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Directed by Patrick Ciamacco

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!

In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!

 

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Directed by Christine Howey

Laughing from The Fringe is the first of four different productions that are part of our Factory Series. Our Factory series will focus on new works. Laughing From The Fringe showcases two hilarious one-acts, and Cleveland premieres, from the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival. 

Birds of Paradise

 By Adam Harrell

Follow a lovelorn ornithologist named Archie as he uses bird behavior to deconstruct his ill-fated romance with Emma, a struggling artist. Zoology intertwines with memories of summer love in this heartfelt rom-com about knowing when to fly away.

The Screenwriter Dies of His Own Free Will

By Jim Shankman

Willy is a storied screenwriter facing the big deadline in the sky. Gabe is a studio exec who’d kill for his gritty sci-fi. But Willy’s got screenplay that stinks of art. A metafictional meditation on the art of the deal. 

 

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Directed by Patrick Ciamacco

Last Call Cleveland brings their hysterical tribute to local rock legend Michael Stanley. Michael Stanley Superstar: The unauthorized autobiography of the Cuyahoga messiah, will take you through the life of Cleveland's favorite part-time rocker and full-time badass.

 

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Directed by Patrick Ciamacco

Music Direction by Ian Huettel

Choreography by Katie Zarecki

 

Set in Manhattan in the Roaring Twenties, vaudeville performer, Queenie and her volatile partner, Burrs, host an evening of excess for her guests; a collection of the unruly and undone. The jazz and gin-soaked party rages to a mounting sense of threat as artifice and illusion are stripped away. When midnight debauchery leads to tragedy at dawn, this dark and decadent musical reminds us that no party lasts forever.

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Directed by Patrick Ciamacco

First prize is a Cadillac. Second prize is steak knives. Third prize? You're fired. In David Mamet's cutthroat world of real estate all that matters is the sale. In the midst of a high stakes sales competition, a group of tough-talking Chicago agents will do anything to close a deal and stay in the game—blackmail, bribery or even burglary. With Mamet's rapid-fire dialogue and finely crafted humor, Glengarry Glen Ross is a gripping drama that showcases razor-sharp acting from an all-star Cleveland cast. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get gritty as we slice the American dream to the core and expose the depths one will go to stay on top!

 

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Directed by Russ Stich

Something Dada Improvisational Comedy Co. is thrilled to team with Blank Canvas Theater to present the world premiere production of “The Bigfoot Letters”. A rural southern Ohio woman’s life is changed forever when she accidentally hits a Bigfoot with her pick-up truck and then decides to raise its orphaned baby. Soon an amateur Bigfoot hunter, the local blow-hard Pastor and the Sherriff become involved in chase across the countryside to determine the fate of the infant creature. Written by Something Dada member Russel Stich and poet and author Nancy Nixon, “The Bigfoot Letters” is an uproarious, unpredictable adventure with characters that are literally larger than life!
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Directed by Jonathan Kronenberger

The Unauthorized Parody of The Silence of the Lambs!

In the Academy Award-winning film The Silence of the Lambs, rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to catch the serial killer known only as Buffalo Bill. Clarice must face her own demons and race the clock to unlock Lecter’s clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Bill. It’s a hair-raising thriller that’s kept countless millions on the edges of their seats and permeated the pop lexicon with delightfully creepy quotes like “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti” and of course “It places the lotion in the basket.” And now, at last, this delicate symphony of suspense has been turned on its ear and retold in the only way it can be – as a musical. A singing chorus of floppy eared lambs narrates the action; Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin; and even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he’d like to lead someday outside the prison walls.

 

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Directed by Jacqi Loewy

When two aggressive cinephiles cross paths, tempers flare and sparks fly. However, when their abrasive personalities put their jobs at risk, they must rely on the last person they expect to for help: each other. Playing homage to the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1980s rom-coms, in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, no film remains unscathed.

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Directed by Patrick Ciamacco

Music Direction by Matthew Dolan

Choreography by Katie Zarecki

Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd––and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Right this way, your table’s waiting at Cabaret, John Kander, Fred Ebb And Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.

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