Archives for 2016
At Monticello Middle School Auditorium in Cleveland Heights
If you’re looking for an entertaining and meaningful activity to get 2017 off to a good start, you should consider attending a performance of Music Man at Monticello Middle School in Cleveland Heights. It opens on Saturday, October 22, 2016 and closes on Sunday, October 30, 2016.
We are so delighted to bring such a classic American musical theater show to our stage. With extremely talented kids from local areas which include Cleveland Heights, University Heights, and Shaker Heights among many other suburbs in the Cleveland area, we are ready to transform the theater into the small Midwest neighborhood of River City, Iowa. They will take you back to the simpler times where community and family were the paramount values which society lived by.
The show is directed by Kelly Monaghan, with music direction by Stacy Bolton and includes 68 actors in 1st through 12th grades. The lead cast includes Brian Tuohey as Harold Hill and Courtney Foerg as Marian. The stage manager, the person who coordinates all the moving parts to bring this production to life, is Cleveland Heights resident Claudia Lief Zalevsky along with assistant stage manager Jack Ina.
By attending an HYT performance, you’re supporting theatrical arts in the Heights. Heights Youth Theatre (HYT) has been offering kids year-round opportunities to hone their theatrical skills and entertain audiences for 64 years. Most first-time theater-goers are surprised by the caliber of the work: “The kids put on a great show”, you’ll hear them say. “It’s like Broadway in the Heights!”
Performances will be presented at Monticello Middle School Auditorium, 3665 Monticello Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44121, Saturday, October 22 & 29, 2 PM, Sunday, October 23 & 30, 2 PM, Thursday, October 27, 7 PM, and Friday, October 28, 7 PM. Tickets are $10 general admission and $9 for seniors and children under 6. The box office opens 45 minutes prior to each show. For more information, visit www.heightsyouththeatre.org. For group seating information, contact Pam at 216-410-7500.
About Heights Youth Theatre
For 62 years, HYT has provided quality theater education and live theater performances to thousands of children and families in Greater Cleveland. Founded in 1954, HYT produces 3 to 4 complete musicals per year, offering kids and families an unmatched opportunity to gain valuable experience in the theatrical arts. HYT’s goal is to make theater affordable and accessible to people of all incomes and backgrounds in a nurturing environment that encourages social and emotional growth. If you’re interested in supporting Theatrical Arts in the Heights, please visit www.heightsyouththeatre.org for more information.
We’re on a mission to help our kids hone their skills in musical theater and the theatrical arts.We’re proud of our kids. And we’re proud of what we accomplish as an organization.
But the most important element is participation by the people who make up our community. We need your help. Here are 10 easy things you can do to make HYT even better.
- Attend A Show ~ Buy a ticket. It’s as simple as that.
- Attend More Than One Show ~ Many of our parents attend every show they can. Every run is unique. And it’s beautiful to see how the kids grow together. Buy a punch card and save.
- Tell A Friend ~ If someone asks you: “What are you doing this weekend?” That’s your cue! Tell them: “I’m going to see a show at Heights Youth Theatre!”
- Bring A Friend ~ If you tell enough friends, eventually one is going to want to come along. Bring them with you!
- Place An Ad In Our Playbill ~ You make our playbill better with your presence. If you own a business, consider buying an ad in our playbill.
- Place A Personal Message In Our Playbill ~ If you have an actor in your family or neighborhood in a show, they love the acknowledgement that comes along with a personal message in our playbill. Place a personal ad in our playbill.
- Become A Sponsor ~ Being a sponsor is like placing an ad, but with even more value and benefits. The HYT community is very tight, and we support our sponsors! Become a sponsor and join our community.
- Make A Tax-Deductible Donation ~ If you need a tax-deduction at the end of the year, please consider HYT! Make a donation. We make every dollar count!
- Give Us Your Feedback ~ We’re always trying to improve. If there’s something you think could be improved, let us know about it through our suggestion box. We’ll do our best to fix it.
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you soon!
At Monticello Middle School in Cleveland Heights
Cleveland Heights, Ohio — Heights Youth Theatre (HYT) presents “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” at Monticello Middle School in Cleveland Heights for a six show run. It starts on Friday October 16, 2015 and ends on Sunday, October 25, 2015.
Directed by Eugene Sumlin, with music direction by Stacy Bolton, “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” is derived from the 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. It is based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.
In this revival production, the kids dance, sing, and bring this classic American cartoon strip to life. The stage design is like a big cartoon strip. There’s fast action from scene to scene. And the revival score features beloved songs such as: “Happiness”, “My Blanket and Me”, and “The Baseball Game”. It also features Snoopy’s famous “Suppertime” dream sequence, backed up by the show’s ensemble doubling as a gospel children’s choir on stage.
“We’ve taken the original and added a Heights Youth Theatre twist,” said Sumlin. “This is the perfect show to kick-off the Holiday Season. We hope our audience feels the joy that Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang have given us throughout the years,” he added. “It’s an old show made new again. Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang live on through our great cast of talented performers.” [Read more…]