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

CATCO is Kids: The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet 8-28-2015 thru 9-6-2015

CATCO is Kids: The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet

A whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare's tragic love story, complete with rhymed couplets, creative wordplay, and fantastical machines! Similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with if he ever had his way with the script.

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Milk Carton Kids 9-18-2015

Milk Carton Kids

The Grammy-nominated, flat-picking harmony, indie folk duo The Milk Carton Kids, consisting of singers and guitarists Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, have emerged as a powerful voice in defining and continuing the folk tradition. NPR has described them as gorgeous contemporary folk and Gillian Wel

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Paula Poundstone 9-25-2015

Paula Poundstone

A recurring panelist on NPR's popular weekly news quiz show Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me, comedian Paula Poundstone also tours regularly, performing her spontaneous style of standup across the country. She was the first woman to win the cable ACE for Best Standup Comedy Special, and the first woman t

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Home Free 9-30-2015

Home Free

Champions of NBC's fourth season of The Sing-Off, country a cappella band Home Free entertains audiences across the country with their high-energy show peppered with quick-witted humor that meshes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor.

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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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