Cleveland Ballet in the News


Cleveland Ballet Announces Return Performances at Playhouse Square
May 12, 2021
by Vince Grzegorek (Scene)

As the curtain rises at Playhouse Square after a year when the coronavirus kept it down, the roster of shows continues to grow.
Cleveland Ballet announced this week that it will make its 2021 return to Cleveland's theater district with two shows this year (Don Quixote, Oct. 15-16; The Nutcracker, Dec. 3-5) and one slated for 2022 (A Midsummer Night's Dream, May 6-7). 

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Cleveland Ballet Announces 2021-2022 Season at Playhouse Square
May 12, 2021
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The Cleveland Ballet has just announced its 2021-2022 season a return to normalcy after a year and a half, when it comes back to Playhouse Square following it absence throughout the 2020-2021 season. 

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Cleveland Ballet Announces 2021-22 Season at Playhouse Square
May 11, 2021
by BWW News Desk

The Cleveland Ballet has announced its return to the stage with the 2021-2022 season. This season marks the return to Playhouse Square, and a return to live performances, since the beginning of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cleveland Ballet announces shows in upcoming season at Playhouse Square, including 'The Nutcracker' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
May 10, 2021
by Hope Sloop (WKYC Channel 3)

CLEVELAND — On Monday, the Cleveland Ballet announced the return to the stage with their 2021-2022 season!
"Cleveland Ballet, in conjunction with their partner Playhouse Square, is delighted to announce their 2021/2022 season of mainstage performances including Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, and A Midsummer Night's Dream," says a representative for the Cleveland Ballet in a release sent to 3News.

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Cleveland Ballet announces The Nutcracker’s return and more
May 10, 2021
by Cris Belle (Fox 8)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — Cleveland Ballet today announced their lineup for this fall through next spring, including the Nutcracker just in time for Christmas.

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Cleveland Ballet to return to Stan Hywet with circus-themed 'Alice'
April 27, 2021
by Kerry Clawson (Akron Beacon Journal)

Cleveland Ballet will return to Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens on June 4 and 5 to perform its family-favorite ballet “ Alice” as part of its newest Northeast Ohio tour.

The ballet company welcomed back award-winning choreographer Margo Sappington to adapt her ballet for the tour. She originally created the work for the company, based on Lewis Carroll's books " Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass," in 2018.

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2021 Women of Achievement Honorees
December 17, 2020

YWCA Greater Cleveland celebrates the 45th year of its signature Women of the Achievement Awards ceremony. The Women of Achievement Academy boasts over 200 past honorees, all of whom are esteemed leaders, movers, and shakers, impacting businesses and communities across Northeast Ohio. Eight women have been selected to receive this award at the virtual event on May 21, 2021

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Civic Pride Is Saving Ballets and Symphonies in Smaller Cities
Civic Pride Is Saving Ballets and Symphonies in Smaller Cities
December 10, 2020
By James Tarmy

By the end of March, the Cleveland Ballet’s prospects were bleak. The company was barely five years old, without an endowment, and responsible for the salaries of its five full-time and two part-time staff, plus 24 dancers—many of whom had moved to the city from other countries for the job. And because of the pandemic-related shutdown, the ballet’s revenue was reduced to grants, loans, and donations.

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‘Nutcracker’ forges on, other live shows canceled or changed amid recent COVID restrictions
‘Nutcracker’ forges on, other live shows canceled or changed amid recent COVID restrictions
November 27, 2020
by Kerry Clawson (Akron Beacon Journal)

As increased COVID-19 restrictions have led to cancellations or changed plans for several live holiday performances at Akron-area theaters, one live Christmas show, "The Nutcracker," is continuing next weekend at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.
The Cleveland Ballet will be at Stan Hywet on Dec. 6 for an abridged performance of "The Nutcracker," which starts after the story's battle between the life-sized toy soldiers and mice that results in the Mouse King's death. The early part of the tale will be handled by narration.

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Review: Cold weather doesn't stop Cleveland Ballet performances outside Stan Hywet
Review: Cold weather doesn't stop Cleveland Ballet performances outside Stan Hywet
October 20, 2020
by Kerry Clawson (Akron Beacon Journal)

It was so cold for the Cleveland Ballet performances outside at Stan Hywet last weekend, dancers wrapped in blankets huddled around heat lamps offstage and moisture on the small outdoor stage had to be wiped down repeatedly to prevent dancer injuries during outdoor shows Friday and Saturday nights.

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