Superman Saves Cleveland! – Dr. Brad Ricca


Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:7:00 pm
  • Doors open:5:00 pm
  • All Ages, Free Admission, Dining Reservations Required




Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm

  • Weekly series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland’s past
  • Pre Fixe 3-course dinner option just $20
  • This week’s menu:
    • Kryptonite Soup
    • Beef Bourguignon
    • Superman Ice Cream


    Story topic this week…

    Superman saves Cleveland!
    Drawing on years of research in the trenches of Cleveland libraries, boarded-up high schools, secret, private collections, and a love of comic books, Brad Ricca is an expert on the amazing adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the Glenville buddies who created Superman. During this Cleveland Stories panel, Ricca will explain Superman’s historical, social and cultural significance by tracing his beginnings and the society in which he was created.


    Dr. Brad Ricca Bio

    Dr. Brad Ricca is the author of Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster – The Creators of Superman, winner of the 2014 Ohioana Book Award in Nonfiction. A lifelong Clevelander, Brad is a SAGES Fellow at Case Western Reserve University where he teaches classes on writing, comics, and biography. Ricca won a Cleveland Arts Prize in Literature for Emerging Artist of 2014.
    The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, — the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. We think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

    See all Cleveland Stories dates here.


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