Stages are packed with performance arts this summer. Don't miss these sure bets.
Cain Park, 1823 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, 216-371-3000 (beginning June 4), cainpark.com
$20-$22 advance, $22-$24 day of show
Theater lovers don't have to miss a day of precious warm weather, at least not this summer when Dreamgirls comes to Cain Park's outdoor stage, Alma Theater. Directed by Victoria Bussert, this production of the Tony Award-winning musical is packed with soulful rhythm and blues music.
Disney Live in Concert
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Blossom Music Center, 1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls, 216-231-1111, clevelandorchestra.com
$21-$48, 17 and under free on lawn
Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew of pirates will sail into Blossom Music Center, and the family is welcome to attend. But don't worry, they won't make you walk the plank. Relive the journey of the Black Pearl while the Blossom Festival Orchestra and Chorus perform the film's score live.
The Wayans Brothers
Hilarities 4th Street Theater, 2035 E. Fourth St., Cleveland, 216-241-7425, pickwickandfrolic.com/hilarities
We wouldn't recommend White Chicks, but the Wayans brothers, who wrote and starred in the film, have created more laughs in the past few years than many do in an entire lifetime. From movies (Scary Movie) and TV shows (Nickelodeon's Thugaboo) to comic strips and their current stand-up tour, this duo should come with a laugh-out-loud guarantee.