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PlayhouseSquare Partners hosts ‘Jump Back to the Future’

One of the most awaited parties of the year is the annual fundraiser by PlayhouseSquare Partners. Its Jump Back Ball has a heritage of 24 years. This year, shortly after the ticket kickoff party in the fall at the Hofbrauhaus, the event was sold out. That’s over 1,000 tickets. The party took over every available […]

Play House presents one-woman memoir of wartime horrors

The Cleveland Play House has a most unusual show in “The Pianist of Willesden Lane.” In it, Mona Golabek recalls the childhood experiences of her mother’s separation from her parents in Nazi Germany. Raised by well-intentioned strangers in England, Lisa Jura had both a passion and a talent for playing the piano. Storyteller Golabek too […]

“Dirty Dancing” recreates movie moments

I have very few memories of the very popular movie “Dirty Dancing” which was released twenty-five years ago. It has been transformed into a large, Broadway style musical. At the opening night at the Connor Palace, part of the Broadway series,  it was apparent that most of the audience had more powerful memories of the […]

Classic “Dial ‘M’ for Murder” moves Great Lakes Theater in a new direction

Great Lakes Theater is currently presenting a classic psychological thriller in their production of “Dial ‘M’ for Murder”. Written in the 1950’s the show is lovingly set in its era, but with some nods to contemporary technology in the production design. Even those audience members who remember the movie or the stage play in other […]

 

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