Monday, October 04, 2010

Preview: Inlet Dance,, David Sedaris, Fairmount Center



Inlet Dance Theatre and The Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland have partnered to offer Stone by Stone, a fundraiser at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts, on the campus of St. Ignatius High School on November 12 and 13, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

The feature piece will be Stone by Stone by Bill Wade which is inspired by the Biblical story of Nehemiah rebuilding Jerusalem. Other Inlet pieces in the concert include Ascension, In, Not Of, ImPaired, and The Door.

Reserved seating tickets are $30, with limited $60 VIP tickets that include a post-show reception with the Inlet dancers on Friday. Tickets are available by calling 216-961-6968 or online at


David Sedaris, who will be speaking on Tuesday, October 12th at 8:00pm in the State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, is the rock star of speakers. His sold-out engagements, highlight his funny and philosophical tales which he has published in plays, such SantaLand Diaries. His books, which display his sardonic wit and incisive social critique, including Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, each of which became a bestseller.

Tickets, which are priced from $10.00 to $40.00, can be purchased at the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office, or by calling 216-241-6000.


The encore production of 13, a new musical, features the return of the entire original Ohio premier cast. 13 follows the lives of thirteen 13 year olds as they navigate their way through friendships, love, popularity, honesty, and growing-up.

My review of last year's production was: “13 is a slight script, which will have strong appeal to tweens and teens. It is being performed by teenagers, not theatre professionals, and it does itself proud on its own level. Adults should will themselves back to the age of teen angst. Teens should revel in life as they know it. And they should go and enjoy a group of kids who are having a wonderful time, making their personal dreams of being “stars” come true.”

The show runs through October 10, 2010 at Mayfield Village Civic Center, 6622 Wilson Mills Road, Mayfield Village which is at the corner of Wilson Mills and SOM Center Roads.


After seeing last years' production of Eat, It's Not About Food, I wrote: “If you are a teenager, the parent of a teenager, or an educator of teens, 'EAT IT'S NOT ABUT FOOD' is required viewing. Shut off the tv, stop the texting, and go. If you are teen, it could save your life or, if you are a parent, it could save the life of your child.” Now the theatre is making the show available for schools, colleges, universities, community groups and organizations throughout the region from November of 2010 to May of 2011.

The show puts the spotlight on the world of eating disorders, society's obsession with food, weight and body image, as presented through the eyes of teens and adults struggling with this epidemic,

For tickets to 13, or information about booking EAT (IT'S NOT ABOUT FOOD),
go to or call 440-338-3171.