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Review: Next To Normal at TrueNorth (CLEVELAND SCENE)

Pitch-Perfect ‘Next to Normal’ Dazzles at TrueNorth Cultural Arts “Sometimes, this job takes you by surprise. Sometimes, you’re enjoying a pleasant, sunny Sunday afternoon and you walk into a theater to see a matinee rendition of a show you’ve seen done splendidly three other times. So expectations are not very high. And then, you’re blown […]

2013 HBTI CP

Looking Back: Reflections on the First Summer of Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute

Considering that it was our inaugural year at Cleveland’s Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute, a pre-professional summer training program, things went exceptionally smoothly.  The kids swarmed in, far exceeding my expectations.  I suspect that this was due, in part, to the excellent reputations of our staff of instructors, and the work many of us did when […]


Review: West Side Story at TrueNorth (RAVE AND PAN)

“It takes guts to stage West Side Story…big challenges, however, never faze director Fred Sternfeld, who moves large masses of people with the decisive precision of Alaric the Visigoth. And Sternfeld is the major domo of this largely successful production at the TrueNorth Theater inSheffield Village.” — Christine Howey, RAVE AND PAN   Full article