From ‘The Crucible’ to ‘Chicago,’ Willoughby’s Fine Arts Association aims to entertain with new season

The Willoughby-based Fine Arts Association is about to launch its 2019-20 theater season with a classic.

“The Crucible” — the Arthur Miller classic that tells a tale set around the Salem witch trials — starts things off from Sept. 20 through Oct. 6.

The show won the Tony Award for best play, notes a release from Fine Arts

“This exciting drama is about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem,” says Ann Hedger, its director, in the release. “It is a historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society.”

Here’s the rest of the slate, which includes a couple of musical performances:

“The Sound of Music” will serve as the holiday-season show with a run from Nov. 29 through Dec. 22.

In the middle of that run, The Brass Band of the Western Reserve will present its Holiday Pops Concert, on Dec. 14.

Then it’s one for the little ones, with “Charlotte’s Web” taking the stage Feb. 14 through March 11.

A season at Fine Arts isn’t complete without its annual One Act Festival. This year’s, “Ten Below!” — featuring works submitted “from all over the world” — will entertain in its short bursts March 27 through April 5.

Prepare to tap your toes to a concert by the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra on April 18.
If all THAT jazz wasn’t enough, catch the season-closing “Chicago,” the enduring musical surrounding a pair of murderesses in the Cook County Jail in the Windy City in the 1920s.

For information or to purchase tickets, visit or call Fine Arts at 440-951-7500. You can save up to 20 percent by buying season tickets, the release states. Also, discounted group rates are available.

Find Fine Arts at 38660 Mentor Ave.

Photo: A publicity shot for “The Crucible,” courtesy of the Fine Arts Association.

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