Next time you’re in the Ohio Theatre, take a moment to notice high above the proscenium arch a gleeful, leafy face front and center amid the ornate plasterwork and gilding. We believe this to be the Green Man. Used in many contexts throughout history, the Green Man is an ancient figure often carved into buildings to represent the circle of life, the renewal of the human spirit, and the reinvention of man through the parable of greenery returning year after year in the spring.

It seems the perfect year to call out the Green Man who has quietly observed the events of this past season and awaited with confidence and patience the renewal and reinvention his presence promises. This annual report shares the many wonderful ways CAPA recreated its service to the central Ohio community in the 2020–21 season, and the efforts put into renewal of our spaces in preparation for the revival of the performing arts that lies ahead. My heartfelt thanks to the staff, volunteers, and trustees that made all this amazing work possible.

I would also like to thank YOU for your unwavering support throughout the challenges of the 2020–21 season. You made it possible for CAPA to not only survive the pandemic, but to grow into a stronger organization—reinvented, revived, and ready to grow into the future.

The Green Man reminds us that spring is coming, that all living things must grow, and although rebirth presents challenges, it ultimately brings undeniable beauty. So it is with the living, breathing art we bring to our stages. Spring is coming and the performing arts are very much alive, quietly growing and adapting to meet the challenges of the new day.

We join with you and the Green Man in confidently awaiting the return of the performing arts to full bloom once again and invite you to experience the splendor and excitement of their reemergence firsthand.

Undeniably, the results will be beautiful.

CAPA President & CEO

Photo: Terry Gilliam

Dear Friends of CAPA,

After many years of board service, I have the humbling honor and privilege to be nominated to serve as CAPA’s board chair. Over the years, I’ve seen the continued growth of CAPA and its impact on our community. Understanding the importance access to the arts had on my own life, exposing a shy kid to a world outside of her own, and now as a business leader in Columbus, I know the arts are critical to the fabric of the community. CAPA’s growth as an arts leader and collaborator, as well as a driver of significant economic impact to this vibrant community, continues to drive my passion to serve this dynamic organization.

On behalf of the board, it is with sincere gratitude I thank the dedicated and talented CAPA team, our steadfast volunteers, and our exceedingly generous donors and patrons. While a mere thank you doesn’t seem sufficient, considering the extraordinary efforts you have all made during these unprecedented times, it is nevertheless important to say and to say often. So, thank you, thank you all! CAPA is poised to emerge successfully from the extraordinary challenges of the last year and to continue building on the foundation of our mission— to enrich lives by cultivating and nurturing the arts, spreading an appreciation that can be felt in hearts, minds, and the economy of our communities.

Whether through the lens of board chair or board member, our communities need the arts now more than ever and I am extremely excited to continue the fantastic work already in motion. Just as the house lights shine bright, the future is even brighter for CAPA and the arts in this community.

Many Thanks,

Incoming Board Chair

Photo: Shellee Fisher Photography

Photo: Brad Feinknopf

Our Mission

CAPA enriches lives by cultivating and nurturing the arts, spreading an appreciation that can be felt in hearts, minds and the economy of our communities.

Our Vision

Columbus is a national destination for living, breathing art.


Arts Leader & Collaborator

Serve as a leader of the creative class in the region by supporting sustainability and collaborating with arts groups to raise the arts profile of our community.

  • Shared Services Program

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Advocacy

Dynamic Presenter

Present exceptional performing arts programming that challenges, inspires, entertains, and engages audiences.

  • Broadway Series

  • CAPA Presents

  • Festival Latino

  • Summer Movie Series

  • Avant-Garde Collaborations

Education & Outreach

Develop and implement education and community access programs that promote the appreciation of the performing arts and augment other arts education efforts.

  • Marquee Awards

  • Passport to Learning

  • Arts Education Collaborator

Stewardship of Performing Arts Spaces

Offer transformational experiences for visitors, artists, and renters by providing and operating first-class performing arts spaces and preserving historic theatres.

