theater

“Hark! The herald angels sing… Glory to the newborn King!'”


“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” – A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

The Palace Theatre lobby at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland.

Photo taken December 18, 2014

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“I’m hip… I’m alive… I enjoy any joint where there’s jive…”

“I’m Hip” – Blossom Dearie (1966)

Sidewalk art on Euclid Avenue, across the street from the STATE, OHIO, and PALACE Theatres at Playhouse Square, in the Downtown Cleveland Theater District.

Photo taken October 11, 2013


“Living on a lighted stage approaches the unreal… for those who think and feel…”

“Limelight” – RUSH (1981)

A mural on the west-facing wall of the historic Karamu House theater at E. 89th Street, in Cleveland’s east side Fairfax neighborhood. The person depicted in the mural is famed alumnus of the Karamu House, actress Ruby Dee. The 40-by-36-foot mural was completed in July of 2013 by nationally acclaimed muralist Kent Twitchell, with help from several local artists and volunteers.

Photo taken January 31, 2014.


“…you need a bus-load of faith to get by…”

“Busload of Faith” – Lou Reed (1989)

The Temple-Tifereth Israel
(Home to the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center)

Located:
On University Circle at Silver Park
Cleveland, Ohio

Built:
1924

Architect:
Charles R. Greco (1873-1962)

Style:
Modern rendering of Byzantine and Romanesque motifs

The structure includes:
A chapel, a 2,000-seat sanctuary, with a gigantic, seven-sided vault; and a 525-seat auditorium with adjacent classrooms.

Distinctions:
♦ Part of the Case-Western Reserve University campus where the school’s dance, theater and music programs are run.

♦ Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974

Photo taken April 27, 2013


“…with nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah…”


“Hallelujah” – Leonard Cohen (live, 1985)

Originally built as the Second Church of Christ, Scientist, in 1916, this beautiful building was later also the home of the E. 77th Street Cleveland Playhouse, between 1949 and 1983. Today it is “The True Holiness Temple.”

Located: 7710 Euclid Ave, in the East side Cleveland neighborhood of Hough.
Architect: William Frederic Striebinger, (1870 – 1941)

Photos taken May 30, 2013


“LOVE is all you need…”

“All You Need is Love” – The Beatles (1967)

The entrance and box office area to the Mirage Hotel theater in Las Vegas, Nevada and the Cirque du Soleil show “LOVE”–the homage to the Beatles. My first time experiencing a Cirque show… it really was magic! And the remastered, reworked Beatles music was a phenomenal complement to the stunning acrobatics and pageantry of the stage performance.

Photo taken August 14, 2006


“Starry, starry night… Paint your palette blue and gray…”

“Vincent” – Don McLean

Located at 182 South Main Street, in Downtown Akron, Ohio—The Akron Civic Theater is one of only five remaining “atmospheric theaters” in the United States. The theater was built in 1929 by Marcus Loew from a design by famous theater architect John Eberson.

The interior décor of the Civic is a lavish combination of Mediterranean and medieval elegance. A patron to the theater will be awed by a specially designed twinkling star-lit sky ceiling with periodic clouds moving across the horizon. It is absolutely beautiful, and the mood enhancing experience is complemented by authentic European antiques and Italian alabaster sculptures throughout the theater. Hidden beneath the stage of the Civic Theater is a grand, full-sized organ which rests on a special elevator, which rises and lowers during performances.

Photo taken October 6, 2012