Best Live Theater

From the Best Live Theater edition

Shadowbox

164 Easton Town Center, Easton

614-416-7625

Web: shadowboxcabaret.com

An interactive mash-up of comedy, dance, theater and some old-time rock 'n' roll have made Shadowbox a reader favorite. Known best for their naughty - and occasionally raunchy - takes on pop-cultural icons, stereotypes and eras, the troupe's in-your-face showmanship is nothing if not show-stopping. With a rotating roster of seasoned performers who take their jobs seriously (themselves? not so much), the Shadowbox crew asks only one thing from its audiences: Let us entertain you.

Runners-up: CATCO, OSU Theatre