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December 02, 2011

Great Lakes Theater Shines Holiday Spotlight on Area Choirs During "A Christmas Carol"

Community choirs from across northeast Ohio will entertain patrons
before performances of
A Christmas Carol at PlayhouseSquare.
CLEVELAND, OH – Fourteen area choirs from across northeast Ohio will provide musical merriment for audience members before select performances of Great Lakes Theater’s (GLT) 23rd annual production of A Christmas Carol (Carol) at the Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. Each thirty-minute, pre-performance concert will commence forty-five minutes before scheduled curtain times of A Christmas Carol in the festively decorated lobby of the Ohio Theatre.

“We’re truly grateful to our holiday choir partners for sharing their extraordinary talents with our A Christmas Carol audiences,” said GLT’s Marketing and Public Relations Director, Todd Krispinsky. “In addition to celebrating a gifted collection of singers, our annual choir collaboration...


November 06, 2011

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 December 2 - 23, 2011. The production has delighted more than 570,000 people in its history, making it one of northeast Ohio’s most-loved and best-attended holiday events.

Great Lakes Theater’s twenty-third annual production of A Christmas Carol is sponsored by The John P. Murphy Foundation. The company’s 2011-12 season is presented with support from The Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.  GLT is also generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. A Christmas Carol’s media sponsors are The Plain Dealer and...


October 20, 2011

National Arts Strategies Names Great Lakes Theater Executive Director Bob Taylor to List of 100 Leaders in New Chief Executive Program

Author: Todd Krispinsky

Taylor is one of only two leaders from northeast Ohio
that were selected to participate in the national program.

CLEVELAND, OH – After an extensive search and interview process, National Arts Strategies (NAS), recently announced a list of 100 leaders chosen to participate in its new Chief Executive Program. Great Lakes Theater’s (GLT) Executive Director, Bob Taylor, who also serves as the Executive Director of GLT’s partner company, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, was selected for the prestigious program.

The Chief Executive Program is a multi-faceted, two-year initiative designed to unleash the collective power of 100 of the top executive leaders in the cultural sector to solve problems facing the industry. These leaders will re-imagine what cultural institutions will be and how...


October 10, 2011

Cleveland's Classic Company Commences 50th Anniversary Season with A Tony Award-Winning Musical & 1980s-Infused Battle of the Sexes

CLEVELAND, OH (September 1, 2011) - Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will commence its 50th anniversary season at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, with a Fall Repertory that features the Tony Award-winning musical, Cabaret and William Shakespeare’s uproarious battle of the sexes, The Taming of the Shrew. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory September 23 – October 30, 2011. The Fall Repertory features GLT’s resident artistic company of actors performing two alternating plays on the same stage over six weeks. Victoria Bussert will direct Cabaret and Tracy Young will direct The Taming of the Shrew. (Cabaret was adapted from the book written by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. The music was written by John Kander...

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July 25, 2011

Great Lakes Theater Honors 50 Stars to Commemorate 50th Anniversary Season

CLEVELAND, OH In honor of its fiftieth anniversary season in 2011-12, Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland’s professional classic company, will honor “Fifty Stars” - individuals and organizations whose contributions to the theater have shone the brightest over the company’s five-decade history. The list of honorees was developed through an extensive nomination process and finalized by a panel of community leaders, GLT trustees and key staff members.

To commemorate the contributions of its “Fifty Stars,” the company will feature the name of each honoree on the marquee of its Hanna Theatre home for a full week beginning in July and continuing throughout its fiftieth anniversary season. Completing the fifty-two week calendar, the names of William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens have also been included to recognize...


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