Cleveland Metropolitan School District

All-City Arts Programs
What is the All-City Arts Program?



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All-City Musical




Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare 

Friday, May 31 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 1 @ 7:30 pm

Sunday, June 2 @ 3:00 pm 

General Admission: $15
Order tickets online here
Order tickets by phone at: (216) 241-6000
Order tickets in person at the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office (1519 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, 44115)

For the fourteenth consecutive year, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, in partnership with Great Lakes Theater Festival, The Human Fund, the Musical Theater Project and PlayhouseSquare will collaborate with Cleveland students, their teachers and professional theater artists to create the All-City Musical. 





The Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s 12th Annual All-City Musical       

Bubbling Brown Sugar

Book by Lofton Mitchell; Based on a concept by Rosetta LeNoire

Jam, jump and jive to the legendary music that made Harlem swing during its renaissance in the exuberant musical revue, "Bubbling Brown Sugar." Relive the exhilarating era of Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and Cab Calloway when memorable musical classics such as "Take the "A" Train," "St. Louis Blues," "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Honeysuckle Rose," "His Eye is on the Sparrow" and others come to life in a magical journey back through time. Stomp at the Savoy and kick your heels high again at the Cotton Club to some of the most popular Big Band, jazz, swing, blues and gospel music of the past 90 years. This celebration of Harlem's influence on American culture will leave you tapping your toes and agreeing that, "It Don't Mean a Thing If You Ain't Got That Swing."

Producing partners include Great Lakes Theater Festival, The Human Fund, The Musical Theater Project and PlayhouseSquare.






2010 All-City Arts Festival: Rock Your World
**Watch the Drum Line performance


The 11th Annual Rock Your World Festival - Saturday, May 15  10:00 am - 4 pm

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum


   The Rock Your World Festival (RYW) is a daylong, musically-charged, energy-filled, colorful event where more than 3000 students of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District express their creative talents through: Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts before their peers and the Greater Cleveland community.

All-City Visual Art


All-City Visual Arts offers two different opportunities for student participation. The first is the annual, month-long, All-City Festival that serves as a culminating showcase of students’ art work submitted by any and all Visual Arts teachers in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District that choose to participate.

Photography and Videography


All-City Photography

This course will introduce students to the basic elements of photography which include technical skills of camera operations, pictorial composition, lighting, developing, digital imaging, mounting, and display.  Students explore the related fields of photo journalism, commercial digital photography, computer graphics, and art photography.  Students work both on assigned and self-directed projects.  Photo journalism assignments include; candid shots, group shots and action shots.  Students learn to import photo and video images using negative scanners and computer video capture programs. Portraits, still life's, and abstract close-ups are commercial digital photography assignments.  A variety of strategies such as master classes, field trips, job shadowing, visitation with working professional artists, further support the learning process.  



All-City Videography

In this course, students are introduced to the methods and techniques of videography. Basic interview, camera operation, video composition, and shot sequencing are components students will learn. In addition, script writing, storyboarding, video color theory, audio, animation, location scouting, set design and lighting are introduced.  Career opportunities within the video communication industries are introduced to students through a variety of strategies such as master classes, field trips, job shadowing, and visitation with working professional artists. The student will be required to produce individual videos as well as participate in cooperative productions.