6702 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102
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Production Information

Performances: February 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 & 24

Anyone Can Whistle

Youth Cast, ages 9–15

Book by Arthur Laurents
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Orchestration by Don Walker 

February 15–24, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm


Written by Stephen Sondheim, Anyone Can Whistle is an absurdist social satire about insanity and conformity (among a dozen other things!). This legendary cult show is a wacky, intelligent, highly unconventional musical which tells the story of a corrupt mayoress who fakes a miracle to revitalize her bankrupt town and the ill-fated romance between the rational nurse and the easy-going doctor who is determined to enjoy the chaos that it brings. Anyone Can Whistle delivers a poignant message about the importance of the individual in a conformist society – but not before aiming its still-relevant barbs at government, religion, science and anything else that stands in its way!

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