NEW! The HeArd's Upcoming
Sign-Interpreted Performances

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act ensures that events open to the public, such as any performance at a "theater, concert hall, stadium, or other place of exhibition or entertainment" will provide equal access for all participants, including Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Deaf-Blind individuals. When requested, this includes the provision of qualified sign language interpreters to facilitate effective communication between people whose primary method of communication is sign language and those whose primary method of communication is speech. (https://www.ada.gov).

A logo showing two hands representing the ASL sign for "interpret" indicates that this performance provides ASL interpretation

Fine Arts Association's 2021 production of

Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias

Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Steel Magnolias focuses on the camaraderie of six Southern women through the best and worst of times

on The Fine Arts Association stage

at 38660 Mentor Avenue, Willougbhy, Ohio 44094

Performing Interpreters: Ariana Zimcosky, Colleen Ticherich, Erin LaFountain, & Rachel Hollander

Understudy interpreter: Karen Schiller

To purchase tickets call Customer Service (440-951-7500) for seats where you can view the interpretation.

A logo showing two hands representing the ASL sign for "interpret" indicates that this performance provides ASL interpretation

Great Lakes Theater's 2021 production of

William Shakespeare's The Tempest

Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 3:00 PM

A king gets tempted by spirits, teased by sprites, and tormented by a monster on an enchanted island

upon The Parker Hannifin stage at Playhouse Square's Hanna Theatre

at 2067 E. 14th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Performing Interpreters: Rachel Hollander, Rachel Cornacchione, & Christine Anastasia Mason

Understudy Interpreter: Karen Schiller

***To request tickets at a special discounted price for Deaf audience members:

Contact Kelly Schaffer Florian by email (KFlorian@greatlakestheater.org) or by phone (216-453-4443)

A logo showing two hands representing the ASL sign for "interpret" indicates that this performance provides ASL interpretation

Great Lakes Theater's 2021 production of

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Open your heart to Charles Dickens' classic tale of one man's ultimate redemption

on the stage of Playhouse Square's Mimi Ohio Theatre

at 1511 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Performing Interpreters: Ariana Zimcosky & Jocelyn A. McCullough

***To request tickets at a special discounted price for Deaf audience members:

Contact Kelly Schaffer Florian by email (KFlorian@greatlakestheater.org) or by phone (216-453-4443)

A logo showing two hands representing the ASL sign for "interpret" indicates that this performance provides ASL interpretation

Near West Theatre's 2021 production of

Disney's The Little Mermaid

December 2, 2021 at 7:30 PM

With a little help from her underwater friends, Ariel sets out on a wayward journey, "Wanderin' free..."

on The Near West Theatre stage in Cleveland's Gordon Square Arts District

6702 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Performing Interpreters: Vince Reddy, Karen Schiller, Erin LaFountain, & Rachel Cornacchione

Tickets are affordable, with a recommended donation of $15 (or pay what you can).

To get your seats click on this link or call the box office at 216-961-6391.

A logo showing two hands representing the ASL sign for "interpret" indicates that this performance provides ASL interpretation

Fine Arts Association's 2021 production of

Meredith Willson's Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical

Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM

A holiday classic of musical theater based on the movie of the same name.

on The Fine Arts Association stage in Willougbhy

38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Performing Interpreters: Ariana Zimcosky, Christine Anastasia Mason, & TBD

To purchase tickets call Customer Service (440-951-7500) for seats where you can view the interpretation.

A logo showing two hands representing the ASL sign for "interpret" indicates that this performance provides ASL interpretation

Fine Arts Association's 2022 production of

Joseph Robinette's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 2:00 PM

A dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic work faithfully recreating the magic and mystery of Narnia.

on The Fine Arts Association stage in Willougbhy

38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Performing Interpreters: Clarice Craig-Mavec, Christine Anatstasia Mason, Rachel Cornacchione, & Doug Braun

To purchase tickets call Customer Service (440-951-7500) for seats where you can view the interpretation.

A logo showing two hands representing the ASL sign for "interpret" indicates that this performance provides ASL interpretation

Great Lakes Theater's 2021 production of

Richard Maltby, Jr. & Murray Horwitz's Ain't Misbehavin'

Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 3:00 PM

A Jazzy Musical Celebration of Fats Waller

on The Parker Hannifin stage at Playhouse Square's Hanna Theatre

at 2067 E. 14th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Performing Interpreters: Merry Beth Pietila, Betty Bridgewater, & Colleen Ticherich

***To request tickets at a special discounted price for Deaf audience members:

Contact Kelly Schaffer Florian by email (KFlorian@greatlakestheater.org) or by phone (216-453-4443)

A logo showing two hands representing the ASL sign for "interpret" indicates that this performance provides ASL interpretation

Great Lakes Theater's 2021 production of

William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 3:00 PM

See Beatrice and Benedick exchange scorching insults rather than sweet nothings.

on The Parker Hannifin stage at Playhouse Square's Hanna Theatre

at 2067 E. 14th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Performing Interpreters: Rachel Hollander, Rachel Cornacchione, & Christine Anastasia Mason

***To request tickets at a special discounted price for Deaf audience members:

Contact Kelly Schaffer Florian by email (KFlorian@greatlakestheater.org) or by phone (216-453-4443)

A logo showing two hands representing the ASL sign for "interpret" indicates that this performance provides ASL interpretation

Great Lakes Theater's 2021 production of

Roger Bean's The Marvelous Wonderettes

Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Off-Broadway's Effervescent '50s Jukebox Musical

on The Parker Hannifin stage at Playhouse Square's Hanna Theatre

at 2067 E. 14th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Performing Interpreters: Colleen Ticherich, Ariana Zimcosky, & Betty Bridgewater

***To request tickets at a special discounted price for Deaf audience members:

Contact Kelly Schaffer Florian by email (KFlorian@greatlakestheater.org) or by phone (216-453-4443)


A logo showing two hands representing the ASL sign for "interpret" indicates that this performance provides ASL interpretation

An original Fine Arts Association's 2022 production

Fine Arts Association's Alice in Danceland

Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 2:00 PM

An exciting new venture combining FAA's Theatre Department and Dance Department.

on The Fine Arts Association stage in Willougbhy

38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Performing Interpreters: Erin LaFountain, Christine Anastasia Mason, & TBD

To purchase tickets call Customer Service (440-951-7500) for seats where you can view the interpretation.

... Stay tuned for more sign-interpreted performances in Summer 2022!

We can't wait to see you back again!