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2016-2017 Season

My Fair Lady
  • September 23 - October 29, 2016
  • Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

My Fair Lady

The Tony Award-Winning Broadway Musical Classic

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When the opinionated linguistics professor and bachelor Henry Higgins wagers that he can convert a lowly Cockney flower girl named Eliza Doolittle into a lady of high society, he never bargains for the unexpected transformation that she will evoke within him. Featuring such enduring Broadway favorites as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “The Rain in Spain,” “On the Street Where You Live” and “Get Me to the Church on Time,” this acclaimed musical is a joyful classic that the entire family will enjoy.

Flexible 3, 4, 5 and 6-play subscriptions are available now!
Single performance tickets go on sale August 8.

Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner / Music by Frederick Loewe / Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Play Pygmalion
Directed by Victoria Bussert

Twelfth Night
  • September 30 - October 30, 2016
  • Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

Twelfth Night

Shakespeare's Enchanting Romantic Comedy

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Hope seems lost when a violent shipwreck separates young Viola from her boat and twin brother. However, tragedy quickly turns romantic when she washes ashore in Illyria – an exotic island that is about to be turned topsy-turvy by love. To survive in her strange new world, she disguises herself as a boy messenger and enters the employ of an island inhabitant. Misplaced affections and misunderstood intentions result when she unexpectedly becomes an object of desire to the woman her employer sent her to woo! Time may correct the course of the isle’s myriad misguided lovers, but not before the Bard bewitches all in his enchanting comedy.

Flexible 3, 4, 5 and 6-play subscriptions are available now!
Single performance tickets go on sale August 8.

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Drew Barr

A Christmas Carol
  • November 26 - December 23, 2016
  • Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square

A Christmas Carol

NE Ohio's Favorite Holiday Tradition

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Open your heart to Charles Dickens’ classic tale of one man’s ultimate redemption. One of northeast Ohio’s favorite holiday traditions, A Christmas Carol is a perfect gift of theater for children and adults of all ages. Celebrate the season with the ones you love.

Flexible 3, 4, 5 and 6-play subscriptions are available now!
Single performance tickets go on sale August 8.

By Charles Dickens / Adapted and Directed By Gerald Freedman

Wait Until Dark
  • February 17 - March 12, 2017
  • Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

Wait Until Dark

An Unforgettable Psychological Thriller

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A 1960s Greenwich Village apartment is the scene for a deadly game of cat and mouse when a group of con-men manipulate and terrorize an unsuspecting blind woman to reclaim a mysterious doll. When the doll can’t be found, the situation spirals out of control. With murder afoot and suspense building, the woman deftly decides to “wait until dark,” in an attempt to outwit her assailants. The thrills begin when the lights go out. Wait Until Dark’s chilling conclusion is proof positive that what you can’t see can hurt you.

Flexible 3, 4, 5 and 6-play subscriptions are available now!
Single performance tickets go on sale August 8.

By Frederick Knott
Directed by Joseph Hanreddy

Hamlet
  • March 31 - April 15, 2017
  • Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

Hamlet

The World's Most Famous Tragedy

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When his suspiciously widowed mother swiftly marries his uncle, amidst demands for revenge from his murdered father’s ghost, the young prince Hamlet resolves that something is indeed “rotten in the state of Denmark.” Forced by circumstance into a world turned upside down by betrayal, distrust and madness, Hamlet spirals through a torrent of erratic emotion and bizarre behavior in a relentless pursuit of truth. Torn between duty and doubt, he wrestles tenaciously with the profound question “to be or not to be,” until fate exacts its final answer.

Flexible 3, 4, 5 and 6-play subscriptions are available now!
Single performance tickets go on sale August 8.

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Charles Fee

Forever Plaid
  • May 05 - May 21, 2017
  • Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

Forever Plaid

A Pitch-Perfect Jukebox Musical

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On one stormy night in the 1960s, four eager singers known as The Plaids met their untimely ends in a cherry red, 1954 Mercury on the way to their first big gig. In 2017, this quartet of comic crooners gets one last chance to return from the afterlife to do the show they never got to perform. The Plaids deliver delightfully with playful patter and angelic voices in an unforgettable show that will have audiences rolling in the aisles when they’re not humming along to the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s.

Flexible 3, 4, 5 and 6-play subscriptions are available now!
Single performance tickets go on sale August 8.

Written and originally directed and choreographed by Stuart Ross
Musical continuity supervision and arrangements by James Raitt / Originally produced by Gene Wolsk
Directed by Victoria Bussert