Director of Marketing and Strategic Advancement
Great Lakes Theater
January 09, 2014
Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will launch the world premiere of SEVEN AGES, a free touring production scheduled to visit twenty-two neighborhood venues throughout northeast Ohio, to kick off the company’s 2014 series of Surround outreach programming. The one-act play is comprised of seven tales written by seven northeast Ohio playwrights (Nina Domingue, Mike Geither, David Hansen, Christine Howey, Anne McEvoy, Michael Oatman and Toni K. Thayer) and features a touring company of four actors directed by Lisa Ortenzi. The tour commences on February 11th, continues through March 5th and is designed to support Great Lakes Theater’s upcoming mainstage production of As You Like It at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which opens in April. All performances of the touring production are free...
November 13, 2013
THE SPECIAL MATINEE FOR CHILDREN/ADULTS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM
AND THEIR FAMILIES IS THE FIRST OFFERING OF ITS KIND IN OHIO.
CLEVELAND, OH – Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland’s Classic Company, will present a “sensory-friendly” matinee performance of its 25th anniversary production of A Christmas Carol for children and adults on the autism spectrum and their families at the Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare on Wednesday, November 27th at 11:00 a.m. Coordinated in partnership with Theatre Development Fund: Autism Theatre Initiative, the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Milestones Autism Organization, the exclusive performance for patrons on the autism spectrum is the first professional theater offering of its...
September 01, 2013
CLEVELAND’S CLASSIC COMPANY COMMENCES 52ND SEASON WITH SHAKESPEARE'S ROYAL EPIC AND SONDHEIM'S TONY-WINNING MUSICAL THRILLER AT THE HANNA.
CLEVELAND, OH (August 28, 2012) - Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will commence its 2013-14 season at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, with a Fall Repertory that features William Shakespeare’s royal epic, Richard III and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory September 27 – November 3, 2013. Joseph Hanreddy will direct Richard III. Victoria Bussert will direct Sweeney Todd. (Sweeney Todd’s music and lyrics were written by Stephen Sondheim based...
August 24, 2013
KELLY SCHAFFER FLORIAN and LISA ORTENZI
will jointly lead the company’s expansive education programming.
CLEVELAND, OH – Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland’s professional classic theater, announced the joint appointments of longtime, GLT education department staff members Kelly Schaffer Florian and Lisa Ortenzi as the company’s new Directors of Education. Florian will serve as GLT’s Director of Educational Services and Ortenzi will act as Director of Educational Programming.
“We are proud to promote two longtime company members into leadership roles within our organization,” said Charles Fee, GLT’s Producing Artistic Director. “Together, they bring a tremendous breadth of knowledge to our education department…forged by their extensive experience...
May 08, 2013
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 fourteenth annual All-City Musical, AIDA to crown the District’s 2012-13 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 31 – June 2, 2013. Tony Sias, Director of Arts Education for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, co-directs the production with Kimberly Brown. Aida, which features music by Elton John and lyrics...