2/12-14: Extra, Extra at CPT

Composers in the information age have used all kinds of tech gadgets — from cell phones to laptops — to make music. This weekend, composer Michael Bratt and his collaborators in the FiveOne new-music ensemble join forces with dancers and choreographers Carly Dorman and Sara Lawrence-Sucato for something a little more old-school. Their show Extra, Extra is based on the daily paper. “Classifieds, death notices, news stories, sports stories — each piece has choreography and music composed to celebrate that aspect of the newspaper,” says Bratt. The collective of composers — mostly graduate students at the Cleveland Institute of Music — celebrate the dying medium, says Bratt, because it allows each of them way to work independently on their themes, yet all the pieces fit together. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow and 3 p.m. Sunday at Cleveland Public Theatre (6415 Detroit Ave., 216.631.2727). Tickets: $12-$15. — Michael Gill

About The Author

Scroll to read more Things to Do articles
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Cleveland Scene Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.