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November 08, 2018


CLEVELAND, OH Cleveland, OH (November 8, 2018) – Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will host its third annual Backstage Bash gala event on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square. This exciting event brings party-goers “backstage” at the Hanna Theatre, providing access/staging various parts of the event in areas not normally seen by the public.
Guests will mingle throughout the Hanna Theatre house during a cocktail hour that features games and displays from current and past Great Lakes Theater seasons. Guests who purchase VIP tickets are treated to a VIP Cabaret performance under the stage to kick off the evening during cocktail hour. A mainstage performance featuring GLT artistic company members will take center stage as part of the evening’s festivities. Patrons...


October 15, 2018


CLEVELAND, OH - The stage of the Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square will glow with good spirits and time-honored tradition when Great Lakes Theater (GLT) presents its 30th anniversary production of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol, running November 30 – December 23, 2018The production has delighted more than 750,000 people in its history, making it one of northeast Ohio’s most-loved and best-attended holiday events.

Great Lakes Theater’s 30th anniversary production of A Christmas Carol is generously supported by the Cleveland Foundation, The John P. Murphy Foundation – one of the production’s inaugural sponsors – and The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. The production media sponsor for the season’s anniversary production is R43 Limited. Great Lakes Theater is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture....

Related Shows:
A Christmas Carol


August 26, 2018

Calling all Cratchits!

Great Lakes Theater is seeking former cast members for “A Christmas Carol
Family Reunion” to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this NEO holiday favorite.
(Cleveland, OH) - Great Lakes Theater is having A Christmas Carol Family Reunion! In celebration of the 30th annual production of A Christmas Carol, we are seeking all those who have ever performed as part of GLT’s holiday favorite since 1989. If you have ever trod the boards of the Ohio Theatre as Peter, Martha, Belinda, James, Sarah, Bob, Jane, Tiny Tim, the Ghost of Christmas Past or maybe skate girl/boy in Gerald Freedman’s much-beloved adaptation, we want to hear from you!

We will hold the reunion Opening Night of this year’s 30th Anniversary run, November 30th,...

Related Shows:
A Christmas Carol


August 16, 2018

MAMMA MIA! and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Launch Great Lakes Theater's 2018-19 Season

CLEVELAND, OH (August 16, 2018) - Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will commence its 2018-19 season at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square with a Fall Repertory that features the smash hit feel-good musical, Mamma Mia! and Jane Austen’s classic romantic comedy, Pride and Prejudice. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory September 28 – November 11, 2018. Victoria Bussert will direct Mamma Mia! and Pride and Prejudice will be directed by Joseph Hanreddy who also adapted the production’s script in collaboration with J.R. Sullivan. Mamma Mia! (Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus / Some songs with Stig Anderson / Book by Catherine Johnson / Originally conceived by Judy Craymer) is presented through special arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTI). All authorized performance...

Related Shows:
Pride and Prejudice
Mamma Mia!


April 02, 2018

Cleveland's Classic Company at the Hanna Presents Off Broadway's Groovy Retro-hit Revue BEEHIVE - THE '60S MUSICAL

CLEVELAND, OH - Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland’s Classic Company, concludes its 2018-19 season with Off Broadway’s groovy retro-hit revue, Beehive – The ‘60s Musical. The production will be performed in the company’s intimate home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, May 4-20, 2018. Victoria Bussert directs. Beehive – The ‘60s Musical was created by Larry Gallagher.

Generous production support for Beehive – The ‘60s Musical was provided by FirstEnergy Foundation and the Kulas Foundation. The production is part of the Kulas Musical Theater Series at Great Lakes Theater. GLT is also supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a generous public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Season support is provided by The Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts...

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Beehive - The '60s Musical


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