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On the heels of audiences returning to theaters at Playhouse Square for the first time in 15 months, the theater has announced a run of "The Choir of Man" will go on for two weeks longer than originally planned.
The announcement, made on Monday, came after of the opening night performance of the musical, in which the show's cast announced the extension, then led the audience out of the theater to Euclid Avenue for an encore performance under the GE Chandelier.
From the stage, Playhouse Square President & CEO Gina Vernaci shared how planning began in October to bring THE CHOIR OF MAN to the Mimi Ohio Theatre stage this June. Vernaci also noted how the 100-year-old Mimi Ohio was one of the first theaters to open at Playhouse Square in the wake of the Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1901. It was the first to reopen after the performing arts center’s historic theaters were saved from the wrecking ball in the 1970s and now is once again the first to reopen.
"The Choir of Man" will now run through July 25. Tickets are $59 - $79 and are available HERE or by calling 216-241-6000. For the performances through July 11, there will be limited capacity and seating will be sold in pods of one through six seats per performance. After July 11, seating capacity will still be limited, but seats will no longer be sold in those socially-distanced pods.
The most up-to-date information about Playhouse Square’s health and safety protocols is available at playhousesquare.org/safety.
“THE CHOIR OF MAN is fun and celebratory – the perfect way to start this summer,” described Vernaci. “This 90-minute show without intermission will leave you wanting to continue the festivities on any one of the beautiful patios in the Playhouse Square District.”
Creator, director and co-producer Nic Doodson stated, “THE CHOIR OF MAN has loved Cleveland since we first toured the states in 2018 so we are thrilled to sit down at Playhouse Square for a little while. For this run, the show will be even bigger and better because our nine lads will be joined onstage by a live band. Expect more energy, more music and more pints!”
Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN features a cast of world-class tap dancers, singers, and instrumentalists celebrating a range of popular artists and musical styles, from Paul Simon and Adele to Queen and Red Hot Chili Peppers and more.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The video in the player below is from a previous story.