CATCO is Kids 2014-15 Season2019-05-14T19:20:27+00:00

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Season!

Revenge of the Space Pandas

August 29-31, 2014
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

A Christmas Carol

December 3-21, 2014
Studio One, Riffe Center

Go, Dog, Go!

January 16-25, 2015
Studio One, Riffe Center

The Jungle Book

March 6-15, 2015
Studio Two, Riffe Center

HONK!

May 1-10, 2015
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

Past CATCO is Kids! Seasons

The Last Smoker in America2019-05-22T14:07:15+00:00

September 29-October 24, 2010
Studio One, Riffe Center

In this world premiere musical by Tony nominee Bill Russell (Side Show) and Drama Desk nominee Peter Melnick (Adrift in Macao), smoking has been outlawed in America, but Pam is finding it impossible to quit. Her struggle is complicated by husband Ernie, who dreams of being a rock star, and their teenage son Jimmy, who listens to so much rap music he’s convinced he’s black.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow2019-05-22T14:44:18+00:00

October 22 – October 31, 2010
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Ichabod Crane is an educated man among bumpkins, who fancies himself an artist, an intellectual and a highly desirable suitor.

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It’s a Wonderful Life2019-06-05T21:46:08+00:00

November 23-December 12, 2010
Studio One, Riffe Center

Experience the story of idealistic George Bailey as he struggles to cope with misfortune and considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve in a version never-before-seen in central Ohio.

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The Santaland Diaries2019-05-22T14:08:08+00:00

December 2-26, 2010
Studio Three, Riffe Center

Laugh yourself silly once again with a repeat engagement of The Santaland Diaries, a wildly funny one-act play written by David Sedaris, NPR commentator and one of America’s leading humorists. CATCO favorite Jon Putnam once again stars in this back-by-popular-demand, hilarious account of Sedaris’ experiences working as the least-jolly department store elf during the busiest retail time of the year.

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Encyclopedia Brown2019-05-22T14:43:03+00:00

January 7-16, 2011
Studio One, Riffe Center

The residents of Idaville have given teenager Leroy Brown the nickname of “Encyclopedia” because of his acute skill in deductive reasoning.

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I Am My Own Wife2019-05-22T14:09:35+00:00

February 2-20, 2011
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Charlotte von Mahlsdorf was a riddle inside of a puzzle, a secret inside an enigma. She survived the Nazis and then East German Communists while protecting Edison phonographs, regulator clocks, quaint antiques, and ultimately other people. But was she savior or collaborator, hero or traitor, noble or corrupt? The answer emerges in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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Charlotte’s Web2019-05-22T14:42:19+00:00

February 25 – March 11, 2011
Studio One, Riffe Center

Fern can’t bear the thought that the runt of a litter of pigs will be destroyed, and she begs her father to let her keep the scrawny piglet as a pet.

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What the Butler Saw2019-05-22T14:09:02+00:00

March 30-April 17, 2011
Studio One, Riffe Center

A psychiatric clinic becomes a comic carnival of chaos as mistaken identities, attempted seductions, red herrings, lost relatives and political intrigues unfold in this classic farce.

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Reach for the Stars2019-05-22T14:43:40+00:00

May 13-15, 2011
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

How will you know, unless you try? This play is divided into four stories, each of which takes place in or around a school. Four children in four completely different situations all strive for the same goal: to reach for the stars and achieve success!

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Evil Dead: The Musical2019-05-22T14:09:26+00:00

June 1-19, 2011
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to Ash (a housewares employee, turned demon-killing hero), and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons are telling bad jokes… and all to music!

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Souvenir2019-05-22T14:12:13+00:00

November 22-December 11, 2011
Studio Two, Riffe Center

New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins fancied she could sing. Forget that she had no sense of rhythm or pitch, and was barely able to sustain a note– she was convinced that she had talent!

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The Hobbit2019-05-22T14:46:26+00:00

December 9-11, 2011
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

This one-hour version of Tolkien’s classic novel is a suspenseful, fast-moving journey through the sometimes dark, sometimes charming, but always compelling world of Middle Earth.

