See Disney on Ice and Daniel Tiger, learn about big cats with National Geographic Live and more.


Part Cirque du Soleil, part “Alice in Wonderland,” “B–The Underwater Bubble Show” is a modern fairy tale about an adult who realizes he needs to spend more time playing and daydreaming in his all-too-busy life. The tale is told through mime, dance, puppetry, magic, contortionism and more. This colorful and captivating spectacle returns to the Lincoln Theatre on April 6-7. Tickets start at $26.50.

Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St., Columbus (King-Lincoln District), 614-469-0939,


Actors’ Theatre of Columbus is a treat of a local stage troupe, one that has, in recent years, expanded on its original mission of presenting Shakespeare on the outdoor stage at Schiller Park in summers. It hasn’t abandoned that, but it now also provides classic and classically referential material in a variety of settings throughout the year. The company presents a world premiere by Columbus playwright Vidas Barzdukas, “Beowulf and the Bard,” at the MadLab Theatre in Downtown Columbus. “Beowulf and the Bard” is a satirical comedy about heroes and old English epics. Tickets are $25 in advance, “pay what you will at the door” for this family-friendly production that runs April 11-20.

MadLab Theatre, 227 N. Third St., Columbus (Downtown), 614-444-6888,


National Geographic wildlife photographer Steve Winter presents “National Geographic Live: On the Trail of Big Cats” April 13 at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts in New Albany. Winter will share stories about his world travels to photograph all manner of big cats, emphasizing the importance of wildlife conservation. Tickets are $31.50.

McCoy Center, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road, New Albany, 614-469-0939,


Where else would you bring the live “Frozen” experience? This Disney on Ice extravaganza features characters and music from “Frozen,” plus a cavalcade of other animated favorites. Anna will be searching for Queen Elsa, but most attendees will be happy just to see and hear characters and songs they know and love along with the athletic artistry of the skaters. Eight shows are scheduled in five days, April 17-21. Tickets start at $15.

Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Drive, Columbus (OSU Campus), 614-292-2624,


He may be a tiger, but he’s soft and gentle, and probably my second-favorite character from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Daniel Tiger, as preschool parents know, has his own show on PBS Kids, and he brings the fun, adventure and learning on the road, inviting his friends to sing songs and enjoy magical moments in the “Neighborhood of Make-Believe.” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!: King for a Day” comes to Columbus on April 28. Tickets start at $30.

Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St., Columbus (Downtown), 614-469-0939,

The Fam Five is arts and entertainment coverage from Jim Fischer at Columbus Alive.