Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Theatre calender, Fall/2009

Fall is coming and the theatre season looks exciting!

In spite of the downturn in the economy, there’s a lot of local theatre that’s going to take place in the Great Cleveland area this fall. Here are some of the offerings:

Playhouse Square
Tickets: In person at the Box Office: Daily, 11-6, by phone--216-241-6000 or toll-free at 1- 866-546-1353, on line--http://www.playhousesquare.org. Smart Seats offers $10 tickets to a broad variety of performing arts engagements at PlayhouseSquare. Smart seats are available for MAMMA MIA! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Go to: http://www.playhousesquare.org/Events/smartseats.aspx.

Dixie’s Tupperware Party
September 30-October 18
14th Street Theatre
Join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol’ fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageous tales, free giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theatre stage.

Young Frankenstein
October 13-25
Palace Theatre
A musical comedy version of the classic Mel Brooks movie about the Frankenstein legend follows a young doctor as he creates a monster.

Mama Mia!
November 10-15
Palace Theatre
Abba’s songs propel this tale of love, laughter and friendship. A mother. A daughter. Three possible husbands. What more could you ask for?

November 18-December 13
State Theatre
The winner of 20 major awards, it tells the story of what happened before Dorothy dropped into Oz. There were two witches…one born green, the other beautiful and ambitious and…

Dobama Theatre
2340 Lee Road Cleveland Heights
Tickets: 216-932-3396

Ten More Minutes From Cleveland
By Eric Coble
September 25-October 18
If you think you know Cleveland, think again. Experience the eternal Browns tailgaiting party, watch students at CWRU falling in love using only their laptops, and find out how tall your grass can grow in Shaker Heights before you are arrested.

Gutenberg! The Musical!
By Scott Brown and Anthony King
Two aspiring playwrights, a piano and a musical about Johann Gutenberg, the printing press inventor.

The Cleveland Play House
8500 Euclid Avenue
Tickets: 216-795-7000

Beethoven, As I Knew Him
September 15-October 4
By Hershey Felder
Mr. Felder now brings the enthralling music and captivating life of Beethoven to the stage.

The American Songbook Sing-Along
October 6-October 11
By Hershey Felder
Hershey Felder brings you into the salon of America’s greatest composers of the past 100 years: Berlin, Kern, the Gershwins, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernstein, Sondheim, and more.

Inherit the Wind
October 23-November 15
by Jerome Lawrence & Robert Edwin Lee
Eighty years after the “Scopes Monkey Trial,” this classic courtroom drama about evolution, creationism, and an American society struggling to balance science and scripture.

A Christmas Story
November 27-December 20
By Phil Grecian
Based on the Cleveland based movie, this classic holiday comedy is a funny and sweet tale of growing up in the 1940s. A theatre experience for the whole family! FINAL YEAR!

Actors Summit
86 Owen Brown Street, Hudson
Tickets: 330-342-0800.

Are We There Yet?
By James Hindman, Ray Roderick, & Cheryl Stern; Music by John Glaudini
October 1 – 18
A musical revue about family.

For Better
By Eric Coble
November 5 – 22 (Changed)
A comedy about love in the Age of Twitter.

Guys on Ice
Book & Lyrics by Fred Alley
Music by James Kaplan
December 3 - December 27
An ice fishing musical comedy.

Ensemble Theatre of Cleveland
Cleveland Play House
8500 Euclid Avenue Cleveland
Tickets: 216-321-2930

The Man Who Came to Dinner
By George Kaufman and Moss Hart
October 2-25
A comedy set in a small Ohio town in the 1930s. An outlandish radio wit comes for a family diner and chaos ensues.

Beck Center for the Arts
17801 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood
Tickets: 216-521-2540

Fiddler on the Roof
By Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick
September 19-October 18
Based on tales by Sholem Aleichem, the musical centers on Tevye (George Roth), the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives.

Peter Pan, the musical
December 4-January 3
Based on the play by James M. Barrie, with music by Mark Charlap and Jule Styne and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
A return engagement of last year’s holiday hit about a boy who won’t grow up.

The Hi Fi Concert Club
11729 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
Tickets $20 at HedwigCleveland.com

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Text by John Cameron Mitchell
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Starring: Dan Folino as Hedwig
September 4th-October 3rd
A rock musical about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by an East German transgender singer.