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The Cradle Will Rock

September 21, 2016 7:30PM

Wednesday, September 21 | 7:30 p.m. |
Mackey Theater

The Cradle with Rock, Beck Center for the Arts

Purchase Tickets
General $31 | Seniors/TMTP Members $27 | Tickets will be available at 216.245.TMTP (8687) or at

Musical_Theater_Project_SquareCorruption wherever you turn … corporate power and greed … the little guy getting crushed. The American Dream is at risk, and it’s up to the people to reclaim it. Sound familiar? The questions being so hotly debated in this election year play out with uncanny parallels in Marc Blitzstein’s legendary pro-union musical The Cradle Will Rock. In the summer of 1937, his show had become so controversial that the federal government tried to shut it down just before its Broadway premiere. Terri Kent returns to direct TMTP’s annual partnership with the Musical Theatre Program at Kent State University. Don’t miss this rare chance to see an American masterwork about courage and cowardice—funny, angry, and in the end, unforgettably stirring.

This performance will begin with a brief multi-media presentation by Bill Rudman, Terri Kent, and Nancy Maier.  The musical runs 80 minutes.

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