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In celebration of Geauga Lyric Theater Guild's 60th season, the theater is offering a discount on season tickets for a limited time.…

New Season Pass Offer

In celebration of Geauga Lyric Theater Guild’s 60th season, the theater is offering a discount on season tickets for a limited time. The promotion, “$60 for 60,” offers season passes at $60 for all six shows, but only for 60 days – from May 19 to July 19 – or until 600 season passes are sold. At the end of the special promotion, season tickets will revert to the normal prices, which are $72 for a student/senior and $84 for an adult, still a one show savings over the single-ticket price.

The 2014-2015 season will feature newly mounted productions of shows from GLTG’s rich history.

The Geauga Theater will open the season with the world’s longest-running musical, “The Fantasticks,” a tale of a boy and girl who fall in, out and back in love due to their parents’ meddling – or maybe in spite of it. The Tony and Obie award-winning musical features the beloved “Try to Remember” and many other favorites.

Next will be the stage adaptation of one of Agatha Christie’s best-selling mysteries, “And Then There Were None.” Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island each accused of murder. One by one they die mysteriously, following the words of an unlikely nursery rhyme.

Christmas will bring “Annie Warbucks,” the critically lauded sequel to “Annie.” The action picks up where Annie left off: Christmas morning 1933. A child welfare commissioner informs Daddy Warbucks that he must marry within 60 days or lose the newly adopted Annie from his family. All the characters that one loves from Annie are in this new family friendly holiday musical.

To chase the winter blues away, GLTG will present another Tony winner, “Bye Bye Birdie.” The Skip Kelley Youth Production presents a flamboyant rock and roll singer who, Elvis Presley-style, gets drafted into the army. His farewell tour wreaks havoc. Screaming girls, broken hearts and irritated boyfriends add to the chaos.

Geauga Theater revives one of the most successful dramas in its recent history, the life-affirming “To Kill A Mockingbird” based on Harper Lee’s timeless classic. Life in a southern town is changed when local lawyer Atticus Finch defends a black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman.

The season concludes with another Tony winning musical, “The Music Man” by Meredith Willson. Fast-talking salesman Harold Hill makes his living selling band instruments in small towns, although he doesn’t know a note of music. All goes well until he meets River City’s librarian, Marion, who changes him forever. With the songs “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Trouble,” “Till There Was You” and many more, the musical is considered to be among the best ever written.

Tickets or season passes can be purchased through www.geaugatheater.org or by calling the box office at 440-286-2255.

The historic Geauga Theater is located at 101 Water St. in Chardon.

Geauga Arts Jam

The Geauga Council for Arts and Culture is hosting the second annual heART of Geauga Arts Jam on Chardon Square June 21 from noon to 9:30 p.m.

There will be live music on the Gazebo stage all afternoon, with local folk icon Alex Bevan headlining the music program. Appearing with Bevan will be Akron duo Shivering Timbers, Spoon2Soon and string band Mr. Haney. Chardon’s own Jasmine Dragons will perform.

All afternoon events are free to the public.

The Jam will continue into the evening hours with a special performance at the Geauga Theater, “The Artist Within.” The original showcase performance will feature local artists. Actor, radio personality and Chardon native Jim Blum will host the performance. Tickets to the evening show are $8 and can be obtained at the box office or online at: www.geaugatheater.org.?

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