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July 18, 2011

Great Lakes Theater Festival is now GREAT LAKES THEATER

CLEVELAND, OH Great Lakes Theater Festival, Cleveland’s professional classic theater company, will streamline its name to Great Lakes Theater (GLT) beginning this summer. The company’s move to eliminate the word Festival from its name is designed to establish a succinct moniker for the regional theater that accurately reflects its current seasonal structure and artistic programming

Originally founded in 1962 as the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, the theater’s name was changed to Great Lakes Theater Festival in 1985 to reflect the company’s interest in diversifying production offerings beyond the work of Shakespeare. The company transitioned from a festival-style producing model to a seasonal structure in 1991.

“While we absolutely remain committed to producing the work of William Shakespeare and the classics, we no longer present...

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February 14, 2011

Cleveland's Classic Theater Company Celebrates 50th Anniversary With An Expanded 6-Show Season

CLEVELAND, OH Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director of Great Lakes Theater Festival (GLTF), unveiled an expanded season to commemorate the classic theater company’s fiftieth anniversary. The new season, which will include an additional sixth production, is scheduled to run from September 2011 through June 2012 at PlayhouseSquare’s Hanna and Ohio Theatres. “Since our successful move to the Hanna Theatre in 2008, we began to imagine growing to a six-play season,” said GLTF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee of the Festival’s expanded offerings. “Our fiftieth anniversary is the perfect opportunity to celebrate our history and point toward our future with this exciting development in our company.”      

GLTF will commence its fiftieth season with the Tony Award-winning musical, Cabaret presented in rotating...

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