  • “Mighty Morton” Organ Restoration Campaign

  • Customer Experience and Modernization

  • Building Development Opportunities

After 32 years of service with CAPA, and seven years as CAPA’s board chair, we sat down with Rich to talk about his experience and love for CAPA as he prepares to hand off the chair-ship to Stephanie Green.



Q: What are the significant challenges you have helped CAPA through?

A: Multiple shared service agreements with partnering organizations; National search for new president & CEO; National search for vice president & executive director at the Shubert Theatre (New Haven, CT); Pandemic shutdown and reopening of theatres.

Q: Why do you serve in the arts?

A: It is a great compliment to and balances out the strict business world I live in most of the time.

Q: What are your favorite shows that you have seen?

A: Hamilton. I had such high expectations for the show, I was sure it could not live up to the hype. It blew me away and exceeded my expectations. Miss Saigon. With this show, I learned I was a sucker for happy endings. I loved the production elements, but it was the love story that I connected with and rooted for in this show.

Q: What are lessons you have learned from your work with CAPA?

A: There is more than one way to a right answer; having a more open mind; I am pretty Type-A, and working with CAPA has brought me patience and active listening skills.

Q: What would you like Columbus to know about CAPA?

A: Columbus is starting to understand the multiple functions that make up the four strategic pillars of CAPA. Most people see one or two of them but balancing all of them is what CAPA does best—arts leader and collaborator, dynamic presenter, education and outreach, and a steward of performing arts spaces. Each are important and we do them all well.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

CAPA believes in the power of diversity. We can only achieve our vision to make Columbus a destination for living, breathing art when we include everyone. CAPA is committed to presenting art that brings people from all backgrounds together to experience the transformative power of the arts. In the same spirit that we celebrate the many forms of performance art on our stages, we value, appreciate, and celebrate all human beings in our community.

CAPA recognizes that there are cultural and systemic barriers that prevent complete inclusivity and equity. CAPA’s Diversity and Inclusion commitment is to progressively and continuously work to identify those barriers and intentionally adapt our practices, demonstrate our efforts, and measure the results to promote inclusion and equity.


A Romantic Night In with Dave Koz and Brian McKnight
Alto Madness: Charlie Parker @
Amber Knicole  +
Bloodthirsty Virgins  +
The Castros  +
C LA C I  +
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Dave Koz and Friends: The Greatest Hits of Christmas
Dave Koz presents Cruisin’ on a Sunday Afternoon Livestream Concert
Donna Mogavero Music  +
Duets on Social Justice: Music and Poetry  @
Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish
The Evil Dead Watch Party with Live Commentary from Bruce Campbell
Evil Dead II Watch Party with Live Commentary from Bruce Campbell
Firebird  ~
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Isis Yasmeen Acoustic  +
It Was a Very Good Year: Frank Sinatra Through the Decades  @

Jim Brickman: Comfort & Joy at Home
Jim Brickman “Share the Love, LIVE Virtually”
Joe Peppercorn  +
John Lewis: Good Trouble  *
Lily Bloom  +
Liz Woolley  +
Mambo King ~
Miir  +
Molly Winters  +
Mukiss  +
Nighttime Symphony  ~
Sean Carney  +
Sean Woosley  +
Spook Out Movie Magic: Beetlejuice
Starlit Ways  +
Stephanie Jeffreys  +
The Talisha Holmes Duo with Brandon Bjazz Scott  +
Willie Phoenix  +

+ CAPA’s ApART Together Concert Series@ New Jersey Performing Arts Center~ New Jersey Performing Arts Center Books on the Move Series


Our education programs served more than 54,000 students in 187 schools from 31 school districts in 18 counties. All programs this year were offered at no cost to students or schools.

students have been served by our Education programs
students reached through the CAPA Marquee Awards
community members reached through programming

CAPA Marquee Awards

In the third annual CAPA Marquee Awards presented by American Electric Power Foundation, 21 schools participated, reaching 1,686 high school students. To ensure the health and safety of all participants, education activities were offered virtually and covered a range of topics including a Broadway Q&A with Aaron Michael Ray from Come From Away. To further extend our educational impact, we also created Dig Deeper, a 14-episode video tutorial series covering a variety of topics, offering students the opportunity to continue their practice from wherever they could watch. In addition, 12 of our participating schools had their productions reviewed by the program’s team of professional adjudicators for consideration in 11 awards categories.

