Reviews

The “Perfect Musical” Now Playing in Lakewood

by on 2009-09-24

Fiddler on the Roof, what Uncle Fred says is best described as the “perfect musical” is now playing at the Beck Center in Lakewood. Now 45 years old, this musical depicting the life of Jews in Russia is just as enjoyable as it was in its first time on stage back in 1964. Playing until [...]

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“Beethoven As I Knew Him”

by on 2009-09-22

Uncle Fred has the latest on the arts scene here in the heights. Edition 77 features background on the play Beethoven As I Knew Him. Based on a memoir that touches on issues like Beethoven’s isolation and deafness, this play is an excellent showpiece of musical and acting skills. Playing at The Cleveland Playhouse until [...]

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Spring Awakening

by on 2009-03-11

Uncle Fred recently viewed the musical Spring Awakening recently at the Playhouse Square. While it may be written for the younger crowd with all its teenage angst, the production is still first rate. The music is a nice mix of ballads and a few numbers that rock out. Spring Awakening runs at the Palace Theater [...]

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“The Chosen” Now Playing

by on 2007-11-12

Now playing at The Cleveland Playhouse until November 25th, “The Chosen” is the subject of Uncle Fred’s latest edition of WJCU’s “Arts on the Heights.” Listen in to hear a brief synopsis and hear which actors stand out with brilliant performances in this play based off the famous novel by Chaïm Potok. This play enjoys [...]

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Celebrities hit the airwaves on WJCU

by on 2007-11-10

88.7FM hosted several big names in our University Heights studios this week as singer Sarah Borges and author Mary Morrissy stopped in. Speaking with WJCU’s Chris Hooton, lead singer of “Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles” talked about the band currently on tour promoting their latest album “The Day We Met”. Nominated for three 2007 [...]

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