The Soulful Sounds of HADESTOWN Tempt Clevelanders at Playhouse Square

The balance of the world is tilted in the wrong direction, and the characters of HADESTOWN are all tumbled up in the Greek drama of two love stories. Playing now on the Connor Palace stage through February 19, 2023, we are introduced to the company of this production by Hermes (played by the incomparable NathanContinue reading “The Soulful Sounds of HADESTOWN Tempt Clevelanders at Playhouse Square”

HAMILTON makes history cool in 2022

Playhouse Square is not throwing away its shot at giving Clevelanders the coolest history lesson ever told about our Founding Fathers. The national tour of HAMILTON is playing on the Keybank State Theatre stage now through January 15, 2023, and even someone who never liked history in school (this author included) will be impressed withContinue reading “HAMILTON makes history cool in 2022”

A CATS Life – interview with national tour 2022 cast member MEGAN ARSENEAU

The tour life is a magical ride, especially for a CAT! Wright State University grad Megan Arseneau gives a little insight into feline life on the road as a Swing in the 2022 national tour of CATS, now playing at the Connor Palace at Playhouse Square. Kate Klotzbach: What is your role / job onContinue reading “A CATS Life – interview with national tour 2022 cast member MEGAN ARSENEAU”

Les Misérables brings a revolution to Playhouse Square

“Do you hear the people sing? Say, do you hear the distant drums? It is the future that they bring when tomorrow comes!” The 2022 national tour of Les Misérables has kicked off the revolution here in Cleveland, and it’s dark, exciting, and frenetic from the moment the curtain rises. Those fans who’ve listened toContinue reading “Les Misérables brings a revolution to Playhouse Square”

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”