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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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Renaissance Announces Annie Cast List, Ticket Availability

26 Sep , 2018  

The Renaissance Performing Arts Association is pleased to announce the cast for Annie.  Annie is the second show in the 2018-2019 Richland Bank Broadway Series, running November 10-11 and November 17-18, 2018 on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre. Ryan Shealy will be the Director and Kelly Knowlton will be the Music Director for the production. More…

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Inaugural Show At Theatre 166 Brings The Light In The Piazza

19 Sep , 2018  

The Renaissance Performing Arts Association’s new performance space, Theatre 166, will kick-off its inaugural MT Business Technologies Black Box Series with The Light in the Piazza on October 5 & 6 at 8:00 PM, and October 7 at 2:30 PM.

Directed by Michael Thomas, this Tony awarding-winning show tells the poignant tale of a mother and her developmentally disabled daughter traveling in Florence in the 1950s.  A story of love, loss, and letting go, it features one of the most beautiful scores ever written for the Broadway stage. More…

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Fall Theatre Productions At OSU Mansfield: Humor And Melody

16 Sep , 2018  

This fall, the Theatre Department at The Ohio State University at Mansfield is presenting two different productions that will lift the spirit and provide a wonderful evening’s entertainment.

The first is the Department’s presentation of “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. This is one of the greatest comedies by one of the greatest comic wits of the English language. It was first performed in London in 1895, and has lines which are among the best-known of any play. More…

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The Headline Is In: Newsies Coming To The Ren

20 Jul , 2018  

It’s almost press time! The Renaissance Theatre’s Richland Bank Broadway Series will present a fully staged production of Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical July 28-29, and August 4-5.

Directed by Michael Thomas, Newsies tells the stirring tale of the 1899 New York City Newsboys Strike. With a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, songs such as “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,“ and “Santa Fe” have become much-beloved classics. More…

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Auditions Coming For Aladdin, Jr. At The Ren

5 Jul , 2018  

The Renaissance Theatre will hold auditions for the Mansfield Youth Theatre production of Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. on Sunday, July 15 at 2:00 PM, and on Monday, July 16 at 6:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre, 138 Park Avenue West in downtown Mansfield. More…

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Celebrate Culture And Honor At The Playhouse This Weekend With Mulan Jr.

4 Jun , 2018  

This coming weekend, the Mansfield Playhouse with ring with the sound of familiar and new melodies as the venue presents “Mulan, Jr.”

Disney’s Mulan Jr. is a one-act stage musical based on the 1998 animated film Mulan, which in turn was based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan and the story “Fa Mulan” by Robert D. San Souci. More…

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Youth Opera Theatre Presenting Two Magical Musicals

20 May , 2018  

The Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre, under the direction of Lori Turner, will present two fairytale-inspired musicals on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre, May 26 and 27. The troupe will first perform “1,001 Arabian Nights,” followed by Stephen Sondheim and Mansfield-native James Lapine’s “Into the Woods, Jr.” More…

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Cinderella Coming To Charm Mansfield

9 Apr , 2018  

The Auditorium at St. Peter’s High School will be a magical place to be over the next two weekends, as the St. Peter’s Department of Theatre and Performing Arts presents the musical Cinderella. The music is presented as a part of the 2017-2018 St. Peter’s Music Series.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was originally written for television, and starred a young Julie Andrews in the title role. Amazingly for the time, the broadcast had over 100 million viewers. Well-known songs from the musical include “In My Own Little Corner” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” More…

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Renaissance Announces Summer Musical And Auditions

29 Mar , 2018  

The Renaissance Performing Arts Association has announced the first show in the 2018-2019 Richland Bank Broadway Series: Disney’s Newsies the Broadway Musical running July 28-29 and August 4-5 on the stage of 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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Swing Into Spring With Ain’t Misbehavin’

23 Mar , 2018  

The Renaissance Theatre will highlight a talented group of local performers in the upcoming production of Ain’t Misbehavin’a musical revue presented as a part of the Richland Bank Broadway Series on April 12-14 at 8 PM and April 15 at 2:30 PM.

Under the direction of Michael Thomas with music direction by Brian Nabors, the cast features local performers Ursula Butts, Kristal Lawrence, Jodie Odom, Deon Taylor, and Condrea Webber singing songs of the golden age of swing music. More…

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The Rocky Horror Show Comes To Life Starting Tonight

1 Mar , 2018  

Generations of movie goers know the plot and the songs by heart.

One fateful night, Brad Majors and his fiancée, Janet Weiss – a wholesome, well-behaved, utterly normal young couple in love – innocently set out to visit an old professor. More…

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Greater Tuna Arrives Downtown This Weekend

9 Feb , 2018  

Beginning this weekend, the characters of Greater Tuna will make their appearance on the Mansfield Playhouse stage.

What do Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye, and Reverend Spikes have in common? In this hilarious send-up of small-town morals and mores, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas’ third-smallest town. More…

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Paris Coming To The Renaissance

9 Feb , 2018  

The Renaissance Theatre’s Richland Bank Broadway Series will present a fully-staged production featuring live orchestral accompaniment of The Hunchback of Notre Dame March 3-4, and 10-11, 2018. This is an area premiere of the musical.

Directed by Michael Thomas and based on the Victor Hugo novel, with songs from the Disney animated feature, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell). More…

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Youth Opera To Present Fairy Tale-Inspired Musicals

18 Jan , 2018  

The Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre will present two fairy tale-inspired musicals on February 3 and 4 at the Renaissance Theatre. The show will open with “Wind in the Willows,” followed by Richard Sherman’s “Slipper and the Rose.” “Slipper and the Rose” is a retelling of the Cinderella story with music by noted Disney composer Richard Sherman (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). “Wind in the Willows” is based on the children’s book by Kenneth Grahame; music by John Rutter. More…

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