Dayton-born Mary Illes, a singular talent with a range of Broadway (“She Loves Me”) and national tour (“The Secret Garden”) experience, comes via Zoom to Orange Village’s Temple Emanu El for one evening of questions and answers, which is open to the public.
The Shaker Heights High School theatre arts department will present New Stages 39, a festival of new plays, written, directed, performed and co-produced by students. New Stages 39 will stream on demand online at shakertheatre.anywhereseat.com.
The Solon High School drama club will have four performances of “Freaky Friday” beginning at 7 p.m. April 15. Shows will also be at 7 p.m. April 16 and 17 and 2 p.m. on April 18. All shows will be limited to 150 attendees to insure social distancing.
Between 1933 and 1943, during the depths of the Great Depression and into the early years of World War II, federal tax dollars employed artists and craft workers of various media and with varying levels of experience, and kept them from poverty and despair.
On April 6, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland in Cleveland will host a panel discussion about a semi-autobiographical play by Ya’acov Buchan called “Whistle: My Mother Was Mengele’s Secretary.” The one-woman, one-act, one-hour play takes place during contemporary times, but the central char…
Cleveland-area playwrights George Brant, Eric Coble and Lisa Langford described their writing and inspiration struggles in the theater industry shut down by COVID-19, as well as their predictions for the future of theater during a virtual panel event hosted by the Cleveland Jewish News March 18.
Playhouse Square will reopen its doors with a month-long run of “The Choir of Man,” starting June 11 at the Mimi Ohio Theatre, 1511 Euclid Ave. in downtown Cleveland.
The theater department at Lake Erie College in Painesville will present an original play about life in the United States over the last year living with the COVID-19 pandemic from March 25 to March 28. In addition to the four live performances, there will also be a live stream on opening night.
Cleveland Jewish News arts and entertainment Columnist Bob Abelman will discuss the theater scene with local playwrights from 7 to 8 p.m. March 18 in a Zoom virtual event.
“Dear Artists, I’ve been wanting to write you all. Clearly, the most important thing at this moment is taking care of each other – putting our health care and essential workers in the best possible position to be safe and to help those directly affected by the virus. But it’s natural to also…
The final installment of recorded-live theater favorites currently being offered on PBS’s Great Performances is the sumptuous 2015 Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic 1951 musical “The King and I,” to be broadcast at 9 p.m. Aug. 21.
Amidst its recent offerings of recorded-live stage revivals of “She Loves Me,” “Present Laughter” and, coming at 9 p.m. Aug. 21, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I,” PBS’s “Great Performances” has scheduled a documentary about the making of a modern musical. “In the Heights: Chasing B…
As part of its Broadway At Home series, Great Performances will be rebroadcasting recorded live theater favorites on PBS, beginning July 24 with the 2016 revival of the musical, “She Loves Me.” This will be followed July 31 by the 2017 revival of Noel Coward’s comedy, “Present Laughter” and,…
While their musical “Fiddler on the Roof” was running on Broadway in 1964, lyricist Sheldon Harnick and composer Jerry Bock were creating another show about another Jewish family facing oppression. But while “Tevye’s people were resigned to their poverty, the Rothschilds were determined to c…
More often than not, classic thrillers come across as glass-encased museum pieces to today’s theater audiences, what with their arthritic wordplay, creaky plot twists and archaically excessive exposition spouted by dusty archetypical characters. They are more exhibition than entertainment.
“I hate theatre,” says a frumpy, effeminate middle-aged man (Jonathan Kronenberger) from his comfy center stage chair at the start of this play. He is talking directly to the audience that has gathered at French Creek Theatre, adding that he particularly hates plays that break the fourth wall.
As they did with “Chicago” and “Cabaret,” composer/lyricists John Kander and Fred Ebb manage to combine social consciousness and moral indignation with high entertainment in “The Scottsboro Boys,” currently on stage at the Beck Center for the Arts.