The Flying Monkeys Will Save Us, Or at Least Distract Us For a Moment, in the Soaring 'Wicked' at Playhouse Square

The Flying Monkeys Will Save Us, Or at Least Distract Us For a Moment, in the Soaring 'Wicked' at Playhouse Square

The outrageously successful musical Wicked is approaching its 15th anniversary, and now it's back at Playhouse Square on one of those regular return visits common for touring Broadways shows. This might elicit a yawn from people who have either seen the dazzling Wicked staging in years past and are satisfied with that, or who have no particular interest in this prequel to The Wizard of Oz.

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TubaChristmas Cleveland and More Holiday Weekend Classical Music Fun

Most classical music organizations are lying low during Thanksgiving week, but The Cleveland Orchestra will fill the weekend with interesting concerts, and the Christmas...

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Comedian Jim Gaffigan Explains the Concept Behind his Noble Ape Tour

Earlier this year, Jim Gaffigan, one of the world’s highest grossing stand-up comedians, embarked on his Noble Ape international arena and theater comedy tour. While...

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Star Wars-Themed Burlesque Show Coming to the Beachland

The local burlesque Le Femme Mystique Burlesque regularly hosts events in Northeast Ohio. One of its most unique events, Star Wars Burlesque — The Return...

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The 5th Annual Coventry Village Holiday Festival to Take Place on December 9

An annual tradition that’s taken place for the past five years, the Coventry Village Holiday Festival will take place from noon to 11 p.m. on...

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University of Akron Alumnis' Work at Emily Davis Gallery Shows the Real Importance of Art

Several years ago, in a discussion with my former employer on the subject of art, I was challenged with one simple question: "Why is it...

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Much is Revealed in a Short Span of Time in 'The Lake Effect' at Karamu House

As a playwright, you are entitled to stretch the boundaries of what is expected, so you can present incredible events as possible and even probable....

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No Exit at Happy Dog and 7 More Classical Music Events to Hit This Week

It’s another busy week in the rush up to Thanksgiving. Here are eight events that stand out in our calendar. The talented Parker Ramsay made...

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Humorist Nick Offerman Talks About the Genesis of His Full Bush Tour That's Coming to Cleveland

A guy who originally worked in theater, actor Nick Offerman became a household name after portraying Ron Swanson in the popular sitcom Parks and Recreation....

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Comedian Jen Kirkman Brings an All-New Show to Hilarities Next Week

A New York Times bestselling author (she’s written two memoirs, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself and I Know What I’m Doing), comedian Jen...

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Art Museum Guards Navigate Dreams and Reality in 'The Art of Longing' at Cleveland Public Theatre

Did you ever wonder why your body can do some amazing things, but not others? You can grow new skin to heal a cut, but...

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The Cleveland Orchestra Reminds There's Still Good in This World With its 'Enigma Variations' Take

The lights dim, the second half has arrived. We're here for this, we've been waiting. The melody starts so simple and quiet, but as with...

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Literary Cleveland Hosts Magazine Launch Party at Happy Dog Next Week

Literary Cleveland, the non-profit literary organization that brings Northeast Ohio writers together, will host a launch party for the inaugural issue of its literary magazine,...

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A Journey Into Dana Oldfather's Life in Candyland at the Galleries at CSU

Dana Oldfather's magnificent paintings have played a key role in pushing other artists to expand their boundaries and understanding of abstract artwork. In her latest...

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No, 'The Diary of Anne Frank' is Not a Play About the Trump Era. Or is it?

It has been said that the power some plays possess emanates not from the writing or the acting but what the audience itself brings to...

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Jim Jarmusch Accompanies Man Ray Silent Films at CMA Plus Seven More Classical Music Events to Hit This Week

The Cleveland Museum of Art invites you to explore the strange world of Dada and Surrealist artist Man Ray in four silent films with...

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Eyes on Injustice in 'Caucasian Chalk Circle' From Newly Formed Shahrazad Theatre Company

All plays have some sort of message they want to convey, but some messages are more obvious than others. This is a fact some...

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Cleveland/Cuba Artistic Exchange and Julian Stanczak Featured in CIA's Newest Exhibitions

This week, the Cleveland Institute of Art hosts two events in celebration of its latest exhibitions. First, the school’s Reinberger Gallery hosts an opening...

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E11even 2 Celebrates Its Anniversary and Debuts New Exhibition This Thursday

Local artists Rich Cihlar, Billy Nainiger and Christina Sadowski founded E11even 2, their gallery on the first floor of 78th Street Studios in January...

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Jerry Seinfeld is Coming to Akron Next Year

Big fans of Jerry Seinfeld can breathe a little easier, as he can't seem to stay away from the Cleveland area. The comedian is now...

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Biennial 'Skull and Skeleton' Exhibition Opens with Costume Party Tonight

This time of year, who doesn’t love skulls and skeletons? Since 2009, the Gallery at Lakeland Community College has been one of the most festive...

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Release Party for Gordon Square Artist-in-Residence John G.'s 'Sandwich Anarchy' Book This Thursday

Start Halloween weekend early with the release party for Sandwich Anarchy, the first book showcasing more than 200 of Cleveland-based illustrator John G.’s Melt Bar...

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