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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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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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