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Area theaters celebrate major milestones

The Cleveland Play House, the oldest repertory theater in America, is celebrating both its 100th season and the winning of the Tony Award for Regional Theater this year. Kicking off the season is the world premiere of “A Comedy of Tenors.” The show is a fast-moving farce set in a French hotel in 1936. That is […]

Zippity Zoo Doo celebrates giraffes and supports student visits

Always one of the most anticipated yearly events for Metroparks Zoo supporters is the summertime Zippity Zoo Doo. Held on the zoo grounds, each year the party is themed for something current. This year’s event was called “Serengeti Sunset.” It was a celebration of the beauty of Africa, and specifically the brand-new viewing area of […]

Diverse customers travel on ‘The Train Play’ at convergence-continuum theater

Tremont’s convergence-continuum is perhaps the most consistently off-the-wall theater in the area. One constant is that the company presents shows here that you’ll not see anywhere else. Running through July 18 is “The Train Play,” which uses a train as a metaphor for our journey through life, and the way that very different people can […]

Great Lakes Theater gets support through Secret Gala

Great Lakes Theater has a heritage of hosting some of the area’s most imaginative fundraisers of the last quarter-century. A new venue was found for this year’s event, the equally new Aloft Hotel. Located where the Warehouse District meets Lake Erie, Aloft Hotel does not have a lot of banquet facilities, so the 220 guests […]