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January 07, 2013

A FREE World Premiere Touring Production of DOUBLE HEART Will Travel to Twenty-One Venues Across NE Ohio

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will launch the world premiere of DOUBLE HEART: The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick, a free hour-long touring production scheduled to visit twenty-one neighborhood venues throughout northeast Ohio, to kick off the company’s 2013 series of Surround outreach programming. The play, an imagined prequel to Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, is written in poetic verse by NE Ohio playwright and Supervisor of GLT’s School Residency Program, David Hansen, and features a touring company of four actors directed by Lisa Ortenzi. The tour commences on February 12th, continues through March 7th and is designed to support Great Lakes Theater’s upcoming mainstage production of Much Ado About Nothing...


October 25, 2012

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Northeast Ohio's Favorite Holiday Tradition Returns to the Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare

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 annual production of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol, running November 30 – December 23, 2012. The production has delighted more than 600,000 people in its history, making it one of northeast Ohio’s most-loved and best-attended holiday events.

Great Lakes Theater’s twenty-fourth annual production of A Christmas Carol is sponsored by The John P. Murphy Foundation. The company’s 2012-13 season is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. GLT also receives support from The Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council. more

August 24, 2012

2012-13 Season Commences with a Shakespearean Epic and A 60s-Inspired, Music-Infused Moliere Comedy

THE WINTER’S TALE and THE IMAGINARY INVALID kick off Great Lakes Theater’s 51st season in rotating repertory at the Hanna Theatre.

CLEVELAND, OH (August 28, 2012) - Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will commence its 2012-13 season at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, with a Fall Repertory that features William Shakespeare’s epic of romance and renewal, The Winter’s Tale and a 60s-inspired, music -infused adaptation of Molière’s comic classic, The Imaginary Invalid. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory September 28 – November 4, 2012. The Fall Repertory features GLT’s resident company of actors performing the two alternating plays on the same stage over six weeks. Jesse Berger will...


July 04, 2012

Cleveland's Classic Theater Company Announces Ambitious 2012-13 Season to Headline Hanna Theatre Home

The new lineup features a pair of Shakespearean classics, a re-imagined Moliere masterpiece, a spirited Noel Coward comedy and a Tony Award-winning musical.

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 2012-13 season. Great Lakes Theater’s fifty-first year is scheduled to run from September 2012 through May 2013 at PlayhouseSquare’s Hanna and Ohio Theatres.

GLT will commence its 2012-13 season with Shakespeare’s remarkable epic of romance and renewal, The Winter’s Tale, presented in rotating repertory with a 60s-infused, mod-makeover of Moliere’s masterpiece, The Imaginary Invalid (September 28 - November 4, 2012). The company’s annual production of Dickens’ holiday classic, A Christmas Carol (November 30 - December 23,...


May 01, 2012

CMSD Students Present FOOTLOOSE as 13th 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 thirteenth annual All-City Musical, Footloose  to crown the District’s 2011-12 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, June 1 - 3, 2012. Tony Sias, Director of Arts Education for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, co-directs the production with Kimberly Brown.  Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford, Footloose was adapted for the stage by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. The show's music was written by Tom Snow with lyrics by Dean...

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