• Diversity Celebration 2023

    May 21, 2023 – June 19, 2023

Presented by:
Beck Center for the Arts
About the Event:

Beck Center for the Arts Announces Second Annual Diversity Celebration, April 28 to June 19, 2023 Lakewood, OH–Beck Center for the Arts is ecstatic to announce Diversity Celebration 2023, full of powerful and robust arts programming for all members of the community. Performers highlight the talents and skills of many, including Madi Jackson from MadJax Dance Company, to Art Possible Ohio visual arts displays and panel discussions. Beck Center looks forward to again opening the door to ongoing and impactful discussions with community members about important topics, including the creation of art. President & CEO Cindy Einhouse says: “Come join us as we celebrate diversity with programming that is inclusive and accessible for all ages and abilities. There is something for anyone and everyone here at Beck Center for the Arts.” Kicking off the celebration is the 21st Razzle Dazzle: By The Book--The Clef Notes, to be performed April 28 and April 29, 2023 in the Music & Creative Arts Therapies (MCAT) Building on the Oatey Recital Hall Stage. The cast consists of adults with disabilities, and community volunteers, many of whom have been part of numerous Razzle Dazzle productions over the last twenty-one years. Many hours of rehearsal come together in these adapted arts musical theater production that culminates in performances for the public at Beck Center’s Lakewood campus. These 34 performers will take the stage to razzle and dazzle you – filling the room with joy and entertainment form beginning to end! Razzle Dazzle is a theatrical production with music, about and related to books of every type. The cast will check out the books and dust off the covers with everything from Shakespeare, Harry Potter, Steven King, and even The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy as they move and get creative to the music from every genre that an audiophile would enjoy.” Show times on Friday April 28 is 7:30 pm, and Saturday April 29, 2023 at 3:30 pm, and 7:30 p.m. Performances will be held in Beck Center’s Music & Creative Arts Therapy (MCAT) Building on the Oatey Recital Hall Stage. Tickets for the opening night performance on Friday, April 28 are just $15 per person. This theatrical experience includes a post-show reception, and meet-and-greet with cast and crew members. Ticket maximum is four (4) per household, please. Group homes should contact Ed Gallagher at to purchase their block of tickets. Tickets for each performance will be General Admission. Tickets to the in-person production can be found at Super Saturday @ Beck Center will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. This free Beck Birthday Bash invites young families to join in on the fun, creativity, and excitement at Beck Center as they explore music, dance, theater, and the visual arts at this free experience for children ages 1 to 8 years. This event kicks off the 90th season of programming. Beck Center collaborates with community partners to bring the arts alive. Please  RSVP for your free “ticket” today. Poetry Reading & Storytelling will take place Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM in the Senney Theater Greenroom. This event is free and open to the public. All readers, poets, writers and listeners are welcome, as well as all ages and experience levels to take part in an afternoon of poetry and storytelling at Beck Center. Bring your favorite poem and/or your original poems to share. Numerous poetry texts and passages will be on hand for you to find a piece that may fit you as well if you choose to read a-loud. All topics are welcome; for the purpose of this celebratory event we invite all participants to share a piece about diversity, and what that means to you. Please RSVP in advance for a timeslot during this free event at MadJax Dance Company will perform Reflexive Images on May 5 and May 6, 2023 at 7:30 pm. MadJax Dance Company a collection of works describing a woman’s journey in life. An exploration of power, strength, and independence, contrasted against vulnerability, pain, and healing. Reflective Images invites you to explore how you see yourself in your own life journey. Furthering the community is as much a priority to MadJax Dance Company as getting on stage; making its mission to foster growth in others through training, performance, and interconnection. It is considered an all-level, multi-generational dance company allowing for inclusivity to all technical skill sets and abilities. For tickets and more information about this performance taking place in the Music & Creative Arts Therapies (MCAT) Oatey Recital Hall, please visit Free and open to the public is Safe Zone Training by the Case Western Reserve University Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center. Please join us Monday, June 5, 2023 at 6:30 pm Safe Zone trainings are safe places for people can go to learn more, about their own gender/sexuality and deepen their understanding of LGBTQ+ identity and issues. The entire Beck Center Community is invited – community members, patrons, students, families, faculty, staff, and board members. Senney Theater. Please RSVP for this free event at ART POSSIBLE OHIO joins Beck Center on Monday, June 12, 2023 at 7:30 pm. Art Possible works with artists with disabilities of all ages for accessibility and inclusivity, advancing careers in the creative sector, building community, and improving the academic achievement of Ohio’s students through arts integration. Join Megan Fitze, Executive Director, and co-presenters, Regina Dorfmeyer and Rita Elswick, as they share their artists’ journey. Pieces will be shared and displayed for the evening. MCAT Recital Hall. Please RSVP for this free event at For all ticketed events please visit

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May 21, 2023 – June 19, 2023

  • Fri Jun 9, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat Jun 10, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Sun Jun 11, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Mon Jun 12, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Tue Jun 13, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Wed Jun 14, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu Jun 15, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Jun 16, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat Jun 17, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Sun Jun 18, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Mon Jun 19, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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