The Toxic Avenger at Short North Stage
2:00 PM14:00

The Toxic Avenger at Short North Stage

Meet Toxie, New Jersey’s first Superhero, in this hilarious monster of a rock musical based on the classic cult film. Toxie, a seven-foot mutant freak with a heart as big as Newark, struggles with bullies, mobsters and a corrupt mayor to win love and save New Jersey from pollution and global warming. Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway musical.

“It’s gruesome and bawdy and more than a little naughty, but this “Toxic Avenger” may just be the hero we need right now”—San Jose Mercury News.

“Hits don´t come more smash than this,” wrote “A luridly fantastic, gloriously delightful show.”

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Memphis at Cain Park
to Jul 1

Memphis at Cain Park

MEMPHIS Cain Park-style is a total delight. It’s a must-see for anyone who likes well-sung and –performed rock music...and wants to relax in the Alma Theater’s 'in nature' setting. HOCKADOO!" —Broadway World

"The performances are king in this show, and those are spectacular." —Cleveland Scene

"Choreographer Leilani Barrett makes the small stage seem larger than it is as the dancers fill every nook and cranny with movement. Music can be a wonderful and powerful meeting place. This Cain Park show tunefully celebrates this idea." —Cool Cleveland

"What's the best way to celebrate this summer in Cleveland? Head to Memphis...the Musical at Cain Park!" —In the Land of Cleve

Music and Lyrics by DAVID BRYAN    
Book and Lyrics by JOE DIPIETRO
Based on a Concept by GEORGE W. GEORGE

Music directed by JORDAN COOPER
Choreographed by LEILANI BARRETT
Set/Projection design by T. PAUL LOWRY
Lighting design by STEVE SHACK
Costume design by TESIA BENSON
Sound design by CARLTON GUC
Stage managed by TOM HUMES*
Assistant stage managed by BEN DANIELSON*
*member, Actors' Equity Association

Click here for the Cain Park cast of MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL

Inspired by actual events, Memphis the Musical is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Audiences will be taken along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves – filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical and two 2015 Olivier Awards, Memphis features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan.

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6:30 PM18:30


It’s the early 1940s and America has only just begun to see the effects of World War II. Crossing generations and genres, PORCHES follows several families as they watch their once vibrant neighborhood decline and crumble due to the exodus of fathers and brothers being sent off to a futile war—with no promise of victory. Journey back to the days where children ran from porch to porch in search of adventure—blurring the lines of family and neighbor—and their only concern was the flickering street lights at dusk.

Karamu House invites you to witness history in the making! Karamu presents the world premiere of PORCHES, a new play with music devised and written by the Karamu Summer Arts Intensive young artists and professional teaching artists. The performance will take place on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM in Karamu’s historical Jelliffe Theatre.

The students in the program worked with the teaching artists to devise the scenes in this dramatic heartfelt American tale. Through collaboration, they have creatively incorporated music that crosses generations and genres.

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The Zombies Walk Among Us
to Feb 25

The Zombies Walk Among Us

Cleveland School of the Arts Middle School Drama students presents The Zombies Walk Among Us by Brian Kral under the direction of Johnathon L. Jackson with student director Alexandria Shy. When a devastating earthquake strikes Haiti, age-old fears and superstitions rise to the surface in Port-au- Prince. For Alanis Ducette, the daughter of an aid worker, it brings nightmares of her dead sister and a conviction that zombies are intruding on her everyday life. To exorcize her nightmares, she enters the threatening world of Haitian vodou and black magic—and uncovers a mystery no one in her family had dared reveal.


Show Times

Friday February 24th at 8:00pm

Saturday February 25th at 8:00pm

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Peter and the Starcatcher
to Dec 31

Peter and the Starcatcher

Dobama’s hit production is back! Join Molly Aster as she encounters a colossal storm, a giant crocodile, and a mustached pirate captain and his sidekick Smee. With the help of the future Peter Pan, Molly attempts to return a trunk of precious “starstuff” to her father and along the way learns what it means to grow up.

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