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.        DANCERS – DANCERS – DANCERS 

 ZAPPITELLI’S RESTAURANT which is located in the former STONEWATER GRILLE in Highland Heights, is now booked through December! Scroll down the page for some info under LATEST NEWS and go to our calendar page for details and a map. 

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 know what your’re thinking, 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

MYSTERY DINNER THEATER – This much fun can KILL you!

Come have some laughs with our “Mystery Theater” troupe as we join with Little Italy’s award winning Mia Bella Restaurant for an evening of great fun and great food at the beautiful College Club in Cleveland Heights. You will be guests at a garden party to welcome the young heir to the British throne, Prince William and his lovely bride, Kate Middleton. Unfortunately, not all goes as planned. When a tyrant of a party planner and the Royal Family publicity secretary are confronted with first, a royal “wannabe” and then a rather crude couple of radio contest winners, the garden party begins to unravel. More mayhem will become apparent when the legendary Inspector, Hemlock Holmes, makes his appearance. Stay sharp, Holmes will most definitely need your assistance to unravel all that takes place during the evening.  Only 80 tickets are available, so act quickly since you don’t want to miss out on the fun. Remember: THIS MUCH FUN CAN KILL YOU! See below for ticket information and details.

Ticket information and details for Mystery Dinner Theater

Tickets are $65.00 per person and include the show, h’orsderves, appetizers, salad, entree, dessert, coffee and soft drinks. There will be a complementary bottle of wine at each table and a cash bar will be available. Great prizes for the first and second place winners of the mystery. TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS, CALL MIA BELLA RESTAURANT AT: 216-795-2355. The COLLEGE CLUB is located at 2348 Overlook road in Cleveland Heights. The show is Saturday, August 29, 2015, beginning at 6:30. Try to arrive early in order to “mingle” with the characters.


Thanks to all our “dancing” friends and followers who came to our initial evening at Zappitelli’s Restaurant at the Stonewater Country Club in Highland Heights. As a result of such a great following,  we have been booked once a month through the calendar year! Our next night there will be Saturday, August 15 with an 8:00 start time.  For those of you who could not attend our initial date in June, we look forward to seeing you in the future. Although it is not ballroom size, the dance area is larger than what you would ever find in a restaurant/lounge location. Bottom line: THERE IS A DANCE FLOOR! Check our “Calendar Page” for dates in September through December and for a google map link to the location. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Summer Concerts

Come join us as we take advantage of the great venues in cities throughout Greater Cleveland and Akron for our Summer Concert Series. We have already scheduled several concerts and I’m certain there will be one near you. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, sit back and enjoy. To pay tribute to this great country of ours, we always close our Summer Concerts with a patriotic theme. Check the dates, times and locations below for the concert nearest you. Go to the Calendar Page to get a map of these locations. We’d love to see you at several concerts. There will likely be some additions to this list, so please check back.    

Thursday, June 18 – Fairport Harbor Amphitheater – 7:00 – 9:00

This will be our first time at Fairport Harbor and hope to see some of you there as we welcome some new friends to our concert series.

Sunday, July 5 – Walnut Beach Park in Ashtabula – 4:00 – 6:00

Brand new concert location for us in a park located right on Lake Erie. Come join us as we continue the celebration of the 4th of July weekend.

Wednesday, July 15 – Highland Heights Gazebo – 7:00 – 9:00

Another new venue for us as this is our first time in Highland Heights. We look forward to seeing you there.

Friday, July 17 – Springfield Township Gazebo – 7:00 – 9:00

Springfield Township is located in the Akron/Canton area. Remember to go to our calendar page for a google map to all our locations. This is another first time concert for us.

Thursday, July 30 – Chagrin Falls Gazebo – 7:00 – 9:00

Back for our second year at the beautiful setting of the Chagrin Falls Triangle. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Friday, July 31 – Berea Concert – 7:30 – 9:00

The city is building a new Amphitheater and will be ready for the 2016 concert season. But, we will still be at the Gazebo at Coe Lake. As a B-W grad, I love going back to Berea for this concert.

Sunday, August 16 – Parma Heights Gazebo – 6:30 – 8:30

Happy to be back again at this location where so many of our friends come out to see the show. Looking forward to seeing you all again.

Thursday, August 20 – Willoughby Gazebo – 7:00 – 8:30

Willoughby, my hometown and I love doing this concert! Great setting in the triangle of historic downtown Willoughby with the concert goers surrounding the gazebo. This is our 5th year doing this concert and we are already booked for 2016! I’m a happy camper.

Friday, August 21 – Conneaut Gazebo – 6:00 – 8:00

This concert is part of the D-Day reenactment weekend in Conneaut. This is a monumental undertaking and is attended by people from all over the world! We certainly hope you come out to enjoy the concert, but make sure you take the time to visit the encampments of the US and German troops. If you stick around for the Saturday event, you will see the D-Day invasion replicated on the beach at Conneaut. I’ve seen this event and it is truly impressive.

Thursday, August 27 – Wickliffe Recreation Bldg. – 6:30 – 8:30

Our last concert of the summer season brings some sadness since we love this time of the year. Come join us as we say goodbye to summer.

Specialty Shows:

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.    

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!