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Beck Center For The Arts
Beck Center for the Arts
Beck Center for the Arts
in Lakewood, Ohio, is a non-profit, performing arts and arts education organization. It is the largest theater and arts center on Cleveland's West Shore, educating and entertaining over 65,000 people per year. On its 3½ acre campus, Beck Center houses two stages producing live theater for children, teens and adults; two gallery spaces, and over thirty classrooms for educational programming for children and adults. It offers classes in visual arts, music, theater and dance. The Beck Center was originally named the “Guild of the Masques” when it was founded by Richard Kay in 1929; formally incorporating as the Lakewood Little Theatre in 1933. The group moved onto its current site in Lakewood, Ohio
Lakewood, Ohio
in a theater originally designed for the movies, the Lucier, in 1938. They redesigned the interior space for live plays and purchased the building in 1943
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Billy Elliot The Musical
2005 West End 2007 Sydney 2008 Broadway 2010 North America
North America
Tour 2010 Seoul 2010 North America
North America
Tour 2014 Oslo* 2014 The Hague 2015 Copenhagen* 2015 Reykjavík* 2015 Tallinn* 2015 Chorzów* 2015 Helsinki* 2015 Italy
Italy
Tour* 2015 Athens* 2016 Malmö* 2016 UK Tour 2016 Tel Aviv* 2016 Budapest* 2016 Auckland* 2017 Mexico City* 2017 Tokyo 2017 Vaasa* 2017 Madrid* 2017 Seoul 2018 Sandnes* * Non-replica productionsAwards Olivier Award for Best New Musical Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Musical Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot
the Musical is a musical based on the 2000 film Billy Elliot. The music is by Elton John, and the book and lyrics are by Lee Hall, who wrote the film's screenplay
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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Theater
Theatre
Theatre
or theater[1] is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers, typically actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance
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The Spitfire Grill
The Spitfire Grill is a 1996 American film written and directed by Lee David Zlotoff and starring Alison Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Will Patton, Kieran Mulroney and Gailard Sartain. It tells a story of a woman who was just released from prison and goes to work in a small-town café known as The Spitfire Grill. The film won the Audience Award at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, prompting several distributors to enter into a bidding war in response to the positive buzz, but when the movie was finally released, audiences and critics as a whole responded less favorably than they had at Sundance. The movie was the basis for the 2001 Off-Broadway musical of the same name by James Valcq and Fred Alley.Contents1 Plot 2 Background 3 Cast and crew 4 Reception 5 References 6 External linksPlot[edit] The story centers on a young woman named Percy (Alison Elliott) who was recently released from prison. She arrives in a small town in Maine with hopes of beginning a new life
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Mothers And Sons (play)
Mothers and Sons is a play by Terrence McNally, which opened on Broadway in 2014.Contents1 Production history 2 Overview 3 Critical reception 4 Original Cast 5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External linksProduction history[edit] Mothers and Sons had its world premiere at the Bucks County Playhouse, Pennsylvania, in June 2013. Directed by Sheryl Kaller, the cast starred Tyne Daly, Manoel Felciano and Bobby Steggert.[1] Mothers and Sons opened on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre on March 24, 2014, after previews from February 23, 2014. Directed by Sheryl Kaller, the cast stars Tyne Daly as Katharine Gerard, Frederick Weller (Cal), Bobby Steggert (Will) and Grayson Taylor (Bud)
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Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
is a series of eight children's books written by P. L. Travers and published over the period 1934 to 1988. Mary Shepard was the illustrator throughout the series.[1] The books centre on the magical English nanny Mary Poppins, who is blown by the East wind to Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, London, and into the Banks' household to care for their children. Encounters with pavement-painters and shopkeepers, and various adventures ensue, until Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
abruptly leaves—i.e., "pops-out". Only the first three of the eight books feature Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
arriving and leaving. The later five books recount previously unrecorded adventures from her original three visits. As P. L. Travers
P. L

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In The Heights
In the Heights
In the Heights
is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story is set over the course of three days, involving characters in the largely Hispanic-American
Hispanic-American
neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. After productions at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
