Western Reserve Playhouse continues its 2017 season by presenting “Forbidden Broadway,” a musical revue created and written by Gerard Alessandrini, which will be playing July 21, 22, 28, 29 and Aug. 4, 5, 11, 12.
In this long-running Off-Broadway hit musical revue, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in this entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters.
The original version of the revue opened on Jan. 15, 1982, at Palsson’s Supper Club in New York City and ran for 2,332 performances. Alessandrini has rewritten the show more than a dozen times over the years to include parodies of newer shows.
The show, in its various editions, has received over 10,000 performances and has been seen in more than 200 U.S. cities, as well as playing in London, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney.
Artistic Director Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski directs the musical. John Ebner is the musical director and Samantha Woodill is the choreographer. The show is produced by board members Brandi Eaton and Sid Freeman.
The cast will showcase many local favorites, including: Don Bernardo, Bernadette Hisey, Jay Hill, Luke Scattergood, Kimberly Sullivan, Tina Davis, Nina Takacs, Kaleigh Velette, Nick Peters and Mark Vandevender.
The venue is located at 3326 Everett Road, in Bath Township.
Show Times are 8:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $16 for adults, and $14 for seniors and students. for reservations, call (330) 620-7314.