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie2019-06-05T21:47:30+00:00

January 6-15, 2012
Studio One, Riffe Center

If you give a mouse a cookie, then the fun never ends!

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The Rubenstein Kiss2019-05-22T14:13:56+00:00

February 1-19, 2012
Studio Two, Riffe Center

A combination of the Cold War and the McCarthy hearings sets the tone for betrayal in the United States.

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The House at Pooh Corner2019-05-22T14:47:12+00:00

March 2-11, 2012
Studio One, Riffe Center

Christopher Robin has decided to run away with his friends Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and the rest.

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Next Fall2019-05-22T14:11:27+00:00

March 14-April 1, 2012
Studio Two, Riffe Center

The poignant theme is that each of our belief systems is as individual as our thumb prints.

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The Wind in the Willows The Musical2019-05-22T14:47:57+00:00

April 13-15, 2012
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

The delightful and definitive musical adaptation concerns the valiant friendship of the good-hearted and poetic Water Rat; the innocent and curious Mole; and the sensible, practical Badger.

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The 39 Steps2019-05-22T14:13:42+00:00

May 9 – June 3, 2012
Studio One, Riffe Center

Alfred Hitchcock’s film adaptation of John Buchan’s novel recreated by four actors in this Monty Python-esque stage homage.

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Peter and the Wolf2019-05-22T14:51:55+00:00

July 6 – 8, 2012
Shedd Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center

Inspired by the music and story of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf (written in 1936), this adaptation includes the idea of a play within a play with the opportunity for audience members to become a part of the story!

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Encyclopedia Brown2019-05-22T14:51:04+00:00

July 20 – 22, 2012
Shedd Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center

The residents of Idaville have given teenager Leroy Brown the nickname of “Encyclopedia” because of his skill in deductive reasoning.

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Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo2019-05-22T14:15:30+00:00

October 10 – 28, 2012
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Is God watching us?

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The Tales of Beatrix Potter2019-05-22T14:54:13+00:00

November 9 – 18, 2012
Studio One, Riffe Center

Was it Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, or Peter?

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The Twelve Dates of Christmas2019-05-22T14:17:41+00:00

November 23 – December 23, 2012
Studio Three, Riffe Center

Does eggnog heal a broken heart?

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The Story of My Life2019-05-22T14:17:16+00:00

November 28 – December 16, 2012
Studio Two, Riffe Center

When did you meet your best friend?

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The Neverending Story2019-05-22T14:53:29+00:00

December 7 – 16, 2012
Shedd Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center

Produced in Association with Columbus Recreation and Parks

Can you imagine far away places?

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Beauty and the Beast2019-05-22T14:49:04+00:00

January 18 – 27
Studio One, Riffe Center

What beauty lies in the heart of the beast?

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Red2019-05-22T14:16:38+00:00

February 13 – March 3, 2013
Studio One, Riffe Center

Yes, but is it art?

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Avenue Q2019-05-22T14:14:54+00:00

April 3-21, 2013
Studio One, Riffe Center

The puppets are coming, but they aren’t from Sesame Street.

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Schoolhouse Rock Live!2019-06-05T21:47:49+00:00

April 5 – 14, 2013
Shedd Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center

Produced in Association with Columbus Recreation and Parks

Conjunction Junction what’s your function?

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Five Guys Named Moe2019-05-22T14:16:00+00:00

May 1 – 26, 2013
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Is you is or is you ain’t my baby?

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Boats2019-05-22T14:50:13+00:00

May 3 – 5, 2013
Studio One, Riffe Center

How wide is the ocean? How deep is the sea?

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee2019-05-22T14:26:10+00:00

July 31 – August 18, 2013
Studio One, Riffe Center

How do you spell FUN?

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The Rude Mechanicals2019-05-22T14:57:48+00:00

August 30 – September 1, 2013
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

A salute to the “play within the play” of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer2019-05-22T14:55:55+00:00

October 4 – 13, 2013
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Tom Sawyer is a rascal, a scamp, and a mischief-maker. He is also the best friend Huck Finn has ever had.

