Ain’t Misbehavin’ Does No Wrong at Great Lakes Theater 

Director/Choreographer Gerry McIntyre has done Thomas “Fats” Waller right with his production of “Ain’t Misbehavin” at Great Lakes Theater. This trip back in time in the Hanna Theatre is a smooth and sensual ride into all of the emotions of jazz.  Featuring a talented quintet of performers consisting of Tyrick Wiltez Jones, Colleen Longshaw, Brittney Mack, Jessie CopeContinue reading “Ain’t Misbehavin’ Does No Wrong at Great Lakes Theater “

The Soulful Sounds of HADESTOWN Tempt Clevelanders at Playhouse Square

The balance of the world is tilted in the wrong direction, and the characters of HADESTOWN are all tumbled up in the Greek drama of two love stories. Playing now on the Connor Palace stage through February 19, 2023, we are introduced to the company of this production by Hermes (played by the incomparable NathanContinue reading “The Soulful Sounds of HADESTOWN Tempt Clevelanders at Playhouse Square”

HAMILTON makes history cool in 2022

Playhouse Square is not throwing away its shot at giving Clevelanders the coolest history lesson ever told about our Founding Fathers. The national tour of HAMILTON is playing on the Keybank State Theatre stage now through January 15, 2023, and even someone who never liked history in school (this author included) will be impressed withContinue reading “HAMILTON makes history cool in 2022”

Life is Beautiful at Blank Canvas Theatre’s CABARET

We have no troubles here. In here, life is beautiful. The girls are beautiful. The boys are beautiful. Even the orchestra is beautiful! Welcome to Berlin’s Kit Kat Klub, where you can forget all of your worries! The outside has no hold on you while you are in this place full of music, dancing, andContinue reading “Life is Beautiful at Blank Canvas Theatre’s CABARET”

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”

Terror in the woods is bloody fun with EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL at Blank Canvas Theatre

If you haven’t yet snagged up your tickets for Blank Canvas Theatre’s EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL (running now through November 2, 2019), then you’d better run like you’re being chased and get on their wait list, because that’s the only way you’re seeing it now! This sold out* show is killing it here in Cleveland.Continue reading “Terror in the woods is bloody fun with EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL at Blank Canvas Theatre”

COME FROM AWAY is right at home in Cleveland

It’s hard to believe that in one of the most disastrous acts of terrorism, that the light of humanity can be found. However, that’s exactly what the uplifting COME FROM AWAY offers audiences at Playhouse Square on the Connor Palace stage now through July 28, 2019. But what is “come from away”? It’s a termContinue reading “COME FROM AWAY is right at home in Cleveland”

Cleveland gets a taste of New York in A BRONX TALE at Playhouse Square

There’s nothing more gut-wrenching than watching a loved one, especially a young person, make terrible decisions and not being able to stop them. A BRONX TALE gangs up on the audience with tough talk, macho choices, and (of course) song and dance at Playhouse Square now through May 12, 2019. Straight from the press release:Continue reading “Cleveland gets a taste of New York in A BRONX TALE at Playhouse Square”

MISS SAIGON flies triumphantly into Cleveland

A classic love story sweeps the stage as MISS SAIGON flies into Cleveland now through February 17, 2019 on the KeyBank State Theatre at Playhouse Square. The new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical is as triumphant as it is tragic, and shows how love can soar over time and distance. MISS SAIGON has musicContinue reading “MISS SAIGON flies triumphantly into Cleveland”

Cleveland hosts the razzle dazzle of CHICAGO

A murder. A highly publicized case. A money-inspired defense lawyer looking to spin his way to an exoneration. A defendant looking to win public favor through fake news. Sounds like any number of today’s headlines, but it’s actually the plot of the Tony Award winning hit, CHICAGO, running through December 2, 2018 at the PlayhouseContinue reading “Cleveland hosts the razzle dazzle of CHICAGO”