"What's On" - Upcoming Shows in Cleveland and Akron - 11/1 to 11/30
DADDY LONG LEGS
Cleveland Play House presents DADDY LONG LEGS, staring Megan McGinnis and Robert Adelman, now through November 13th at the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. Evening performances run Tuesday to Sunday with matinee performances on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Based on the novel by Jean Webster, DADDY LONG LEGS takes place in 20th century New England. Jerusha Abbot is an orphan sent to college thanks to an anonymous benefactor. Although Jerusha has never met the man she calls "Daddy Long Legs," she's required to write to him once a month with no expectation of a reply. Along the way, she also meets Jervis Pendleton, a young man who introduces her to some of the more interesting aspects of life. A secret involving the two men in Jerusha's life remains though.
Tickets range from $41 to $69 for adults and are $15 for students. Purchase tickets online at www.clevelandplayhouse.com or through The PlayhouseSquare box office at 216.241.6000. The Allen Theatre is located at 1407 Euclid Avenue, the new home of the Cleveland Play House.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
The first national tour of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES comes to the Palace Theatre for 16 performances between November 8th and 20th. Evening performances run Tuesdays to Saturdays, with matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays. Cast talk-backs will be held following performances on November 10th and 17th.
The Tony Award-winning Best Revival of a Musical stars George Hamilton as Georges and Christopher Sieber as Albin. Georges is a nightclub owner and Albin appears onstage as the glamorous Zaza. Hilarity ensues when Georges' son brings his girlfriend's parents home to meet his family. Featuring memorable music and incredible dancing, LA CAGE is sure to leave you laughing!
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is part of PlayhouseSquare's Smart Seats program. Tickets range from $10 to $75. Purchase tickets online at www.playhousesquare.org or by calling the box office at 216.241.6000. The Palace theatre is located at 1615 Euclid Avenue, in the heart of Cleveland's theatre district.
The Beck Center for the Arts presents the regional premiere of David Mamet's RACE through November 20th. Performances are at 8p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3p.m. on Sundays. A talk-back with the director, cast members and area experts will be held following the November 6th performance.
This thought-provoking drama centers on the story of three attorneys - two black and one white - as they defend a wealthy white executive, accused of raping a black woman. Filled with plot twists, clever writing and rapid-fire dialogue, RACE explores the topics of wealth, power, race and sex.
Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors (65 and older) and $17 for students (with a valid ID). Purchase tickets online at www.beckcenter.org or by calling the box office at 216.521.2540, ext. 10. The Beck Center is located at 17801 Detroit Ave. in Lakewood, ten minutes west of downtown Cleveland.
ROCK OF AGES
ROCK OF AGES rocks into E.J. Thomas Hall for two shows on November 29th and 30th. Both performances are at 7:30p.m.
Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Drew and Sherrie are just a couple of kids chasing their dreams of hitting it big when they meet. Their love story is backed by 28 of the biggest rock tunes of the time, including songs from Journey, Styx, Pat Benatar and Poison. ROCK OF AGES will transport you back to the big hair days of the 80s!
Tickets range from $32.50 to $52.50. Purchase tickets online at www.ejthomashall.com, by calling the box office at 330.972.7570 or by visiting a Ticketmaster outlet. E.J. Thomas Hall is located at 198 Hill Street, on the campus of The University of Akron.
The Akron Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Christopher Wilkins, presents WICKED DIVAS on Saturday, November 19th at 8p.m. at E.J. Thomas Hall. This concert opens the Symphony's 2011-2012 Pops season.