If you’ve visited Cleveland’s beloved theater district lately, you’ve gotten to experience its stunning new glow up close and personal as new marquees have taken their place on Euclid Ave. and E. 14th St., ready to illuminate the next era of Playhouse Square. Now, in celebration of this bold and brilliant new age of theater in The Land, you’re invited to a citywide celebration: Marquee Moments.
Party at Playhouse Square
Marquee Moments presented by Fleet Response will take place outdoors on Euclid Avenue right outside the Playhouse Square theaters beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 28. Performances on two stages by multi-platinum artist Andy Grammer and local artists including Loconti Band, Apostle Jones, Dazzle Awards Alumni, Baldwin Wallace University Musical Theatre Students, CAVS 216STIX and DJ Kyro will lead up to a dazzling finale: the lighting of Playhouse Square’s new marquees and a spectacular digital installation across all the screens in the district. Admission is free; no tickets required.
Delight in Digital Dazzle
The design for the new marquees was inspired by Playhouse Square’s historic theaters, with the ceiling of each marquee capturing elements from the grand ceiling of its respective theater.
Each is equipped with localized sound to welcome audiences with thematic soundtracks, as well as high-resolution LED screens. Programmable, sustainable, energy-efficient LED lighting can saturate the marquees in color palettes to compliment shows, holidays and other themes.
Playhouse Square’s existing outdoor digital signage has also been refreshed with high resolution LED screens, with 14 sidewalk kiosk displays rebuilt with Outdoor High Brightness LED displays, the first of their kind in the world. In addition, a wraparound ribbon-style LED display on the building at 1305 Euclid Avenue and a digital signage installation on Chester Avenue near the Hofbrauhaus have been installed.
Oh, and did we mention the much-loved GE Chandelier will now twinkle for the first time and become an active participant in Playhouse Square’s lighting display?