The Update | Disney On Ice Will Return to Covelli Centre

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Disney On Ice will return to the Covelli Centre on Dec. 7-10 for seven performances.

Tickets range from $82 to $22 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at and the Covelli box office.

An online-only presale will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, and run through 11:59 p.m. Aug. 21. Use the password D2PLV3.

Here is the performance schedule:

  • Dec. 7: 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 8: 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 9: 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 10: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The show, titled “Into the Magic,” features hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, who bring audiences on an expedition across raging seas, snow-covered mountains and the marigold bridge with characters from the Disney movies “Moana,” “Frozen,” “Coco,” “Beauty and the Beast” and others.

Millennial Theatre Sets ‘Sweeney Todd’ Auditions

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Auditions for Millennial Theatre Company’s October production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” will take place Thursday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 19, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Hopewell Theatre, 702 Mahoning Ave.

Rehearsals will begin Aug. 21 and run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hopewell Theatre. Performances will be Oct. 20-22 and 27-29 at the Hopewell.

All actors will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including the Omicron-specific booster, if eligible. Proof of vaccination will be required before the first rehearsal. Additional information can be found HERE. For information, email [email protected].

Auditionees (ages 16 and up) should prepare a 30- to 60-second cut of a song in the style of the show. An accompanist and speaker will be provided. There will also be a cold read from the script. All roles are open. Headshot and résumé are encouraged but not required. Joe Asente is the director; Rosie Bresson and Cari Auth are musical directors.

Ghost Walk Seeks Actors

WARREN, Ohio – Auditions for actors for the annual Ghost Walk will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16 and 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 19 at Art on Park, 180 N. Park Ave., on Courthouse Square.

To schedule an audition, call or text director Barbara Root at 330 718 3759.

Ghost Walk, presented by the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County and the Trumbull County Historical Society, will take place Oct. 13-14 and 20-21. Actors depict ghostly scenes from Warren’s past along the route of the walk.

Western Reserve PBS CEO Dies

KENT, Ohio – David Rotterman, newly appointed president and CEO of PBS Western Reserve, died suddenly Aug. 9 of unknown causes. He was 59.

Rotterman was announced as the new leader of the organization on June 30, and his first day was July 17. The last day for Trina Cutter, retiring president and CEO, is scheduled for Aug. 31. 

Jeffery Good, chief education technology officer, will serve as interim general manager. He has served as a senior staff member of PBS Western Reserve for 17 years.

“We are stunned,” Cutter said. “Dave had quickly integrated himself into the PBS Western Reserve family with his kindness and sincerity, and we have lost a future of infinite possibilities with him at the helm. We are saddened by the loss. We are most fortunate to have a person with Jeff’s vast knowledge of PBS Western Reserve’s internal operations to step in.”

Rotterman, an Ohio native and former senior executive at Buffalo Toronto Public Media, held several positions during his 23 years there, and most recently served as senior vice president-chief content officer.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.