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Fully Committed2019-05-22T14:19:43+00:00

November 6 – 24, 2013
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Sam Peliczowski may be an out-of-work actor, but he is a powerhouse dealmaker when he mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s top restaurant. A cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing to land the perfect table.

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Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits: Vol. 1 (Reprise)2019-05-22T14:19:07+00:00

January 10-February 1, 2014
Studio Three, Riffe Center

A satirical send-up of Broadway musicals from Les Miz to Mamma MiaWicked to The Phantom of the Opera. Nothing is sacred in this hit musical review.

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The Cat in the Hat2019-05-22T14:57:08+00:00

January 17 – 26, 2014
Studio One, Riffe Center

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. But what will mum find when she gets home…?

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Shipwrecked! An Entertainment2019-05-22T14:21:02+00:00

February 5 – 23, 2014
Studio Two, Riffe Center

A breathless story of a seafaring, Victorian gentleman whose adventures spring to life like a theatrical pop-up book.

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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change2019-05-22T14:20:21+00:00

March 6-April 13, 2014
Studio Three, Riffe Center

Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.

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The Wolf Tales2019-06-19T18:50:04+00:00

March 7 – 16, 2014
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?

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Steel Magnolias2019-05-22T14:21:34+00:00

March 26 – April 13, 2014
Studio One, Riffe Center

A circle of chatty Southern ladies keeps the pulse of life in a small Louisiana town from the town’s epicenter, Truvy’s beauty salon.

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Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz2019-05-22T14:55:17+00:00

April 25 – May 4, 2014
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

In this classic story the audience becomes a part of the action on stage.

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Always… Patsy Cline2019-05-22T14:18:32+00:00

May 28 – June 22, 2014
Studio Two, Riffe Center

In 1961 Louise Seger struck up a conversation with Patsy Cline in a honky-tonk.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels2019-05-22T14:28:32+00:00

July 23-August 10, 2014
Studio One, Riffe Center

Two conmen live the high life on the French Riviera. When the American Soap Queen arrives on the scene, a wager is made.

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Revenge of the Space Pandas2019-05-22T15:00:32+00:00

August 29-31, 2014
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

Time travel abounds in this science fiction romp which was first produced on the CATCO stage in the early days of its original Park Street Theatre. Only a very serious playwright could produce such an insane comedy!

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Forever Plaid2019-05-22T14:29:03+00:00

September 25-November 9, 2014
Studio Three, Riffe Center

Delight in this boy group singing ‘50’s standards in four-part harmony.

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My Name Is Asher Lev2019-06-05T21:46:42+00:00

October 22-November 9, 2014
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Asher Lev is a Hasidic Jew. He is also a prodigy who must be a painter, though it flies in the face of family, community and tradition. His gift must be realized, but at what cost?

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A Christmas Carol2019-05-22T14:58:55+00:00

December 3-21, 2014
Studio One, Riffe Center

This twenty-first century retelling of the yuletide classic delighted audiences with merriment, redemption and song last season.

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Go, Dog. Go!2019-05-22T14:59:22+00:00

January 16-25, 2015
Studio One, Riffe Center

“Why are they going fast in those cars? What are they going to do?” P. D. Eastman’s questions are answered through music and movement in this thoroughly enchanting adaptation for canine lovers young and old.

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The Jungle Book2019-05-22T15:01:00+00:00

March 6-15, 2015
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Mowgli is a man cub wandering the jungle.

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Honk!2019-05-22T14:59:52+00:00

May 1-10, 2015
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

When Ugly hatches, the other animals are quick to notice that he doesn’t look like any of his darling duckling siblings.

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[title of show]2019-05-22T14:27:23+00:00

June 18-July 25, 2015
Studio Three, Riffe Center

A musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical—with a little help from their friends.

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The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet2019-05-22T15:04:01+00:00

August 28-September 6, 2015
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

A whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare’s tragic love story, complete with rhymed couplets, creative wordplay, and fantastical machines!

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The Elephant Man2019-05-22T14:33:14+00:00

October 21-November 8, 2015
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Fresh from its Broadway revival, this Tony® Award-winning tour-de-force has touched the hearts of theatre-goers since its British debut in 1978.