The Awards Showcase was held virtually on June 2, 2021, featuring performances with 147 students from 16 schools and the announcement of winners in each category. The online event also included performances from Best Musical Production winner The Marvelous Wonderettes (Pickerington High School North), Best Actor in a Leading Role winner Nick Sanchez-Zarkos, and Best Actress in a Leading Role winner Dallys Edwards.

Passport to Learning Series

This was our 10th season presenting student matinee performances for pre-K–12. The Passport to Learning Series went virtual and a total of 52,688 students were registered for the free online field trips with award-winning dance company Step Afrika!, the Grammy Award-nominated duo Black Violin, and scientist and educator Full STEAM Ahead with Mister C.

Careers in the Arts Series

This 10-episode video series helps students in grades 6-12 explore the many career opportunities the fine and performing arts have to offer.



Taking advantage of the pandemic down time, CAPA completed nearly $1 million in maintenance and upgrades to its historic theatres during the 2020–21 season through funds specifically contributed or allocated for capital improvements.

After receiving a $1.25 million allocation from the State of Ohio’s 2020 capital budget, CAPA combined a portion of state funds with donations from private sources to complete a $900,000 renovation of the historic Ohio Theatre’s loge, mezzanine, and balcony. Work in the loge included reconstruction of the aisle steps and rear cross aisle, and all three sections received new handrails, upgraded aisle railings, and new carpeting, implementing significant safety improvements and an overall better customer experience.

All 204 bulbs of the Southern Theatre’s signature golden arches were replaced and updated with dimmable LED bulbs in preparation for the venue’s upcoming 125th Anniversary Celebration in 2021.

The Ohio Theatre’s State Street exterior was also renewed. The intricate plaster and woodwork beneath the marquee, as well as the historical ticket kiosk, received a much-needed refresh with new paint and gilding.

Beautiful Ohio

After completion of the 2021 renovation and grand chandelier cleaning, CAPA commissioned world-renowned architectural photographer Brad Feinknopf to take new beauty shots of the Ohio Theatre auditorium. Based in Columbus, Brad was selected as one of the Top 13 Architectural Photographers in the World to Follow by

Photos: Brad Feinknopf 

We Amplify Voices
Photo: Courtesy of WOSU Broad and High


Whether creating engaging programming, implementing the most state-of-the-art technologies, or collaborating with local artists and arts organizations, CAPA is committed to being an innovative leader in the arts—locally, nationally, and globally—but at its core, CAPA is of the community and for the community it serves.

CAPA offers customized back office services to local arts organizations, allowing the organization to focus on quality programming for their audiences. Service agreements can include marketing, ticketing, finance, human resources, IT, management, operations, and development.


  • Columbus Symphony

  • Franklin Park Conservatory

  • Friends of the Drexel Theatre

  • Leadership Columbus

  • Lincoln Theatre Association

  • McCoy Center for the Arts

  • Opera Columbus

  • Short North Stage

The mission of Columbus-based non-profit organization We Amplify Voices (WAV) is to empower underrepresented voices through creativity and to create safe spaces for people to share, learn, and heal together. WAV partners middle school students with professional music producers and songwriters to create radio-ready songs. For “Bridges of Love,” WAV partnered with WOSU, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and CAPA to pair a group of mothers at the Ohio Reformatory for Women and their children with local musicians, producers, and songwriters. The resulting collection of original songs about the shared experiences of the mothers and children were then performed on the stages of CAPA’s Palace and Southern Theatres and premiered through streamed performances in spring 2021.

