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The Wild West Is Coming To Park Avenue West

6 Jan , 2020  

The Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre will present a classic on February 1 and 2 at the Renaissance Theatre, with “Annie Get Your Gun.” The production is directed by Lori Turner and will feature the MidOhio Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Rough-and-tumble Annie Oakley is the best shot around. A backwoods gal, Annie uses her skill to support her family by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Buffalo Bill and persuaded to join his Wild West Show, Annie is plucked from obscurity and becomes the toast of Europe. 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. More…

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Youth Opera Theatre To Perform ‘Thespis’ and ‘Hercules

16 May , 2019  

Directed by Lori Turner, the Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre will perform 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 on May 25 at 7:00 PM and May 26 at 3:00 PM. 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. More…

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Youth Opera Theatre Presenting Two Magical Musicals

20 May , 2018  

The Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre, under the direction of Lori Turner, will present two fairytale-inspired musicals on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre, May 26 and 27. The troupe will first perform “1,001 Arabian Nights,” followed by Stephen Sondheim and Mansfield-native James Lapine’s “Into the Woods, Jr.” More…

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Youth Opera To Present Fairy Tale-Inspired Musicals

18 Jan , 2018  

The Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre will present two fairy tale-inspired musicals on February 3 and 4 at the Renaissance Theatre. The show will open with “Wind in the Willows,” followed by Richard Sherman’s “Slipper and the Rose.” “Slipper and the Rose” is a retelling of the Cinderella story with music by noted Disney composer Richard Sherman (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). “Wind in the Willows” is based on the children’s book by Kenneth Grahame; music by John Rutter. More…

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