It’s not often that a new theater opens in the Mahoning Valley, but that’s what happens


It’s not often that a new theater opens in the Mahoning Valley, but that’s what happens tonight when Main Street Theater — formerly the Columbiana Cinema — throws open its doors for an open house. The newly renovated theater on the town circle will invite all to tour the building, while being entertained by Maluso and Blackson. Tickets will be passed out at the box office. Show times are 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30.

The hip-hop duo of DaboonDox has a new CD, “Wounded World,” which it will celebrate in a release party at Barley’s, 21 W. Federal St., downtown Youngstown. Lucky Penny will host the evening, which will also feature opening act S-Pomp. Admission to the 18-and-over show is $5. It starts at 10.

Easy Street Productions’ “High School Musical” begins a weekend stand at Powers Auditorium. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Call ahead to make sure there are still tickets: (330) 744-0264.

At Salem Community Theatre, the musical “Smoke on the Mountain” opens with a show at 8 p.m. (additional shows at 8 p.m Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday). The theater is at 490 E. State St., Salem. Call (330) 332-9688.

Seating for 34west’s dinner-theater production of “Abraham and Sarah” begins at 6:45 p.m. at Das Dutch Haus Restaurant, Columbiana. Call (330) 482-2236.

“The Full Monty” continues at Oakland Center for the Arts, 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown, with shows at 8 tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Call (330) 746-0404.

There’s comedy tonight (and Saturday and Sunday) at Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” resumes its run. Call (330) 652-1103.

jCountry music star Gretchen Wilson comes to The Harv at Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort at 7:30. The resort is on W.Va. Route 2 in Chester, W.Va. Call (800) 804-0468.

jRap megastar Lil Wayne is doing his makeup show at Chevrolet Centre. The show was originally scheduled for April 20. Check Ticketmaster.

Doo-wop legends The Coasters, The Chiffons and The Reflections come to Kent Stage in downtown Kent for A Doo-Wop II Celebration. There will be two shows — 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. — with proceeds benefiting PBS 45/49. Expect to hear songs like “Yakety Yak,” “He’s So Fine” and “Just Like Romeo and Juliet.” For tickets, call the box office at (800) 595-4849.k

There’s a Mother’s Day Dance with Mikey Deefrom 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at SNPJ Recreation Center, 270 Martin Road, Enon Valley, Pa. Call (877) 767-5732.

The amazing Cirque D’or Chinese acrobat troupe comes to Chevy Centre on May 15 and 16. Check Ticketmaster. k

Ever-popular comedy-music act The Van-Dells returns to the Mahoning Valley for a show at Ford Family Recital Hall, Downtown Youngstown. For tickets, call Trolio’s at (330) 757-2779.

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