The Update | Salem Theater Unveils Season; Music Recitals at The Butler, YSU

SALEM, Ohio – Salem Community Theatre’s 2024-25 season will open with “Legally Blonde, the Musical” and includes “The Lion King Jr.”

Performances start at 7 p.m., with Sunday shows at 2 p.m. The theater is at 490 E. State St. For ticket information, call the box office at 330 332 9688 or go to

Here is the upcoming schedule:

  • “Legally Blonde, the Musical,” Sept. 12-15. The familiar and upbeat story of a sorority girl who finds her strength as she blossoms into a lawyer.
  • “Spiders Wed,” Oct. 25-27. This Agatha Christie story is a blend of suspense and humor. It centers around the wife of a diplomat who is adept at spinning tales of adventure. When a murder takes place in her drawing room, she enlists the help of her guests to dispose of the body before her husband and an important politician arrive.
  • “A Christmas Carol,” Dec. 12-15. The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge is a holiday tradition at Salem Community Theatre.
  • “The Foreigner,” March 21-23. Dull and doleful Charlie Baker takes a fishing trip to a Southern state, where he pretends he doesn’t speak English so the locals will not bother him in this comedy.
  • “The Lion King Jr.,” May 8-11: The African savanna comes to life in this youth production.
  • “Cinderella,” July 10-13: The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, based on the classic fairy tale.

Free Recitals at The Butler, Kilcawley Center 

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Music at Noon Series at The Butler Institute of American Art will continue at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, with a free performance by the Dana School of Music Clarinet Studio.

Students of the Piano Area of the Dana will present an evening of music that same night at 7:30 p.m. in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center.

Admission to both events is free.

Equal Pay Day Mixer at Coaches

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business and Professional Women will recognize Equal Pay Day with a mixer from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Coaches Burger Bar, 5529 Mahoning Ave.

Admission is $10 and can be paid in advance by emailing Heavy appetizers will be included, and a cash bar will be available, featuring a signature red martini. 

The guest speaker will be Valarie A. Nash of 821 Consulting.

The event will highlight legislative solutions to ending unfair pay practices. Attendees are encouraged to wear red to symbolize how far women and minorities are “in the red” with their pay. The public is encouraged to attend.

Equal Pay Day was first started in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity to bring awareness to demonstrate wage inequities between men and women.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.