BalletMet presents 7 Deadly Sins

What’s your favorite sin? Wrath, envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride and sloth are on the menu with sinfully delicious choreography by six renowned guest artists performed by BalletMet Columbus and new compositions and arrangements performed by musicians of Shadowbox Live. If you think ballet and rock and roll can’t harmonize, think again. Don’t miss this world premiere rock and roll ballet!

7 Deadly Sins is a first-time collaboration between two dissimilar local arts organizations: BalletMet Columbus and Shadowbox Live. BalletMet and Shadowbox both have a commitment to supporting new, innovative work and 7 Deadly Sins certainly fits the bill. The production features the two companies in seven world premiere pieces, each exploring a different sin. It’s a multi-level collaboration, as Shadowbox Live composed and arranged the music and BalletMet engaged six choreographers – five guests and one local choreographer, BalletMet dancer Jimmy Orrante – to develop each work.  This production is supported by a grant from PNC's Arts Alive program.

When: 8 p.m. Friday, April 29; 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30; 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5; 8 p.m. Friday, May 6; 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7

Where: Capitol Theatre 77 N. High St.,  Columbus, OH 43203

For ticket and show information:,,, Ticketmaster: 1-800-982-2787, CAPA: 614-469-0939

Photo by Will Shively; BalletMet dancer Courtney Muscroft

Columbus Children’s Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of TV. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true. Adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike will still soar when the slipper fits.

When: April 14-24. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Where: Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43203

For ticket and show information:, Box Office: 614-224-6672

Jazz Arts Group of Columbus presents Birth of the Cool

As jazz’s bebop movement flourished during the late 1940s with its fast-paced rhythms from virtuosos like trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonist Charlie Parker, trumpeter Miles Davis headed off in a new direction. Taking cues from the innovations learned in Parker’s group, Davis, along with his nonet, recorded 12 songs in a two-year span that, when released together on one album, became known as Birth of the Cool.

Jazz Arts Group's Birth of the Cool will be a recreation of the iconic 1949-50 Miles Davis recording sessions and a retrospective of mid-century art, design, and music at the historic Lincoln Theatre. This is a multimedia event in collaboration with and narration by Denny Griffith, president of the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD), and will feature visual elements, including period furniture, on stage. The performance will include local musician Mark Flugge as musical director and will feature the great Jim Powell on trumpet.

When: April 29-30, 8 p.m.

Where: Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43203

For more information:, 614-294-5200

Image:  Ohio Theatre, one of Opera Columbus' venues.  Courtesy of

Jazz and Poetry with William Evans
Presented by Jazz Academy
April 2, 2011 - April 16, 2011

"Eat, Drink & Be Merry" Art Show
Presented by The Atrium Gallery at the OSU Hillel Foundation
Through April 28, 2011

Paging Columbus! (a poetry reading)
Presented by OSU Urban Arts Space
April 14, 2011

MFA Concert: Teoma Naccarato & Maree ReMalia
Presented by OSU Dance
April 14, 2011 - April 16, 2011

Opera Ball 2011
Presented by Opera Columbus
April 16, 2011

Earth Day 2011: Lighten Up!
Presented by ARTillery
April 23, 2011

2011 OhioDance Festival and Conference
Presented by OhioDance
April 29, 2011 - May 1, 2011