Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v “The Music Man,” 7:30 p.m.: Opening night for this old-school crowd pleaser ($17 for adults) that features a cast of 56. It’s at the Youngstown Playhouse; 330-788-8739.

v “Over the River and Through the Woods,” 7:30 p.m.: A heartwarming comedy ($15 for adults) at Salem Community Theater, 490 E. State St., Salem; 330-332-9688.

v “Nevermore,” 8 p.m.: An original musical ($15 for adults) based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe, the master of the macabre, presented by Rust Belt Theater Company at Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358.

v Steven Curtis Chapman, 7 p.m.: The contemporary Christian pop star will be joined by Mac Powell and Brandon Heath in an intimate performance ($26 to $75) at Victory Christian Church, 3899 McCartney Road, Lowellville; 330-536-2127.

v Maluso and Blackson, 7:30 p.m.: The veteran entertainers in a cabaret show ($25) at Overture restaurant and Flad Pavilion, in the DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264.

“Z Nation” (8 p.m., Syfy): The zombie dramedy “Z Nation” launches Season 3 with a two-hour opener and we’re told that things are going to get really “cray-Z.” We wouldn’t want it any other way.

TV listings, C3


Auditions are set for sci-fi movie


Auditions will take place Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Warren Community Amphitheater, on Mahoning Avenue, for “Midnight Massacre,” a locally made science- fiction film.

“Midnight Massacre” is the working title of the film, a modern-era retelling of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” It is being directed by Travis Bowen of Howland, and edited by Emmy Award winner Holly Sechrist.

The roles available are small speaking roles, featured extras, and extras. No experience is necessary. There is no upfront pay, but food and beverages are provided on set. The movie is in production and has already filmed some scenes at several Warren locations. For information, contact Bowen at or 330-984-1884.

The cast features Linda Harrison, who played Nova in the original “Planet of the Apes” film, Don Pedro Colley (“Beneath the Planet of the Apes”) and Byron Cherry (“The Dukes of Hazzard”). Warren native Matthew T. Metzler, who appeared in “Maze Runner: Scorch Trials,” is also in the cast.

Tickets available for ‘Traficant’ film


“Traficant: The Congressman of Crimetown” will be screened Oct. 1 at 4 and 7 p.m. and Oct. 2 at noon and 3 p.m. at the Youngstown Playhouse, Glenwood Avenue. Tickets are $10 at the box office; call 330-788-8739 for reservations. Eric Murphy, the filmmaker, will be at the Playhouse for a question-and-answer session after all screenings.

The documentary about the late U.S. Rep. Jim Traficant premiered in 2015. It also can be purchased or rented at

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