The Musical Is Making A Triumphant Return To Columbus State After Two Decades

Send in the clowns, tell Birdie “bye bye”, and sing about all that jazz. This spring, Columbus State will present its first musical in over twenty years.

From April 25 through 28, Theatre Columbus State will be putting on a show, “The Cradle Will Rock”, to be specific.

This 1937 folk opera was originally a part of the Federal Theatre Project and is set against the tumultuous backdrop of a steel strike.

The show will take place at the schools Nestor Auditorium and will be free.

Originally produced by Orson Welles and John Houseman, the musical features left-leaning characters including fat-cat capitalists, brutal policemen, heroic union organizers, and a “hooker with a heart of gold”. The show was so political that fears of its impacts on the WPA, conservative members of Congress attempted to cut funding for the project.

Showtimes for The Cradle Will Rock are:

8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25
3 and 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26
8 p.m. Friday, April 27
8 p.m. Saturday, April 28

For more information about The Cradle Will Rock, and other CSCC Theater productions, please click here.

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