Great Lakes Theater grows a winner with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Bring your appetite for excitement to the Hanna Theatre at Playhouse Square because LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS has a ravenous singing plant that’s ready to eat entertain the masses! Described as “a horror comedy rock musical” with music by Alan Menken and lyrics and a book by Howard Ashman, Director Victoria Bussert has gotten everythingContinue reading “Great Lakes Theater grows a winner with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS”

Shenanigans and tomfoolery make madcap THE 39 STEPS a rollicking good time at GLT

Person, place, or thing? What are THE 39 STEPS? This wonderfully frenzied caper springs from the 1915 novel by John Buchan, and is also derived from the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, which is now also adapted by Patrick Barlow for the stage. The romance / mystery / murder comedy features over 150 characters playedContinue reading “Shenanigans and tomfoolery make madcap THE 39 STEPS a rollicking good time at GLT”

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”

SLEUTH a cunning game of wills at Great Lakes Theater

Deceit and mind games are the slick vehicles that drive the mystery of SLEUTH, running now through March 8, 2020 at the Hanna Theatre in Playhouse Square. Directed by Charles Fee, this Great Lakes Theater production has enough mayhem to keep audience members guessing and gasping until the very end. Milo Tindle (Jeffrey C. Hawkins) doesn’tContinue reading “SLEUTH a cunning game of wills at Great Lakes Theater”

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!”

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”

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”

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”

Lisa Ortenzi of Great Lakes Theater talks about HUCK FINN

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) Classics on Tour is spreading the “power and passion of theater” with their touring production of “HUCK FINN,” written by Mark Twain, adapted by Eric Schmiedl, and directed by Lisa Ortenzi. Playing for free at various public venues through Cleveland and northeastern Ohio, your family can experience the journey of HuckContinue reading “Lisa Ortenzi of Great Lakes Theater talks about HUCK FINN”

HUCK FINN tour floating to a venue near you – GLT cast interview

“You’ll find friends in the most unusual places,” says cast member Chelsea Cannon, describing one of the things that audiences will learn in the 2018 Great Lakes Theater touring production of HUCK FINN. Kicking off the free public tour on Tuesday, February 6 at Talespinner Children’s Theatre (Reinberger Auditorium), the 60-minute adventure of Huckleberry FinnContinue reading “HUCK FINN tour floating to a venue near you – GLT cast interview”