Wednesday, December 6, 2023



December 5-10, 2023

216-241-6000 or

Roy Berko

The touring production was quite adequate, but could have been so much more with stronger direction, better technical aspects and a stronger cast.  The opening night audience as on their feet at the end in spite of the performance and technical issues.

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

Howard Gollop

The latest teased-up sensation comes from one of those second-run, non-union touring companies designed for overnight stops and week-long runs. Although the resulting economy of the production value for this Cleveland run is occasionally apparent, the original artistry of the original designers -- David Rockwell on sets, William Ivey Long on costumes and especially Patrick W. Lord on a spectacular video design -- mostly maintains the look and feel as full-blown Broadway.

To see a full review of this show, read Howard Gollop's review here.

Mark Horning

There are scant five shows left on this way too brief tour stop at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio so order your tickets quickly as this show will quickly sell out. This production combines the best of heart and soul with a strong back beat and a huge cast in size and talent. You will hear the bells!

To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's Review here.

Chris Howey

This is an early stop on the 45-city tour for this non-equity production, but it glistens in almost every respect—from spot-on performances to dances that make you want to move. As the show says in its concluding, standing ovation number: "You Can't Stop the Beat."

To see a full review of this show, read Chris Howey's Review here.

Kate Klotzbach

The best parts about the national tour of HAIRSPRAY are the visuals and choreography. With plenty of vibrant colors and groovy moves, this vibrant assault on the eyes will keep audiences entranced for the full 2 hours of the show.

To see a full review of this show, read Kate's posts here.