The Fam Five From Jim Fischer
What's In The Box?
Couple the real-life struggles of moving and the whimsical potential of imagination and you've got Columbus Children's Theatre's March production,The Box Show. A young girl is surrounded by moving boxes in her new home and can't find her favorite toy, when an imaginary friend appears to help her explore the boxes and the endless adventure that awaits in her imagination. The show runs March 2-12. Tickets start at $18.
Columbus Children's Theatre, 512 Park St. (Arena District), 614-224-6672, columbuschildrenstheatre.org
Kids TV … Off-Screen!
Over the years, your kids have made some friends right there on the screen in your home. March offers a couple chances to get out and see them in person. The math-whiz agents of PBS'Odd Squad: Live! will visit the Ohio Theatre March 11, and need help from the audience to decipher clues to save agents Orion and Oleanna. Tickets start at $23.
Sesame Street Live reminds us everyone is special and reinforces the universal fun of friendship in “Make a New Friend,” scheduled March 25-26 at the Palace Theatre. Tickets start at $23.
Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215, 614-469-0939, capa.com
Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215, 614-469-0939, capa.com
Here's a cool marriage of modern and throwback entertainment for all ages.The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth is an adventure set in the 1930s, featuring three actors and a sound effects specialist. They'll render this sci-fi adventure in live-action graphic novel style, as 1,250 oversized comic book panels provide the scenery. The story's fun and exciting, and the production is unique and captivating. Tickets start at $28 for this March 12 performance.
Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215, 614-469-0939, capa.com
CSO x 2
March is doubly fun for familial fans of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. The CSO's March 5 Concerts for Kids program,Let's Go to Outer Space, features themed music and a tribute to Ohio's own real-life outer space hero, John Glenn. Momentum, a music and dance program for young people, will join the performance. Come early for science tricks and other interactive fun. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children.
Then it's movie night at the CSO on March 18, whenPixar in Concert features clips and music from all your favorites flicks. Tickets start at $25.
Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215, 614-469-0939, columbussymphony.com
Snackin' On Jazz
Kelly Delaveris is a longtime favorite singer with Columbus audiences, and this month she's bringing some friends along for the Jazz Arts Group's PBJ & Jazz series. These concerts aren't just good for you, they're just plain fun, much like a peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich. The hourlong concerts are interactive and designed to introduce young audiences to jazz and live music.
Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St. (King-Lincoln District), Columbus 43203, 614-469-0939, jazzartsgroup.org
The Fam Five is arts and entertainment coverage from Jim Fischer atColumbus Alive.