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Theatre Review: ONCE at PlayhouseSquare

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When I think of PlayhouseSquare’s Palace Theatre, I smile at memories of epic productions. Impressive theatricality along the lines of Wicked, Les Miserables, and this Fall’s Sleeping Beauty. BROADWAY in full capital letters.

That’s why I was curious to see ONCE at PlayhouseSquare. Based on the Oscar-winning indie film of the same name, it tells a very intimate story between a Guy and a Girl in Ireland. No elaborate costumes, set changes, or special effects, not even character names. Just storytelling, poetry, and music.

I wondered how a quiet story like this would play in a commanding setting like the Palace. However, when I attended the 2013-2014 Broadway in CLE preview, ONCE’s music got its hooks in me. It’s why I may have definitely jumped out of my seat at work when I was invited to attend the show’s media night on Tuesday.

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A couple weeks ago, the Book of Mormon-craze hit Cleveland when tickets went on sale for their PlayhouseSquare stop. I know when I went to buy mine, it took some time to find 2 good seats together.

The popular Trey Parker-Matt Stone musical is just one of 7 Broadway shows PlayhouseSquare has brought to Cleveland this season.

From the magical Beauty and the Beast to the quirky Priscilla Queen of the DesertPlayhouseSquare’s KeyBank Broadway series has had something for every taste.

And with Sister Act, War Horse, Guys and Dolls, and Book of Mormon still ahead, it’s hard to imagine what PlayhouseSquare has up their sleeve for next season.

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