All About Richland

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…

, , ,

All About Richland

Renaissance Annonunces Qua’REN’tine Creations

20 Mar , 2020  

Renaissance Performing Arts has announced an online initiative called “QuaRENtine Creations: Giving You a Healthy Dose of the Arts.” This video series is designed for our community to continue to be engaged, educated and inspired by the performing arts while the Renaissance Theatre is temporarily closed. All artists involved are donating their time to this important series. More…

, ,

All About Richland

Renaissance Theatre Updates Rescheduled And Canceled Events List

18 Mar , 2020  

An update from the Renaissance Theatre:

In accordance with Governor Mike DeWine’s Executive Order, we have rescheduled, postponed or cancelled our events through May 8, 2020.

The following events are rescheduled: Rock of Ages will be shown on May 22 and 23 at 8:00 PM. More…

, ,

All About Richland

Renaissance Cancels Events After Governor Decree

13 Mar , 2020  

Following the Executive Order of Governor Mike DeWine, the Renaissance Theatre will cancel the following events beginning March 12: Rock of Ages (March 14-15), Mansfield Symphony Orchestra “Mash-up” (March 21), and Mansfield Symphony Youth Strings “Spring Concert” (March 22).

The Renaissance will be working on rescheduling these events. The Renaissance will also be contacting all current ticket holders to personally discuss their options and give them information on the rescheduling of the performance. More…

, ,

All About Richland

Rock Of Ages Ready To Rock The Ren

13 Feb , 2020  

The Renaissance Theatre will present Broadway’s biggest celebration of the music of the ’80s on March 7-8 and 14-15, with its production of Rock of Ages. Rock of Ages is part of the Richland Bank Broadway Series.

Directed by Michael Thomas with Music Direction by Kelley Knowlton, Rock of Ages turns the volume up to 10 with some of the ’80s greatest rock tunes. Hear songs by Journey, Styx, Whitesnake, Poison, Twisted Sister, Pat Benatar, Asia and many more, while reliving the 80’s at one of the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary ‘Stacee Jaxx’ returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality. More…

, ,

All About Richland

Improv Class To Be Offered Again For Area High School Students

26 Jan , 2020  

The Renaissance Education Department has announced that it will again offer its Improv Underground program, a free theatre improvisation course which is part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series.

Improv Underground classes focus on building basic improv skills through group activities, and are open to all students between the ages of 14 and 19. Students are guaranteed to gain self-confidence, improve communication skills, and have fun. More…

,

All About Richland

Princess Bride To Be Screened At The Ren

18 Jan , 2020  

The Renaissance Theatre will show the second of three films in its Cinema Series, “The Princess Bride,” on February 16 at 3:00 PM. The movie is part of the Spherion Staffing Cinema Series. Prior to the show there will be a trivia contest on The Princess Bride with special prizes awarded after the screening. More…

,

All About Richland

“Little Red Riding Hood” Coming To Theatre 166

17 Jan , 2020  

The Renaissance Theatre will host the second of three Teddy Bear Concerts, Little Red Riding Hood, on Sunday, February 9 at 2:30 PM. The concerts are part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series.

The Little Red Riding Hood concert will take place at the Renaissance’s Theatre 166 venue with audience members sitting alongside the performers. Geared to children ages 2 through 10, each Teddy Bear concert offers an interactive element as well as a relaxed environment. Small audience sizes, lights up, and low sound levels as well as safe sensory-spaces allow audience members with autism to be accommodated at this performance. More…

, , ,

All About Richland

Family-Friendly ‘Mutts Gone Nuts’ Sure To Delight

12 Jan , 2020  

Expect the unexpected from the fast-paced canine comedy show “Mutts Gone Nuts”, coming to the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield on January 19 at 1:00 PM.

From animal shelter origins to a life of showbiz, the amazing dogs in the show unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action packed, comedy spectacular. Deemed ‘A Must See’ by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then they might steal your shoes! More…

, ,

All About Richland

At Last: An Evening With Etta James To Premiere At Theatre 166

20 Dec , 2019  

Etta James, the acclaimed R&B singer whose career spanned six decades, will be brought to life next month through the portrayal of Condrea Webber.

The Renaissance Performing Arts Association’s Black Box venue, Theatre 166, will premiere the new musical At Last: An Evening with Etta James on January 17-18 & 24-25 at 8:00 PM, and January 19 and 26 at 2:30 PM. At Last: An Evening with Etta James is part of the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center Black Box Series. More…

, , ,

All About Richland

Mansfield Youth Theatre Holding Auditions For 13

15 Dec , 2019  

The Renaissance Theatre will host auditions for the Mansfield Youth Theatre production of 13 on Monday, January 13 and on Wednesday, January 15 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Renaissance Theatre, 138 Park Avenue West in downtown Mansfield.
More…

, ,

All About Richland

Arts Integration Workshop For Teachers Will Be Offered

7 Dec , 2019  

The Mansfield site of the Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program will offer a free arts integration professional development workshop, titled Helping Students Develop and Tell Their Stories, for teachers in January at the Mansfield Arts Center. Judy Thibault-Klevins, a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist and drama educator, will lead the workshop, which is most beneficial for teachers of grades 3-7. More…

, ,

All About Richland

Renaissance Artistic Director Honored In NYC

6 Dec , 2019  

Michael Thomas, the Renaissance Theatre’s Artistic Director, and his writing partner Jeff Richmond created Melancholy Baby more than 15 years; it was an inventive musical about Shakespeare’s Hamlet that, as part of the storyline, was purported to have been written over sixty years earlier by the legendary duo Jezba Heinsplatt and Arturo DeSelza. In 2002, it was also the first show produced on the stage at Ars Nova, a nonprofit theater in New York City. More…

,

All About Richland

Symphony And Chorus Ring In The Holidays At The Ren

22 Nov , 2019  

We don’t want to rush right by the Thanksgiving holiday that is less than a week away, but we are excited that December is around the corner and brings with it the annual Holidays Pops concert at the Renaissance Theatre.

The sounds of the season will come alive as The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present their holiday concert on Saturday, December 14 at 8:00 PM. Under the direction of Octavio Más-Arocas, the concert features a mix of contemporary and classic holiday repertoire with the ever popular carol sing! More…

, , ,