At the close of 2019, CAPA launched a new ticketing and donation platform called CBUSArts. The new system utilizes the technology of Tessitura Network, an international, non-profit leader in customer relationship management for arts and cultural organizations.

Since CBUSArts is owned and operated by CAPA, it is 100% local. While patrons enjoy reduced service fees on most tickets, the service fees that are collected remain local, supporting CAPA’s mission-driven initiatives designed to make Columbus a national destination for the performing arts. The infrastructure of offers CAPA and its partner arts organizations increased functionality with new features that increase intercommunication between departments, better track customer service issues, and consolidate fundraising initiatives.

At this year’s CAPA Gala, we honored PNC’s legacy of giving to the arts and raised more than $185,000 for CAPA’s artistic and educational endeavors.

The annual CAPA Celebration Gala was held on July 17, 2021, and was the first large arts gala held in-person in Columbus. Guests were entertained in separate dinner locations around the Ohio Theatre by ApART Together artists, and mainstage entertainment was provided by Broadway star Eva Noblezada. CAPA Marquee Award winners Nick Sanchez-Zarkos and Dallys Edwards also performed.

Photos: Aseel Brodd Photography

Larry & Marion Fisher

Meuse Family Foundation

Scott & Marta Whitlock



In a year of socially distanced events and limited capacities, CAPA found a unique way to safely honor our front line workers. In our first-ever Drive-Thru Volunteer Appreciation Event, more than 200 volunteers drove by the Ohio Theatre where CAPA staff happily greeted them with handcrafted signs, waves, cheers, and a gift bag to thank those who give so much. Volunteers donate thousands of hours each year to help CAPA fulfill its mission, serving as a constant source of support even during times of uncertainty.

“The best experience ever. All the people you get to meet. All the wonderful productions that you get to share with the patrons. It’s the best.”

Volunteer Since 2006

Due to health and safety concerns during the pandemic, CAPA opted to shift Festival Latino 2020 to a week-long, online experience called ¡Viva Festival Latino! From August 3–9, ¡Viva Festival Latino! offered a series of online cultural events and activities that highlighted some of the favorite features of Festival Latino, including educational video demonstrations and instruction in Latin food, dance, fashion, and children’s activities, as well as pages of local community and health and wellness resources.

The celebration culminated in a weekend of livestreamed Latin music with a DJ House Party by DJ Cale/Derek Amaya on Saturday and a special Sunday concert from New York City’s Funk Salsa Urban performed especially for Columbus. Featured contributors include Carlos Rubio, DJ Cale/Derek Amaya, Zari Carmona, Funk Salsa Urban, Gerardo Encinas, Griset Damas-Roche, Leticia Vázquez-Smith, Nadia De Jesus, and Omar D’Angelo.

CAPA’s first-ever ¡Viva Festival Latino! was a smashing success, reaching more than 281,000 viewers.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Nationwide Foundation
AEP Foundation
LBrands Foundation
City of Columbus
Abbott Labs
City of Columbus Public Health Department


This free Facebook series featured 30-minute sets from a variety of local artists, offering viewers the chance to connect with a wealth of local talent and providing the performers an opportunity to earn an income while venues are closed.

Performers included Angela Perley, Happy Chichester, Honey and Blue, Paisha Thomas and Counterfit Madison, Starlit Ways, and more.



This year, we took a look backstage as Jason Gay, CAPA’s Associate Vice President of Operations, explored some little-known features of our historic Columbus theatres. Some of these videos include:




Richard J. Helmreich, Chair

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur

Michael Petrecca, Immediate Past Chair


Lawrence L. Fisher, Vice Chair

Community Volunteer

Stephanie E. Green, Vice Chair &Treasurer

Fifth Third Bank

Sandy Zimmerman, Secretary

PNC Financial Services Group


Steven P. Brechter

Gray Stone Advisors

Nicole Callam

Huntington National Bank

Josh Corna

Continental Building Company

Kristina Daiker

Refinery Ventures

David English

Denison University

Robert Falcone, M.D.

