Today’s entertainment picks:
v “Specter of Treason — The Oswald Trial,” 7:30 p.m.: If Lee Harvey Oswald would have stood trial for the assassination of President Kennedy, what would the verdict have been? Call ahead for reservations for this timely and unique play at Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455.
v “57th Street,” 6:30 p.m.: Dinner-theater production of an original Motown musical presented by Top Hat Productions at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Youngstown. For reservations, call 330-800-838-3006.
v “A Christmas Carol, the Musical,” 7:30 p.m.: The Broadway version of this timeless holiday classic at New Castle Playhouse, 202 E. Long Ave., New Castle, Pa.; 724-654-3437.
v “Phantom of the Opera,” 7 p.m.: Boardman Drama Guild presents the musical at Boardman Performing Arts Center, 7777 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; order advance tickets at boardmandramaguild.com.
v “Get Bill Shakespeare Off the Stage,” 7 p.m.: High school students and their new drama teacher come to an understanding in this humorous play, presented by Poland High Players, at the school’s auditorium, 3199 Dobbins Road, Poland; 330-757-7020.
“Bones” (8 p.m., Fox): When cans of stew turn out to be cans of Stu, the team steps in to investigate.
“JFK 50th Anniversary Special” (9 p.m., NBC): The network’s news department looks back at the former president’s time in office and his legacy.
“Nikita” (9 p.m., The CW): Sadly, we’ll soon have to bid goodbye to “Nikita,” and one of TV’s greatest butt-kickers (Maggie Q). But not before enjoying six final, turbocharged episodes.
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‘Forever Plaid’ at West Branch
West Branch High School Drama Guild will present “Forever Plaid” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30, and 3 p.m. Dec. 1 in the West Branch Middle School cafetorium.
Tickets are $12 ($10 for students), reserved table seating only. Tickets will not be available at the door.
Call 330-938-4442 for reservations.
A sneak peek of ‘HONK!’ at library
Cast members from Youngstown Playhouse’s upcoming production of “HONK!” will perform selections from the show at the Main Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County , 305 Wick Ave., at 2 p.m. Saturday as part of the theater’s new Sneak Peek series. Admission is free.
Art show features work of graduates
The artwork of 19 graduating Youngstown State University art students is featured in the fall Graduating BFA Show, which opens at 6 p.m. today in the McDonough Museum of Art.
The exhibit, which features graphic and interactive design, painting, photography and interdisciplinary studies, runs through Dec. 14.