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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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Winter Laughs At The Mansfield Playhouse

16 Jan , 2018  

The next few weeks bring two productions to the stage of the Mansfield Playhouse – both sure to generate some laughs on cold winter days.

On January 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 8 PM, and on January 28 at 2:30 PM, enjoy Better Late, a romantic comedy by Larry Gelbart (author of M*A*S*H* and City of Angels). Directed by Mark Sebastian Jordan, this wild comedy features one-liners to flat-liners as it tells the tale of Lee, who is forced by his wife Nora to house her ex-husband, Julian, after the latter’s stroke. More…

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Auditions Announced For Joseph At The Ren

15 Jan , 2018  

The Renaissance Theatre will hold auditions for the Mansfield Youth Theatre production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Saturday, February 17 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM and on Monday, February 19 from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre, 138 Park Avenue West in downtown Mansfield.  Those auditioning must be between the ages of 10 and 18 during the 2017-18 school year. More…

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Try Out For The Time Warp

6 Jan , 2018  

Do you recognize the names Brad, Janet, and Dr. Frank N. Furter?

Fans of all things Rocky Horror have the opportunity to “do the time warp again” in March as The Ohio State University at Mansfield presents the iconic musical, “The Rocky Horror Show.” Students, faculty and staff, as well as community members are invited to audition for the production. More…

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The Heidi Chronicles Begin This Evening

9 Nov , 2017  

Tonight through Sunday, the Theatre Department of The Ohio State University at Mansfield presents “The Heidi Chronicles.”

In a romp through the last half of the 20th century, Heidi Holland tries to find her bearings in a rapidly changing world. She watches her friends of the 1960s move from idealism and political radicalism through militant feminism and, eventually, back to the materialism they once rejected. Can her liberation be achieved? Only if she can be true to herself. More…

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A Christmas Story The Musical Hits The Ren

31 Oct , 2017  

The beloved classic holiday film “A Christmas Story” will come to life on stage as a musical at Mansfield’s Renaissance Theatre this November. The Broadway musical, composed by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul best known for award-winning hits like “Dear Evan Hansen” and “La La Land,” features a contemporary score alongside a script adapted from the popular holiday film.

The production is directed by Michael Thomas, with music direction by Kelly Knowlton, choreography by Shannon Maloney, and set design by Jason Kaufman. The cast is led by local performers Rusty Cates, Maddie Beer, Colton Penwell, Bryce Dials, William Gorgas, and Landon Flint. In total, nearly 30 local performers create the cast. More…

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Mansfield Playhouse Presents Noises Off

8 Sep , 2017  

This September, the Mansfield Playhouse takes you “behind the scenes” to experience a play from the outside in.

Or, more exactly, from offstage looking toward onstage. More…

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