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It’s Showtime!

Here in North Central Ohio, April is a great month to experience a live performance no matter what your preference. For a full calendar of upcoming performance and live music events, click here. The following is a small sampling of upcoming options for live music and theater buffs and some ideas to extend your time here:

April 21, 2015; 7pm
Stocker Arts Center Hoke Theater
Breakin’ Backwards, Soul Street Dance: Soul Street Dance of Houston, TX will be bustin’ moves from multiple decades. High energy, and wildly entertaining, the music ranges from Vivaldi, to Debussy, to Count Basie, to Elvis Presley to the Temptations to Aerosmith to Michael Jackson and more. This show appeals to all ages; so bring along the family!
Make it an evening with dinner before at Quaker Steak and Lube in Sheffield, Stubby’s Pub right across the street or Sorrento Ristorante & Pizzera nearby.

Weekly on Fridays and Saturdays until April 27, 2015 at the French Creek Nature and Arts Center
Balloonacy combines slap-stick comedy, audience interaction and a whole lot of heart into a story of friendship between a lonely old man and a spirited balloon. Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm.
Make a day of it with a hike at French Creek and a meal at nearby Wood and Wine or Strip Steakhouse. Or tea at the Tree House Gallery and Tea Room

April 24, 2015; 8pm
The Cleveland Orchestra at Finney Chapel
Performing for the first time with pianist Jeremy Denk.
Make an Oberlin day of it, browsing the shops and galleries with dinner at nearby Aladdin’s Eatery, Lorenzo’s, The Feve, Oberlin Inn or Treehugger’s. All are in walking distance of Finney Chapel.

The Musical of Musicals, (The Musical)
Olde Towne Hall Theater, North Ridgeville
Performances thru May 10, 2015
This hysterical musical-comedy is structured into five acts, each of which is a short musical parodying (and paying homage to) the style of a popular composer.
Make it a weekend! Explore the great birding opportunities at Sandy Ridge Reservation in North Ridgeville. Have dinner and drinks at nearby Bistro 83 in North Ridgeville or The Unicorn in Grafton.

The Orphans
Workshop Players, Amherst
Performances thru May 3, 2015
If you love the Brewster sisters from Arsenic and Old Lace, you will also love Lily and Catherine Spangler, who have lived in seclusion in their hotel room for the past 25 years with their only visitor being their lawyer who delivers the profits from the steel mill they inherited from their father. Touching, warm-hearted and funny! Make it an evening at nearby Vermilion Valley Vineyards or dinner at Moosehead Grill

Make sure you check out live events that take place at many of our wineries and eateries each weekend.

posted by Barb Bickel at 2:02 pm
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