December 11, 2016   School Closings
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Arts Calendar

If your organization is planning an event you would like us to consider adding to the WCLV Arts Calendar, submit detailed information to John Simna via email.

Opera Circle Cleveland

Opera Circle Cleveland is bringing a dozen performances of a chamber production of Pietro Mascagni’s opera Zanetto to a wide variety of locations, from the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus in Cleveland to Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Youngstown.  Performances take place weekends from Friday, November 4th through Friday, December 16th.  216-816-1411  

Clague Playhouse

Clague Playhouse celebrates the holidays with Plaid Tidings, running from November 18th through December 18th   440-331-0403  

Near West Theater

Cleveland’s Near West Theater in the Gordon Square Arts District is presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat from November 18th through December 11th.  216-9616-6391  

Ensemble Theater

Ensemble Theater of Cleveland Heights is staging The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail November 18th through December 11th.  216-321- 2930  

Allen Memorial Art Museum Oberlin

At the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, the exhibition Conversations:  Past and Present in Asia and America, features paintings and calligraphy that reflect the legacy of the Chinese literati tradition.  It continues through May, 2017.  

Cleveland Public Theater

Cleveland Public Theater’s holiday presentation is Light the Light, Ol’ Moses CLE.  It’s on stage November 25th through December 18th at the historic Gordon Square Theater.  216-631-2727 ext 501  

Tri-C East Orchestra

The Tri-C East Orchestra will give two performances of the ensemble’s holiday concert.  The first is on Saturday afternoon, December 3rd  at 3:30 in Building ESS on the Tri-C East Campus.  The program will be repeated on Sunday afternoon, December 18th at 3:00 at the Cleveland Heights Public Library.

CityMusic Cleveland

City Music Cleveland's next series of concerts will feature music of  both Johann Strauss Father and Son and Brother Josef, as well as the non-family member, Richard.  Performances take place in a variety of locations around Northeast Ohio from December 7th though the 11thNote that the December 7 concert has been moved to Christ Episcopal Church, 2445 Warrensville Center Road in Shaker Heights  216-321-8273  

Workshop Players

The Workshop Players of Amherst have a holiday show called Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas.  It’s playing December 1st through 18th .  440-988-5613  

French Creek Theater

In Lorain County, the Metro Parks French Creek Theater presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the musical made from the film, December 2nd  through 18th.  440-949-5200  ext 221 

Dobama Theater

Dobama Theater has an encore production of Peter and the Star Catcher running December 2nd through the 31st.  216-932-3396  

Suburban Symphony

The Suburban Symphony Orchestra’s next concert will be a semi-staged performance of Englebert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel in English at Beachwood High School on Sunday afternoon, December 11th

Apollo's Fire

Apollo’s Fire will have five performances of Handel’s Messiah this season, in locations from Cleveland to Bay Village to Akron from Friday, December 9th through Friday, December 16th.  216-320-0012  

Neos Dance Theater

NEOS Dance Theater will present four performances of A 1940s Nutcracker – two on Saturday, December 10th, and one each on Friday evening, December 16th and Saturday afternoon, December 17th.  330-595-4650  

Cleveland Philharmonic

There’ll be two performances of the Cleveland Philharmonic’s next concert on Saturday evening, December 10th at First Church in Painesville and on Sunday afternoon, December 11th at the Tri-C Western Campus.   216-556-1800  

St. Stephen's Church

Historic St. Stephen’s Church on West 54th Street presents pianist Ryan Christopher Neal in a program of Advent and Christmas favorites on Sunday afternoon, December 11th.  216-631-5622 

Symphony West

Symphony West’s Christmas Concert is titled Angels and Carols.  It takes place on Friday evening, December 16th, in Gamble Auditorium in the Kulas Musical Arts Building of Baldwin Wallace University in Berea. 

Cleveland Public Theater

Cleveland Public Theater presents David Sedaris’s The Santaland Diaries, a one-man show with Ray Caspio, at the Outcault Theater in Playhouse Square through December 18th.  216-241-6000  

Ohio Dance Theater

Ohio Dance Theater, in collaboration with Verb Ballets, will perform Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker at Stocker Arts Center’s Hoke Theater on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 16th through 18th.  440-366-4040  


Duo Mignarda

On Sunday afternoon, December 11th, Duo Mignarda will be joined by violist Malina Rauschenfels to present an afternoon of Music for the Feast of St. Lucy at St. Alban Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights. 

Mary Queen of Peace

Music for wind trio will be performed by the Phoenix Down Trio on Sunday afternoon, December 11th as part of the concert series at Mary Queen of Peace Church in Cleveland’s Old Brooklyn Neighborhood.  216-749-2323  ext 543  

Chamberfest Cleveland

Chamberfest Cleveland presents a special series of concerts at three intimate settings on Sunday afternoon, December 11th, Tuesday evening the 13th and Friday evening the 16th.   216-471-8887  

Kent State University Museum

The Kent State University Museum will present a film screening of the Salzburg Marionette Theater production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute in conjunction with its exhibit called Mozart’s Magical Designs on Sunday afternoon, December 11th, in the Museum’s Murphy Auditorium.  330-672-3450  

Celtic Christmas

The Medina Performing Arts Center will feature Tomaseen Foley’s Celtic Christmas on Friday evening, December 16th.  440-554-2394


Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra’s holiday programming continues with two screenings of the classic holiday film It’s a Wonderful Life on December 8th and 9th at Severance Hall, to be followed by ten performances of the Christmas concerts beginning December 10th.   216-231-1111