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March 09, 2017

HAMLET Heats Up Hanna With Dual Casting & Immersive Design

The production features ALTERNATING FEMALE AND MALE ACTORS IN THE SHOW'S TITLE ROLE and immersive, Elizabethan theater-inspired ONSTAGE/STAGESIDE SEATING experiences for audiences.

CLEVELAND, OH - Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland’s Classic Company, continues the second half its 55th season with the world’s most famous tragedy, William’s Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The production will be performed in the company’s intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, March 31 – April 15, 2017. GLT’s Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee directs the production.

Generous support for Hamlet was provided by John and Barbara Schubert, Shakespeare in American Communities (a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership...

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February 05, 2017

Cleveland's Classic Theater Company Announces Six-Show Season for 2017-18 to Headline Hanna Theatre Home

CLEVELAND, OH Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director of Great Lakes Theater (GLT), unveiled an ambitious, six-production array of classics to headline the company’s 2017-18 season. Great Lakes Theater’s fifty-sixth year is scheduled to run from September 2017 through May 2018 at Playhouse Square’s Hanna and Ohio Theatres.

GLT will commence its 2017-18 season with the soaring musical epic, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, presented in rotating repertory with Shakespeare’s magical comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (September 29 – November 5, 2017). The company’s annual production of Dickens’ holiday classic, A Christmas Carol (November 25 - December 23, 2017) will bisect the season. In the winter/spring, GLT will present Stephen King’s thriller, Misery (February 16 – March 11, 2018) followed by Shakespeare’s...

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A Midsummer Night's Dream


January 31, 2017

Great Lakes Theater Launches NEW Classics on Tour Series Featuring the Midwest Premiere of THE JABBERWOCKY

The FREE, family-friendly touring production will visit 21 venues across northeast Ohio.
Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will launch the world premiere its new Classics on Tour series with THE JABBERWOCKY, a free touring production scheduled to visit twenty-one neighborhood libraries and other public venues throughout northeast Ohio. The one-act play is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic poem The Jabberwocky, written by Dakotah Brown, Noah Moody and Chad Shohet and directed by GLT Director of Educational Programming Lisa Ortenzi. It features a touring company of four actors. The tour commences on February 21st, continues through March 19th and is a classics-inspired, educational performance for families and school-aged children (recommended...


January 18, 2017

Great Lakes Theater Presents Frederick Knott's Classic Thriller WAIT UNTIL DARK at the Hanna Theatre

CLEVELAND, OH - Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland’s Classic Company, commences the second half its 2017-18 season with Frederick Knott’s classic thriller, Wait Until Dark. The production will be performed in the company’s intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, February 17 – March 12, 2017. Joseph Hanreddy directs the production. Wait Until Dark is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Generous production support for Wait Until Dark was provided by Lubrizol. Great Lakes Theater is also supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Season support is provided by The Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council. Media sponsors for...

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Wait Until Dark


November 05, 2016

Great Lakes Theater's Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Playhouse Square for 28th Year

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 twenty-eighth annual production of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol, running November 26 – December 23, 2016. The production has delighted more than 700,000 people in its history, making it one of northeast Ohio’s most-loved and best-attended holiday events.

Great Lakes Theater’s twenty-eighth annual production of A Christmas Carol is sponsored by The John P. Murphy Foundation – one of the production’s inaugural sponsors. The company’s 2016-17 season is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. GLT also receives support from The Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council. A Christmas Carol’s...


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