Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA)

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Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) 55 E. State St. Columbus, OH 43215 Work614-469-1045 Visit Web Site


Owner/operator of downtown Columbus’ magnificent, historic theatres (Ohio, Palace and Southern theatres) and manager of the Riffe Center Theatre Complex, Lincoln Theatre, Valentine Theatre (Toledo, OH) and Shubert Theater (New Haven, CT). CAPA is a not-for-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment in operation for more than 40 years.

Upcoming Events

Carmina Burana 10-2-2015 thru 10-3-2015

Carmina Burana

The CSO launches its 2015-16 Masterworks season with the beloved and electrifying Carmina Burana. This compelling choral spectacular has been quoted and imitated on countless movie soundtracks and television commercials galore, and celebrates the basic pleasures of life-- springtime, food, wine, and

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Kinky Boots 10-6-2015 thru 10-11-2015

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots is Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots tak

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Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors 10-14-2015

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

For Nashville-based, Memphis-born Drew Holcomb, music is medicine, and it seems only fitting that along with his band The Neighbors-wife Ellie (vocals, guitar), Nathan Duggar (guitar, keys), and Rich Brinsfield (bass)-the group will celebrate a decade-long career with a tour in support of their new,

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Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev 10-23-2015 thru 10-24-2015

Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

Tchaikovsky's soulful Symphony No. 4 portrays his battle against fate, the cold-hearted power that he believed ruled his life. Soloist Haochen Zhang, co-winner of the Gold Medal at the 2009 Van Cliburn Competition, meets the supreme challenges of this Prokofiev piano concerto and Maestro Milanov bri

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The Princess Bride- An Evening with Cary Elwes 10-25-2015

The Princess Bride- An Evening with Cary Elwes

In this highly-anticipated event, fans of The Princess Bride will join the heroic Westley (actor Cary Elwes) in a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the classic film. After a screening of the film, Elwes will engage in a moderated discussion on classic scenes, revealing never-befor

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The Lone Bellow (with Special Guest Anderson East) 10-27-2015

Southern-born, Brooklyn-based, indie-folk trio The Lone Bellow has created a sound that mixes folk sincerity, gospel fervor, and heavy metal thunder, but at its heart, the band is about harmony-three voices united in a lone bellow. Zach Williams (guitar/lead vocals), Brian Elmquist (guitar/vocals),

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Happy Hour 1: Composers' Competition 10-29-2015

Happy Hour 1: Composers' Competition

The CSO will partner with EarShot, The National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network, to host a Live Composers' Competition that asks the audience to choose a winner among three new music compositions. In addition, a professional jury will select an official winner of the competition. After a br

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Beethoven and Brahms 10-30-2015 thru 10-31-2015

Beethoven and Brahms

This rich and substantial program offers the lyricism of Brahms' most warm-hearted symphony and the refreshing and humorous Beethoven concerto performed by Shai Wosner. The San Diego Union-Tribune has said that he was, impressive in an elegant, polished performance of the (Mozart No. 20) concerto..

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Classic Film Scores 11-13-2015 thru 11-14-2015

Classic Film Scores

From the surging melodies of Gone with the Wind and Lawrence of Arabia to the spine-tingling music of Hitchcock's Psycho, this thrilling and nostalgic program offers some of the world's most celebrated movie music. The concert climaxes with Sergei Prokofiev's vibrant cantata drawn from his score for

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John Williams Spectacular 11-15-2015

John Williams Spectacular

As a part of the CSO's Hollywood Festival (November 13-15), the Columbus Symphony Chorus will join the CSO for a tribute to the six-decade career of American composer John Williams, creator of some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history, including the themes from Star

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