Playhouse Square Upcoming Events

Scheduled Events

Hay Fever

Dates: 3/16/2007 - 4/21/2007

It's a quiet weekend at the country home of the delectably dysfunctional Bliss family...that is, until an outrageous assortment of unsuspecting houseguests begin to arrive.

Katt Williams

Dates: 3/17/2007 - 4/1/2007

Comedian Katt Williams returns to the State Theatre.


Dates: 3/20/2007 - 4/1/2007

LEGENDS!, a comedy by Tony® Award-winning author, James Kirkwood (author of A Chorus Line), centers on two somewhat desperate and waning movie stars named Sylvia (played by Joan Collins) and Leatrice (played by Linda Evans).

The Tempest

Dates: 3/30/2007 - 4/20/2007

Tempted by spirits, teased by sprites, and tormented by monsters, a King and his party, shipwrecked on a mysterious enchanted island, must face the wrath of the conjurer, Prospero - a man they marooned and betrayed years ago.

Widespread Panic

Dates: 3/31/2007 - 3/31/2007

"When we started out, our only intention was to create an environment where the audience could feel free to let their own inspiration flow through them," says Widespread Panic guitarist and lead vocalist John Bell.


Dates: 4/4/2007 - 4/4/2007

Celtic Woman is the realisation of a dream for Composer and Musical Director, David Downes and Show Producer, Sharon Browne. Together with Dave Kavanagh, Executive Producer of the Show, they created Celtic Woman to feature the very special talents of four young Irish female vocalists and a very exciting young fiddle player.

Harry Connick Jr.

Dates: 4/9/2007 - 4/9/2007

It has been a year of triumph for Harry Connick, Jr., with his universally heralded appearance in the celebrated revival of The Pajama Game. Even with his focus on Broadway, however, thoughts of his home town have never been far from Connick's mind.


Dates: 4/10/2007 - 4/22/2007

Combining all-time favorite Elvis Presley songs with a surefire rock'n'roll story, All Shook Up tells the romantic tale of how a young girl's dream comes true when a guitar-playin' roustabout rides into a square state and turns the town upside down with his hip-swivelin', lip-curlin'and sexy song singin'.


Dates: 4/13/2007 - 4/14/2007

Award-winning films on mountain culture, environment and adventure from the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

Tony Kushner & George C. Wolfe

Dates: 4/17/2007 - 4/17/2007

Together they made magic on the stage with Angels in America, Parts I and II. Kushner, the playwright, and Wolfe, the director gave audiences "the most important play of the last decade" according to The New Yorker. To have two award-winning artists of this magnitude on the same page makes this a very special night. Their seperate contributions to the arts are many and awe inspiring.


Dates: 4/20/2007 - 4/28/2007

Conducted by Paul Nadler. Directed by Jeannette Aster.  Salome-Lise Lindstrom; Jokanaan-Stephen Powell; Herodias-Luretta Bybee.   She will kiss John the Baptist.


Dates: 4/20/2007 - 4/20/2007

Born Anthony Dominick Benedetto on August 13, 1926 he is an american popular music, standards and jazz singer who is widely considered to be one of the best interpretative singers in these genres.

Chris Botti / Steve Tyrell

Dates: 4/21/2007 - 4/21/2007

Chris Botti is a jazz trumpeter and composer.  Steve Tyrell (opening act) is a pop/jazz vocalist, producer and composer.

Charles Mingus "Epitaph"

Dates: 4/27/2007 - 4/27/2007

Charles Mingus was an American jazz bassist, composer, bandleader and occasonal pianist.  Epitaph is considered by many to be the masterwork of Charles Mingus.


Dates: 4/28/2007 - 4/28/2007

"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best-loved stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!

Dianne Reeves & George Duke

Dates: 4/28/2007 - 4/28/2007

Dianne Reeves is an American jazz vocalist and considered to be one of the most important female jazz singers of our time.  George Duke (opening act) is a piano synthesizer pioneer.

David Copperfield

Dates: 5/4/2007 - 5/5/2007

David Copperfield has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as the greatest magician in the world.


