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Stand By Me Next King Film At The Ren

23 May , 2018  

The Renaissance Theatre will show the fourth film in its year-long Stephen King Film Festival, “Stand By Me,” on June 21 at 7:00 PM. The festival launched in January with a screening of “The Shawshank Redemption” during the theatre’s 90th Anniversary Celebration. The film festival is presented thanks to funding from Charles P. Hahn, Cleveland Financial with the guest speaker provided by the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library. More…

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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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Free Preview Party At The Renaissance Celebrates New Season

19 May , 2018  

The Renaissance Theatre is hosting its biggest party of the season and the entire community is invited. The annual Season Preview Party at the Renaissance Theatre will be held on Tuesday, June 5 at 6 PM. The exciting free event will officially announce the 2018-2019 Renaissance Performing Arts season lineup and will feature live performances, a dessert reception, giveaways, and surprises from the Renaissance. More…

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Internationally Acclaimed Bee Gees Set To Sell Out The Ren

8 May , 2018  

Lauded as the top touring Bee Gees tribute band in the world, Stayin’ Alive: One Night of the Bee Gees returns to the Renaissance Theatre on Saturday, May 19 at 8 PM. The band most recently performed in 2015, and has been highly lauded by local residents since their performance.

Primed to sell out with only limited tickets remaining, Stayin’ Alive offers to their audiences the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees playlist, singing blockbusters such as “Night Fever,” “Jive Talkin’,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “You Should Be Dancing,” “Nights on Broadway,” and, of course, “Stayin’ Alive.” More…

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Creative Writing Showcase To Present Area Student Works

7 May , 2018  

The Renaissance Education Department will host its seventh annual MindSprouts Creative Writing Showcase on Thursday, May 17 at 7 PM. The event is free and open to the public, with donations accepted at the door to support Renaissance education programs.  MindSprouts is presented as a part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series.

A variety of student writing will be presented in onstage adaptations of short stories, poems, and plays that were submitted to the MindSprouts Creative Writing Contest. More…

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Murder Mystery At The Ren

5 May , 2018  

Following the overwhelming demand of the January Murder Mystery, the Renaissance Theatre announces it will resurrect “Murder at the Ohio Theatre,” an interactive Murder Mystery based on the 1929 murder that took place at the theatre on June 1 and 2 at 7 PM in the lobby of the theatre. More…

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Annual Senior Spring Spectacular

19 Apr , 2018  

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging will hold its annual Senior Spring Spectacular on Wednesday, May 9 at noon at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. This event, hosted by the Area Agency on Aging and the Renaissance Performing Arts Association, Inc., is held in recognition of Older Americans Month and offers guests entertainment, refreshments, information from sponsors and a chance at many door prizes. More…

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Free Sensory-Friendly Performance of Joseph On Tap

5 Apr , 2018  

Under the direction of Dauphne Maloney and Brian Nabors, the Mansfield Youth Theatre (MY Theatre) will present a free, sensory-friendly performance of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield, Ohio on Saturday, April 21 at 1 PM.

Accommodations for the sensory-friendly performance will include: More…

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Summer Camp At The Ren

3 Apr , 2018  

Picture summer camp for a moment. Images that could come to mind might include blue skies, warm temperatures, swimming, and outdoor activities of many kinds.

Locally, however, there’s another option as well, one taking place inside but no less fun.

Registration has opened for the Renaissance Theatre’s annual “Broadway Camp!” summer theatre program for students ages 8-13. The popular summer camp sessions will be held at the Renaissance June 18-22; and June 25-29. More…

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Lex Senior Wins Singing Contest At The Ren

30 Mar , 2018  

Lexington High School freshman Ellie Nickoli was chosen by the audience and musicians as the winner of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra’s Bach to Rock® Singing Contest at the March 24 concert. As winner of the contest, Nickoli will be invited to perform on the 2018-2019 OhioHealth Symphony Series. 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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Youth To Present “Joseph” At The Ren

24 Mar , 2018  

The Mansfield Youth Theatre will present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre April 20, 21, and 22 as a part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series. Performances will take place at 7 PM on Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 PM on Sunday. Dauphne Maloney directs the show with music direction by Brian Nabors. Tickets are $15, General Admission and on sale now at the Renaissance Box Office, via phone, and online at MansfieldTickets.com. More…

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