1. 'Phantom' arrives in Cleveland: Sing, my angel of music! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” opens Wednesday, continuing through April 20 at the State Theatre at Playhouse Square. This reimagined staging is “more grounded and sexy,” says Quentin Oliver Lee, who plays the title character; read our interview at https://tinyurl.com/y2s3umza. Tickets are $40-$100 at 216-241-6000, www.playhousesquare.org.

 

2. Wax on, wax off: If you missed Sunday’s 35th anniversary showing of "The Karate Kid" (or just want to see Ralph Macchio do that crane move again on the big screen), additional showings are at 4 and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Find locations and buy tickets at fathomevents.com.

 

3. Poet laureate at UA: Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas will hold a panel discussion with four University of Akron students from the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts creative writing program at 4 p.m. at Olin Hall, talking about poetry and the Northeast Ohio literary scene. Admission is free. facebook.com/events/374617253393933/