Friday, March 11, 2011
On Saturday, March 5th we were invited to see the play "Shrek" at Playhouse Square with PJ and Mario Hegelwald. Mario snatched up some tickets from his work ... thus we got to sit in the box seats.
The play had amazing sets and costumes. I couldn't take pictures after it began, but here is a pic of the stage before.
The lobby of the Palace Theatre is beautiful. It is one of five historic theatres in Cleveland's Playhouse Square. The Allen, Hanna, Ohio, State and Palace. Playhouse Square is one of Cleveland's jewels which was boarded up in the early '70s. The vision of a few community leaders became a reality when restoration began in July of 1982 and by the end of the 1980's two of the four theatres opened for business while restoration continued on the others. The last of the beauties, the Hanna was finally finished in 2008. Today, Playhouse Square's multiple performance spaces together comprise the world's largest theater restoration project and our nations's largest performing arts center outside of New York.