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2019-2020 Season

The Music Man
  • September 27 - November 10, 2019
  • Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

The Music Man

The Tony-Winning Broadway Musical Classic

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“There’s trouble in River City…” when Harold Hill, a fast-talking salesman, attempts to con its citizens into purchasing instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he never fully intends on forming. That is until, Marian, the prim town librarian, catches on to his scheme and the two fall into an unlikely romance that is the foil to all of Harold’s plans. This six-time, Tony-winning musical, which features cherished numbers such as “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Ya Got Trouble” and “Till There Was You,” is the perfect musical comedy for all ages. 

THE MUSIC MAN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

THE MUSIC MAN is part of the Kulas Musical Theater Series at Great Lakes Theater. 

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Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
Directed by Victoria Bussert

Julius Caesar
  • October 04 - November 03, 2019
  • Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

Julius Caesar

Shakespeare's Epic Political Tragedy

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A timeless drama of intrigue, allegiance and conspiracy, Julius Caesar is the ultimate political thriller. Caesar’s triumphant return from war causes concern about one person’s pursuit of too much power. Machiavellian machinations result in resounding consequences and throw an empire into turmoil. Shakespeare’s politically-charged play reverberates through the ages and poses questions that we still seek answers to centuries later.

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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sara Bruner

A Christmas Carol
  • November 29 - December 22, 2019
  • Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square

A Christmas Carol

NE Ohio's Favorite Holiday Tradition

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Open your heart to Charles Dickens’ classic tale of one man’s ultimate redemption. One of northeast Ohio’s favorite holiday traditions, A Christmas Carol is a perfect gift of theater for children and adults of all ages. Celebrate the season with the ones you love.


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By Charles Dickens / Adapted and Directed By Gerald Freedman

Sleuth
  • February 14 - March 08, 2020
  • Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

Sleuth

The Ultimate Whodunit Thriller

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Andrew Wyke is a mystery writer fascinated by games. He invites a fellow game enthusiast, who just happens to be his wife’s lover, Milo Tindle, to engage in a series of events that end up blurring the line between imagination and reality. This Tony-winning Best Play is an inventive take on the country-house thriller. Suspense abounds throughout this fiendishly cunning show that is sure to keep you guessing throughout. Is it all just a game or is more afoot? 

SLEUTH is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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By Anthony Shaffer
Directed by Charles Fee

Much Ado About Nothing
  • March 27 - April 11, 2020
  • Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare's Sublime Battle of Wits and Wills

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Beatrice and Benedick would rather exchange scorching insults than sweet nothings. However, the pugnacious pair is forced to forge a partnership in order to defend house and honor, and salvage the true love of Hero and Claudio after deceptions destroy the lovers’ wedding day. Will the earnest endeavor to restore a young romance elicit an unexpected change of heart for the effort’s unlikely collaborators as well?

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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Charles Fee

Ain't Misbehavin'
  • May 01 - May 24, 2020
  • Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

Ain't Misbehavin'

A Sassy Musical Celebration of Fats Waller

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This Tony-winning musical showcases the infectious energy and masterful stylings of the legendary jazz musician, Thomas “Fats” Waller. Five actors croon, jive, wail and dance their way through the songs that made Waller a household name. Delight in the heyday of American big band jazz music as the cast celebrates unforgettable hits that include “The Joint is Jumpin’,” “Spreadin’ Rythym Around,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” and the show’s namesake “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” 

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' is part of the Kulas Musical Theater Series at Great Lakes Theater. 

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Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz Created and Originally Directed by Richard Maltby Jr.Original Choreography and Musical Staging by Arthur Faria
Musical Adaptations, Orchestrations & Arrangements by Luther Henderson
Vocal & Musical Concepts by Jeffrey Gutcheon
Musical Arrangements by Jeffrey Gutcheon & William Elliott
Director TBA

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