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Youth: Show Off Your Inner Tarzan

5 Jul , 2020  

The Renaissance Theatre will hold auditions for the MY Theatre production of Disney’s Tarzan: The Stage Musical via video submission, through July 15, 2020. Those auditioning must be 18 years of age or younger (unless still attending high school) during the 2020-21 school year and should be no younger than 7 years of age.

Anyone auditioning should be prepared to sing a 16-32 measure excerpt from a song of their choice and should sing with accompaniment in the proper key, if possible. Some actors may be asked to read a short scene from the script. Those auditioning should provide a list of schedule conflicts between the dates of auditions and the performances of Disney’s Tarzan. More…

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The Ren Shares Its Safety Measures For Reopening

2 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse; Renaissance Performing Arts Association release

It seems like a long, long time ago. On March 13, we carried the sad tidings that the Renaissance Theatre was making the first cancellations of its live events.

In the weeks which have followed, the creative folks at the Renaissance have been extremely busy — first with introducing new online programming such as the QuaRENtine Creations and Classroom Sessions, and then with planning an outdoor musical together with a series of moves under the stars in the Ren Backlot.

The time has come for the theatre to reopen, and on Wednesday the Renaissance Performing Arts Association shared the following release detailing its plans for that process as it applies to the health of patrons, performers, and backstage staff: More…

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The Ren And The Library Partner To Promote Theatre Season

20 Jun , 2020  

Renaissance Performing Arts and Mansfield/Richland County Public Library are pleased to announce a collaboration for the 2020-2021 Renaissance Theatre Season.

Through this collaboration, all MRCPL cardholders will be offered one ticket free to any production in the Park National Bank Broadway Series, the OhioHealth Symphony Series, or the Mechanics Bank Education Series. Cardholders are able to redeem their complimentary ticket now for the production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella: The Broadway Musical running July 31-August 9. For any other season production, tickets will be available beginning July 21. More…

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Renaissance To Present Virtual Writing Showcase

12 Jun , 2020  

The Renaissance Education Department will host its ninth annual MindSprouts Creative Writing Showcase on Saturday, June 20 at 7:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public via the Renaissance YouTube channel and FaceBook page. A variety of student writing will be presented in Readers’ Theatre adaptations of short stories, poems, and plays that were submitted to the MindSprouts 2020 Creative Writing Contest.

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Cast Announced For Cinderella

11 Jun , 2020  

Renaissance Performing Arts is pleased to announce the cast for their upcoming summer production of Cinderella: The Broadway Musical, part of the Park National Broadway Series. Caroline Grace Williams, Miss Ohio 2019, leads the company in the role of Ella. Supporting her are Ren favorites, Ryan Shreve as Topher, Condrea Webber as Madame, Deon Taylor as Lord Pinkleton, Scott Smith as Sebastian, Kelly Knowlton as Marie, Anna Scheurer as Gabrielle, Jaren Baer as Jean-Michel and Leah Gesouras as Charlotte. On Sunday, August 2 and Friday, August 7, McKenna Stoffer and Daniel Kenner will play the roles of Ella and Topher. More…

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The Ren Under The Stars

9 Jun , 2020  

This summer, the fun of drive-in movies will be joined by the excitement of outdoor music as the Renaissance Theatre presents a new series called “The Ren Backlot.”

This series will be presented safely outside in the parking lot of the Renaissance Theatre and will include films and concerts. The screen for the series is generously donated by Lind Media, and the new Panasonic 8000 Lumen 3LCD Digital projector and Short-throw Lens generously donated by Rand and Mary Smith.

Events will begin at 9:00 PM, except for June 12 which begins at 8:00 PM, and held in a Drive-In format to accommodate current guidelines for mass gatherings. More…

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RENEW Your Passion At The Ren

6 Jun , 2020  

Mansfield’s premier venue for live entertainment, the Renaissance Theatre, formally announced the lineup for its 2020-21 season, RENEW Your Passion, at a Season Preview LIVE Online event Friday evening.

