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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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Get Ready For A Hot Mess At The Ren

7 Apr , 2017  

Last year, the production was the first at the Renaissance Theatre that sold out before it even opened.

Now, “Hot Mess: A Lethal New Musical” is back, a hysterical musical that brought attention to Mansfield from at least one esteemed Broadway producer. The production take aim at that icon of American media: the reality show. More…


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Annie Arrives At Mansfield Senior

5 Apr , 2017  

The Broadway musical “Annie” will come to the stage of the Mansfield Senior High School auditorium on April 7, 8 and 9.

The curtain will rise at 7:00 PM on Friday and Saturday and 3:00 PM on Sunday. More…


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An Evening In The Neighborhood Of Make-Believe

2 Apr , 2017  

It’s a beautiful day in this Mansfield neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor, Would you be mine? Could you be mine?

The world of the hit PBS television series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” from The Fred Rogers Company will inhabit the stage of the Renaissance Theatre on Friday, April 7 at 7:00 PM. More…

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St. Peter’s Presents Seussical The Musical

28 Mar , 2017  

“”…I’ve got to protect them. I’m bigger than they.” So he plucked up the clover and hustled away.”

So says Horton, of course, and you may well be quoting him as well if you attend the upcoming production of “Seussical The Musical” as presented by St. Peter’s Department of Theatre and Performng Arts and St. Peter’s Music Series at the St. Peter’s High School Auditorium. More…

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Learn How The Other Half Lives

14 Mar , 2017  

The Mansfield Playhouse will be presenting How the Other Half Lives later this month on its main stage.

Written by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Doug Wertz, this popular farce explores the lives of three men who all work for the same firm. Here’s the catch: one of the younger men is having an affair with the wife of the oldest man. More…


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Sister Act Set For March

20 Feb , 2017  

It’s time to break out of your winter “habit” for a breath of fresh air as a new musical hits the Renaissance Theatre.

Sister Act, referred to as a “Divine Musical Comedy,” was written by Bill and Cherri Steinkellner and was based on the hit 1992 film of the same name. It features music by Alan Menkin, whose scores include those for Disney films The Little Mermain, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, and others. More…