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”

The Night Alive examines mess of life at Dobama

Some experiences make one examine life. Some experiences make one want to clean the house (physically and metaphorically). Dobama’s “The Night Alive” does both. Running now through February 12, 2107, the Connor McPherson play is an investigation of people and of the messiness of their inner and outer lives. Featuring the brave cast of JoelContinue reading “The Night Alive examines mess of life at Dobama”

Talent trumps spectacle in this ‘Into The Woods’ revival

This is the re-imagination of a classic that you didn’t know you were waiting for – Fiasco Theater’s “Into the Woods.” The surprise of the season is playing the Connor Palace at Playhouse Square now through  January 29, 2017. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by James Lapine, the direction of Noah BrodyContinue reading “Talent trumps spectacle in this ‘Into The Woods’ revival”

Starcatcher catches the imagination at Dobama Theatre

“To have faith is to have wings…” Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher There are many stories about the legend of Peter Pan, and Dobama Theatre’s prequel production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” is one of the more enchanting tales. This 5-time Tony Award winning play will continue its encore run now through December 31,Continue reading “Starcatcher catches the imagination at Dobama Theatre”

Grinch gets his grump on at Playhouse Square

The world’s most fantastic green, fuzzy buzzkill has taken over the Connor Palace stage at Playhouse Square, as Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical continues its run through December 11, 2016. Based on the much-loved animated television classic Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, the stage musical features all of theContinue reading “Grinch gets his grump on at Playhouse Square”

Get entertained by a Norse Goddess, Naughty Angels, and Moses Cleaveland at CPT’s ‘Light the Lights, Ol’ Moses CLE (A Wild Holiday Romp)’

Get ready, Cleveland, because the holidays are not quite the same this year. Currently, Cleveland Public Theatre is gifting northeast Ohio with 13 cast members, in 10-15 minute scenes, and featuring three types of soup at one big show with zero partridges in a pear tree… but don’t worry: you won’t even notice the lack of partridges because ofContinue reading “Get entertained by a Norse Goddess, Naughty Angels, and Moses Cleaveland at CPT’s ‘Light the Lights, Ol’ Moses CLE (A Wild Holiday Romp)’”