Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring 2011 Theatre Calendar

Go to the theatre--a list of spring theatre offerings

The calendar says it’s spring. Cleveland area theatres assume that eventually the weather will get nice and people will leave the warm safety of their warm homes and go forth. They have their offerings scheduled! Here’s a partial list of what’s on the boards:


LAST CALL CLEVELAND brings the company’s unique mix of live and taped sketches, songs and audience interaction to PlayhouseSquare for the first time.

April 1 AND 2, 14th Street Theatre

LES MISERABLES is in its new 25th anniversary production with new staging and spectacular re-imagined scenery. Part of the Key Bank Broadway Series.

April 5-17, Palace Theatre

AN EVENING WITH LUCILLE BALL: THANK YOU FOR ASKING is a touching, funny one-woman play directed by Ball’s daughter.

April 6-17, 14th Street Theatre

A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN is a funny multimedia musical comedy which takes the audience from the Catskills to a family’s survival of the holocaust.

April 27-MAY 1, Hanna Theatre

PASSING STRANGE Baldwin-Wallace students perform a musical about a young bohemian who charts a course for a world of sex, drugs and rock and roll.

April 29-May 1, 14th Street Theatre

WEST SIDE STORY, the musical that changed theater forever. Experience the songs and lines in English and Spanish. Part of the Key Bank Broadway Series.

May 3-15, Palace Theatre

GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL is a “tell-it-like-it-is” that looks at five female friends, with songs like, “I Will Survive” and “We Are Family.”

May11-22, 14th Street Theatre

For PlayhouseSquare tickets go to, call 216-241-6000 or go to the box office in the lobby of the State Theatre (M-Sun, 11 am-6pm).


Hanna Theatre 2067 East 14th Street, Cleveland

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA is a comic Shakespearean epic which tests friendship between two males when a woman enters into their lives.

April 8-23

For tickets go to, call 216-241-6000 or go to the playhousesquare box office in the lobby of the State Theatre (M-Sun, 11 am-6pm).


8500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

LEGACY OF LIGHT is a time-traveling comedy that contrasts two female scientists in their forties, one, in the age of Enlightenment, one in the present.

April 8 - May 1, Drury Theatre

MARIGOLD WARS fuses together sculpture, puppetry, music and multiple forms of dance to examine the struggle to find reason, peace and beauty.

April 14 - April 17, Baxter Stage

To obtain tickets for MARIGOLD WARS and obtain a list of other FUSION FEST offerings go to or call 216-795-7000.


2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION follows five Vermonters as they take an acting class with self and other revealing effects.

April 22-May 15

For tickets call 216-932-3396 or go to


103 South High Street, 6th Floor Akron

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING—THE SONGS OF RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN features the classic showstoppers from the R & H repertoire.

April 21-May 22

For tickets call 330-374-7568 or go to


17801 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood

THE UNDERPANTS is Steve Martin’s comedy about a puritanical bureaucrat and his wife, who becomes a celebrity when her underpants fall down.

April 1-23

For tickets: or call 216-521-2540


6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland

FEVER/DREAM asks the question: if someone made you CEO of your father’s multi-national corporation for a day, would you go crazy?

April 7-23

I HATE THIS AND THEN YOU DIE is a performance of two solo shows featuring David Hanson about loss and recovery and obsession and victory.

April 7-23

INSOMNIA: THE WAKING OF HERSELVES is a new work about a woman on the brink of some kind of change—death, mental collapse or self-discovery.

April 21-May 7

MY BARKING DOG is Clevelander Eric Coble’s play about two lonely people whose lives change when a starving coyote starts appearing at their doorsteps.

May 12-May 28

CUT TO PIECES is a haunting multi-media solo show which begins as a classic “who done it” and turns into a deep dive into a woman’s psyche.

May 26-June 4

For tickets to CPT shows call 216-631-2727 or go to


COMPANY, Stephen Schwartz’s musical about a commitment-phobic bachelor and his married friends. Songs include The Ladies Who Lunch and Being Alive.

April 28-May 15—6622 Wilson Mills Road, Mayfield

For tickets call 440-338-3171 or go to


HUCK AND HOLDEN, a coming-of-age tale of an immigrant Indian student who meets an alluring African American woman, by Rejiv Joseph, a Cleveland playwright who is nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

May 6-29—Studio One, Cleveland Play House

For tickets call 216-321-2930


VALPARAISO is a dark and comic probe into media celebrity in our tell-all culture.

March 18-April 16—The Litmus, 2440 Scranton Road, Cleveland

 is an absurdist romp about what happens when the mastodons escape and a friend steps in who has the wonderful bones.

May 13 - June 4

For tickets call 216-687-0074 or go to