Great Lakes Theater’s MACBETH a triumphant tragedy

What turns someone who is described as “once a good man” into a bloody, merciless murderer of so many? Great Lakes Theater (GLT) takes on this hefty inquiry in the current production of William Shakespeare’s MACBETH, running now through April 15, 2018 at the Hanna Theatre at Playhouse Square. Directed by Producing Artistic Director, CharlesContinue reading “Great Lakes Theater’s MACBETH a triumphant tragedy”

20 years later, Mark and Roger still haven’t paid the RENT – 20th anniversary tour (video interviews included)

Mark, Roger, Angel, Maureen and the whole RENT gang are back, and still not paying the RENT in the 20th anniversary tour at Playhouse Square. The story about young artists trying to make it in New York’s East Village during the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis runs on the Connor Palace stage now through MarchContinue reading “20 years later, Mark and Roger still haven’t paid the RENT – 20th anniversary tour (video interviews included)”

MISERY is darkly delightful at Great Lakes Theater

“Nothin’ bad can happen to you now, not with Annie here. I’m your number one fan.” So opens the dramatic thriller ‘MISERY‘ at Great Lakes Theater, now playing at the Hanna Theatre through March 11, 2018. But bad things do happen to famous romance writer Paul Sheldon, as he wakes in the home of AnnieContinue reading “MISERY is darkly delightful at Great Lakes Theater”

MARIE AND ROSETTA a dynamic duo at Cleveland Play House

Music, God, inner strength, and squirrel-talk are all part of Cleveland Play House’s “Marie and Rosetta,” now playing the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square through February 11, 2018. Written by George Brant and directed by Neil Pepe, this show is a treat for the ears and the soul. “Marie and Rosetta” chronicles the journey ofContinue reading “MARIE AND ROSETTA a dynamic duo at Cleveland Play House”

Webber’s LOVE NEVER DIES kept alive by powerful cast, beautiful spectacle

“LOVE NEVER DIES” is currently playing the KeyBank State Theatre at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square now through January 28, 2018, and the lifeblood of this production lies in the awesomeness of the cast, and the pretty things that surround them. The show has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Andrew Lloyd Webber & BenContinue reading “Webber’s LOVE NEVER DIES kept alive by powerful cast, beautiful spectacle”

Rhythm is gonna get you at ON YOUR FEET!

It’s 1980/1990something and I’m in the back seat of my parents’ car on a long trip to somewhere. I’m transported here by the magical time machine known as “On Your Feet!,” the Gloria and Emilio Estefan feel-good jukebox musical that’s currently playing at Playhouse Square. Running now through December 23 at the Connor Palace, theContinue reading “Rhythm is gonna get you at ON YOUR FEET!”

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”