To purchase tickets or learn more about the event, click on a link below:

Fire Up! Annual Benefit

May – Honoree to be announced!

2017 Other Events

January 15 – Paris Underground – Sunday Jazz Series

 
Seating:
All seats are on a first-come basis. The ticket level identifies the rows in which seats are available for you to choose.
Preferred Seats: rows that are closest to the stage or provide the best view
General Seats: all other rows
Student: age 18 and under

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NOTE: Payments are processed through PayPal, but you do NOT need a PayPal account in order to purchase. There are no refunds. Tickets purchased a week or more prior to the event will be mailed, otherwise they will be available for pickup at Will Call.
Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounted tickets. Please call 440.247.9700 for details.




2017 Performing Arts Series

Sharing the Dream




SPECIAL OFFER – Plan Ahead and Save!

Purchase a ticket to two or more programs for the Performing Arts Series and receive $3 off each ticket!* Call Chagrin Arts at 440-247-9700 to receive discount. Offer valid until January 20, 2017.

*Discount does not apply to student tickets.



“Jack and the Beanstalk” Performed by Columbus Children’s Theatre

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Sunday, February 12 at 3:00 PM
Philomethian Auditorium at CF Intermediate School
38 Philomethian St., Chagrin Falls

Columbus Children’s Theatre brings this classic fairy tale to life! Lonely Jack is forced to sell his cow so he and his family can have money to buy food. A mysterious old man convinces little Jack to give up his cow in exchange for magic beans. Appalled by this trade, Jack’s mother throws the beans outside and sends the boy to bed without supper. Overnight, the beans grow into a giant stalk which leads to a kingdom above the clouds. A large, but aloof, giant lives in the kingdom, and provides the perfect opportunity for Jack to get into trouble.

Join us after the performance for an acting workshop geared for the entire family, presented by Talespinner Children’s Theatre! The workshop will focus on themes from the play and provide an introduction to the “actor tools” of “mind, body, and voice.”


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“Schubert’s Last Dream” Featuring Paul Kushious and Colleagues

paul_kushiousFriday, March 10 at 7:30 PM
United Methodist Church | 20 S. Franklin St., Chagrin Falls

Listen as distinguished Cleveland Orchestra cellist Paul Kushious and colleagues reveal Franz Schubert’s “last dream” and perform his sublime
masterpiece String Quintet in C major. Unpublished for 25 years, it was only after Schubert’s passing that his musical genius received the recognition it deserved, with this final work being regarded as one of the greatest chamber music compositions of all time.

Featuring Isabel Trautwein, violin, Yun-Ting Lee, violin, Yu Jin, viola, Tanya Ell, cello, and Paul Kushious, cello.

A dessert reception with the performers will follow the concert.


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Behind the Musical: “Annie”


Co-Presented with The Musical Theater Project

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Sunday, April 30 at 3:00 PM
Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Center
400 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls
Co-Produced with The Musical Theater Project

Leapin’ Lizards! Hard to believe it’s been 40 years since the darling red-headed orphan debuted on Broadway, and that she took so many hard knocks along the way. It was lyricist and director Martin Charnin’s idea to make a family musical based on the famous comic strip—just about everyone on Broadway thought he was crazy. Only when Mike Nichols stepped in as producer was the show saved, and the trials and tribulations paid off in a Tony Award-winning bonanza. We’ll include all of the songs from Charnin and Charles Strouse’s terrific score including the iconic “Tomorrow,” “Maybe,” “It’s a Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.” Annie’s story—and our back story of this feel-good musical’s creation—is filled with hope that the “sun’ll come out tomorrow.”

