In this fun and sexy romantic comedy, we meet Gillian Holroyd, a beautiful and lively free spirit - who also happens to be a witch. Frustrated by a lack of romance in her life and smitten by her handsome neighbor, she “helps things along” by casting a spell. But will she give into the one thing that will take away her magical powers forever?

Content Advisory: Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Bell, Book and Candle

December 31 - January 30, Allen Theatre

written by John van Druten
directed by Michael Bloom

Runtime:
Act I: 60 minutes
Intermission: 15 minutes
Act II: 60 minutes
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Total: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Tickets

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Play Video Cleveland Play House production of Bell, Book and Candle directed   by Michael Bloom in Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare,January 11 -   February 3, 2013. Photo credit:   Roger Mastroianni. © 2013  Roger Mastroianni Georgia Cohen as Gillian Holroyd in Cleveland Play House production of Bell, Book and Candle directed    by Michael Bloom in Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare,January 11 -    February 3, 2013. Also pictured: Patricia Kilgarriff. Photo credit:   Roger Mastroianni. © 2013  Roger  Mastroianni Georgia Cohen as Gillian Holroyd in Cleveland Play House production  of Bell, Book and Candle directed    by Michael Bloom in Allen Theatre  at PlayhouseSquare,January 11 -    February 3, 2013. Also pictured:  Patricia Kilgarriff. Photo credit:   Roger Mastroianni. © 2013  Roger   Mastroianni From left: Jeremy Webb, Marc Moritz and Georgia Cohen in the Cleveland Play House production of Bell, Book and Candle directed    by Michael Bloom in Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare,January 11 -    February 3, 2013. Photo credit:   Roger Mastroianni. © 2013  Roger  Mastroianni From left: Georgia Cohen and Eric Martin Brown in the Cleveland Play House production of Bell, Book and Candle directed    by Michael Bloom in Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare,January 11 -    February 3, 2013. Photo credit:   Roger Mastroianni. © 2013  Roger  Mastroianni From left: Georgia Cohen and Eric Martin Brown in the Cleveland Play House production of Bell, Book and Candle directed    by Michael Bloom in Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare,January 11 -    February 3, 2013. Photo credit:   Roger Mastroianni. © 2013  Roger  Mastroianni From left: Jeremy Webb, Patricia Kilgarriff and Georgia Cohen in the  Cleveland Play House production of Bell, Book and Candle directed    by  Michael Bloom in Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare,January 11 -     February 3, 2013. Photo credit:   Roger Mastroianni. © 2013  Roger   Mastroianni From left: Eric Martin Brown and Georgia Cohen in the Cleveland Play  House production of Bell, Book and Candle directed    by Michael Bloom  in Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare,January 11 -    February 3, 2013.  Photo credit:   Roger Mastroianni. © 2013  Roger  Mastroianni From left: Jeremy Webb, Marc Moritz and Georgia Cohen in the  Cleveland Play House production of Bell, Book and Candle directed    by  Michael Bloom in Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare,January 11 -     February 3, 2013. Photo credit:   Roger Mastroianni. © 2013  Roger   Mastroianni Georgia Cohen as Gillian Holroyd in Cleveland Play House production   of Bell, Book and Candle directed    by Michael Bloom in Allen Theatre   at PlayhouseSquare, January 11 -    February 3, 2013. Also pictured:   Patricia Kilgarriff. Photo credit:   Roger Mastroianni. © 2013  Roger    Mastroianni Georgia Cohen as Gillian Holroyd in Cleveland Play House production  of Bell, Book and Candle directed    by Michael Bloom in Allen Theatre  at PlayhouseSquare, January 11 -    February 3, 2013. Also pictured: Eric Martin Brown. Photo credit:   Roger Mastroianni. © 2013  Roger   Mastroianni Marc Moritz in the Cleveland Play House production  of Bell, Book and Candle directed    by Michael Bloom in Allen Theatre  at PlayhouseSquare,January 11 -    February 3, 2013. Photo credit:    Roger Mastroianni. © 2013  Roger  Mastroianni From left:  Georgia Cohen, Jeremy Webb in the  Cleveland Play House production of Bell, Book and Candle directed    by  Michael Bloom in Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare,January 11 -     February 3, 2013. Photo credit:   Roger Mastroianni. © 2013  Roger   Mastroianni From left: Patricia Kilgarriff and  Georgia Cohen in the Cleveland Play   House production of Bell, Book and Candle directed    by Michael Bloom   in Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, January 11 -    February 3, 2013.   Photo credit:   Roger Mastroianni. © 2013  Roger  Mastroianni From left: Patricia Kilgarriff and Eric Martin Brown in the Cleveland Play   House production of Bell, Book and Candle directed    by Michael Bloom   in Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, January 11 -    February 3, 2013.   Photo credit:   Roger Mastroianni. © 2013  Roger  Mastroianni From left: Eric Martin Brown and Georgia Cohen in the Cleveland Play   House production of Bell, Book and Candle directed    by Michael Bloom   in Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare,January 11 -    February 3, 2013.   Photo credit:   Roger Mastroianni. © 2013  Roger  Mastroianni From left: Eric Martin Brown and Georgia Cohen in the Cleveland Play  House production of Bell, Book and Candle directed    by Michael Bloom  in Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, January 11 -    February 3, 2013.  Photo credit:   Roger Mastroianni. © 2013  Roger  Mastroianni
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This play transports you to a simpler time, one filled with mystery and humor. more Loved the costuming and set of the NYC apt., a real period piece. The supporting characters were very funny especially the voodoo dancing. Gillian was a charmer.

- RS, Shaker

Another enjoyable play - comedy - at CPH! Aunt Queenie was the most convincing more actor with a delicious twinkle in her eye! Thanks, CPH, for another really good performance.

