radio-play format that bring this live-action graphic novel to life.

6) Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue – Tuesday, March 14, 8 pm @ Palace Theatre
The sights and sounds of India come alive in Taj Express! This production is a high energy celebration of new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance, and thrilling live music.

7) Kathy Griffin – Thursday, March 23, 8 pm @ Ohio Theatre
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Kathy Griffin is a two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian, who also holds a Guinness Book of World Records title for writing and starring in 20 televised stand-up specials. Don’t miss her pull-no-punches brand of comedy!

8) Paula Poundstone – Friday, March 24, 8 pm @ Southern Theatre
Emmy Award-winning Paula Poundstone’s quick thinking and unscripted approach to comedy has earned her a regular spot on NPR’s #1 show, “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” Come and laugh with her, March 24 at the Southern Theatre.

9) Harry Potter in Concert featuring the Columbus Symphony – March 25 & 26 @ Ohio Theatre
Relive the magic of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in high definition on a 40-foot screen while the Columbus Symphony performs every note of John Williams’ unforgettable score live on stage!

10) Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend – March 25 & 26 @ Palace Theatre
Join Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends as they welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Kids will love this singing and dancing celebration of friendship (and cookies)!

11) Roundabout Theatre Company’s Cabaret – March 28-April 2 @ Ohio Theatre
Get your dose of classic, Tony Award-winning Broadway with the raucous adventures of the infamous Kit Kat Klub and some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.”

12) Anna and the Annadroids: Faux(pas)bia – March 30-April 1 @ Studio One, Riffe Center
Through innovative choreography, aerial performances, original music, and video elements, this show tells a story about unexpected challenges, fears, and opportunity. Don’t miss Anna and the Annadroids’ first performances in Columbus since 2011!