Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

Our 87th Season - 2016/2017

CVLT's 87th Season


MUSICALS - $20/$16
NON-MUSICALS - $18/$14

Special events & concerts priced individually.

Public Ticket Sales open Fall 2017.
Subscriptions available this summer!


Buy tickets online, at 40 River Street in Chagrin Falls, or at 440-247-8955 (Mon-Sat, 1-6)

All events below are presented at 40 River Street unless otherwise indicated.

MURDER BY THE FALLS 2016 (September 9 & 10, 2016)

In CVLT's annual fund-raising murder mystery comedy, the audience helps to solve the crime, with dessert, prizes, and plenty of fun.

Directed by Don Bernardo

RSVP Falls For You (September 30 & October 1, 2016)

CVLT's in-house improv troupe, RSVP, presents another one of their thrilling and hilarious evenings of improv!.

Right Down Broadway (October 14, 15, & 16 2016)
featuring the Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre joins with maestro Steve Eva and the Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra to present a concert featuring some of Broadway's greatest scores and songs.

The Chagrin Falls Documentary Film Festival (October 5 - 9, 2016)

CVLT hosts the 7th Annual Chagrin Falls Documentary Film Festival.

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (October 21 - Nov. 5, 2016) at The River Street Playhouse, 56 River St.

Edward Albee's classic drama about the breakdown of a middle-aged couple's marriage is presented on Chagrin Valley Little Theatre's intimate River Street Playhouse stage.

Directed by Claudia Lillibridge

Ghosts, Goblins & Gobbledygook (October 22 & 23, 2016)

The annual Halloween production of Ghosts, Goblins and Gobbledygook is returning to Chagrin Valley Little Theatre’s Main Stage with songs, treats, and a costume parade for little ones ages 3-8.

Youth Theater Fall Production (November 12 & 13, 2016)

CVLT's Youth Theatre presents two short plays, culminating the Fall session. Presented at CVLT's River Street Playhouse

(November 18 - December 18, 2016)

Andrew Lloyd Weber's musical re-telling of the story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis weaves the lyrics of Tim Rice into Webber's memorable pop, rock, country, and calypso melodies. Joseph is the story of the favorite son of Jacob, who inspires jealousy in his 11 brothers. The brothers fake Joseph's death, selling him into slavery. He rises through the ranks of slaves, becoming head of the house of an Egyptian millionaire. The millionaire's wife's advances land Joseph in jail, where his ability to interpret the dreams of his fellow inmates gain the attention of Egypt's Pharaoh. Soon, Joseph is called upon to save the entire nation!

Directed by Michael J. Rogan

VISITING MR. GREEN (November 25 - December 10, 2016) at The River Street Playhouse, 56 River St.

Jeff Baron's hit play about the redemptive and unexpected relationship between a crotchety widower and a lonely, successful young man.

Directed by Carol Jaffee Pribble

Holiday Show & Gingerbread Tea (December 10 & 11, 2016)

The annual Holiday Show with Santa and His Friends / The Gingerbread Tea returns to Chagrin Valley Little Theatre’s Main Stage with songs and stories for young children, plus a special visit from Santa Claus.

Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra Holiday Concert (December 22 & 23, 2016)

An annual Chagrin tradition featuring the 45-piece Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra performing holiday favorites, as the audience is encouraged to “wassail” along to beloved Christmas carols.

PAINT THE TOWN: A New Year's Cabaret (December 30 & 31, 2016)

"What good is sitting alone in your room? Come to the Cabaret!" Seventeen exceptional soloists and ensemble singers will entertain you by a great selection of Broadway showstoppers from Cabaret, Chicago, Rent, Hair, Jekyll & Hyde, Victor/Victoria, 42nd Street, and the rock band Queen. For the opera lovers – the most beloved arias from Carmen, Turandot, La Boheme, and Madame Butterfly will melt your heart. Yet a number of other great show tunes will be on a dynamic program to welcome 2017 in style!

Join us after the show for champagne and hors d'oeuvres in the theater's River Room on New Year's Eve, and then continue celebrating with a traditional "Popcorn Ball Drop Party" in Triangle Park, Chagrin Falls.

Created & Directed by Greta Rothman | Musical Direction: Patrick Wickliffe

MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS (January 13 - February 4, 2017)

Ron Hutchinson's play, based on historical events, centers on legendary producer David O. Selznick's frantic efforts to save "Gone With The Wind" from its originally awful script and clueless director by bringing in Victor Fleming and Ben Hecht to direct and re-write it mid-shoot.

Directed by Stephen Kay

Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra Valentine Extravaganza (February 11, 2017)

The Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra plays their annual special concert of music for Valentine's day.

Youth Theater (February. 25 & 26, 2017)

CVLT's Youth Theatre presents a culminating performance - "RIDING THE WIND"

RSVP Marches ON (Improv) (March 10 & 11, 2017)

Our in-house troupe of improvisational actors is back for more hilarity!

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling with JAKE BOLAND (March 17, 2017)

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at CVLT with food, drink, and the songs and stories of Ireland and its people.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (March 24 - April 22, 2017)

With music by Grammy, Oscar, and Tony-winner Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, "Little Shop of Horrors" is one of America's most popular musicals. The campy story of a man-eating plant from outer space that takes advantage of a poor, nerdy florist includes memorable songs like "Somewhere That's Green," "Dentist!," and "Suddenly Seymour."

Directed by Greta Rothman

SEX WITH STRANGERS (April 21 - May 6, 2017) at The River Street Playhouse, 56 River St.

A drama of passion and politic from Laura Eason. When twenty-something star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, both must confront the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away.

Directed by Kourtney Daugherty

Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra "Proud to Be An American" Concert (May 13, 2017)

The Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra performs a spring concert of American music.

DROP DEAD! (June 2 - 24, 2017)

In this non-stop comedy by Billy van Zandt and Jane Milmore, a cast of washed up actors hatch a plan to save their flagging careers by appearing in a potboiler murder mystery directed by a megalomaniacal Broadway director. However, a real murder mystery is afoot which has them trying to save not just their careers, but the show, and their lives!

Directed by Barbara L. Rhoades

Youth Theatre presents North Woods Nonsense (June 24, 2017)

A sasquatch-sized comedy featuring our Youth Theatre kids.

Youth Theatre presents In The Hood (July 29 & 30, 2017)

A tale of urban renewal featuring our Youth Theatre kids.

THE 10-10 FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS (June 23 - July 15, 2017) at The River Street Playhouse, 56 River St.

CVLT's popular biennial series of ten-minute one-acts returns to the River Street Playhouse, offering an evening of world-premiere works from playwrights near and far.

Directed by Yvonne E. Pilarczyk & Dawn Hill

AVENUE Q (July 21 - August 19, 2017)

This musical comedy, with its Tony-winning score by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx and script by Jeff Whitty, is a darkly hilarious 'coming of age' satire set in a world peopled by Henson-esque puppets. It explores what happens when a generation raised on children's television encounters the harsh realities of adult life, including songs like "What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?", "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist," and "It Sucks to Be Me."

Directed & Choreographed by Will C. Crosby
Musical Direction by Carey Knox

ELEEMOSYNARY (August 11 - 25, 2017) at The River Street Playhouse, 56 River St.

Lee Blessing's touching and complex drama, winner of the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award, studies the dynamics between three generations of women in one family. The title, a synonym for "charitable," is a reference to the granddaughter's prowess in the spelling bees that figure into the story. Performed at CVLT's intimate River Street Playhouse.

Directed by Barbara L. Rhoades