About Us

History

Simply put, the CSA was created as a matter of convenience. In 2013, I realized that I had a bunch of friends in the theatre community, and I was having trouble keeping track of what shows they were in, and when their shows ran. I began compiling and posting lists to Facebook of every show that I knew that was running that weekend. People would keep adding shows to my posts, and I realized just how vast the theatre community is in Northeast Ohio.

Why hadn't I known about all these venues? Some of them were close to my house, and I had friends involved with productions there, yet I had never heard of them? It was then that I decided to set out and do something bigger. I decided to create the first comprehensive resource that listed ALL of the locally-produced theatre in Northeast Ohio. The site first went live in October of 2013, and has been constantly and consistently updated ever since then. (Including preparing site updates while out of the country, and from a hospital bed during chemotherapy treatments.)

At the end of 2021 the Classic Google Sites platform, and every site made in original incarnation, will be struck from the internet. This would mean that Cleveland Stage Alliance site would be no more. So at the beginning of my furloughed quarantine, I decided that now was a good a time as ever to completely rebuild the site from the ground up (with improvements) on Google's new site building platform.

The new site still lists over 100 local theatres, and has listed over 2600 productions since 2013. With this rebuild, many improvements have been made to create a more mobile friendly and information rich browsing experience. Thank you for your continued support, and I hope you enjoy the community that we have all built- together.

Eric Fancher
Founder/Webmaster

Our Volunteer Staff

Eric Fancher

Founder/Webmaster


Kevin Kelly

Resident Theatre Critic

Support The CSA

There are many ways to support our mission:

  • Use our resource, and let other people know about it!

  • Let us know if we have missing or incomplete information! (We can add a cast list, or other items like promotional videos to a Now Playing Page, or mission statements to theatre pages!)

  • Come to our events! We occasionally produce concerts to support the Cleveland Stage Alliance and help get the word out about our wonderful resource!

  • Make a financial donation.

If you would like to be a financial supporter of Cleveland Stage Alliance, you can make a contribution two ways:

  • Through Venmo, just send your contribution to username actorfanch with "Cleveland Stage Alliance" or "CSA" in the comments

  • You can also use PayPal by clicking the "Donate" button below.

Financial Supporters, 2020:

Mark and Linda Little (The Dover Players)

Financial Supporters, all time:

Curt Arnold
Ian Atwood
Bryan Bird
Dennis Burby
Patrick Carroll
Mark and Bill Corcoran (Theatre in the Circle)
Sharron DeCosta
Ed Dragony
Mary Fancher
Alicia Fogal
Robert Hawkes
Bernadette Hisey
Deborah Hoffman
Stuart Hoffman
Kevin Kelly
Diana Kullgren
Mark and Linda Little (The Dover Players)
Kate Michalski
Michael Wochna
Kathleen Wieser
Rebecca Riffle
Dennis Runkle
Tim Tavcar
Ed Walsh
Rannigan Walsh
The Musical Theatre Project

*Disclaimer: The CSA is NOT a non-profit organization, contributions are given and received as a sign of goodwill.