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Beck Center For The Arts
BECK CENTER FOR THE ARTS in Lakewood , Ohio
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 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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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. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Plot * 2.1 Characters * 3 Productions * 3.1 Development * 4 References * 5 Further reading * 6 External links OVERVIEWIn 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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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. CONTENTS * 1 Synopsis * 2 Productions * 3 Characters * 4 Adaptations * 5 Awards and nominations * 6 References * 7 External links SYNOPSISThe 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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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. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Productions * 3 Musical Numbers * 4 Motion picture
Motion picture
* 5 Sequels * 6 References * 7 External links OVERVIEWThe 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. Personifying the clean-cut genre are the Plaids. This quartet of high-school chums' dreams of recording an album ended in death in a collision with a bus filled with Catholic
Catholic
schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles
Beatles
' American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show . The revue begins with the Plaids returning from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory
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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 play Parfumerie by Hungarian playwright Miklós László , following the 1940 James Stewart -Margaret Sullavan film The Shop Around the Corner and the 1949 Judy Garland -Van Johnson musical version In the Good Old Summertime . It surfaced again in 1998 as the Tom Hanks -Meg Ryan feature You\'ve Got Mail . The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other's secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads
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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 . Originally written in 2007, its world première was held at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Production history * 3 Awards and nominations * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links PLOTThe 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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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Billy Elliot The Musical
2005 West End 2007 Sydney
Sydney
2008 Broadway 2010 North America
North America
Tour 2010 Seoul
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Shining City
SHINING CITY is a play by Conor McPherson , set in Dublin
Dublin
which was first performed in the West End in 2004. CONTENTS * 1 Plot overview * 2 Productions * 3 Notes * 4 External links PLOT OVERVIEW 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 Shining City opened in the West End at the Royal Court Theatre
Royal Court Theatre
on 4 June 2004, running to 17 July
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Theater
THEATRE or THEATER 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. Elements of art, such as painted scenery and stagecraft such as lighting are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word "theatre" as derived from the Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
θέατρον (théatron, "a place for viewing"), itself from θεάομαι (theáomai, "to see", "to watch", "to observe"). Modern Western theatre comes, in large measure, from ancient Greek drama , from which it borrows technical terminology, classification into genres, and many of its themes, stock characters , and plot elements
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Ohio
OHIO /oʊˈhaɪ.oʊ/ ( listen ) is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States . 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 River . The name originated from the Seneca language word ohiːyo', meaning "great river" or "large creek". Partitioned from the Northwest Territory , the state was admitted to the Union as the 17th state (and the first under the Northwest Ordinance ) on March 1, 1803. Ohio is historically known as the "Buckeye State" after its Ohio buckeye trees , and Ohioans are also known as "Buckeyes"
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Arts Center
An ART CENTRE or ARTS CENTER is distinct from an art gallery or art museum . An arts centre is a functional community centre with a specific remit to encourage arts practice and to provide facilities such as theatre space, gallery space, venues for musical performance, workshop areas, educational facilities, technical equipment, etc. In the United States , "art centers" are generally either establishments geared toward exposing, generating, and making accessible art making to arts-interested individuals, or buildings that rent primarily to artists, galleries, or companies involved in art making. In Britain , art centres began after World War II and gradually changed from mainly middle-class places to 1960s and 1970s trendy , alternative centres and eventually in the 1980s to serving the whole community with a programme of enabling access to wheelchair users and disabled individuals and groups
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The Spitfire Grill
THE SPITFIRE GRILL is a 1996 American motion picture that 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. A central theme is redemption. The film was written and directed by Lee David Zlotoff and stars Alison Elliott , Ellen Burstyn , Marcia Gay Harden , Will Patton , Kieran Mulroney and Gailard Sartain . 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
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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 in Connecticut
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 for Best Musical Show Album . It was also nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Pulitzer Prize for Drama

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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. The books centre on magical English nanny Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
. She is blown by the East wind to Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, London, and into the Banks's household to care for their children. Encounters with pavement-painters and shopkeepers and various adventures follow 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
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