Terror in the woods is bloody fun with EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL at Blank Canvas Theatre

If you haven’t yet snagged up your tickets for Blank Canvas Theatre’s EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL (running now through November 2, 2019), then you’d better run like you’re being chased and get on their wait list, because that’s the only way you’re seeing it now! This sold out* show is killing it here in Cleveland.Continue reading “Terror in the woods is bloody fun with EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL at Blank Canvas Theatre”

CPH’s PIPELINE a substantial look into broken system

Timely and riveting, PIPELINE at Cleveland Play House is a gripping piece of drama that reaches inside the humanity of educational disciplinary policies and exposes the souls of those affected on several sides. Now playing at the Outcalt Theatre in the Allen Theatre Complex at Playhouse Square through November 3, 2019, this Dominique Morisseau playContinue reading “CPH’s PIPELINE a substantial look into broken system”

All Hail Caesar at Great Lakes Theater!

If you are considering seeing a large, dramatic Shakespearean play where nearly everyone perishes, then you MUST run with the mobs to the Hanna Theatre to see the brilliance and the bloodshed of Great Lakes Theater’s production of Julius Caesar. Running now through November 3, 2019 at the Hanna Theatre at Playhouse Square, this “epicContinue reading “All Hail Caesar at Great Lakes Theater!”

Stage version of THE LION KING majestic as ever

Even with a new computer animated version of THE LION KING now out in movie theaters, Clevelanders are still loving the beautiful stage rendition of the Disney classic. Playing now through September 1, 2019 on the KeyBank State Theatre stage at Playhouse Square, THE LION KING remains royalty here in Northeastern Ohio. Back in 1994,Continue reading “Stage version of THE LION KING majestic as ever”

COME FROM AWAY is right at home in Cleveland

It’s hard to believe that in one of the most disastrous acts of terrorism, that the light of humanity can be found. However, that’s exactly what the uplifting COME FROM AWAY offers audiences at Playhouse Square on the Connor Palace stage now through July 28, 2019. But what is “come from away”? It’s a termContinue reading “COME FROM AWAY is right at home in Cleveland”

DEAR EVAN HANSEN – Cleveland loves you

Mom always said, “You should never lie, because once you tell a lie, one lie leads to another and another…” Evan Hansen should have heeded this advice, as his tailspin into false stories, social media, and popularity unfolds in mysterious ways in the musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN, which plays the Connor Palace at Playhouse SquareContinue reading “DEAR EVAN HANSEN – Cleveland loves you”

KING LEAR a tale of madness, deception at Beck Center

Family tragedy explodes across a looming stage in the Studio Theatre as the Beck Center for the Arts presents William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR, running now through June 30, 2019. For those not familiar with the story: an aging Lear (played by Robert Hawkes) decides to split up his lands amongst his three daughters: Regan (playedContinue reading “KING LEAR a tale of madness, deception at Beck Center”

NATIVE GARDENS is full of thorny laughter at Cleveland Play House

“First impressions are really good – great, actually.” But the first impression of new neighbors in an old neighborhood quickly shows us how the seeds of friendship are sometimes tricky to cultivate in Cleveland Play House’s NATIVE GARDENS. Written by Karen Zacarías and directed by Robert Barry Fleming, this tale of good soil and bad blood runs forContinue reading “NATIVE GARDENS is full of thorny laughter at Cleveland Play House”

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET worth every penny at Great Lakes Theater

A star-studded jam session like no other was recorded on December 4, 1956 at the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. Lucky for us, audience members can now relive the magic of this night of music (presented through Great Lakes Theater) as Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and “The King” Elvis Presley visitContinue reading “MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET worth every penny at Great Lakes Theater”

Cleveland gets a taste of New York in A BRONX TALE at Playhouse Square

There’s nothing more gut-wrenching than watching a loved one, especially a young person, make terrible decisions and not being able to stop them. A BRONX TALE gangs up on the audience with tough talk, macho choices, and (of course) song and dance at Playhouse Square now through May 12, 2019. Straight from the press release:Continue reading “Cleveland gets a taste of New York in A BRONX TALE at Playhouse Square”