Columbus Medical Association 

John F. Finn

Gardner, Inc.

Debra Griffin

Nationwide Bank

Karen Hough Majidzadeh


Stephen E. Ifeduba

Washington Prime Group

Linda Kaufmann

Cherry Hill Consulting

Thomas R. Krouse

Donato’s Pizza & Jane’s Dough Foods

Kathleen E. Lach

Morgan Stanley

Michael Lawson


T. Earl Levere

Ice Miller

Julie M. Lynch

Judge, Common Pleas Court

Wally O’Dell

Community Volunteer

Angela Pace


Steve Parrish

PVS Chemicals, Inc.

Ramona Reyes

Our Lady of Guadalupe Center

Liz Riley

Community Volunteer

Toshia Safford

The Center for Healthy Families 

Matthew J. Satterwhite

American Electric Power

Michael Schoedinger

Schoedinger Funeral Services

Mike Stickney

North Steppe Realty

Susan Tomasky

Community Volunteer

Laura Yaroma

Community Volunteer

Ex-Officio Trustees

Barbara Lach, emeritus

Coldwell Banker King Thompson

David Schoedinger, emeritus

Schoedinger Funeral Services

Chad Whittington

CAPA President & CEO

Community Partners

Corporate, Foundation, and Government Support

July 1 , 2020—June 30, 2021

AEP Foundation
American Electric Power
The Columbus Foundation
The William C. and Naoma W. Denison Fund
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council

Honda of America
L Brands Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

Worthington Industries

Big Lots, Inc.
Cardinal Health
Danbert, Inc.
Development Services Agency of the State of Ohio
Encova Insurance
G & J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc.
PNC Foundation

City of Bexley
City of Columbus
Crane Group Co.
Denison University
Fifth Third Bank
Huntington National Bank
John Gerlach and Company LLP
McGohan Brabender
Overmyer Hall Associates

Abbott Nutrition
Crabbe, Brown & James, LLP
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

The Chester Family Foundation
Montrose Group, LLC
TEGNA Foundation

Atrium Centers Inc.
BKG Services, Inc.
Fidelity Charitable
Grange Insurance Companies
Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
Kroger Company
Network for Good
Ohio Capital Corporation
In Memory of Gwendolyn Erdeljac
Schneider Downs
Wells Fargo Insurance Services of Ohio
Westwater Company

Fire Systems Professionals, LLC

Reflects donors who contributed $500 or more. If we inadvertently omitted your name, please accept our sincere apologies. Thank you for your support.

Individual Investors

CAPA is grateful to the following friends and investors who have generously given to our annual fund, ongoing capital projects, and education programs.

July 1 , 2020—June 30, 2021

DiMarco Family Fund of The Columbus Foundation
T.R. & Sarah Gross
Hattie and Robert Lazarus Fund of The Columbus Foundation
In Honor of Robert Lazarus
Meuse Family Foundation
Joan & Steve Parrish
Susan Tomasky & Ron Ungvarsky
The Estate of Jane H. Zimmerman

The Pam and Jack Beeler Family Fund of the Columbus Foundation
Cooper Family Foundation, William & Christy Cooper, Chrissy & Christop
Larry & Marion Fisher
Babette T. Gorman
Heather Grant & Michael Petrecca
Richard & Julie Helmreich
Mike & Linda Kaufmann
Tom Krouse
Barbara B. Lach
Lurie Family Charitable Fund of The Columbus Foundation
Mary Beth & Luke McCormick
Eric Niemeyer
Ruth Tallman Pifer Endowment Fund
Kara J. Trott & Robert Philips
Riley Family Foundation
Bob Weiler
Melinda & Chad Whittington

