2016-17 Season for local theaters, dance, music and more


YOUNGSTOWN PLAYHOUSE

Playhouse Lane, Youngstown

330-788-8739; theyoungstownplayhouse.com

Curtain times: 7:30 Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays

MAIN STAGE

  • “The Music Man”: Sept. 16-18, 23-25
  • “Nativity, The Hope”: Dec. 2-4, 9-11
  • “Harry’s Friendly Service”: March 3-5, 10-12
  • “Hairspray”: May 12-14, 19-21

MOYER ROOM

  • “Extremities”: Oct. 7-8, 13-15
  • “Sondheim in Love”: Feb. 3-5, 10-12
  • “Talk Radio”: March 31-April 1, April 6-8
  • “Lighten Up: An Evening of Improv and Sketch Comedy”: June 9-11, 15-17

YOUTH THEATER

  • “Pinocchio”: November
  • “The Jungle Book”: April

SALEM COMMUNITY THEATRE

490 E. State St., Salem

330-332-9688; salemcommunitytheatre.org

Curtain times: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays

  • “Over the River and Through the Woods”: Sept.16-18, 23-25
  • “The Rocky Horror Show”: Oct. 21-22, 28-29, Nov. 4-5
  • “The Snow Queen”: Dec. 2-4, 9-11
  • “Church Basement Ladies; A Second Helping”: Feb. 17-19, 24-26
  • “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”: March 17-19, 24-26
  • “Shrek, the Musical, Jr.”: June 23- 25
  • “9 to 5”: Aug. 4-6, 11-13

VICTORIAN PLAYERS THEATER

702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown

330-746-5455; victorianplayers.org

Curtain times: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays

  • “Steel Magnolias”: Sept. 2-4, 9-11
  • “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Towns-Women’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth”: Oct. 14-16, 21-23
  • “Greetings”: Jan. 13-15, 20-22
  • “Sea Lady”: March 3-5, 10-12
  • “Twelfth Night”: April 14-16, 21-23
  • “Clue, the Musical”: May 19-21, 26-28

TRUMBULL NEW THEATRE

5883 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles

330-652-1103, trumbullnewtheatre.com

Curtain times: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays

  • “Godspell”: Sept 9-10, 16-18, 23-25
  • “Mom’s Gift”: Nov. 4-5, 11-12, 18-20
  • “Sylvia”: Jan. 13-14, 20-21, 27-29
  • “Barefoot in the Park”: March 10-11, 17-18, 24-26
  • “Deathtrap”: May 5-6, 12-13, 19- 21

RUST BELT THEATER

Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown

330-507-2358

Curtain time: 8 p.m.

  • “Head Games: A Steampunk Murder Mystery”: Aug. 19-20
  • “Nevermore! An Edgar Allan Poe Musical”: Sept. 9-10, 16-17, 23-24
  • ‘Living Dead: The Musical”: Oct. 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
  • “How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas”: Dec. 2-3, 9-10

TOP HAT PRODUCTIONS

4220 Youngstown Poland Road, Youngstown

800-838-3006; tophatproductions.com

Curtain time: 7:30 p.m.

  • “Disney’s Aladdin”: Octg. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22
  • “Big Fish”: Feb. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18
  • “Mungia: Irma and Betty Back in the Kitchen”: March 24-31; April 7-8

SELAH DESSERT THEATER

Selah Restaurant, 130 S. Bridge St., Struthers

800-838-3006, selahrestaurant.com

Curtain time is 7:30 p.m.

  • “The Kitchen Witches”: Sept, 8-9, 16-17
  • “Shirley Valentine”: Nov. 11-12, 18-19
  • “The Effect of Gamma Rays On Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds”: March 3-4, 10-11
  • “Brilliant Traces”: April 28-29, May 5-6
  • Second Annual Strand Project: June, 2-3, 9-10

