Fall Arts Preview Picks


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.

Jason Mraz

Sept. 5, Blossom Music Center, blossommusic.com

Ian Hunter

Sept. 27, Beachland Ballroom, beachlandballroom.com

Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Oct. 8, Wolstein Center, wolsteincenter.com

Classical Music

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:

Doug Elkins

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

Persistent Image

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

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