Youngstown Sate University Theater presents the musical The Spitfire Grill, running this final weekend in Bliss Hall's Ford Theater. Evening performances are at 7:30 pm and the Sunday matinee is at 2:00 pm. Tickets for The Spitfire Grill may be reserved at the University Theater Box Office at 330-941-3105, online to www.ysu.tix.com, or purchased in person in Bliss Hall at the door.
Salem Community Theater presents the classic musical-comedy A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, with music and lyrics by Steven Sondheim, for 7 performances over 3 weekends, opening October 24 through November 9. Evening performances are at 8:00, the Sunday matinees begin at 2:00. Reservations and more information are available from the Theater box office at 330-332-9688.
Youngstown State University’s McDonough Museum of Art will host two 40-minute dramatic readings of George Bernard Shaw’s Don Juan in Hell (from ‘Man and Superman’) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11, in its 50-seat auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Dramatic readers will be David Vosburgh, Dr. George McCloud, Matthew Mazuroski, and Elsa Higby.
Opera Western Reserve presents Don Giovanni on Friday, on November 14th at 7:30 pm. Don Giovanni is a tale of an outrageous, arrogant playboy, his loves, his stratagems, and a fatal confrontation that leads to his demise. This Mozart masterpiece includes a live orchestra and area opera singers. Ticket information is available at Opera Western Reserve DOT org.
The New Castle Lyric Opera's "Italian Market Place" at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, in New Castle, on October 25, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. The Italian Market Place is an evening filled with delicious Italian foods, an artists' market, street performers, and the glorious voices of the New Castle Lyric Opera. Songs from the new opera Katrina will also be performed. Tickets available at 724-714-3003.
The Stage Left Players will present The Carol Burnett/Kandy Cleland Show this Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm at the Historic Trinity Playhouse located on Lincoln Way in downtown Lisbon. This musical comedy variety show will pay tribute to the great comedienne Carol Burnett, and feature local actors in some of her most memorable sketches. Ticket information is available at stageleftplayers.org.
The second Sundays at Stambaugh event of the season features performers from Opera Western Reserve on Sunday, October 26 at 12:30 pm, presenting a preview of their production of the opera Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart A catered lunch by Fifth Season will precede the performance. Ticket information is available at stambaughauditorium.com.
Electra, adapted by Robert Dennick Joki from the writings of Sophocles, Euripides, and Aeschylus, tells the story of the aftermath of the Trojan War, as family members fight to decide who will control the throne of Atreus. The performance by Rust Belt Theater takes place on Sunday, September 21 at 12:30 pm, in the Formal Garden. Ticket information is available at stambaughauditorium.com.
The Rust Belt Theater Company will celebrate its 5th Anniversary season by staging Electra, on Friday and Saturday, August 29 & 30, at 8:00 pm. Electra is adapted by Robert Dennick Joki, from the writings of Sophocles, Euripides, and Aeschylus. The Rust Belt Theater Company is located in the Calvin Center at 755 Mahoning Avenue, just outside of downtown Youngstown. Reservation information is available at 330 507 2358. Seating is very limited for this intimate show.
As part of its Summer Outdoor Family Movie Nights, the Covelli Centre (229 East Front Street) in Downtown Youngstown presents the 2013 Sci-Fi Thriller Gravity on Monday, July 14th at dusk on the Covelli Centre Lawn. [Gravity tells the story of how a medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.] More information about this free movie is available at (330) 746-5600.