STAGE LEFT PLAYERS

Trinity Playhouse, 234 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon

330-831-7249; stageleftplayers.org

Curtain times: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays

  • “GLAM! Ireland Returns” (’80s lip-synch band comedy): Sept. 9-10
  • “Murder at the Howard Johnsons”: Oct. 21-23, 28-30
  • “The Prince’s Diaries” (original K-8th grade musical): Nov. 18-20
  • “Winter Wonderettes": Dec. 16-18
  • “Annie”: Jan 13-15, 20-22
  • “Wedding from Hell”: March 24-25
  • “Spamalot”: June 16-18, 23-25

NEW CASTLE PLAYHOUSE

202 E. Long Ave., New Castle, Pa.

724-654-3437; newcastleplayhouse.org

Curtain times: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays

  • “Bedroom Farce”: Aug. 19-21, 26-29
  • “The Addams Family”: Oct. 21-23, 28-30
  • “Best Christmas Pageant Ever”: Dec. 2-4, 9-11

EASY STREET PRODUCTIONS

Performances at DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown

330-744-0264; youngstownsymphony.com

  • “Salute to Elvis: Songs of the King” cabaret show: Aug. 19-20, 7:30 p.m.
  • “From Broadway to Blackson” (featuring Mary Jo Maluso and Rick Blackson): Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.
  • “Miracle on Easy Street”: Dec. 16 (7:30 p.m.); Dec. 17 (2:30 and 7:30 p.m.); and Dec. 18 (2:30 p.m.)

CROWN THEATER PRODUCTIONS

Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main

St., Columbiana

330-482-9915; crowntheaterproductions.org

Curtain times: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays

  • “Jekyll and Hyde: the Musical”: Sept. 30-Oct. 2, Oct. 7-9
  • “Disney’s Mulan”: Oct. 29-30
  • “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”: Dec. 2-4, 9-11
  • “Disney’s Beauty and The Beast”: Feb. 10-12, 17-19
  • “Odd Couple”: March 3-5, 10-12
  • “Much Ado About Nothing”: April 7-8 (two shows on the 8th), 14 (two shows)
  • “Sister Act”: June 9-11, 16-18
  • “Disney’s Aladdin” (summer drama camp): July 29-30

DUTCH VILLAGE

150 E. State St., Columbiana

330-482-5050; dasdutchvillage.com

all shows include buffet dinner or lunch.

Curtain time: 7 p.m. (matinees at noon)

  • “Memories of Elvis”: Sept. 15-16
  • “Tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes Returns”: Oct. 5-6
  • “Death of Dr. Frankenstein”: Oct. 28-29
  • “Just Give ‘Em the News”: Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Dec. 7-10
  • “Dove Tale”: Dec. 16-17
  • “A Big Band New Years Eve”: Dec. 31
  • “All Roads Lead to Murder”: Feb. 10-11
  • Chuck Wagon Gang gospel concert: April 20-21
  • “Ryan and Friends” (ventriloquist comedy): June 29-30
  • “Boogie Woogie Baby”: July 13-14

YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY

Ford Theater and Spotlight Theater, inside Bliss Hall

330-941-3105

Curtain times: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays

  • “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”: Sept. 30-Oct. 2, Oct. 7-9 in Spotlight Theater
  • “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”: Nov. 18-20, Dec. 2-4 in Ford Theater
  • “No More Peace”: Feb. 24-26, March 3-5 in Spotlight Theater
  • YSU Dance Ensemble concert: April 6-8 in Ford Theater
  • One-act opera: “The Impresario” and “The Medium”: April 21-23 in Ford Theater

KENT STATE TRUMBULL CAMPUS

4314 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren

330-675-8887

Curtain times: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays

  • “On the Verge, Or, the Geography of Yearning”: Oct. 14-16, 21-23
  • “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians”: Dec. 2-4, 9-11
  • “The Increased Difficulty of Concentration”: March 17-19, 24-26

BALLET WESTERN RESERVE

218 W. Boardman St., Youngstown

330-744-1934; balletwesternreserve.org

  • “The Wizard of Oz” school performance: Nov. 18, 10 a.m., Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St.; call 330-744-1934
  • “The Wizard of Oz”: Nov. 19, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Powers Auditorium; call 330-744-0264
  • “The Morley Building’s Holiday Show”: December (date TBD; collaboration with Purple Cat Players)
  • Spring performance: March 11 (location TBD)
  • Spring Gala: May 21 (location TBD)

WARREN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Susan Davenny Wyner, Music Director & Conductor

Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. NE, Warren

330-399-3606; warrenphilharmonic.org

Concerts start at 3 p.m.

