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February 05, 2017

Cleveland's Classic Theater Company Announces Six-Show Season for 2017-18 to Headline Hanna Theatre Home

CLEVELAND, OH Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director of Great Lakes Theater (GLT), unveiled an ambitious, six-production array of classics to headline the company’s 2017-18 season. Great Lakes Theater’s fifty-sixth year is scheduled to run from September 2017 through May 2018 at Playhouse Square’s Hanna and Ohio Theatres.

GLT will commence its 2017-18 season with the soaring musical epic, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, presented in rotating repertory with Shakespeare’s magical comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (September 29 – November 5, 2017). The company’s annual production of Dickens’ holiday classic, A Christmas Carol (November 25 - December 23, 2017) will bisect the season....

Related Shows:
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Beehive - The 60s Musical
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Christmas Carol


January 31, 2017

Great Lakes Theater Launches NEW Classics on Tour Series Featuring the Midwest Premiere of THE JABBERWOCKY

The FREE, family-friendly touring production will visit 21 venues across northeast Ohio.
Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will launch the world premiere its new Classics on Tour series with THE JABBERWOCKY, a free touring production scheduled to visit twenty-one neighborhood libraries and other public venues throughout northeast Ohio. The one-act play is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic poem The Jabberwocky, written by Dakotah Brown, Noah Moody and Chad Shohet and directed by GLT Director of Educational Programming Lisa Ortenzi. It features a touring company of four actors. The tour commences on February 21st, continues through March 19th and is a classics-inspired, educational performance for families and school-aged children (recommended...


January 18, 2017

Great Lakes Theater Presents Frederick Knott's Classic Thriller WAIT UNTIL DARK at the Hanna Theatre

CLEVELAND, OH - Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland’s Classic Company, commences the second half its 2017-18 season with Frederick Knott’s classic thriller, Wait Until Dark. The production will be performed in the company’s intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, February 17 – March 12, 2017. Joseph Hanreddy directs the production. Wait Until Dark is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Generous production support for Wait Until Dark was provided by Lubrizol. Great Lakes Theater is also supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Season support is provided by The Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council. Media sponsors for...

Related Shows:
Wait Until Dark


November 05, 2016

Great Lakes Theater's Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Playhouse Square for 28th Year

CLEVELAND, OH - The stage of the Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square will glow with good spirits and time-honored tradition when Great Lakes Theater (GLT) presents its twenty-eighth annual production of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol, running November 26 – December 23, 2016. The production has delighted more than 700,000 people in its history, making it one of northeast Ohio’s most-loved and best-attended holiday events.

Great Lakes Theater’s twenty-eighth annual production of A Christmas Carol is sponsored by The John P. Murphy Foundation – one of the production’s inaugural sponsors. The company’s 2016-17 season is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. GLT also receives support from The Cleveland Foundation...

Related Shows:
A Christmas Carol


August 22, 2016

MY FAIR LADY & TWELFTH NIGHT Launch Great Lakes Theater's 2016-17 Season

CLEVELAND, OH (August 23, 2016) - Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will commence its 2016-17 season at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square with a Fall Repertory that features the Tony Award-winning musical classic, My Fair Lady and Shakespeare’s enchanting romantic comedy, Twelfth Night. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory September 23 – October 30, 2016. Victoria Bussert will direct My Fair Lady. Drew Barr will direct Twelfth Night. My Fair Lady (Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner / Music by Frederick Loewe / Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion) is presented by arrangement with...

Related Shows:
Twelfth Night
My Fair Lady


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