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See Polkadots On Park Avenue West

24 May , 2019  

The Renaissance, in collaboration with the Mansfield Youth Theatre (“MY Theatre”), will perform the Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical on the stage of the Renaissance’s Theatre 166 on June 7 and 8, 2019. A free “one night only” public performance will take place at 7:00 PM on Friday; with a free sensory-friendly performance of Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical offered on Saturday, June 8 at 11:00 AM for families of individuals with special needs. More…

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Will Neuracorp’s Arrival Be A Positive Thing For Mansfield?

19 May , 2019  

That’s the question at the center of a short radio drama presented by theatre students at Purdue University.

Entitled “Making Mansfield,” the city is the setting for the audio play, described this way on the WBAA website: More…

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Comedy Arrives At The Playhouse This Month

16 Apr , 2019  

Have you ever started out on a path, sure of where you were going, and suddenly find yourself somewhere completely different that where you thought you’d be?

Even the best of plans can sometimes misfire. As Woody Allen shared, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”

This is the inspiration behind Making God Laugh, a Holiday Family Comedy by Sean Grennan, which starts later this month at the Mansfield Playhouse. More…

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Avenue Q On Park Avenue West Continues This Weekend

9 Apr , 2019  

The Renaissance Theatre’s 2018-19 Richland Bank Broadway Series continues this weekend with the second weekend of the award-winning, Avenue Q on the Renaissance stage. More…

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OSUM Play To Feature First-Time Student Director

9 Apr , 2019  

Anyssa Hanna first fell in love with the theatre when she was only five years old. She began acting in first grade in Cleveland. Now, as a freshman social work student at The Ohio State University at Mansfield, she will be directing her first play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange.

“The play is about seven African American women and each one of them has a struggle in their life,” Hanna explains. “It discusses how each one of the women got through their problems by talking and supporting one another.” More…

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Love Springs Eternal On Golden Pond

5 Mar , 2019  

The love story On Golden Pond opens a two week run this Friday at the Mansfield Playhouse.

The play by Ernest Thompson is the story of Norman and Ethel Thayer, who return to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé Billy Ray and his son Billy Ray Jr. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage. More…

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Playhouse To Hold A Murder This Weekend And Next

19 Jan , 2019  

Is all fair in love? Even murder? That’s the question posed by “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s, a light and funny suspense comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson Motor Inn currently running at the Mansfield Playhouse. More…

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Youth Opera Theatre Auditions Set For “Thespis” And “Hercules”

12 Jan , 2019  

Directed by Lori Turner, the Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre announces auditions for Gilbert and Sullivan’s operatic extravaganza, “Thespis,” the piece that gave the legendary duo their start, and “Hercules” composed by the Renaissance’s Artistic Director, Michael Thomas.  Audition Dates are February 9 from 11:00-4:00 PM at Theatre 166 (166 Park Avenue West), and February 10 from 12:00-4:00 PM in the Ballroom of the Renaissance Theatre. More…

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Mamma Mia Cast Announced

11 Jan , 2019  

The Renaissance Performing Arts Association is pleased to announce the cast for Mamma Mia!, a 2018-2019 Richland Bank Broadway Series production.  Mamma Mia! will be performed on March 2-3 and 9-10 at the Renaissance Theatre. Renaissance Artistic Director Michael Thomas will direct the show and Kelly Knowlton will be the Music Director for the production. More…

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Auditions Set For Play About Trailblazing Professional Footballer

10 Jan , 2019  

The Black Cyclone,” a play that tells the story of Charles Follis, the first black professional football player, will be featured again this spring on the stage of the Mansfield Senior High auditorium.

The production is a collaboration between Jim Stoner, who wrote the original play, the North End Community Improvement Cooperative, and Mansfield City Schools as part of the district’s 21st Century state grant. More…

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Lapine’s Sunday In The Park With George Coming To Theatre 166

1 Jan , 2019  

The Renaissance Performing Arts Association’s new performance space, Theatre 166, will present its second production in the MT Business Technologies Black Box Series, Sunday in the Park with George, on January 18 & 19 at 8:00 PM, and January 20 at 2:30 PM.  The Set & Design is sponsored by Adena Corporation. More…

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It’s A Christmas Carol Weekend In Ye Olde Mansfield

14 Dec , 2018  

This weekend you’re able to get a double dose of Dickens as his classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol, can be seen in two settings.

First is a live presentation of the classic tale on the stage of Founders Auditorium on the campus of The Ohio State University at Mansfield. Join the Theatre Department as they present an adaption by Drew Traxler and Lindsey Saltz, which returns to the rich language, imagery, and timeless lesson of Dickens’ original work.   More…

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Third Audition Day Set For Mamma Mia!

26 Nov , 2018  

Due to overwhelming response, the Renaissance Performing Arts Association will be adding a third audition day for Mamma Mia!, a 2018-2019 Richland Bank Broadway Series production.  The auditions will be on Saturday, December 1 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, December 3 from 4:30-7:30 PM and December 10 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre. More…

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“The Sun Will Come Out” In November At The Ren

20 Oct , 2018  

The Renaissance Holiday production, Annie, is running November 10-11 and November 17-18 on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre. Ryan Shealy is the Director and Kelly Knowlton is the Music Director for the production.  Annie is the second show in the 2018-2019 Richland Bank Broadway Series. More…

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