Arts and entertainment picks for April
Columbus Children's Theatre offers up its take on a dual classic, as its Youth/Junior Ensemble presents “Disney's Sleeping Beauty KIDS” March 29 to April 8 at the Abbey Theatre of Dublin. The 30-minute, one-act musical is based on the familiar story—both Charles Perrault's fairytale and the animated Disney movie.
Meanwhile, CCT's adult troupe will present “The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe” March 29 to April 22 at its Park Street Theatre.
Tickets are $13 for either show.
Abbey Theatre of Dublin, 5600 Post Road, Dublin, 614-224-6672, columbuschildrenstheatre.org
Columbus Children's Theatre, Park Street Theatre, 512 Park St. (Arena District), 614-224-6672, columbuschildrenstheatre.org
Put Columbus' own chamber orchestra and the awesome Downtown library together and you get ProMusica Quartet in the Atrium, a cool partnership between ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and the Columbus Metropolitan Library. The concert, set for 3 p.m. April 8, features links between classical music and children's literature in a program designed for maximum interactivity. Did I mention it's free?
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave. (Downtown), 614-464-0066, promusicacolumbus.org
What could be better than a party with all your favorite Sesame Street friends? Nothing, probably. The new “Sesame Street Live! Let's Party!” is great fun, laughs and songs done in a way only Elmo and pals can. Catch one of four shows over three days, April 11-13 at the Palace Theatre. Tickets start at $15.
Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St. (Downtown), 614-469-0939, capa.com
The local performers in Oyo Dance Co. present a family program each season. This year, they'll present one based on the theme of nursery rhymes from around the world, as “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”follows Old MacDonald and other characters while they and the audience look for Little Bo Peep's sheep. Tickets for the April 15 show are $15 for adults, $12 for ages 12 and younger; a family four-pack is $50.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave. (near Bexley), 614-253-6683, oyodancecompany.org
Another terrific local dance troupe, Movement Afoot, focuses on the often-overlooked but always-appreciated form of tap dance. The company's spring concert, “Rhythm Studies,” examines the intensely musical, rhythmic nature of tap. The three-performance, two-day “Rhythm Studies” includes a Saturday afternoon matinee designed for families. Tickets for the April 27-28 shows start at $10.
Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave. (Discovery District), movementafoottap.com
The Fam Five is arts and entertainment coverage from Jim Fischer at Columbus Alive.