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January 17, 2012

Great Lakes Theater Seeks Original Student Music for 2012 Songwriting Contest

Great Lakes Theater, in partnership with WCPN 90.3 FM ideastream, invites students to submit new, original music inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet for its 2012 songwriting contest.  The contest is open to soloists or bands. All middle and high school students that reside in Ohio are eligible. Music submissions of all styles and genres are accepted, including instrumentals.

Four grand prize winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. Each grand prize winning entry will receive a $250 cash prize, a professionally engineered recording in WCPN’s state-of-the-art studio, commemorative CDs and a radio broadcast of the song on a special edition of WCPN’s Around Noon on April 23, 2012 (Shakespeare’s birthday!).

To register or request more information, students should contact Great Lakes...

Related Shows:
Romeo & Juliet


January 16, 2012

Great Lakes Theater Presents Free Touring Production of Agatha Christie's THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES

The world premiere adaptation will visit twenty-one venues across northeast Ohio.

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will launch a world premiere adaptation of Agatha Christie’s THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES (Styles), a free one-hour touring production scheduled to visit twenty-one neighborhood venues throughout northeast Ohio, to kick off the company’s 2012 series of Surround outreach programming. The play, adapted from Christie’s novel by NE Ohio playwright and Associate Supervisor of GLT’s School Residency Program, David Hansen, features a touring company of five actors and is directed by Lisa Ortenzi. The tour commences on February 14th, continues through March 7th and is designed to support Great Lakes Theater’s upcoming mainstage production of The Mousetrap...

Related Shows:
The Mousetrap


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...


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