Co-hosted by Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier | Featuring Sheri Gross, Gilgamesh Taggett and Lexi Cowan

TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH TMTP BOX OFFICE
Call 216-245-TMTP (8687) or visit MusicalTheaterProject.org

General Seating: $31
Preferred Seating: $35
Students (Age 18 and Under): $10



4th Annual Music Crawl

music-crawl_logo_webSaturday, June 10 from 6-10 PM
Various Venues in Downtown Chagrin Falls

Chagrin Falls sets the stage to highlight the incredible talents of local musicians. We invite you to enjoy the charm of the Village and a variety of musical experiences!

The line-up of musicians and venues will be announced in the spring.
 
 




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June and July – Topics and speakers will be announced in the spring!

 




2017 Other Events




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Paris Underground – Sunday Jazz Series

Sunday, January 15 at 5:00 PM
Paris Room | 7 N. Franklin St., Chagrin Falls (entrance is around back)

As the sun begins to set on Sunday, January 15, venture underground to Paris Room where the night will come alive with vibrant jazz music. Enjoy a four-course meal (soup, salad, entree and dessert) with a pre-selected entree and a cash bar while listening to jazz duo Harry Bacharach (keyboard / vocals) and Kenny Davis (trumpet), and jazz duo Joe Hunter (piano) and Evelyn Wright (vocals). Paris Underground – Sunday Jazz Series, where the mood is speakeasy cool. Presented by Chagrin Arts and the Paris Room.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Missed out? We are planning another one for March! Check our website periodically and view our e-newsletters for details on when tickets go on sale!

 
 



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Paris Underground – Sunday Jazz Series

Sunday, November 6 at 5:00 PM
Paris Room | 7 N. Franklin St., Chagrin Falls (entrance is around back)

As the sun begins to set on Sunday, November 6, venture underground to Paris Room where the night will come alive with vibrant jazz music. Enjoy a light supper buffet and cash bar while listening to Eric Seddon’s Hot Club Duo (New Orleans-style jazz) and Hot Djang! Trio (Gypsy jazz). Paris Underground – Sunday Jazz Series, where the mood is speakeasy cool. Presented by Chagrin Arts and the Paris Room.



Cabaret “Anything You Can Do: The Big Battle of the Sexes”

Anything You Can DoSunday, September 18th at 3:00 PM
Solon Center for the Arts | 6315 SOM Center Rd., Solon

Created by The Musical Theater Project, this show is a witty and delightful mash-up of musical theater songs that explain why the “battle” so lovingly rages on—from the Gershwin’s “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” (1937) to Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich’s “Apathetic Man” (2012). The two sides are evenly matched for good-natured male bashing and female trashing, and you won’t want to miss the fun as they take off the gloves and duke it out for the perfect date night with a twist! Featuring Nancy Maier, Joe Monaghan, Kelly Monaghan and Bill Rudman.



Chautauqua-in-Chagrin:
The Impact of Technology on How we Relate to One Another

Technology Hand_small verticalThursday, July 28 at 6:30 PM
Federated Church | 76 Bell St.

With the increased use and expectations of social media, one wonders how it will impact us as a species over time. Will the younger generation be empowered or at a disadvantage? How can we use social media as a way to make one a better person, a better citizen, a better parent?

Speaker:
Scott Klososky – International Speaker and Author; Former CEO of three successful startup tech companies and Principal at consulting firm Future Point of View; Author of “Did God Create the Internet?”
Moderated by Christian Hunter – Senior Content Strategist, RDL Architects, Inc.



Chautauqua-in-Chagrin: The Decline in Participation in Organized Religion

Religion Hands_small verticalTuesday, July 12 at 6:30 PM
Federated Church | 76 Bell St.

Studies have shown the decline of interest and trust in organized religion to be universal regardless of gender, age and social status. What are the historical, political, moral, social and philosophical reasons for this, and what cultural changes are taking place?

Speaker:
Chris Stedman – Writer and Interfaith Activist; Executive Director of the Yale Humanist Community at Yale University
Moderated by Joan Brown Campbell – Former Director of Religion, Chautauqua Institution



Chautauqua-in-Chagrin: Political Polarization

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Federated Church | 76 Bell St.

