Abbey Theater of Dublin Named Favorite Local Theatre for a Second Year

Seeing double in Dublin, Ohio, we are proud to share that the Abbey Theater of Dublin recently won eight 2023 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards. For the second year in a row, the Abbey won Favorite Local Theatre and Director Joe Bishara won Best Direction of a Musical.

The theater’s production of “GREASE!” and its cast members won multiple awards, including Best Dance Production, Best Performer in a Musical, and Best Scenic Design. In addition, the production won Best Choreography and Best Ensemble Performance; this is also the second year that the theater received both awards for a musical or play.

The Abbey and Evolution Theatre Company’s co-production of “McQueen” won the award for Best New Musical or Play. The story about fashion designer Alexander McQueen and his encounter with a sneaky fashionista made its North American premiere in May.

Over 40 of the theater’s performers, partners and crew were nominated for this year’s awards.

“The Abbey Theater of Dublin is making its mark with our pre-professional productions and collaborations on area premieres,” says Abbey Theater Supervisor Joe Bishara. “We are humbled by the support and recognition from our patrons and the BroadwayWorld Columbus Theatre community.”

The Abbey is looking forward to its 2024 season with multiple family-friendly, multi-generational and brand-new productions. Find the list of upcoming Abbey Theater shows by visiting the City of Dublin website at

Those interested in auditioning for an Abbey Theater production can find those dates on the Dublin Community Recreation Center’s Webtrac. Auditions are open for the theater’s pre-professional productions and the musical James and the Giant Peach Jr.

For more information about the Abbey Theater of Dublin, visit and follow the Abbey Theater on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About the City of Dublin, Ohio, USA

Dublin is a city of nearly 50,000 residents located just northwest of Columbus, Ohio. It offers residents and corporate citizens responsive services, attractive housing options, superior public education, direct regional highway access, abundant park space, thoughtful and strategic planning, innovative ideas and technology and a dynamic community life. Dublin is ranked the number one small city in Ohio and is consistently named one of the safest cities in the nation. It is home to more than 20 corporate headquarters, an entrepreneurial center, 4,300+ businesses, world-class events and the urban, walkable Bridge Street District. For more information, visit or call 614.410.4400.


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