Robins Theatre Concert Adds Local Talent

WARREN, Ohio – A trio of homegrown talent have been added to the bill for the Robins Theatre grand opening concert on Jan. 9, with headliner Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Warren natives Cheryl Warfield, an opera singer; Dana Morgan, a concert pianist; and Dennis Drummond, a Nashville-based guitarist who appeared on NBC’s “The Voice,” will take the stage before the rocking throwback big-band swing act.

“We are very proud to present some amazing talent from our own community during our grand opening,” said Ken Haidaris, president of Sunrise Entertainment, which will manage the events at the newly renovated Robins. 

The theater just off Courthouse Square has been restored by Mark Marvin and the Downtown Development Group. Built in the 1920, the theater has been unused since 1974.

Warfield, a soprano, has performed over 15 lead roles in the standard operatic repertoire. 

Morgan has won numerous awards of achievement. In 2014, she placed as a finalist in the Washington International Piano Artists Competition, receiving the Audience Award, Press Jury Award, Best Performance of a Beethoven Work and Best Performance of a Classical Work.

Drummond began playing around northeast Ohio at an early age. Since moving to Nashville in 2012, he has worked as a songwriter, as well as a touring and recording artist with other musicians and his own band.

Since his stint on Season 13 of “The Voice,” he has been writing and recording new music of his own, with hopes to release it soon.

Tickets are available at, by phone at 234 430 0005 and at the box office, 160 E. Market St., weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Pictured: Dennis Drummond, Warren native and “The Voice” contestant.

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