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Past performances at Fine Arts...

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Arsenic and Old Lace

By Joseph Kesselring
Directed by James Mango
October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2013 at 7.30 pm

October 13, 20 & 27, 2013 at 2.00pm

Corning Auditorium, Reserved Seating
This modern classic's comic antics will make you hardly notice the corpses on stage.  (Rated Adult)

Cast: Greg Gnau, Lois Davis, Libby Hill, Justin Steck, Tom Hill, Jim Hill, J.J. Collins, Ryan Grenier, Nick Grimsic, Laura Hart, Bob McCoy, Luke Powers, Roy Smith

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Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture
and the Book by William Steig
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Originally Produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals
and Neal Street Productions
Original Broadway Production
Directed by Jason Moore
Directed & Choreographed by Pierre-Jacques Brault

Cast: Kelvette Beacham, Max Brodzinski, Gabbi Capello, Eddie Carney, Christina Ciofani, Kayleigh Collins, Deidre Davis, Dan DiCello, Erin Donovan, Caitlyn Dubeansky, Nathan Earley, Sydney Fieseler, Zachary Fields, Mario Formica, Brookie Longmire, Emily Plank, Justin Charles Schickler, Melissa Sills, Eugene Sumlin, Cindi Verbelun, Becca Weinfurtner

Crew: Joanna Li (music director); Ann Hedger (stage manager), Michael Roesch (tech director/lighting designer), Tom Linsenmeier (sound designer)

November 22 & 29, December 6 & 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm
November 23, 24 & 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm


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A Year with Frog and Toad

A Mercury Summer Stock Production
Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Music by Robert Reale
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel

January 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm
January 18 & 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm


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Visit The Fine Arts Association for "Doctor Doolittle" and pick up a special coupon good for $2.00 off an Adult or Student/Senior "The Westing Game" ticket!


Doctor Dolittle

Doctor Dolittle, a new musical
Book, Music and Lyrics
by Leslie Bricusse
Based on the Doctor Dolittle Stories
by Hugh Lofting
and The Twentieth Century Fox film
Directed by David Malinowski
Presented by the Yarnell Youth Theatre Company

February 14, 21 & 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm
February 15, 16, 22 & 23, March 1 & 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Corning Auditorium, Reserved Seating
Come "talk to the animals" in this wildly imagnative musical.
(Rated G)

Fine Arts is partnering with Lake Humane Society during "Doctor Dolittle."  Bring dog and cat food and supplies to Fine Arts from Jan. 24-Mar. 2 to help care for these precious lives.  Or make an online donation of $$ here.


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Visit GLTG and pick up our special One Acts postcard to receive $5 off your One Acts ticket.

Ticket discount exchange opportunity!  Bring a ticket stub from Cleveland Public Theatre’s 2013-14 season for $5 off your One Acts ticket.  One Acts ticket holders receive $5 off Cleveland Public Theatre’s production of A Killing Game (April 10-26).

Partner Restaurants:

Receive 20% off your bill when you present your One Acts ticket stub. Tax & tip not included. Not valid with other offers. Expires 4/30/14.

Receive a free appetizer or dessert (excluding Burning Swan) with the purchase of any two entrees when you present your One Acts ticket stub.  Not valid with other offers. Reservations strongly recommended. Expires 4/30/14.

Receive a FREE dessert with the purchase of two entrees when you present your One Acts ticket stub.  Not valid with other offers. Reservations strongly recommended. Expires 4/30/14.

Receive 10% off your bill when you present your One Acts ticket stub. Tax & tip not included. Not valid with other offers. Reservations strongly recommended. Expires 4/30/14.

18th Annual One Act Festival
Hot from the Oven: Smörgåsbord

Directed by Ann Hedger

March 28 & 29, April 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Corning Auditorium, General Seating
The originals are BACK! Ten minute "entrees" served up and guaranteed to satisfy every palette.
(Rated Adult)

Cast:  Nancy Brooks, Gabbi Capello, Ray Griesmer, Nick Grimsic, Dawn Hill, Don Knepper, Evie Koh, Maria Lister Lyons, Grace Mannarino, Matt Mortensen, Colleen O'Leary, Vonnie Pilarczyk, Catherine Remick, Brendan Sandham, Carl Simoncic

2013-2014 One Act Festival
Hot from the Oven: Smorgasbord Ten Minute Plays

This is Not a Play by Chas Belov  (San Francisco, California)
Is it a play?  Is it not a play?  What makes up a play?  Does anyone care? And what is a MacGuffin?

Dialogue to Come by Stephen Dierkes (Pasadena, California)
A man.  A woman.  How do they feel about each other?  Let’s find out.  Literally.

Nothing by Cary Pepper (San Francisco, California)
Breaking News!  Or is it really nothing.  This TV news station may or may not have the answer.

Splitting Hares by Brett Hursey (Farmville, Virginia)
When a couple faces empty nest syndrome, curious symptoms appear.  Call the doctor!

Out to Lunch by Jim and Jean Anton (Woburn, Massachusetts)
Who's on the phone now?  Interwoven cell phone conversations while at lunch.  How important can it be?

The Brotherhood of the Sloth by Greg Mandryk (Cleveland, Ohio)
Slow down, you’re moving too fast.  Or “WE” will find a way to slow you down.

Lombardo by David Hansen (Cleveland Hts., Ohio)
A biographic drama of the great Guy Lombardo.  Drama may be the wrong word….  

Interstate by Peter Hsieh (San Jose, California)
A trucker.  A waitress. A love story.

Genuine Cashmere by John Minigan (Framingham, Massachusetts)
Two women meet waiting for the bus. A business professional.  A homeless woman.  They share something in common.

A Bottle of Vodka by Connie Schindewolf (Bradenton, Florida)
Two alcoholics are thrown into a room with 2 chairs and a bottle of vodka.  Where are they?

Two Mothers at a Roadside Cafe by Allan Bates (Kingman, Indiana)
An intense common bond links two mothers who have never met before today.


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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Originally produced on Broadway by
David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo
Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre
Directed by James Mango

June 6, 7, 13, 14,20 & 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
June 8, 15 & 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Corning Auditorium, Reserved Seating
Take an irreverent look at growing up in today's America in this hysterically funny Tony award-winning musical.
(Rated PG-13)

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Chili Con Comedy Improv Troupe

Sponsored by Eric and Lisa Barbe

Sandy Kosovich Peck, Troupe Director

November 2, 2013 - 8:00 pm
February 1, 2014 - 8:00 pm
May 3, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Studio Stage in the Main Gallery, General Seating
Audiences will laugh and be amazed at the wit and humor of our young actors as they incorporate suggestions and chance into live performance. You will never see the same show twice!
(Rated PG-13)

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