In 2015, E.J. Thomas Hall developed a new two-year partnership between The University of Akron, Akron Civic Theatre and Playhouse Square to present Broadway in Akron.

Broadway in Akron begins Nov. 8-9 with Cinderella. The other shows are Once on Dec. 6-7, Rent on April 4-5 and Chicago on May 9-10.

“People in the Akron area have proven over and over again they will support high-quality touring arts and entertainment programming at both venues. This new relationship helps make sure those programs will continue to be available in our community,” says Akron Civic Theatre Executive Director Howard Parr.

“As a not-for-profit performing arts center, the entertainment on stage is at the core of our work and we feel it is important to help the Akron community experience the performances they have been anticipating in their home, E.J. Thomas Hall,” said Playhouse Square Executive Producer Gina Vernaci.

Other non-Broadway performances scheduled for E.J. Thomas Hall in 2016-17 include:

Additional partners include