Cleveland State University

Theatre and Dance


We are excited to once again have the Cleveland Play House partner with us for our CSU Department of Theatre and Dance / CPH BENEFIT SHOW nights for 2013-2014.

Benefit Ticket prices are $20 per ticket (plus applicable Ticket Office fees).

Please note you MUST ASK or enter the code for the CSU Benefit Show (BENCSU) in order to get this special price!

This year’s shows are:

A Christmas Story
Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 pm
Clybourne Park
Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 pm
One boy. One holiday wish. And a world that seems to be conspiring to make certain it doesn’t come true. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the beloved film, we bring back one of the most popular shows in Cleveland Play House history in an all-new production. The perfect holiday treat for the entire family. A young woman defies convention and the laws of her people to fulfill her dream. Disguised as a young man, she becomes a brilliant student — and the most wanted bachelor in town. "Yentl" is a startlingly modern love story, and a smart, witty comedy that will win your heart. Neighborhoods change, but do people?  This “ferociously smart” and “pulverizingly funny” satire reveals the lives in one house through 50 years of societal changes. The Washington Post calls it “one of the feistiest, funniest evenings in years.”

All proceeds from the sale of these tickets will go directly to fund SCHOLARSHIPS for the Department of Theatre and Dance students.


  • Online: Visit, select your show, date of the benefit and click “buy”. Then enter the promo code BENCSU in the “Enter Promotion Code:” section and click “GO.” Follow the instructions from there.
  • Phone: Call 216-241-6000 and mention that you’d like the CSU Benefit price for the Benefit Show date.
  • In Person: Visit the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office (in the State Theatre) and mention that you’d like the CSU Benefit price for the Benefit Show date.


  • When purchasing by Web or Phone, there will be a $5.75/ticket + one $3.50 fee on top of the cost of the order.
  • When purchasing in person at the Ticket Office, there will be a $2.50/ticket fee on top of the cost of the order.
  • Please be aware that there may also be additional preservation and shipping charges added to your order.


Want to make a donation to the Department?

Please make checks payable to: CSU Theatre Arts Donation
Mail to: CSU Department of Theatre and Dance
Attn: Theatre Arts Benefit
2121 Euclid Avenue, MB 203A, Cleveland, OH 44115


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Administrative and Class Location

The Middough Building
CSU Dept of Theatre and Dance
1901 E. 13th Street, Suite 203A
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-687-2113 (phone)
216-687-2114 (fax)
Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Department of Theatre and Dance
2121 Euclid Ave.
MB 203A
Cleveland, OH 44115
Allen Theater Complex
1407 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
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