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Issue Date: September 2012

Fall Arts Preview Picks


Beauty and the Beast

Nov. 6-18, Palace Theatre,

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,


Oct. 11-14, 17-21, Cleveland Public Theatre,

A Bright New Boise

Oct. 26-Nov. 18, Dobama Theatre,

The Winter's Tale

Sept. 28-Nov. 4, Hanna Theatre,

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,

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol

Nov. 29-Dec. 22, Weathervane Playhouse,


Dec. 7-Jan. 6, Beck Center for the Arts,


Rock & Jazz


Nov. 10, Quicken Loans Arena,

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.

Jason Mraz

Sept. 5, Blossom Music Center,

Ian Hunter

Sept. 27, Beachland Ballroom,

Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Oct. 8, Wolstein Center,

Classical Music

Cleveland Orchestra: Mahler's Symphony No. 3

Sept. 20 & 22, Severance Hall,

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,

Cleveland Pops Chorus and Orchestra

Nov. 2, Severance Hall,

CIM Opera Theater: Cimarosa's Il matrimonio segreto (The Secret Marriage)

Nov. 7-10, Cleveland Institute of Music,


Spellbound Dance Company

Nov. 10, Ohio Theatre,

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,

GroundWorks Dance Theatre:

Doug Elkins

Oct. 26 & 27, Allen Theatre,

Te Pito o te Henua

Nov. 16, Hanna Theatre,


Inside Out and from the Ground Up

Oct. 6-Feb. 24, Museum of Contemporary Art,

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,

Belzalel on Tour

Oct. 23-Jan 13, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage,

Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes

Oct. 28-Jan. 6, Cleveland Museum of Art,


The Tragedy of the Commons

Sept. 14-Dec. 22, The Sculpture Center,

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,

Persistent Image

Oct. 12-Nov. 10, Bonfoey Gallery,

Cleveland Collects: An Exhibition of Members' Favorite Regional Artwork

Dec. 7-Feb. 16, Cleveland Artists Foundation,

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