Your guide to summer fun in Ohio:

Summer fun in the Suburbs

Summer fun for the whole family in central Ohio suburbs.

“Matilda the Musical”

100 Price Rd. Newark

Dates: through July 13

Weathervane Playhouse presents the central Ohio premiere of the award-winning 2013 Broadway musical adapted from Roald Dahl’s story about a precocious 5-year-old girl who loves to read and has special telekinetic abilities.

Admission: $15 to $37

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”

Weathervane Playhouse, 100 Price Road, Newark

Dates: through June 29

Weathervane presents Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comic-drama, inspired by Chekhov, about the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings.

Admission: $15 to $37

Brooke LaValley | The Columbus Dispatch

Nelsonville Music Festival

3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville

Date: June 6-9

For its 15th year, the festival booked several bands who at their peak, bottled up the feelings of 15-year-olds nationwide, including Death Cab for Cutie and the Breeders. Mavis Staples will preside as the matriarch of the woodsy outdoor festival.

Admission: $55 to $90 for daily passes; $175 to $180 for weekend passes


100 Price Rd., Newark

Dates: through June 15

Weathervane Playhouse presents Elton John and Tim Rice’s Broadway musical, loosely based on Verdi’s opera, about a romantic triangle and political drama in ancient Egypt.

Admission: $15 to $37


Grove City outdoor movie series

Fryer Park, 3899 Orders Road, Grove City

Dates: June 6 – Aug. 1

“Smallfoot,” with other screenings continuing most Thursdays through Aug. 1; future films: June 13, “Mary Poppins Returns”; June 20, “Aquaman”; June 27, “The House with a Clock in Its Walls”; July 11: “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”; July 18, “Incredibles 2”; July 25, “Christopher Robin”; Aug. 1: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”; make-up dates in early August

Admission: free

Photo: Jeremy Daniel

“Finding Neverland”

Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St.

Dates: June 4 – 9

The Broadway musical drama, presented by Broadway in Columbus and the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts, is based on the 2004 Oscar-nominated film about Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie, whose 1904 London play “Peter Pan” was inspired by his friendship with a widowed mother, her four young sons and their make-believe adventures.

Admission: $29 to $99

Dispatch photo by Jeff Hinckley

Tuesdays at Trinity

Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University, 2199 E. Main St.

Dates: 7 p.m. June 4 – 18

The summer music series featuring Dixieland, choirs and brass bands kicks off with the High Street Stompers.

Admission: free


Movies by Moonlight

Town Square, Easton Town Center

An 80th anniversary screening of “The Wizard of Oz” will raise the curtain on the 13-movie outdoor-film series. Films will be screened weekly until the series concludes on Aug. 27 with “Runaway Bride.”

Admission: free

“Cecilia Vicuna: Lo Precario/The Precarious”

Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St.

Dates: through Aug. 11

The Chilean artist makes small sculptures from cast-off, everyday materials. This exhibit will include works made from materials found in and around the Wexner Center and Columbus. It runs concurrent with two other exhibits, “Jason Moran” and “Barbara Hammer: In This Body.” Gallery is closed on Mondays.

Admission: $8, $6 senior citizens and Ohio State University faculty and staff, free for members and students; free to all after 4 p.m. Thursdays and the first Sunday of the month.


Christian Nodal

Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St

Date: June 2, 9 p.m.

With hit single “Adios Amor” circulating both in his native Mexico and the U.S., the 20-year-old songwriter is poised to become the next David Bisbal, from whom Nodal has earned a stamp of approval.

Admission: $58.50 to $143.50