NEW! Upcoming
Sign-Interpreted Performances by
The HeArd

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

The 2022 Playhouse Square Children's Theatre Series production of

Enchantment Theatre Company's
Peter Rabbit Tales
Based on the original Peter Rabbit books by Beatrix Potter

Wednesday November 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM
(special performance just for schools)
Performing Interpreters for school performance
Erin LaFountain & Betty Bridgewater

Saturday November 5, 2022 at 11:00 AM
(public matinee performance)
on the stage of the Mimi Ohio Theatre
in Cleveland's Playhouse Square

1511 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Performing Interpreters for public matinee
Erin LaFountain & Colleen Ticherich

*To request tickets call Moira Beale at (216) 640-8608 and ask for seats where you can see the interpretation

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

The 2022 Great Lakes Theater production of

William Shakespeare's
Romeo and Juliet

Sunday November 6, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Shakespeare’s powerful, poetic tale of star-crossed lovers
on the Parker Hannifin Stage at the Hanna Theatre
in Downtown Cleveland's Playhouse Square

2067 E. 14th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Performing Interpreters
Rachel Cornacchione, Karen Schiller, & 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

The Cleveland State University Department of Theatre & Dance 2022 production of

Stephen Sondheim's
Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Thursday November 10, 2022 at 7:30 PM

The full musical production of the infamous tale
On the stage of the Allen Theatre
in Downtown Cleveland's Playhouse Square
1407 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Performing Interpreters
Doug Braun, Rachel Hollander, & Colleen Ticherich

To get tickets:

  • Click here to go to "Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street" ticket page. Click on the "+" to scroll down to the November 10th event, and select Buy Tickets

  • For a $5 discount with the November 10th interpreted performance only, enter this promo code: ASL

  • The event is general admission, so you can purchase tickets and arrive early to find your preferred seating with a view of the interpretation and the stage performance.

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

The Cleveland Play House 2022 production of

Lauren Yee's
The Great Leap

Friday November 11, 2022 at 7:30 PM

1989. An American college basketball team travels for a “friendship game” against a Chinese squad
Upon the stage of The Outcalt Theatre in Playhouse Square
1407 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Performing Interpreters
Erin LaFountain & Travis Nguyen

To get reduced-cost $25 tickets for The Great Leap: CPH has partnered with The HeArd and the Cleveland Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to provide select ASL-interpreted performances during our 2022-23 Season. Patrons who would like to attend these performances should use the ASL promo code when purchasing their tickets to ensure they will be in view of the interpreters.

  • Click here to go to the The Great Leap webpage

  • Click the orange "purchase tickets" link and select The Great Leap

  • Look for "Have a Promo Code?" and enter this code: ASL

  • Scroll down to find "The Great Leap Friday, 2022-11-11 7:30 PM" for your discounted tickets

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

The 2022 Playhouse Square production of

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats
Sunday November 20, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Rediscover CATS—the beloved musical with breathtaking music— including the famous "Memory."
on the stage at the Connor Palace
in downtown Cleveland's historic Playhouse Square
1
615 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

Performing Interpreters
Merry Beth Pietila & Colleen Ticherich

*To purchase tickets: Call the Ticket Office by phone (216) 241-6000 and ask for seats where you can view the sign interpretation.

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

The 2022 Great Lakes Theater production

Charles Dickens'
A Christmas Carol
Sunday November 27, 2022 at 3:00 PM
(public matinee performance workshop)
Wednesday November 30, 2022 at 11:00 AM
(sensory-friendly performance)

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
Melissa Bloom & 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

The 2022 Near West Theatre production of

Meredith Willson's
The Music Man
Thursday December 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM

A fast-talking salesman comes to town to sell instruments and uniforms but winds up falling in love
On the Near West Theatre stage in Cleveland's Gordon Square Arts District
6702 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Performing Interpreters
Merry Beth Pietila, Vince Reddy, Karen Schiller, & Colleen Ticherich
Understudy Interpreter
Sara Ralston

Tickets are affordable, with a suggested donation of $15 or pay what you can. To get your seats:

  • Click on this link and scroll down to the December 1 "Buy Tickets" 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

The 2022 Fine Arts Association production of
Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein's
Cinderella
Sunday December 18, 2022 at 2:00 PM

