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The Ghosts Of Ballet Past And The Nutcraker

16 Dec , 2016  

Local artist Llalan Fowler is one the contributing writers to the unique blog which is Voices from the Borderland, a self-described compendium attempt to “…capture the Genius Loci of the region by gathering the work of local artists—each voicing out from their own private Borderland—into a single online presence.”

This week, Voices published the latest piece by Fowler, entitled “The Ghosts of Ballet Past.” In seven paragraphs with photos, the author shares a review of last weekend’s performance of A 1940s Nutcracker performed by Neos Dance Theatre at The Renaissance. More…

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Renaissance Adds Blog To Podcast

14 Dec , 2016  

The outreach for the Renaissance Performing Arts Association has expanded over the last several weeks with the launch of the Renaissance Podcast series, several of which have been featured here on 1812Blockhouse.

Joining that effort is the new Renaissance Blog: Thoughts From The Renaissance Theatre. To date, the blog has posted five posts which profile different aspects of theatre operation and other aspects of Assocation arts programming. More…

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Renaissance Podcast Profiles Fundraising Campaign

12 Dec , 2016  

To be successful, any non profit organization needs the support of members and friends. It is through such giving that great things can happen and transform people and communities.

Such is the case with Renaissance Performing Arts Association, Inc., the entity behind the operation of the Renaissance Theatre and Mansfield Symphony Orchestra. Setting out with a goal of “community cultural literacy and educational enhancement,” the non profit supports quality arts programming throughout the year. More…

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Renaissance Podcast Looks At Life As A New York City Based Actor

25 Nov , 2016  

In its latest episode, The Renaissance Podcast includes a conversation with actor Stephen Joshua Thompson.

A local favorite, Thompson has portrayed characters like Marius in Les Miserables, Burt in Mary Poppins, and Rum Tum Tugger in Cats. He recently performed in Mansfield again in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Take a deep dive as Stephen and Colleen discuss his influences, life as a NYC-based actor from Mansfield, what it’s like to play someone so opposite of yourself, and more. More…

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Seasonal Spectaculars Coming To The Renaissance

19 Nov , 2016  

You would expect nothing less, and this holiday’s seasons fare at Mansfield’s large-scale performing arts venue does not disappoint. From Christmas music to a new take on an old classic, it’s full of something for all ages.

The following performances will take place at the Renaissance Theatre between now and Christmas Day: More…

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The Renaissance Podcast Posts Second Episode

5 Nov , 2016  

In case you missed the news we shared back on October 22, The Ren has taken to the airwaves.

The Renaissance Podcast is the newest artistic expression of Mansfield’s Renaissance Performing Arts Association. In its first episode, an interview sat down for a discussion with Theodore Kuchar, candidate for the position of Mansfield Symphony Orchestra Music Director. More…

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Begin Your Christmas Season With A Dose Of Scrooge

4 Nov , 2016  

What better way to dip your toe into the holiday season than with a rip roaring musical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale?

Such is your opportunity next weekend as the A Christmas Carol: The Musical comes to the Renaissance Theatre. More…

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Renaissance Theatre Launches Podcast Series

22 Oct , 2016  

The Ren is now on the air.

The Renaissance Podcast is the newest artistic expression of Mansfield’s Renaissance Performing Arts Association. On Friday, its first episode was posted through the Podbean platform.

The first episode is entitled “A Conversation with Theodore Kuchar.” As shared on its website, “The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra (Mansfield, Ohio) is in a year-long search for their next Maestro. In this episode, Colleen sits down with the first of three candidates for the Music Director position, Maestro Theodore Kuchar, to discuss his world-wide career as the most recorded conductor in classical music, his love for baseball and fishing, and his childhood in northeastern Ohio.”

The podcast can be listened to below or at this link.

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Performer At Renaissance Thanks MSO And The Ren With Video Clip

18 Sep , 2016  

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