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Performing Arts

Geauga Renaissance Singers

Do you remember the joy that choral singing has brought to your life, especially at the holiday season?  Then you may be just what the Geauga Renaissance Singers need.  Most Singers are former members of high school or college choruses or sing in church choirs.  The Singers perform a varied program and volunteer to take their four part harmonies to nursing homes, Captain’s games and the Great Lakes Mall among other venues. They practice on Thursday mornings at 10:30 at the Chardon Senior Center near the hospital and most performances are on Thursday afternoons.  If you would like to give it a try, just show up on a Thursday morning.  Snowbirds are welcome.  No audition necessary.

Geauga County Spring Musical Calendar  2016

Berkshire HSLittle Shop of Horrors   April 29-30, 7:00 PM
Director:  Jim Lester
Little Shop of Horrors is a 1986 American rock musical horror comedy that became a cult favorite.  It’s about a nerdy florist shop worker who raises a vicious plant that feeds on human blood!   It’s fun and campy with great music.

Cardinal HS  -  Cinderella   April 15-16, 8:00 PM;  April 17 – 3:00 PM
Based on the fairy tale, this 1957 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was originally written for television and starred Julie Andrews.  Everyone loves this iconic story of the young girl who finds her prince with the aid of her fairy godmother.

Chardon HSAida   Mar 16, 7:00 PM (Dress rehearsal – free to senior citizens), Mar 17-19, 7:00 PM Mar 20, 2:00
Premiering on Broadway in 2000 and written by Elton John and Tim Rice, this musical is one of the modern ones in this year’s line-up.  It was nominated for 5 Tony Awards and won four in 2000.  It has wonderful music and follows the classic opera story of the captured princess Aida and the young Egyptian captain who falls in love with her, though he is betrothed to the Egyptian princess Amneris.

Kenston HS  -  Damn Yankees   Apr 14 (Dress rehearsal – free to senior citizens) April 15-17, 7:00 PM
This well-known 1955 musical is about middle-aged real estate agent and long-suffering fan of the Washington Senators baseball team, who makes a deal with the devil to become Joe Hardy, the player that his team needs to be successful.  Will he give up his soul, or return to his wife and his old life?  It’s a great story with some memorable music, including “Whatever Lola Wants.”

Newbury HS  -  Cinderella (Enchanted version)    April 8-9, 7:00 PM
This is the 2007 Walt Disney version of Cinderella written by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz.  You will recognize the classic Cinderella story with a modern twist, as Giselle is transported to modern New York City and meets Robert, a divorce lawyer.  Will she marry her prince – or will she learn new things and stay in her new world?

NDCL  -  The Secret Garden       Mar 5, 12 -7:00 PM; Mar 6-2:00 PM, Mar 9-6:00 PM 
K;kBased on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this beautiful 1991 Broadway musical is set in England during the Empire period when India was a colony.  It looks at the life of a young girl who loses her parents and comes to live with her uncle in his mansion.  But there are ghosts there and at night she hears crying.  Can a young girl rescue her invalid cousin as well as his grieving father?

Ovations CakeOvations!  

Awards show for high school theater students. 

Date for this year: May 2, 2016
Keynote Speaker Tim Keo, Cleveland actor
Scholarships to be given to one deserving senior from each participating school

Geauga Lyric Theater Guild

Announcing...A Season of Laughter  2015-2016

Main Stage Season

As Geauga Lyric Theater Guild embarks on its 61st year, we are delighted to present you with a Season of Laughter, shows to tickle your funny bone, lighten your mood, stretch your imagination and cure what ails you…..
“Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress.”

Show #5: Lie, Cheat and Genuflect
The Buckle brothers, Billy and Tom, are in big trouble: Tom's infallible eye for slow horses has drained away all of Billy's savings and he has borrowed from loan shark Pizza Face Petrillo, who now wants his money back or else! Involve a stuffy young lawyer, a hard drinking, man hungry housekeeper and a trio of beautiful young women, and you have the recipe for a laugh packed farce of twists, turns, puns and pratfalls as Tom strives mightily to compensate for Billy's "habitual" errors.

Show #6: Spamalot
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?


Fairmount Center for the Arts


Geauga Council of Arts and Culture

PO Box 104, Chardon, OH 44024, Phone: 440-537-3344, www.geaugaarts.org

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