Dates: 5/4/2007 - 5/6/2007

Join Diego, Nick Jr.'s action adventure hero, as he sets out in his brand new live show, GO, DIEGO, GO LIVE! THE GREAT JAGUAR RESCUE!

Don Cheadle & John Prendergast

Dates: 5/5/2007 - 5/5/2007

Don Cheadle, star of Hotel Rwanda and Crash, and John Prendergast, Senior Advisor at the International Crisis Group, will discuss the genocide in Darfur and the mounting humanitarian crises throughout the world.

Brian McKnight and Joe

Dates: 5/6/2007 - 5/6/2007

Ladies, be prepared to swoon, as singers Brian McKnight and Joe take the stage. Brian McKnight is a songwriter, multitalented musician, arranger and producer.

THE RAT PACK - Live at the Sands

Dates: 5/8/2007 - 5/20/2007

THE RAT PACK - Live at the Sands is the hottest and coolest party in town.

Norah Jones

Dates: 5/9/2007 - 5/9/2007

Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30, 1979) is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and occasional actress.

Love In The Nick of Tyme

Dates: 5/10/2007 - 5/12/2007

New from 5-time NAACP Award-winning playwright David E. Talbert comes the most anticipated stageplay ever!

Axis of Evil Comedy Tour

Dates: 5/11/2007 - 5/11/2007

The Axis of Evil Comedy Show is an ongoing comedy tour started in November of 2005 in Washington D.C.   This show features Ahmed Ahmed (Punk'd), Aron Kader (Premium Blend) and Maz Jobrani (The Interpreter).

Baron Rabinovitsj

Dates: 5/12/2007 - 5/12/2007

Baron Rabinovitsj is a play! No, Baron Rabinovitsj is a concert! No, it's a play! No, it's a concert!

Elmore Leonard

Dates: 5/17/2007 - 5/17/2007

Citizens for Cuyahoga County Public presents The New York Times Best-Selling Author Elmore Leonard discussing his new release Up in Honey's Room on stage with guest interviewer Michael Heaton The Plain Dealer's Minister of Culture.


Dates: 5/17/2007 - 5/17/2007

One of the most influential figures in alternative rock, Morrissey's legendarily sensitive, melancholy persona made him a highly polarizing icon, reviled in some quarters with nearly the same intensity he inspired in his passionately devoted fans.

George Carlin

Dates: 5/18/2007 - 5/18/2007

George Carlin returns to Playhouse Square.

Peace Officers Memorial Tattoo

Dates: 5/19/2007 - 5/19/2007

Don't miss this evening of pageantry and patriotic music by Pipes and Drums of various police departments from NYPD to Chicago and Canada, featuring our very own Cleveland Police pipes and drums, the United States Marine Corp band, brass bands and Irish Dancers.

Charlie Wilson

Dates: 5/19/2007 - 5/19/2007

As lead singer for the Gap Band, Charlie Wilson sang on four number one R&B hits: "Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)," "Early in the Morning," "Outstanding," "Addicted to Your Love," as well as "You Dropped a Bomb on Me."


Dates: 5/20/2007 - 5/20/2007

The Singing Angels, Cleveland world-renowned youth chorus, will perform thier newest spring concert, "Thank You For The Music".


Dates: 5/23/2007 - 5/23/2007

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today, and with its unique jazz sound, is also considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time.


Dates: 6/12/2007 - 6/24/2007

If you don't want to see this show because it's "ONE OF THE LIVELIEST, FUNNIEST, BEST-PERFORMED MUSICALS IN YEARS!" (New York Post)

Heavenly Voices - Cancelled

Dates: 7/23/2007 - 7/23/2007

This performance has been cancelled.

Songs you know, Music you love, Voices that lift the spirit.-- Heavenly Voices spotlights the soaring vocal artistry of Ryland Angel, Giorgia Fumanti, and Sasha & Shawna in a remarkable recital of intimate songs -- "Amazing Grace," "Ave Maria," "When I Fall in Love," "The Way We Were" and Sting's "Fields of Gold" are just five gems.


Dates: 8/2/2007 - 9/9/2007

Cleveland's best-loved musical returns