Backstage Productions Inc.

Music of the Great American Songbook and More!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by now and I hope you will continue to visit. I’m excited you’ll be able to keep track of what we are doing and where we’re playing. Also, check out our CDs, and even Listen to some cuts.

Be sure to check out the Latest News below to stay informed of new and special events.        

NEW VENUE: We have added the very beautiful Bratenahl Place Bistro to our list of fine restaurants and lounges. For more information, see LATEST NEWS below for details.

CHECK IT OUT: To read what people have to say about us, go to the Endorsements page and scroll through the various comments. We’d love to hear from you, too!

NOTE: There are occasional errors, and omissions, in newspaper listings of our performances. Always check our Calendar page for accuracy. We never want to miss a chance to see you.

When using the Calendar, place your cursor over the event for more details. Click any event for even more information including a map to the event!

Latest News

Bratenahl Place Bistro

We are back at this beautiful upscale restaurant and lounge on the ground floor of the high-rise condo’s in Bratenahl. Come for dinner or simply cocktails and music and you’re sure to love the surroundings. Come spend some time with us on Saturday’s, August 27th, September 17th, October 15th and November 19th from 8:30 – 10:30. Located just off Eddy Road at One Bratenahl Place, it is very easy to reach from the East Shoreway. If you’re headed for dinner, call 216-541-3900 for reservations.


Below is a list of our Summer Concerts currently scheduled. There are other possible additions to this list, so keep checking. Bring a lawn chair, bring a blanket and bring a friend while enjoy one of these entertaining concerts. Not sure of the location of any of these? Always check the calendar page for the date of the concert to get a google map of the location.

July 8 – 7:00 to 9:00 – Springfield Township – Akron area

This is our second year at this beautiful location next to a large lake in Springfield Township. Check the calendar page for a google map to this location which has a picnic like feeling. A concession of hot dogs, hamburgers and other items is on the site to satisfy your taste buds. We look forward to seeing you there.

July 10 – 4:00 to 6:00 – Walnut Beach Park – Ashtabula

Any farther north and we’d be in Lake Erie! Another picnic atmosphere awaits you at Walnut Beach Park.

July 20 – 7:00 to 9:00 – Chesterland Gazebo

A beautiful location in Geauga County.

July 21 – 7:00 to 8:30 – Willoughby Gazebo

Located on the triangle of downtown Willoughby, this picturesque site is a favorite of Don’s who calls Willoughby his home. Come join him, and the band, as they return to this wonderful location.

July 24 – 6:00 to 8:00 – Parma Heights Gazebo

Situated in a park setting next to the library and near the Cassidy Theater, this is always a fun concert with enthusiastic Parma and Parma Heights residents. Please join them for this concert.

July 28 – 7:00 to 9:00 – Chagrin Falls Triangle

Another one of Northeast Ohio’s gems is Chagrin Falls. Come join us as we perform on the Triangle in the downtown location of this great city.

July 29 – 7:30 to 9:00 – City of Berea

The amphitheater is not quite completed, but we will be at Coe Lake, once again, for this concert. Come enjoy a beautiful setting and some great music.

August 10 – 7:00 to 9:00 – Highland Heights

This will be our second year doing a summer concert for Highland Heights. Great people to deal with and a great location. Come join us.

August 17 – 7:00 to 9:00 – Lyndhurst Gazebo

This will be our first time doing a summer concert for the city of Lyndhurst and we hope all of you can come out to support us and them. Looking forward to seeing everyone there. Again, check our calendar page for a google map to the location.

August 19 – 6:00 to 8:00 – Conneaut D-Day Concert

This, I believe, will be our sixth year participating in this extravagant weekend in Conneaut as they re-enact the events of D-Day and the invasion of Normandy. German, English and American soldiers, in costume and with the tanks, jeeps, motorcycles of the time period, including the WWII planes flying overhead, are all on display during this weekend. It is an honor for us to participate, once again, in this celebration to the brave men and women of our armed forces, both past and present. If you’ve never been out to see this, you owe it to yourself.


Are you looking for something special, something beyond the night club, wedding or country club entertainment? Ask us about these shows: AMERICAN PRIDE: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION —– COME DANCE WITH ME —– THE GREAT AMERICAN SONG BOOK & MORE —– IT’S NEVER TOO LATE FOR L.O.V.E. —– SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY —- and —– TONY AWARD WINNERS & MORE. ——– Click on the “Specialty Shows” tab in the banner above for additional information regarding these great shows.    

Guarino’s in Little Italy

The absolute best patio in all of Little Italy can be found at one of the oldest run restaurants in the neighborhood, Guarino’s. Located at 12309 Mayfield Road, Guarino’s provides free valet parking, great food, great atmosphere and several times during the warm weather months, us! We will be playing with some regularity on the patio, weather permitting, of course. When Mother Nature does not cooperate, Dave and I will be inside for some piano/vocal entertainment. The two of us can also be found inside the restaurant during the cold weather seasons at least once a month. Check the schedule page for more information as to when we are there. ———————–  For reservations call: 216-231-3100 and let Scott, Nancy and Rachel provide you with an enjoyable dining experience. Tell them Don sent you. In spite of that, they’ll still treat you nice!

Laurentia Winery in Madison (We will return in the Fall)

When live music returns in the fall, come join us at this gem of a Winery located in Northeast Ohio’s wine country. Our times are from 5:00 to 8:00. Laurentia is located at 4599 S. Madison Road, Madison, OH 44057 (440-296-9175). When we book our new dates for the fall, information will appear in this space and will be listed on our calendar page. Visit their web site at www.laurentiawinery.com for more information about this beautiful location. There is some space for dancing.