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BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Baldwin Wallace Musical Theater Program Photo BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Baldwin Wallace Musical Theater Program
by Roy Berko - Nov 22, 2020

In 2012, when Baldwin Wallace's number one nationally ranked musical theater program, in conjunction with Beck Center for the Arts, produced SPRING AWAKENING, my capsule judgement read: 'SPRING AWAKENING is an emotionally stirring, relevant, and well-staged production.'

Cleveland's Classic Company Announces GHOST LIGHT ��" A VIRTUAL CABARET FUNDRAISER Photo Cleveland's Classic Company Announces GHOST LIGHT ��" A VIRTUAL CABARET FUNDRAISER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will present Ghost Light a?" A Virtual Cabaret Fundraiser on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 7:30 PM.

'In My Life - Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles' Coming to the Duke Energy Cente Photo 'In My Life - Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles' Coming to the Duke Energy Center
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2020

In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles is the nationally touring musical biography of the Beatles through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein, featuring the live music of renowned tribute band, Beatles For Sale. The show is widely considered by industry insiders to be the most unique Beatles show in decades. In My Life comes to the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, March 9 at 7:30 pm.

BWW Review: SLEUTH - a Mystery With Lots of Twists, Turns and Humor, Intrigues at Gre Photo BWW Review: SLEUTH - a Mystery With Lots of Twists, Turns and Humor, Intrigues at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - Feb 16, 2020

BWW Review: Women-Centric JULIUS CAESAR at GLT is Bloody-Good Photo BWW Review: Women-Centric JULIUS CAESAR at GLT is Bloody-Good
by Roy Berko - Oct 8, 2019

Sara Bruner has proven once again that she is the queen of Shakespeare staging. As she did last season with her 'The Taming of the Shrew,' her women-centric version of 'Julius Caesar,' which is now on stage at Great Lakes Theater, is creative, well-formulated and long on clear message development.

Photo Flash: First Look at Great Lakes Theater's JULIUS CAESAR Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Great Lakes Theater's JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2019

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will commence its 2019-20 season at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square with a Fall Repertory that features the Tony-winning Broadway musical classic, The Music Man and Shakespeare's epic political tragedy, Julius Caesar. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory September 27 – November 10, 2019. Victoria Bussert will direct The Music Man and Julius Caesar will be directed by Sara Bruner. The Music Man (Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson / Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey) is presented through special arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, www.MTIShows.com.

Photo Flash: First Look at Great Lake Theater's THE MUSIC MAN Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Great Lake Theater's THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2019

Great Lakes Theater's Fall Repertory begins with the Tony-winning Broadway musical classic, 'There's trouble in River City...' when Harold Hill, a fast-talking salesman, attempts to con its citizens into purchasing instruments and uniforms for a boys' band that he never fully intends on forming. That is until, Marian, the prim town librarian, catches on to his scheme and the two fall into an unlikely romance that is the foil to all of Harold's plans. This six-time, Tony-winning musical, which features cherished numbers such as 'Seventy-Six Trombones,' 'Ya Got Trouble' and 'Till There Was You,' is the perfect musical comedy for all ages.

BWW Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Is A Farcical, Thought-Provoking Delight At Great Photo BWW Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Is A Farcical, Thought-Provoking Delight At Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - Apr 1, 2019

Photo Flash: Great Lake Theater's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Photo Photo Flash: Great Lake Theater's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2019

The only thing that stands between Bianca and a bevy of eligible suitors is her quick-tempered, elder sister Katherina. That is until fortune-hunting Petruchio takes up the challenge to "tame" Kate and make her his wife. A madcap marriage and much mayhem ensues in a beguiling battle of wits and wills between the sexes which ultimately reveals an unlikely romance. Can love tame a shrewish heart and surprise an unbridled bachelor? 

