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6 must-see shows in May

6 must-see shows in May

Laura Dachenbach

There’s always a variety of shows you can catch in the Cbus. So whatever you’re in the mood for, you can probably find it: thought-provoking, abstract, family-friendly, slapstick, musical or drama. Here’s a sampling of what’s going on in May.

PNC Broadway in Columbus Series: Hello Dolly!
May 7-12
Ohio Theatre

Broadway legend Betty Buckley takes the epic stroll down the stairs at the Harmonia Gardens in Hello Dolly! Dolly Levi puts her matchmaking skills to work as she sets her sights on finding love again “Before the Parade Passes By.”

A must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic.…
– Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes

Available Light Theatre: Remain in Light
May 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
Riffe Center Studio

“A show for anyone seeking more joy and well being,” Remain in Light is about an ordinary woman and her struggles to create a meaningful life in a world of confusion.

CATCO is Kids/Columbus School for Girls: Haroun and the Sea of Stories
May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12
Columbus School for Girls

Based on the novel by Salman Rushdie, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, features original music, Southeast Asian dances, magicians, and wise animals. Audience members will recognize clever allusions and references to numerous children’s literary works in this captivating tale.


Red Herring Theatre: Waiting to Be Invited
May 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11
Franklinton Playhouse

Based on true events, Waiting to be Invited is set in 1964 as four black women courageously test the Supreme Court decision on integration.

Columbus Children’s Theatre: Peter Pan
Southern Theatre
May 17, 18, 19

Celebrate CCT’s 55th year with a trip to Neverland! All the characters you love and love to hate will be there, flying their way into your hearts.

Gallery Players: The Soap Myth
May 5
Roth-Resler Theatre

A story of Holocaust survival and denial and writing history, this special engagement stars Ed Asner as Milton Saltzman as a Holocaust survivor pursuing the truth.


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