Anonymous (2)
George S. Barrett
Lynn & Paul Blower
Andre & Jennifer Bondurant
Steven Brechter & Christina Madriguera
Dorothy Burchfield
Josh & Amy Corna
Meredith & Jay Crane
Kristina & Matthew Daiker
Bill & Sonya Evans
Robert Falcone
Bebe & John Finn
Jim Ginter
     In Memory of Ida Copenhaver Ginter
Stephanie & Jack Green
Debra Griffin
Ann & Tom Hoaglin
Mr. Stephen Ifeduba, Esq. and Mrs. Terrilyn W. Ifeduba
Donna & Larry James
Drs. Scott Kurzer & Shu Wang
Kathleen Lach & Dan Rowan
William & Amy Largent
T. Earl LeVere
Pat & Wally O’Dell
Alicia & Greg Overmyer
Angela L. Pace
Alan & Lynne Parrott
Ann & Ron Pizzuti
Amie Preston
Curt & Peggy Robson
Matthew Satterwhite
Michael Schoedinger
Dr. & Mrs. Michael P. Stickney
Gillian Thomson & Kent Johnson
     In Honor of Barbara Markus
Marta & Scott Whitlock
Mr. & Mrs. William C. Wolfe, Jr.
Laura B. Yaroma
Sandy & Mike Zimmerman

Anonymous (3)
Randy Applegate
George & Vanessa Arnold
Sine-Marie Ayres
Larry & Donna Barton
     In memory of Donald Barton
Judith & Ashley Bird
Audrey & Mel Bornstein
     In memory of Bill Conner
The Team Brown Fund
Nicole V. Callam
Cap Clegg
John & Karen Cline
     In memory of Diane Walker
Beth Crane & Richard McKee
Dr. Patricia A. Cunningham & Dr. Craig R. Hassler
Lois & Edward Del Grosso
Elfi Di Bella
     In memory of Andi Wobst-Jeney
C. John & Flo Ann Easton Family Fund
Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Endres
Cindi Englefield & Dave Kaylor
David English
Cynthia Evans
Maureen Finn & Thomas Withgott
Allan & Carol Forsythe
Robert Fry
James P. Garland & Carol J. Andreae Fund of The Columbus Foundation
Dareth Gerlach
Wendy Gorman
Daniel Halligan
Laura, Dennis, Danaya Hartman
Robin & Peter Hersha
Michael & Fernanda Heyeck
Steven Hillyer
Hal Hodson
Lisa Howe
Lisa Ingram
Frederick M. & Judith K. Isaac
Sue Jablonski
Scott A. & Kimberly A. Jones
Steve & Diane Jones
Karen & Raymond Karlsberger
John N Kratz
Ray & Kemberly Lang
     In memory of Kenneth E. Meiners
Jeff & Wendy Luedke
Jamie Martin
     In memory of Rosemary Sargent
Martin Family Giving Trust
Jane & John B. McCoy
Ruth & Fred Miller
Bill & Jane Miller
James Mohr
Suzanne Nick
Ed & Mary Jane Overmyer
Michael & Janet Plunkett
Sue Porter & Mike Sayre
Toshia Safford
Dr. Philip & Mrs. Elizabeth Samuels
Rodger Schellhaas
David & Jeanne Schoedinger
Jay & Joyce Schoedinger
David R. Schooler
Sarah & Tom Shaffer
Wayne & Malcolm Sharp
Arthur E. Shepard Family Fund
Kenneth N Snyder & Susan E McNally
Jane & Tim Stehle
Nancy Strause
Chuck & Jojo Strickler
     In memory of Alfred B. Strickler, Jr.
Ralph & Joan Talmage
Brian Taylor & Holly Holtzen
Charles & Debra Taylor
Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. Thomas
Martha & John Trydahl
John & Lynn Vottero
Ronald Wilson
The Susan & Nathan Yost Fund
Robert Young

