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Cleveland Play House Holiday Tradition Returns with Festival of Trees and Pictures with Santa!

Posted November 27, 2018 in Press Releases

Cleveland, OH (November 27, 2018) – Cleveland Play House (CPH) is proud to bring back a holiday favorite this year with the Festival of Trees - with special thanks to presenting sponsor K & D. The Allen Theatre lobbies will shine brightly once more with spectacular trees masterfully decorated by local designers. This family-friendly event is free, open to the public, and sure to provide amusement for all.

“K&D has a deep commitment to Cleveland and the people of Cleveland. We want everyone to have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year,” said Karen Paganini, K&D’s President and COO. “K&D has been a tremendous partner to CPH over the years, and we are extremely grateful for their generosity as presenting sponsor of the Festival of Trees. This festival would not be possible without the financial support of all our sponsors, as well as the time and talent provided by all of the talented designers who decorate the beautiful trees that fill the Allen Theatre complex,” said Kevin Moore, CPH Managing Director.

CPH is also proud to announce free pictures with Santa on select dates during the Festival of Trees, available to Festival of Tree visitors and patrons of CPH’s production of A Christmas Story (ACS). CPH will also host notable chorale groups from the community before Friday evening ACS performances, who will help guests get into the holiday spirit by filling the Allen Theatre lobbies with fun holiday music. More information about Santa’s appearance schedule and the live entertainment schedule can be found at

FESTIVAL OF TREES - November 23-December 23 - Allen Lobby Schedule

Regular Hours:
Tue - Thu: 5:00 - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (except Friday 12/7: 1pm to 11pm)
Sun: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Christmas Week Hours:
Dec. 17 - 20: 5:00 - 11:00 pm
Dec. 21 - 23: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm


Friday, Nov. 30: 6:15 – 7:15 pm*

Saturday, Dec. 1: 4:30-5:30 pm**

Saturday, Dec.8: 4:30-5:30 pm**

Saturday, Dec. 15: 4:30-5:30 pm**

Saturday, Dec.221: 4:30-5:30 pm**

*Prior to the performance of A Christmas Story

**Immediately following the matinee of A Christmas Story


Friday, Nov. 30: The Singing Angels
Friday, Dec. 7: The Forest City Singers
Friday, Dec. 14: Bedford High School Choir
Friday, Dec. 21: The Hermit Club Jazz Ensemble

All groups are scheduled to perform for 45-60 minutes beginning approximately at 6:15pm in the Reinberger Rotunda of the Allen Theatre lobby.

For more information about the Festival of Trees, contact Jason Bogdany at 216.400.7056 or

Cleveland Play House would like to thank all of our generous sponsors and designers of the 2018 Festival of Trees:


Presenting Sponsor: $20,000
The K&D Group, Inc.

Gold Sponsors: $10,000
Dominion Energy

Walter & Jean Kalberer

Silver Sponsors: $5,000
Cleveland Magazine

Bronze Sponsors: $2,500
Anonymous – In Honor of Cleveland Play House Staff
Bank of America
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Drs. David & Kathy Bronson, Ellen & Michael Meehan,
Tony Panzica & Dr. Cindy Deyling-Panzica
Cleveland Cliffs Inc.

Collins & Scanlon LLP
DLR Group| Westlake Reed Leskosky

DUKE Print & Mail Solutions
Heinen's Grocery Store
Andrew & Katherine Kartalis
The Hermit Club

WCLV Classical 104.9
Zinner & Co. LLP

FAMILY TREE Sponsors: $1,500

Mary and Jim Bright
Richard & Michelle Jeschelnig Family

The Kapp Family

Martin & Sandra Kiely Kolb
Sheila Rowan McHale

Emma, Sabine, Maireid Convery; Allison, Nolan Richmond


Carolyn & Vince Cheverine
Anne & Walter Ginn
Janet L. Kramer
Peter & Cathy Kuhn
McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman
Deborah Neale
Julie & Al Paulus
Alec & Tamara Pendleton
Perrino - Builders, Remodelers & Furniture
Melvin G. & Deborah E. Pye
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald T. Rudowsky


Alexander's Floral Designs
Stacy Szuhy-Zeuna, Blue Ladder Studio
Countryside Florist Inc. of Richfield
Cowan Pottery Museum of Rocky River Public Library
Design Studio Cleveland - Chris Kascsak, Bret Manning, & Juliana Kascsak
Joanne Scudder & Karen Coleman
Cherice Melton

Toni Byrne, PF Designs
Plantation Home – Lakewood
Plantscaping, Inc. - Jenny Koran & Scott Prebish
Red Door Staging Homes

Reflections Interior Design

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Karen Skunta & Company
Tamara Thompson

Maché Toomer


CLEVELAND PLAY HOUSE, founded in 1915 and recipient of the 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is America's first professional regional theatre. Throughout its rich history, CPH has remained dedicated to its mission to inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences in Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards. CPH has produced more than 100 world and/or American premieres, and over its long history more than 12 million people have attended over 1,600 productions. Today, Cleveland Play House celebrates the beginning of its second century of service while performing in three state-of-the art venues at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland.

Cleveland Play House is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.


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