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‘Drawer Boy’ Captivates at the Youngstown Playhouse

By J.E. Ballantyne Jr.YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It is not often that I find myself so totally involved in a show, as an audience member, that I lose track of time and place. That was the case, however, Friday night at the Youngstown Play•house watching the opening performance of The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey. Directed […]

By J.E. Ballantyne Jr.YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It is not often that I find myself so totally involved in a show, as an audience member, that I lose track of time and place. That was the case, however, Friday night at the Youngstown Play•house watching the opening performance of The Drawer...

Stambaugh Auditorium Hosts Christmas Madrigal Dec. 7

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Stambaugh Auditorium will host a Christmas Madrigal dinner and shows Dec. 7 performed by Tapestries of Ohio, Inc.  Dinner will be served in the Anne K. Christman Hall, featuring roasted pork, herb-crusted chicken, potato medley, wild rice blend and strawberry rhubarb crisp. Beverages will be provided and a cash bar will be […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Stambaugh Auditorium will host a Christmas Madrigal dinner and shows Dec. 7 performed by Tapestries of Ohio, Inc.  Dinner will be served in the Anne K. Christman Hall, featuring roasted pork, herb-crusted chicken, potato medley, wild rice blend and strawberry rhubarb crisp. Beverages will be provided and...

YSU Exhibit Features High Schoolers’ Mail Art

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The third annual High School Mail Art Show at Youngstown State University will feature more than 150 postcard-sized works from local students. The exhibit at the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery in Bliss Hall is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mail art is a movement that started in the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The third annual High School Mail Art Show at Youngstown State University will feature more than 150 postcard-sized works from local students. Artwork by Darby Miller of Mercer High School. The exhibit at the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery in Bliss Hall is open 8 a.m. to 5...

Trace Adkins Coming to Packard Music Hall

WARREN – Country music artist Trace Adkins will come to Packard Music Hall on April 16 for a 7:30 p.m. concert. Tickets for the show, part of Adkins’ Don’t Stop tour, range from $42 to $88 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 8 at Ticketmaster.com and at the Packard box office, 1703 Mahoning […]

WARREN – Country music artist Trace Adkins will come to Packard Music Hall on April 16 for a 7:30 p.m. concert. Tickets for the show, part of Adkins’ Don’t Stop tour, range from $42 to $88 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 8 at Ticketmaster.com and at the...

‘The Drawer Boy’ Opens for Two-Weekend Run at Playhouse

YOUNGSTOWN – “The Drawer Boy” will open this weekend at the  Youngstown Playhouse for a two-weekend run. Performances of the comedy-drama, which will be presented in the Moyer Room of the theater, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 9, 15 and 16; and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17. “The Drawer Boy” by […]

YOUNGSTOWN – “The Drawer Boy” will open this weekend at the  Youngstown Playhouse for a two-weekend run. Performances of the comedy-drama, which will be presented in the Moyer Room of the theater, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 9, 15 and 16; and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and...

Entertainment Digest | Week of Nov. 4

John Denver Tribute Artist Coming to Packard WARREN – Ted Vigil, a John Denver tribute artist, will come to Packard Music Hall on Nov. 14 for a 7 p.m. concert. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling 330 841 2931 or at Ticketmaster.com. All seats are general admission. A Seattle native, Vigil bears […]

John Denver Tribute Artist Coming to Packard WARREN – Ted Vigil, a John Denver tribute artist, will come to Packard Music Hall on Nov. 14 for a 7 p.m. concert. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling 330 841 2931 or at Ticketmaster.com. All seats are general admission....

‘Rockin’ Horribles’ Offers Tricks and Treats at Rust Belt Theatre

By J.E.Ballantyne Jr.YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Halloween may be over but if you are still looking for some Halloween themed fun, then visit the Rust Belt Theatre on Mahoning Avenue. The resident theater at the Calvin Center has brought back last years hit, “Rockin’ Horribles,” by Robert Dennick Joki. Although not a show for the kids, […]

By J.E.Ballantyne Jr.YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Halloween may be over but if you are still looking for some Halloween themed fun, then visit the Rust Belt Theatre on Mahoning Avenue. The resident theater at the Calvin Center has brought back last years hit, "Rockin’ Horribles," by Robert Dennick Joki. Although not...

Stambaugh, Robins Theatre Announce Shows for 2020

Newsboys Coming to Stambaugh Auditorium YOUNGSTOWN – Christian pop supergroup Newsboys will bring the 2020 leg of its Greatness of Our God tour to Stambaugh Auditorium on March 12, with opening acts Mandisa and Adam Agee. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 8 at StambaughAuditorium.com, by phone at 330 259 0555 and […]

Newsboys Coming to Stambaugh Auditorium YOUNGSTOWN – Christian pop supergroup Newsboys will bring the 2020 leg of its Greatness of Our God tour to Stambaugh Auditorium on March 12, with opening acts Mandisa and Adam Agee. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 8 at StambaughAuditorium.com, by phone...

Elevating a Classic: A Fresh Take on ‘South Pacific’

Todd Hancock is used to staging professional-grade productions with his Easy Street Productions. Still, he says, there is something different about the collaborations between Easy Street and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. Tomorrow and Sunday, Easy Street and the YSO will again team up for the concert version of “South Pacific,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s landmark musical, […]

Todd Hancock is used to staging professional-grade productions with his Easy Street Productions. Still, he says, there is something different about the collaborations between Easy Street and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. Tomorrow and Sunday, Easy Street and the YSO will again team up for the concert version of “South Pacific,”...

‘Rockin’ Horribles’ Returns to Rust Belt with New Faces

YOUNGSTOWN – “The Rockin’ Horribles” generated so much buzz when it premiered last year that Rust Belt Theater Co. is bringing it back for Round 2. The sophomore version of the musical comedy – which may or may not bear a strong if not spoofy resemblance to another “Rocky” show – features a mostly new […]

YOUNGSTOWN – “The Rockin’ Horribles” generated so much buzz when it premiered last year that Rust Belt Theater Co. is bringing it back for Round 2. The sophomore version of the musical comedy – which may or may not bear a strong if not spoofy resemblance to another “Rocky” show...