On Monday night, Matthew and I got a sneak peek at the shows coming to Playhouse Square as part of the 2013-2014 Key Bank Broadway Series. As you know by now, Playhouse Square is the second largest performing arts center in the country and hosts absolutely amazing, must-see shows.
I met up with some of my favorite blogger babes to hear the line-up for this year’s Broadway Series.
The evening started out with a performance from the All-City Drum Line, a group of talented Cleveland Municipal School District students. Playhouse Square promotes the budding artists as well as the Broadway stars!
So, what does the 2013-2014 Key Bank Broadway Series hold?
Matthew Bourne’s “Sleeping Beauty”
October 1-13, 2013
In a time of fairies and vampires and magic spells, join Princess Aurora as she falls victim to an evil curse and wakes up in the present day. This is a stunning re-imagining of the classic Tchaikovsky ballet that any dance lover or fairy tale buff won’t want to miss!
November 12-24, 2013
Every year, Playhouse Square brings at least one current Tony Award darling to Cleveland and, this year, “Once” is that darling. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Once” follows the love story between a Dublin street musician and a beautiful young woman. With haunting music and a lot of heart, “Once” is sure to captivate.
December 4, 2013 – January 5, 2014
There are certain shows you can see many times and still love. “Wicked” is that show for me. During the preview, we heard a live performance of “Defying Gravity” from Anne Brummel that brought me to tears, despite having seen the musical three times. Discover “Wicked” again (or for the first time) as a perfect holiday treat!
February 4-16, 2014
Another Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival in 2012, “Porgy and Bess” brings to life the stirring songs and powerhouse heroine of Bess. You won’t want to miss this powerful show!
The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
March 4-16, 2014
Andrew Lloyd Webber is a Broadway legend and this show combines music from his biggest hits into one spectacular evening. From “Phantom of the Opera” to “Cats,” hear all your favorites concert-style at “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.”
April 1-13, 2014
It’s the iconic 80’s movie, with the music and the dance scenes you know and love, with even more. Original songs have been added to the story of a welder-by-day, dancer-by-night and her drive to hang on to her dream. Put on your leotard and leg warmers and get excited for “Flashdance – The Musical!”
May 6-18, 2014
You’ve heard the music, now find out the story behind it. Follow each of the members of The Four Seasons and get four different perspectives on the making of one of the biggest bands in pop music history. “Jersey Boys” is not to be missed!
Season ticket packages for the Broadway Series are on sale now and range in price from $110-$565 per seat for all the shows. Payment plans are available, too. You can purchase season tickets online or by calling 216-640-8800. Don’t miss out on any of these fabulous shows!
***Disclosure: I was invited by Playhouse Square to attend the Broadway Series launch event with a guest. All images in this post courtesy of Playhouse Square. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***