Awards and Accolades

In 2015, Shadowbox Live® celebrated 25 years as a “Columbus Original”. With your support, we were able to create new and daring works garnering both enthusiastic audiences and critical acclaim.

We are thrilled and honored for the recognition of the following artistic achievements:

2015 Awards

The Central Ohio Theatre Critics Circle Citation

The Central Ohio Theatre Critics Circle, representing theater critics at area news media, presents its 22nd annual citations to individuals or groups whose work “promotes the higher values of theater” or “expands the possibilities of theater”

Shadowbox Live® – For celebrating its 25th anniversary season by stretching itself with inventive rock tribute shows and collaborations, both local and international

American Idiot

Shadowbox Live® was also awarded

Theater of the Year, Broadway World – Shadowbox Live

Best Live Theater, Columbus Alive Reader’s Poll

Best of Columbus, Columbus Monthly Editor’s Picks

Best Theater in Columbus, Columbus Underground
Top 100 Stories of 2015, 614 Magazine – Shadowbox Live® Buys the Worley Building

Best Shows of 2015, The Columbus Dispatch – The Tenshu, American Idiot, and Which One’s Pink

Best Shows of 2015, The Columbus Dispatch - The Tenshu, Which One's Pink, and American Idiot

The Tenshu

  • Best Original Play (Local)
    Broadway World
  • Best Musical
    Broadway World
  • Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Local)
    Broadway World
         Stacie Boord
  • Excellence in Acting, Leading Female
    Theatre Roundtable
         Stacie Boord
  • Best Lighting Design (Local)
    Broadway World
         Aaron Pelzek
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement
    Theatre Roundtable
         Linda Mullin, Costumes
  • Best Costume Design (Local)
    Broadway World
         Linda Mullin
  • Best Shows of 2015
    Columbus Alive

American Idiot

  • Best Music Director
    Broadway World
         Stev Guyer
  • Best Direction of a Musical (Local)
    Broadway World
         Stev Guyer
  • Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Local)
    Broadway World
         JT Walker III

Screamers

  • Excellence in Musical Direction
    Theatre Roundtable
         Matthew Hahn

2015 Runner Up Awards
     and Nominations

  • Top Arts Organizations
    Columbus Underground
         #5: Shadowbox Live
  • Best Choreography
    Broadway World
         Katy Psenicka, The Tenshu
         Katy Psenicka, Which One’s Pink
  • Best Original Musical
    Broadway World
         The Tenshu
  • Best Leading Actress in a Musical
    Broadway World
         Nikki Fagin, American Idiot

2015 Accolades

“…it’s hard to avoid the fact that one Columbus theater company was a dominant force in 2015. Shadowbox Live® had so many great and unique shows that I could just about draw up a separate list devoted solely to the troupe on Front Street…Shadowbox® is by far the biggest and busiest company in town… it launched all-new productions that were like nothing we’d ever seen…Joe Cocker: Mad Dog and Englishman was a joyful musical tribute, while the Pink Floyd retrospective Which One’s Pink? Had moments of pure genius.”

Richard Ades, Columbustheatre.org

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