Cleveland Play House Centennial Celebration Open House

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Wed Nov 11th 2015
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Cleveland Play House Centennial

We want to take this opportunity to congratulate the Cleveland Play House on their centennial, and for earning the 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award!

Cleveland Play House's 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award
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Cleveland Play House's overview & mission:

Cleveland Play House, recipient of the 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award and founded in 1915, is America's first professional regional theatre. Throughout its rich history, CPH has remained dedicated to its mission to inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences in Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards. CPH has produced more than 100 world and/or American premieres, and over its long history more than 12 million people have attended over 1,600 productions. Today, Cleveland Play House celebrates its centennial while performing in three state-of-the art venues at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland.

Mission

To inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences across Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards.

Vision

To be a premier American regional theatre that is welcoming, diverse, distinctive, bold, thrilling and essential to our community.

Centennial Celebration Open House

Cleveland Play House Community Open House
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We were fortunate to be able to attend the Cleveland Play House (@ClevePlayHouse) Community Open House on Saturday, October 24, 2015, which was part of their Centennial Celebration Weekend.

 

 

We also wanted to note that the Cleveland Play House invited other local theatres to have booths at the open house. We don't list them all here, but you will see many of them mentioned in our tweets.

Melissa Hubbard's presentation on Cleveland Play House scrapbooks
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One of the talks we attended at the Cleveland Play House @ClevePlayHouse) Community Open House was "Producing History: The CPH Founders and their Scrapbooks." It was presented by Melissa Hubbard (@Melissa_Hubbard) of the Case Western Reserve University Kelvin Smith Library (@CWRU - @KelvinSmithLib). Melissa's talk showed the importance of preserving the history of cultural institutions. Her talk motivated us to share our photos, videos, and tweets from this historic event.

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Tweets and Retweets

Here are our @sos_jr tweets and retweets sharing our experience at the Cleveland Play House Community Open House. Please share any photos and videos that you find interesting by retweeting.

Official Centennial Celebration Resources

We thought it was important to share with you the official information about the Community Open House and Centennial Celebration Weekend events:

COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, October 24 • 11:00 am – 5:30 pm (doors open at 10:30)

Allen Theatre Complex • Playhouse Square • 1407 Euclid Avenue
Spend an hour or an afternoon exploring how theatre is made at America's first professional regional theatre. Experience behind-the-scenes tours, "pop-up" performances, interactive theatre tutorials, and more! Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones, including some of Cleveland’s artistic visionaries and representatives from the city’s thriving theatre scene in this community Open House. Fun for kids (and adults) of all ages. We'll get together at the end to celebrate with a piece of CPH birthday cake!
Free and open to the public! RSVP Suggested

Cleveland Play House Centennial Celebration Weekend
CPH Centennial Celebration
Weekend PDF

 

Cleveland Play House Centennial Celebration Open House
CPH Centennial Celebration
Open House PDF

Here is the official CPH Centennial Celebration Weekend video:

Resources

Thank you again to Cleveland Play House for their Community Open House. Here are other resources that you may find interesting.

To learn more about Cleveland Play House, do a search on the Kelvin Smith Library (@KelvinSmithLib) website: Click this link to open a new search window for Cleveland Play House.

See our photos from our Wednesday, July 11, 2012, private tour of PlayhouseSquare (@PlayhouseSquare), sponsored by the Ohio Blogging Association - Cleveland (@OHBlogging) and Playhouse Square Partners in our Ohio Blogging Association Theatre Tour with Playhouse Square Partners blog post:

In 2012, these were the newest areas of the PlayhouseSquare complex. PlayhouseSquare has regular public backstage tours. We really are past due for returning for a backstage tour, since there is now more to see at the Cleveland Play House and PlayhouseSquare.

You can see our other blog posts that are tagged PlayhouseSquare (there are over 10!) here.