Monday, November 24, 2008
Theatre calender, Fall/2008
Exciting theatre season in the Cleveland area
This is the time of year when shopping, party-going and entertainment is at its peak. The local theatres are filling their auditoriums with many holiday goodies.
Cleveland Play House
‘A CHRISTMAS STORY’
November 28 - December 21, 2008
A Cleveland Play House tradition in its 4th year! Based on the movie filmed in Cleveland in 1983, this classic holiday comedy is a funny and sweet tale of growing up in the 1940s suitable for ages 5 and up!
Cleveland Public Theatre
‘THE SANTALAND DIARIES’ by David Sedaris
November 28 - December 20
The elf is back by popular demand! ‘THE SANTALAND DIARIES’ is told from the perspective of a 33-year-old slacker who takes a job as Crumpet, a Macy's Christmas elf.
‘BOOM’ by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
November 28 - December 20
In this hilarious new work, a female journalism student finds herself surrounded by bourbon, fish tanks and a bunch of scary levers. It's the end of the world as we know it and this is the date to end all dates!
‘CRUMBLE (LAY ME DOWN, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE)’ by Sheila Callaghan
December 4 - December 20
A quirky new comedy about an old house and Janice, a 12-year old girl with an unusual Christmas list.
Tickets for all CPT shows: 216-631-2727, x501
State Theatre, Playhouse Square
‘RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR’
December 4-28, 2008
Features the Rockettes with their signature high kicks and precision choreography in multiple show-topping numbers including the legendary "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and "New York at Christmas."
Tickets: 216-241-6000 or go on line to www.playhousesquare.com.
December 5, 2008 – January 4, 2009.
Based on J.M. Barrie's tale, this is a high flying musical story of Peter Pan, Wendy, John, and Michael and their adventures in Neverland. Good for audiences of all ages.
44820 Middle Ridge Road
Now through December 14.
A church Christmas program spins out of control in this farce about squabbling sisters, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator.
28601 Lake Road
Bay Village, Ohio
‘MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET’
November 28-Decemberber 21.
Hired by Macy's for the holidays, Kris Kringle believes he is Santa Claus. As events unfold, a small girl's belief in Santa and the magic of the season are at stake.
Great Lakes Theatre Festival
‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’
November 28 through December 23.
Dickens’ classic tale of Scrooge and Tiny Tim performed at the Ohio Theatre.
Tickets: 216-241-6000 or www.greatlakestheater.org
2355 East 89th Street, Cleveland (free enclosed parking)
December 5 through December 28.
Langston Hughes’ gospel musical is Cleveland’s oldest theatrical holiday tradition.
‘SANDERS’ FAMILY CHRISTMAS’
December 4, 2008 through December 21, 2008.
A heartwarming old-time country musical for the holiday season.
Tickets: 330-342-0800 or www.actorssummit.org.
Posted by Roy Berko at 6:36 PM