Today’s entertainment picks:
v “Cinderella,” 7:30 p.m.: Opening night at the New Castle Playhouse, 202 E. Long Ave., New Castle, Pa.; 724-654-3437.
v “Crazy for You,” 7 p.m.: Boardman High’s drama club presents the musical comedy at Boardman Performing Arts Center, 7777 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-259-7150.
v “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” 7 p.m.: Canfield High theater presents this musical favorite at the school’s auditorium, 100 Cardinal Drive, Canfield; 330-533-5507.
v “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 7 p.m.: Student production of holiday favorite at Poland Seminary High School, 3199 Dobbins Road, Poland; 330-757-7020.
v “The Bully Plays,” 7 p.m.: An anthology of plays that shed light on bullying by Struthers High School Drama Club, at Struthers Middle School, 800 Fifth Ave., Struthers; 330-750-1062.
Program includes opera favorites
The Dana School of Music and Youngstown Opera Guild will present Opera Gala II at 8 p.m. Saturday in Bliss Recital Hall, which is in Bliss Hall, on Wick Avenue. The program is free and open to the public and features students and alumni of the Dana School of Music vocal program. The program will include selections from several operas sung by Alyssa Leith, Lauren Corcoran, Emily Alcorn, Diana Farrell, Victor Cardamone, Molly Sherer and Max Pivik.
Holiday open house and arts, crafts sale
The Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., will have its annual holiday open house and art sale from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature the work of artists who work out of the Calvin Center building, as well as other local artisans and crafters. Jewelry, accessories, paintings, knitted goods, sculpture, canned goods, Christmas ornaments and more will be available. Performers from the Rust Belt Theater Company will provide holiday entertainment.
Young actor needed
Auditions will occur for a 7- to 10-year-old boy for a feature film to be shot in Italy. Expenses for the child and one parent will be paid. The character has energy and charm and quiet intensity, and is beginning to understand his divine nature. To schedule an audition appointment, call Lemodeln Talent Agency, 7536 Market St., at 330-758-4417.
Celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert will come to Benedum Center on May 6. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today. Call 412-456-6666 or go to trustarts.org.