To Kill A Mockingbird – moving, poignant, beautiful theatre

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Atticus Finch – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee All Rise! Set in 1930’s Maycomb, Alabama, the stage version of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (based on the novelContinue reading “To Kill A Mockingbird – moving, poignant, beautiful theatre”

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR returns to Cleveland with 50th Anniversary Tour

Hallelujah! Jesus has returned… to Cleveland in Jesus Christ Superstar. About two years ago, Cleveland theatre audiences who were to attend night #3 of the updated national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar were told that Playhouse Square would be shutting down due to COVID-19 and that all performances were suspended. Today this 50th Anniversary tourContinue reading “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR returns to Cleveland with 50th Anniversary Tour”

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”

ANASTASIA Finds Home, Love, and Family in Cleveland

The national tour of Anastasia has come to Cleveland, and is playing now through February 23, 2020 on the Connor Palace stage at Playhouse Square. Bringing with it phenomenal design elements, melodic songs, and joyful dancing, Anastasia is a treat for the eyes and ears. Slightly different from the 1997 animated movie, the show isContinue reading “ANASTASIA Finds Home, Love, and Family in Cleveland”

Stage version of THE LION KING majestic as ever

Even with a new computer animated version of THE LION KING now out in movie theaters, Clevelanders are still loving the beautiful stage rendition of the Disney classic. Playing now through September 1, 2019 on the KeyBank State Theatre stage at Playhouse Square, THE LION KING remains royalty here in Northeastern Ohio. Back in 1994,Continue reading “Stage version of THE LION KING majestic as ever”

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”

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”

Cast Interviews – LOVE NEVER DIES, U.S. national tour 2018

Playing now through January 28, 2018 at the KeyBank State Theatre at Playhouse Square, “Love Never Dies” is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s follow up to his colossal mega-hit, “The Phantom of the Opera.” The cast members of this production are outstanding both on the stage and off, and graciously gave of their time to do someContinue reading “Cast Interviews – LOVE NEVER DIES, U.S. national tour 2018”

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!”