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Huntington Playhouse has seasonal thriller in ‘I’ll Be Back Before Midnight’

The dark woods in the Huntington Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks is a bit scarier now, with the current production at Bay Village’s Huntington Playhouse. The theater is presenting the period thriller “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight.” Set in the 1970s, the spirit of the era is integral to the plot. This was a simpler [...]

Great Lakes and PlayhouseSquare make innovations in classic music and theater

PlayhouseSquare is humming at the start of a new season, and there are two excellent reasons to celebrate at the epicenter of fine arts. Great Lakes Theater has reimagined Shakespeare’s Richard III, and PlayhouseSquare presents the groundbreaking ballet “Sleepy Beauty.” At the Hanna Theatre, Great Lakes Theater has put “Richard III” in a new setting. [...]

‘Woody Sez’ looks at the life and music of Woody Guthrie

The Cleveland Play House is taking a bold step with its production of “Woody Sez” as its season opener. It’s not that the life of the central figure that is problematic; it is the theater’s decision to present the music of Woody Guthrie in a completely unamplified, acoustic environment. The creator and title character in [...]

Local theaters travel through time

Clague Playhouse sees the future in ‘The Psychic’ while Huntington Playhouse looks back with ‘Swinging on a Star’ Laughs are in the future for the audience at ‘The Psychic’ At Clague Playhouse, the comedy “The Psychic” is a hugely successful endeavor. Adam Webster is a starving writer living in the basement of a run-down New [...]

 

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