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Whether it's classical, dance, world music, or a show for the whole family, it's in our downtown theatres. CAPA's theatres are also home to many of Columbus' premier arts groups, as well as special events. Please click here to see more of what is coming to the CAPA theatres this season!

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American BuffaloAmerican Buffalo

Nov. 30 – Dec. 9, 2017
Studio One, Riffe Center

CAPA and CATCO present Deaf West Theatre's explosively profane production of Mamet's early play. In this acclaimed production, first performed by Los Angeles-based Deaf West in 2015, all of the characters communicate using American Sign Language.

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Hip Hop NutcrackerThe Hip Hop Nutcracker

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Palace Theatre

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, it's a contemporary re-imagining of Tchaikovsky's timeless music performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ, and an electric violinist.

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George WinstonAn Evening with George Winston

December 6, 2017
Lincoln Theatre

Inspired by the seasons and topographies, George Winston's concerts feature a variety of styles including melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano.

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Dave KozDave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour

December 8, 2017
Palace Theatre

This 20th anniversary tour promises to be extra-special, reuniting Koz with two members of the original lineup–David Benoit and Peter White–and Rick Braun, a guest on many of Dave's holiday jaunts.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerRudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

December 16–17, 2017
Palace Theatre

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.

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Jim BrickmanJim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas

December 17, 2017
Southern Theatre

Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman brings you the songs and sounds of the season in his 2017 holiday tour, A Joyful Noise.

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Paw Patrol Live!Paw Patrol Live!

December 28–30, 2017
Ohio Theatre

Paw Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue," based on Nickelodeon's hit preschool series "PAW Patrol," brings everybody's favorite pups to the stage for an action-packed, high-energy, musical adventure.

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PhantomThe Phantom of the Opera

January 3–14, 2018
Ohio Theatre

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera returns to Columbus as part of a brand new North American tour.

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Ron WhiteRon White

January 12, 2018
Palace Theatre

Comedian Ron "Tater Salad" White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, and is now a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian.

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Lemme and HeffernanSteve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan

January 25, 2018
Lincoln Theatre

In their two man live show, Heffernan & Lemme perform stand up, tell funny stories about the making of their movies and sometimes even drink a beer with the audience–Beerfest style!

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Under the StreetlampUnder the Streetlamp

February 2, 2018
Southern Theatre

With their tight harmonies and smooth dance moves, UNDER THE STREETLAMP performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook.

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Tiffany HaddishTiffany Haddish: #SheReady

February 3, 2018
Davidson Theatre

Tiffany Haddish is quickly establishing herself as one of the most sought-after comedic talents in television and film.

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My Favorite MurderMy Favorite Murder

February 3, 2018
Palace Theatre

The hit true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Since its inception, the show has broken download records and sparked an enthusiastic, interactive "Murderino" fan base.

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The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!

February 3, 2018
Southern Theatre

Blagg’s show combines his mind-blowing magical talents along with his trademark off-the-cuff personality to take you on a magical journey you’ll never forget!

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Chicago"Chicago

February 6–11, 2018
Palace Theatre

Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great—a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen.

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Stinky Cheese ManThe Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

February 12, 2018
Lincoln Theatre

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales deconstructs the tradition of the fairy tale. Nothing is quite the same as you remember it.


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Girls Night the MusicalGirls Night The Musical

February 15, 2018
Lincoln Theatre

A touching and hilarious 'tell-it-like-it-is' look at the lives of a group of female friends, GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL promises to have audiences around the country laughing, crying and dancing in the aisles!

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The Price is Right LiveThe Price is Right Live

February 22, 2018
Ohio Theatre

The Price Is Right Live is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to "Come On Down" to win.

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Late Nite CatechismLate Nite Catechism

February 23, 2018
Lincoln Theatre

An uproarious piece of theater that takes audience members back to school to hilariously negotiate the ups and downs of surviving a class helmed by the all-seeing, all-knowing “Sister.”

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Death of a KingDeath of a King: A Live Theatrical Experience

March 2, 2018
Palace Theatre

Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts accompanies Smiley with a live original score to illustrate the poignant story of Dr. King's final year and his enduring legacy as a voice for equality in our nation.

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The Irish RoversThe Irish Rovers

March 4, 2018
Southern Theatre

The Irish Rovers have been selling out worldwide, and are coming back with their album release of "The Unicorn, 50 Years On."

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An American in ParisAn American in Paris

March 6–11, 2018
Ohio Theatre

An American in Paris is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

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My Heart in a SuitcaseMy Heart in a Suitcase

March 12, 2018
Lincoln Theatre

As it shows young people what happened in Germany and in other occupied nations prior to and during World War II – and how a heroine survived thanks to her own courage and the generosity of others– this production teaches them the importance of combating intolerance.


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Home FreeHome Free

March 25, 2018
Southern Theatre

The all vocal country sensation Home Free is bringing Nashville country standards and country-dipped pop hits to town (and having a great time doing so).

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The Second CityThe Second City Touring Company

March 29 & 30, 2018
Lincoln Theatre

Edgy, thought-provoking and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly six decades of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of comedy's best and brightest.

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The IllusionistsThe Illusionists

April 3 – 4, 2018
Palace Theatre

Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts, and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has thrilled audiences with a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

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Jay LenoJay Leno

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Palace Theatre

Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling childrens book author, and lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, it's no wonder that Jay Leno is widely characterized as the hardest working man in show business.

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Brian CulbertsonBrian Culbertson Colors of Love Tour

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Davidson Theatre, Riffe Center

Inspired by the iconic R&B-jazz-pop artists of the 1970s like Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power and others, Culbertson started composing original music and hasn’t stopped since, amassing 30 Billboard No. 1 singles (and counting!)

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The Math Maniac ShowThe Math Maniac Show

Friday, April 13, 2018
Lincoln Theatre

The moment Max Millions, The Math Maniac, leaps onstage, students know they are on a fun filled journey to being successful in mathematics! Students have so much fun they don't even know they're learning!


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The King and IThe King and I

April 24–29, 2018
Ohio Theatre

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, The King and I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as"Getting to Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance," and "Something Wonderful."

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Theresa Caputo LiveTheresa Caputo Live: The Experience

April 28, 2018
Palace Theatre

Theresa will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. She will deliver healing messages to audience members.

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Dan and PhilDan and Phil: Interactive Introverts

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Schottenstein Center

Two internet dwelling, insecure nerds standing under the spotlight to give the people what they want: an epic interactive experience of rants, roasts, battles, and stories.

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