Partisan animosity is on the rise and has had an impact on government and political engagement. What social, economic and structural factors have provided the impetus for this? Are there changes foreseen in the future that might reverse this trend?

Speaker:
Thomas Sutton – Independent Political Analyst for WEWS NewsChannel 5; Professor, Baldwin Wallace University
Moderated by Mike McIntyre – Columnist, Plain Dealer; Host, “The Sound of Ideas,” 90.3 WCPN ideastream



Chautauqua-in-Chagrin:
Changing Perceptions of Global Diversity & Discrimination

Diversity Hands_small verticalTuesday, June 21 at 6:30 PM
Federated Church | 76 Bell St.

The world is rich with a variety of cultures and beliefs, each with its own history and human generalizations. What is the impact of these on policy decision-making and our day-to-day interactions?

Speakers:
Sevi Bayraktar – PhD Student, Culture and Performance, UCLA
Julia Shearson – Executive Director, CAIR Cleveland (Council on American-Islamic Relations)
Moderated by Prester Pickett – Coordinator, Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center, Cleveland State University



Chagrin Arts 3rd Annual Music Crawl

Saturday, June 11th
6-10 PM

Various Venues in Downtown Chagrin Falls
Event is Free and Open to the Public

For the 3rd year, Chagrin Falls sets the stage to highlight the incredible talents of local musicians. Enjoy the charm of the Village and a variety of musical experiences!

Schedule of performers and venues:

STROLLING UP AND DOWN MAIN STREET
Chagrin Falls High School Band Members ● 6:00-7:00 PM

RICK’S CAFE
Wilbur and Erynn Krebs (island-infused steel drum music) ● 6:30-8:00 PM

NORTH MAIN DINER
Vince Menti (oldies) ● 6:30-8:00 PM

GAMEKEEPER’S TAVERNE
Shane and Nate (acoustic rock) ● 7:00-8:30 PM

SUGAR ME DESSERTERIE
Harry Bacharach (jazz) ● 7:30-9:00 PM

M ITALIAN
The Fretters (cover songs) ● 8:30-10:00 PM

PARIS ROOM
Becky Boyd (blues/jazz) ● 8:30-10:00 PM

GROVE HILL
Bill Lestock (new acoustic string music) ● 8:30-10:00 PM

JEKYLL’S KITCHEN
Nicco Mannarino (60s, 70s, 80s cover songs) ● 8:30-10:00 PM



The Dancing Wheels Company’s “Lasting Legacy” Concert & Tour:

A Milestone Event Commemorating Two Momentous National Anniversaries

Sunday, April 10th
3:30 PM

Performing Arts Center at Chagrin Falls High School
400 E. Washington St. | Chagrin Falls

The Dancing Wheels Company will perform a concert commemorating the 35th anniversary of America’s first and foremost physically integrated dance company and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); the iconic law that changed the face of equality for persons with disabilities throughout the Unites States.

Excerpts of the “Lasting Legacy” Concert & Tour will give homage to this historic law by reflecting on the five core themes of the ADA – employment, education, transportation, communication and public access – in works that portray the history, evolution, and the importance of each theme in their own creative and impactful approaches. To learn more about The Dancing Wheels Company, visit DancingWheels.org



Fun with Franklin Cohen

Friday, March 4th
7:30 PM

United Methodist Church
20 S. Franklin St. | Chagrin Falls

A glimpse into the musical mastery of virtuoso Franklin Cohen, Principal Clarinet Emeritus, The Cleveland Orchestra. Serving as principal clarinetist for thirty-nine seasons—the longest tenure of any solo clarinetist in the ensemble’s history—Franklin Cohen takes you on an enchanting musical journey accompanied by pianist Rafael Skorka in this intimate performance to inspire and warm even the coldest winter night. To learn more about Franklin Cohen, visit FranklinCohen.com



