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The Renaissance Asks For Your Support

18 Nov , 2019  

 The Renaissance Performing Arts Association invites community members and companies to lend their support toward the 2019 Annual Fund Campaign Drive, which officially launched on Tuesday, November 12.  The organization has between now and December 31 to reach its campaign goal of $90,000. The Annual Fund Campaign enables the Renaissance to open its doors to over 40,000 community members and to provide arts-based education programs to over 16,000 area students annually.  The Renaissance Performing Arts Association produces and presents over 60 performances annually and 13 unique education programs, which are hosted both in schools, as well as, the Renaissance Theatre. Read More

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The Lettermen To Appear At The Ren

4 Nov , 2019  

In 1961, the Lettermen recorded their first hit, “The Way You Look Tonight,” demonstrating their unique three-part harmony to the world. Fifty-eight years later, the iconic male vocal trio will perform at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield on Saturday, November 30 at 8:00 PM. The concert is presented as a part of the Avita Health System Concert Series. Read More

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Easy To Imagine The Future Of The Imagination District

31 Oct , 2019  

On Wednesday, the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce held a unique ribbon-cutting event, one marking the demolition of a downtown structure. The Rainbow Mortgage building in downtown Mansfield is being removed to make way for the new Imagination District. The vision of Mike Miller, of the Renaissance Theatre, and Fred Boll, of Little Buckeye Children’s Museum, the Imagination District will bring a dedicated area for arts, education and beauty in downtown Mansfield. Read More

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A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder

24 Oct , 2019  

The Renaissance Theatre will present its third production in the 2019-2020 Richland Bank Broadway Series with a fully staged production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder on November 16-17 and 23-24. Directed by Michael Thomas and Music Direction by Kelley Knowlton, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is Broadway's award-winning, smash-hit that is so funny you'll die laughing! Read More

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Do The MSO Mash-Up

23 Oct , 2019  

The Renaissance Theatre’s popular Singing Competition is back. It’s the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra Mash-Up! Whether your vocal styling is country, rock, punk or something else altogether, you can participate with the hope of receiving the audience’s vote to be “The Voice.” To enter the contest, visit this page on the Renaissance Theatre website to send them your submission. Note that previous years’ finalists are eligible to compete again; however, previous years’ winners are not. Read More

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Phantom Of The Opera, With Organ, At The Ren

14 Oct , 2019  

It doesn’t get more October and Halloween-ish than this! Step back in time at the Renaissance Theatre next month. The theatre will be showing the 1925 classic silent film “Phantom of the Opera,” underscored by the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, on Friday, November 1 at 7:00 PM. Read More

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Kid-Friendly “The Spooky Old House” Coming To Theatre 166

10 Oct , 2019  

The Renaissance Theatre in downtown Mansfield will host the first of its three Teddy Bear Concerts in the 2019-2020 Mechanics Bank Education Series on Sunday, November 3 at 2:30 PM. The Spooky Old House is a humorous Halloween story, brought to life by Artistic Director Michael Thomas’s engaging musical adaptation. The performance features audience participation, interactive storytelling with local actors, and live musicians from the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra. Read More

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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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Family Pops: Once Upon A Symphony

4 Oct , 2019  

The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra will present its second concert of the 2019-2020 OhioHealth Symphony Series, “Family Pops: Once Upon A Symphony…” on Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre. Under the direction of Octavio Más-Arocas (pictured), the concert is designed with the entire family in mind and will take you to magical places through Fairytales and Dreams. The concert will highlight Suite from Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky, Mother Goose Suite by Ravel, and The Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky, as well as works of Borodin and Wagner. A showstopping medley of the music from Frozen will also be included and will be sung by the youths of MY Theatre. Read More

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Mayoral Candidates To Debate; Tickets Available

30 Sep , 2019  

Mansfield’s largest - and perhaps most significant - political debate in many years will happen on Thursday October 17 at 6:30 PM at the Renaissance Theatre on Park Avenue West. The debate between incumbent Mayor Tim Theaker and Democratic challenger Councilman Don Bryant is free and open to the public, though reserved seating is recommended. General admission tickets are free and can be easily reserved at the Renaissance Theater’s website. VIP tickets are preferred seating nearest to the stage and are available for $20 each. All proceeds from VIP ticket sales will be donated to the Mansfield Rising project at the Richland County Foundation. Read More

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High School Choirs Join Symphony Chorus for Sing Out!

25 Sep , 2019  

The Mansfield Symphony Chorus will join forces with our region’s finest high school choirs for “Sing Out! A Choral Celebration” on October 6 at 3:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre.  The event, which is part of the OhioHealth Symphony Series is free with a suggested donation of $5 at the door; advance tickets are not required. Read More

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Black Box Theatre Second Season Begins with Sweeney Todd

11 Sep , 2019  

Theatre 166, the Black Box Theatre of Renaissance Performing Arts, will kick-off its second season with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street showing on October 4-5 and 11-12 at 8:00 PM. The production is part of the Richland Bank Broadway Series. Read More

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Experience Music In A New Way With The MSO

9 Sep , 2019  

Be sure to bring your smartphone as the MSO launches into its new season. The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra will present its opening concert of the 2019-2020 OhioHealth Symphony Series, “Bohemian Souls” on Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre. Under the direction of Octavio Más-Arocas, the event will feature a program inspired by composers who were deemed unconventional in their day. 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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