By 1812Blockhouse

As the winter chill sets in, Mansfield’s Renaissance Theatre is warming hearts with a lineup of enchanting holiday events. This December, the iconic venue is set to host a series of performances that promise to infuse the holiday season with joy, music, and a dash of theatrical magic.

Enchanting Performances Await at the Ren

A Unique Twist on a Classic Tale

First on the calendar is a mesmerizing rendition of “A Christmas Carol,” scheduled for Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, December 10 at 2:30 PM. This isn’t your typical retelling of Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday story. Instead, audiences will be treated to a one-woman show starring Angela Iannone, known for her captivating presence in “Follies.” Directed by Leda Hoffmann of the Contemporary Theatre of Ohio and adapted by Greg Oliver Bodine, this performance promises a unique and unforgettable experience, bringing the story of Scrooge and his spectral visitors to life in a new light.

The Magic of The Nutcracker Ballet

The holiday enchantment continues with the Richland Academy of the Arts presenting their annual production of “The Nutcracker Ballet.” This cherished event, set for the same dates as “A Christmas Carol,” will feature local dancers showcasing the beauty of Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. The Renaissance Theatre’s grand stage will transform into a winter wonderland, making this performance a must-see for families and ballet enthusiasts alike.

Music Fills the Air at the Renaissance Theatre

Mansfield Symphony Orchestra & Chorus: A Symphony of Holiday Cheer

On Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 PM, the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will present their “Holiday Pops” concert. This annual tradition is a blend of classical holiday repertoire and contemporary favorites, sure to delight audiences of all ages with its festive mix of carols and new classics.

Youth Orchestra: A Prelude to the Holidays

Rounding off the holiday celebrations, the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra takes the stage on Sunday, December 17 at 2:30 PM. Directed by Stephen Domka, this talented ensemble of young musicians from across North Central Ohio will perform holiday classics and orchestral masterpieces, showcasing the region’s budding musical talent.

Reserve Your Spot for Holiday Magic

Tickets for these holiday events are in high demand. To ensure a spot at these festive performances, visit this link. The Renaissance Theatre, with its rich history and commitment to artistic excellence, is set to provide a memorable backdrop to these holiday celebrations.

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