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

A 2024 Playhouse Square Children's Theater Series production
Bill Blagg's
Magic in Motion

In this highly visual, interactive magic science show, students will be on the edge of their seats!
At the Mimi Ohio Theatre
in Cleveland's Playhouse Square
1511 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Wednesday February 7, 2024 at 10:00 AM
(special performance just for schools)

Performing Interpreters
Betty Bridgewater & Erin LaFountain

To book a school field trip please complete the online 2023-2023 School Field Trip Order Form
and note on the form that students and/or staff need access to the sign language interpretation, so they will be seated properly.   If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Education Hotline at 216-348-7909 or schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org.

Cleveland Metropolitan School District teachers: Thanks to a generous donation from the KeyBank Foundation, a limited number of free and reduced-cost tickets are available for CMSD schools and approved partnered schools (view eligibility list). Contact us at 216-348-7909 or schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org for ordering instructions.

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

The 2024 Fine Arts Association production of
Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS
Sunday February 25, 2024 at 2:00 PM

Based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot
on The Corning Auditorium stage at the Fine Arts Association
38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio  44094

Performing Interpreters
Merry Beth Pietila, Clarice Craig-Mavec, & Colleen Ticherich

*To purchase tickets: 

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

A 2024 Playhouse Square Education Department Social Justice Series production
Shaun Boothe’s
The Unauthorized Biography Series

Wednesday February 28, 2024 at 10:00 AM
(special performance just for schools) 

Combining biographical hip-hop songs and documentary-style music videos for an explosive presentation

at the Mimi Ohio Theatre in Cleveland's Playhouse Square
1511 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. 44113

Performing interpreters
Erin LaFountain & Doug Braun

To book a school field trip please complete the online 2023-2023 School Field Trip Order Form
and note on the form that students and/or staff need access to the sign language interpretation, so they will be seated properly.   If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Education Hotline at 216-348-7909 or schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org.

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

The Cleveland State University Department of Theatre & Dance 2024 production of

Holly Holsinger & Chris Szajbert's
Ancestra

Thursday February 29, 2024 at 7:30 PM

This original production for the first show of the Spring 2024 semester is a celebration of women.


On the stage of the Outcalt Theatre

in Cleveland's Playhouse Square Arts District

1407 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Performing Interpreters
Colleen Ticherich & TBD

To purchase tickets for "Ancestra" at a reduced price of only $5, use the discount code ASL

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

The Cleveland Play House 2024 production of

Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, & Henry Shields's
The Play That Goes Wrong

Friday March 1, 2023 at 7:30 PM

Get ready for a night of mishaps, mischief, and madcap mania!
On the stage of the Allen Theatre
in Cleveland's Playhouse Square Arts District
1407 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Performing Interpreters
Rachel Hollander & Ariana Zimcosky

To attend this performance of "The Play That Goes Wrong":

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

The 2024 Great Lakes Theater production of
Agatha Christie's
Murder on the Orient Express
Sunday March 3, 2024 at 3:00 PM

The Famous Hercule Poirot Mystery
on the Parker Hannifin Stage at the Hanna Theatre
in Downtown Cleveland's Playhouse Square
2067 E. 14th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Performing Interpreters
Erin LaFountain, Ariana Zimcosky, & 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

A 2024 Playhouse Square Children's Theater Series production
Andrea Beaty's
Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends

A fun musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect, and Ada Twist, Scientist.
At the Mimi Ohio Theatre
in Cleveland's Playhouse Square
1511 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Wednesday March 6, 2024 at 10:00 AM
(special performance just for schools) 

Saturday March 9, 2024 at 11:00 AM
(public matinée performance)

Both performances interpreted by
Betty Bridgewater & Debi Cohen

To book a school field trip please complete the online 2023-2023 School Field Trip Order Form
and note on the form that students and/or staff need access to the sign language interpretation, so they will be seated properly.   If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Education Hotline at 216-348-7909 or schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org.

*To request tickets to the public performance:
Call Moira Beale at (216) 640-8608 and ask for seats where you can see the interpretation 

Cleveland Metropolitan School District teachers: Thanks to a generous donation from the KeyBank Foundation, a limited number of free and reduced-cost tickets are available for CMSD schools and approved partnered schools (view eligibility list). Contact us at 216-348-7909 or schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org for ordering instructions.

