I’ve been asked by a few people to compile my picks for the best central Ohio theatre in and around Columbus in 2015, and so that’s just what I’ve done. I didn’t start writing about and trying to see as much local theatre as possible until June, so there are some reportedly very good productions that I unfortunately didn’t get to see. This list is based on what I saw for the second half of 2015 with one exception – Short North Stage’s Psycho Beach Party from January 2015. I didn’t write a review for it, but the fun I had at that production is still vivid in my mind year later.
For a thorough rundown of my thoughts on each show, I have linked my reviews to open by clicking on the title of each play.
BEST PLAY (COMEDY)
Honorable Mention: Psycho Beach Party (Short North Stage) & Skillet Tag (MadLab)
BEST PLAY (DRAMA)
Honorable Mention: An Enemy of the People (The Ohio State University Department of Theatre)
Honorable Mention: Tim Browning, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? (Red Herring)
Honorable Mention: Jesika Siler Lehner, Yank! The Musical (Evolution)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Honorable Mentions: Mark Mineart and Andrew Protopapas, Peter and the Starcatcher (CATCO)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS