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January 15, 2015

A FREE Touring Production of THE GREAT GLOBE ITSELF Will Travel to Twenty-Seven Venues Across NE Ohio

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will launch the world premiere of THE GREAT GLOBE ITSELF, a free touring production scheduled to visit twenty-seven neighborhood venues throughoutnortheast Ohio, to kick off the company’s 2015 series of Surround outreach programming. The one-act play is written and directed by David Hansen, GLT Education Outreach Associate, and features a touring company of three actors. The tour commences on March 3rd, continues through April 2nd and is designed to support Great Lakes Theater’s upcoming mainstage production of The Tempest at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which opens in April. All performances of the touring production are free and open to the public, with the exception of performances at area schools, which are private.

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November 14, 2014

Great Lakes Theater's Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to PlayhouseSquare for 26th Year

CLEVELAND, OH - The stage of the Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare will glow with good spirits and time-honored tradition when Great Lakes Theater (GLT) presents its twenty-sixth annual production of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol, running November 29 – December 23, 2014. The production has delighted more than 650,000 people in its history, making it one of northeast Ohio’s most-loved and best-attended holiday events.

Great Lakes Theater’s twenty-sixth annual production of A Christmas Carol is sponsored by The John P. Murphy Foundation – one of the production’s inaugural sponsors. The company’s 2014-15 season is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. GLT also receives support from The Cleveland Foundation and...

Related Shows:
A Christmas Carol


August 30, 2014

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR & LES MISERABLES Launch Great Lakes Theater's 2014-15 Season

CLEVELAND, OH (September 2, 2014) - Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will commence its 2014-15 season at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare with a Fall Repertory that features William Shakespeare’s uproarious battle of the sexes, The Merry Wives of Windsor and a new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical epic, Les Misérables. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory September 26 – November 9, 2014. Tracy Young will direct The Merry Wives of Windsor. Victoria Bussert will direct Les Misérables. (Les Misérables was created by Alain Boublil and Jean Marc-Natel based on a novel by Victor Hugo. Its...

Related Shows:
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Les Miserables


April 25, 2014

Cleveland Metropolitan School District STUDENTS PRESENT RENT As Fifteenth Annual All-City Musical

Producing partners include Great Lakes Theater, The Human Fund,
The Musical Theater Project and PlayhouseSquare.
CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) will present its fifteenth annual All-City Musical, RENT to crown the District’s 2013-14 series of All-City Arts Programming. The production features the talents of over fifty CMSD students from across the District and will take place on the stage of the Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, May 30 – June 1, 2014. Tony Sias, Director of Arts Education for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, co-directs the production with the CMSD All-City Arts Program’s Managing Director, Kimberly...


March 31, 2014

Great Lakes Theater Names New Director of Development

Don Bernardo joins the company’s six-member management team.
CLEVELAND, OH – Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland’s professional classic theater company, announced the appointment of Don Bernardo as the company’s new director of development today. As the head of GLT’s development department, Bernardo will oversee all individual, corporate and foundation fundraising efforts for the organization. Approximately $2M of the company’s $3.7M annual operating budget is generated from contributed income sources each season.
"Live theatre has been a passion of mine since I was very young,” said Bernardo regarding his recent appointment. “I am thrilled to join Great Lakes Theater's management team, and to have an opportunity to work with our dedicated board of trustees and many funders in...