The Oakland Center and its Kids First Theater Initiative present "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," this weekend only, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, at the theater at Trinity Fellowship Church, 4749 South Avenue, in Boardman. Tickets and information at 330-406-0404. Tickets are also available at the door.
The Stage Left Players’ holiday musical, “Winter Wonderettes,” takes the stage at the Trinity Playhouse, 234 E Lincoln Way in Lisbon, Friday, December 16th & Saturday, the 17th at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, December 18th at 2:00 pm. The Wonderettes harmonize '60s versions of holiday favorites, “Sleigh Ride,” “Walking in a Winter Wonderland,” and many more, with four piece combo, Jodie and the Electrics. Tickets available at the door or online reservations may be made at StageLeftPlayers.org.
The Youngstown Playhouse presents "Pinocchio," Friday, November 4 throough Sunday, November 6. Evening performances are at 7:0 pm, the Sunday matinee is at 2:30 pm. Tickets available at theyoungstownplayhouse.com.
The YSU Department of Theater and Dance presents "Blissful Beginnings, Opening Night Art Walks," on Friday, November 18, at 6:00 pm, in the Bliss Recital Hall, on the YSU campus. It’s a night devoted to the arts on opening nights of University Theater, where a Dana School of Music group performs as you take in student and faculty art exhibits before the opening night of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum."
The Stage Left Players present their fall comedy-farce, “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s,” at the Trinity Playhouse, 234 E Lincoln Way, Lisbon. The show runs Friday, Oct. 21; Sunday, October 23; Friday, October 28; Saturday, October 29; and Sunday, Ocotober 30. Evening perofrmances are at 7:00 pm, and the Sunday matinees are at 2:00 pm. Tickets sold online at StageLeftPlayers.org or at the door.
Opera Western Reserve will present an afternoon luncheon concert of opera favorites and a preview of its November 11th production of "Carmen," by Georges Bizet, on Sunday October 23rd, at 12:30 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium. Lunch by Blue Wolf Catering. Tickets must be purchased by October 18th to include lunch.. Tickets at 330-259-0555.
Kent State University Trumbull Theatre presents the play, "On the Verge: Or, the Geography of Yearning" by Eric Overmyer. Show dates are weekend evenings, October 14 & 15, and 21 & 22 at 8:00 pm, with Sunday matinees on October 16 & 23 at 3:00 pm. Three Victorian Lady travelers take it upon themselves to discover the mystery of things as they set out for Terra Incognita and discover the future. Tickets and more information available at 330-675-8887, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The YSU College of Creative Arts andd Communications presents "Blissful Beginnings," on Friday, September 30, 6:00 pm, in Bliss Hall on the YSU campus. It is a night devoted to the arts on opening night of of University Theater's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." Student and faculty art exhibits will be on display and a Dana School of Music group will be performing. More information at 330-941-2307.
The YSU Dana School of Music presents a guest lecture by John Covach from the Eastman School of Music, on Friday, September 30, at 4:00 pm, in the Bliss Recital hall on the YSU campus. Covach has published dozens of articles on topics dealing with popular music, twelve-tone music, and the philosophy and aesthetics of music.