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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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“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. Read More

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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! Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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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! Read More

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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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