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Playhouse Square
2067 E. 14th St.
Cleveland, OH 44115

Mimi Ohio Theatre

Playhouse Square
1511 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115

Great Lakes Theatre Offices

1501 Euclid Ave.
Suite 300
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 241-5490

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Our A Christmas Carol Pre-Show Choir and Ensemble Program has been part of our holiday tradition for 15 years. Free to all A Christmas Carol ticket-holders, these choir performances occur just prior to curtain. Since 2005, audiences have enjoyed sounds of the season from over 200 choirs.

This year, LIVE pre-show performances are back!


The University of Akron's Nuance (2016)

18GLT Choir Saintmaryoftheassumptiongracenotesyouthchoir

Saint Mary of the Assumption Grace Notes Youth Choir (2017)

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Ashland High School Sing & Swing with Arrow Dynamics (2018)

20GLT Choir Tri-C

Tri-C Vocal Arts Academy Choir (2019)

2022 Pre-Show Choir Schedule

Sunday 11/27 @2:30 PM- Divine Word Choir directed by Rebecca Harper

Sunday 12/4 @2:30 PM- Bay High School Choraleers directed by Devon Gess

Friday 12/9 @7:00 PM- Golden Harmonies directed by Ryan Patterson 

Sunday 12/11 @2:30 PM- Brimfield 5th Grade Choir directed by Katie Kirby

Thursday 12/15 @7:00 PM- Berea-Midpark High School Symphonic Singers directed by Sarah Novak

Friday 12/16 @7:00 PM- Firelands Honor Choir directed by Wendy Johnson

Tuesday 12/20 @7:00 PM- Oberlin Choristers directed by Tim Unger

Thursday 12/22 @7:00 PM Holiday Flute Ensemble directed by Gayle Getts

Join the Partnership

Great Lakes Theater is seeking local choirs and ensembles to perform approximately 20-25 minutes of holiday selections before performances of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Mimi Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square. Performances run between November 26 through December 23, 2022.

This community partnership lives in the nation’s second largest theater district. Choirs and ensembles of all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels are welcome to participate – from school ensembles, to church choirs, college and professional groups and beyond. No audition is required. Groups may perform a capella or with their own keyboard/pianist.

Each performance will take place at the Mimi Ohio Theatre, welcoming and entertaining up to 1,000 guests as they enter. All participating performers and the program director each receive a complimentary ticket to enjoy the performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL after they perform. Plus, we extend a special 50% OFF ticket discount to friends, family and fans of each choir or ensemble. Groups who take advantage of the discount this year get priority when choosing performance dates next season.

The Great Lakes Theater Community Choir & Ensemble Performance web page lists all participating groups. We share this via email and social media to get the word out about your group’s talents to our holiday audience and spotlight your program in the community.

A Christmas Carol Choir Performance Request

Choir Performance Request

Thank you for your interest in performing before Great Lakes Theater's A Christmas Carol. We are thrilled to bring back our community partnership with local choirs and ensembles of all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels.

We will reach out to confirm your date preferences and provide further information surronding your group's performance.

Please add any additional information here.

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2022 Pre-Show Choir Performances


Brimfield 5th Grade Choir


Berea-Midpark High School Symphonic Singers


Divine Word Choir


Firelands Honors Choir


Oberlin Choristers 


Olmsted Falls Middle School Golden Harmonies 


Gayle Getts' Holiday Flute Ensemble 


Bay High School Choraleers 

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Great Lakes Theater Camp

Daily classes will be held at Brook Park Elementary School in a two-week session from Monday through Thursday, June 12-22, 2023. The program is designed for students of all levels of experience and ability.

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