Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Fall 2010 Theatre Calendar
THE FALL THEATRE SEASON BECKONS
Fall is coming and the theatres of Northeastern Ohio are about to raise their curtains on what should be an exciting season. Support the arts!
ACTORS' SUMMIT THEATRE
Greystone Hall, 103 S. High Street, Akron (note the theatre's new venue)
TICKETS: 330-374-7568, info: actorssumit.org
A MURDER, A MYSTERY & A MARRIAGE
October 14-Nov 7
A Mark Twain inspired folk musical.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Nov 26-Dec 29
A touring troupe of players uses mime, imagination and storytelling to bring Dickens's famous holiday tale to life.
17801 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood
Tickets: 216-521-2540 or www.beckcenter.org
MY FAIR LADY
Sept 17-Oct 17
Lerner and Loewe's award winning musical based on George Bernard Shaw's PYGMALION.
Oct 8-Nov 7
Dorothy Silver, Cleveland's grande dame of theatre, stars in Arthur Kopit's play about a woman who has a life-shattering stroke.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Dec 3-Jan 2
The rock/western/country musical that retells the biblical story of Joseph.
Kennedy's Down Under-Playhouse Square
Tickets: 216-241-6000 or www.playhousesquare.org
ALL THAT FALL
Sept 10-Oct 16
Samuel Beckett's psychological and physical one-day journey of an elderly man which takes place in a radio studio enhancing the aural technical requirements of storytelling.
CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE
6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland
PANDEMONIUM 10: The Wild Side
Saturday, Sept 11, 7pm
Cleveland Public Theatre's annual fundraising extravaganza! Features dozens of the areas' theatre, dance, and visual performers, along with fabulous food and drink.
THE BOOK OF GRACE-Levin Theatre
Sept 30-Oct 16
Suzan-Lori Park's multi-layered tale of terrorism, borders, families and the consequences of history.
DON'T CALL ME FAT-Gordon Square Theatre
A world premiere penned by artist-in-residence Ozen Yulai, an internationally acclaimed Turkish writer, which follows one man from obesity to celebrity.
KILL WILL-Storefront Studio Theatre
Back by popular demand! Murder, Revenge, Suicide, Cannibalism
OPERA PER TUTTI PRESENTS: IL TABARRO-James Levine Theatre
A one-act operatic drama by master composer Giacomo Puccini tells the story of love, desperation and violence.
CONNI'S AVANT GARDE RESTAURANT
Hailed as 'dinner theatre of the absurd” it mixes the ingredients of fine food, wine and a send-up of avant-garde pomposity.
CLEVELAND PLAY HOUSE
8500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
Tickets: 216-795-7000 or www.clevelandplayhouse.com
THE 39 STEPS
Sept 17 - OCT 10-Drury Theatre
A quick-witted and acrobatic cast of four creates over 150 characters in this one part Hitchcock masterpiece, one part juicy spy novel, and a bit of Monty Python comedy.
Ed Asner (Lew Grant on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”) stars in a one-man show as the 32nd U.S. president. Tickets for the CPH fund-raiser are $95 (including premium seating and a reception with Asner) and $50 for only the performance.
THE KITE RUNNER
Oct 15-Nov 7-Bolton Theatre
Based on the acclaimed novel, the play goes inside an Afghanistan few of us know, and shows the human face beneath the headlines with a tale of friendship, family and redemption.
THIS WONDERFUL LIFE
Nov 26-Dec 19-Drury Theatre
James Leaming stars in a one-man adaptation of Frank Capra's beloved classical film.
The Liminis 2438 Scranton Road, Tremont
SAY YOU LOVE SATAN
A comic tale of temptation by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Oct 15-Nov 13
Jose Rivera's drama in which a lonely heiress invites two strangers to a strange feast commemorating the death of her parents.
2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights
THE WALWORTH FARCE
Sept 9-Oct 3
A tender insight into what happens when we become stuck in the stories we tell about our lives.
DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
Oct 29-Nov 21
A new play by award-winning Sarah Ruhl which traces one woman's accidental quest to make a few people feel just a little bit better about themselves.
A staged reading by Baldwin Wallace College students at Dobama.
THE NEW CENTURY
December 10-January 9, New Year's Eve Bash on December 31
A Paul Rudnick comedy, which raises questions not easily answered.
GREAT LAKES THEATER FESTIVAL
Tickets: 216-241-6000 or www.greatlakestheater.org
Sept 24-Oct 31
Shakespeare's supreme villain meets literature's most tragic hero in one of the greatest classic tragedies.
AN IDEAL HUSBAND
Oscar Wilde's romantic, convoluted comedy of manners, which examines the crossroads where money, power and ethics collide.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL-Ohio Theatre
Charles Dickens'classic tale of one man's redemption.
2355 East 89th Street
Tickets: 216-795-7077 or www.karamuhouse.org
Sept 17-Oct 10-Jelliffe Theatre
A performance piece which combines poetry and photography to examine the local foreclosure crisis.
Oct 29-Nov 21-Arena Theatre
FROM BREAST CANCER TO BROADWAY
A musical consisting of eleven stories of cancer survivors.
Dec 10-Dec 30
Clevelander and Karamu alumni Langston Hughes' gospel musical, told with dancing and verse.
Tickets: www.playhousesquare.org or 216-241-6000
DIXIE'S TUPPERWARE PARTY
Sept 29-Oct 31--14th Street Theatre
Dixie Longate returns to throw good ol' fashioned Tupperware parties filled with outrageous tales, giveaways and audience participation.
BLUE MAN GROUP
Oct 5-17-Palace Theatre
Escape the ordinary and surround yourself in an explosion of comedy, music, and technology with this high-octane theatrical experience. (Part of the Key Bank Broadway series.)
THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS
Oct 16-Ohio Theatre
A wickedly witty adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view.
Oct 22-24-Palace Theatre
A musical based on the hilarious MGM film which centers on Elle Woods, and why it's not a good idea to underestimate the mind of a “dumb blonde.”
Nov 4-21--14th Street Theatre
Features a comedic ensemble acting out the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities, in the celebs own words.
BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
Nov 19-Dec 12-=-State Theatre
The winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this_ is a joyous celebration of one young boy's journey to make his dreams come true. (Part of the Key Bank Broadway series.)
THE SANTA LAND DIARIES
Nov 26 - Dec 19-- 14th Street Theatre
Cleveland Public Theatre presents David Sedaris' comedy about a 33-year-old slacker who takes a job as a Macy's Christmas elf and uses his position to teach parents and children the realities of holiday cheer.
MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH, AND I'M HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Dec 9-11-- Hanna Theatre
Comedian Steve Solomon arrives home to celebrate the holidays, and is thrown together with all of his dysfunctional relatives in a riotous celebration.
Posted by Roy Berko at 4:27 PM