'Sunshine Boys' to open at New Castle Playhouse



'Sunshine Boys' to openat New Castle Playhouse
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The comedy "The Sunshine Boys" will open Jan. 19 at New Castle Playhouse Annex Theater, 202 E. Long Ave. J.E. Ballantyne Jr. of Youngstown will direct.
The comedy by Neil Simon is about two successful vaudevillians who have retired and hate each other but are pulled together for one last show.
"The Sunshine Boys" will run for nine performances Jan. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, and Feb. 2, 3 and 4. Evening performances are at 7:30, and Sunday matinee performances are at 2 p.m.
The Jan. 19 opening night will feature a complimentary wine and cheese party for all ticket holders beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Annex Theater.
Reservations for "The Sunshine Boys" can be made by calling (724) 654-3437 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ticket prices are 10 for all seats. Tickets can be bought online at TicketLeap.com.
Insightful play 'Baby'coming to The Oakland
YOUNGSTOWN -- Is there anything more exciting, frightening and life-changing than impending parenthood?
"Baby," a Tony-nominated musical that opens Jan. 19 at The Oakland Center for the Arts, analyzes the experience through three couples' eyes.
Set on a college campus, the couples are college students, 30-somethings, and middle-aged parents. As each couple contemplates parenthood, they find their relationships tested and changed in ways they hadn't anticipated.
"Baby" was written by Sybille Pearson and has a contemporary score by David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr. It made its Broadway premiere in 1983 and was nominated for seven Tony Awards, including best musical and best score.
Playing the three couples are: Stephanie Ottey and Michael J. Moritz Jr.; Sara Klimenko and Matthew White; and Geri DeWitt-Tichnor and Ed Smith. Joanne Carney Smith is the director. Michael J. Moritz Jr. is musical director, and Colleen Crish is head of choreography. The show will feature set and lighting design by Leslie Brown. Kadey Kimpel is coordinating the costume design.
The Oakland will stage 8 p.m. performances of "Baby" on Jan. 19, 20, 26 and 27. For tickets and information, call the box office at (330) 746-0404.
VH1 won't telecastRock Hall ceremony
VH1 will not carry the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction gala this year, and a Hall spokeswoman says the organization is still deciding what course of television action to take.
VH1 has taped the show for the past several years and telecast an edited-down version a few nights later.

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