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September 01, 2013

RICHARD III & SWEENEY TODD Begin a Bloody Good 2013-14 Season for Great Lakes Theater


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...

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Sweeney Todd
Richard III


August 24, 2013

Great Lakes Theater Names New Directors of Education

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

CMSD Students Present AIDA as 14th 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 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...


April 22, 2013

Great Lakes Theater/PlayhouseSquare Make a Sure Bet, Produce/Present "Guys and Dolls" at the Hanna Theatre

Spend an unforgettable evening as PlayhouseSquare and Great Lakes Theater present the classic GUYS AND DOLLS May 1 – June 30 at the Hanna Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. GUYS AND DOLLS is part of the KeyBank Broadway Series.

A Musical Fable of Broadway; Based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon; Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser; Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows GUYS AND DOLLS is a sure bet that soars with the spirit of Broadway! Set in vivid, mid-20th century New York City and buoyed by a Frank Loesser score that is among the most immortal works in theater history, this American classic has been called “the...

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Guys and Dolls


March 14, 2013

Shakespeare's Sublime Comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Headlines the Hanna Theatre This Spring

CLEVELAND, OH - Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland’s Classic Company, continues the second half its 2012-13 season with William Shakespeare comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. The production will be performed in the company’s revolutionary and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, March 29 – April 14, 2013. Sharon Ott directs.

Great Lakes Theater’s production of Much Ado About Nothing is sponsored by PNC. GLT is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. In addition, the classic theater company’s 2012-13 season is presented with support from The Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council. Media sponsors for GLT’s 51st season are Cleveland Scene, The FORM Group, The Plain Dealer, WCLV 104.9 FM, WCPN...

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Much Ado About Nothing 2013


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