Now Onstage in Central Ohio

Book of Mormon
A newly arrived missionary (Conner Peirson) shares an inventive version of his faith with African villagers in The Book of Mormon. The touring show, presented by Broadway in Columbus and CAPA, opens next week at the Ohio Theatre. (Photo by Julia Cervantes)

Available Light Theatre
Current show: An Octoroon
When, where: May 17-June 2, Studio Two, Vern Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus
Show times: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday (no show May 24), plus 2 p.m. May 27
Tickets: $22.75 in advance, pay what you want at the door
Contact: 614-558-7408 or

Broadway in Columbus/CAPA
Current show: The Book of Mormon
When, where: May 22-29, Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. Columbus
Show times: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $34-$140+
Contact: 614-469-0939, 1-800-745-3000,, or

Columbus Civic Theater
Current show: Orphans
When, where: May 10-June 3, 3837 Indianola Ave., Columbus
Show times: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $20, $17.50 students (with valid ID) and seniors (62-plus)
Contact: 614-447-7529 or

Curtain Players
Current show: Exit the King
When, where: May 4-20, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena
Show times: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $17, $15 students/seniors
Contact: 614-360-1000 or

Current show: Evil Dead: The Musical
When, where: May 18-June 9, Club Diversity, 863 S. High St., Columbus
Show times: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Tickets: $17
Contact: 614-500-3922 or

Dinner Detective
Current show: The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show
When, where: ongoing, Sheraton Columbus Hotel @ Capitol Square, 75 E. State St., Columbus
Show times: 6 p.m. Saturday (note: some performances sold out)
Tickets: $59.95 (including dinner)

Eclipse Theatre Company
Current show: Silver Lining
When, where: May 10-20, 670 Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Suite F, Worthington
Show times: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $18
Contact: 614-881-0382 or

King Avenue Players
Special event: Miscast Cabaret
When, where: 8 p.m. Saturday (May 19), King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave., Columbus
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Little Theatre Off Broadway
Current show: Once Upon a Mattress
When, where: May 4-20, 3981 Broadway, Grove City
Show times: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $17, $15 seniors (60-plus), $13 students; all tickets $13 on Thrifty Thursday
Contact: 614-875-3919 or

Theatre Roulette Confession
Andy Woodmansee (left) and Sam Clements in The Confession by Alex Moon, part of the Past collection of plays in MadLab’s Theatre Roulette 2018 (Photo by Anna Leeper)

Current show: Theatre Roulette (three alternating collections of short plays)
When, where: May 10-26, MadLab Theatre and Gallery, 227 N. Third St., Columbus
Remaining show times:
Present: 8 p.m. May 17 and 25, plus 4 p.m. May 26
Future: 8 p.m. May 18 and 26
Past: 8 p.m. May 19 and 24, plus 2 p.m. May 26
Tickets: $18, $15 students/seniors, $13 members
Also showing: Tuesday Night Improv and Deuces Wild, 8 p.m. select Tuesdays
Deuces Wild shows: May 15, June 19
Tuesday Night Improv shows: May 22 and 29, June 12 and 26
Tickets: $8
Contact: 614-221-5418 or

Nest Theatre
Current shows: various improv and comedy shows; see website for current schedule
Location: 894 W. Broad St., Columbus

Red Herring Theatre
Current show: Dream (reimagining of Shakespeare’s A Midsumer Night’s Dream)
When, where: May 17-June 2, Franklinton Playhouse, 566 W. Rich St., Columbus
Show times: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $25 in advance, pay what you want at the door
Contact: 614-723-9116 or

Shadowbox Live
Current shows:
Down and Dirty, March 22-June 16; show times: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday; tickets: $25-$40, $20-$35 students/seniors/military
Which One’s Pink?, Feb. 22-June 24; show times: 7:30 p.m. select Wednesdays-Thursdays through May 31, 2 and 7 p.m. select Sundays beginning June 3; tickets: $25, $20 students/seniors/military
The Dream, Feb. 8-June 10; show times: 2 and 7 p.m. select Sundays; tickets: $25, $20 students/seniors/military
Lunchbox, 1 p.m. select Fridays (doors at noon); tickets: $10, $5 students/seniors/military
Upcoming shows in Backstage Bistro:
Tuesdays With Mak & Winks: Female as F***, 8 p.m. Tuesday (May 15); tickets: $7
Hashtag Comedy: The Joy League, 8 p.m. Wednesday (May 16); tickets: $5
Friday Night Karaoke, 10 p.m. Fridays; tickets: free
Location: Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St., Columbus
Contact: 614-416-7625 or

Short North Stage
Special event: Spring in the (Wine) Garden (wine tasting)
When, where: 7 p.m. Saturday (May 19), Garden Theater, 1187 N. High St., Columbus
Tickets: $20 (proceeds benefit Short North Stage’s new costume shop)
Contact: 614-725-4042 or

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