Playhouse Square is the nation's largest performing arts complex outside of New York City, and the thrill of going to see a touring Broadway musical in one of its elegant theaters really never gets old. There's something old-timey about it, you know: a night on the town. But it's not just Broadway musicals you'll find at Playhouse Square. With nine distinct venues, programming includes (but is by no means limited to) comedy acts, variety shows, literary lectures, a summer cinema series and concerts. There's something happening every night of the week, and with competitive ticket prices and discounted season bundles, seeing high-caliber performing arts has never been as classy nor as comfortable. With brand new signage and a glitzy chandelier, Playhouse Square is taking entertainment to the next level.
1501 Euclid Ave., 216-771-4444, playhousesquare.org.
Staff Pick: Cleveland Public Theater