Aesop’s Classic Fables Performed by Madcap Puppets

Sunday, February 21st
3:00 PM

Philomethian Auditorium at Chagrin Falls Intermediate School
38 Philomethian St. | Chagrin Falls

Using animals as characters, Greek storyteller Aesop served up life lessons and morals in a tasty and digestible cupcake of a story. After more than 2,500 years, his insightful truths are still relevant and entertaining today. In Madcap’s production, Aesop recalls three best-loved stories re-told by a cast of puppets, and you! Stories include: The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Lion and the Mouse, and The Hare and the Tortoise. Learn more about Madcap Puppets by visiting MadcapPuppets.com


Dance Dance Dance!

Saturday, September 26, 2015
7:00 – 10:00 PM
Chagrin Falls Township Hall
83 N. Main St. | Chagrin Falls

Join us for an evening of hot Latin dancing and socializing including an instructional workshop and performance by professional Latin dancers. The evening will conclude with an open dance floor for you to dance the night away! A dancing partner is not necessary, and no dance experience is required. Tickets include admission and two drink tickets. Appetizers, desserts, beer and wine, as well as water and soda will be available.


Chautauqua-in-Chagrin: The Sustainable Table Part 2

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
6:30 PM

Federated Church
76 Bell St. | Chagrin Falls

Passion, sustainability and artistry have become key players at our table. Back by popular demand, this program brings together a new panel of farmers, chefs and entrepreneurs to share their perspectives on local food, inspiring cuisine and sustainable practices. Includes after-event marketplace featuring local foods and goods!
 
• Ben Bebenroth – Chef, Founder, Farmer, The Spice Companies
• Saul Kliorys – Sustainability Manager, Great Lakes Brewing Co.
• Jean Mackenzie – Owner, Mackenzie Creamery
• James Simpson – Chef Liaison, The Chefs Garden; Executive Chef, Culinary Vegetable Institute
• Moderated by Jay Szabo – Horitculturalist, Urban Farmer, Landscape Designer


Chautauqua-in-Chagrin: Marijuana

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
6:30 PM

Federated Church
76 Bell St. | Chagrin Falls

An officer from the Denver Police Department will present his personal reflections on the effects of the legalization of the sale and use of marijuana in Denver, and a Cleveland Clinic doctor will discuss the use of marijuana from a medical perspective.
 
• Commander William Nagle – Denver, Colorado Police Department
• Mellar P. Davis, MD – Oncology and Hematology Specialist, Cleveland Clinic
• Moderated by Judge David T. Matia – Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court’s first Drug Court Judge


Chautauqua-in-Chagrin: The Value of Water

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
6:30 PM

Federated Church
76 Bell St. | Chagrin Falls

Speakers will dive into the economic, societal and ecological perspectives of one of our most valuable resources. The program will also provide a look into local efforts to sustain a clean and healthy Chagrin River.
 
• Bryan Stubbs – Executive Director of the Cleveland Water Alliance
• Heather Elmer – Executive Director of Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc.
• Moderated by Jeanette Grasselli Brown – Co-Founder and past Chair of Board, Cleveland Water Alliance


Chautauqua-in-Chagrin: Things We Keep And Stories We Tell

Presented in Part by Cowan’s Auctions

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
6:30 PM

Federated Church
76 Bell St. | Chagrin Falls

Everyone has a story, and a family member who was part of the story. And most of us have mementos – objects that also played a part in the story. We shape our identities and find our place in history by telling little stories that connect us to a bigger story. As an auctioneer, frequent appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Road Show and host of History Detectives, Wes Cowan will share his unique perspective on how our relationship with objects informs our views of American History. Presentation will include an on-stage appraisal of three items, supplied by previously chosen patrons.
 
