The Update | Hopewell, Millennial Theaters Unveil 2023-24 Season

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The 2023-24 season at Hopewell Theatre, which includes shows by its tenant, Millennial Theatre Company, will include the musicals “Sweeney Todd,” “Cabaret” and four other titles.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. The theater is at 702 Mahoning Ave.

For information or tickets, call 330 746 5455.

Here is the schedule:

  • “Grace & Glorie,” Hopewell Theatre, Aug. 25-Sept. 3.
  • “Sweeney Todd,” Millennial Theatre Company, Oct. 20-29.
  • “Exit, Pursued by a Bear,” Hopewell, Dec. 8-17.
  • “Cabaret,” Millennial, Jan. 19-28.
  • “It Shoulda Been You,” Millennial, May 17-28.
  • “Rabbit Hole,” Hopewell, June 14-23.

The Tenors Vocal Group Coming to Robins

WARREN, Ohio – The Tenors vocal group will come to the Robins Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 12, for a 7 p.m. concert.

Tickets range from $69 to $29 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at and the box office, 160 E. Market St. A presale for members of Friends of the Robins Theatre will start at 10 a.m. Thursday.

With distinctive harmonies, the act reimagines hit songs and blends classical music, contemporary pop, classic rock, folk and original songs.

Paisley House Fundraiser Seeks Donors

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Rock the Ages, a fundraiser event for Paisley House and Senior Support Action Group, will take place Saturday, Sept. 23, at DeBartolo Commons at Southern Park Mall. 

Hours are noon to 6 p.m.

The event will include bocce, a longest drive contest, a basket raffle, vendors, music, food and drink.

Businesses or individuals interested in donating gift certificates, baskets or auction items are asked to call 330 501 9062 or email

Theater Sets ‘Margaritaville’ Auditions

WARREN, Ohio – Kent Trumbull Theatre will hold auditions for its November production of “Escape to Margaritaville” on Aug. 29 and 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. 

Sign up HERE for a one-hour time slot (four persons per hour). Individuals interested in submitting a video audition should contact the director at

Auditionees must come prepared with about a minute of music that showcases their voice and abilities. Something in the realm of ’70s or ’80’s rock or country is preferred, or anything from the Jimmy Buffett catalog. Also be prepared to move and execute choreography.

Readings from the script will comprise the acting portion. Auditionees do not need to be a student. All roles are open to the public.

Cirque Musica Coming to Packard Hall

WARREN, Ohio – Cirque Musica, a holiday show, will come to Packard Music Hall on Dec. 17.

Tickets range from $96.50 to $42 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at and the Packard box office. An online only presale will take place from 10 a.m. Tuesday to 10 p.m. Thursday; use the password PACKARD.

The show includes acrobats, aerialists and plenty of hijinks, set to classic holiday music.

Hotworx Fitness Center Will Open This Year

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Hotworx fitness center will open this fall in Tiffany Crossings Plaza.

A lease has been signed and construction will soon begin on a space in the plaza. 

Adrienne Handel is the owner of the local franchise, which will be the first Hotworx in the Mahoning Valley.

The 1,600-square-foot fitness studio will be outfitted with seven infrared saunas offering isometric workouts and other exercises, FX zone and an array of fitness retail items.

Hotworx is a 24-hour Infrared Fitness Studio franchise. There are more than 500 worldwide. It sets itself apart from other fitness studios with its 3D training method combining heat, infrared energy and exercise.

All Hotworx workouts are taught by a virtual instructor enabling members to book workouts 24/7 through the app.

A membership presale will start soon. For information and special rates, follow the business on Instagram at @HOTWORXYOUNGSTOWN.

NAACP Event with Seafood Boil, Art Auction

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The NAACP Youngstown/Mahoning County will hold a scholarship fundraising event titled “Cruizn’ into Fall” on Sunday, Sept. 24, from noon to 7 p.m. at DOPE Cider House, 460 E. Federal St., downtown.

The beach-themed event will feature live music, a classic car show and an art auction. Violinist Jerald Daemyon will be the featured musical guest, with a special R&B guest performer. 

The car show will feature local car clubs Royal Rides and the B.O.P Club.

Works of art by artist Maple Turner will be auctioned. Guests will be treated to a Southern-style seafood boil.

Guests must bring lawn chairs. Tickets are $65, or two for $120. Call the NAACP at 330 782 9777.

Pictured at top: The Hopewell Theater and Millennial Theatre Company will present six plays and musicals in the upcoming season at Hopewell’s facility on Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.