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Despite last month's announcement, the show goes on for Big Dog Theater. Operating as an improv troupe, Big Dog will perform this Friday at Shaker LaunchHouse on Lee Road as part of the Shaker Arts Council's AHa! program series. The event begins at 7 p.m. and also features a musical performance by area vocalist, Jeannie. Big Dog is scheduled to take the stage around 8 p.m. The LaunchHouse performance is in line with the pledge to book private shows that Big Dog owner Don Mitri made as part of his closing announcement in December. Tickets cost $30, and $25 for SHAC members. The cost includes hors d'oeuvres and beverages. For more information, call 216-916-9360.
The theater will close at the end of this month. What kind of business do you think should replace it?
Cleveland Heights Patch readers had a variety of reactions upon learning last week that Big Dog Theater owner Don Mitri plans to close after less than two years of operation. Some readers considered it another disappointing loss for the Coventry business district, while others said they had no clue that Big Dog had even opened at the former Centrum Theater in February 2011. "With a name like Big Dog, I assumed it was still a sports bar," reader Jim Raden wrote on our Facebook page. "Who knew that it had become a theater again? "Had they chosen another name, they would have heightened awareness that it was actually a theater. With that, I'm sad to see them go." Mayor Ed Kelley said the city would work with property owner Coventry Holdings …