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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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Auditions Announced For A Christmas Story The Musical

2 Sep , 2017  

It’s never too early to get prepared for the holiday season, and the Renaissance Theatre is gearing up for a great show in November.

The Renaissance Theatre announces auditions for “A Christmas Story the Musical,” in Mansfield, Ohio. Auditions will be held Saturday, September 16th from 10am-3pm on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre. The delightful new Tony-nominated holiday musical, from the creators of the Dear Evan Hansen, is based on the beloved classic film, about 11 year old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas presents, a Red Ryder Carbine-Action BB Gun. More…

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Disney’s Lion King Jr. Roars Into The Ren

18 Aug , 2017  

The Mansfield Youth Theatre, under the direction of Dauphne Maloney and Brian Nabors, will present Disney’s “The Lion King, Jr.” at the Renaissance Theatre, September 8th through 10th. In addition to three full performances, the group will also perform a free Sensory-Friendly performance for immediate families of individuals with special needs on September 9th at 1 PM. The event is presented as a part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series. More…

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National Touring Company To Present Pinocchio

24 Jul , 2017  

The timeless children’s story, Pinocchio, is coming to Kingwood Center Gardens next week.

The Hamspstead Stage Company, a national professional touring company based on Center Barnstead, New Hampshire, will present the play on Wednesday, August 2 at 6:00 PM; a special children’s craft time will precede the play at 5:00 PM. More…

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Summer Road Trips: Ohio Light Opera

17 Jul , 2017  

We continue our series of one-day road trips available for residents of Mansfield and Richland County during the summer of 2017. These are, of course, in addition to the wonderful places to visit in our own backyard. More…

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Summer Theatre Comedy Coming To OSU Mansfield

15 Jul , 2017  

The Ohio State University Mansfield Theatre Program is bringing lighter fare to the fore later this month, as it presents “Check, Please” Jonathan Rand, and produced in cooperation with Playscripts, Inc..

Have you ever been set up on a blind date? More…

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Preview Showcases 2017-2018 Season At The Ren; Theatre’s 90th Birthday

7 Jun , 2017  

We’ll have stories in the coming days highlighting announcements made at Tuesday evening’s Season Preview Party at the Renaissance Theatre. Today, however, we’re bringing you a collection of stories, photos, video, and more from the event.

In addition to a look ahead at productions for the coming season, a 90th birthday celebration for the Ohio Theatre, now the Renaissance, is on tap. More…

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George M. Cohan Melodies To Flood The Renaissance

15 May , 2017  

It’s sure to be a patriotic evening later this month when the Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre, under the direction of Lori Turner, perform George M. Cohan’s classic musical, Little Johnny Jones. More…

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Tickets Available Now For Skits, Bits, and Halfwits VI

2 May , 2017  

No, that is not a typo.

Skits, Bits and Halfwits VI, written by Gordon Wendling and Renee Rebman, is coming to The Mansfield Playhouse later this month. More…

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