‘GODSPELL’: Presented Aug. 9 through 11 at the Academy Theatre by the French Creek Community Theater. Tickets are $10 and are available at theacademytheatre.org or by calling 337-8000.
‘LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL’: Aug. 9 through 25 at the Erie Playhouse, ‘Legally Blonde’ is based on the 2001 movie about being true to yourself and not judging people by their packaging. The cast is led by Leah Johnson as ‘Elle Woods.’ More information: Call (814) 454-2852, ext. 0, or visit erieplayhouse.org.
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT LIVE TOUR: Fans of America’s Got Talent TV show have an opportunity to experience their favorite Season 8 acts when the America’s Got Talent Live tour comes to PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Scheduled to appear in more than 30 cities across the country, the show will bring the acts that wowed America to Cleveland, allowing fans to experience the very best talent from the TV show up close and personal. Tickets: Visit playhousesquare.org, call (216) 241-6000 or visit the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office.
CHILDREN’S THEATER SERIES: Taking place at PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland, with a season ticket price of $40 for four shows to introduce children to live theater. The 2013-14 Children’s Theater Series includes ‘Me and My Shadow,’ on Nov. 2; ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites’ on Jan. 18, 2014; ‘DiNO-Light’ on Feb. 8, 2014; and ‘Pinocchio’ on May 10, 2014. Families that purchase season tickets for the series can choose to participate in workshops held on the same days as the performances. These interactive workshops are led by professional teaching artists and feature opportunities to learn songs and dance steps, create performances and music and much more. Admission to each workshop is $5 per child. Tickets: Call (216) 664-6044 or visit playhousesquare.org/childrenstheater.
‘A PLOT OF MURDER’: The Academy Theatre holds auditions for the Spotlight Production ‘A Plot of Murder’ on Aug. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. and Aug., 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. This production is a murder mystery dinner theater taking place at the Baldwin Reynolds House Oct. 18 to 20 directed by Tom Hall. Needed is a cast of six males and five females ranging in age from late teens to 70s. First time auditioners are encouraged. This is fit for someone intimidated by a big show. More information or to schedule an audition time, call 337-8000. Walk-in auditioners are welcome.
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