Central Ohio Live Theatre Resources

Last fall I assumed the position of President of SRO Theatre Company, which has severely limited my ability to review local theatre (please hold the applause). I now receive many requests for information on local theatre, ranging from auditions, script submissions, unsolicited resumes – you name it. I have a list of website links on this blog to assist people in finding the answers to so many of these questions, but in this day and age it seems to “like” and “subscribe” to a company’s events on their Facebook page is the easiet and most efficient way of keeping on top of things. There are also several groups that are helpful to join as well, in addition to some performance and audition calendars.

Here I am posting links to many important resources; some are websites, but many more are Facebook pages or groups. This list is not complete (is any list ever?), and I aim to add to it in time. It doesn’t include the many fine high school theatre departments as I found that many either didn’t have websites and Facebook pages or that they weren’t always up-to-date. There is also no distinction between professional, semi-professional, and community theatre in this list. Still, this is a good starting point to add to your Facebook “likes” and bookmarks for the time being.

I believe that fans of theatre will see more theatre if they know of all the options available. I also don’t believe one theatre company has to do poorly for another to do well (I know several theatre companies appear to feel differently). Unless we are all doing the same shows at the same time, we aren’t in competition. At SRO, we now have a policy to display as many cards and flyers for other theatre companies as we receive at our performances. We don’t ask for or expect other companies to follow that practice; some are open to it while others are silent, and that’s fine. The bottom line is I want everyone to succeed and to help connect theatre with the community. While there may be individual people within certain organizations that I feel try to denigrate and dismiss other companies and their work, I find that, by and large, the artists, technicians, and audiences just want to come together and enjoy the experience of live performance.

Please help me add and correct this list by posting comments.


EVENT CALENDARS

Columbus Makes Art (GCAC events)

Columbus Theater Events

My Auditions Calendar (Columbus, OH)

My Performance Calendar (Columbus, OH)


GROUPS

Central Ohio Auditions

Grandview Carriage Place Players – Audition Page

I Support Local Live Theatre

Shameless Production Plugs of Central Ohio Theatre

Theatre Audition and Job Notices


COLUMBUS AREA THEATRE COMPANIES

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus

Adrenaline Theatre Group

Available Light Theatre

CATCO

CATCO is Kids!

Columbus Children’s Theatre (CCT)

Columbus Civic Theater

Curtain Players

Cyclodrama

DNGinc Productions

Eclipse Theatre Company

Ember Women’s Theatre

Evolution Theatre Company

Exit Left Productions

Gallery Players

Hilliard Arts Council

Imagine Productions

King Avenue Players

Little Theatre Off-Broadway (LTOB)

MadLab

Mine4God Productions

Ohio Musical Theatre Institute

Out of the Box Community Theatre (OOTBCT)

PAST Productions Columbus

Pickerington Community Theatre

Red Herring Productions

Shadowbox Live

Short North Stage

SRO Theatre Company

State of the Arts Productions (SoArtsPro)

Tantrum Theater

The Tipping Point Theatre Company

Warehouse Theatre

Westerville Parks & Recreation Civic Theatre

Worthington Community Theatre


UNIVERSITIES

Ashland University Theatre

Capital University

Denison University

Ohio State University Department of Dance

Ohio State University Department of Theatre

Ohio University Lancaster Theatre

Otterbein University Theatre and Dance

Theatre Columbus State


SURROUNDING THEATRE COMPANIES/GROUPS

Beavercreek Community Theatre (Beavercreek, OH)

Bespoke Theatre (Columbus, OH)

The Black Box Improv Theatre (Dayton, OH)

Dare to Defy (Dayton, OH)

Dayton Playhouse (Dayton, OH)

Dayton Theatre (Dayton, OH)

Dayton Theatre Co-op (Dayton, OH)

Dayton Theatre Guild (Dayton, OH)

Frontgate Theatre Troupe Productions (Dayton, OH)

Human Race Theatre Company (Dayton, OH)

Lancaster Playhouse (Lancaster, OH)

The Libby Art and Theatre Company (Dayton, OH)

Licking County Players (Newark, OH)

Magnolia Theatre Company (Dayton, OH)

The Musical Theatre Initiative (Dayton, OH)

On Stage Dayton (Dayton, OH)

The Playground (Dayton, OH)

Roundtown Players (Circleville, OH)

Sinclair Community College Theatre (Dayton, OH)

UD Studio Theatre (Dayton, OH)

University of Dayton Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program (Dayton, OH)

Weathervane Playhouse (Newark, OH)

The Zoot Theatre Company (Dayton, OH)

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2 thoughts on “Central Ohio Live Theatre Resources

  1. Will miss your newsy theatre reviews. Found them helpful and entertaining. I am with a new theatre now in Licking County called Central Ohio Family Theatre. We do theatre with families and for families. Hope you can see us sometime in between things just for something different. We are producing The Glass Slipper in May and Peter Pan, the musical in October. Then in December we will have a Christmas production written by Fred Wise.

    Good luck with SRO!

    Aara S. Wise Administrative Assistant Ohio Community Theatre Association 464 Sherwood Downs Rd S Newark, OH 43055 740-403-8969 octa1953@gmail.com http://www.ohiocommunitytheatre.org

    On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 2:34 PM, Life Full of Cheese wrote:

    > Chuck III posted: “Last fall I assumed the position of President of SRO > Theatre Company, which has severely limited my ability to review local > theatre (please hold the applause). I now receive many requests for > information on local theatre, ranging from auditions, script su” >

    Like

    • Does Central Ohio Family Theatre have a website and/or Facebook page? I’d like to add links on my blog and make sure I add auditions and performances to my calendars.

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