Witches of WICKED are still POPULAR in Cleveland

The witches of WICKED are back in Cleveland, bringing with the them magic of Oz (before Dorothy arrived), now through December 3 on the KeyBank State Theatre Stage at Playhouse Square. With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, the story is one for all ages, with stunning visuals, amazing vocals,Continue reading “Witches of WICKED are still POPULAR in Cleveland”

WAITRESS serves up food for the soul at Playhouse Square

Soul searching and pie making go hand-in-hand in the hit musical, “Waitress,” opening the U.S. national tour at Playhouse Square through November 5, 2017. Playing the Connor Palace, this heart-warming story inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s film is the powerhouse brainchild of the all-female creative team featuring original music and lyrics by Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles,Continue reading “WAITRESS serves up food for the soul at Playhouse Square”

Hello! THE BOOK OF MORMON joyfully rings Cleveland’s doorbell

Clevelanders: ANSWER YOUR DOORBELLS because the Mormons have arrived at Playhouse Square! Playing for a limited engagement on the KeyBank State Theatre stage now through September 17, these shiny, happy preachers are here to share “The Book of Mormon” with you through song, dance, sparkles, warlords and even some F-bombs. The brainchild of Southpark’s TreyContinue reading “Hello! THE BOOK OF MORMON joyfully rings Cleveland’s doorbell”

Love is in the air with AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Playhouse Square

Love is dancing along the State Theatre stage at Playhouse Square now through July 9th as “An American In Paris” visits Cleveland. In the tumult of post-war 1945, an American soldier named Jerry Mulligan (McGee Maddox) “misses” his trip back home and finds himself wandering the streets of Paris, wondering at the sights and soundsContinue reading “Love is in the air with AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Playhouse Square”

Something Rotten! Ripe with Zany Fun

Plain and simple – it’s pure entertainment. Playing now through May 14th on the Connor Palace stage of Playhouse Square, ‘Something Rotten!’ is an irreverent homage to musicals and the joy of the stage. This 2-hour and 20-minute show is both a blitz of jazz hands, and a personal game of name-that-show. But note: thisContinue reading “Something Rotten! Ripe with Zany Fun”

Talespinner Brews Up a Bit of Magic with RED ONION, WHITE GARLIC

It’s always like stepping into another world when walking through the doors of Talespinner Children’s Theatre (TCT). Now into the beginning of its “second five years,” the still chronologically young theater is making magic for all ages with its current tale, “Red Onion, White Garlic (a Tale of Indonesia),” running April 8th through 30th, 2017. TheContinue reading “Talespinner Brews Up a Bit of Magic with RED ONION, WHITE GARLIC”

CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME a perfect puzzle at Playhouse Square

It’s rare that a show functions so perfectly in all elements of its production that it feels like the tech, movement, and acting were all created together. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is a pure example of theater done just so, and it’s incredible. Running now through April 9 in the ConnorContinue reading “CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME a perfect puzzle at Playhouse Square”

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE navigates a complicated road of manipulation and family at CPH

Learning to drive is a right of passage for many. “How I Learned to Drive” (HILTD) at Cleveland Play House is a journey of both real driving and the navigation of family secrets. Playing now through March 26, 2017 on the Allen Theatre mainstage at Playhouse Square, HILTD is a complicated but well-written gem. AuthoredContinue reading “HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE navigates a complicated road of manipulation and family at CPH”

THE KING AND I revival is a classic filled with beauty, tradition, etc. etc. etc.

With the whoosh of a gorgeous silky curtain, the audience is immediately spirited away into a far-off land in the revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein (R&H) classic, “The King and I.” Playing now through February 26, 2017 on the Connor Palace stage of Playhouse Square, this old-school musical is a rich example of AmericanContinue reading “THE KING AND I revival is a classic filled with beauty, tradition, etc. etc. etc.”

Audiences will howl with delight at CPH’s Baskerville

Attention-grabbing characters and lightning-quick costume changes are the highlights of the madcap fun of “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” at Cleveland Play House. Playing now through February 12, 2017 in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, the larger-than-life comedy is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles. Starring Dr. WatsonContinue reading “Audiences will howl with delight at CPH’s Baskerville”