A testament to the transcendent power of love and music takes center stage with Beck Centers eighth annual collaboration with the esteemed Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Program. Once follows a Dublin street musician and a Czech immigrant who are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album, and four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Once speaks to the power of music to connect us all."A gem of a show. ...Once wins its standing ovations the old-fashioned way: with a love story, great songs, compelling characters and inventive stagecraft.... downright revolutionary." - The New York Post"An exquisite reminder of theater's singular capacity to transport us." The Hollywood ReporterDon't miss a moment of great theater, see the full list of upcoming professional theater productions.
News About Once at Beck Center for the Arts
Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 27-28- with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Alex Newell and More!
February 27, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 27-28, 2020.
Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 13-14- with Laura Osnes, Josh Groban and More!
February 13, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 13-14, 2020.
Beck Center Announces Winter/Spring 2021 Online And In-Person Classes
November 25, 2020
Beck Center for the Arts, in an effort to continually adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, has created robust in-person and online arts educational offerings for winter/spring 2021. Beck Center continues to respond to the needs of the community through arts experiences, as an entertaining and healing force for all ages, and abilities.
BWW Review: MEMBER OF THE WEDDING is Less Than it Should Be at Beck Center for the Arts
October 06, 2019
The play 'Member of the Wedding' is based on Carson McCullers 1946 novel of the same name. The author also penned the script for the 1950 Broadway stage production which starred Ethel Waters, Julie Harris and Brandon DeWilde.
BWW Review: Kids And Choreography Enhance MATILDA At The Beck Center
July 15, 2019
What do 'James and the Giant Peach,' 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and 'George's Marvelous Medicine' all have in common? They were all written by Roald Dahl.
Beck Center Announces Youth Theater 2019-20 Season
May 22, 2019
Beck Center for the Arts, one of the longest-running Youth Theater programs in the country, announces the 2019-20 Youth Theater Season line-up. The 71st anniversary season includes innovative versions of classic tales, and new works from different perspectives and vantage points.
Beck Center's 2019-20 Professional Theater Season Announced
May 08, 2019
Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 Professional Theater Season filled with signature eclectic and diverse titles that include modern classics, regional premieres, and the ninth annual collaboration with Baldwin Wallace University Musical Theatre program.
BWW Review: SuperbLADY DAY Jazzes Up The Beck Center
March 19, 2019
Having seen Audra McDonald's Tony Award winning Broadway performance of Billie Holiday in 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill,' I went to see the Beck production of the show with trepidation.
Case Western Reserve/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program Offers A Witty, Bubbly Production Of HAY FEVER
February 13, 2019
The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program is proud to present Noel Coward's classic comedy Hay Fever. This madcap play about a weekend with the eccentric Bliss family will star the MFA Class of 2020 and a guest performer. Director Jerrold Scott's production will take the audience back to the 1920's and remind them of the joy of life and fear of boredom. The show will run from February 27th-March 9th in Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square.
BWW Review: Seeing BW/Beck's wonderful ONCE once, is not enough
February 11, 2019
'On Stage' recently announced that Baldwin Wallace University's Music Theatre program has risen to number one calling it 'a top destination for any student wanting to study musical theatre.'
Print Club Of Cleveland Celebrates Their Centennial At Beck Center For The Arts
January 25, 2019
Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome The Print Club of Cleveland to its Jean Bulicek Gallery for the first time ever. Curated by Beck Center's Gallery Coordinator, Linda Merchant with help from The Print Club, the exhibition features a diverse range of prints from various artists spanning the years of 1927-2016.
Victoria Bussert Directs ONCE At Beck Center For The Arts
January 04, 2019
Beck Center for the Arts presents Once with the esteemed Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Program. This limited engagement runs February 8 through 24, 2019 in the Mackey Theater.