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

Cleveland State University Department of Theatre & Dance 2021 production of

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit

Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 7:30 PM

A new adaptation of the classic comedy in present-day Long Island
on The Outcalt Theatre stage in Playhouse Square
at 1407 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Performing Interpreters: Patte Bettis-Eddie, Erin LaFountain, & Merry Beth Pietila
To purchase tickets online click here

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, October 31, 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) 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

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) 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

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
upon 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
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
***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 '50's Jukebox Musical
upon 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!