Summer Musical: Annie

Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre is excited to announce "Annie" as our all-ages summer musical coming to the Westerville Central High School stage in July!

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930's New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Annie is the perfect musical for the whole family!

Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m.
Friday, July 28 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 29 at 2 p.m.and 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 30 at 3 p.m.

Westerville Central High School 
7118 Mt Royal Ave.

Your dog could be a star! We are searching for a medium/large-sized dog to be "SANDY" in our upcoming production of Annie. 

Please send a short video (a couple minutes long) of your dog, which demonstrates his/her ability to follow basic commands and any tricks he/she may know. We are looking to cast a friendly pup that is well-behaved around children and adults and is able to maintain focus while onstage. If you think your canine pal has what it takes to be in our production, email the audition video to Additionally, please forward your pet's current and up-to-date veterinary record and proof of dog license.

Auditions for "Sandy" will be accepted until June 2. 

Youth Summer Musical: Disney's The Lion King JR.

Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre is presenting its first youth-only musical, Disney's The Lion King JR., at the Alum Creek Amphitheater this June. The African Savannah will come to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle, and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. 


Thursday, June 1 at 7 p.m.
Friday, June 2 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 3 at 3 p.m.
Saturday, June 3 at 7 p.m. 

Alum Creek Amphitheater
221 W. Main St.

Tickets: $10 per person
General Admission tickets are available for purchase at the Westerville Community Center starting May 1.


Art Comes Alive: Public Art in Westerville Spaces

Westerville is dedicated to supporting the arts community. Throughout the City, you will find a collection of public art installations. With so much art to see and learn about in Westerville, check out the video below to discover how public art has grown in our area and positively affected the community. 


"A Celebration of Life" - The Cobert C. Collins Collection Cobert C. Collins sculptures span four continents, a dozen countries, more than 3,000 private and public facilities and are now on display in Westerville. A large portion of Collins' work was given to the Westerville Parks Foundation in partnership with the Cobert C. Collins Memorial Sculpture Fund, LLC. Through this partnership, his art will continue to be publicly enjoyed and sold in the greater Westerville area. His sculpted images range from six-inch tall representational figures to 20-feet tall steel abstracts weighing several tons. For additional information on Cobert C. Collins, visit