Even With a Couple Flaws, the Classic 'Oklahoma!' Shines at Porthouse Theatre

Even With a Couple Flaws, the Classic 'Oklahoma!' Shines at Porthouse Theatre

It's been almost 75 years since Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein opened on Broadway, yet it still manages to exert a pull on the average audience.

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CWRU Announces 2018-19 Think Forum Speakers

Presented annually by Case Western Reserve University, Think Forum aims to allow the campus community and Greater Cleveland residents to “engage with prominent academic...

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August Means Plenty of Outdoor Classical Music in Cleveland

As the last few weeks of summer play out, every one of our classical music picks except one will take place outdoors. Time to...

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Local Artist to Open Art Exhibit About the Dogs of Train Ave. at the Derek Hess Gallery

A renowned visual and tattoo artist, Sean Jason Kelly stumbled upon a dead dog along Train Ave. a few years ago. After he discovered...

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What You Need to Know About Saturday's SPARX City Hop

An annual tradition, SPARX City Hop aims to promote “the best of Cleveland’s cultural offerings.” At the free event, which takes place from 11...

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Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach Unaccompanied, Lays Bare His Soul at Blossom

Played sitting, the cello is perhaps the most intimate of instruments. A musician wraps arms and knees around its body pulling a warm sound not...

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Apollo's Fire Sends 'Sugarloaf Mountain' On Tour and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

If you think that classical music goes on holiday in August, consider these events that offer you a wide range of choices this week:...

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Even With a Couple Flaws, the Classic 'Oklahoma!' Shines at Porthouse Theatre

It's been almost 75 years since Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein opened on Broadway, yet it still manages to exert a pull on...

Theater

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Broadway Play 'Sweat' Launches Timely Tour of Smaller Towns, Including Ashtabula and Akron

New York's Public Theater, which debuted Lynn Nottage's Sweat in 2016 before it went on to Broadway in 2017, has announced that its Mobile...

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The Cleveland Orchestra Does 'The Little Mermaid' and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

Even as we turn the page into August, Cleveland’s classical music scene continues to flourish. Here are several concerts you may be interested in...

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The Ohio Shakespeare Festival Has Started Doing Things a Little Differently, and That's Not a Welcome Trend

The ending of All’s Well That Ends Well, now being produced by the Ohio Shakespeare Festival, has been charitably called problematic by many through...

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'Hamilton' is Monumental, but 'Caroline, or Change' Ticks a Lot of the Same Boxes

Okay, I know what you're doing. You're sitting in the corner of your closet, morose that you weren't able to score tickets to see Hamilton....

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In Advance of This Weekend's Shows at Hilarities, Comedian Billy Gardell Talks About His Midwestern Sense of Humor

For six long years, comedian and actor Billy Gardell portrayed Office Mike Biggs on the hit sitcom Mike & Molly. Since that show ended...

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The Cleveland Orchestra's Summers at Severance Series and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

Cleveland’s classical music scene continues to bloom this week in all kinds of colors and varieties, and here are several highlights. On Wednesday, July...

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As 'Hamilton' Demonstrates, Our Country's Founders Had Their Turn to Fight, and It's Our Turn Now

You don't need me to tell you that Hamilton is an awesome show. And that you should do anything legal (and possibly even illegal) to...

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Mercury Theatre Company's Reimagined 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' Falls Short

When it comes to musicals that ought to be re-imagined, there are few better choices than Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This warhorse...

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What You Need to Know About Scene's Ale Fest

An annual tradition that takes place each summer at Lincoln Park in Tremont, Scene's Ale Fest will feature more than 100 beers as well...

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The Cleveland Orchestra Does Mahler at Blossom and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch in Cleveland This Week

Stars in the Classics will present two Classical Cabarets featuring young area musicians on Thursday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20, both at...

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A Domineering Mama Rose Tells Us What's Up in a Less-Than-Perfect 'Gypsy' at Beck Center

Did you ever wonder why you never see revivals of Funny Girl, the musical that made a global star of Barbra Streisand? Well, one reason...

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Eighth Annual Ohio Burlesque Festival to Take Place at the Beachland in August

International and national burlesque stars will celebrate burlesque heritage at the eighth annual Ohio Burlesque Festival that comes to the Beachland Ballroom next month....

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Saltine Cracker Portrait of President Trump to Go On Display at 78th Street Studios

Known for his pointilist works, Christain Faur, an artist who often uses crayons as a medium, relocated from New York to Granville, Ohio in...

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Tremont Unveils a New Mural This Weekend

After two years in the making, a brand new mural is set to be officially unveiled on the side of Tremont Convenience Food Mart...

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