Theater reviews: Jukebox musicals rock to Tina Turner, Go-Go's

Posted May 02, 2023 in Articles

Jukebox musicals are still erupting on Broadway and national tours. This musical-theater staple strives for nothing more creative than a device to pil... read more

Four Leaders, Four Legacies

Posted April 29, 2021 in Articles

A source of pride within the City of Cleveland, the Gordon Square Arts District’s formation was a communal accomplishment spearheaded by our fou... read more

National Community Day, George Floyd, and Ma'Khia Bryant

Posted April 21, 2021 in Articles

Today is National Community Day. Even during the pandemic, every day, in some way, we are reminded of how grateful we are to be surrounded by communit... read more

On Giving Youth the Stage

Posted October 16, 2020 in Articles

Helping create this show was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. If we look at the title of this project, RISE: The Isolation Project, we are... read more

On Rise, NWT Youth, and Hope for the Future

Posted October 02, 2020 in Articles

The show that I directed at Near West Theater was in the summer of 2004: a youth theater production of The Hobbit. The music was not particularly memo... read more

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