in Connecticut (2005) and Off-Broadway (2007), the show opened in a Broadway production in March 2008. This production was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning four: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography (Andy Blankenbuehler), and Best Orchestrations (Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman). It won a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Musical Show Album
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Shining City
Shining City is a play by Conor McPherson, set in Dublin, which was first performed in the West End in 2004.Contents1 Plot overview 2 Productions 3 Notes 4 External linksPlot overview[edit] Shining City is a ghost story which recounts the visits of John, a widower, to Ian, a therapist, claiming he has seen his dead wife in their house. Ian is a former priest who has just started his therapy practice, and is struggling with his loss of faith. Ian and his girlfriend Neasa have a child, but Ian leaves her in a search for another life. The play charts the parallel trajectories of the two men in their struggle to understand what's happening. Productions[edit] Shining City opened in the West End at the Royal Court Theatre on 4 June 2004, running to 17 July
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Ohio
Ohio
Ohio
/oʊˈhaɪ.oʊ/ ( listen) is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region
Great Lakes region
of the United States. Ohio
Ohio
is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus. The state takes its name from the Ohio
Ohio
River
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Forever Plaid
Forever Plaid is an Off-Broadway musical revue written by Stuart Ross, and first performed in New York in 1989 and now performed internationally.Contents1 Overview 2 Productions 3 Musical Numbers 4 Motion picture 5 Sequels 6 References 7 External linksOverview[edit] The show is a revue of the close-harmony "guy groups" (e.g. The Four Aces, The Four Freshmen) that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s
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Lend Me A Tenor
Lend Me a Tenor is a comedy by Ken Ludwig. The play was produced on both the West End (1986) and Broadway (1989). It received nine Tony Award nominations and won for Best Actor (Philip Bosco) and Best Director (Jerry Zaks). A Broadway revival opened in 2010. Lend Me a Tenor has been translated into sixteen languages and produced in twenty-five countries.Contents1 Synopsis 2 Productions 3 Characters 4 Adaptations 5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External linksSynopsis[edit] The play takes place in 1934, in a hotel suite in Cleveland, Ohio. The two-room set has a sitting room with a sofa and chairs at right and a bedroom at left. A center "stage wall" divides the two rooms, with a door leading from one room to the other
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The Young Man From Atlanta
The Young Man From Atlanta is a drama written by American dramatist Horton Foote first produced Off-Broadway by the Signature Theatre in January 1995. Foote received the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This was one of four Foote plays the group produced during its 1994/1995 season.Contents1 Overview 2 Plot2.1 Characters3 Productions3.1 Development4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksOverview[edit] In this play Foote revived characters which had been in his The Orphans' Home Cycle of nine plays. Will Kidder — 64 years old in this play — was in his early twenties in Lily Dale, and approaching middle age in Cousins. Sixty-year-old Lily Dale Kidder was introduced in Roots in a Parched Ground as a ten-year-old, and was portrayed in subsequent life stages in Lily Dale and Cousins. Her stepfather, 72-year-old Pete Davenport, first appears at age thirty in Roots in a Parched Ground
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She Loves Me
She Loves Me
She Loves Me
is a musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. The musical is the third adaptation of the 1937 play Parfumerie
Parfumerie
by Hungarian playwright Miklós László, following the 1940 James Stewart- Margaret Sullavan
Margaret Sullavan
film The Shop Around the Corner
The Shop Around the Corner
and the 1949 Judy Garland- Van Johnson
Van Johnson
musical version In the Good Old Summertime. It surfaced again in 1998 as the Tom Hanks- Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan
feature You've Got Mail
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33 Variations
33 Variations is a play by Moisés Kaufman, inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven's Diabelli Variations. It débuted on Broadway on March 9, 2009, starring Jane Fonda.[1] Originally written in 2007, its world première was held at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.[2][3]Contents1 Plot 2 Production history 3 Awards and nominations 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksPlot[edit] The play simultaneously examines the creative process behind Beethoven's Diabelli Variations and the journey of a musicologist, Katherine Brandt, to discover the meaning behind why Beethoven was compelled to write thirty-three distinct variations on a simple theme by a minor music publisher. The progression of her Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and her relationship with her daughter are also themes of the story, as is Beethoven's growing deafness. The action takes place both in Beethoven's time and the present, switching back and forth between the two
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