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Avenue Q On Park Avenue West

17 Mar , 2019  

The Renaissance Theatre’s 2018-19 Richland Bank Broadway Series continues with the award-winning, Avenue Q on the Renaissance stage, April 5-6, and 12-13. More…

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The Science Of Sound Is Next Teddy Bear Concert

11 Mar , 2019  

The Renaissance Theatre will hold its final Teddy Bear Concert of the 2018-2019 Mechanics Bank Education Series on March 31 at 2:30 PM.

In partnership with Little Buckeye Children’s Museum, the concert is entitled the “The Science of Sound” and will be held in Theatre 166, located at 166 Park Avenue West in Mansfield.  The audience will see, hear, and feel sound waves with this interactive concert featuring members of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra. More…

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Oompa-Loompas On PAW

4 Mar , 2019  

The Renaissance Theatre will show the third of four films in its Family Film Series, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” on Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 PM. The movie series is part of the Spherion Staffing Family Film Series. More…

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Elton John Music Featured As “Jeans ‘n Classics” Joins The MSO

2 Mar , 2019  

The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra will be joined by world-class rock musicians, Jeans ‘n Classics, to perform the music of Elton John in its OhioHealth Symphony Series concert, “Jeans ‘n Classics” on Saturday, March 23 at 8:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. Under the direction of Octavio Más-Arocas, the event will feature a dynamic program celebrating the music of Elton John in a unique collaboration melding rock music with symphonic. More…

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Jazz Coming To Park Avenue West

23 Feb , 2019  

Steve Brown and Friends will present a jazz concert on Friday, March 29 at 7:30 PM in the newly renovated Theatre 166. The theater, which is part of Renaissance Performing Arts Association, is located at 166 Park Avenue West.

This 5-piece ensemble will perform a diverse variety of jazz style including swing, Latin and ballads, chosen primarily from the Great American Songbook. Included will be the works of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Billy Joel and many others. More…

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Arts Integration Professional Development Workshop Coming To The Ren

21 Feb , 2019  

The Mansfield site of the Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program will offer an arts integration professional development workshop for teachers on Thursday, March 7.

Sandi Hammonds, a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist and National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence/Young Adulthood Art with 37 years experience, will lead the workshop, which is most beneficial for teachers of grades 5-12. More…

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Get Your ABBA On: Momma Mia! Is Coming

19 Feb , 2019  

The Renaissance Theatre’s Richland Bank Broadway Series will present a fully-staged production of Mamma Mia! March 2-3 and 9-10.

Directed by Michael Thomas, Mamma Mia! is a production in which ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek Island paradise they last visited 20 years ago. More…

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Comedian Tammy Pescatelli To Perform At The Ren

6 Feb , 2019  

Cleveland’s own Tammy Pescatelli will perform at the Renaissance Theatre for one night only on February 16, 2019 at 8:00 PM. Joined by comedians Rocky LaPorte and Josh Sneed, this is one night of guaranteed laughter. The event is part of the Shaw-Ott Medical Comedy Series with additional sponsorship from Nanogate Jay Systems, LLC. More…

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Concert Postponed

29 Jan , 2019  

From the Renaissance Performing Arts Association:

The Steve Brown and Friends jazz concert, scheduled at the Renaissance’s Theatre 166 for Friday, February 1 is postponed.  A new date is currently being selected for the Spring.

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Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band Playing The Ren

25 Jan , 2019  

Tusk, the ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute band, will be performing on February 2 at 8:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre. As part of the Avita Health System Concert Series, this show will feature all of Fleetwood Mac’s iconic hits.

Tusk, is the number one tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating. More…

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Jazz At Theatre 166

15 Jan , 2019  

Steve Brown and Friends will present a jazz concert on Friday, February 1 at 7:30 PM in the newly renovated Theatre 166. The theater, which is part of Renaissance Performing Arts Association, is located at 166 Park Avenue West.

This 5-piece ensemble will perform a diverse variety of jazz style including swing, Latin and ballads, chosen primarily from the Great American Songbook. Included will be the works of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Billy Joel and many others. 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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A Hot Mikado For What May Yet End Up A Cold January

5 Jan , 2019  

The Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre will present two fun-filled musicals on January 26 and 27 at the Renaissance Theatre. The show will open with “Hot Mikado,” followed by Michael Thomas’ original production, “Marco Polo Jones: The Road to Shanghai”. The productions are directed by Lori Turner.

“Hot Mikado” is a hilarious and “hot” updated version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s perennial classic, “The Mikado.” The production of “Hot Mikado” is set in Japan in the 1940s with a tale where, despite life-or-death stakes, characters find time to tap their toes and do their fair share of scatting. The music includes sounds of jazz, hot gospel, blues, rock, Cab Calloway swing and torch songs. More…

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