The Bowser-like entrance of Exxopolis at PlayhouseSquare’s International Children’s Festival
Last night, Scott and I stepped off the streets of Cleveland into an alien world. I can’t do it justice, but what looked a little like Bowser’s Super Mario World Castle from the outside, on the inside was like walking through a series of gigantic balloons.
If you were down in PlayhouseSquare yesterday, you may have seen them setting it up in the parking lot across the street and wondered what it is.
A crew member from Architects of Air, which designed and tours Exxopolis around the world
I should be packing right now for our drive to Fabletown and Beyond. Scott and I have an 11-hour car ride ahead of us today and we should get an early start.
But while I was going to wait til next week to post about PlayhouseSquare’s 2013-2014 Broadway announcement, I got a little too excited for some of the shows.
As PlayhouseSquare Partners, Scott and I were invited to an announcement preview on Monday, where we enjoyed a pre- and post-show reception and Senior VP of Theater Operations Gina Vernaci’s energetic presentation.
Starting at 7:00 p.m. on March 19, follow facebook.com/playhousesquare and @PlayhouseSquare to learn about the new Broadway season as it’s announced. You can also watch the video of the announcement in its entirety beginning March 20, 10am at playhousesquare.org/launchparty.
In addition to their Broadway series, PlayhouseSquare offers a slate of entertainment in 10 spaces, like the intimate 14th Street Theatre where we saw Saturday’s Class by the Glass (Photo from playhousesquare.org)
Besides the Broadway series, PlayhouseSquare brings a massive slate of entertainment to Cleveland each year – concerts, comedians, speakers, children’s shows and much more. However, they also provide a home to Cleveland performers.
Another Jump Back Ball has come and gone. After months of hard work from Jump Back Ball co-chairs Maurie and Samantha and their committees, this Saturday’s Jump Back Two Spaces was an incredible evening of food, friends and boardgame fun.
An early wakeup to head to the Foodbank had me thinking I wasn’t going to make it through the night. Fortunately, after a relaxing hair appointment with Melanie at Dino Palmieri, I was ready to go!
I’ll be honest. Before the curtain went up on Sunday’s performance, I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into. I never had any huge desire to read Fifty Shades of Grey, but having worked backstage on another parody musical for two years, I have a soft spot for them.
And the one thing I learned while working on Menopause the Musical is when you stage a spoof, you have to completely give yourself over to the source material.
If the crowd at Sunday’s show was any indication, the cast of SPANK! did just that.