Anonymous (20)
Stanford Ackley
Wally & Robin Adamson
Jim Ayres
Jim & Jay Bahnsen
Gregory Barden
     In memory of Myron Barden
Robert Barrow & Carla Edlefson
Bartley Family
Gary & Dee Dee Barton
Cantor Bat-Ami & Rabbi Jay Moses
Fred Baughman
Kevin & Nancy Bauman
Dorothy & Rod Beehner
Melonia Bennett
Robert & Holly Besaw
June Bibler & Pam Higgins
James Bigham
Elizabeth Black
Jane Black
Charlotte & Michael Blaney
Sharyn Blecha
Paul & Nancy Bohn
Carroll & Joe Bowman
Al Brant
Dr. Mary Beth Breckenridge & R. Dale Farley Jr.
Steve & Vicki Buchenroth
Miranda & Joe Burke
Bev & Jerry Burns
Matthew & Terry Butterworth
Connie Cahill
Bill & Karla Calhoon
Deborah Christopher Canaday
Will Cann
The Capetanopoulos Family
Lucy & Jeff Caswell
David & Barbara Celek
Rob Chaffee
Chalker Family
Cara Chambers
Tina & Jason Clingerman
Shannon & Rick Coil
Jeff & Deb Combs
Joseph & Kathleen Corry
Rosemary & Michael Cox
Susan & Paul Crabill
Ken Cristofani
Dr. Paul & Kelly Culler
Larry Cunningham
William L. Curlis
J. Dandrea
Charles H. Dankworth
Marjorie & Elliot Davidoff
Dr. Stephanie Davis Wallace
Jon & Anne Davis
Chad & Adrienne Delligatti
Keith & Christy Dennis
Anthony DiAntonio
Jim & Anita DiCello
Philip & Christina Dietrich
Jack & Sue Dingle
Bernice & Bob Donaldson
Sylvia Dorsey
William A. Dorsey
Joshua Dressler
Jim & Mary Jo Early
Bernie Eddy
Paula English
Bernie & Linda Erven
Diana Ferguson
Richard and Donna Fishback
Jeanne Likins & Joseph Flood
Ed & Marti Foster
Ellen Frasca
Sallie R. Free & John C. Kovalo
Evelyn & Harvey Freeman
Mabel Freeman
Jerry Friedman and Sue Topolosky
Scott & Connie Gallaugher
Roberta Geiger
Scott Gerling
Amy Levine & Michael Gillespie
Catherine Gilliam
Roger N. Girard & Bev Kovanda
Philip Glandon
Walter Glaser & Teresa Caulin-Glaser
Eva Josephine Goode
Susan M. Goode
Joseph Goodman
Lisal & Don Gorman
Roy Gottlieb & Satoko Urabe
Philip B. Graham
Gunther Family Fund II of The Columbus Foundation
Bryant & Jeanie Hadley
Benjamin & Dana Hall
Bobby & Michelle Handley
Paulina M Hansplant
Phyllis Hart
     In honor of Darlene A. Hart
Dr. & Mrs. Randall C. Hastedt
David & Kathy Hayes
Darrell Heckman
Kay Hedges
Robert Heisler
Dan & Suzanne Helmick
Jo Hensley
Doug & Tricia Herron
David & June Hinkle
Diane Holz
Richard & Karen Hopper
Brian House
William S. Hupp
Fred & Trixie Hyser
Vic & Binnie Irelan
Richard & Donna Irene
Eric Jackson
Chris & Carolyn Johnson
David Jones
Linda & Jim Jones
Bob & Kathy Jones
Chris Kacmarsky
Raymond and Pauline Kahn Cultural Arts Endowment Fund
Ron & Laura Kalchik
Diane Kallenbach
Judy & Howard Kander
Suzanne Karpus
Eben Kent
Cindy & Skip Kipker
Midge Krause
Jamie & Jeff Kuhne
     In Memory of Jim Kuhne
John Lanka
Kelly Larkin
Linda Larrimer & Hugh Westwater
Joyce Leahy & George Needham
Martha H. Lighttiser
     In memory of Mary D. Hoban
Karen & Pete Linn
Jim & Kristen Livecchi
Cheri & Nelson Logan
Kathy Lopez
Bob & Jackie Loversidge
Thom & Edie Luce
Ed & Maureen Malek
John & Toni Marshall
