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The 2012-2013 Season
Based on the book by Hana Volavkova Adapted by Celeste Raspanti
Directed by Angela Miloro Hansen
May 17 & 18 at 7:30 pm
May 19 at 2:00 pm
Additional product at Brickner Auditorium at Fairmount Temple at 7:00 p.m. on May 22nd. Betty Gold, a Holocaust survivor, will be a special guest at the Fairmount Temple and will answer questions from the stage after the performance. Fairmount Temple is located at 23737 Fairmount Road in Beachwood and general admission tickets will be sold at the door.
Based on a true story, this incredibly powerful script follows the journey of Raja Englanderova and Irena Synkova as they are imprisoned in the concentration camp Terezin during World War II. While hiding it from the Nazis, Irena Synkova taught the children of Terezin, encouraging them to draw, paint, and write. Before her death, she hid the evidence. When it was discovered after the war, it inspired the book I Never Saw Another Butterfly and the Butterfly Exhibit at the Holocaust Museum.
In conjunction with the play, a traveling exhibit entitled “From the Children, About the Children, For the Children-Art of the Holocaust”, will be on display. The exhibit is on loan from The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education through a grant from the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
The cast and audience will have an opportunity to create a handmade butterfly as part of The Butterfly Project for the Holocaust Museum Houston. 1.5 million handmade butterflies are being collected to represent the number of children who perished in the Holocaust. In addition, the cast members along with volunteer groups and individuals, are working towards making a display of 15,000 butterflies to represent the 15,000 children that passed through Terezin, of which less than 100 survived.
Previously this Season
Directed by Marc Moritz
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 8:00 pm October 14 & 21 at 2:00 pm
The classic struggle of man and his ambition to play God. Victor Frankenstein creates a creature through experiments with body parts and electricity. He soon learns that all is not under his control. A scary, campy , and fun Halloween treat!
Original script by Terry Sedivy and Rory Swift, Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens
Music by Sarah Hamrick, Donald Dingman and Laura Christian Directed by Angela Miloro-Hansen
November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 at 8:00 pm
December 2, 9, 16 at 2:00 pm
GLTG’s original musical adaptation of Dickens’ loved Christmas tale. Scrooge is taught the true meaning of Christmas, with the help of Tiny Tim and a trio of ghostly visitors, along with a little song and dance. A perfect way to celebrate the season!
Book by Alain Boublil
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo Directed by Karen O'Baker Porter
January 25, 26 & February 1, 2, 8, 9 at 8:00 pm
January 27 & February 3, 10 at 2:00 pm
Referred to as “Les Mis” by those in the know, this show is the second longest running musical in the world. Set in France during social revolutions, the story follows a man imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, his adopted daughter and her unfortunate mother, street urchins and noble university students. The music will make you want to laugh, cry, and brandish a flag.
A Comedy by Larry Shue Directed by Jack Warren
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 8:00 pm
March 17, 24 at 2:00 pm
A hilarious situation ensues when a visitor from Great Britain and his friend stay at a rural Georgia fishing lodge. The friend is so shy, he pretends not to understand English. The other lodge guests take advantage of this shortcoming to discuss many scandalous and private goings-on at the lodge. Join Froggy LeSueur and his friend for an evening that will have you rolling in the aisles.
What are audience members saying? "This was the funniest play I've seen in a long time. Go see it!" "Best show I have seen in a long time...Still laughing" "Saw it last night and loved it!"
Based on Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats by T.S. Elliot
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Directed & Choreographed by Lisa Marie French
April 19, 20 & May 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8:00 pm
April 21 & May 5, 12 at 2:00 pm
This AndrewLloyd Weber production, starring singing cats based on the poetry of T. S. Eliot in Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, haswon many awards. Cats is the second longest running show on Broadway in itsoriginal eighteen year run. Famous for the lovely and innovative music, dance,costumes and makeup, Cats is a show you won’t want to miss.