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Peter and the Starcatcher2019-05-22T15:02:45+00:00

December 2-20, 2015
Studio One, Riffe Center

Adventure, comedy, surprise, and music blend to transport audiences to the high seas in this prequel to the iconic story of Captain Hook and Peter Pan.

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Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”2019-05-22T15:01:45+00:00

January 15-24, 2016
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books that will leave audiences doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long!

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Mothers and Sons2019-05-22T14:31:30+00:00

February 10-28, 2016
Studio One, Riffe Center

Pulitzer Prize winner Terrence McNally has written one of the most compelling and defining plays about the AIDS crisis and its aftermath

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Hansel and Gretel2019-05-22T15:02:17+00:00

March 11-20, 2016
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

Two hungry children. A tasty edible cottage. An evil witch.

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike2019-05-22T14:33:45+00:00

April 6-24, 2016
Studio One, Riffe Center

Hilarity runs wild in this 2013 Tony® Award winner for Best Play as movie star Masha supports her middle-aged, single siblings whose academician parents were Chekov enthusiasts.

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The Kabuki Sleeping Beauty2019-05-22T15:03:24+00:00

May 13-22, 2016
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

An illumination of the ancient theatre art form of Japanese Kabuki.

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Ring of Fire2019-05-22T14:32:40+00:00

June 1-26, 2016
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Presented in collaboration with CATCO and Porthouse Theatre

“Daddy Sang Bass.” “A Boy Named Sue.” “I’ve Been Everywhere.” “Folsom Prison Blues.” The music of Johnny Cash performed by five actor/musicians explains why we do what we do.

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James and the Giant Peach JR.2019-05-22T15:07:09+00:00

August 26–September 4, 2016
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new musical take on this “masterpeach” of a tale.

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An Act of God2019-05-22T14:34:27+00:00

September 7–25, 2016
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Imagine you’re on the set of a late-night talk show with God, who is explaining the Ten Commandments and waxing philosophical on Thomas Jefferson, J.R. Ewing, Kanye West, etc.

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Gross Indecency2019-05-22T14:35:46+00:00

November 2–20, 2016
Studio Two, Riffe Center

In three short months the most celebrated playwright and wit of Victorian England, who brought us The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest, plummeted from the darling of British society and the world into humiliation and ruin.

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A Seussified Christmas Carol2019-05-22T15:04:50+00:00

December 2–11, 2016
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

A whimsical reinvention of Dickens’ most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears2019-05-22T15:06:30+00:00

January 13–22, 2017
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

When the worlds of bears and people collide, everyone learns that girls and bears aren’t as ferocious as they may seem.

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Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery2019-05-22T14:35:07+00:00

January 25–February 12, 2017
Studio One, Riffe Center

Sherlock Holmes and Watson take on a classic conundrum in this madcap mystery farce.

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Sex with Strangers2019-05-22T14:38:03+00:00

February 15–March 5, 2017
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Opposites attract when Olivia, a serious mid-career novelist and Ethan, an author of dirty books (to call them erotica would press a point) meet.

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Cowgirls Don’t Ride Zebras2019-06-19T18:50:17+00:00

March 3–12, 2017
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

Penny loves books and has just discovered a new one about cowgirls!

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Henry Ford’s Model E2019-05-22T14:36:51+00:00

April 19–May 7, 2017
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Henry Ford was a complex genius. He tried to mold his son, Edsel, in his own image. The result was a family rivalry that was both cruel and tragic.

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Anne of Green Gables2019-05-22T15:05:24+00:00

May 5–14, 2017
Columbus School for Girls
Agnes Jeffrey Shedd Theater 

L.M. Montgomery’s timeless classic, cherished by generations, comes to life in a new musical.

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I Do! I Do!2019-05-22T14:37:22+00:00

May 31–June 18, 2017
Studio Two, Riffe Center

A Broadway classic, this fun-loving musical spans 50 years of marriage between Agnes and Michael Snow and the changes that go with it.

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Shakespeare and Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope2019-05-22T15:10:22+00:00

August 25-27, 2017
Lincoln Theatre | 769 E. Long Street

Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon.

