The Update | Canfield High Drama Club Presents ‘Chicago’

CANFIELD, Ohio – Canfield Players will present “Chicago” for four performances this weekend at the Canfield High School auditorium.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 30 to April 1; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2. General admission tickets are $15 ($10 for students). Tickets can be purchased at the door with cash or a check payable to Canfield Players.

The cast features Natalee Balestra as Roxie Hart and Abby Ambrose as Velma Kelly.

“We are thrilled to have such dedicated and talented students to take on this iconic show,” said director Tyler Moliterno. “The fine line between fame and infamy is explored with the stunning depth in Natalee’s and Abby’s portrayals. They are surrounded by an ensemble that explodes with energy the second the curtain opens.”

Danielle Mentzer is the choreographer. The performance will include a live band, conducted by music director Kate Del, and musicians Evan Barrett, Joey Callard, DJ Colella, Sherry Goddard, Tim Harker, Hayden Nottingham, Kyle O’Donnell, Tim Tuite, Vinny Vivacqua and Laura Volenik.

Spring on Park Art Show and Sale

WARREN, Ohio – The annual Spring on Park show and sale will take place Saturday, March 25, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Art on Park gallery, 180 N. Park Ave. Admission is free.

Participating artists are James Hardy, Cassandra Waskin, Courtney Waskin, Joy Cotton, Steve Ehret, Kathryn Infante, Rebecca Bender, George Nelson, James Shuttic, Jacquelyn Bader, Beth Carson, Jessica Matusky, Pete Vouvounas, Jacqueline Vouvounas, Carmen Denno, Malorie Martin, AirC images, Terry Polonsky, Rachel E. Hathhorn, Mark Cappabianco, Susan Griffin, Joe Gergley, Michele Coe, Niki Frenchko, Lola Frenchko, Steven Bunetta, Don Dipiero, Shannon Fee, Sara Rex, Jersee Hogue, Eric Gargano, Elliott G. Lengel, Samandra Lynne, Jeffrey Puccini, Nikki Puccini, Apryle Elizabeth, Sara Lee and Dovey Wuvey.

‘Simply the Horse’ Art Exhibit at the Hoyt

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Arts & Education at the Hoyt’s latest exhibition, “Simply the Horse,” by Warren artist Nancy E. McLean, is on display through May 7.

McLean is a wildlife artist who specializes in pastels. She studied art and art history at Thiel College.

She has published a hardcover book of her horse drawings, titled “Heavenly Creatures: The Horse in Art and Words.” She is also a writer who recently completed her 11th novel.

African Choral Ensemble Coming to Sharon

SHARON, Pa. – Essence of Joy choral ensemble of the Penn State University (main campus) School of Music will come to the PSU Shenango Campus Auditorium, 147 Shenango Ave., Sharon, Pa., at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. $5.

The ensemble’s visit is sponsored by PSU Shenango, as well as community partners ACTS and HopeCAT.

One of seven choral ensembles at PSU, Essence of Joy performs sacred and secular music from the African and African American traditions. Directed by emeritus professor of music education and former Penn State laureate Anthony Leach, the choir features undergraduate and graduate students from many academic and music programs at Penn State. 

As part of the ensemble’s visit to the Valley, a special vocal workshop for local high school students will take place at 4 p.m. April 4 at ACTS. Students who attend will be invited to perform with Essence at a separate event. Interested students should contact their high school choral director to register for the event.

Pictured at top: A scene from Canfield High School’s production of “Chicago.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.