The classic 1957 version of this beautiful tale originally written for television
on The Fine Arts Association stage in Willougbhy
38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Performing Interpreters
Erin LaFountain, Ariana Zimcosky, Melissa Bloom, & TBD
Understudy Interpreter
Sara Ralston

To purchase tickets:

  • Click here to order online

  • Or call customer service (440-951-7500) and ask 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

The 2022 Talespinner Children's Theatre production of

Jerome Hairston's stage adaptation of
A Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats
Sunday December 18, 2022 at 3:00 PM

The wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, and finding a special treasure
On the stage of the Reinberger Auditorium at the Centers for Families and Children
in Cleveland's Gordon Square Arts District
5209 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102

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

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

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

The 2023 Playhouse Square production of
Scott Brown, Anthony King, & Eddie Perfect's
Beetlejuice the Musical
Saturday January 21, 2022 at 1:30 PM

Based on Tim Burton's dearly beloved film
on the stage at the Connor Palace
in downtown Cleveland's historic Playhouse Square
1
615 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

Performing Interpreters
Ariana Zimcosky & Rachel Hollander

*To purchase tickets: Call the Ticket Office by phone (216) 241-6000 and ask for seats where you can view the sign interpretation.

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

The 2023 Playhouse Square Children's Theatre Series production of
Ashli St. Armant's North
NORTH is based on actual accounts of slave escapes through the Underground Railroad network.

Wednesday February 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM
(special performance just for schools)
on the stage of the Mimi Ohio Theatre
in Cleveland's Playhouse Square
1511 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Performing Interpreters
Karen Schiller & TBD

*To request tickets 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 2023 Playhouse Square Children's Theatre Series production of
Todd Parr's
It's Okay to Be Different
With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Todd Parr explores important and timely subjects

on the stage of the Mimi Ohio Theatre
in Cleveland's Playhouse Square
1511 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Tuesday February 7, 2023 at 11:30 AM
(sensory-friendly performance)
Performing Interpreters
Debi Cohen & Clarice Craig-Mavec

Wednesday February 8, 2023 at 10:00 AM
(special performance just for schools)
Performing Interpreters
Debi Cohen & Rachel Hollander

Saturday February 11, 2023 at 11:00 AM
(public matinee performance workshop)
Performing Interpreters
Debi Cohen & Clarice Craig-Mavec

*To request tickets to any of these performances 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 2023 Playhouse Square production of
Anaïs Mitchell's
Hadestown
Saturday February 11, 2023 at 1:30 PM

COME SEE HOW THE WORLD COULD BE.
on the stage at the Connor Palace
in downtown Cleveland's historic Playhouse Square
1615 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

Performing Interpreters
Rachel Hollander & Karen Schiller

*To purchase tickets: Call the Ticket Office by phone (216) 241-6000 and ask for seats where you can view the sign interpretation.

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

The 2023 Fine Arts Association production of
Joseph Robinette's
Jungle Book
Sunday February 26, 2023 at 2:00 PM

Based on the book by Rudyard Kipling
on The Fine Arts Association stage in Willougbhy
38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Performing Interpreters
Betty Bridgewater, Clarice Craig-Mavec, Merry Beth Pietila, & TBD
Understudy Interpreter
Sara Ralston

To purchase tickets:

  • Click here to order online

  • Or call customer service (440-951-7500) and ask 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

The 2023 Playhouse Square Children's Theatre Series production of
Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler's
The Gruffalo
A musical adaptation of the book

on the stage of the Mimi Ohio Theatre
in Cleveland's Playhouse Square
1511 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Wednesday March 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM
(special performance just for schools)

Saturday March 4, 2023 at 11:00 AM
(public matinee performance)

Sunday March 5, 2023 at 11:30 AM
(sensory-friendly performance)

Performing Interpreters for all of these shows
Erin Lafountain & Merry Beth Pietila

*To request tickets to any of these performances 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 2023 Great Lakes Theater production of

Kate Hamill's adaptation of Jane Austen's novel
Sense and Sensibility

Sunday March 5, 2023 at 3:00 PM

A Delightfully Austen-tatious Romantic Comedy
on the Parker Hannifin Stage at the Hanna Theatre
in Downtown Cleveland's Playhouse Square
2067 E. 14th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Performing Interpreters
Vince Reddy, Colleen Ticherich, & Ariana Zimcosky

