“Porgy & Bess,” by Opera Western Reserve, at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 330-747-5175, by appointment Sept. 11. Performance will be March 9, 2018. The following roles are still open: Mariah (contralto), Lily/Strawberry Woman/soloist (mezzo soprano), Sportin’ Life (tenor), Jim/Chorus soloist (baritone), Robins (tenor/actor), Peter (tenor/actor), and Undertaker (actor). By contractual agreement the above roles must be cast with African-American performers. To schedule an appointment or further information, contact Marisa Zamary by calling 330-480-0693 or email

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