The Dom Leone Writing Competition Benefit/Variety Show will be held on Friday, November 27, at 7:00 pm, at Ursuline High School. There will be music, dance, magic, comedy, comedy theater, and readings by past winners of the writing competition. The Dom Leone Writing Competition is held annually for students in the Youngstown area parochial schools.
The New Castle Playhouse presents the family favorite "The Wizard of Oz," playing weekendsthrough Sunday, December 6th. Evening performances are at 7:30 and the Sunday matinees are at 2:00. Tickets and more information at newcastleplayhouse.org. New Castle Playhouse -- the thrill of live theater in the comfort of your hometown.
Opera Western Reserve presents Donizetti's opera, "The Elixir of Love" on the stage of historic Stambaugh Auditorium, Friday, November 13, 2015, at 7:30 pm. The Italian opera celebrates the beauty of the human voice and features a cast of talented world-famous vocalists, as well as local performers, musicians, and dancers. Tickets are available at the Stambaugh Box Office at (330)259-0555.
Salem Community Theatre will present Stephen Sondheim's thriller musical masterpiece "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," this final weekend. Evening performances are at 7:30 pm and the Sunday matinee is at 2:00 pm. Reserved-seat tickets and information can be had by calling the SCT Box Office at 330-332-9688.
The Rust Belt Theater Company will present its fourth annual production of LIVING DEAD: The Musical, on October 30 and 31 at 8 pm. There will also be a midnight performance on October 31st. [Written by Robert Dennick Joki and Josh Taylor, LIVING DEAD is a ridiculous send up of classic horror films.] Reservations can be made at 330-507-2358. The Rust Belt Theater Company is located in the Calvin Center at 755 Mahoning Avenue, just outside of downtown Youngstown.
The New Castle Lyric Opera with Westminster College presents its first production with the world premiere of "Katharina Von Bora," Saturday November 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Orr Auditorium on the Westminster campus, New Wilmington, PA. Katharina's altruism at the time of the Reformation was the inspiration of Opera Westminster’s Maestro Mihai Valcu [MEE-high VAL-coo]. Ticket information at 724-714-3003.
The Friends of the Leetonia Community Public Library are presenting a mystery dinner, "The Daunting Diamond Thievery at the Old Doom Mansion", on Saturday, October 24th at 5:00 PM. Tickets and more information can be found at 330-427-9995.
Youngstown State University Theater presents the play "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," this final weekend, with evening performances at 7:30 pm and the Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. Ticket information available at ysu.tix.com and (330) 941-3105. YSU Students are free with valid ID.
Orr Auditorium at Westminster College will host the premiere of the pop opera “Katharina von Bora,” a joint production of the Westminster College music program and the New Castle Lyric Opera. The work premieres Saturday, November 7th at 7:30 in Orr Auditorium on the Westminster campus. The composer, Mihai Valcu, is resident conductor of Opera Westminster, and he will also conduct the performance. Tickets will be available at the door or by calling New Castle Lyric Opera at 724-714-3003.