Playhouse holds ‘Cinderella’ auditions
Open auditions are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at Youngstown Playhouse for its upcoming production of “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.”
Director Emma Wason and music director Tyler Stouffer are seeking actors 18 and older. Specific character breakdowns and additional information can be found online at youngstownplayhouse.org/audition. Also needed are children 8 and older to play townspeople.
“Cinderella” will open Dec. 1 and run for two weekends.
Warren chorus seeks ‘Messiah’ singers
The Warren Civic Chorus will perform Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday, Dec. 3, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 3020 Reeves Road NE, Warren.
Choral practice will begin Oct. 2 at the church with weekly rehearsals from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays. All singers are invited to participate.
For more information, email chorus Vice President Bob Kraynak at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-824-3134.
Eastwood Field Trick or Treat returns
Tickets will be available starting Friday for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ 25th Trick or Treat at Eastwood Field, 111 Eastwood Mall Blvd., Niles.
This year’s event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 with Oct. 26 as the rain date. The event was created as a safe way to celebrate Halloween for children ages 12 and younger.
Tickets are $1 and will be available at the Scrappers team office at Eastwood Field. Tickets are required for both children and the adults accompanying them. Also available this year is a “Fast Pass” for $10 for one child and two adults which allows early admission to the event at 5:45 p.m. Only 100 fast passes are available.
ELO tribute coming to Robins
The Electric Light Orchestra tribute Into the Blue will perform Nov. 25 at the Robins Theatre in Warren.
The 11-member group accompanied by string players from the Tuscarawas Philharmonic performs the orchestral rock of ELO, whose hits include “Mr. Blue Sky,” “Turn to Stone” and “Strange Magic.”
Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $25 and $18 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Robin’s box office and online at robinstheatre.com.
Ursuline Sisters exhibit opens at Tyler
An exhibit on the Ursuline Sisters history in Youngstown opens Friday at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown.
The Ursuline Sisters have been an integral part of the city since 1874. They are teachers, counselors, social workers, administrators and spiritual directors. Their mission is to advocate for all in recognizing their humanity and divinity as laid out from St. Angela Merici, their founder in 1535.
A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned at 12:30 p.m. Friday for the exhibit, which will be on display through April 21, 2024.
Method 8 premieres ‘The Pedagogue’
Method 8 will premiere its latest film “The Pedagogue” on Sunday at Holiday Inn Youngstown-South, 7410 South Ave., Boardman.
The movie, written and directed by Brian K. West, looks at the challenges faced in the education system when at teacher takes an internship in a rundown school district. The cast features West, Rosa Giboyeaux, Malivia Blackmon-Davis, Solomon Kennedy, Frank F. Matthews, Lawrence Wilmering, Tina Schell, KeWon Conner, Andrea Montaz, Victor Arcenio, Tyler A. Smith, Kai Thigpen and Joyce Jones
The event starts at 6:15 p.m. with the movie at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 for the dinner and movie, or $20 for the movie only and are available online at Method8inc.com and by calling 234-855-7540.
Playhouse prepares Trunk or Treat
Youngstown Playhouse will have its third Trunk or Treat from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct.15 in its parking lot at 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown.
The event will be both educational, offering various community resources, as well as fun, offering a safe and centralized trick-or-treating experience for children and families. Participants will be able to judge the decorated cars and vote on the best dressed vehicle.
Participating organization will include the DeYor Performing Arts Center, Opera Western Reserve, Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown Symphony Society, McKee Foos Photography and Spark Motherhood. Community organizations interested in participating have until Oct. 7 to contact education coordinator Emelia Sherin at email@example.com.
Library hosts program on Eliot Ness
A program on “Discovering the Real Eliot Ness” is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren.
Ness led the team of prohibition agents known as “The Untouchables” and later served as Cleveland’s safety director from 1935 to 1942. Rebecca McFarland, an internationally recognized expert on the life and times of Eliot Ness, will discuss photos and stories about Ness that aren’t told in the movies.
Admission is free, registration is requested by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 200.
Celebrity Series back with rock show
Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll returns to the Westminster College Celebrity Series with an all-new edition to kick off the 2023-2024 season.
Performed by an all-star band and some of Broadway’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll stars, the show pays tribute to such iconic stars as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Elton John and many more.
It starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the college’s Orr Auditorium. Tickets range from $33 to $45 and are available online at www.westminster.edu/celebrity and by calling 724-946-7354.