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Madeline’s Christmas2019-05-22T15:09:14+00:00

December 8-17, 2017
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

A holiday musical treat for the whole family adapted from Ludwig Bemelmans’ delightful book!

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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical2019-05-22T15:08:35+00:00

January 12-21, 2018
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

The perfect show for a family-friendly outing, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musicalis based on the beloved Caldecott Honor-winning picture book series.

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Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude2019-05-22T15:07:50+00:00

March 2-11, 2018
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC | 549 Franklin Avenue

Garfield, that chubby and sarcastic tabby cat, wants to have the best birthday ever.

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The Throne of Oz2019-06-19T18:50:31+00:00

May 4-13, 2018
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC | 549 Franklin Avenue

Few fantasy lands have captured our hearts and imaginations as has the marvelous land of Oz!

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Mary Poppins JR.2019-05-22T15:09:44+00:00

presented by CATCO is Kids in association with McCoy Center for the Arts
July 13–15, 2018
McCoy Center for the Arts

Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film.

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Eubie!2019-05-22T14:40:28+00:00

September 7-15, 2018
Lincoln Theatre

CATCO’s contribution to central Ohio’s celebration of the Harlem RenaissanceEubie! took Broadway by storm when it premiered in 1978.

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Breaking the Code2019-05-22T14:39:43+00:00

October 24–November 11, 2018
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

Mathematical genius Alan Turing was a pioneer in the field of computers and computer science. His work breaking Nazi code during World War II saved countless lives, yet he plummeted into ruin after his secret life was discovered.

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Every Brilliant Thing2019-05-22T14:40:58+00:00

January 23–February 10, 2019
Studio Two, Riffe Center

A young man tries to make sense of his mother’s chronic depression.

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Life Sucks.2019-05-22T14:41:29+00:00

March 20–April 7, 2019
Studio One, Riffe Center

A contemporary spin on Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, in which a group of individuals explores life’s most perplexing questions and ponders whether life really does suck.

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Fun Home2019-05-22T14:02:42+00:00

September 13–October 1, 2017
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Fun Home—winner of five 2015 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical—is an iconic example of the power of drama that supplants dialogue with music. It is an emotionally charged story of a young woman’s discovery of her own sexuality and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding her family and gay father’s life.

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American Buffalo2019-05-22T14:02:33+00:00

November 30–December 9, 2017
Studio One, Riffe Center

CAPA, in association with CATCO, presents 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. The depth of the stakes between the characters is magnified by the expressiveness of this trio of misfits.

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Daddy Long Legs2019-05-22T14:02:20+00:00

January 31–February 18, 2018
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Regional Premiere

A heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor, based on the treasured novel that inspired the classic 1955 film!

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The Realistic Joneses2019-05-22T14:02:06+00:00

March 7–25, 2018
Studio One, Riffe Center

Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses ponder some of life’s big questions and must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities.

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Educating Rita2019-05-22T14:01:53+00:00

April 11–29, 2018
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Classes clash in this hilarious, biting comedy! Frank, a midlife university lecturer and “would-be” poet, becomes the tutor for Rita, a 26-year-old hairdresser. She is determined to discover the key to happiness through intellectual pursuit; he is certain that happiness is elusive, if not impossible. Both of their lives are transformed as they discover that they are each right and wrong at the same time.

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Aspects of Love2019-05-22T14:01:32+00:00

May 30–June 17, 2018
Studio One, Riffe Center

Love takes many forms—love between couples; romantic infatuation; the devotion of married people; the ties of children to their parents. This chamber musical examines all of them as it weaves a magical dream of poetic poignancy. Love Changes Everything is the theme song of this drama and “nothing in the world will ever be the same.”

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Holmes & Watson2019-05-24T16:28:28+00:00

May 29–June 16, 2019
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

Sherlock Holmes is dead … or so it is assumed. But as Holmes’ body was never retrieved, several frauds, fakes and charlatans have since come forward to lay claim to his identity, and it falls to Dr. Watson to disprove them.

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Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.2019-06-10T13:33:45+00:00

August 17–19, 2018
Lincoln Theatre

Take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage with your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends from the blockbuster DreamWorks film.

