Program & Events

Mar
30
Thu
Cat in the Hat @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Cat in Hat 10 (1)

Arguably the most famous children’s book of all time, Childsplay is one of only a handful of theatre companies in the United States to perform the adaptation, making this high-energy and hilarious show a “must-see” for AREA families!

 

“You can boil everything down to fun… simple and clear. The Cat wants to have fun. And so do we!” says The Cat in the Hat Director David Barker. “The show feels just as youthful and exhilarating as reading a Dr. Seuss book.”

From the moment his tall, red-and-white striped hat appears at their door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the most mischievous cat they will ever meet.  Suddenly a rainy afternoon is transformed by the Cat and his antics. Can the kids clean up before mom comes home? With some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing One, with The Cat in The Hat, the fun’s never done! 

Tickets available through marathoncenterarts.org

 

 

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from The Ohio Arts Council and the Crane Group.

 

Apr
6
Thu
Dancing Wheels @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

dancingwheelsIf dance is an expression of the human spirit, then it is best expressed by people of all abilities. That is the fundamental belief behind the Dancing Wheels Company & School. Considered one of the premier arts and disabilities organizations in the U.S., Dancing Wheels is a professional, physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities.

Mary Verdi-Fletcher, the first professional wheelchair dancer in the U.S., founded the Dancing Wheels Company in Cleveland in 1980. Born with spina bifida, Mary wanted to offer others with disabilities full and equal access into the world of dance. An almost unimaginable concept at the time, Mary’s vision and passion have since helped to revolutionize our very notion of dance – as well as what defines a dancer.

Furthering the mission of inclusive arts and recreation opportunities for all, the School of Dancing Wheels proudly opened its doors in 1990. Its state-of-the-art studios were soon regarded as a world-class training center for dancers, choreographers and educators. That same year, a partnership with the Cleveland Ballet created the ground-breaking Cleveland Ballet Dancing Wheels which went on to delight audiences for nearly a decade. 

To date, the Dancing Wheels Company’s inspirational mission has touched over 5 million people through performances, school assemblies, residencies and workshops. Millions more have enjoyed their artistry via appearances on CNN, Good Morning America, and the TV special “Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope.”

Tickets are available at marathoncenterarts.org