Circle Arts Theatre
124 Elizabeth Ave.

Circle Arts Theatre, founded in 1968 by Elizabeth Elliott, was originally located in the Old Exhibition Hall on the Fairgrounds, but soon found its permanent home in beautiful Landa Park. The theatre is dedicated to entertaining, educating, and inspiring the community through exceptional theatre arts. Each year 4 Major Productions, 1 Wurstfest Melodrama, and 1 Next Step Production are produced. Major Productions range from musicals to classics, and comedies to dramas. The Wurstfest Melodrama is always an original script with audience participation, bad puns, and throwing popcorn. For those who want an edgier show, The Next Step Production fills this need. Besides a full season of shows, the theatre also has a youth touring company, The Inner Circle, which takes theatre to surrounding schools. Rounding out the offerings, is a school of drama, Circle Arts K.I.D.s, for elementary and middle school children which produces two children’s shows.

 

2020 SEASON

Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, Summer Musicals include Thursdays at 8pm

Adult tickets: $22; Seniors (60+), Students, Military: $20

 

DISASTER THE MUSICAL– January 31- February 23

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos, unforgettable characters and 70s Music take center stage in this hilariously campy homage to 1970s disaster movies.

*Recommended for ages 12 and up*

FIREBRINGER– March 20 – March 22

Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm

The Inner Circle (our Touring Youth Company) performs this Stone Age musical about new ideas in a time of need.

*Appropriate for ages 12 and up.

LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE– April 17- April 26

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Using wardrobe as a time capsule, this comedic drama is a series of stories dealing with topics from proms and weddings, to college and funerals.

*Recommended for ages 16 and up*

THE SEUSSIFICATION OF ROMEO AND JULIET– May 15 – May 17

Registration is February 5, 4:30 – 6:00pm at the theatre or online. Shows May 15-17, Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm

Our K.I.D.s (Klasses In Drama) bring this hilarious take on the Shakespearean story to life- complete with every wacky Dr. Seuss creation imaginable.

*Appropriate for ALL AGES*

MARY POPPINS– July 9- August 2

Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Based on the P.L. Travers books and the Disney movie, this musical combines the story you know and love with some new songs and unforgettable characters

*Appropriate for ALL AGES*

LEND ME A TENOR– August 28- September 13

Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

World famous opera singer Tito Mirelli has come to Cleveland to perform. But when he becomes incapacitated, it’s up to meek and mild Max to

Come up with a last minute replacement. Soon everyone is in a panic, and hilarity ensues. *Appropriate for ages 12 and up*

ALWAYS… PASTY CLINE– October 8 – October 18

Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Based on a true story, this show revolves around an unexpected friendship between Patsy Cline and Houston housewife, Louise Seger.

With 27 of Cline’s songs, you’ll be tapping your toes from beginning to end. *Appropriate for ALL AGES*

ATTACK OF THE KILLER  WURST – ANNUAL WURSTFEST MELODRAMA– November 6 – November 15

Monday – Saturday at 7:30pm, and Saturdays & Sundays at 4pm

Auditions September 23 at 7pm. *Appropriate for ALL AGES.*

ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR.– December 4 – December 6

Registration September 9, 4;30 – 6;00pm at the theatre or online. Shows December 4-6, Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm

Our K.I.D.s (Klasses in Drama) present the story of Alice and all the strange characters she runs into in Wonderland.

*Appropriate for ALL AGES.*

 

Please note: there is no parking at the theatre during Wurstfest

 

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