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Award-winning musicals highlight 21st season

By Norwalk Reflector staff • May 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM

SOUTH EUCLID — Mercury Theatre Company returns to Notre Dame College for its 21st season this summer, with a trio of award-winning productions showcasing the very best in musical theater.

Continuing a tradition of family-friendly musicals and a vision to energize classic works, embrace new storytelling concepts and empower the next generation of theatre artists, this “Thank You For The Music” season includes: “Mamma Mia!,” “Chaplin” and “The Wizard of Oz.”

The 2019 season will be performed in the spacious Regina Hall at Notre Dame College, 1857 South Green Road, South Euclid. With a wide stage and an abundance of easily accessible seating, it is the perfect venue to relax and enjoy a tuneful Cleveland summer evening.

Located just two minutes from Legacy Village, the family-night/girls-night-out/group night/romantic evening out is within reach. Not to mention, Regina Hall is air-conditioned and parking is free and secure.

Each show at Mercury is handpicked to showcase the best of Broadway, including:

• “Mamma Mia!,” June 7-23. More than 60 million people all around the globe have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes its the ultimate feel-good musical. And now, in a stunning new production just for Mercury audiences, audiences are invited to fall in love all over again. ABBA’s greatest hits are woven into this dancing-in-the-aisles musical about a mother, a daughter, three possible fathers — and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. A celebration of love, laughter, family and friendship, “Mamma Mia!” is exactly what the world needs right now.

• “Chaplin,” July 5-21. Direct from Broadway and with special permission from the author, “Chaplin” is the showbiz musical about the silent film legend the world couldn’t stop talking about. From the slums of London to the heights of Hollywood, it is based on the real-life story of Charlie Chaplin, the iconic film actor, writer, producer and director. Dramatizing the making of his legendary films, including “The Kid,” “The Circus,” “Modern Times” and “The Great Dictator,” the musical tells the touching story of the man who makes the world laugh as his legendary screen persona, the Tramp, but struggles to find his own real-life happiness.

• “The Wizard of Oz,” Aug. 2-18. See Oz like you've never seen it before. One of the most popular tales of all time and celebrating its 80th cinematic anniversary, “The Wizard of Oz” has delighted generations. In a bold yet faithful reimagining, directed by artistic director Pierre Brault, this spectacular production features your favorite songs and characters from the classic film with an added sprinkle of Mercury magic. 

For information about subscriptions and tickets, call 216-771-5862 or go online at www.mercurytheatrecompany.org.

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