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The Lion King Experience KIDS2019-06-10T13:34:21+00:00

November 10–11, 2018
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

Join Simba, Rafiki, Pumbaa and other legendary characters for this children’s classic, featuring classic tunes, “Hakuna Matata,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.”

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The Christmas Schooner2019-06-10T13:35:35+00:00

November 28–December 16, 2018
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

The crew of a Great Lakes schooner risks everything to bring the Christmas spirit to Chicago in the late 19th century. Families and kids of all ages will be touched by this heartwarming musical that reveals the real meaning of Christmas.

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Sunshine2019-06-10T13:37:08+00:00

January 11–20, 2019
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

Grumpy landlord Mr. Sunshine likes things his own way — he especially likes quiet, or at least he thinks he does, until a less-than-perfect tenant/music teacher and her students change his life.

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Babe, the Sheep Pig2019-06-10T13:37:36+00:00

March 1–10, 2019
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

Based on the popular movie, Babe, comes Babe, The Sheep Pig: a “tail” of farmyard adventure full of heroes, villains and an adorable piglet who charms his way to success at the Grand Challenge Sheep Dog Trials.

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Seussical KIDS2019-06-10T13:38:04+00:00

March 23 & 24, 2019
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

Your favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life on stage in this musical production designed specifically for young theatregoers!

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Haroun and the Sea of Stories2019-06-10T13:38:43+00:00

May 3–12, 2019
Agnes Jeffrey Shedd Theater, Columbus School for Girls

In this captivating work of fantasy filled with magicians and fantastical talking animals, Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the Sea of Stories. Along the way, he learns about the power of storytelling, naming, and identity.

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My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra2020-08-27T16:45:28+00:00

August 8-September 1, 2019
Studio Three, Riffe Center

Celebrate an American legend in this musical tribute to Frank Sinatra, featuring some of his most beloved songs – “Love and Marriage,” “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” and “New York, New York.” My Way follows Ol’ Blue Eyes’ advice for success: sing good songs.

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Home2020-08-27T16:46:22+00:00

November 6-24, 2019
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Written in strikingly lyrical language resembling more poem than play, Samm-Art Williams’ Tony-nominated drama is a poignantly moving story of one African-American’s search to find his forever home. His journey to find a rewarding life takes him to a surprising place.

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Application Pending2020-08-27T16:47:01+00:00

January 23-February 16, 2020
Studio Three, Riffe Center

Visit Edgely Prep, an elite Manhattan private preschool with an acceptance rate that rivals Harvard’s. Applications are due, and with telephones ringing off the hooks, admissions head Christine Evans battles an army of parents who will stop at nothing in this high-stakes game to secure a spot for their kids.

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Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR.2020-08-27T17:00:49+00:00

July 12-14, 2019
McCoy Center for the Arts

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure. The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs. A scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth!

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Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR.2020-08-27T17:01:40+00:00

August 16-25, 2019
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

A fast-paced take on the classic tale! Lewis Carroll’s famous heroine comes to life in a delightful adaptation of the Disney film. Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s animated motion picture.

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Annie KIDS2020-08-27T17:02:51+00:00

November 9 & 10, 2019
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie KIDS features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

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A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail2020-08-27T17:04:31+00:00

December 6-22, 2019
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

A very special Friend-and-Relation tells Christopher Robin the story of a Christmas Eve very long ago (about last year) when Eeyore, the old gray donkey who lives by himself in the thistle corner of Hundred-Acre Wood, was absolutely miserable. It seems that he had lost his tail, and Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet organize a search! Fun, excitement, and delightful songs illustrate themes of caring, sharing, and the importance of cultivating friends.

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Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat2020-08-27T17:05:14+00:00

January 10-26, 2020
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

Everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. But what will mum find when she gets home…?

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Elf The Musical JR.2020-08-27T17:06:05+00:00

July 5-7, 2020
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.2020-08-27T17:06:57+00:00

November 22-24, 2019
The Abbey Theatre of Dublin

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, make a deal with the evil sea witch, and convince the handsome Prince that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

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