Category Archives: theatre

  FREE family theatre in the city.

Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce Song of the Seekers, a new play developed by CPT’s inner-city teen theatre, STEP (Student Theatre Enrichment Program)

Inspired by a two thousand-year-old ancient Indian text STEP’s ensemble of inner-city teens reveal personal dreams, hardships and victories with their original play, Song of the Seekers. An inventive remix of Shudraka’s classic comedy, The Little Clay Cart, this family-friendly performance explores the artist’s life and the struggle to be truthful in a society addicted to products and punch lines. Packed with a cappella singing, dance, beat-boxing, rhythm and rhyme, Song of the Seekers is about finding true love, freedom, and artistic authenticity in a complicated world.

Song of the Seekers, a new play by CPT’s STEP, is the culmination of an eight week program. Using Shudraka’s writings as a starting point, CPT Teaching Artists, have guided these extraordinary young people on a journey of self-discovery and awareness through the dramatic arts.

The fun, free performances begin this week, to see the entire summer calendar of free perfromances, visit cpt’s website.

Thursday, July 29, 7PM, Herman Park

(W. 58th & Herman + Rain Location: CPT)

Friday, July 30, 7PM, Fairview Park in Ohio City

(W.38th & Franklin + Rain Location: Westside UCC)

Saturday, July 31, 7PM, Harmody Park

(Irving Ave & South Hills Dr + Rain Location: TBA)

  a "sweet double feature"

This weekend stock your car with twizzlers, rasinettes and snowcaps, throw in your favorite blanket and a pillow and head out to the Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive-In Theatre located in North Ridgeville.

The Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive-In was built in 1965 by the Sherman family and is still owned and operated by a third generation of the Sherman Family. The Aut-O-Rama Drive-In became the Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive-In for the 1972 summer season.

This weekends best double feature is Grown Ups (with Adam Sandler) @ 9:40pm and the Karate Kid @ 11:30pm. I think that this is by far the best double feature lineup they’ve had so far this season.

I also think this is pretty cool…rather than ban outside food at the Drive-In they give patrons a choice of weather or not to bring food or beverages into the drive-in. For a $5.00 fee, you can purchase an “outside food & beverage permit” at the box office to bring in your own goodies.

So, when the summer sun goes down, where will you catch your summer blockbuster hits? Hope to see you at the drive in!

  Seussical the Musical @ the Beck (05/21-22)

Friday May 21st and Saturday May 22nd, 2010

I saw this play on Friday night and was completely WOWED! Great job Youth Theatre at the Beck for putting on an amazing show.

As I nestled into the front row of the show, I thought to myself, “another children’s play, I’ll get through it,” but by the end of the first full company number I had the tunes stuck in my head and was humming along. Not only does the play tell a charming story of Horton and the Who’s it is visually bright and colorful A must for children AND adults!

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss Directed by Russ Stich Join the mischievous Cat in the Hat and his friends in this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Adults $10; Students $8.
For show times and tickets visit the Beck Center for the Arts

  Celebrate the arts with your kids (05/03-08)

Today, through Saturday May 8th, 2010

This year Playhouse Square has decided to dedicate an entire week to developing future arts lovers through wonderful shows, art installations, exciting music, puppets, interactive theatre and much more at the first annual International Children’s Festival.

With performers from all over the world, your child will be amazed and delighted by the stories, music and interactive performances. From The Dream Jam Band, to the world renowned The Man Who Planted Trees; performed by the Puppet State Theatre Company to an intimate performance of Farfalle (Butterflies) a children’s performance presented in Italian…expose your youngsters to the world of performing arts this week at Playhouse Square.

The ticket are affordable, $14 each or if you attend 2 different shows you can purchase 2 different show tickets for $20. With the purchase of your tickets, you will have free access to workshops, hands on activities and more. For details on these events, to buy your tickets, and to pass along the world to you play groups, your bunko clubs and your PTA pals visit their site.

Oh…how could I almost forget…would you like a FREE PAIR OF TICKETS to either The Man Who Planted Trees or Terrance Simien? Send me your top Childrens’s art event, exhibit or summer activity in Cleveland. Winner will be chosen at random by Friday at 4:00, be sure to include your email so I can contact you! Good luck.

  REMINDER…DISCOUNT Jump Back Ball Coupon Code

Just a reminder you have TODAY ONLY to use your I heart Cleveland code to get the TODAY ONLY discounted ticket rate of $135.

Just use the Jump Back Ball coupon code of “HEART” (before end of day, February 2nd) when purchasing your tickets and you will receive the discounted rate! Sweet…you can use the extra cash to buy your date an elaborate corsage…HA!