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Near West Theatre

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6702 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102 United States
216.961.6391 http://www.nearwesttheatre.org

February 2020

Drag Queen Story Hour

February 8, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Near West Theatre, 6702 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102 United States
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Free

Near West Theatre and Veranda L’Ni are thrilled to again host Drag Queen Story Hour on Feb. 8 at 11:30 a.m. This event is free, but reservations are required. What is Drag Queen Story Hour? It’s just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in a welcoming environment that celebrates diversity and inclusion, challenging all of us to look beyond gender stereotypes. Drag Queen Story Hours happen all over the world, but this is Cleveland’s first! The program…

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

February 21, 2020 - March 8, 2020
Near West Theatre, 6702 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102 United States
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$10 – $25

The truth is… Inspired by the great British Music Hall and melodrama traditions of the Victorian era, The Mystery of Edwin Drood promises an evening of thrills and chills, hilarity and hijinks! Based on Charles Dickens’ final, unfinished novel, this unsolved musical murder mystery follows the delightfully zany players of the Music Hall Royale as they embody the story's over-the-top characters and turn to the audience to solve the mystery. With an energetic score by Rupert Holmes, this hilarious Tony…

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May 2020

Parade

May 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - May 17, 2020 @ 3:30 pm
Near West Theatre, 6702 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102 United States
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$10 – $25

Where will you stand when the flood comes? Parade tells the heart-wrenching, true story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jewish man living in Atlanta who was wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of his 13-year-old employee, Mary Phagan, in 1913. Beginning with a Memorial Day Parade 51 years after the Civil War, this musical expertly tells the story of an American South trying to maintain its pre-war identity, a newspaper man looking for his big break, an ambitious prosecutor,…

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July 2020

Bare

July 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - August 2, 2020 @ 3:30 pm
Near West Theatre, 6702 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102 United States
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$10 – $25

Not all tales have happy endings... A pulsating, electric contemporary rock musical, Bare follows a group of students at a Catholic boarding school as they grapple with issues of sexuality, identity, and the future. Peter and Jason have fallen in love with each other, but Jason—a popular athlete—fears losing his status if he is discovered to be gay. Unpopular Nadia, Jason’s sister, struggles with her self-image and her growing resentment for her roommate, Ivy, a beautiful girl with a questionable…

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August 2020

Drag Queen Story Hour

August 15, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Near West Theatre, 6702 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102 United States
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Free

Near West Theatre and Veranda L’Ni are thrilled to again host Drag Queen Story Hour on Aug. 15 at 11:30 a.m. This event is free, but reservations are required. What is Drag Queen Story Hour? It’s just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in a welcoming environment that celebrates diversity and inclusion, challenging all of us to look beyond gender stereotypes. Drag Queen Story Hours happen all over the world, but this is Cleveland’s first! The program…

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