The New Castle Playhouse presents "Damn Yankees," at the Augustine Auditorium, this weekend. Evening performances are at 7:30 and the Sunday matinee is at 2:00. "Damn Yankees" tales the tale of middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, who trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant against the NY Yankees. Tickets are available at newcastleplayhouse.org, and the box office at 724-654-3437, Monday through Friday,10 am - 4 pm.
The Victorian Ventures in Youth Theatre, part of the Victorian Players, is presenting The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, a fractured fairy tale in which two narrators attempt to recreate all 209 of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in a wild, fast-paced extravaganza. Performances are today and tomorrow at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, July 26 at 2:00 pm. Reservations can be made at 330.746.5455. The theater is located at 702 Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown and parking is free.
The NE GEEK Read and Greet event at the Geneva Library takes place on Saturday July 25 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The event features face painting, cosplay, storytelling, and a character building panel. Kids in K-5th grades can enter the “Tell Your Hero’s Story Contest”. The winner will receive an all-day free game play and two admission passes to the 2015 NE Geek Expo held in October. Entrants must be present of July 25 to win.
Shakespeare at the Castle presents, Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew." The second annual theatre festival performing live on the grounds of Glamorgan Castle in Alliance, will take place July 23-26, at 7:00 pm. For tickets, information is available at mountunion.edu/Shakespeare.
The Legal Creative is presenting a Legal Clinic for Creatives at the Main Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, on Friday, July 24th from Noon to 4:00 PM. During the Legal Clinics, art professionals and art organizations can schedule an appointment to meet face-to-face with a volunteer attorney. Registration is free and open to all artists and arts organizations regardless of income, however, consultations are limited to topics relating to the running of an arts business, such as copyright law, trademark law, contract law, and general business formation.
St. Patrick Church, on Oak Hill Avenue, in Youngstown, is hosting a Summer Arts Camp the week of August 3 - 7, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm daily. Activities include singing, drama, handbells, boomwhackers, hands-on visual art activities, creative writing/poetry and individual instrument tutoring. All of the classes are being taught by qualified artists from the parish, artists from the community, as well as from Youngstown State University. The art camp is open to all children Grades K-12. There is a $5.00 registration fee per child.
NORTHEAST OHIO ACM and the Youngstown and Akron Game Developers Groups are sponsoring a screening of the film GAME LOADING: THE RISE OF THE INDIES, a documentary about independent game developers. This film is showing on June 25th at 7:00 PM at the Boardman Movie 8. Gary and David Nunley, founders of SGM GAMES will speak before the film.
The New Castle Playhouse is holding auditions for the musical "Damn Yankees" on Thursday, May 7th, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The musical will be performed July 17th through July 26th, directed by Michael Cavalier. More information can be found at newcastleplayhouse.org.
The New Castle Playhouse, located at 212 East Long Avenue in New Castle, is presenting the adult musical comedy, "The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical," Friday May 29th through Sunday May 31st, and Thursday June 4th through Sunday June 7th. The Thursday-Saturday shows begin at 7:30 PM and the Sunday shows begin at 2:00 PM. Tickets and more information can be found at newcastleplayhouse.org.
The New Castle Playhouse presents the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play by Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, weekends, April 10 - April 19, with the evening performances at 7:30 and the Sunday matinees at 2:00. Tickets are available at 724-654-3437, and at newcastleplayhouse.org.