Sunday, February 24, 2013

February 22-March 10, 2013
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Bob Abelman

Noël Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” is the comedic equivalent of a dry martini.  Comprised of urbane smugness, just a hint of slapstick and stirred (the worlds created by Noël Coward are never shaken), the play is considered low-shelf stuff compared to Cowards’ more successful “Private Lives” and “Hay Fever.”  It is, however, still clever, caustic and particularly funny in the hands of Great Lakes Theater.

To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's News-Herald article here.

Roy Berko

Nöel Coward’s BLITHE SPIRIT is one of those magical epics that delights audiences.  Great Lakes Theater is blessed with some excellent female leads who help make the show a smile fest, though it should have been the laugh fest created by the master. 

To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

Fran Heller

Coward's laser-sharp wit and rapier dialogue reach their apotheosis in "Blithe Spirit, " a modern classic that still delights more than 70 years later.
The enchanting production at Great Lakes Theater provides ample proof of the play's enduring charm.

To see a full review of this show, read Fran Heller's review at the Cleveland Jewish News

Christine Howey

This wan production Blithe Spirit at Great lakes Theatre generates more faint smiles than laugh-out-loud moments. With a couple notable exceptions, the actors and director Charles Fee seem more intent on nailing a precise Coward-ian cadence to the speech than in developing real characters we can relate to and laugh with.

To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan


Great Lakes Theater is alive and well with the hilarious BLITHE SPIRIT, a Nöel Coward play about, of all things, a dead ex-wife.

To see a full review of this show, read Kory's blog here.

Andrea Simakis

So raise a glass to this supernatural m nage + trois and a play [BLITHE SPIRIT] that crackles with life 71 years after it was first performed. Cheers, darling!

To see a full review of this show, read Andrea Simakis' blog or visit here.