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The Last Five Years At Theatre 166

6 Oct , 2019  

Theatre 166, the Black Box Theatre of Renaissance Performing Arts, opened only last October in a building that took months to be emptied and renovated. The work has paid off and now the theater is in its second season. The second production of the 2019-20 season will be The Last Five Years starring Ryan Shreve and Matti-Lynn Chrisman. The show dates are October 25-26 at 8:00 PM and October 27 at 3:00 PM. Read More

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OSUM Theatre Season Begins Later This Month

2 Sep , 2019  

Three student productions  will be performed at The Ohio State University at Mansfield this coming academic year. Near the end of September, the Theatre Department is presenting “Connected” by Lia Romeo. In a series of interrelated short stories, this is a funny, heartbreakingly real look at love and friendship in the age of socia media. Read More

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Auditions Announced For Annie Get Your Gun

31 Aug , 2019  

Under the direction of Lori Turner, the Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre has announced auditions for its production of Annie Get Your Gun. Annie Oakley is the best shot around, supporting her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she's discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. She soon eclipses ace sharpshooter Frank Butler as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. Read More

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Mansfield Playhouse Announces 2019-2020 Lineup

12 Aug , 2019  

The Mansfield Playhouse has announced its 2019-2020 season for shows on its Main Stage and Second Stage, as well as its Youth Theatre performances. Included are some known to local audiences, some new productions, and a classic of English theatre, Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap." The Playhouse offers high quality entertainment at affordable prices. Read More

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See Polkadots On Park Avenue West

24 May , 2019  

The Renaissance, in collaboration with the Mansfield Youth Theatre (“MY Theatre”), will perform the Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical on the stage of the Renaissance’s Theatre 166 on June 7 and 8, 2019. A free “one night only” public performance will take place at 7:00 PM on Friday; with a free sensory-friendly performance of Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical offered on Saturday, June 8 at 11:00 AM for families of individuals with special needs. Read More

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Will Neuracorp’s Arrival Be A Positive Thing For Mansfield?

19 May , 2019  

That’s the question at the center of a short radio drama presented by theatre students at Purdue University. Entitled “Making Mansfield,” the city is the setting for the audio play, described this way on the WBAA website: Read More

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Comedy Arrives At The Playhouse This Month

16 Apr , 2019  

Have you ever started out on a path, sure of where you were going, and suddenly find yourself somewhere completely different that where you thought you’d be? Even the best of plans can sometimes misfire. As Woody Allen shared, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” This is the inspiration behind Making God Laugh, a Holiday Family Comedy by Sean Grennan, which starts later this month at the Mansfield Playhouse. Read More

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Avenue Q On Park Avenue West Continues This Weekend

9 Apr , 2019  

The Renaissance Theatre’s 2018-19 Richland Bank Broadway Series continues this weekend with the second weekend of the award-winning, Avenue Q on the Renaissance stage. Read More

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OSUM Play To Feature First-Time Student Director

9 Apr , 2019  

Anyssa Hanna first fell in love with the theatre when she was only five years old. She began acting in first grade in Cleveland. Now, as a freshman social work student at The Ohio State University at Mansfield, she will be directing her first play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange. “The play is about seven African American women and each one of them has a struggle in their life,” Hanna explains. “It discusses how each one of the women got through their problems by talking and supporting one another.” Read More

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Love Springs Eternal On Golden Pond

5 Mar , 2019  

The love story On Golden Pond opens a two week run this Friday at the Mansfield Playhouse. The play by Ernest Thompson is the story of Norman and Ethel Thayer, who return to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé Billy Ray and his son Billy Ray Jr. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage. Read More

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Playhouse To Hold A Murder This Weekend And Next

19 Jan , 2019  

Is all fair in love? Even murder? That’s the question posed by “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s, a light and funny suspense comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson Motor Inn currently running at the Mansfield Playhouse. Read 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. Read 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. Read More

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Auditions Set For Play About Trailblazing Professional Footballer

10 Jan , 2019  

The Black Cyclone,” a play that tells the story of Charles Follis, the first black professional football player, will be featured again this spring on the stage of the Mansfield Senior High auditorium. The production is a collaboration between Jim Stoner, who wrote the original play, the North End Community Improvement Cooperative, and Mansfield City Schools as part of the district’s 21st Century state grant. Read More

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