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”

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”

You Belong at THE PROM at Playhouse Square

Whether you’re bringing a date or are going stag, attending the national tour of The Prom at Playhouse Square will give you a night to remember. Playing now through November 21, 2021 at the Connor Palace, this bouncy and sparkly musical pokes fun at stereotypes and bigotry, while delivering a message of acceptance and inclusion.Continue reading “You Belong at THE PROM at Playhouse Square”

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”

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”

Playhouse Square Announces New KeyBank Broadway Season

The Connor Palace was packed full of eager Clevelanders on March 3, 2020, as everyone awaited the big announcement of the KeyBank Broadway Series for 2020-2021, themed “Escape. Dream. Discover.” Featuring live-called stage manager cues, a WWF-style announcer, a giant screen with audience Tweets and lots of promo material, and some special guests, the eveningContinue reading “Playhouse Square Announces New KeyBank Broadway Season”

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”

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”

CLUE takes a turn on the Allen Theatre Stage

It’s a board game. It’s a movie. It’s a failed off-Broadway musical from the late ’90s. Now CLUE has mysteriously made its way to the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square as a play in CLUE: A NEW COMEDY, running now through February 23rd, 2020. Based on the 1985 Paramount Pictures film with screenplay written by JonathanContinue reading “CLUE takes a turn on the Allen Theatre Stage”

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!”