CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – It’s been 15 months since the cast and crew performed live on the Playhouse Square stage, but the show finally went on Friday night.
“We’ve been doing this for 10 years, it’s very special,” said Amy Scanlan.
“It’s good to come back to the theater and this is a great show tonight and we look forward to the music and dancing and maybe even a little beer inside,” said John Scanlan.
Also, Southwest General Hospital is COVID-free for the first time in 15 months. Cindy Reitz is a nurse in the intensive care unit there.
“I’ve been a season ticket holder for years,” says Reitz. “So devastated in 2020 that we couldn’t go to the theater and like I said, I’ve been an intensive care nurse for 37 years and I really needed something to look forward to. When this became available in March, I couldn’t wait to sign up. What a way to celebrate it with our tickets in Playhouse Square! “
The world premiere of “The Choir of Man” took place at the Mini Ohio Theater. It was one of the first Playhouse Square theaters to open 100 years ago after the last pandemic, and the happy audience couldn’t have been more excited to be part of the first opening night.
“It’s exciting to be there on the opening night of the very first show at the Playhouse,” said Joseph Petrak. “We miss our Playhouse family and look forward to seeing the boys perform for us tonight.”
On Friday evening the fans were again in the stands in the Progressive Field, this time without masks and without restrictions, an opening day 2.0!
“Just real baseball in the house, hot dogs, beer, a good time with your buddies,” said one Indian fan.
“The excitement alone, it’s a great stadium when there are a lot of people around it, very exciting, just the whole atmosphere,” said another fan.
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