Volunteers neededto help playhouse
YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown Playhouse is seeking stage managers, assistant stage managers and prop and costume help to work on such productions as "Can Can," "Deathtrap," "Proof," "Taming of the Shrew" and "Fiorello!" Managing director Bob Vargo will serve as a mentor for volunteers and will provide instructions on the inner workings of the theater. If interested, call Vargo at (330) 788-8739.
Touring museum in Hartville
HARTVILLE -- Thomas Kinkade's "Share the Light" free touring museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of Hartville Collectibles Art Gallery, 1015 Edison St. N.W.
The museum is a 38-foot long, retrofitted bus containing a display of original oil paintings, Plein-Air paintings and sketches by the world-famous artist.
Visitors to the free museum will receive a ticket to be entered in a drawing for a framed limited-edition print. Call (330) 877-2172 for details.
Historical society open house planned
YOUNGSTOWN -- Admission is free during the Mahoning Valley Historical Society's annual open house, from 1 to 5 p.m. next Sunday. The open house will also mark the debut of the exhibit "What's Cookin': Cultural Diversity in Local Foodways." Local authors Sherry Linkon and John Russo will sign copies of their new book, "Steeltown USA." Other activities will include children's crafts and games, textile-spinning demonstrations, an antique firetruck exhibit and chalk drawings. The museum is at 648 Wick Ave. Call (330) 743-2589 for details.
Hungarian Heritage Day offers art, music
YOUNGSTOWN -- See, hear and taste culture at Hungarian Heritage Day from 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at Youngstown American Hungarian Club, 2219 Donald Ave. Goulash, stuffed cabbage, chicken dinners and pastries will be served. Folk art dating back to the early 20th century will be displayed, and Steve Pal will play American and Hungarian music. Admission is $2.
The first Morning at the Museum
CORTLAND -- Get the skinny on antique boxes from collector Richard Webb at the first Morning at the Museum of fall at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 at Viets Museum, 224 N. High St. Webb's collection includes boxes made of silver, brass and wooden inlay, among other materials, and boxes that were designed for collars, jewelry, watches and snuff. Admission is $5 and includes a continental breakfast, museum tour and appraisal of one or two antique boxes. Call (330) 638-3467 for details.
Musical tea at church
NEWTON FALLS -- Vocalist-composer Tia Ciferno and guitarist Terri Allison will be featured at a musical tea from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 22 at Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Road. Tickets are $3. Buy them by calling the church office, (330) 872-1564, or at the door.
Fall 'Riverdance' shows scheduled
CLEVELAND -- Sixteen more performances of the Irish dance spectacular "Riverdance" will be given this fall at State Theatre on Playhouse Square. "Riverdance" will return to Cleveland from Nov. 5 to 17. Tickets are priced from $45 to $65. Buy them through Tickets.com, (800) 766-6048.
'Sopranos' actress onstage in 'Beauty'
NEW YORK -- From Mob daughter to Disney heroine.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who plays Meadow Soprano on the HBO television series "The Sopranos," will join "Beauty and Beast" Oct. 1 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Sigler will star as Belle in the long-running musical based on the classic Disney animated film. Last summer, the actress toured in a stage version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella.' "