6702 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102


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July 15 – 31, 2016
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

On the eve of the 2016 Presidential Election, Near West's Summer Teen/Young Adult Theater presents Stephen Sondheim's examination of the American dream, the haves and the have-nots, and guns.

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Show Boat

May 6 – 22, 2016
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

Our intergenerational spring blockbuster! Large, racially diverse cast, lavish sets and costumes, and a steam boat on stage!!! 

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2016 Annual Benefit: LET THE SUN SHINE

Saturday, March 5th, 2016
6:30pm - 10:30pm

Our 2016 Annual Benefit was a rousing success! Scroll below for a video & photos from the event!

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February 12 – 21, 2016


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Nov. 20 - Dec. 13, 2015
Thurs-Sat 7Pm, Sun 3pm

This classic story of awakening and redemption features all the songs from the film, including the Oscar nominated song "Thank You Very Much"

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The Snow Queen

September 18 – 27, 2015

Be spirited away by this new musical adaptiation of Hans Christian Andersen's fantastical coming-of-age adventure, which inspired the hit Disney movie Frozen.

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What's Happening Now at Near West Theatre?

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40th Season Announcement Event on Facebook LIVE Join us in the comfort of your own home, or your friend’s home, or maybe while y...... Read More
Mary Poppins is ‘Practically Perfect’ in Every Way Mary Poppins opened last weekend to a sold out opening night! And the audience has been buzzing ever ...... Read More