Saturday, April 20, 2013
Tremont West Development Corporation names Beck Center the recipient of its Storefront Incubator Program
While it’s a cultural staple in Lakewood, the community will now have to share Beck Center for the Arts with Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood. The Beck Center was named Tremont West Development Corporation’s recipient of the 2013 Storefront Incubator Program. That means that the Lakewood cultural institution will open up shop in a storefront at 2406 Professor Avenue on May 15. The outpost will offer a series of adult arts education classes in visual arts and improvisational theater. “Beck Center welcomes the opportunity to expand its footprint into the Tremont community which has a long-time commitment to arts and culture,” said Lucinda Einhouse, the president and CEO of Beck Center, said in a prepared statement. “Developing strategies to …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Beck Dance performs “The Nutcracker” at two events this holiday season.
The Beck Dance group from the Beck Center for the Arts is kicking off the holiday season with a couple of performances of “The Nutcracker.” A Journey with Clara to the Land of the Sweets (Ages 4 to 8) Nov 18, 1 and 3:30 p.m. The magical story of The Nutcracker comes to life for young children as they see, hear and participate in a journey to the “Land of the Sweets.” Students listen to the story, watch portions of the story unfold before them in dance, and learn simple movement and dance steps from the costumed dancers. The session concludes with an opportunity for photos with their favorite Nutcracker characters. Class size is limited. Tickets are going quickly. The Nutcracker Holiday Tea Party Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 Dance Alliance of Beck …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Show to run through Nov. 11 in the Beck Center’s Studio Theater.
Examining the scandalous world of Hollywood has never been so much fun. “The Little Dog Laughed” opened at the Beck Center for the Arts over the weekend. The show is running through Nov. 11 in the Studio Theater. Here’s the plot, according to a new release from the Beck Center: Mitchell Green is a hunky movie star who could hit it big if it weren't for one persistent problem. His hard driving Hollywood agent can't seem to keep him in the closet. Will Mitchell’s career be derailed before it gets started with what his agent describes as a "slight recurring case of homosexuality?” Beck Center is featuring Douglas Carter Beane’s smart, satirical comedy at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. However, there is no performance on …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Show opens at the Beck Center for the Arts' Mackey Main Stage on July 6, runs through Aug. 12.
The Beck Center for the Arts presents Legally Blonde The Musical on the Mackey Main Stage, July 6 through August 12, 2012. This award-winning Broadway hit musical is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the MGM major motion picture, Legally Blonde which starred Reese Witherspoon. With music and lyrics by a top-of-their-class creative team, Legally Blonde The Musical was nominated for seven Tony Awards including Best Score and Best Book of a Musical. The New York Timescalled it a “nonstop sugar rush of a show.” Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Don’t underestimate Elle Woods, a college sweetheart, homecoming queen, and not-so-dumb blonde who doesn't take "no" for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Using money from unclaimed lawsuits, a Cleveland law firm donates in a big way to Lakewood's arts institution.
Dworken & Bernstein, a Cleveland law firm, gave the Beck Center for the Arts a big boost on Monday night. Using cy pres money — unclaimed money from class action lawsuits — the law firm donated $50,000 to the Lakewood institution.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Organization sets its annual free open house for Sunday.
The Beck Center for the Arts wants to thank you. Looking to give a nod to the community, the arts organization is hosting its fourth-annual Community Celebration of the Arts 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The free event — open to families of all ages — will feature entertainment provided by students and faculty from the Beck Center’s arts education programs. If you’re going, expect lots of hands-on art activities. According to a news release, there’s also going to be musical and theatrical experiences including: Students from Beck Center’s adult improv class will join members of the “Something Dada” improv troupe to perform family-friendly comedy sketches in the Studio Theater at 12:15 p.m. Following that show, guests are also encouraged to …
Friday, January 27, 2012
June is still months away. But the Beck Center always represents Lakewood well. Want to get involved? Here's how.
What would a cultural attraction like the annual Parade the Circle event be without Lakewood's stamp? It’s still months away, but the Beck Center for the Arts is already preparing for the Parade the Circle event — an annual showcase of some of the best artists in Northeast Ohio. For the past few years, the Beck Center has been represented in the Cleveland parade. Last year, the Beck Center for the Arts put forward one of the more popular efforts in this year's parade with its homage to 1960s psychedelic artist Peter Max. More than 25 men, women and children represented the Beck Center with a fantastic display of some of Max's more popular works. The season’s parade — set for June 9 — will also have a group representing the Beck. To prepare…