Shadowbox Live Turns The Heat Up This Winter With Body Heat
After all the holiday fallout has settled and 2017 has been successfully ushered in, Shadowbox Live turns the lights down low, slips into something a little more comfortable, and gets ready to get it on with Body Heat, a sexy, new sketch comedy and rock ‘n’ roll show opening January 5, at the Brewery District theater, 503 South Front Street in Columbus, Ohio.
A mix of brand new characters and old favorites will be featured in original sketches that poke fun at America’s favorite topic: SEX! And, rockin’ music from house band BillWho? will be so hot that the snow on Front Street is sure to melt!
“Body Heat is our annual ‘sex, love and relationship themed’ show,” explains David Whitehouse, Chief Video Editor and Metaperformer for Shadowbox Live. “It’s a theme that really resonates with our audience because it’s something we all have in common.”
Jimmy Mak, Head Writer for Shadowbox Live agrees, “The topics of sex, love, and relationships are very broad and universal. We find ourselves writing sketches that range from the first date to the last, and everything in between!”
From the band stage, audiences will be treated to a diverse playlist featuring hot tracks such as Addicted to Love by Robert Palmer, 24K Magic by Bruno Mars, Do You Wanna Touch Me by Joan Jett, and Sex Machine by James Brown just to name several. On the comedy stage, sketches promise to be titillating.
Body Heat runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and 10:30pm until March 18th. General Admission tickets range from $20 – 35.
For information and reservations go to www.shadowboxlive.org.
The following is an excerpt from a past edition
of OhioTraveler Magazine by Rocco Satullo
What did I get myself roped into? Sitting at a table with friends and strangers, our waitress asked loudly, “Are you a virgin?” I looked desperately at my wife for help but she sank into her chair and gazed away.
“ATTENTION EVERYONE, I HAVE A TABLE OVER HERE WITH THREE VIRGINS!” The waiter at the next table shouted for all to hear.
I asked my friend, “What the heck do they do to virgins?” He chuckled and said to relax and enjoy the show.
So I did.
Shadowbox Live is a unique blend of comedy, theater, live rock and roll, full bar and bistro. It is located in Columbus, Ohio.
When we entered, we were greeted by Stacie Boord. At first, I didn’t pay any mind except to note that she was very friendly and welcoming. She made our group feel her energy become our own. Energy is the operative word here because EVERYONE at Shadowbox has an abundance of energy and enthusiasm. If you read Stacie’s job titles (yes, plural) written in the program it says she is a singer, dancer, actress, chief vocal instructor, comedy director, choreographer, community relations director, company events sales consultant, fundraiser, creative team member and general manager.
Stacie is the one who called to offer my friend discounted tickets because they pulled his business card, she greeted us at the door, and she would later, sing, act, and dance and …I’m getting tired thinking of the list that goes on.
She is no different from anyone and everyone else working at Shadowbox. A common job description includes marketing, acting, waiting, singing, administrative work and dancing.
Our waitress returned to take orders and said she won’t be back until intermission, so stock up now with all the food we’ll want plus a bucket of drinks on ice. That’s because she would soon be on stage along with the rest of the wait staff belting out classic rock songs or jamming on guitar while taking turns making us laugh by acting in the outrageous and original sketch comedy acts between sets.
So we sat back at our table, ate some tasty food, laughed with friends and strangers, dipped into the ice bucket and took in the high energy, fast pace, intimate setting waiting for the show to begin. The intimate quarters in this environment worked right into the ambience and mood. We were ready for the show.
What a performance right out of the box. You can stand any of these people toe-to-toe with your favorite contestants on The Voice and other shows. Not only can these performers deliver pitch perfect arousing vocals, they do it with style and edge!
Then, silence. The lead singer and a couple musicians soon disappear and reappear in costume to join other actors in an original comedy sketch just underway on the other half of the stage. It’s like watching Saturday Night …live!
At intermission we realized we under ordered and fixed our mistake just in time to kick back and enjoy the second half of the hybrid show that never ceased to amaze.
When the show was over, we were in great spirits talking about our favorite musical performances and comedy sketches. Heck, even the popcorn left an impression.
To plan your night out at Shadowbox, visit www.shadowboxlive.org.