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    Book and lyrics by                     Music by          David Lindsay-Abaire                              Jeanine Tesori

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    Book and lyrics by                                  Music by      Gerome Ragni and                           Galt MacDermot James Rado                                                        

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Shrek the Musical, April 24 through May 17 is the first giant show in our new theater in Gordon Square Arts District. Click here to see who's in the cast! This passionate, energetic show with a cast of adults, teens and kids has a great message to share about outsiders and community. Don't miss the fun of the first production in our new home! Tickets are available online anytime, or call 216-961-6391 weekdays, 11am to 4pm.

Valet parking, $6, is available in our new neighborhood from 5:30pm to 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday evenings, April 24 through June 14. Free parking is also available on nearby streets and lots. Details and a map are here.

Calling all 16- to 26-year olds: Auditions for our summer production of Hair are Tue., May 19, Wed., May 20, and Thu., May 21, at 7:30pm. No experience, preparation or appointment is necessary. A large, diverse cast is needed. Details here!

Thank you to everyone who celebrated the opening of our new theater with us! Each event brought new faces and old friends together. We're delighted to have such a wonderful community! More highlights will be coming soon, but in the meantime, read about and see our Open House here, our Dance Party here, our Benefit and Gala here, and our Cleveland International Film Festival documentary here and here.

Huge thanks to Ted Sikora for creating his new documentary about Near West Theatre and to the Cleveland International Film Festival for showcasing this wonderful piece! Generously supported by the George Gund Foundation and Producers Char and Chuck Fowler, the film tells the story of NWT's creative approach through the experiences and stories of the 65 cast and crew who participated in Move On!- our final production in St. Patrick's Club Building before moving into our new home in Gordon Square.

For photos and updates on construction and all things Near West Theatre, "like" us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (@NearWestTheatre) or visit our Social Media page. See also recent coverage by The Plain Dealer, Channel 5 and Cool Cleveland.