The Cleveland Play House's FusionFest
serves up a performing-arts buffet over the next three weeks. Stocked with opera, dance, and theater, the new festival offers more than a dozen performances. Highlights include Cleveland Opera's production of The Tyrant
, the Cleveland School of the Arts' New Play Festival, and an appearance by veteran actress Ruby Dee, who will participate in a stage reading of Saint Lucy's Eyes
. Also on board: cabaret performer Astrid Hadad, dancers in the interactive piece Trace
, and the members of Verb Ballets (with a new work titled Verb Ballets Celebrates Cleveland Composers
). Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the curtain rises on the priest-in-turmoil play Custody of the Eyes
(see Sunday). Tickets range from $10 to $49.50. FusionFest runs nightly through May 21 at the Cleveland Play House, 8500 Euclid Avenue. Admission prices vary according to event. Call 216-795-7000 for a complete schedule.