  • “Magic Treats: A Family Concert”: Oct. 30.
  • “Sweets of Spring” (works by Schubert, Strauss, Offenbach and Weber): April 30.

OPERA WESTERN RESERVE

Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown

330-259-0555; operawesternreserve.org

“Carmen”: Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE CELEBRITY SERIES

Orr Auditorium, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.

724-946-7354; westminster.edu/celebrity

Curtain times: 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated

  • "Adam Trent: The Futurist:” Sept. 24 (Trent is the star of Broadway show “The Illusionists”)
  • “Defying Gravity, the Music of Stephen Schwartz”: Oct. 6 (Grammy and Oscar-winning songwriter Stephen Schwartz, with Debbie Gravitte and Scott Coulter)
  • “The Piano Guys”: Nov. 30
  • Sandi Patty Christmas Blessings Tour: Dec. 6
  • The John Denver Musical Tribute starring Ted Vigil: April 1
  • The Doo Wop Project: May 6
  • The Enchantment Theatre Company’s “The Peter Rabbit Tales” children’s show: 6:30 p.m., May 16

YOUNGSTOWN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown

330-744-0264; youngstownsymphony.com

Concerts start at 8 p.m.

  • “Mozartiana”: Sept. 17
  • “The Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles”: Oct. 1, featuring original cast members of the Broadway show “Beatlemania”
  • “Pines of Rome”: Nov. 5
  • “Christmas in the City”: Dec. 3, featuring Broadway star Rachel York
  • “Rock On”: Feb. 18, featuring Rob Evans of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, LaKisha Jones (“American Idol”) and Mandy Gonzalez (“Wicked”)
  • “When I Crossed the Line to Freedom”: March 25

STAMBAUGH AUDITORIUM

1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown

330-259-0555, stambaughauditorium.com

  • Kenny Rogers: Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.
  • Raymond and Elizabeth Chenault: Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.
  • The Capitol Steps: Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.
  • Leeland and Meredith Andrews: Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.
  • Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.: Nov. 17, 8 p.m.
  • Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza: Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.
  • COVELLI CENTRE
  • Front Street, Youngstown
  • 800-745-3000; ticketmaster.com
  • KISS: Aug. 26, 8 p.m.
  • Lionel Richie: Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m.
  • Bryan Adams: Sept. 13, 8 p.m.
  • Joe Bonamassa: Nov. 28, 8 p.m.
  • Monster Trucks: Feb. 3-4, 7:30 p.m.

PACKARD MUSIC HALL

1703 Mahoning Ave., Warren

800-745-3000; ticketmaster.com

  • W.D. Packard Concert Band: Aug. 21, 7 p.m.
  • Gladys Knight: Sept. 15, 8 p.m.
  • Elizabeth Smart (lecture): Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m.
  • Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer: Oct. 4, 7 p.m.
  • Price Is Right Live: Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.
  • W.D. Packard Concert Band: Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
  • W.D. Packard Concert Band: Oct. 13, 7 p.m.
  • Vince Gill: Oct. 23, 8 p.m.
  • W.D. Packard Concert Band: Nov. 13, 3 p.m.
  • Rochelle Penningon (lecture): Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m.
  • W.D. Packard Concert Band: Dec. 4, 2 p.m.
  • W.D. Packard Concert Band: Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.
  • The Lettermen: Dec. 20, 8 p.m.
  • Jan McInnis (lecture): March 15, 10:30 a.m.

WARREN CIVIC MUSIC ASSOCIATION

W.D. Packard Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren

800-745-3000; ticketmaster.com

All concerts start at 7 p.m.

  • Let’s Hang On: Sept. 13
  • Roc Opra Natra: Oct. 18
  • Home Free: Nov. 11
  • Broadway Christmas Wonderland: Dec. 7
  • Dublin’s Irish Tenors and Celtic Ladies: March 13
  • The Inspiration of Broadway: April 27

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