Beck’s BUYER AND CELLAR takes us into the basement…

What if? This question leads to many places, but at the Beck Center for the Arts it leads into icon Barbra Streisand’s basement. Running now through October 9 in the Studio Theatre, BUYER AND CELLAR by Jonathan Tolins is a fictitious stroll that takes audiences into a strange world through the caverns beneath Babs’ home.Continue reading “Beck’s BUYER AND CELLAR takes us into the basement…”

Ain’t Too Proud – a jukebox musical with a tale to tell

There have been 24 different members of the Temptations since the group’s creation in the 1960s. First known as the Elgins, this original and quintessential quintet has gone on (in many 5-member formations) to sell tens of millions of albums over the decades, and to earn a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall ofContinue reading “Ain’t Too Proud – a jukebox musical with a tale to tell”

Immerse yourself in the Candlelight Hypothesis Workshop at CPT

“Part museum, part haunted house, part workshop, and unlike anything you’ve ever seen, this immersive performance empowers the guests to curate their own experience.” – Cleveland Public Theatre “I don’t want to tell people what they should experience, and I feel the art should speak for itself,” says director and creator Raymond Bobgan. He’s referringContinue reading “Immerse yourself in the Candlelight Hypothesis Workshop at CPT”

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…”

Beck Center for the Arts – powering through the pandemic

The Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood, OH has a long history through the decades. It’s served the community in times of war, recession, renovations, and now the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the past year of social distancing and remote learning, the faculty and staff of this west-side arts mecca has continued to offerContinue reading “Beck Center for the Arts – powering through the pandemic”

Western Reserve Playhouse turns on the radio for “It’s a Wonderful Life” this December

“This is a brand-new show that we’ve chosen! Originally, we were meant to perform the musical “My Favorite Year,” but were unable due to the pandemic. So, we decided to adapt a holiday classic into the radio show medium,” says Hannah Hilty of Western Reserve Playhouse (WRP). This year, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A RadioContinue reading “Western Reserve Playhouse turns on the radio for “It’s a Wonderful Life” this December”

Holsinger brings Frankenstein to Zoom, chats about performing solo

“Sometimes I have the real feeling of being a kid playacting alone in their bedroom,” says Holly Holsinger, as she talks about what it’s like to perform solo on Zoom. With one performance left of her show Frankenstein’s Wake (hosted through Cleveland Public Theatre), Holsinger is one of many artists who has stepped bravely intoContinue reading “Holsinger brings Frankenstein to Zoom, chats about performing solo”

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”

Cleveland theaters respond to pandemic

A recent WKYC.com article by Kevin Landers is boldly titled, “Ohio Citizens for the Arts warns without federal or state funding, theaters may never reopen1.” Amidst this life-altering pandemic, alarm bells go off when reading statements like this one. It’s true – the arts are hurting around the world right now. “The rate of unemploymentContinue reading “Cleveland theaters respond to pandemic”

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”