Enjoy the Show!

February 16, 2010

The Lake Erie Shores & Islands® area is home to a variety of performing arts centers, each offering the community cultural and educational value, as well as a few laughs. Check out our upcoming theatre events that are sure to entertain the entire family! For up-to-date information on all upcoming events at each theatre, please visit their website directly.

Bellevue Society for the Arts
205 Maple St., Bellevue

“Seussical: The Musical, Jr.”
Mar 19 – 21, 2010
Fri & Sat: 7:30 pm, Sun: 2:30 pm
A delight for children to perform, “Seussical” is now one of the most-performed shows in America! The story centers around Horton the Elephant, who finds himself faced with a double challenge – not only must he protect his tiny friend Jojo (and all the invisible Whos) from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him, the only one who recognizes “his kind and his powerful heart.” Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant, in a story that makes you laugh and cry.

Harlequins Community Theatre
414 Wayne St., Rear, Sandusky

“Boston Marriage”
Feb 18 – 21, 2010
Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming “women of fashion” who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society along with Anna’s Scottish maid, Catherine. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man. However, as the women exchange barbs an unexpected visitor and a gift of an Emerald necklace set off a crisis that puts both the women’s futures at risk. The play is delivered through quick, witty Victorian-era dialogue and a mix of double entendres. $10/person

McBride Auditorium (at BGSU Firelands)
One University Dr., Huron

Cinderella’s Glass Slipper
Mar 4 – 7, 2010
Thurs – Sat: 7:30 pm, Sun: 2:30 pm
A Production of Caryl Crane Children’s Theatre. Directed by Britney Koser.

Port Clinton Performing Arts Center
604 W. Sixth St., Port Clinton

Messiah on the Frigidaire
Mar 18 – 21 & Mar 25 – 28, 2010
The small town of Elroy, SC is thrust into the evangelical spotlight when what seems to be the image of Jesus appears on the refrigerator in a trailer park. The discovery by Lou Ann Hightower, her husband Dwayne, and her best friend Betsy, sets into motion a frenzy of conflict, communion and good old-fashioned commerce. Through the ordeal, the three undergo an evolution in their relationships with each other, and they are forced to come to grips with their lowly status in the caste system of the rural south. $12/person

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky

Cirque EOS “Imaginaire”
Feb 26, 2010 ~ 8 pm
Imagine a tumbling, flying, twisting, jumping, gravity-defying work acrobatic art that captures the hearts of both young and old. Imagine a surreal world that springs from the imagination to exist somewhere between waking dreams and flights of fancy. This is Cirque EOS “Imaginaire”, a dazzling show with unique and fascinating characters who arrive straight from the pages of a comic book, and who love nothing more than having fun, making their audience laugh and turning the stage-world on its ear just to see what happens. $30-$90/person

Dinner Theatre – Finnegan’s Farewell
Mar 11 – 14 & Mar 16, 2010
Grab your friends and enjoy the best Irish music, singing and dancing that could be packed into a good old fashioned Irish Wake! Come and pay your last respects to the dearly departed and beloved U.S. Postal worker, Patrick James Finnegan. You’ll be treated to eulogies, sing-alongs and a missing corpse! $42/person

Tchaikovsky Ballet “Sleeping Beauty”
Mar 23, 2010 ~ 7:30 pm
The most unforgettable thing about this “Sleeping Beauty” is its elegance. The choreography feels uncluttered and the dancers unrushed. Because this version of the ballet is so clearly designed, the audience can savor every beautiful moment on stage. Tchaikovsky’s Ballet Theater is one of Russia’s most distinguished artistic companies and became a permanent institution in the mid 1920’s. $23-$43/person; Dinner/Show: $37-$57/person

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