Stageworks Community theater comes to Cleveland
Feb 06, 2013 | 690 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It has been several years since Cleveland has had the pleasure of having a community theater in town. In January 2011, a small group of people began the journey toward starting a new theater.

StageWorks of Cleveland hit the ground running in February and immediately made connections with other community organizations to help advise and guide.

In March the group held its first public forum meetings to get the word out. Since then, the first fundraising gala was, which enjoyed a great turnout from the community. Plans are under way for a second gala.

In little less than a year the group is getting ready to present its second. The show being prepared is “Alibis” by Peter Kennedy.

The play is a Murder Mystery with a comedic twist. Those familiar with the 1980s movie “Clue” or the board game by the same name will recognize a resemblance in story line and characters. This play involves a crazy butler, a detective wannabe and many other twists and turns.

“Alibis” is a show that will leave the audience wondering “whodunit” with a few laughs. The show is directed by Michael Myers, who said this show has been one of his favorites since starring as Sandy Lynxe back in middle school.

StageWorks will present “Alibis” at Cleveland State Community College in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Building. The first weekend of shows will be Feb. 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. with matinee performances at 3 p.m. on Feb. 9, 10 and 16.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students with a valid ID and for groups of 10 or more, $10 for each person.

Tickets are available from the StageWorks website: (where you can also find out more about the group); or at the door.

A “Buy-One-Get-One-Half” special will be Feb. 14 and 15 — two adult tickets for $22 or two student tickets for $15. Shows will start at 8 p.m.

The cast, crew and director have been working hard to get the show together and are eager to present it to the Cleveland community. Stageworks members say “Thank you” to everyone for their support.