The event began with Condrea Webber revisiting her role as Etta James from At Last: An Evening with Etta James by singing “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” with The Etta James Trio. A special free performance of At Last: An Evening with Etta James will be held outside the Renaissance on Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 PM. This performance is sponsored by Richland County Foundation, More…

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Free Popcorn At Downtown Mansfield Businesses On June 5

4 Jun , 2020  

To celebrate the Renaissance 2020-21 Season Preview Live event, the Renaissance Performing Arts Association will be giving away free popcorn at our friends’ and neighbors’ businesses in Downtown Mansfield on Friday, June 5 from 12:00-5:00 PM. Located within three of the popcorn bags will be a gift card to a local restaurant: a $25 gift certificate to Doc’s Deli, a $25 gift certificate to Uncle Johns Place, and a $20 gift certificate to Dan Lew Exchange. The gift cards will be secured in a separate bag within the popcorn and will be randomly placed at participating businesses. More…

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Renaissance Theatre Offering Ticket Vouchers To Frontline Workers

2 Jun , 2020  

In recognition of the tireless efforts of workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Renaissance Theatre has announced that it will offer a complimentary ticket voucher to employees of its partner businesses in these sectors. Vouchers may be redeemed for one ticket to any show in the 2020-2021 Renaissance season, which will be announced Friday, June 5th at 6:00 PM in a virtual “Season Preview” event. More…

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Renaissance To Offer New QuaRENtine Classroom Sessions

28 May , 2020  

The Renaissance Theatre will offer an additional series of its QuaRENtine Classroom sessions, beginning the week of June 8th. The new classes will be a “mini-series” of offerings, with participants meeting twice a week for two weeks. This will allow families the opportunity to either try out a class, or to work around other summer activities.

The Ren’s QuaRENtine Classroom, and Education Initiative, has offered a variety of educational activities designed with creativity in mind during the COVID-19 pandemic. The series, coordinated by Renaissance Resident Teaching Artist Dauphne Maloney, expanded its offerings to the community in a series of live “classes,” in April. Based upon the popularity of it’s first series of online classes, the Ren’s Education Department chose to continue with new sessions. More…

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Renaissance Season Preview Party Moves Online

13 May , 2020  

The Renaissance Performing Arts Association’s biggest party of the season is getting a make-over.

The annual Season Preview Party at the Renaissance Theatre will be held online on Friday, June 5 at 6:00 PM. The exciting event will officially announce the 2020-2021 Renaissance Performing Arts season lineup and will feature live performances, giveaways, and surprises from the Renaissance. More…

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Outdoor Musical To Be Presented At The Renaissance Theatre

11 May , 2020  

The Renaissance Performing Arts Association will present the musical At Last: An Evening with Etta James on Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 PM following the Renaissance Rock ‘n’ Roll Car Festival. This presentation of At Last: An Evening with Etta James is sponsored by Richland County Foundation.

The performance will take place outdoors on the Renaissance property, and audience members should plan to bring their own chairs and follow appropriate social distancing measures. In the event that gatherings are still restricted at the time of the performance, the production will be presented as a drive-in event with the performance broadcast on an FM station. More…

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Renaissance Expanding QuaRENtine Initiative

24 Apr , 2020  

With the continuation of our need to stay at home for work, school, and most other activities, comes the need for a continuing effort to provide creative resources for students, teachers, and families.

The launch of the Renaissance Theatre’s QuaRENtine Education Initiative has provided just a glimpse into a variety of educational activities designed with creativity in mind. The series, coordinated by Renaissance Resident Teaching Artist Dauphne Maloney, will be expanding its Renaissance Education offerings to the community in a series of live classes called QuaRENtine Classroom using Zoom with the first course beginning on May 5. Maloney, trained by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., hopes that the expansion of the program will serve as another way in which the arts can enhance learning for a range of age groups. More…

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Renaissance Offering Creative Educational Activities Resources

26 Mar , 2020  

Note: Just updated with revised link.

As area teachers, students, and families deal with school closures and a unique way of learning for many, the Renaissance Education Department has created the “QuaRENtine Education Initiative” which will offer a variety of educational activities designed with creativity in mind.

The series, coordinated by Renaissance Resident Teaching Artist Dauphne Maloney, is designed to provide a wide range of engaging and fun theatre games, along with writing prompts and exercises, and other activities that foster collaboration, learning and creativity. Maloney, trained by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., typically conducts in-school workshops for area students, as well as educational workshops hosted by the theatre. More…

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