CSU Department of Theatre and Dance
CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY
2019-2020 THEATRE AND DANCE SEASON
All shows take place in the Allen Theatre Complex at Playhouse Square on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. For individual show details, click here.
Tickets for 2019-2020 are now ON SALE!
www.playhousesquare.org / 216-241-6000
Tickets are now on sale. Most regular performances take place Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm.
$15 General Admission
$25 Dinner and a Show (for specific dates only)
$8 Non-CSU College Student
$5 CSU Students / Faculty / Staff (with valid CSU ID)
$8 CSU Spring Dance Concert 2020 General Admission
As a resident company of the complex, our ticketing is through Playhouse Square! To order tickets, call 216-241-6000. You can also purchase online at www.playhousesquare.org.
90-minutes prior to a performance: Tickets can be purchased in person at the Allen Theatre Complex. If purchasing in person before this, visit the State Theatre Ticket Office at 1519 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.
*SPECIAL DINNER AND A SHOW TICKETS only $25*
See special $25 DINNER AND A SHOW options by clicking HERE.
"Into the Woods" $25 Dinner and a Show option on 10/25/2019 - information here.
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by James Lapine
Directed by Russ Borski, Music Direction by Maria DiDonato
The theatre season opens on the Allen Theatre Mainstage with the Stephen Sondheim / James Lapine musical INTO THE WOODS, running Oct. 24 through Nov. 3, 2019. Directed by Russ Borski with musical direction by Maria DiDonato, this Tony Award winning musical begins with “Once upon a time…” and tells the intersecting stories of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales. Just when everyone’s journey seems to be resolved, the characters’ worlds are shattered, only to be recombined to show that nobody really lives “happily ever after.”
The Outcalt Theatre - Playhouse Square
CSU's second theatre production of the year is Tom Stoppard's THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND. This play within a play is part parody, part farce, part whodunit, and explores the ideology of free will and fate. A murder mystery with a twist ending, intertwines classic characters of melodrama with the commentary and insecurities of modern critics. Directed by Russ Borski
The Allen Theatre Mainstage
The Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre
"Blood at the Root" $25 Dinner and a Show option on 4/17/20 - information here.
A striking new ensemble drama based on the Jena Six; six Black students who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This bold new play by Dominique Morisseau (Sunset Baby, Detroit '67, Skeleton Crew) examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crises in relations between men and women of all classes and, as a result, the shattering state of Black family life.