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Shoemaker sets out to save cross-dressers' soles

By Richard Ades

I have to admit I went into Kinky Boots with a small chip on my shoulder.

In 2013, Matilda the Musical was expected to win a slew of Tony Awards, including for best musical. 673 more words


Jaws At The Ohio

The CAPA summer movie series is one of the great treasures of Columbus.  For several months the mighty Ohio Theatre becomes a repertory cinema, playing the best Hollywood has produced for your enjoyment in plush, opulent, air-conditioned comfort — with a plus. 296 more words


RIP Leonard Nimoy. Sorry for ticking you off.

I met Leonard Nimoy only once. And I irritated him.

Let me explain.

During the late 1970s and early 1980s, most of my friends and I were members of the Muncie Star Trek Appreciation Club, a very active Star Trek club based here in Muncie, Indiana. 778 more words

Star Trek

Depression-era musical is far from depressing

By Richard Ades

Watching Anything Goes is like taking a trans-Atlantic voyage while simultaneously time-traveling back to the 1930s.

The seagoing musical has been tweaked since it opened on Broadway in 1934, but the basic show remains intact. 568 more words


The Grateful Dead, Dick's Picks Volume 2, full version bootleg, 10/31/71, Ohio Theatre

Listened to the entire show from DP2. It’s okay. The 2nd set really is where it gets interesting, but for this lineup, it’s really not bad. 10 more words

Blast From The Past: 2009 Lima Lantern Tours

While 2009 was technically the second year of the Lima Lantern Tours, it was the first one for me. Not only that, the Lantern Tours represent the first (and so far, only) event I’ve participated in where I attempted to tell ghost stories while riding around in the back of a horse-driven carriage. 968 more words


So I Saw The Book of Mormon...

Last week, I had the pleasure of watching highly acclaimed Tony-winning musical The Book of Mormon at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus, Ohio. If you have not seen the musical and/or plan on seeing it, I suggest you close your window unless you enjoy reading spoilers. 415 more words