• Wes Cowan – founder and owner of Cowan’s Auctions as well as frequent appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow and host of History Detectives
• Moderated by William Hamann – Board Member, Chagrin Falls Historical Society


Chagrin Arts 2nd Annual Music Crawl

presented in part by Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce, Chagrin Valley Rotary Club, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2436

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Downtown Chagrin Falls – Event is Free and Open to the Public

For the 2nd year, Chagrin Falls sets the stage to highlight the incredible talents of local musicians. Enjoy the charm of the Village and a variety of musical experiences! Make a day of it and enjoy The Valley Art Center’s “Art by the Falls” in Riverside Park from 10am to 7pm.

SCHEDULE:
Strolling Up and Down Main Street 6:00 – 7:00 pm:
Cleveland Heights High School Men’s Barbershop Quartet

Rick’s Café – (86 N. Main Street) 6:30 – 8:00 pm:
Wilbur and Erynn Krebs – Island infused steel drum music

Gamekeeper’s Taverne (87 West Street) 6:30 – 8:30 pm:
Brian Kozak – Classical guitar music from Bach, Spanish and Latin guitar favorites to American popular songs

Strolling Up and Down Main Street 7:00 – 8:00 pm:
Christian Hunter – Scottish and Irish Highland Bagpipe music

Gamekeeper’s Little Bar (87 West Street) 7:00– 9:00 pm:
Thor Platter – Mix of music genres, primarily folk rock



Chagrin Arts “Fire Up!” Annual Benefit

Presented in part by South Franklin Circle

Thursday, May 7, 2015
6:00 – 9:30 PM

South Franklin Circle
16575 S. Franklin Street • Chagrin Falls

This year’s event will honor Joan Brown Campbell, who will be the recipient of our first “Joan Brown Campbell Award for Arts and Culture.” This annual award will honor an individual or organization in recognition of outstanding leadership in promoting arts and culture. Evening includes heavy hors d-oeuvers, wine and beer, a cabaret featuring Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier from The Musical Theater Project, and a dessert buffet. Complimentary valet parking. Attire is dressy casual.


TMTP: Behind the Musical: Hello, Dolly!

Sunday, April 26, 2015
3:00 PM

Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Center
400 E. Washington St. | Chagrin Falls

“Doing that musical was the most difficult time of my career.” So writes composer-lyricist Jerry Herman about the birth pangs of one of the biggest hits in Broadway history. We’ll find out why Dolly almost said goodbye instead of hello—and why performers ranging from Carol Channing to Pearl Bailey to Barbra Streisand coveted the role of Thornton Wilder’s famous matchmaker. The musical is 50 years old, and like Dolly herself it shows no sign of “going away.” As Herman says, “What she learns is important for all of us: There are second chances at life—so take it!” The concert includes all the songs including “Before the Parade Passes By” and “It Only Takes a Moment.”

Co-hosted by Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier
Featuring Ann Gilbert, Sheri Gross, Jared Leal, Jessica Cope Miller and Shane Patrick O’Neill


The Cleveland Wind Octet

Friday, March 20, 2015
7:30 PM

United Methodist Church
20 S. Franklin St. | Chagrin Falls

Formed in 2013, The Cleveland Wind Octet is a professional-quality wind ensemble that includes some of the best wind players from The Cleveland Orchestra. This world-class performance will feature captivating instrumental wind music from three centuries, including Willard Elliot’s arrangement of 4 of Greig’s Lyric Pieces, Rathbun’s “Rocky River Music” and the Mozart c minor Serenade. Dessert reception following performance.


Acrobats of Cirque-tacular!

Sunday, February 22, 2015
3:30 PM

Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Center
400 E. Washington St. | Chagrin Falls

The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular features one dazzling circus feat after another in a high-energy family friendly feast of fun! Indulge your curiosity and celebrate your senses as this petite troupe of acrobats, aerialists, and circus specialty artists bend, twist, flip, and fly into your hearts and minds! Mind-boggling artistry and athleticism to ignite the imaginations of the young and the young in spirit alike! With complimentary face painting and a balloon artist making balloon animals.