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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.

Near West Theatre is currently accepting applications for a Production and Rentals Manager.  Interested applicants can mail their resume, cover letter, and three professional references to hr@nearwesttheatre.org. No phone calls please. For a full job description, click here.

We're grateful to the 128 people- 56 kids and 72 teens and adults- who auditioned Jan. 20-22 for Shrek the Musical, the first giant show in our new theater in Gordon Square Arts District.  Casting announcements will come by early February.  Rehearsals begin Feb. 15. Show opens April 24! Tickets: click here anytime, or call 216-961-6391 weekdays, 11a.m. to 4p.m.

February is Black History Month.  We offer these thoughts on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., our theater and our values.

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