Near West Theatre

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Near West Theatre hires a new Managing Director

(Plain Press, November 2017)      Near West Theatre has hired Mike Obertacz to fulfill the role of Managing Director to succeed founder and executive director, Stephanie Morrison Hrbek. Obertacz began his tenure on October 11, 2017 as the theatre commences its fortieth season. Obertacz will lead Near West Theatre in partnership with Bob Navis, Jr., … Continue reading

HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

Near West Theatre Community Open House

Cleveland International Film Festival 2015 Program Includes New Documentary “Move On!” about CLE’s Own Near West Theatre

(Plain Press, March 2015) The Cleveland International Film Festival announced that its 2015 program would include a new documentary by local filmmaker Ted Sikora about Cleveland’s own Near West Theatre. The film chronicles the June 2014 rehearsal period and performances of Near West Theatre’s final production in its rented, gritty home of 36 years—the 3rd … Continue reading

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Bound for Gordon Square, Near West Theatre stages big musical farewell to its 36-year home

(Plain Press, June 2014) It all started in 1978 with 13 teens, an $800 budget, a young director named Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek and a production of Godspell in the St. Patrick Catholic Church Club Building in Ohio City. Near West Theatre has grown and grown since then and is headed for a new home in the … Continue reading

Near West Theatre throws downtown party to raise operating funds

(Plain Press, March 2014) Near West Theatre transformed Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland into a carnival themed stage and dance floor for its annual benefit on Saturday February 15th. The benefit titled, “Love Makes the World Go ‘Round” featured dancing, plenty of food and drink, a silent auction and raffle. Sixty Near … Continue reading

Discover Gordon Square Arts District Day offers a wide variety of attractions for visitors and area residents

On Saturday, June 11th residents throughout Greater Cleveland were invited to explore the Gordon Square Arts District. The event, which attracted a steady stream of visitors all day, was billed as Discover Gordon Square Arts District Day. Organizers of the event,joined forces with the University Circle neighborhood, which offers Parade the Circle on the same … Continue reading