Nelson & Nancie Marshall
Elaine E. May
Mr. & Mrs. James May
Diane & George McCloy
Renee & Thomas McElligott
James Medsker
Brian Meinardi
Jay & Sharon Michael
Jennifer & Patrick Miller
Al & Louise Minor
Leslee Miraldi
David & Crystal Mirth
Richard W. Moffitt
Malcolm & Barbara Mogren
Betty D. Montgomery
Tim Moore & Ken Hunger
Tom & Jessica Morris
Gregory & Karen Morrison
Vickie Murphy
Jane Mykrantz & Kiehner Johnson
Lynda & Stephen Nacht
Sam & Jane Narotski
Larry & Peg Neal
Caryn E. Neumann
Gerald & Ann Newsom
Allan & Kay Nichols
Jenny & Ken Novotny
Sue Ann & Don Ordaz
Kristen Oyler
Greg Pace
Robert Gray Palmer
Paul & Christina Pryor
Mary Raynor
Karin Richard & Brad Conway
Roger & Jill Rill
Randal Robinson
Mr. Thomas Robinson & Dr. Laura Hart
Mary & Paul Rodgers
Greg & Gayle Ruwe
Christopher, Jennifer Ryan & Reese Barker
Richard & Linda Schlanger
Randy & Mary Schoedinger
Richard & Sharon Schrock
Rusty & Lauren Schuermann
Kris Seitz
Bill & Susan Serr
Ken & Miriam Siegfried
Jim & Tammy Sites
Retta & Elliot Slotnick
Cynthia Snyder
Randy & Anna Sokol
Anita Somani & David Richardson
Donald & Virginia Songstad
Jed Sonstroem
R. Tyler Stant
Beth & Steve Steinberg
Sue Stimmel
Andrew Stock
Steve Stolte & Mardy Hanlon-Stolte
Mark & Melissa Sull
Margie & Mike Sullivan
Tom Szykowny & Susan Dutton
Greg & Jenni Thomas
Jeff Thompson & Susan Cole
Nancy L. Tomei
Sheila Torch
Larry & Becky Trover
     In Memory of Michael Dean Clark “Movie Mike”
Jim & Karen Turner
Lori & Mark Vaas
Ronald Wade
Adam Wagenbach & Kathleen Murphy
John & Joyce Wallach
John Wallrabenstein
Rodney Wasserstrom
Jeff Watson
Gifford Weary & David J. Angelo
Bill & Celeste Williams
Scott Wise
Michael Wolf
Mary & William Woods
Dennis & Margaret Yacobozzi
Barbara & John Young
Eugene & Beverly Zoll

In honor of Donald Barton
Larry & Donna Barton
Janet E. Baughman
David & Kristine Plisga
Anne Sidner
Margaret & Thomas Williams

Reflects donors who contributed $150 or more. If we inadvertently omitted your name, please accept our sincere apologies. Thank you for your support.


CAPA attracts patrons from all of Ohio’s 88 counties. The map highlights ticket sales that includes patron zip code data.


Like so many in the performing arts industry, CAPA’s revenues were significantly impacted by COVID-19 during Fiscal 2021. Operating revenue was down more than 72% (compared to Fiscal 2019), and ticket sales and concessions revenue declined by more than 99% (from Fiscal 2019 to 2021).

However, contributed revenue increased by nearly 65% during the pandemic, proving a true lifeline in supporting critical operations to maintain our historic theatres. CAPA is incredibly grateful for the support of the community throughout the pandemic and beyond.

Seizing the opportunity during the down time, CAPA completed nearly $1 million in maintenance and upgrades to our historic buildings during Fiscal 2021 through funding from non-operating reserves specifically contributed or allocated for capital improvements.