Ballet Western Reserve: The Nutcracker at DeYor Performing Arts Center

Ballet Western Reserve presents The Nutcracker in the Edward W. Powers Auditorium at the DeYor Performing Arts Center in downtown Youngstown, on Saturday, December 4th at 7:00 PM; and on Sunday, December 5th at 2:30 PM.  This reimagined telling of the E.T.A. Hoffman tale, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, shares the story of young Clara and her mysterious grandfatner, Drosselmeyer. Featured will be Ballet Western Reserve alumnus Austin Dabney, formerly of The Boston Ballet and Ballet West.  Tickets are available online at

The Cultural Alliance: Press Conference

The Cultural Alliance is announcing a new collaborative initiative aimed at advancing arts and culture in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, on Friday, July 16 at 1 pm, in the Covelli Center, in downtown Youngstown. The Cultural Alliance consists of Leaders of the most influential arts and cultural organizations across the Mahoning and Shenango valleys. [The announcement is being made as dozens of artists from across the nation set up for the annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts, which is this weekend at its new location in Wean Park in downtown Youngstown.]  

YSU Summer Festival of the Arts: Volunteers

Organizers for the 23rd annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts, scheduled for July 17 and 18 at its new location at Wean Park, are seeking volunteers for the event.  Volunteers are needed for artist registration; information booths; in the children's hands-on art tent; and for technical assistance at performance sites, among other areas. Various shifts are available for the two-day event. More information is available from the YSU Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-727-7514.


Jordan School of Ballet: Springtime in Paris

Jordan School of Ballet presents “Springtime in Paris“ at the Robins Theatre Sunday, May 30 with showings at 1:30 and 6 pm. The show opens with a jazzy ballet about Paris, then the company will dance the classical ballet, Les Sylphides, to the music of Chopin. The program will conclude with the ballet Coppelia, a colorful, comedic ballet about a toy maker and his doll. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

YSU University Theatre Dance Ensemble

YSU's University Theatre will open its first show of Spring semester with "Now You See Us... An Evening of Virtual Dance", with performances on March 25th, 26th, and 27th. Information, times, and tickets available at 'Show T I X 4 U dot com' by searching Youngstown State University.


University Theatre opens its first show of Spring semester with "Now You See Us... An Evening of Virtual Dance" on Thursday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Festival of New Work

Festival of New Work

University Theatre

Saturday, April 24 · 7:30 PM

A celebration of original student work in film, playwriting, choreography, puppetry and devised performance.

This production is free of charge.

Available on the Cliffe College YouTube channel

YSU Department of Theatre and Dance: Elegies: A Song Cycle by William Finn

YSU University Theatre, presenting 'Elegies [el-uh-GEES]: A Song Cycle' by William Finn. The sequence of songs in 'Elegies' addresses memory, loss, and life’s fragility and joy. YSU students will be joined by guest performers Maureen Collins and James McClellan.  Performances will be streamed this coming weekend, with tickets available by searching Youngstown State University at 'Show T I X 4 U dot com'.


YSU Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series: Dance Theatre of Harlem

The YSU Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series presents the Dance Theatre of Harlem, on Wednesday, February 12, at 8:00 pm, in Powers Auditorium. at the DeYor Performing Arts Center in Youngstown.  Tickets available at and at 330-744-0264.

YSU Department of Theater & Dance: Festival of New Works

YSU Department of Theater & Dance presents the 3rd annual Festival of New Works, on Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, at 7 pm, in Bliss Hall's Spotlight Theater, on the YSU campus. The Festival of New Works features short plays, films, musical theatre & dance choreography, devised work, and puppetry. 

YSU Department of Theater & Dance: Dance Ensemble in Concert

The YSU Dance Ensemble continue its concerts tonight and tomorrow night, at 7:30 both evening, in Bliss Hall's Ford Theater, on the YSU campus.  The YSU Dance Ensemble showcases student, faculty, and guest choreography in a variety of genres from ballet and modern to tap and jazz.


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