YSU Play: Out of this Furnace

The YSU Department of Theater & Dance is presenting OUT OF THIS FURNACE, a drama celebrating the resilience of steelworkers’ families, at Ford Theater in Bliss Hall on the YSU campus - from Thursday, Feb 26 through Saturday, Feb 28 at 7:30 pm., and Sunday, March 1 at 2:00 pm. More information available at 330-941-3105 or at (ysu dot T I X dot com).

2015 YSU Diversity Leadership Recognition Dinner and Scholarship Benefit Concert

The 2015 Youngstown State University Diversity Leadership Recognition Celebration will honor the efforts and continuous achievements of community and campus leaders in the area of diversity and inclusion, on Friday, March 27th, at Stambaugh Auditorium.  The dinner and awards begin at 5:30 pm, to be followed by  followed at 8:00 pm by special guest speaker and artist, Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., the 2011 Winner of America's Got Talent. Tickets and reservations for dinner are due in advance by March 24th at 5:00 pm. More information at

The Three Little Pigs: Opera Arias

The Young Artists of Opera Western Reserve are presenting The Three Little Pigs in the Grand Ballroom of Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown on Sunday, March 8th, at 3:00 PM. The performance will feature music from four of Mozart’s operas (Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi fan tutte, and The Magic Flute). A meet and greet with the cast will occur after the performance. Tickets are available at

Docudrama: The Missing Link by The Bondage Busters

As part of YSU's African American History Month activities, The Bondage Busters present the docudrama The Missing Link, on Monday, February 23 at 7:00 pm in the Ohio Room in the Kilcawley Center on YSU's campus. The Bondage Busters are a youth group in Youngstown dedicated to empowerment and education of African American youth.  The group is led by Youngstown native, Pastor Charles Hudson.

Mystery Dinner Theater: My Fatal Valentine

The Montessori School of the Mahoning Valley is presenting a murder mystery dinner theater My Fatal Valentine, by E. Moushey, at The Georgetown, 5945 South Avenue in Boardman, on Saturday February 7, beginning at 5:30 pm. More information about the event is available at

YSU Opera: Die Fledermaus

The Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series at Youngstown State University presents Die Fledermaus, an opera by Johann Strauss, Jr., at the Ford Theater in Bliss Hall on the YSU campus, Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21, at 7:30 pm, and on Sunday, March 22, at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available at the YSU Theater box office at 330-941-3105 or at

A Steampunk Christmas Carol

Youngstown State University Theater presents A STEAMPUNK CHRISTMAS CAROL, a twist on the classic story, on Friday, December 5th at 7:30 pm, and Saturday, December 6th at 2:00 & 7:30 pm in the Ford Theater in Bliss Hall. Tickets available at 330-941-3105 or

Paula Poundstone Event

WYSU presents comedian Paula Poundstone, on Friday, February 27 at 8:00 pm, at the Ford Recital Hall in the DeYor Performing Arts Center in downtown Youngstown. Poundstone is frequently a panelist on NPR's comedy program Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!  Tickets are available at the De Yor Box Office at 330-744-4269 or at 



How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas

The Rust Belt Theater Company, in the Calvin Center, at 755 Mahoning Avenue, just outside of downtown Youngstown, presents the 9th-annual production of How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas, on Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6, and December 12 and 13, beginning at 8:00 pm each evening. An off-the-wall retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas CarolHow the Drag Queen Stole Christmas is the story of Starrlet O'Hara, a tyrant drag queen who is visited by three ghostly divas on Christmas Eve. Reservation information is available at 330-507-2358

Nuncrackers (The Nunsense Christmas Musical)

The Salem Community Theatre presents the musical comedy Nuncrackers (The Nunsense Christmas Musical), weekends from December 5th through the 14th. The evening performances are at 7:00 pm and the Sunday Matinees are at 2:00 pm. The lovable and hilarious "Sisters of Mount Saint Helen's Convent" are taping their first TV special for Cable Access for the Christmas Season, including a spoof on Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet. Tickets and reservations are available at the Theatre Box Office at 330-332-9688.


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