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

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Calling all 16- to 25-year olds: Auditions for our summer production of Hair are Tue., May 19, Wed., May 20, and Thu., May 21, at 7:00pm here at Near West Theatre. No experience, preparation or appointment is necessary. A large, diverse cast is needed. Details about auditions here!

What an incredible run of Shrek the Musical in our new home in the Gordon Square Arts District! It was truly wonderful to share our new space with a full house at almost every show. Thank you to everyone who celebrated our opening show with us! Come back for Hair this summer, and stay tuned for our upcoming 2015-16 season.

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.

Check out this great review of of Shrek the Musical, in Scene magazine here! Big thanks to Christine Howey for the write-up!  

Near West Theatre is hiring a Development Director. Click here for the job description and application directions. No phone calls please. Applications due by May 31st.

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! Read about and see our Open House here, our Dance Party here, our Benefit Gala here, and our Cleveland International Film Festival documentary here and here.

For photos and updates on 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.