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“Bullets Over Broadway” kicks off new season at Playhouse Square

The Broadway series at Playhouse Square opens suitably with the stage musical incarnation of Woody Allen’s film “Bullets Over Broadway.” The first thing you’ll see in this show is that it is an old-fashioned big deal Broadway musical. It is not in the romantic tradition of Rodgers and Hammerstein, but in the madcap oeuvre of  […]

Nutty Characters inhabit stages at Clague and Huntington Playhouses

There’s a lot in common between the shows currently on stage at Huntington Playhouse and Clague Playhouse. They both are mysteries of a sort, but comedy plays a large role in both productions. Both were chosen to meet the tastes of the local theater audiences, and the audiences on the nights I saw each of […]

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 […]