Upcoming Shows

Sassy Mamas

Sassy Mamas comes back to Karamu House - this time, on the Jelliffe Theatre stage with new twists and surprises. In this fun and feisty romantic comedy, the woman who knows what she wants, gets it (or him)!

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A Musical Tribute to Biggie Smalls & Lou Rawls

A for a live musical tribute, directed by Dr. David M. Thomas, to both the Notorious B.I.G.—named by both Rolling Stone and Billboard as the greatest rapper of all time, and now a 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee—and Lou Rawls, GRAMMY Award-winning R&B male vocalist.

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Hoodoo Love

Katori Hall’s Hoodoo Love, set in Depression-era, Memphis, is a tale of love, magic, jealousy and secrets. And it is also the spellbinding, music-filled tale about the danger of our own desires. In other words, be careful what you ask for... REGIONAL PREMIERE.

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Community Events

Karamu House stands tall in our nation’s history as an inclusive institution that served as a common ground for Clevelanders of different races, religions, and social and economic backgrounds, as well as a trusted community resource for local families.

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Arts Education

Summer arts at Karamu consists is a seven (7)-week, performance-based, arts intensive providing sequential, rigorous and mastery-based instruction in dance, drama, and vocal music, with literary and visual arts. Students will be trained by professional artists, growing their technical knowledge and artistic acumen.

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