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Deep, domestic “Proof” is on stage at Clague Playhouse

Clague Playhouse continues its season with an ambitious script that needs sensitive and talented performers and direction. The play is “Proof,” which on the surface is a domestic drama but has layers to be explored by both the creative staff and the audience. I am happy to report that the talented performers and director at […]

Man-eating plant occupies Play House stage

By Art Thomas Westshore The Cleveland Play House continues its 100th anniversary season with “Little Shop of Horrors.” This musical is based on a 1960s low-budget horror film about a plant from outer space that is intent on taking over the world. The music, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken give the […]

Huntington’s final musical is creepy ‘Addams Family’

Audience members at Huntington Playhouse in Bay Village remember the iconic theme music from the TV show “The Addams Family,” and they were clicking their fingers to the catchy tune on opening night. It was the first thing they heard at the playhouse, which is presenting the stage musical version of the show. The Huntington production is a nicely […]

Great Lakes Theater has contrasting shows rotating

Great Lakes Theater is presenting a beautiful but rarely seen musical and one of Shakespeare’s essential plays through the end of the month. “The Secret Garden” alternates performances with “King Lear”. For those unfamiliar, “The Secret Garden” is a story in the style of a fairy tale, but with a very dark premise. Mary Lennox […]



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