- BJS, Silver Lake

The show was amazing!!!! So much so, I would put it on my more favorite list. It was clever, delightful and witty. The set was fantastic, as well as the costumes ( I would love to have all of Gil's clothing.)

- Susan P., Cleveland

The play was charming, bewitching one might say, the Allen Theatre was a perfect venue more for this enchanting little play, and its redcoats were very kind as well.

- ZG, Lakewood, Ohio

What a delightful play! Fit right in following the Christmas holiday. Went to more the pre-show discussion and enjoyed the insights provided. What a clever idea to vote for your favorite witch. Our two teenagers could connect on all kinds of levels - one had just finished Shakespear's Three Witches.

- Mary, Aurora

Delightful comedy and well performed.

The Allen is a special venue for theatre goers. Intimate and more well appointed and sight lines are not an issue. I have a hearing loss and heard the dialogue very clearly because the accoustics are that good.

The comedy Bell, Book and Candle was delightly performed and the set and costuming right for the period. I didn't know until reading the playbill how old the original work was. My recall of the film gave me some idea. I appreciated the director keeping with the period and not trying to update the pla to a more modern version.

Terrific show, lovely venue and a wonderful evening. Thank you CPH.

- DRB, North Olmsted Oh

The play was very entertaining, from start to finish. It was one of the best more plays I've seen, in the last recent years.

- George Sledge, Richmond Heights

It was great fun! My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed the play.

- Caroline, Cleveland, OH

I really enjoyed it, especially the great sets and the really kooky dance numbers between more scenes, loved them! I thought the lead was just fabulous, she made me feel like we were in another era.

- Tracy B., Cleveland

The sets were great, fun visual effects and good acting.

- Grace H., Cleveland

! It was a really cute show!

- Laura G., Highland Hills

What a slyly subversive delight! I was surprised by how fresh and relevant this play more felt, even in its glorious 1950s era costuming.

- K, Cleveland

Great stage design, lighting and music. Actors made the story so interesting we had more to view videos on-line when we got home to see the original movie. Great job by the 5 Actors! And the best venue to enjoy it in also - loved the pre-show talk also. Well done by all. Thank You!

- Patty, Brecksville

What a wonderful night! The level of talent for this production of Bell, Book and more Candle was world-class. This was just the right balance of humor and romance that would appeal to audiences male and female both young and old. The period setting was spot on with the fabulous stage and light, costumes, and dialog. The 1950's sensibilities were right on the mark without hitting you over the head with it. Each of these performers were obviously on the top of their game with no weak spots to be found. I would highly recommend this production to any friend.

- Nick Borelli, Lyndhurst, Ohio

A delightful story told by incredible performances. A very entertaining and enjoyful evening.

- Nina Hummel , Strongsville

The entire cast did an amazing job. I felt like I was part of more the story.




Georgia Cohen was exceptional in making us feel her tears.

- Patrick, Parma Heights

My wife and I really enjoyed Bell, Book and Candle. All the actors did more very well, it made you laugh, held your attention and had an interesting ending. We are glad that we are season ticket holders and look forward to each performance.

- Ed and June Puwal , Middleburg Heights, Ohio

I thought the main actress was lovely and enjoyable. The whole cast was enjoyable.
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Andrea Simakis, you need to learn to write better reviews!

- Nelli, Cleveland

"...the play is tremendously magical."

- Broadwayworld.com, CT

Delightful play. The actors were wonderfully talented and inhabited their roles nicely. The more material was not as strong as I expected, but the entire experience was a good break from the "joke every 15 seconds" entertainment to which we have become accustomed. It was also terrific to see so many young people in the audience.

- RSW, Cleveland

We really enjoyed Bell, Book and Candle. It was a terrific play. It more was much better than we expected given the review in the Plain Dealer. We thought Gillian and Shep had great chemistry. Georgia Cohen, you are beautiful and played your character very well! The other cast members were excellent as well. A very light, fun and yes, magical play. The best of luck to all of you in your next roles.

- JB, Independence

It has layers.

- Chuck, Shaker Heights

Play was great. Theater. was cold

- ss, Rocky River

It was well done, good acting, wonderful setting, not fond of the story, but an more entertaining afternoon. Best this year so far was Whipping Man, that was GREAT!

- mary warren, lakewood

I thought the play was cute. The sound could have been set a little more louder, though. I struggled to hear parts of the play.

- MH, Cleveland

good show---male lead could have been stronger but the rest of the cast was spot more on

- Bob & Vicki, Mentor

While somewhat entertaining, the overall play was shallow. The main character actress was good more but it is hard to appreciate much after "The Whipping Man".

- Elissa Weizman, Solon

Went on Thursday Jan 22 so I was able to attend the conversation before the more play and the post discussion with the main actors with a Q & A , etc. What a treat that was! The acting was GREAT! For this kind of production...the acting HAS to be SUPERB....with very few set changes and the story relying so heavily on the dialogue. If you cannot follow the dialogue, then you really are not getting the gist of the story. I never knew this Allen Theater was so beautiful! How do you reserve one of those side balconies where you have your own area up over everyone and individual? Always wanted to sit in one! I would of liked to know if the theater cast from this was local or were they a traveling company? Also the young girl giving the pre-show discussion was very sweet and fun to listen to....like the dramatic expressions! I do recommend to anyone who likes witches, the craft, and a love story all in one!

- Paula Banas, Willowick

While the acting was good the story was predictable. Not much different from what would more expect watching a Bewitch rerun

- Laurice Koury, Pepper Pike


This play transports you to a simpler time, one filled with mystery and humor....

- RS, Shaker

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