A year after shutdown, the community reacts to the re-opening of Cleveland’s Playhouse Square

It was March 12, 2020, media night for the Webber / Rice hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar, when Playhouse Square sent a notice to patrons: “Governor Mike DeWine has issued an order to postpone or cancel community gatherings. Playhouse Square and its resident companies Cleveland Play House, Cleveland State University, DANCECleveland and Great Lakes TheaterContinue reading “A year after shutdown, the community reacts to the re-opening of Cleveland’s Playhouse Square”

Beck Center for the Arts – powering through the pandemic

The Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood, OH has a long history through the decades. It’s served the community in times of war, recession, renovations, and now the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the past year of social distancing and remote learning, the faculty and staff of this west-side arts mecca has continued to offerContinue reading “Beck Center for the Arts – powering through the pandemic”

Bob Abelman’s got stage fright… (an interview)

As one reads through the book “All the World’s a Stage Fright” by Bob Abelman, it is easy for one’s inner Shakespeare nerd to emerge and squeee with joy. The book, subtitled “Misadventures of a Clandestine Critic: A Novella,” is 128 pages about a fictious actor’s journey through the terror of performing Shakespeare. Each chapterContinue reading “Bob Abelman’s got stage fright… (an interview)”