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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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Gallery: Hope you had a blast at our 9th annual ColumBest bash!




Columbus, thank you so much for coming out to celebrate the best of the best at our 9th annual ColumBest Party at Express LIVE! We ate, drank, pet Columbus Zoo animal ambassadors, and danced to live entertainment from The Reaganomics!

We can’t wait to see you all next year. But in the meantime, take a look at all the fun we had in the Field Day photo booth!


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16 round-trip flights for under $150 this summer




Need some new scenery? Columbus is a superb city, but it may be time for you to get the heck outta here and into a new environment.

Through September, there are cheap flights that’ll get you from Columbus to tons of amazing destinations for $150 or less. Don’t believe us? Check it out below.

Bon voyage!

Raleigh, NC

  • $86 Frontier RT nonstop for travel between 7/16 and 7/23
  • $91 Frontier RT nonstop for travel between 5/30 and 6/02
  • $116 Frontier RT nonstop for travel between 6/06 and 6/09
  • $126 Frontier RT nonstop for travel between 6/27 and 7/029

Charlotte, NC

  • $118 United RT multiple stops for travel between 6/08 and 6/11

Myrtle Beach, SC

  • $120 Spirit RT nonstop for travel between 5/31 and 6/03


Orlando, FL

  • $112 Spirit RT nonstop for travel between 9/09 and 9/13
  • $116 Frontier RT nonstop for travel between 8/12 and 8/16
  • $134 Spirit RT nonstop for travel between 7/31 and 8/07
  • $143 Frontier RT nonstop for travel between 6/14 and 6/17
  • $144 Spirit RT nonstop for travel between 6/25 and 7/02

Tampa, FL

  • $117 Spirit RT nonstop for travel between 9/05 and 9/12

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • $148 Spirit RT nonstop for travel between 7/30 and 8/06

New Orleans, LA

  • $120 Spirit RT nonstop for travel between 5/30 and 6/02
  • $146 Spirit RT nonstop for travel between 7/11 and 7/18

Denver, Co

  • $136 Frontier RT nonstop for travel between 9/18 and 9/25

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Play, dance, laugh at 20th anniversary of Easton’s outdoor music series




Columbus’ premier outdoor shopping mall will soon be your destination for free summer jams! Easton is proud to present its 20th year of Sounds on the Town Concert Series with a wide variety of genres sure to satisfy everyones’ tastes.

For this special anniversary, Easton is bringing back some of the best bands that have hit the stage at Easton over the past 20 years!

The summer music series will kick off Wednesday, June 5 on Easton’s Town Square. Music for each of the 13 concerts starts at 6:00 PM.

So, bring a chair or blanket and your dancing shoes and prepare for free, family-friendly entertainment every Wednesday evening at easton.


The 2019 Sounds on the Town Concert Series:

  • June 5 – Teeny Tucker Band
  • June 12 – Divas of the 90s
  • June 19 – Topher James & Biscuit Brigade opening for New Basics Brass Band
  • June 26 – Fool House
  • July 3 – Songs at the Center LIVE!
  • July 10 – Ark Band
  • July 17 – The Fabulous Johnson Brothers
  • July 24 – Tony Monaco Trio with Bryon Stripling Quartet
  • July 31 – SWAGG
  • August 7 – Urban Jazz Coalition
  • August 14 – The Menus
  • August 21 – Yumbambe
  • August 28 – Funk Worthy opening for Who’s Bad
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