Cleveland: Playhouse Sqaure

Not enough people give Cleveland credit for being an actual city. We get picked on and teased and usually the only shining glory nationally is our food scene. Well friends, I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. Cleveland is more than food. It's more than a river caught fire. And it's definitely more than shitty sports teams that have no money in the land of buying championships.

Kids first big kid play, Memphis

Cleveland is cool to me for multiple reasons. I love our museums, the passion of our people, my crazy low house payment (compared to NYC), and the city itself. One of my absolute favorite things in Cleveland is Playhouse Square. I grew up going to shows at Playhouse Square with my grandma and on school trips, and now I find myself enjoying it with my own children. To me, Playhouse is like my own personal Broadway. It's intimacy is unheard of in Manhattan, and the affordability of the shows and the series is a gift to our city. This winter alone we have see Hair The Musical, The Addams Family, Alison Kraus, and Memphis. My kids have seen even more because they are Children Series ticket holders.

Every year I buy the theatre series as gifts for family members. This year we bought the children's series from my MIL's birthday. Once a month on Saturday afternoon she has a date at the theatre with one of the mini's. Coming back for it's third year is the International Children's Festival. We  have gone every year and it just keeps getting better. The performance are perfect for kids and adults alike! If you are a parent in Cleveland you NEED to take your kids to this spectacular event.

Catcher's First Time Backstage

Playhouse Square is just as important to our city as are sports games, Disney on Ice shows at the Q, and the independent restaurants. The shows, actors, and performers that come into our city are nurturing the culture of our children and ourselves. Support the theatre in this city and I guarantee the rebuilding that everyone's heart desires will happen sooner than later. The Arts make a city great.

Playhouse Square is rocking for the next couple months. Check out what's coming:

International Children's Festival

Pink Martini

Kristen Chenoweth 

Disney's Beauty & the Beast

Jim Gaffigan

In honor of the KeyBank Broadway Series show, Come Fly Away, KeyBank wants to send you to Chicago, Sinatra style. 

In the theme of  Mr. Sinatra's hit "Chicago", “you’ll lose your blues” by winning the grand prize, which includes:

  • Two (2) Round Trip airfare to Chicago (United Airlines) June 22 – 24, 2012
  • Two (2) Night Hotel Stay in Downtown Chicago
  • $150 Gift Card to Maggiano’s Little Italy Grand in Downtown Chicago
  • Two (2) VIP tickets to the 8pm performance of Million Dollar Quartet on Saturday, June 23 at the Apollo Theatre and a Meet & Greet with the Cast
  • $250 Key Possibilities Mastercard Gift Card for spending

And there’s even a runner-up prize!

One (1) runner up will win:

  • Six (6) Loge tickets to the 1:30pm performance of Come Fly Away at PlayhouseSquare on Saturday, May 19, 2012 with parking
  • Followed by Dinner for six (6) at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Beachwood on Saturday, May 19, 2012

Enter here to win this amazing getaway!!