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Tickets Still Available For Once At Theatre 166

18 Apr , 2022  

NOTE: In a tweet on Monday afternoon, the Renaissance Theatre stated that there are fewer than 150 tickets remain! Reserve your seat today.

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Once, the internationally acclaimed Oscar and Tony-winning musical, is coming to the Renaissance’s Theatre 166 for six performances only, April 22 through May 1. 

When compared to other shows in the current repertoire, Once stands alone as a completely unique and original musical theatre production. Its central story – simple, hilarious, heartbreaking yet ultimately empowering and optimistic – tells of a street busker, known only as Guy, who meets a young Czech immigrant, (Girl) on the streets of Dublin. Though both are dealing with their own heartache and emotional brokenness, they discover the healing power of music. The unforgettable score was written by Irish folk rock legend, Glen Hansard, who went on to win the Oscar for best song for the poignant, Falling Slowly, from the 2007 film version of Once.


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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. More…

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The Last Act Is Last Of The Season At Theatre 166

13 May , 2019  

The Renaissance Performing Arts Association’s new performance space, Theatre 166, will present its final production, The Last Act, on May 17 & 18 at 8:00 PM, and May 19 at 2:30 PM. The Last Act is part of the Richland Bank Broadway Series. More…

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Mansfield Youth Theatre Production To Take Audience To The Caribbean

10 Mar , 2019  

What better way to celebrate the start of spring than with a short, enjoyable getaway?

The Mansfield Youth Theatre will perform the Tony Award-winning Once On This Island on the stage of the Renaissance’s Theatre 166 March 21 through 24, as a part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series. Performances will take place at 7:00 PM, Thursday through Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30 PM. Dauphne Maloney directs the show with musical direction by Brian K. Nabors. Tickets are $15, general admission, and on sale now at the Renaissance Box Office, via phone, and online at More…

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Jazz Coming To Park Avenue West

23 Feb , 2019  

Steve Brown and Friends will present a jazz concert on Friday, March 29 at 7:30 PM in the newly renovated Theatre 166. The theater, which is part of Renaissance Performing Arts Association, is located at 166 Park Avenue West.

This 5-piece ensemble will perform a diverse variety of jazz style including swing, Latin and ballads, chosen primarily from the Great American Songbook. Included will be the works of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Billy Joel and many others. More…

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Concert Postponed

29 Jan , 2019  

From the Renaissance Performing Arts Association:

The Steve Brown and Friends jazz concert, scheduled at the Renaissance’s Theatre 166 for Friday, February 1 is postponed.  A new date is currently being selected for the Spring.