*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 2023 Talespinner Children's Theatre production of

T. Paul Lowry's
Hook & Smee
Sunday March 26, 2023 at 3:00 PM

In honor of ten years of shows, welcome back a popular Talespinner Children's Theatre show
On the stage of the Reinberger Auditorium at the Centers for Families and Children
in Cleveland's Gordon Square Arts District
5209 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Performing Interpreters
Colleen Ticherich & TBD

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

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

The 2023 Great Lakes Theater production of

William Shakespeare's
As You Like It

Sunday April 2, 2023 at 3:00 PM

Comic twists and turns abound in the fertile Forest of Arden
on the Parker Hannifin Stage at the Hanna Theatre
in Downtown Cleveland's Playhouse Square
2067 E. 14th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Performing Interpreters
Christine Anastasia Mason & TBD

*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 2023 Fine Arts Association production of
Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett's
The Diary of Anne Frank
Sunday April 30, 2023 at 2:00 PM

An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic.
On The Fine Arts Association stage in Willougbhy
38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Performing Interpreters
Ariana Zimcosky & TBD
Understudy Interpreter
Sara Ralston

To purchase tickets:

  • Click here to order online

  • Or call customer service (440-951-7500) and ask 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

The 2023 Playhouse Square Children's Theatre Series production of
Step Afrika's
Step Afrika!
The Company’s self-titled work introduces audiences to the tradition of stepping

on the stage of the KeyBank State Theatre
in Cleveland's Playhouse Square
1519 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Tuesday May 2, 2023 at 10:00 AM
(special performance just for schools)

Performing Interpreters
Clarice Craig Mavec & Betty Bridgewater

Wednesday May 3, 2023 at 10:00 AM
(special performance just for schools)
Performing Interpreters
Vince Reddy & Betty Bridgewater

Saturday May 6, 2023 at 12:30 PM
(public matinee performance)
Performing Interpreters

Clarice Craig Mavec & Betty Bridgewater

*To request tickets to these performances 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 2023 Playhouse Square Children's Theatre Series production of
Barbara Park's
Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School
Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style

on the stage of the Mimi Ohio Theatre
in Cleveland's Playhouse Square
1511 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Wednesday May 3, 2023 at 10:00 AM
(special performance just for schools)

Saturday May 6, 2023 at 11:00 AM
(public matinee performance)

Performing Interpreters for both shows
Erin LaFountain & Sara Ralston

*To request tickets to these performances 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 2023 Playhouse Square Children's Theatre Series production of
Windmill Theatre Co's
Hiccup
Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style

on the stage of the Mimi Ohio Theatre
in Cleveland's Playhouse Square
1511 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Wednesday May 3, 2023 at 10:00 AM
(special performance just for schools)

Performing Interpreters
Doug Braun & Vince Reddy

Saturday May 6, 2023 at 11:00 AM
(public matinee performance)

Performing Interpreters
Doug Braun & Colleen Ticherich

*To request tickets to these performances 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 2023 Great Lakes Theater production of

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

Sunday May 21, 2023 at 3:00 PM

This Tony-winning musical showcases the infectious energy and masterful stylings of the legendary jazz musician Thomas “Fats” Waller
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, Colleen Ticherich, & Ariana Zimcosky

*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 2023 Fine Arts Association production of
Des McAnuff & Pete Townshend's
The Who's Tommy
Sunday April 30, 2023 at 2:00 PM

This classic Rock Opera follows Tommy, who was left “deaf, dumb, and blind,” by a tragedy in his early life.
On The Fine Arts Association stage in Willougbhy
38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Performing Interpreters
Erin LaFountain, Christine Anastasia Mason, Merry Beth Pietila, & Vince Reddy

To purchase tickets:

  • Click here to order online

  • Or call customer service (440-951-7500) and ask 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

The 2023 Talespinner Children's Theatre production of

An Original Talespinner Work
Everything I Feel
Sunday July 23, 2023 at 3:00 PM

A new devised piece especially for our youngest audience members.
On the stage of the Reinberger Auditorium at the Centers for Families and Children
in Cleveland's Gordon Square Arts District
5209 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Performing Interpreters TBD

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

... Stay tuned for more sign-interpreted performances for the 2022/2023 season!
We can't wait to see you back again!