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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/03/2013 ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR
KENSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
2/1-2/4/2013
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean flavored score, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. is a feast for the heart, mind, and soul. The highlyoriginal and theatrical Caribbean adaptationof the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid garnered eight Tony nominationsfor its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. In almostnon-stop song and dance, the show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasantgirl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the otherside of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical godswho rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her loveagainst the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.Equally effective regardless of its cast size, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. features minimal--though colorful--sets and costumes that capture the imagination of the audience. Creative movement is also part of the show's style, calling upon performers to portray trees, wild animals and even a fierce rainstorm. Its catchy, contemporary, and Caribbean-flavored score by theTony® Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (RAGTIMEand the animated film Anastasia) includes tender ballads and rousingcelebratory numbers for an ensemble cast of strong singers.
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WATER WAYS (PART ONE OF THE ELEMENTS CYCLE)
Cleveland Public Theatre
1/24-2/4/2013
Gordon Square Theatre: - CPT Artists , Oberlin College and Conservatory Faculty , Oberlin College and Conservatory Students ; dir: Raymond Bobgan.
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BIG RIVER
Van Wert Civic Theatre
1/24-2/9/2013
Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel-the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck's partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck's drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.Music by Roger Miller; Lyrics by Roger Miller; Book by William Hauptman; Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/03/2013 LES MISERABLES SCHOOL EDITION
GEAUGA LYRIC Theatre Guild
1/26-2/10/2013
Broadway?s legendary musical has been specially adapted to meet the needs of young performers. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours, while carefully maintaining the integrity of one the greatest musicals ever written.This epic story recounts the struggle against adversity in 19th century France. Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, petty thief Jean Valjean is released from his 19-year term and not only becomes and honest man, but the mayor of a prosperous town and a loving adoptive father - violating his parole in the process. The relentless Inspector Javert, who makes a decent life for Valjean impossible, consequently pursues him. Only years later, after Valjean proves his mettle during a bloody student uprising and saves the life of a young man hopelessly in love with Valjean?s adopted daughter, does the ex-convict finally feel fully redeemed.Originally adapted from Victor Hugo?s timeless novel, LES MISÉRABLES SCHOOL EDITION introduces a new generation to the grand and inspirational story that has touched the hearts of millions. For, within LES MISÉRABLES SCHOOL EDITION lies the universal truth ?To love another person is to see the face of God? and this message is sure to have a lasting impact on your cast, crew, audience, and school alike.
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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/03/2013 A LITTLE PRINCESS
HEIGHTS YOUTH THEATRE UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS SCHOOLS
1/25-2/10/2013
Written by Tony-nominated composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa (THE ADDAMS FAMILY, THE WILD PARTY) and award-winning book-writer and lyricist Brian Crawley (VIOLET), A LITTLE PRINCESS is the story of a little girl with a great big imagination. A LITTLE PRINCESS, which features an updated script, score, orchestrations, and new material, is based on Francis Hodgson Burnett's children's novel, popular since the late 19th century. The story has been made into several films, including the darling little Shirley Temple Fox film in 1936.Separated from her father, and the open-hearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue ? helping to transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. As the girl wins the affection of the other boarders she draws the ire of Miss Minchin, the dour headmistress; Sara is made a servant to the institution when her father is reported dead, and his fortune seized. Sara counters all Miss Minchin?s best efforts to degrade her with the grace and virtue of a little princess.A new version of A LITTLE PRINCESS premiered with a concert staging at Texas State University October 16-19, 2011. The Texas State University production,
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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/03/2013 THE MUSIC MAN
TWINSBURG COMM THEATER-CITY OF TWINSBURG PARKS&REC
1/25-2/10/2013
An affectionate paean to Smalltown, U.S.A. of a bygone era, Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall. Perfect for professional theatres, community groups, summer stock and schools alike, this award-winning, critically acclaimed Broadway classic is an all-American institution, thanks to is quirky characters, charmingly predictable dramatic situations, and one-of-a-kind, nostalgic score of rousing marches, barbershop quartets and sentimental ballads which have become popular standards. The cast features a soaring soprano ingenue, parts for young performers and children, and one of the musical theatre's treasures, a tour de force leading role for a charismatic actor who doesn't need to be a trained singer. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, THE MUSIC MAN is family entertainment at its best.
