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Madison, OH, United States

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Past articles by Steve:

Young thespians to perform ‘Junie B. Jones’ at Rabbit Run in Madison

If you have never been to the Ohio Historical Landmark that is Rabbit Run Theater in Madison, it truly is a wonderful place to catch summer stock performances. And this weekend the weather looks li… → Read More

Final weekend to see ‘Alice in Danceland,’ ‘Godspell’

Feeling the heat now that the summer solstice has come and gone? Why not check out the comfy confines of a local indoor theater? Plenty of options abound this week for your summer stock pleasure. R… → Read More

Summer youth theater season kicks off

You may have thought that now that the school year is over just about everywhere, so would youth productions until fall. You would be supremely mistaken! Our area young thespians are as busy as eve… → Read More

Memorial Middle School in Mentor returns to the stage

Memorial Middle School Theatre in Mentor is presenting “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” on April 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Tickets are general admission seating and cost $7 for adults and $5 for… → Read More

Eastlake North High School to present ‘Matilda’

With spring break and Easter weekend now firmly in the rearview mirror, the final stretch to the end of the school year is upon us. Hard to believe with snow flying earlier this week, but soon it w… → Read More

Busy show weekend in three counties

Whether you live in Geauga, Ashtabula, or Lake counties, there are young thespians in your area that are angling for your support in their audience this weekend. Read on for your options: Mentor Th… → Read More

Mayfield students present ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Two years ago at this time, hundreds of spring productions across the state were coming to terms with the fact that their productions were being postponed. For most, those postponements were became… → Read More

Harvey, Riverside, Fairport Harbor students staging musicals

Two years ago this week, our area young thespians were devastated when multiple spring musical productions were put on hiatus or complete canceled as the closings related to the onset of the pandem… → Read More

Spring musical season March-es in

Although “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” has wrapped it up at the Fine Arts Association, March comes in like a lion this week on our school local stages as spring musical season officially g… → Read More

Ashtabula Arts Center opens ‘Secret Garden’

As Old Man Winter rules The Land, some folks say that headed downtown to the Home and Garden Show is one of the best ways to anticipate the inevitable spring. I’ve seen some friends posting online … → Read More

Mentor Theatre walks ‘The 39 Steps’

I’m not sure when they started naming winter storms at the Weather Channel, but I’m not a fan of “weather marketing” so don’t expect me to use a name with today’s snowpocalypse. Although if I asked… → Read More

Madison Theatre gets in on the one-acts

Hard to think of spring musical season being right around the corner when some areas are still buried in up to two feet of snow. Nevertheless, you can’t hold back the spring. But since the first sp… → Read More

Ashtabula Arts Center gets the jump on 2022

Happy 2022, everybody! I mean, it is, isn’t it? We’re almost three weeks into the new year and it certainly seems a lot like the old year in a lot of ways for our area young thespians. Presenting l… → Read More

Fine Arts Association, Ashtabula Arts Center, Curtain 440 staging Christmas shows

Now that we’ve actually had a decent snowfall for the first time, it’s actually beginning to look a lot like Christmas. At our area theaters, however, it’s been looking a lot like Christmas for a c… → Read More

Holiday shows unwrap

After the lump of coal that was the holiday season of 2020, this year area theaters are excited to once again be presenting live productions for are audiences. The Fine Arts Association in Willough… → Read More

Fairport Harbor, Lake Catholic shows wrap up fall play season

With Thanksgiving arriving next week (!) we will soon be transitioning from fall play season to holiday productions for our area young thespians. Read on to check out some of the last of our local … → Read More

‘All Together Now’ brings region together

It’s been awhile since schools have been able to mount theatrical productions in the way they have wanted to for the last 18 months. But now, fall play season is in full swing in area theatres. Cel… → Read More

Madison Theatre presents ‘Puffs’

Hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the final Harry Potter film dropped, ending a decade of unprecedented event filmmaking. Of course, the book series from J.K. Rowling on which the films were… → Read More

Mentor graduate Leigh Janiak talks 'Fear Street'

Back in 1998, Leigh Janiak was a Mentor Theatre student rehearsing serious drama by day and frequently working at the late, great Super K-Mart by night. → Read More

Madison Theatre presents its 'High School Musical'

This has been quite the year for Madison Theatre, the program I advise out in eastern Lake County. → Read More