Shine Bright at Cleveland Public Theatre's Pandemonium

Blogkeeping: Congratulations to entry #40, Megan McFadden. After removing one pingback and placing the other entries in Random.org, you won 2 tickets to Locavore. Please reply to my email by 9/5 or I will need to select another winner. One of the things I love about this city is its…

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Cleveland Public Theatre's Secret Social

Did you know a clandestine society makes its home on the shores of Lake Erie? The 12 and 12 believe that the Grimms’ tragic 12 Dancing Princesses wasn’t just a fairytale and work to reunite the princesses and their suitors. Oh yeah, and they throw really great parties. Earlier this week, Scott…

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PlayhouseSquare Partners' Bartending for Buses

Although Jump Back Ball may be the first thing that comes to mind when PlayhouseSquare Partners is mentioned, the young professionals group also organizes a number of other programs year-round to support Cleveland’s downtown theatre district. From helping out at the International Children’s Festival to Neighborhood Dine-Arounds and the recent Mini-Golf Par-Tee, Partners offers a broad spectrum…

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Cleveland Play House's New Ground Theatre Festival

I’ve written a lot over the last season about the changes going on at Cleveland Play House this season – from their move downtown to their increased dedication to audience engagement. It’s been an exciting ride seeing a theatre that’s almost 100 years old not be content to rest on its laurels and…

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The Art of Engagement, Part 4: Cleveland Public Theatre

Over the last month, I’ve enjoyed blogging about one of my favorite topics: Cleveland theatre.  Specifically, highlighting what a few of our local theatres are doing to engage more diverse audiences and help members of the community explore a deeper relationship with the performing arts. I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about local enrichment programs along the way […]

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The Art of Engagement, Part 3: Great Lakes Theater

After I moved to Cleveland, the first theatre company I fell in love with was Great Lakes Theater at PlayhouseSquare’s Hanna Theatre. Providing a nice complement to Cleveland Play House’s contemporary plays, GLT most often focuses on classic theatre – having its roots in Shakespeare when John Lithgow’s father helped found it 50 years…

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The Art of Engagement, Part 2: Near West Theatre

Today is part 2 in my blog series “The Art of Engagement” (your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you; I slightly changed the name), which takes a look at Cleveland theatres and the different ways they engage their audiences. If you want to catch up, check out last week’s post which…

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This Wonderful Life at The Cleveland Play House – a Wonderful Way to Spend the Holidays

  When It’s A Wonderful Life premiered in 1946, it was a box office flop.  Completely financed by Director Frank Capra and his Liberty Films studio for $3.8 million, its total run grossed only $3.3 million and resulted in the studio going bankrupt.  However, much like George Bailey in the…

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