Cleveland gets WICKED

“It’s good to see me, isn’t it?” Glinda the Good asks this loaded question to the crowd upon entering the stage via a magical bubble in the national tour of WICKED. It’s her debut line, and it’s a question pertinent to both the on-stage Ozians, and to the audience at Playhouse Square, who is stillContinue reading “Cleveland gets WICKED”

Light It Up! CPH gifts Cleveland with a new holiday musical

Have you heard of Tinselville? If not, you will soon, as Cleveland Play House presents their new holiday musical LIGHT IT UP! there now through December 22, 2021 at the Allen Theatre in Playhouse Square. Complete with an interactive audience Light It Up Giveaway, Love Coupons, and lots of sequins, this world premiere new musicalContinue reading “Light It Up! CPH gifts Cleveland with a new holiday musical”

A Christmas Carol – a Christmas classic returns to Playhouse Square

Ghostly messengers have come to Cleveland again, as Great Lakes Theater welcomes the 2021 holiday season with its classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Running now through December 23, 2021 in the Mimi Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey to redemption is a heart-tugging winter welcomer. Framed within the home of theContinue reading “A Christmas Carol – a Christmas classic returns to Playhouse Square”

The Party of the Year – CPT’s Pandemonium returns with the Break of Dawn

To the delight of seasoned veterans and newcomers, alike, the light of live theater shown down upon the Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) campus on Saturday, September 18, 2021. The theme, the Break of Dawn, spilled onto every area of the organization as party-goers mingled with crowd performers, and as local artists brought their creative giftsContinue reading “The Party of the Year – CPT’s Pandemonium returns with the Break of Dawn”

Cleveland Public Theatre welcomes community back to live events with 2021-2022 Season

In a white tent on an experimental stage set up next to the church on the campus of Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT), friends and family gathered to celebrate the year that’s passed, and to welcome in a new season. Saturday, July 17, 2021 ushered in the excitement of a continued era of excellence with food,Continue reading “Cleveland Public Theatre welcomes community back to live events with 2021-2022 Season”

Pull up a barstool – The Choir of Man rocks out a raucous pub performance in Cleveland

Joyful. Emotional. Bouncy. ABOUT TIME. These are just a few of the words that express opening night of The Choir of Man at Playhouse Square’s Mimi Ohio Theatre. Running now through a just-announced extension date of July 25, these lucky 13 guys are here in Cleveland to celebrate! Taking the stage in an emotional curtainContinue reading “Pull up a barstool – The Choir of Man rocks out a raucous pub performance in Cleveland”

CPT Catapult – request for proposals

CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE ANNOUNCESCATAPULT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALSDEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2021 For more information, please visit http://www.cptonline.org – all Catapult information below can also be found there. Details below are pulled from CPT’s website and from CPT email updates. CPT’s mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances andContinue reading “CPT Catapult – request for proposals”

Rehearsing a Cleveland-area show? You’re needed for a story…

Cleveland-area theater folks: this is your call!If you are currently rehearsing a production (actor, tech, director, designer, producer, front of house, management, etc.) contact me at kate_klotzbach@yahoo.com. I’m doing a story on rehearsals and performances in the here and now, as we are getting vaccinated and things are opening up a bit more. I’m curiousContinue reading “Rehearsing a Cleveland-area show? You’re needed for a story…”

A year after shutdown, the community reacts to the re-opening of Cleveland’s Playhouse Square

It was March 12, 2020, media night for the Webber / Rice hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar, when Playhouse Square sent a notice to patrons: “Governor Mike DeWine has issued an order to postpone or cancel community gatherings. Playhouse Square and its resident companies Cleveland Play House, Cleveland State University, DANCECleveland and Great Lakes TheaterContinue reading “A year after shutdown, the community reacts to the re-opening of Cleveland’s Playhouse Square”

Blank Canvas does Drive-In, Cleveland responds to COVID-19

With record numbers of COVID-19 cases exploding in Ohio (and all over the country), it’s hard to feel any relief. However, Blank Canvas Theatre has created a prescription for the soul that has cured a bit of the frustration that comes along with local lockdowns: drive-in live theater. With two successful events completed, Blank Canvas’Continue reading “Blank Canvas does Drive-In, Cleveland responds to COVID-19”