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 Coming in 2015!


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


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


We're inviting the community to come together and celebrate the opening of our new theater in the Gordon Square Arts District with a series of events and shows in 2015.  Many more details are coming soon, but for now, please visit our Opening Events page and mark you calendar! Meantime, interior painting and plaza work are underway at our construction site. 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.

Auditions for the first main-stage show in our new building, Shrek the Musical, are the evenings of Jan. 20, 21 and 22, at West Side United Church of Christ, 3800 Bridge Ave. All roles are open, and everyone, ages 7 and up, is encouraged to audition.  Performance dates are here; watch for audition times and details soon at this website.

OPEN POSITION: Near West Theatre is seeking a part-time Marketing Manager. Click on the link for full job description and how to apply. No phone calls please.

Jesus Christ Superstar closed its nine-show run Dec. 7 after a final weekend shared with appreciative and near-capacity audiences.  The cast, crew and staff of the production wish to thank families, volunteers, donors, audience members, our hosts at West Side Church of Christ- everyone who made a successful run of such a meaningful and challenging show possible.

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