September 27 through November 3, 2013
Directed by Joseph Hanreddy
If you like villains, then this is the play for you. Many feel that Richard III is Shakespeare’s most diabolical villain of all time, a homicidal hunchback who will murder anyone who is in his way as he attempts to seize the English crown. Once he has the throne he must kill to keep it as well as fight the ghosts of his past. A bloody battle will decide the fate of England as once and future kings meet on the field of combat. This show is produced with generous support from John and Barbara Schubert.
October 4 through November 2, 2013
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Victoria Bussert
Sweeney Todd has been unjustly exiled and his family wronged by a lecherous judge. With the help of a romantically inclined pie shop proprietress, Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney plans his revenge on the seedy side streets of 19th century London. This heart-racing thriller is is laced with brilliant dark humor and exceptional music.
November 30 through December 22, 2013
A Christmas Carol
Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted and Directed by Gerald Freeman
The classic tale of a man’s downfall and redemption is told with splendid special effects, costuming and lighting. A favorite holidays treat for everyone. “A Christmas Carol” is the perfect gift for children of all ages. Share it with the ones you love.
February 21 through March 16, 2014
Written by Ira Levin
A once successful playwright is in a slump. He is suffering from writers block and is fighting through a dry spell. After a string of flops he is at wit’s end. Suddenly, his luck changes as one of his students shows him a new script that the Broadway playwright recognizes as having tremendous potential. In his desperation, the playwright plots to snare the script and take credit for it. Murder stalks the house as the tale rushes to a surprise ending.
April 4 through April 19, 2014
As You Like It
Written by William Shakespeare
If you have never seen a live Shakespearian work, then this is the one to come to and bring the entire family. Rosalind has been banished by her uncle and takes refuge in the forest of Arden. There she meets fools, rustics and the love-struck Orlando. What follows is a gender bending courtship as Rosalind disguises herself as a boy in an attempt to change lost souls into lovers. The Great Lakes Theatre production of “As You Like It” is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Tickets are available by calling (216) 241-6000, by ordering online at: http://www.greatlakestheater.org or by visiting the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office. Groups of ten or more receive discounts of up to 40% by calling (216) 241-5490 x302.
Great Lakes Theater, the first resident company of PlayhouseSquare, has brought the pleasure, power and relevance of classic theater to the widest possible audience since 1962. GLT programming positively impacts 100,000 adults and students annually.
Great Lakes Theater’s award-winning home at the Hanna Theatre features a visionary“Great Room” inspired design that integrates the artist and audience experience into a single unified environment. Hanna patrons select from a variety of seating opportunities including traditional theater seats, club chairs, lounge/bar seats, banquette couches and private box seating. Arranged in an intimate 550-seat thrust configuration where the audience surrounds the stage, no seat is further than 12 rows from the performance.