The Ballet Met's "Nutcracker" will go virtual for the 2020 holiday season.
Sarah Irvin / Ballet Met

This holiday season, the unrelenting pandemic will strike an economic blow to Columbus’ downtown entertainment sector. The ever-popular “Nutcracker” ballet and other seasonal performances will not be live on stage.

GCAC and CAPA paid local artists to paint murals over boarded-up windows at the Ohio Theatre.
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Bold block letters are painted on plywood boards covering the front doors of the Ohio Theatre: "Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise."

Civic Arts Project

Join All Sides Weekend guest host Christopher Purdy for a discussion on arts in Columbus and the Columbus Symphony.

CAPA And The Impact Of Performing Arts

Jun 6, 2019

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. 

CAPA was established in the 1960s to save the Ohio Theatre. Since then, then, several leading arts groups in Columbus have been saved from extinction by CAPA. 

Today on All Sides, the impact of CAPA in Central Ohio and how performing arts organizations like it are thriving elsewhere. 

"School of Rock" Comes to Columbus

Oct 12, 2017

Music education has been proven to have tangible benefits in the way that students interact and engage with their classmates, other academic subjects, and budding passions. Today, we discuss modern approaches to arts education in our schools.

Later, we are joined by cast members from the musical “School of Rock”, running this weekend at the Ohio Theater in downtown Columbus.

All Sides Weekend: Arts

Sep 22, 2017
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy as he talks with a panel of experts about the latest in arts and culture around Columbus.

Here in Central Ohio, we are fortunate to hear the Mighty Morton theater organ on a regular basis. Clark Wilson is the current resident organist at the Ohio Theatre, where the organ has lived since the theater opened in 1928.

All Sides Weekend Arts: Remembering Bill Conner

Nov 18, 2016
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy with a Columbus performing arts panel as they discuss the life and memory of Bill Conner president and CEO of CAPA.

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William B. Conner, Jr., the president and CEO of the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts as well as a leading figure in the Columbus arts community, passed away Friday after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 64.

All Sides Weekend: Arts

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Today at 11am

Join guest host Christopher Purdy as he discusses upcoming Columbus performances with a panel of guests.

11:00: Join WOSU News Host, Amy Juravich, this segment for a take on what movies you should add to your summer film list. Are your friends telling you certain flicks are must sees and others aren't worth the hype? We'll give you a second opinion, with two film critics, Brad Keefe of Columbus Alive and Hope Madden from The Other Paper. The group talked about several movies they liked or didn't like. One of those movies, Cars 2, is in theaters today. Have you seen the movie? What did you think?

Mary Poppins: The Musical

Apr 28, 2011

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: Mary Poppins, the musical, is in Columbus. This musical play may feature most of the same songs as the well-known Disney musical, but has a few different twists. We'll discuss this newest representation of the tale of a particular nanny. Then, we'll speak to a real-life nanny to see if a "spoonful of sugar" really helps the medicine go down. Guests: