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Best Shows Jul 19 - Sep 19

in Columbus

MJ The Musical at Ohio Theater

MJ The Musical

Michael Jackson fans rejoice as the Tony-winning brand new musical all about the iconic superstar is here! With Jackson's plethora of moon-walking hits in tow, MJ the Musical is set to explore the star's life and his stratospheric rise to fame. The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage have partnered on the project, with two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined) set to pen the book. Now touring North America!

Sep 10 - 15

Ohio Theater

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Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles at Kemba Live Columbus

Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles

Together longer than The Beatles themselves, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary group, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that's as infectious as it is transporting. Includes the early hits to later classics that The Beatles never got the chance to play live - including the most complex and challenging songs.

Jul 26 - Sep 10

Kemba Live Columbus

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Legally Blonde at Garden Theater

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde follows sorority star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde who doesn't take "no" for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more "serious," Elle puts down the credit card and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

Jul 20 - Aug 11

Garden Theater

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Brett Goldstein at Ohio Theater

Brett Goldstein

Emmy award-winning actor, director, writer, and comedian Brett Goldstein is bringing his stand-up to you on the second leg of the tour 'The Second Best Night of Your Life'! The tour, being a hit and selling out venues in 2023, he's decided to continue into 2024. A true jack of all trades, you'd be a fool to miss his return to the comedy stage.

Bluey's Big Play at Palace Theater

Bluey's Big Play

A brand new adaptation of the award-winning children's TV series! See your favourite character, Bluey, come to life on stage in this vibrant and educational production. Colourful sets and imaginative puppetry will ensure this original story is memorable for young audiences, particularly if it's their very first theatre experience!

Sep 18 - 19

Palace Theater

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Gabriel Iglesias at Ohio Expo Center

Gabriel Iglesias

A now iconic stand-up known for his bold Hawaiian print shirts and larger-than-life personality, Iglesias' comedic style combines his talent for storytelling with voicing characters and brilliantly realistic sound effects. Throw into the mix his cross-cultural and clean-spoken style of comedy, and you have a rare gem who has far-reaching appeal for family audiences too. This is one guy who's guaranteed to have the whole family crying with laughter!

Kathleen Madigan at Southern Theater

Kathleen Madigan

Described by comedy peer Lewis Black as the "funniest woman in America", the winner of the American Comedy Award for Best Female Comedian is a triple threat; as well as her sell-out tours, Madigan is a favorite on late-night talk shows and nationally syndicated radio shows. With an enviable career spanning three decades on the comedy circuit, she has the distinction of being one of few comics to appear on every major late-night show including Leno, Letterman, Conan, and Ferguson.

Ronny Chieng at Speaker Jo Ann Davidson Theatre

Ronny Chieng

Award-winning comedian extraordinaire Ronny Chieng is on as he brings his comedy to the USA! Having starred in the global smash-hit film, Crazy Rich Asian, Malaysian-born Chieng is one of the world's fastest-growing comedians. Don't miss your chance to see this funny man live as he brings the Love To Hate It tour to you thus year!

Jay Leno at Mershon Auditorium

Jay Leno

Love him or hate him, the hugely controversial Leno followed in the footsteps of legendary NBC late-night hosts Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson as the host of the Emmy Award-winning and top-rated "The Tonight Show," until his last show in 2014. You would think that he would be eager for some downtime - instead, he continues to hone his sharp, good humored roasting and standup skills at engagements across the country, often exceeding 300 dates per year!

Lauren Daigle at Ohio Expo Center

Lauren Daigle

Grammy award winner and multi-platinum selling sensation Lauren Daigle heads out on her first-ever headlining World Tour! This highly anticipated world tour will see Lauren present an all-new stage production and setlist, since the release of her award winning album 'Look Up Child'. Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, Hillsong alumnus Lauren Daigle grew up absorbing the gospel, blues and cajun music of her upbringing and wound up fusing her own music with the eclectic blend of genres.

Kenny Chesney at Historic Crew Stadium

Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney returns to the road for 2024 with his 'Sun Goes Down' tour with Zac Brown Band! You're invited to join Chesney in celebrating his incredible career spanning over 30 years. You'll experience Chesney playing fan favorites and more from his lengthy catalog. Don't miss this once in a lifetime event with Kenny Chesney!

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