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

The 2024 Talespinner Children's Theatre production of

Matt de la Peña's
Last Stop on Market Street
Sunday March 17, 2024 at 3:00 PM

This is one hip-hop, eclectic, heart-thumpin’, toe-tapppin’ joy ride!
Staged in the heart of the Greater Cleveland
at the Rainey Institute in Cleveland, Ohio

Performing Interpreters
Colleen Ticherich & Peter Parsons

**Tickets are "Pay What You Choose" and seating is general admission in an intimate, friendly space.  So come early and choose your preferred seats with a good view of the interpretation and the performance.

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

The 2024 Great Lakes Theater production of
William Shakespeare's
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Sunday April 7, 2024 at 3:00 PM

Shakespeare's Uproarious Battle of the Sexes
on the Parker Hannifin Stage at the Hanna Theatre
in Downtown Cleveland's Playhouse Square
2067 E. 14th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Performing Interpreters
Melissa Bloom, Christine Anastasia Mason, & Vince Reddy

Creative Sign Consultant
Jean Mendis

*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

The Cleveland Play House 2024 production of

Peter Shaffer's
Amadeus

Friday April 26, 2024 at 7:30 PM

While chasing fame and fortune, we learn how Salieri becomes obsessed with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
On the stage of the Outcalt Theatre
in Cleveland's Playhouse Square Arts District
1407 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Performing Interpreters
Rachel Hollander, Karen Schiller, & Colleen Ticherich

To attend this performance of "Amadeus":

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

A 2024 Playhouse Square Education Department Social Justice Series production
The Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, Jacqueline Woodson’s
Show Way, the Musical

Wednesday May 1, 2024 at 10:00 AM
(special performance just for schools) 

Saturday May 4, 2024 at 11:00 AM
(public matinee performance) 

This moving, lyrical account pays tribute to women in Woodson’s own family.
at the Mimi Ohio Theatre in Cleveland's Playhouse Square
1511 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. 44113

Both performances interpreted by
Clarice Craig-Mavec & Betty Bridgewater

To book a school field trip please complete the online 2023-2023 School Field Trip Order Form
and note on the form that students and/or staff need access to the sign language interpretation, so they will be seated properly.   If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Education Hotline at 216-348-7909 or schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org.

*To request tickets to the public performance:
Call Moira Beale at (216) 640-8608 and ask for seats where you can see the interpretation 

Cleveland Metropolitan School District teachers: Thanks to a generous donation from the KeyBank Foundation, a limited number of free and reduced-cost tickets are available for CMSD schools and approved partnered schools (view eligibility list). Contact us at 216-348-7909 or schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org for ordering instructions.

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

The 2024 Great Lakes Theater production of
Ted Swindley's
Always... Patsy Cline
Sunday May 19, 2024 at 3:00 PM

Enjoy the touching true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with a fan
on the Parker Hannifin Stage at the Hanna Theatre
in Downtown Cleveland's Playhouse Square
2067 E. 14th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Performing Interpreters
Doug Braun, Rachel Hollander, & 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

The Cleveland Play House 2024 production of

Lin Manuel Miranda & Quiera Alegría Hudes's
In the Heights

Friday May 31, 2024 at 7:30 PM

Lin Manuel-Miranda’s music-filled love letter to the community of his youth
On the stage of the Allen Theatre
in Cleveland's Playhouse Square Arts District
1407 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Performing Interpreters
Erin LaFountain, Ariana Zimcosky, & Colleen Ticherich

To attend this performance of "In the Heights":

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

The 2024 Fine Arts Association production of
Dean Pitchford & Walter Bobbie's stage adaptation of
Footloose
Sunday June 30, 2023 at 2:00 PM

Featuring music by ERIC CARMEN, SAMMY HAGAR, KENNY LOGGINS, and JIM STENMAN
on The Corning Auditorium stage at the Fine Arts Association
38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio  44094

Performing Interpreters
Erin LaFountain, Doug Braun, Jean Mendis, Colleen Ticherich, & TBD

*To purchase tickets: 

... Ready for MORE sign-interpreted performances for the 2023-2024 season?
Check back now and then, 'cause we always pick up new shows!
See you out there!