Playhouse Square's Momentous Star Plaza Chandelier First Light Draws Near


Back in October, Playhouse Square unveiled plans to string a spectacular 20 foot, 8,500 pound crystal chandelier across Star Plaza in downtown Cleveland - this week trusses to support the beast went up and workers continue to plug away on the project in anticipation of the May 2 official first light.

“We hope everyone will plan to be part of the excitement on May 2,” PlayhouseSquare President and CEO Art Falco told Scene back in the fall. "...[It will be quite a special night for Northeast Ohio. You are going to want to be able to say you were there.”

The idea is that this piece will be a neighborhood spectacle, admired not only by Clevelanders, but by people from around the world, Falco said.

The chandelier is just one component of the $16 million Theater District transformation, which also includes new gateways, light-up video signage, upgraded lighting and sound systems.

If you haven't driven through the district lately, head over to NewsNet5 for a peek at the construction progress.

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Alaina Nutile

Alaina Nutile is the Web Editor who oversees all digital content and social media initiatives for Cleveland Scene Magazine and Detroit Metro Times. Before joining the staff in June 2013, she interned at Business Insider in New York City, and at La Hora in Quito, Ecuador. Alaina is a graduate of Kalamazoo College...
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