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The Lantern Theatre in Valley View will stage "Huck Finn" starting June 13 to start its summer season. Shows are at Canal Corners Farm & Market.
The old Gleeson Farm, now Canal Corners Farm & Market, at the corner of Canal Road and Tinkers Creek Road in Valley View, Ohio, is just a stone's throw away from the Ohio-Erie Canal and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Towpath. Most folks from the area know its 1905 Wisconsin-Style dairy barn as the big, red barn; the structure is currently home to The Lantern Theatre.
The 2014 season brings with it three productions with added Friday night performances, an extended concert schedule, as well as, the annual Lantern Tours and The Cold, Cold Reading of A Christmas Carol.
"Huck Finn" is adapted from Mark Twain's novel by Cleveland area playwright, Eric Schmiedl. Featured actors are Valerie Kilmer and Chennelle Harris. The play runs through July 13, with shows on Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Running time is one hour.
Admission is $12. Children 12 and under are $8. Call 216-401-5131.
Goblins Will Git You July 18
"An' the Gobble-uns will git you ef you don't watch out," from his poem, Little Orphant Annie, is the most well known line penned by James Whitcomb Riley, The Hoosier Poet, and one of America's most loved. Riley's poems and stories, many of them written in dialect, captured and celebrated life in 19th century, small town America. The farm, the field, the garden, childhood friends and family were never far from the poet's mind and heart. The Goblins Will Git You,
The Writings of James Whitcomb Riley, is a collection of his stories and poems, some of them set to music by Bill Hoffman. Beginning July 18, this nostalgic look at American life, brought to life by a multi-generational cast, will take you and the whole family back to a
The Goblins Will Git You, The Writings of James Whitcomb Riley, Created With Music by Bill Hoffman, plays July 18 through Aug. 17, Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Running time is one hour. Admission is $12. Children 12 and under are $8.
Singin' on the Ohio Returns For Two Weeks Only
Singin' on the Ohio was first presented by the Cleveland Play House Children's Theatre in 2003 to enthusiastic school and family audiences. In 2012 it was the inaugural production of The Lantern Theatre and now returns to kick off The Lantern's Student Matinee Program in September. "The Canal Adventure of a Lifetime" will be performed for the public for two weekends only: Aug. 23 and 24, Sept. 6 and 7.
The year is 1845. A young African-American orphan, Bit Mullers, must travel from Cleveland to Cincinnati to join her Aunt Sophia. The first part of her journey, along the Ohio-Erie Canal, is onboard the Annabelline, piloted by Irish-American immigrant, Timothy Egan. Bit is literate. Timothy cannot read. But Timothy can sing and Bit is afraid of singing. Their journey together, down the canal, becomes one of growth and understanding.
Shows are Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Running time is one hour. Admission is $12. Children 12 and under are $8.
WINGENSTOCK 6 Back at The Big, Red Barn
In 1970, Dave Wingenfeld, proprietor of Canal Corners Farm & Market, began presenting rock concerts in his parents' backyard. They were known as Wingenstock. This summer, Wingenstock returns in the form of WINGENSTOCK 6. Concerts will begin at 7 p.m. but the farm picnic grounds will open at 5 p.m. and folks are encouraged to bring food and drink and dine al fresco in the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley. Admission is $10. (216) 401-5131
The 2014 lineup includes:
June 21, Martha's Mistake - Celtic Folk Harmonies (Ross Kowalski Opens)
July 12, Idlewild - Allman Brothers Tribute
Sept.13, Shadow of Doubt - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tribute
Oct. 4, Martin and Marshall - Blues