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

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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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Spotlight: Our Directors & Designers

It is time to spotlight those offstage artists who are integral to all of our productions - directors and designers! These artists' unique visions come together to make each Great Lakes Theater production a true work of art.

Check out examples of their work and listen to streaming audio from recent Director's Night pre-show discussions. Enjoy some insider info about the original design process for our annual production of A Christmas Carol. Plus, be sure to download some family-friendly coloring pages created from our designers' renderings!

Designing "A Christmas Carol"

Listen in on a conversation with Victoria Bussert and Gene Emerson Friedman to get the inside scoop about how directorial and design concepts came together to create Great Lakes Theater's iconic and enduring holiday production of A Christmas Carol for Northeast Ohio audiences during its inaugural year in 1989.

Their Work


My Fair Lady (2016) - Costume Design by Charlotte Yetman


A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017) - Lighting Design by Rick Martin


The Music Man (2020) - Scenic Design by Jeff Herrmann


Beehive - The '60s Musical (2018) -  Lighting Design by Greg Hofmann


Witness for the Prosecution (2019) - Lighting Design by Rick Martin


The Taming of the Shrew (2019) - Costume Design by Leah Piehl


Million Dollar Quartet (2019) - Lighting Design by Kirk Bookman


Wait Until Dark (2016) - Costume Design by Rachel Laritz


A Christmas Carol (1989-now) - Scenic Design by John Ezell


Julius Caesar (2019) - Scenic Design by Russell Metheny


Witness for the Prosecution (2019) - Costume Design by Esther M. Haberlen


Sleuth (2020) - Scenic Design by Gage Williams

Director's Night Audio

Get the inside scoop about Great Lakes Theater productions by listening first-hand to the artists who are integral in creating them - our Directors! Our Director's Night discussions take place before the Friday preview performances of each production with moderation by Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director, in the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square. You can catch the discussions in person when attending preview performances or by listening to the recordings of the discussions that we share afterwards - to enjoy before or after any performance that you attend. Check out some samples from our archives!

Plus, you can always find our entire archive in our Audio Vault!

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Click the picture above to listen to the My Fair Lady "Director's Night" pre-show discussion with Charles Fee and Victoria Bussert, Director of My Fair Lady, from Friday, September 23, 2016.

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Click the picture above to listen to the Misery "Director's Night" pre-show discussion with Charles Fee and Josh Schmidt, Sound Designer for Misery, from Friday, February 16, 2018.

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Click the picture above to listen to the Million Dollar Quartet "Director's Night" pre-show discussion with Charles Fee and Hunter Foster, Director of Million Dollar Quartet, from Friday, May 3, 2019.

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Click the picture above to listen to the Julius Caesar "Director's Night" pre-show discussion with Charles Fee and Sara Bruner, Director of Julius Caesar, from Friday, October 4, 2019.

Color & Light

We've heard that coloring can be an extremely soothing activity. Our amazing designers have provided some renderings for YOU to fully realize by coloring them in at home! Download the coloring sheets below, then put on your creative hat to make these designs your own!

Want to show these off? Post them on social media with the hashtag #GLTColoringBook and you may get featured in our feeds!

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