Beauty and the Beast
Nov. 6-18, Palace Theatre, playhousesquare.org
This Disney "tale as old as time" comes to PlayhouseSquare this fall, bringing the Academy Award-winning love story to life. The performance features favorites from the movie such as "Be Our Guest" and the title track, as well as a song that was cut from the original film. Hint: Keep an eye out for Mickey in the tavern scene.
Sept. 14-Oct. 7, Allen Theatre, clevelandplayhouse.com
Oct. 11-14, 17-21, Cleveland Public Theatre, cptonline.org
A Bright New Boise
Oct. 26-Nov. 18, Dobama Theatre, dobama.org
The Winter's Tale
Sept. 28-Nov. 4, Hanna Theatre, greatlakestheater.com
Despite his countless plays detailing war and tyrannical monarchy, perhaps in the end, Shakespeare did believe love conquered all. In The Winter's Tale, suspicions of infidelity send a queen to prison and an infant into exile. The abandoned offspring ends up falling in love with a Bohemian prince, leading to a surprising family reunion.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat
Nov. 16-Dec 16. Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, cvlt.org
Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol
Nov. 29-Dec. 22, Weathervane Playhouse, weathervaneplayhouse.com
Dec. 7-Jan. 6, Beck Center for the Arts, beckcenter.org
Rock & Jazz
Nov. 10, Quicken Loans Arena, theqarena.com
Madge is back in Cleveland for the first time in 25 years as part of her MDNA tour, a 90-date worldwide journey. Her last appearance in Northeast Ohio was at the former Richfield Coliseum in August 1987. Featuring past hits and songs from the recent MDNA album, this tour is expected to gross more than $400 million and has already made news overseas concerning the Material Girl's use of prop guns and controversial imagery.
Sept. 5, Blossom Music Center, blossommusic.com
Sept. 27, Beachland Ballroom, beachlandballroom.com
Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Oct. 8, Wolstein Center, wolsteincenter.com
Cleveland Orchestra: Mahler's Symphony No. 3
Sept. 20 & 22, Severance Hall, clevelandorchestra.com
Conductor Franz Welser-Möst opens the season with a dedication to nature that he has called "one of the largest symphonic works in the entire orchestral repertoire." The performance features more than 200 people, including the Women of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and the Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus.
Apollo's Fire: Bach's Brandenburg Concertos 1, 2 & 5
Oct. 11-14, Various locations, apollosfire.org
Cleveland Pops Chorus and Orchestra
Nov. 2, Severance Hall, clevelandpops.com
CIM Opera Theater: Cimarosa's Il matrimonio segreto (The Secret Marriage)
Nov. 7-10, Cleveland Institute of Music, cim.edu
Spellbound Dance Company
Nov. 10, Ohio Theatre, dancecleveland.org
Leave it to dance to somehow combine poetry and geometry. Italy's Spellbound Dance Company, known for its athletic movements and emotionally evocative routines, is scheduled to perform in Ohio for the first time this fall. The work of artistic director Mauro Astolfi has been featured in festivals in Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, France and Thailand.
Verb Ballets: Antonio Brown
Sept. 22, Breen Center, verbballets.org
GroundWorks Dance Theatre:
Oct. 26 & 27, Allen Theatre, groundworksdance.org
Te Pito o te Henua
Nov. 16, Hanna Theatre, inletdance.org
Inside Out and from the Ground Up
Oct. 6-Feb. 24, Museum of Contemporary Art, mocacleveland.org
A variety of pieces are set to engage the new MOCA building's innovative structure, challenging the standard capabilities of space and human interaction. The late Louise Bourgeois' imposing metal enclosure Black Days will be on display, as will Katharina Grosse's three-story wall painting, which was created specifically for MOCA's atrium.
50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic
Sept. 29-Jan. 13, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, cmnh.org
Belzalel on Tour
Oct. 23-Jan 13, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, maltzmuseum.org
Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes
Oct. 28-Jan. 6, Cleveland Museum of Art, clevelandart.org
The Tragedy of the Commons
Sept. 14-Dec. 22, The Sculpture Center, sculpturecenter.org
Artists Ali Momeni and Robin Meier team up to create a "food stock market" in this art installation and social manipulation experiment. Thousands of leafcutter ants are manipulated by inserting scents and flavors into their environment; their reactions serve as a commentary on supply and demand in our capitalist culture.
It's Only a Paper Moon
Sept. 7-Oct. 6, Proximity, proximitycleveland.com
Oct. 12-Nov. 10, Bonfoey Gallery, bonfoey.com
Cleveland Collects: An Exhibition of Members' Favorite Regional Artwork
Dec. 7-Feb. 16, Cleveland Artists Foundation, clevelandartists.org