Beck Center’s Curious Incident

A murder. An investigation. A journey. THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, based on a book by Mark Haddon and adapted by Simon Stephens, is a mystery that allows the audience a peek into the world of an autistic boy’s quest for the truth. Along the way, he discovers more than heContinue reading “Beck Center’s Curious Incident”

Great Lakes Theater grows a winner with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Bring your appetite for excitement to the Hanna Theatre at Playhouse Square because LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS has a ravenous singing plant that’s ready to eat entertain the masses! Described as “a horror comedy rock musical” with music by Alan Menken and lyrics and a book by Howard Ashman, Director Victoria Bussert has gotten everythingContinue reading “Great Lakes Theater grows a winner with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS”

Ain’t Too Proud – a jukebox musical with a tale to tell

There have been 24 different members of the Temptations since the group’s creation in the 1960s. First known as the Elgins, this original and quintessential quintet has gone on (in many 5-member formations) to sell tens of millions of albums over the decades, and to earn a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall ofContinue reading “Ain’t Too Proud – a jukebox musical with a tale to tell”

Immerse yourself in the Candlelight Hypothesis Workshop at CPT

“Part museum, part haunted house, part workshop, and unlike anything you’ve ever seen, this immersive performance empowers the guests to curate their own experience.” – Cleveland Public Theatre “I don’t want to tell people what they should experience, and I feel the art should speak for itself,” says director and creator Raymond Bobgan. He’s referringContinue reading “Immerse yourself in the Candlelight Hypothesis Workshop at CPT”

Shenanigans and tomfoolery make madcap THE 39 STEPS a rollicking good time at GLT

Person, place, or thing? What are THE 39 STEPS? This wonderfully frenzied caper springs from the 1915 novel by John Buchan, and is also derived from the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, which is now also adapted by Patrick Barlow for the stage. The romance / mystery / murder comedy features over 150 characters playedContinue reading “Shenanigans and tomfoolery make madcap THE 39 STEPS a rollicking good time at GLT”

To Kill A Mockingbird – moving, poignant, beautiful theatre

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Atticus Finch – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee All Rise! Set in 1930’s Maycomb, Alabama, the stage version of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (based on the novelContinue reading “To Kill A Mockingbird – moving, poignant, beautiful theatre”

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR returns to Cleveland with 50th Anniversary Tour

Hallelujah! Jesus has returned… to Cleveland in Jesus Christ Superstar. About two years ago, Cleveland theatre audiences who were to attend night #3 of the updated national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar were told that Playhouse Square would be shutting down due to COVID-19 and that all performances were suspended. Today this 50th Anniversary tourContinue reading “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR returns to Cleveland with 50th Anniversary Tour”

Cleveland gets WICKED

“It’s good to see me, isn’t it?” Glinda the Good asks this loaded question to the crowd upon entering the stage via a magical bubble in the national tour of WICKED. It’s her debut line, and it’s a question pertinent to both the on-stage Ozians, and to the audience at Playhouse Square, who is stillContinue reading “Cleveland gets WICKED”

Life is Beautiful at Blank Canvas Theatre’s CABARET

We have no troubles here. In here, life is beautiful. The girls are beautiful. The boys are beautiful. Even the orchestra is beautiful! Welcome to Berlin’s Kit Kat Klub, where you can forget all of your worries! The outside has no hold on you while you are in this place full of music, dancing, andContinue reading “Life is Beautiful at Blank Canvas Theatre’s CABARET”

The 20th Century Way at convergence-continuum (review)

“You can’t be charged for being something, only for doing something.” And thus spins the carousel known as The 20th Century Way, a two-person play running audiences in circles of “morality” at convergence-continuum now through December 18, 2021. Directed by Clyde Simon, the 90-minute, no intermission show is based on the true story of two actorsContinue reading “The 20th Century Way at convergence-continuum (review)”