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Fine Arts Association announces 2021-2022 performance season

The Fine Arts Association (FAA) In Willoughby will present an enhanced 2021-2022 performance season called “Back in the Spotlight.”

“Our theatre season has been carefully cultivated to bring something for everyone to our stage.  This season includes nostalgia, drama, comedy, action, adventure, and never-before produced works!  We will conclude this invigorating season with a brand new musical conceived by FAA staff called Alice in Danceland.  This production, which will feature some of the area’s best performers, will also include some of the FAA dance students,”  says David Malinowski, The Roger and Anne Clapp Chair of Performing Arts. 

FAA’s manager of marketing and communications, Alyssa Lombardi, special projects coordinator, Marcia Kish, and instructor of interactive multimedia technology, Rodney Kozar at Auburn Career Center came together on a unique collaboration for junior students studying design.  The students had the opportunity to create the design of FAA’s 2021-2022 performance season which can be seen both online and in print.  

 This season’s Family Series of performances includes: Meredith Willson’s Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; and Alice in Danceland. 

Visit to browse the full performance season.

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While FAA is producing their theatre season as normal, there is a new series of music recitals given by our esteemed faculty and other professionals from across the country.  FAA’s new Artist Recital Series will feature acclaimed faculty members and renowned guest artists. Concertgoers can expect a wide variety of musical performances including classical piano, contemporary percussion, jazz and classical improvisation, and more.

The season opens on August 19 with the inaugural performance of the Fine Arts Chamber Orchestra featuring pianists Barbara Klonowski and Feroza LaBonne with the Cleveland-based ensemble Muse Trio.  The group will present Camille Saint-Saëns' iconic Carnival of the Animals alongside the world premiere of Matthew Saunders’ Gamer Troll Loses Control, a work inspired by the artwork of Fine Arts’ students tutored by Melissa Sexstella.  

Faculty Artist Recital Series –– Features FAA’s renowned music faculty in recital bringing programs varying in style and era.  All proceeds benefit FAA scholarship funds. 

Guest Artist Recital Series –– Features master musical artists from around the country in recital. In addition, to recital appearances, these artists will be FAA’s guests in a day-long education event tailored to various communities. 

Artist in Residence –– Features the marvelously versatile Third Stream Duo.  In four multiple-day stays, 3s2 will perform a series of recitals at FAA and within the community, offer a series of masterclasses and workshops, and be available for outreach events to local schools. 

Tickets for FAA’s 2021-2022 performance season can be purchased by calling 440-951-7500 x2 or online at

The Fine Arts Association is located at 38660 Mentor Avenue in Willoughby.