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Comment Archives: stories: Arts

Re: “'If/Then' at Playhouse Square Wants to Have it Both Ways and Gets Neither

I wanted most this season to see IF/THEN. So glad that I did. Waiting in the balcony for some of the crowd to leave, the diverse occupants of seats in the row I was in began talking....gender and ages notwithstanding, we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Was it emotional? Nobody in reviews has found much emotion, yet all of us admitted to damp cheeks during Act II. This was a show worth experiencing! Enjoyed it more than Bullets Over Broadway and Gentleman's Guide to Murder.
PS---would I have liked seeing/hearing Idina Menzel? Of course! But Jackie Burns IS actually worth the price of admission.....really she is....

Posted by Mr Moonshadow on 03/03/2016 at 9:26 AM

Re: “This Month's Walk All Over Waterloo May be the Most Exciting One Yet

So. Much. Stuff!

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Posted by Adam Tully on 03/02/2016 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Wizard World Brings Its Comic Convention Back to Cleveland This Weekend

Lost in the shuffle is the first patriotic superhero from MLJ Magazines, writer Harry Shorten and artist Irv Novick -- the Shield....chemist and FBI agent Joe Higgins, the son of Lieutenant Tom Higgins.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 02/28/2016 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Wizard World Brings Its Comic Convention Back to Cleveland This Weekend

Rebel Bass: After party at the Agora theater Friday and Saturday night.

Posted by Brandon Bashak on 02/24/2016 at 11:50 AM

Re: “'If/Then' at Playhouse Square Wants to Have it Both Ways and Gets Neither

Excellently written review.

Posted by aglazen on 02/19/2016 at 7:39 PM

Re: “'If/Then' at Playhouse Square Wants to Have it Both Ways and Gets Neither

You always know when a show isn't worth con$ideration. The frequency of commercials for the event on local television rival that of a national political campaign, and free tickets are flying out of local media outlets like the Buzzards in Hinckley.

Posted by Bloomdog on 02/19/2016 at 2:34 AM

Re: “'If/Then' at Playhouse Square Wants to Have it Both Ways and Gets Neither

She doesn't sleep with her boss in either storyline, although she tries to.

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Posted by ROThornhill on 02/17/2016 at 10:26 AM

Re: “The Giggles Come Fast and Furious, but the Rest is a Bit Shallow, in "The Realistic Joneses"

I was mystified by the scenic design. I thought there was smoke behind the house and I had to idea what the ziz zags on the stage were. I also found the "store" set up very confusing, scenically. That said, I tremendously enjoyed the story, characters and dialog, but also felt emotionally a bit cut off. The acting seems top notch and I very much felt they all had the potential to take the story to a higher plane.

Posted by Sambesque on 02/03/2016 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Transformer Station Showcases Impermanence of Art and Life in "Unfixed: The Fugitive Image"

Fred Bidwell has lots of money, but poor taste in art.

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Posted by Critic on 01/29/2016 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Free Comic Book Day Finds an Exciting Annual Home at Carol and John's

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Posted by Chasidy Simons on 01/15/2016 at 9:39 PM

Re: “Free Comic Book Day Finds an Exciting Annual Home at Carol and John's

Thanks a lot, this really is a truly awsome article! I also can be helpful here :) So here is my saving grace: AltoMerge helped me to merge and manage files order. Just try it

Posted by Chasidy Simons on 01/15/2016 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Revisiting the Hough Riots in "Incendiaries" at Cleveland Public Theatre

A primer on why Hough finally exploded in frustration and rage can be found in the book -- "A Ghetto Takes Shape: Black Cleveland, 1870-1930" by Kenneth L. Kusmer.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 01/14/2016 at 3:36 PM

Re: “The Winners for the Best of Cleveland Theater in 2015 Are...

Next year hire a critic who actually cares about theatre and giving awards. It's a disservice to the creative actors and actresses who are reviewed with a disclaimer that the accolades are essentially stupid.

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Posted by schrier on 12/30/2015 at 4:58 PM

Re: “CPAC and CAC Creative Workforce Fellowships Announced

Thanks Josh for this piece on the CWF and all the wonderful artist that are being rewarded. Just a quick note, the photo of Lauren Herzak-Bauman's piece was taken by Jerry Mann.

Posted by Bruce Edwards on 12/26/2015 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Lakeland Community College Exhibit Traces Skulls and Skeletons in Pop Culture

Are you guys looking to hire an editor?

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Posted by John Guilonard on 10/28/2015 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Lakeland Community College Exhibit Traces Skulls and Skeletons in Pop Culture

Lakewood Community College? Not a thing.

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Posted by ROThornhill on 10/28/2015 at 8:49 AM

Re: “15 Years of Jake Kelly's Illustrated Fliers Collected in One Massive Book

The art is from the jagged pace, grit and commotion of the city -- far removed from freeway ramps, parking garages and orderly hustle due to business attire.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 09/06/2015 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Mary Poppins Plays Her Trump Card and Wins

Was the framing device of comparing this lovely musical to the republican debates really necessary? Like what did that add to your review? I mean I get it, I don't care for any of the ponies the Republicans trotted out there either, but If you want to write an opinion piece, don't do it in the arts section.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tedward on 08/14/2015 at 8:32 PM

Re: “A Personal Reaction to 'American Idiot' at Beck Center

I grew up in the sixties and i loved it the first time i saw it. The show was emotionally charged with challenges of the millennial. While the challenges are different from what i may have experienced, the characters proved to me the pain is still the same.

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Posted by Josette on 08/06/2015 at 9:15 AM

Re: “A Personal Reaction to 'American Idiot' at Beck Center

Things move A LOT faster these days, there was a documentary put out in 1972 called Future Shock that describes the inability to keep up with life as it comes at you...We watched it in 6th grade...Didn't understand it...NOW I do...

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Posted by cbrbart on 08/06/2015 at 8:59 AM

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