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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/03/2013 SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR
DAYTON Jewish Community Center
2/9-2/10/2013
The Emmy® Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series is now the basis for one of the most fun, energetic, and easily mounted musicals ever to hit the stage! A loose, revue-like structure allows for a great deal of flexibility in staging and cast size. Set and costume design can be as simple or complex as your budget or imagination allow. And because most of the songs are so familiar and easy to learn, rehearsals are bound to be a snap. Perfect for young performers of all ages and experience levels, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. will be a hit for actors and audiences alike!
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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/03/2013 ANNIE
Caryl Crane CHILDRENS THEATRE
1/31-2/10/2013
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. ANNIE is the perfect family-friendly musical, and an ideal show for a largely female cast. Middle Schools and elementary schools should also take notice of ANNIE JR - a special version of this title expressly designed for younger performers. 
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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/03/2013 GODSPELL
LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL
2/8-2/17/2013
Conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak, with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, GODSPELL is one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time.Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, GODSPELL boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, "Day By Day." As the cast performs "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side," the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life.Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, GODSPELL is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.GODSPELL RETURNSVisit the official Godpell on Broadway site for tickets and more information on this new production.
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NEXT TO NORMAL
Lakeland Civic Theatre
2/1-2/17/2013
A gripping and dramatic study of the world of mental illness, this play is a powerful depiction of the challenges a mother faces with a worsening bipolar disorder and the effects on her family, most particularly her teenage daughter. Next to Normal takes you on a heartfelt journey that ultimately weaves threads of hope into an intense family story.
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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/03/2013 FREEDOM TRAIN-THEATREWORKS USA VERSION
TRUE NORTH CULTURAL ARTS
2/8-2/17/2013
With warmth and humor, Theatreworks' longest-running musical sings of the American legend who smuggled more than 300 slaves - including her aged parents - to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Using traditional songs of the period (including such classics as "Follow The Drinking Gourd" and "Good News, The Chariot's A-Comin'"), FREEDOM TRAIN recounts a powerful and inspiring tale of courage, dedication, perseverance and the strength of the human spirit.
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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/03/2013 DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR
TOP HAT PRODUCTIONS
2/8-2/23/2013
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first,
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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/03/2013 THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
LITTLE THEATRE OF TUSCARAWAS COUNTY
2/8-2/23/2013
A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. If you've ever sat in a dark theatre and thought, "Dear Lord in heaven, please let it be good," this is the show for you!It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love. Order your copy of "Showing Off with THE DROWSY CHAPERONE" - an informative DVD with advice and production tips from the show's authors and creative staff.  Email licensing@mtishows.com to request your FREE copy!
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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/03/2013 NEXT TO NORMAL
LAKELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
2/8-2/24/2013
NEXT TO NORMAL is the acclaimed, groundbreaking musical "that pushe[d] Broadway in new directions" (Rolling Stone). With a thrilling contemporary score, NEXT TO NORMAL is an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.
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FUNNY GIRL
The Cassiy Theatre
2/8-2/24/2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/03/2013 FUNNY GIRL
The Cassidy Theatre
2/8-2/24/2013
Funny Girl Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Bob Merrill Book by Isobel Lennart from an original story by Miss Lennart Her career spanned from comedienne to Vaudeville star. In The Ziegfield Follies, in Hollywood films and on the radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. This show is her story. Musical numbers include I'm the Greatest Star, I Want to Be Seen with You Tonight, Don't Rain on My Parade, People, The Music Makes Me Dance, Who Are You Now? and You Are Woman, I Am Man. As talented as she was, she deserved to be loved by everyone, audience and husband alike. February 8th - 24th 2013 Friday and Saturday 8:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm Director: Mike Mazur Music Director: Jayne Kacik Chorographer: Melanie Leibold
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BIG BOX
Cleveland Public Theatre
1/17-3/9/2013
James Levin Theatre: - Northeast Ohio Artists ; dir: Northeast Ohio Artists .
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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/03/2013 AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
LORAIN COUNTY METRO PARKS
2/3-3/10/2013
The outrageously prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930's Harlem lives on in this rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping revue that is still considered one of Broadway's best. The inimitable Thomas "Fats" Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club, honky tonk dives along Lenox Avenue, rent parties, stride piano players and that jumpin' new beat, Swing. Although not quite a biography, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe.Assembled under the expert eye of director/lyricist  Richard Maltby, Jr., AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' is one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time. Sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry, with moments of devastating beauty, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' is simply unforgettable.
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