Photo Flash: First Look at Great Lakes Theater's WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Great Lakes Theater's WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2019

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, commences the second half its 2018-19 season with Agatha Christie's gripping courtroom thriller, Witness for the Prosecution. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, February 15 - March 10, 2019.Great Lakes Theater's own Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee, directs the production.

Photo Flash: First Look at Great Lakes Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Great Lakes Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2018

The stage of the Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square glows with good spirits and time-honored tradition when Great Lakes Theater (GLT) presents its 30th anniversary production of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol, running November 30 - December 23, 2018. The production has delighted more than 750,000 people in its history, making it one of northeast Ohio's most-loved and best-attended holiday events.

BWW Review:  Compelling “The Scottish Play” (“Mac**th”) at Great Lakes Theate Photo BWW Review: Compelling “The Scottish Play” (“Mac**th”) at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - Apr 1, 2018

Theater people are superstitious! The practices that relate to the fears have various origins. For example, 'the ghost of Thespis (the first known actor in ancient Greece) is said to wreak havoc upon theaters all over the world. The ghost light tradition-leaving a single lit bulb upstage center when the theater is empty-is meant to ward off these mischievous specters.'

BWW Review: A Female HAMLET Brings a Twist to the Play at Great Lakes Theater, Well, Almost . . .
by Roy Berko - Apr 3, 2017

Having been summoned home to Denmark from school in Germany to attend his father's funeral, he is shocked to find his mother Gertrude already remarried to his Uncle Claudius, the dead king's brother, who has declared himself the king, though young Hamlet is the actual heir to the crown. Hamlet, rightly, suspects foul play.

Photo Flash: Hanna Theatre Playhouse Square presents HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

When his suspiciously widowed mother swiftly marries his uncle, amidst demands for revenge from his murdered father's ghost, the young prince Hamlet resolves that something is indeed 'rotten in the state of Denmark.'

BWW Review: WAIT UNTIL DARK Underwhelming at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - Feb 21, 2017

Over the last number of years Great Lakes Theater has cobbled together seasons consisting of Shakespearean classics, musicals and mystery plays. The combination has proven to be very successful, with many award winning productions and audience pleasing shows being produced.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Playhouse Square for 28th Year
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The stage of the Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square will glow with good spirits and time-honored tradition when Great Lakes Theater (GLT) presents its twenty-eighth annual production of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol, running November 26 - December 23, 2016.

BWW Review: Energizing TWELFTH NIGHT at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - Oct 4, 2016

Photo Flash: BWW Looks at Great Lakes Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will commence its 2016-17 season at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square with a Fall Repertory that features the Tony Award-winning musical classic, My Fair Lady and Shakespeare's enchanting romantic comedy, Twelfth Night. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory September 23 - October 30, 2016. Victoria Bussert will direct My Fair Lady. Drew Barr will direct Twelfth Night. My Fair Lady (Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner / Music by Frederick Loewe / Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion) is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.

Photo Flash: TWELFTH NIGHT at Great Lakes Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

An enchanting romantic comedy, Shakespeare Twelfth Night completes GLT's Fall Repertory pairing. Hope seems lost when a violent shipwreck separates young Viola from her boat and twin brother. However, tragedy quickly turns romantic when she washes ashore in Illyria - an exotic island that is about to be turned topsy-turvy by love. To survive in her strange new world, she disguises herself as a boy messenger and enters the employ of an island inhabitant. Misplaced affections and misunderstood intentions result when she unexpectedly becomes an object of desire to the woman her employer sent her to woo! Time may correct the course of the isle's myriad misguided lovers, but not before the Bard bewitches all in his enchanting comedy.

BWW Review: 'Wouldn't it be Loverly' If All Theatre Was As Enchanting at GLT's MY FAIR LADY?
by Roy Berko - Sep 27, 2016

MY FAIR LADY, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's award winning and universally praised musical, based on George Bernard Shaw's play, PYGMALION, centers on Eliza Doolittle, an uneducated Cockney flower girl who, in an attempt to 'become a proper lady,' takes lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a self-centered egotist.

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